Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
31.12.66
M
22RM
14RM
--

HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Sat except evenings) Whitton - TWICKENHAM STATION (Mon-Sat evgs) Richmond - East Sheen - Barnes - Hammersmith - BROOK GREEN HOTEL (Sats) - KENSINGTON Queens Gate (Mon-Fri)
Route 73 western section renumbered.

1970 map

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

24.01.70
M
22RM
14RM
--

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - HAMMERSMITH Brook Green (Sat except shop hours) - KENSINGTON Queens Gate (Mon-Fri/Sat shop hrs)
Sat shopping hours extended from Hammersmith to Kensington - and extended evenings from Twickenham to Hounslow

26.09.70
M
21RM
13RM
--

HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Sat except evgs) - RICHMOND (Mon-Sat evenings) - HAMMERSMITH (Sat except shop hrs) - KENSINGTON Palace Gate (Mon-Fri/Sat shop hrs)
MS evenings withdrawn between Richmond and Hounslow.

26.04.71
M
20RM
13RM
--

HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Sat except evenings) - RICHMOND (Mon-Sat evenings) - HAMMERSMITH Brook Green Hotel (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat excpt shop hrs) - KENSINGTON (Mon-Fri excpt evenings/Sat shop hours)
MS evenings withdrawn between Hammersmith and Kensington.

07.09.71
M
20RM
14RM
--

Monday-Friday school journeys diverted via Clifford Avenue.

28.10.78
M61+
20RM
13RM
--

HOUNSLOW - HAMMERSMITH (MS evenings) - KENSINGTON (MS except evenings)
Mon-Sat evenings reintroduced between Richmond and Hounslow.

24.11.79
M61+
20RM
13RM
--

Mortlake Garage journeys via Sheen Lane revised to operate in service

25.04.81
FW211+
5RM
5RM
--
M61+
15RM
9RM
--

Mon-Sat FW allocation introduced.

15.08.81
FW211+
5Mc
5Mc
--
M61+
15RM
9RM
--

Crew M type introduced at FW

04.09.82
FW211+
9Mc
9Mc
6Mc
M61+
9RM
5RM
6RM

FULWELL GARAGE - Teddington - Waldegrave Road - Twickenham - Richmond - Barnes - HAMMERSMITH Brook Green (Sun) - KENSINGTON Palace Gate (Mon-Sat)
R
e-routed at Twickenham via withdrawn Mon-Sat 270 and Sunday 27. Hounslow section covered by augmented 281

RM1378

RM1378 Wakefield Road - Richmond

This image available with the Routemaster download

25.06.83
FW201+
18Mc
15Mc
10Mc

M garage closed - operation transferred to FW

02.02.85
FW201+
19M
15M
9M

Converted to One Person Operation.
School journeys via Lower Mortlake Rd and Clifford Avenue withdrawn

M7

M7 Butterwick Bus Station

This image available on the
Metrobus download

27.04.85
FW201+
19M
15M
9M

FULWELL GARAGE - HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY (evenings) - KENSINGTON (except evenings)
Brook Green journeys now terminate in former Riverside Garage.

09.07.88
FW201+
19M
17M
10M


NURSERYLANDS ESTATE
(Suns except evenings) Hampton Hill - - FULWELL GARAGE (Mon-Sat/Sun evgs) - HAMMERSMITH (evgs) - KENSINGTON (except evgs)

Sunday extended via 270 to Nurseylands Estate in Hampton.

1988 leaflet
Click image to expand

01.04.89
FW201+
19M
17M
10M
logo Operated by London United
in preparation of privatisation.

NURSERYLANDS ESTATE
(Suns except evenings) - FULWELL GARAGE - (Mon-Sat/Sun evgs) - HAMMERSMITH (evgs) - KENSINGTON (except evgs)


07.04.90
FW201+
18M
18M
10M

FULWELL GARAGE  - HAMMERSMITH (evenings) - KENSINGTON (except evenings)
Withdrawn between Fulwell and Nurserylands Estate.

08.06.91
FW201+
14M
12M
8M

FULWELL GARAGE - HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY
Withdrawn between Hammersmith and Kensington.

09.05.92
FW201+
18DR/1M
17DR
8DR

Converted to midibus but with big-bus journeys to Barnes.

23.10.93
FW201+
20DR/1M
17DR
8DR

FULWELL GARAGE - HAMMERSMITH Bus Station.
Revised to terminate in new Bus Station at Hammersmith.

10.03.97
FW201+
21DR
19DR
8DR

Double deck journeys withdrawn.

DRL167

DRL167 Hill Street - Richmond

This image available on the
Single Deck download

11.11.00
FW201+
17DP
14DP
8DP

FULWELL GARAGE - HAMMERSMITH Bus Station
Converted to low floor operation.

DPS533

DPS533 East Twickenham

This image available on the
Transdev download

33 map
Taken from June 2001 leaflet
Click map to expand
12.11.05
NC
18Dart
16Dart
8Dart
ncp Contract reassigned

FULWELL Travel London Garage - HAMMERSMITH Bus Station
Contract reassigned to National Car Parks operating from a base in Twickenham - Fulwell terminal changed to Travel London garage instead of LU garage

16.02.08
NC
18Dart
16Dart
8Dart

Hammersmith terminal moved from Upper Bus Station to lower level

NCP24

NCP24 Hammersmith Bridge

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

21.04.09
NC
18Dart
16Dart
8Dart
nsl logo NCP renamed NSL

16.11.09
NC
18DE
16DE
8DE
transdev logo NSL purchased by Transdev
30.01.10
NC
18DE
17DE
12DE
Night Service
NC81+
3DE
3DE
3DE

Night Route introduced - replacing part of withdrawn N10

13.11.10
NC
18DE
17DE
12DE
Night Service
NC81+
3DE
3DE
3DE

Contract renewal

03.03.11
NC
18DE
17DE
12DE
Night Service
NC81+
3DE
3DE
3DE
RATP LOGO TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP
DE120

DE120 King Street - Twickenham

This image available on the
Transdev download

02.03.13
FW201+
18DE
18DE
10DE
Night Service
FW301+
3DE
3DE
3DE

Twickenham NC base closed - reallocated to Fulwell (FW) - although oddly they still terminated at Abellio yard - Stanley Road

14.11.15
FW201+
18DE
18DE
10DE
Night Service
FW301+
3DE
3DE
3DE

Contract extended for two years

Operating Garages

M Mortlake
Crew changeover EAST SHEEN Queens Road/Upper Richmond Road West.
Garage journeys leave line of route at BARNES Red Lion and observe Route 9 stops to Mortlake Garage or leave line of route at Sheen Lane and run light via Sheen Lane and Mortlake High Street to Avondale Road.

FW Fulwell
Crew changeover garage forecourt.
Some garage journeys leave line of route at Twickenham and observe Route 267 stops to Fulwell Garage

NC Twickenham
Changeover King Street

 

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© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Thursday, 27.04.17