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Route
Start New Barnet Station
Via High Barnet, Hadley Highstone, Potters Bar, South Mimms, London Colney
End St Albans (St Peter's Street)
Length 15.0 miles
Operations
Operator Metroline
Garage Potters Bar
Vehicle ADL E200Dart 10.8m/ADL Enviro200
Peak vehicle requirement Mon-Fri: 9 (joint with 84A)
Sat: 5
Sun: 5 (joint with 84A)
Service
Journey time 50-71 mins
Frequency (in mins) Mon-Fri: 30-40 peaks, 30 day
Sat: 30
Sun: 60
No evening service

History Edit

At 3 May 1950: St Albans Garage to Arnos Grove via London Colney, South Mimms, St Albans Road, Barnet, Whetstone and Oakleigh Road; and extended during Mon-Sat peak hours and Sundays to Walthamstow (Crooked Billet) via Palmers Green and Edmonton

23 August 1969: Withdrawn between Barnet Hill and Walthamstow, and instead diverted to New Barnet Station

27 September 1980: Extended on Monday-Saturday from New Barnet to Arnos Grove via Church Hill Road, Osidge and Hampden Lane, replacing route 261

24 April 1982: Withdrawn between New Barnet and Arnos Grove. Revised to run under a London Service Agreement, thus route no longer part of the London Transport network, but still offering fares at LT levels

21 June 1986: Rerouted between South Mimms and Barnet via Potters Bar and Hadley Highstone, except for one peak hour journey in each direction

2 September 1989: School journeys from St Albans to New Greens Estate

28 October 1989: Revised in St Albans to terminate at City Station

3 October 1998: Revised in St Albans to terminate at St Peter's Street

4 April 2002: The journeys via St Albans Road revised to run on schooldays only

27 September 2014: Part of service diverted via St Albans City Station and renumbered 84A


Operators Edit

Route 84 has been operated by the following companies:

  • London Transport: before May 1950-23 April 1982
  • London Country: 24 April 1982-20 June 1986
  • London Buses: 21 June 1986-31 March 1989
  • London Northern/Metroline: 1 April 1989-present

Garages Edit

Route 84 has been operated from the following garages:

  • Palmers Green (AD): before May 1950-22 August 1969
  • Potters Bar (PB): before May 1950-23 April 1982; 21 June 1986-present
  • St Albans (SA): 24 April 1982-20 June 1986

Timetable information Edit

Earlier journeys may run on route 84A, see timetable (link below)

First bus from New Barnet: 0723 (0840 Saturdays, 0955 Sundays)

First bus from Potters Bar to St Albans: 0605 (0619 Saturdays, 1011 Sundays)

First bus from St Albans: 0650 (0805 Saturdays, 1103 Sundays)

First bus from South Mimms to New Barnet: 0557 (0801 Sundays)


Last bus from New Barnet to St Albans: 1753 (1805 Saturdays, 1650 Sundays)

Last bus from New Barnet to Potters Bar: 2000 (1905 Saturdays, 2330 Sundays)

Last bus from New Barnet to South Mimms: 2330 (1845 Saturdays, 2330 Sundays)

Last bus from St Albans to New Barnet: 1930 (1752 Saturdays, 1702 Sundays)

Last bus from St Albans to Potters Bar: 1930 (1910 Saturdays, 1802 Sundays)

Links Edit

Current timetable
Current route map
Zenfolio photo gallery
Timetable graveyard