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Palmers Green Bus Garage (AD)

Arriva London Palmers Green Bus Garage

Arriva London Palmers Green Bus Garage

Details of Arriva London's Palmers Green Bus Garage, including Address, Allocation and History.

Palmers Green Bus Garage

Operator: Arriva London
Address: Regents Avenue, Palmers Green N13 5UR
Garage Code:  AD
Opened:  1912
Peak Vehicle Requirement: 81

Vehicle Types Operated

Alexander Dennis Enviro400
Alexander Dennis Enviro400H City
Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2
Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 3
Wrightbus Streetdeck

Garage History

Although now Palmers Green Bus Garage, the building was initially opened in October 1910 as an indoor roller skating rink called ‘Rosalies’.  

The purpose of the rink was to attract wealthy individuals to the area, hoping they would purchase new properties that were being constructed at the time. However, in 1912, the craze for roller skating died off and the owners were forced into bankruptcy.  

At around the same time, the London General Omnibus Company was preparing to extend their number 29 service to Southgate and to develop new services, which required garaging facilities in the area so they purchased the site and converted the existing buildings.

The building has seen constant use as a bus garage ever since, being modernised in 1952 and again in 1974.  Several operators have used the site over its life and, since 1998, it has been under the ownership of Arriva London.

A further addition to the site occurred in 2017 when 2 adjacent buildings were demolished to provide hard standing to the side of the existing garage.