Route History

 

 

Fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
11.01.50
K
5STL
5STL
5STL


RICHMOND Raleigh Road -
Petersham - Ham Common - Lock Road - Tudor Drive - Kings Road - KINGSTON Bus Station
New Route serving new roads in Ham

27.06.51
AB
8RT
4RT
--
 
M
--
--
13RT
 
R
--
4RTL
--


KINGSTON -
Kings Road - Park Road - Tudor Drive - Ham Estate - Petersham - Richmond - Lower Richmond Road - Chiswick Bridge - Chiswick Lane - Chiswick High Road - HAMMERSMITH Brook Green Hotel 
Daily extended from Richmond to Hammersmith replacing part 111. Allocation changes as above.

19.05.54
AB
8RT
--
--
 
M
--
5RT
14RT
 
R
--
7RTL
--

Saturday AB allocation transferred to M

30.04.58
AB
8RT
--
--
 
M
--
5RTL
13RTL
 
R
--
5RTL
--


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

26.11.58
AB
8RT
--
--
 
R
--
10RTL
--

KINGSTON - HAMMERSMITH Brook Green Hotel (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday Route withdrawn.
Partly replaced by new 90C Hammersmith & Staines

RTL76

RTL76 Kingston

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection
Photographer unknown

13.05.59
AB
8RT
--
--
 
K
--
5RT
--
 
R
--
10RTL
--


SUNBURY STATION
(Saturdays) - Sunbury Village - Harfield Road - Hampton Station - Hampton Court - KINGSTON (Monday-Friday) - HAMMERSMITH (Monday-Saturday)
Saturday extended from Kingston to Sunbury replacing 216 short workings.

20.07.60
AB
10RT
9RT
--
 
R
--
8RTL
--


SUNBURY STATION
(Saturdays) - KINGSTON (Monday-Friday) Tudor Estate - Ham Estate - Petersham - Richmond - Chiswick Bridge - Hammersmith - Shepherds Bush - White City - Ducane Road - EAST ACTON Erconwald Street (Monday-Saturday)
Extended from Hammersmith to East Acton providing a new MS connection from Hammersmith to Hammersmith Hospital - The Sun connection already provided by 72A
This was also part of the trolleybus program part replacement for 628 - 630 between Hammersmith and DuCane Road
K allocation withdrawn.
Saturday AB introduced

01.07.64
AB
9RT
7RT
--


KINGSTON - EAST ACTON
(Monday-Saturday)
Saturday extension from Kingston to Sunbury withdrawn.
R allocation withdrawn.

1964 map

Extracted from July 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

23.01.66
AB
7RT
6RT
--


KINGSTON - HAMMERSMITH Brook Green Hotel
(Monday-Saturday)
Withdrawn between Hammersmith & East Acton.
Replaced by re-routing 72 at White City via Ducane Road instead of Westway

11.11.67
AB
5RT
4RT
--


RICHMOND Dee Road
- Petersham - Sandy Lane - Broughton Avenue - Tudor Drive - Park Road - Kings Road - KINGSTON (Monday-Saturday)
Replaced between Richmond & Hammersmith by new Monday-Saturday working on Route 90C AND RE-ROUTED in Ham

RT1654

RT1654 Sandy  Lane - Petersham

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RT CD

30.11.68
K
15RT
10RT
3RT


RICHMOND Dee Road
(Monday-Saturday) - Petersham - Ham Estate - Tudor Estate - KINGSTON (Suns) Villiers Road - Surbiton - Hook - Chessington - Malden Rushett LEATHERHEAD LT Garage 
Daily extended from Kingston to Leatherhead replacing Monday-Friday 65 and Saturday/Sunday 65A between Hook & Leatherhead..
AB allocation replaced by K.

02.01.71
K
15RT
10RT
4RF


Sunday converted to RF OPO operation.

RF459

RF459

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Single Deck CD

11.03.72
K
14RT
8RT
3RF


LEATHERHEAD - RICHMOND
Sunday extended from Kingston to Richmond.

23.03.74
K
14RT
8RT
3RF


Monday-Friday peak hour shorts in Ham to operate in a loop via Lock Road.

01.05.77
K61+
14RT
8RT
3BL


Sunday re-routed in Ham via Riverside Drive.
Sunday RF operation converted to BL.

04.03.78
K61+
14RM
8RM
3BL


Monday-Saturday operation converted from RT to RM.

31.03.79
K61+
9RM
7RM
--


RICHMOND - SURBITON STATION
(Monday-Saturday)
Monday-Friday peak hour Richmond to Ham shorts withdrawn
Replaced between Surbiton and Leatherhead by new 265 OPO Route.
The Sunday service was in effect renumbered 265 and ran between Richmond and Leatherhead via the 71 routeing

05.05.79
K61+
5RM
5RM
--


SURBITON STATION - PETERSHAM Fox & Duck
(Monday-Saturday)
Route curtailed at Petersham due to Road subsidence.

05.09.80
K61+
5RM
5RM
--


SURBITON STATION - RICHMOND
(Monday-Saturday)
 
Route reinstated to Richmond with the reopening of Road.

27.09.80
K61+
12RM
8RM
2BL

CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday school journeys) - CHESSINGTON ZOO - Hook - Surbiton - Kingston - Ham Estate - Petersham - (Richmond Hill Monday-Saturday) RICHMOND Dee Road 
Route extended daily from Surbiton to Chessington replacing part 265
Sunday OPO service introduced between Richmond and Chessington Zoo using BL type

04.09.82
K61+
11RM
7RM
--
 
NB161+
--
--
2LS


Sunday re-routed in Ham via Monday-Saturday routing
Sunday K allocation transferred to NB.

14.01.84
NB161+
11RM
8RM
2M


Sunday re-routed southbound at Kingston via Park Road and London Road instead of Kings Road and Richmond Road.
K allocation withdrawn.

RM1971

RM1971 seen in Kings Road before route was diverted via Norbiton

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Routemaster CD

03.08.85
NB161+
13M
8M
2M

Re-routed northbound via Norbiton and Park Road instead of Kings Road.
Route converted to OPO operation.

07.02.87
NB161+
20M
18M
2M

CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peaks) - CHESSINGTON ZOO (Monday-Saturday) - KINGSTON (Suns) - RICHMOND
Re-routed at Hook via Copt Gilders Estate instead of direct via Leatherhead Road.
Replaced withdrawn 65 Kingston to Chessington section Monday-Saturday.

27.06.87
NB21+
20M
17M
7M

CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peaks) - CHESSINGTON ZOO - RICHMOND
Sunday extended from Kingston to Chessington replacing withdrawn 65
Route diverted at Chessington via Copt Gilders replaciing 65 routeing
New LRT contract commenced with " Kingston Buses "

01.04.89
NB21+
19D/M
17D/M
7D/M
lu logo London United commenced operating as one of 12 operating subsidiaries of London Buses in preparation for privatisation
29.09.90
NB21+
11M
9M
5M

KINGSTON - CHESSINGTON World Of Adventures 
Richmond to Kingston section covered by new 371 Richmond to Kingston.
Kingston terminal became Clarence Street Bus Stn on Mon-Sat - & Cromwell Road on Mon-Sat eves and Sunday

07.09.91
FW81+
12M
10M
5M


Norbiton Garage closed - allocation transferred to Fulwell - although garage journeys are run out of Route.

01.11.91
FW81+
13M
10M
8M


Kingston terminal became Cattle Market aka Fairfield Bus Stn
The duty schedule also included Route 281 from this date

28.08.93
FW81+
11M
11M
8M


Re-routed at Kingston via Penrhyn Road instead of Villiers Road - withdrawn section replaced by Route K4.

M924 Eden Street

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Metrobus CD

15.07.95
FW81+
10M
11M
7M


Kingston terminal became Cromwell Road Bus Stn

71map
Scanned from leaflet dated 4.9.99
29.06.02
FW31+
12TA
14TA
7TA

Converted to low floor double deck

04.04.06
FW31+
12TA
14TA
8TA
LOGO LONDON UNITED replaced by Transdev
TA335

TA335 is turning into Surbiton Crescent

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Transdev CD

 

04.07.09
FW31+
12SP
13SP
9SP

Contract renewed and with new buses.

SP88

SP88 seen in Claremont Road - Surbiton

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Transdev CD

03.03.11
FW31+
12SP
13SP
9SP
RATP LOGO Transdev replaced by RATP

05.07.14
FW31+
12SP
13SP
10SP

Contract renewal

02.07.16
TV321+
14SP
12SP
9SP

Allocation moved to Tolworth (TV) to partly compensate for loss of Route 57

Operating Garages

R Riverside
Changeover point was Hammersmith

M Mortlake
Changeover point was Hammersmith ?

AB Twickenham
Changeover point was Richmond Station

FW Fulwell
Changeover point Kingston Cromwell Road Bus Station

K Kingston
Changeover point was Bus Station

NB Norbiton
Changeover point was Gordon Road

TV Tolworth
Changeover point Kingston

Current stands and turning points  

Tender specs

1950 TIMES 1955 times
 
 

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Both books contain comprehensive timetable information for Route 71