London Buses route 125

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Operator Arriva London
Garage Edmonton Green (EC)
Palmers Green (AD)
Vehicle DAF DB250LF 10.2m / Alexander ALX400
Alexander Dennis Enviro400
Peak vehicle requirement 13
Start Finchley Central station
Via Southgate
Hampden Square
North Finchley
End Winchmore Hill
Length 8 miles (13 km)
Level Daily
Frequency 10-15 minutes
Journey time 25-59 minutes
Operates 05:50 until 01:45

London Buses route 125 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Finchley Central station and Winchmore Hill, it is operated by Arriva London.


Route 125 commenced operatng in 1937 and originally ran between Southgate station and North Finchley. In 1948, the route was extended to Golders Green. Later, the route was extended to Highlands Hospital. The route was later, further extended to Winchmore Hill. From 1950 onwards, various timetable modifications took place over the route including withdrawal of certain services on weekends or in the evenings. This included the withdrawal of service to Winchmore Hill on Sundays and the withdrawal of the route between Golders Green and North Finchley on evenings and weekends and subsequently its complete withdrawal. The service, for a short time ran to Oakwood on weekends as the 29A operating there, was withdrawn on weekends. Later the 298A succeeded the route 29A which ran daily. This allowed for the 125 to operate daily to Winchmore Hill.

On 12 April 1986 the route was extended from Winchmore Hill to Enfield Town. Upon being put out to tender, the route passed to Grey-Green on 14 November 1987 who operated second hand Volvo Citybuses from its Stamford Hill garage. On 2 February 1991, route 125 was extended to Finchley Central station replacing route 26. On 31 January 1998 as part of a reorganisation of Arriva's London operations, it was transferred to Arriva London's Palmers Green garage.

On 5 April 2003, it was converted to low floor operation with Plaxton President bodied DAF DB250LFs. Upon being re-tendered it was retained by Arriva London with a new contract commencing on 30 January 2010. Upon being re-tendered again, the route was awarded to Metroline's Potters Bar garage with the transfer to occur on 31 January 2015.[1]

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  1. ^ Tender News Bus Talk (Go-Ahead London) issue 29 August 2014

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