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Route 153

Finsbury Park - Holloway - Barnsbury - Islington - Barbican - Moorgate

Temporarily curtailed at Moorgate and diverted away from Beech Street and Chiswell Street

Mondays to Fridays           Saturdays           Sundays

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Route record (places served and roads followed)

Note: This route is classed as high frequency, and as such controllers will endeavour to provide an even service rather than necessarily adhering exactly to the times shown.

153 Mondays to Fridays towards Moorgate      Other direction      Sat      Sun     


Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0455 0515 0535 0555 0610 0625 0638 0647 0656 0705 0714 0723 0735 0747 0759 0811 0823 0835
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0459 0519 0539 0559 0614 0629 0643 0652 0702 0711 0721 0730 0742 0754 0806 0818 0830 0842
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0506 0526 0546 0606 0622 0638 0652 0702 0712 0723 0733 0743 0755 0807 0819 0831 0843 0855
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0509 0529 0549 0609 0625 0642 0656 0707 0717 0728 0739 0749 0801 0813 0825 0837 0849 0901
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0515 0535 0555 0615 0632 0649 0704 0715 0726 0738 0749 0800 0812 0824 0836 0848 0900 0912
Barbican Station                        0516 0536 0556 0616 0633 0650 0705 0717 0728 0739 0751 0802 0814 0826 0838 0850 0902 0914
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               0521 0541 0601 0621 0639 0657 0713 0725 0737 0749 0801 0813 0825 0837 0849 0901 0913 0925

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0847 0859 0911 0923 0935 0947 0959 Then      11 23 35 47 59           1411 1423 1435 1446
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0854 0906 0918 0930 0942 0954 1006 every 12  18 30 42 54 06           1418 1430 1442 1453
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0907 0919 0931 0943 0955 1006 1017 minutes   29 41 53 05 17           1429 1442 1454 1505
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0913 0925 0937 0949 1001 1012 1023 at these  35 47 59 11 23 until     1435 1448 1500 1512
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0924 0936 0948 1000 1011 1022 1033 minutes   45 57 09 21 33           1445 1458 1510 1522
Barbican Station                        0926 0938 0950 1002 1013 1024 1035 past      47 59 11 23 35           1447 1500 1512 1524
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               0937 0949 1001 1013 1024 1035 1046 the hour  58 10 22 34 46           1458 1511 1523 1535

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1457 1509 1520 Then      32 44 56 08 20           1832 1844 1856 1908 1923 1938 1953 2008
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1505 1516 1528 every 12  40 52 04 16 28           1840 1852 1903 1915 1929 1944 1959 2013
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1517 1529 1541 minutes   53 05 17 29 41           1853 1904 1915 1926 1940 1954 2008 2022
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1524 1536 1548 at these  00 12 24 36 48 until     1900 1911 1921 1932 1946 2000 2013 2027
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1534 1546 1558 minutes   10 22 34 46 58           1910 1920 1930 1941 1954 2007 2020 2034
Barbican Station                        1536 1548 1600 past      12 24 36 48 00           1912 1922 1932 1942 1955 2009 2022 2035
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               1548 1600 1612 the hour  24 36 48 00 12           1924 1934 1943 1953 2005 2018 2031 2043

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    2023 2038 2053 Then      13 33 53       2353
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    2028 2043 2058 every 20  18 38 58       2358
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              2036 2051 2106 minutes   26 46 06       0006
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             2041 2056 2111 at these  31 51 11 until 0011
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        2047 2102 2117 minutes   37 57 17       0017
Barbican Station                        2048 2103 2118 past      38 58 18       0018
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               2056 2111 2126 the hour  46 06 26       0026

153 Mondays to Fridays towards Finsbury Park      Other direction      Sat      Sun     


Moorgate, Finsbury Square               0505 0525 0545 0605 0620 0635 0650 0700 0710 0721 0731 0741 0753 0805 0817 0829 0841 0853
Barbican Station                        0510 0530 0550 0610 0625 0641 0656 0707 0718 0729 0739 0750 0802 0814 0826 0838 0850 0902
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0512 0532 0552 0612 0627 0643 0658 0709 0720 0731 0742 0753 0805 0817 0829 0841 0853 0905
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0517 0537 0557 0617 0633 0649 0706 0717 0729 0741 0753 0804 0816 0828 0840 0852 0904 0916
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0520 0540 0600 0620 0636 0653 0709 0721 0733 0745 0757 0809 0821 0833 0845 0857 0909 0921
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     0526 0546 0606 0626 0643 0700 0718 0730 0743 0756 0809 0821 0833 0845 0857 0909 0921 0933
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0530 0550 0610 0630 0648 0706 0724 0737 0750 0804 0817 0830 0842 0854 0906 0918 0930 0942

Moorgate, Finsbury Square               0905 0917 0929 0941 0953 1005 Then      17 29 41 53 05           1429 1440 1450 1501 1511
Barbican Station                        0914 0926 0938 0950 1002 1013 every 12  25 37 49 01 13           1437 1448 1458 1509 1519
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0917 0929 0941 0953 1005 1016 minutes   28 40 52 04 16           1440 1451 1501 1512 1522
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0928 0940 0952 1004 1015 1026 at these  38 50 02 14 26 until     1450 1501 1512 1522 1533
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0933 0945 0957 1009 1020 1031 minutes   43 55 07 19 31           1455 1506 1517 1528 1539
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     0945 0957 1009 1021 1032 1043 past      55 07 19 31 43           1507 1518 1529 1540 1551
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0954 1006 1018 1030 1041 1052 the hour  04 16 28 40 52           1516 1528 1539 1550 1601

Moorgate, Finsbury Square               1521 Then      33 45 57 09 21           1833 1845 1857 1909 1924 1939 1954 2009 2024 2039
Barbican Station                        1529 every 12  41 53 05 17 29           1841 1853 1905 1917 1931 1946 2001 2016 2030 2045
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1532 minutes   44 56 08 20 32           1844 1856 1908 1919 1934 1948 2003 2018 2032 2047
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1543 at these  55 07 19 31 43 until     1855 1906 1917 1928 1942 1956 2010 2024 2038 2053
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1549 minutes   01 13 25 37 49           1901 1912 1923 1933 1947 2000 2014 2028 2041 2056
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     1602 past      14 26 38 50 02           1914 1924 1934 1944 1957 2010 2023 2036 2049 2104
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1612 the hour  24 36 48 00 12           1924 1934 1943 1952 2005 2017 2030 2042 2054 2109

Moorgate, Finsbury Square               2054 Then      14 34 54       0014
Barbican Station                        2100 every 20  20 40 00       0020
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        2102 minutes   22 42 02       0022
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             2108 at these  28 48 08 until 0028
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              2111 minutes   31 51 11       0031
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     2119 past      39 59 19       0039
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    2124 the hour  44 04 24       0044

153 Saturdays and Good Fridays towards Moorgate      Other direction      Mon-Fri      Sun    


Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0455 0515 0535 0555 0615 0635 0655 0715 0730 0745 0800 0815 0830 0839 0849 0859 0908 0920
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0459 0519 0539 0559 0619 0639 0659 0719 0734 0749 0804 0820 0835 0845 0855 0904 0914 0926
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0506 0526 0546 0606 0626 0646 0706 0726 0742 0757 0813 0829 0844 0854 0905 0915 0925 0937
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0509 0529 0549 0609 0629 0649 0709 0729 0745 0801 0817 0833 0849 0900 0910 0921 0931 0943
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0515 0535 0555 0615 0635 0655 0715 0736 0752 0808 0824 0841 0857 0908 0919 0929 0940 0952
Barbican Station                        0516 0536 0556 0616 0636 0656 0716 0737 0753 0809 0826 0842 0858 0909 0920 0931 0942 0954
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               0521 0541 0601 0621 0641 0701 0721 0742 0759 0816 0833 0850 0907 0919 0930 0942 0953 1005

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0932 Then      44 56 08 20 32           1120 1132 1144 1156 1208 1220 1232 1244 1256 1308
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0938 every 12  50 02 14 26 38           1126 1139 1151 1203 1215 1227 1239 1251 1303 1315
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0949 minutes   01 13 25 37 49           1137 1150 1202 1214 1226 1238 1250 1302 1314 1326
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0955 at these  07 19 31 43 55 until     1143 1156 1208 1220 1232 1244 1256 1308 1320 1332
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1004 minutes   16 28 40 52 04           1152 1205 1218 1230 1242 1254 1306 1318 1330 1342
Barbican Station                        1006 past      18 30 42 54 06           1154 1207 1220 1232 1244 1256 1308 1320 1332 1344
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               1017 the hour  29 41 53 05 17           1205 1218 1231 1244 1256 1308 1320 1332 1344 1356

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1320 Then      32 44 56 08 20           1756 1808 1820 1832 1844 1856 1908 1923 1938 1953
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1327 every 12  39 51 03 15 27           1803 1815 1827 1839 1851 1902 1914 1929 1944 1959
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1338 minutes   50 02 14 26 38           1814 1826 1837 1849 1900 1912 1924 1938 1953 2007
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1344 at these  56 08 20 32 44 until     1820 1832 1843 1855 1906 1918 1929 1943 1958 2012
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1354 minutes   06 18 30 42 54           1830 1841 1852 1904 1915 1926 1937 1951 2005 2019
Barbican Station                        1356 past      08 20 32 44 56           1832 1843 1854 1905 1916 1927 1938 1952 2006 2020
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               1408 the hour  20 32 44 56 08           1844 1855 1906 1916 1927 1937 1948 2002 2015 2029

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    2008 2023 2038 2053 Then      13 33 53       2353
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    2013 2028 2043 2058 every 20  18 38 58       2358
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              2022 2036 2051 2106 minutes   26 46 06       0006
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             2027 2041 2056 2111 at these  31 51 11 until 0011
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        2033 2047 2102 2117 minutes   37 57 17       0017
Barbican Station                        2034 2048 2103 2118 past      38 58 18       0018
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               2043 2056 2111 2126 the hour  46 06 26       0026

153 Saturdays and Good Fridays towards Finsbury Park      Other direction      Mon-Fri      Sun    


Moorgate, Finsbury Square               0505 0525 0545 0605 0625 0645 0705 0720 0735 0750 0805 0820 0831 0842 0853 0904 0915 0926
Barbican Station                        0510 0530 0550 0610 0630 0650 0710 0725 0740 0755 0811 0826 0837 0849 0900 0911 0923 0934
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0512 0532 0552 0612 0632 0652 0712 0727 0742 0758 0813 0828 0840 0851 0903 0914 0926 0937
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0517 0537 0557 0617 0637 0657 0717 0732 0748 0804 0819 0835 0847 0859 0911 0922 0934 0946
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0520 0540 0600 0620 0640 0700 0720 0735 0751 0807 0823 0839 0851 0903 0915 0927 0939 0951
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     0526 0546 0606 0626 0646 0706 0726 0742 0758 0815 0831 0847 0900 0912 0925 0937 0950 1002
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0530 0550 0610 0630 0650 0710 0730 0746 0803 0820 0837 0854 0907 0919 0932 0945 0958 1011

Moorgate, Finsbury Square               0938 Then      50 02 14 26 38           1126 1138 1150 1202 1214 1226 1238 1250 1302 1314
Barbican Station                        0946 every 12  58 10 22 34 46           1134 1146 1158 1210 1222 1234 1246 1258 1310 1322
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0949 minutes   01 13 25 37 49           1137 1149 1201 1213 1225 1237 1249 1301 1313 1325
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0958 at these  10 22 34 46 58 until     1146 1158 1211 1223 1235 1247 1259 1311 1323 1335
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1003 minutes   15 27 39 51 03           1151 1203 1216 1228 1240 1252 1304 1316 1328 1340
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     1014 past      26 38 50 02 14           1202 1215 1227 1240 1252 1304 1316 1328 1340 1352
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1023 the hour  35 47 59 11 23           1211 1224 1236 1249 1301 1313 1325 1337 1349 1401

Moorgate, Finsbury Square               1326 Then      38 50 02 14 26           1750 1802 1814 1826 1838 1850 1902 1914 1929 1944
Barbican Station                        1334 every 12  46 58 10 22 34           1758 1810 1822 1833 1845 1857 1909 1921 1936 1950
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1337 minutes   49 01 13 25 37           1801 1813 1824 1836 1848 1900 1911 1923 1938 1953
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1347 at these  59 11 23 35 47 until     1811 1822 1834 1845 1856 1908 1919 1931 1945 1959
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1352 minutes   04 16 28 40 52           1816 1827 1838 1850 1901 1912 1923 1934 1948 2003
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     1404 past      16 28 40 52 04           1828 1839 1850 1900 1911 1922 1933 1944 1958 2011
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1413 the hour  25 37 49 01 13           1837 1847 1858 1908 1919 1929 1940 1950 2004 2017

Moorgate, Finsbury Square               1959 2014 2029 2044 2059 2114 Then      34 54 14       0014
Barbican Station                        2005 2020 2035 2050 2105 2120 every 20  40 00 20       0020
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        2007 2022 2037 2052 2107 2122 minutes   42 02 22       0022
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             2014 2028 2043 2058 2113 2128 at these  48 08 28 until 0028
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              2017 2031 2046 2101 2116 2131 minutes   51 11 31       0031
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     2025 2039 2054 2109 2124 2139 past      59 19 39       0039
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    2031 2044 2059 2114 2129 2144 the hour  04 24 44       0044

153 Sundays/Public Holidays (not Christmas Day or Boxing Day) towards Moorgate      Other direction      Mon-Fri      Sat    


Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0640 0700 0720 0740 0800 0820 0840 0855 0907 0918 0929 0940 0952 1004 1016 1028 1040 1052
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0644 0704 0724 0744 0804 0824 0844 0859 0911 0922 0934 0945 0957 1009 1021 1033 1045 1057
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0651 0711 0731 0751 0811 0831 0851 0906 0919 0931 0943 0954 1006 1018 1030 1042 1054 1106
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0654 0714 0734 0754 0814 0834 0854 0910 0924 0936 0949 1000 1012 1024 1036 1048 1100 1112
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0700 0720 0740 0800 0820 0840 0900 0916 0930 0943 0956 1007 1019 1031 1043 1055 1107 1119
Barbican Station                        0701 0721 0741 0801 0821 0841 0901 0918 0932 0945 0958 1009 1021 1033 1045 1057 1109 1121
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               0706 0726 0746 0806 0826 0846 0906 0924 0939 0953 1007 1018 1030 1042 1054 1106 1118 1130

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1104 Then      16 28 40 52 04           1852 1905 1921 1937 1953 2008 2023 2038 2053 2113
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1109 every 12  21 33 45 57 09           1857 1910 1926 1942 1958 2013 2028 2043 2058 2118
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1118 minutes   30 42 54 06 18           1906 1918 1934 1950 2006 2021 2036 2051 2106 2126
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1124 at these  36 48 00 12 24 until     1912 1924 1940 1955 2011 2026 2041 2056 2111 2131
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1131 minutes   43 55 07 19 31           1919 1931 1946 2002 2017 2032 2047 2102 2117 2137
Barbican Station                        1133 past      45 57 09 21 33           1921 1933 1948 2003 2018 2033 2048 2103 2118 2138
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               1142 the hour  54 06 18 30 42           1930 1942 1957 2012 2027 2041 2056 2111 2126 2146

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    2133 Then      53 13 33       2353
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    2138 every 20  58 18 38       2358
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              2146 minutes   06 26 46       0006
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             2151 at these  11 31 51 until 0011
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        2157 minutes   17 37 57       0017
Barbican Station                        2158 past      18 38 58       0018
Moorgate, Finsbury Square               2206 the hour  26 46 06       0026

153 Sundays/Public Holidays (not Christmas Day or Boxing Day) towards Finsbury Park      Other direction     Mon-Fri      Sat   


Moorgate, Finsbury Square               0650 0710 0730 0750 0810 0825 0840 0852 0904 0916 Then      28 40 52 04 16           1852
Barbican Station                        0655 0715 0735 0755 0815 0830 0845 0858 0911 0924 every 12  36 48 00 12 24           1900
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0657 0717 0737 0757 0817 0832 0848 0901 0914 0927 minutes   39 51 03 15 27           1903
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0702 0722 0742 0802 0822 0837 0853 0907 0920 0934 at these  46 58 10 22 34 until     1910
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0705 0725 0745 0805 0825 0840 0857 0911 0925 0939 minutes   51 03 15 27 39           1915
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     0711 0731 0751 0811 0831 0846 0903 0918 0932 0947 past      59 11 23 35 47           1923
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0715 0735 0755 0815 0835 0850 0908 0923 0938 0953 the hour  05 17 29 41 53           1929

Moorgate, Finsbury Square               1905 1921 1937 1953 2009 2024 2039 2054 Then      14 34 54       0014
Barbican Station                        1912 1928 1943 1959 2015 2030 2045 2100 every 20  20 40 00       0020
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1915 1930 1946 2001 2017 2032 2047 2102 minutes   22 42 02       0022
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1922 1937 1952 2007 2023 2038 2053 2108 at these  28 48 08 until 0028
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1926 1941 1956 2011 2026 2041 2056 2111 minutes   31 51 11       0031
Holloway Holloway Road/Loraine Road     1934 1949 2004 2019 2034 2049 2104 2119 past      39 59 19       0039
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1940 1955 2009 2024 2039 2054 2109 2124 the hour  44 04 24       0044

Note: On Boxing Day, a Sunday service applies, although there may be some differences from the normal Sunday timetable. There is no service on Christmas Day.

Operated by CT Plus for London Buses.

Temporary diversion away from Beech Street introduced 21/06/14. Temporary curtailment to Moorgate continued. Temporary timetable as 27/07/13.

Route record

Finsbury Park - Holloway - Barnsbury - Islington - Barbican - Moorgate
Finsbury Park Station Station Place - Stroud Green Road - Seven Sisters Road - Isledon Road - Tollington Road - Holloway - Holloway Road - Holloway Road Station - Holloway Road - Palmer Place - Mackenzie Road - Westbourne Road - Arundel Square - Offord Road - Barnsbury - Hemingford Road - Copenhagen Street - Barnsbury Road - Tolpuddle Street - Liverpool Road - Islington High Street - Angel Station - St John Street - Clerkenwell Road - Goswell Road - Aldersgate Street - Barbican Station - Aldersgate Street - London Wall - Moorgate Station - Finsbury Pavement - Finsbury Square - Moorgate Finsbury Square
The section in red shows the diversion routeing. The normal routeing is via Beech Street - Chiswell Street - Finsbury Pavement - South Place - Eldon Street - Liverpool Street - Liverpool Street Station Bus Station, though a long term diversion meant that buses had been running from Eldon Street via Blomfield Street - London Wall - Old Broad Street to Liverpool Street Station Bus Station

Moorgate - Barbican - Islington - Barnsbury - Holloway - Finsbury Park Row
Moorgate Finsbury Square - Finsbury Square - Finsbury Pavement - Moorgate Station - London Wall - Aldersgate Street - Barbican Station - Aldersgate Street - Goswell Road - Clerkenwell Road - St John Street - Angel Station - Liverpool Road - Tolpuddle Street - Barnsbury Road - Copenhagen Street - Hemingford Road - Barnsbury - Offord Road - Arundel Square - Westbourne Road - Mackenzie Road - Liverpool Road - Holloway Road - Holloway Road Station - Holloway Road - Holloway - Seven Sisters Road - Finsbury Park Station Station Place
The section in red shows the diversion routeing. The normal routeing is from Liverpool Street Station Bus Station via Liverpool Street - Blomfield Street - London Wall - Moorgate - Moorgate Station - Moorgate - Finsbury Pavement - Chiswell Street - Beech Street -, though a long term diversion meant that buses had been departing from Liverpool Street Station Bus Station via Old Broad Street and a longer section of London Wall.

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