Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AB
--
6NS
--
 
AV
12NS
11ST
16NS
13ST
 
CF
--
--
20STL
 
J
16NS
16NS
--
 
R
 
9LT+
--
     
1LT/25
 
 
V
7ST
--
--
 
X
--
--
7ST
Totals
 
46
47 + 1
40

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - Hounslow Station - Whitton - Twickenham - East Twickenham - Richmond - Kew Bridge - Turnham Green - Hammersmith - Kensington - Notting Hill Gate - Westbourne Grove - Paddington - Edgware Road Stn - Marylebone Road - Baker Street Stn - Warren Street Stn - Hampstead Road - Camden Town - Kentish Town - Tufnell Park - ARCHWAY STATION ( Suns ) - Highgate Stn - MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat )

1934 map

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

17.04.35
AB
--
6NS
--
 
AV
12NS
11ST
16NS
20ST
 
CF
--
--
20STL
 
J
16NS
16NS
--
 
R
 
10LT
--
 
V
7ST
--
--
Totals
 
46
48
40

Sunday Middle Row (X) allocation replaced by increase at Hounslow (AV)

02.10.35
AB
--
6NS
--
 
AV
12NS
11ST
16NS
20ST
 
J
16NS
16NS
--
 
R
 
10LT
--
 
V
7ST
--
--
 
X
--
--
20ST
Totals
 
46
48
40

Sunday only Chalk Farm (CF) allocation replaced by reinstated Middle Row (X)

08.04.36
AB
--
9NS
--
 
AV
17NS
6ST
14NS
20ST
 
CF
--
--
20STL
 
J
16NS
16NS
--
 
R
 
10LT
--
 
V
7ST
--
--
Totals
 
46
49
40

Sunday only Middle Row (X) allocation replaced by reinstated Chalk Farm (CF)

27.05.36
AV
13NS
10ST
14NS
20ST
 
CF
--
--
20STL
 
J
23NS
25NS
--
 
R
 
10LT
--
Totals
 
46
49
40

Twickenham (AB) and Turnham Green (V) allocations withdrawn

07.10.36
AV
14NS
9ST
14NS
20ST
 
J
23NS
25NS
--
 
R
 
10LT
--
 
X
--
--
20ST
Totals
 
46
49
40

Sunday only Chalk Farm (CF) allocation replaced by reinstated Middle Row (X)

17.02.37
AV
14NS
9ST
14NS
20ST
 
J
15LT
8ST
15LT
10ST
--
 
R
 
5LT
--
 
X
--
5ST
20ST
Totals
 
46
49
40

Saturday Middle Row (X) introduced - 5 workings transferred from Riverside (R)

24.03.37
AV
--
--
20ST
 
J
--
--
20STL

ARCHWAY - HOUNSLOW GARAGE ( Suns )
Mon-Sat service withdrawn - the Twickenham to Hounslow section replaced by Route 33

13.12.39
AB
--
--
4STL
 
J
--
--
4STL
 
R
--
--
13LT

Hounslow (AV) withdrawn - Twickenham (AB) and Riverside (R) introduced

20.03.40
CF
--
--
14STL
 
R
--
--
7LT

Twickenham (AB) and Holloway (J) withdrawn - Chalk Farm (CF) reintroduced

20.11.40
AB
--
--
10STL
 
J
--
--
17STL

CF and R replaced by AB and J

06.06.48
AB
--
--
10STL
 
J
--
--
31STL
 
R
--
--
8ST

Riverside (R) reintroduced

13.04.49
R
--
--
8RTL
 
J
--
--
33STL
10ST
 
V
--
--
8ST

Twickenham (AB) withdrawn - Turnham Green (V) introduced

26.10.49
AB
--
--
10STL
 
R
--
--
8RTL
 
J
--
--
43STL

Twickenham (AB) reinstated at the expense of Turnham Green (V)

 
11.10.50
AB
--
--
11RT
 
R
--
--
17RTL
 
J
--
--
18RT

RT type introduced

17.10.51
AB
--
--
11RT
 
J
--
--
18RT

Riverside (R) withdrawn

14.05.52
AB
--
--
10RT
 
J
--
--
31RT
 
R
-
--
6RTL

Riverside (R) reintroduced

22.10.52
AB
11RT
15RT
--
 
CF
--
--
10RTL
 
J
33RT
36RT
7RT
 
R
6RTL
7RTL
8RTL

ARCHWAY STATION - Kentish Town - Camden Town - Hampstead Road - Warren Street Station - Baker Street Station - Marylebone - Paddington - Notting Hill Gate - Kensington - Hammersmith - Turnham Green - Kew Bridge - Richmond - Twickenham - Waldegrave Road - TEDDINGTON STATION
Mon-Sat Route added and diverted at Twickenham to Teddington

06.05.53
AB
11RT
15RT
--
 
CF
--
--
22RTL
 
J
32RT
42RT
6RT
 
R
6RTL
4RTL
18RTL

ARCHWAY - TEDDINGTON  (Mon-Sat) - HAMPTON COURT (Summer Sundays)
Summer Sunday extended to Hampton Court via Bushey Park replacing withdrawn 27B.

27 times

Scanned from 1953 Red Book

16.02.55
AB
11RT
15RT
--
 
CF
--
--
10RTL
 
J
29RT
34RT
6RT
 
R
6RTL
--
18RTL

Saturday R allocation withdrawn

04.05.55
AB
11RT
15RT
--
 
CF
--
--
22RTL
 
J
28RT
34RT
--
 
R
6RTL
--
18RTL

Sunday J allocation withdrawn.
12.10.55
AB
11RT
15RT
--
 
CF
--
--
12RTL
 
J
28RT
34RT
4RT
 
R
6RTL
--
18RTL

Sunday J allocation reintroduced.

02.05.56
CF
--
--
22RTL
 
J
25RT
28RT
--
 
R
10RTL
13RTL
18RTL

AB allocation transferred to new route 270 Kensington & Teddington.
Sunday J allocation withdrawn
Saturday R allocation re-introduced.

16.10.57
CF
--
--
13RTL
 
J
25RT
28RT
3RT
 
R
10RTL
13RTL
8RTL

Sunday J allocation re-introduced.

This classic view sees RTL775(CF) at Hampton Court followed by a 604 trollley. The blind has already been set for the return journey to North London

This image availabe on the
RTL download


30.04.58
CF
--
--
22RTL
 
J
25RT
28RT
--
 
R
10RTL
13RTL
18RTL

Sunday J allocation withdrawn

27 times


Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

05.10.58
J
25RT
28RT
12RT
 
R
10RTL
13RTL
13RTL
 
V
--
--
12RT

Sunday J allocation reintroduced - CF allocation replaced by new Turnham Green (V).

13.05.59
J
17RT
17RT
23RT
 
R
12RTL
12RTL
32RTL
 
V
--
--
16RT/1RM

 The RM which usually ran on the 91 Monday to Saturday allocated to the 27 Sunday.

10.10.62
AB
--
4RT
--
 
J
17RT
17RT
12RT
 
R
12RTL
12RTL
13RTL
 
V
--
--
12RT

Saturday AB introduced to replace withdrawn Saturday 270

27.02.63
AB
5RT
4RT
--
 
J
16RT
17RT
12RT
 
R
18RTL
13RTL
13RTL
 
V
--
--
12RT

Mon-Fri AB introduced to replace withdrawn 270

12.05.63
AB
5RT
3RT
4RT
 
J
16RT
17RT
17RT
 
R
14RTL
14RTL
13RTL
 
V
--
--
14RT

Sunday AB introduced.

09.10.63
AB
5RT
3RT
--
 
J
20RT
20RT
11RT
 
R
14RTL
11RTL
11RTL
 
V
--
--
8RT

Sunday AB withdrawn.

01.07.64
AB
5RT
--
4RT
 
J
20RT
22RT
18RT
 
R
14RTL
12RTL
14RTL
 
V
--
--
10RT

Sat AB withdrawn Sun AB reintroduced

RT1823

Probably a late runner as RT1823 is turning short at Twickenham - seen here at a favourite spot for bus photography - Butterwick

This image available on the
RT download


18.11.64
AB
5RT
--
--
 
J
20RT
22RT
11RT
 
R
14RTL
12RTL
11RTL
 
V
--
--
8RT

Sunday AB withdrawn

RTL427

RTL427 is seen in Camden followed by a fellow RTL on a 137

This image availabe on the
RTL download


07.04.65
AB
5RT
--
--
 
J
20RT
22RT
11RT
 
R
14RT
12RT
11RT
 
V
--
--
8RT

ARCHWAY - TEDDINGTON  (Mon-Sat) - HAMPTON COURT (Suns)
This was the last season for the Hampton Court extension to operate. Riverside (R) allocation converted to RT.

Although 5RT shown for AB only 1 bus operated , the rest were pre determined cuts due to staff shortage

RTW15

RTW15 at an unknown location. This class often replaced the RTL type and were spare from Route 11

This image availabe on the
RTL download


03.10.65
J
20RT
22RT
11RT
 
R
14RT
12RT
11RT
 
V
--
--
8RT

ARCHWAY - TEDDINGTON
Route from Richmond to Teddington reduced with the introduction of new Route 27A East Acton to Teddington (Monday-Friday)
AB allocation withdrawn. (This in fact was a formality as in reality AB had only operated one duty for a time which was the last bus from Archway)

01.02.66
J
16RT
22RT
8RT
 
R
14RT
12RT
9RM
 
V
5RT
--
8RT

Monday-Friday V allocation introduced.
Routemaster operation from (R) commenced on Sunday only - buses which were used on74B M-F

15.02.69
J
16RT
22RT
8RT
 
R
10RT
9RT
9RML
 
V
5RT
--
8RT

RML introduced at Riverside on Sundays

18.04.70
J
15RT
17RT
7RT
 
R
--
8RM
6RML
 
V
11RT
--
7RM

ARCHWAY - RICHMOND Bus Station (Mon-Fri) - TEDDINGTON (Sat/Sun)
Monday-Friday withdrawn between Richmond and Teddington - replaced by new 270 Richmond & Fulwell Garage

Mon-Fri Riverside (R) allocation withdrawn and Saturday Riverside (R) allocation converted to RM

Riverside (R) gained an OPO allocation on the 290 as part compensation
Turnham Green introduce RM type on Sunday spare from Route 117

RT4718 is seen at Turnham Green

This image available on the
RT download


13.06.70
J
15RM
15RM/2RML
7RM
 
R
--
8RM
6RML
 
V
11RM
--
7RM

Converted to RM operation.

02.01.71
J
15RM
15RM/2RML
7RM
 
R
--
8RM
--
 
V
11RM
--
13RM

Sunday R allocation withdrawn.

03.09.71
HT
15RM
17RM
7RM
 
R
--
8RM
--
 
V
11RM
--
13RM

Holloway (J) closed - allocation transferred to HT (which was renamed Holloway)

19.09.71
FW
--
--
9RM
 
HT
15RM
17RM
7RM
 
R
--
8RM
--
 
V
11RM
--
8RM

Sunday FW allocation introduced.

 
07.10.72
FW
--
--
8RM
 
HT
15RM
17RM
7RM
 
R
--
8RML
--
 
V
11RM
--
8RM

Saturday only Riverside (R) allocation converted to RML

28.10.78
FW171+
--
--
12RM
 
HT251+
10RM
22RM
6RML
 
V91+
11RM
6RM
6RM

R allocation withdrawn. Saturday V allocation introduced.

10.05.80
 Turnham Green Garage closed - allocation transferred to Stamford Brook.

15.08.81
FW171+
--
--
12Mc
 
HT251+
10RM
22RM
6RML
 
V91+
11RM
6RM
6RM

Sunday FW allocation converted to Metrobus crew operation.

RM1932

RM1932 (V) seen at the Archway stand in Macdonald Road

This image available on the
Routemaster CD


04.09.82
HT251+
9RM
17RM
--
 
R41+
--
--
5RM
 
V91+
10RM
6RM
7RM


ARCHWAY - RICHMOND
Sunday R introduced. Sunday FW & HT withdrawn
Withdrawn between Richmond & Teddington - replaced by rerouteing of 33 Kensington & Fulwell Garage

25.06.83
HT251+
10RM
19RM
--
 
S61+
--
--
5RM
 
V91+
10RM
6RM
7RM

R garage closed - allocation transferred to S.

M61

M61 seen in April 1983 at Chiswick High Road - at this time the route had short workings to Palace Gate - here is one such example

This image available on the
Metrobus download


27.04.85
HT251+
10RM
19RM
--
 
V91+
10RM
6RM
14RM

S allocation withdrawn

25.10.86
HT251+
12M
14M
8M
 
V91+
12M
13M
10M

Converted to One Person Operation - Sunday HT re-introduced.

1986 leaflet
 

06.01.90
AV91+
7M
10M
6M
 
HT251+
15M
14M
13M

V withdrawn and AV introduced
Garage journeys to Hounslow via Route 37 from Richmond or Route 237 from Kew Bridge.

07.09.91
HT251+
15M
14M
13M
 
V71+
7M
7M/3L
5L

AV transferred to V.

09.11.91
V71+
15M
15M
9M

CAMDEN TOWN - TURNHAM GREEN
Withdrawn between Camden Town & Archway - replaced partly by Route 135
Withdrawn between Turnham Green & Richmond - replaced partly by 391 Richmond & Fulham

05.08.95
V71+
17M
16M
10M

CHALK FARM Safeway Store - TURNHAM GREEN
Extended from Camden Town Station to CHALK FARM Safeway Store

09.11.96
S201+
15M
16M
10M

Allocation transferred to Shepherds Bush with the closure of Stamford Brook

30.10.99
V1+
17M
16M
10M

Allocation transferred back to (V) with the re-opening of Stamford Brook

11.11.00
X
18LLW/M
17LLW/M
11LLW/M

Route transferred to CentreWest (X)

LLW13

These unique low floor single deckers were used at first being made redundant from Route 222 - LLW13 seen here in Hammersmith Bus Stn

 © Matthew Wharmby

03.02.01
X
18TN
17TN
13TN

Converted to low floor double deck operation.

2001 map
 
19.03.04
X
18TN
17TN
14TN
Night service
X
4TN
4TN
4TN

Night Route N27 renumbered 27.

TN971

TN971 makes uses of the wide blind aperture and displays a full HAMMERSMITH Bus Station. The bus seen behind is bendy working
Route N453

This image available on the
First CD

11.11.05
V1+
20SLE
19SLE
15SLE
Night service
AV21+
4TA
4TA
4TA

CHALK FARM - TURNHAM GREEN
Route returned to London United

SLE51

SLE51 Notting Hill Gate

This image available on the
Transdev download

04.04.06
V1+
20SLE
19SLE
15SLE
Night service
AV21+
4TA
4TA
4TA
LOGO LONDON UNITED logo replaced by Transdev

VLE19 bucks the trend for minimal information on the ultimate blind and pin points the exact spot in Turnham Green. Seen here at Notting Hill Gate

This image available on the
Transdev download

16.02.08
V1+
27SLE
26SLE
15SLE
Night service
AV31+
4TA
4TA
4TA

Opening of new Hammersmith Bus Station

03.03.11
V1+
27SLE
26SLE
15SLE
Night service
AV31+
4TA
4TA
4TA
RATP LOGO TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP
SP147

SP147 would normally be seen on Route 10 - but is seen here at Hammersmith on the 27

This image available on the
Transdev download

10.11.12
V1+
28SLE
27SLE
16SLE
Night service
AV31+
4SP
4SP
4SP

CHISWICK BUSINESS PARK - CHALK FARM Morrisons
Contract renewal
Extended from Turnham Green to Chiswick Business Park

Chiswick Park extension
31.05.14
V1+
28ADH
28ADH
17ADH
Night service
V31+
4ADH
4ADH
4ADH

Hounslow (AV) night allocation transferred to Stamford Brook (V)

ADH31 ADH45025
ADH31 Warren Street Station ADH45025 has been given the new style fleet number, seen here crossing the Baker Streeet Junctio
© Ian Armstrong

27 times 27 live 27 stands Tender Specs Fares

 

 

 

 

Garages

AV Hounslow
The first change over point was at Kew Bridge - the second was outside Stamford Brook Garage both for meal breaks at Stamford Brook. If you came off at Kew Bridge for your meal break towards Richmond you had to travel back to Stamford Brook - when starting a duty you had check your duty card before getting on the 237 for your change over point - there was one change over done in the evening peak at Hammersmith when finishing and travel back on the tube.
All late turn meal breaks plus Sundays were done at Archway Station - but later changed to HT garage due to a Hounslow driver being mugged and his money taken.

FW Fulwell
Crew Changeover point at garage

AB Twickenham
Crew Changeover point at Cresswell Road

V Turnham Green
Crew Changeover point at Crown & Anchor

V Stamford Brook
Crew Changeover point outside garage

R Riverside
Crew Changeover point at Hammersmith

S Shepherds Bush
Crew Changeover point at Hammersmith

X Middle Row
Crew Changeover point at Westbourne Grove

X Westbourne Park
Crew Changeover point at Westbourne Grove

CF Chalk Farm
Crew Changeover point at Camden Town

J Holloway
Crew Changeover point at  Archway

HT Holloway
Crew Changeover point at  Archway

 

Kingston 1955
This timetable book has first and last times for this period for Route 27

Date of edit  
Saturday, 03.06.17