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London Buses route 32

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Cricklewood Broadway, The Crown. TE1104. Route 32 to Kilburn Park Station.jpg
AD Trident-AD-2011 (No.TE1104, LK60AHU, Metroline)
GarageCricklewood (W)
VehicleTEH - AD Trident ~ AD Enviro 400
Peak vehicle requirement18
ViaEdgware Road
EndKilburn Park
Length7 miles (11 km)
Frequency9-13 minutes
Journey time57 r 69 pm peak
Operates05:05 until 00:40

London Buses route 32 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Edgware and Kilburn Park station, it is operated by Metroline.


13th June 1970 Route 142 Watford Junction Station – Kilburn Park Station was split into routes. Route 142 from Watford terminated at Edgware Station with Monday-Friday peak hours extension to Colindale. New Route 32 started at Edgware Station and ran along the Edgware Road over the 142 routing to terminate at Kilburn Park Station, and was operated by Cricklewood Garage (W) Routemaster (RM), 21 Monday-Friday, 20 Saturday & 7 Sunday.[1] [2]

Sundays from January 1971 saw the introduction of a Hendon Garage (AE) allocation of an additional 3 RMs. This only lasted 2 months: on 13th March 1971 Route 32 became part of the OPO (one person operated) conversion program with the Daimler DMS taking over the service from Cricklewood Garage (W). 20 Monday-Friday, 18 Saturday, & 10 Sunday. 6th June 1980 and fully converted to Metrobus (M), but with a reduced allocation, Monday-Friday 15, Saturday 14 & Sunday 8. A Monday-Friday peak hour bifurcation at Colindale to Mill Hill Broadway via Grahame Park was introduction with an increased M vehicle requirement to 18 Monday-Friday in April 1981. [1] [2]

There were no further changes until January 1991 when the route was re-allocated to Edgware Garage (EW) with a changed requirement of 15 Monday-Friday, 12 Saturday & 7 Sunday. This lasted until July 1996 when the Mill Hill bifurcation was withdrawn and the allocation returning to Cricklewood Garage (W) with a single deck conversion to Dennis Lances, 10 Monday-Friday, 11 Saturday, 8 Sunday and then back to double deck vehicles in the guise of TAs, 11 Monday-Saturday & 8 Sunday from October 2000.[3]

Contract Tendering [4][edit]

The service was first contracted from 1st February 2003 with Metroline at Cricklewood Garage (W) operating TA vehicles, 16 Monday-Friday, 17 Saturday & 11 Sunday. The first contract renewal was also awarded to Metroline and started October 2009 [5], with an additional vehicle used on each day of the week. After this 5 year award an extension of 2 years was given. The next 5 year contract award followed in October 2016 with Metroline again being successful using the same number of vehicles in service but converted to TEH. [6] [3]

Current route[edit]

Route 32 operates via these primary locations:[7]

  • Edgware bus station
  • Burnt Oak Broadway
  • Colindale
  • West Hendon
  • Staples Corner
  • Cricklewood
  • Kilburn station London Underground
  • Brondesbury station London Overground
  • Kilburn High Road station London Overground
  • Kilburn Park station (Bakerloo Line) London Underground 12px


  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.londonbuses.co.uk/_routes/current/032.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ian Armstrong. London Transport Allocation Book. London Transport. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ian Armstrong. http://www.londonbuses.co.uk/_routes/current/032.html
  4. "Transport for London Contract Tendering" (PDF).
  5. Bus tender results Route 32 Transport for London 19 March 2009
  6. Bus tender results Route 32 Transport for London 9 February 2016
  7. Route 32 Map Transport for London

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