Route History

Route 85 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
M
--
6LT
--
 
R
5LT+
--
8LT
 
1LT/74
--
--
S
--
4LT
--

PUTNEY BRIDGE STATION - Putney High Street - Putney Heath - Roehampton - Kingston Vale - Kingston Hill - Norbiton - KINGSTON

1934 map Kingston Town Centre 1934
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.06.35
R
5LT+
--
6LT
 
1LT/74
--
--
S
8LT
--

Saturday only Mortlake (M) allocation replaced by increase at Shepherds Bush (S)

02.10.35
AF
--
--
9NS
 
M
--
5LT
--
 
R
5LT+
--
--
 
1LT/25
1LT/74
--
--
S
--
5LT
--

Saturday only Mortlake (M) reintroduced
Sunday Riverside (R) replaced by new Chelverton Road (AF)

30.10.35
AF
--
--
9NS
 
R
5LT+
5LT
--
 
1LT/25
1LT/74
--
--
S
--
5LT
--

Saturday only Mortlake (M) replaced by Riverside (R)

04.03.36
AF
--
5STL
8STL
 
R
5LT+
5LT
--
 
1LT/25
1LT/74
--
--

Saturday onlyShepherds Bush (S) replaced by Chelverton Road (AF)

07.10.36
F
--
--
5STL
 
R
5LT+
8LT
--
 
1LT/25
1LT/74
--
--

Weekend Chelverton Road (AF) withdrawn
Sunday only Putney Bridge (F) introduced

24.03.37
R
5LT+
8LT
6LT
    1LT/25
1LT/74
   

Sunday only Putney Bridge (F) replaced by Riverside (R)

06.10.37
F
6STL+
8STL
5STL
    1LT/74    

Riverside (R) replaced by Putney Bridge (F)

13.04.38
AF
--
4STL
--
F
6STL+
4STL
5STL
    1STL/14    

Saturday only Chelverton Road (AF) introduced

04.05.38
F
6STL+
8STL
6STL
    1STL/14    

Saturday only Chelverton Road (AF) withdrawn

11.06.41
F
6RT
10RT
10RT

RT type introduced

05.05.48
F
10STL
12STL
10STL

Reverted to STL

03.05.50
F
10RTW
10RTW
4RT
10RTW

RTW type introduced

02.05.51
F
10RT
14RT
10RT

RTW replaced by RT.

17.10.51
F
10RT
14RT
10RTW

RTW re-introduced on Sundays.

RTW108

RTW108 seen in Kingston as the overhead wiring shows. The Flame of Calcutta is showing at the cinema. This film was released in 1953 therefore this must be a rogue working

This image availabe on the
RTL download

14.05.52
F
10RT
14RT
10RT

RTW re-replaced by RT on Sundays.

16.03.55
F
7RTL
10RTL
9RTL
 
NB
5RT
4RT
--

Mon-Sat Norbiton (NB) allocation introduced.

02.05.56
F
7RTL
10RTL
9RTL
 
NB
5RT
4RT
4RT

Sunday Norbiton (NB) allocation added

30.04.58
F
7RTL
10RTL
6RTL
 
NB
5RT
4RT
5RT
85 times
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26.11.58
AF
9RTL
10RTL
--
 
NB
5RT
4RT
--

Sunday Route withdrawn - replaced by extended Route 14.
Putney Bridge Garage (F) closed - allocation transferred to near by Chelverton Road (AF)
Rerouted via Alton Road both ways.

08.05.63
AF
7RTL
8RTW
--
 
NB
5RT
2RT
--

Saturday RTW re-introduced.

14.08.63
AF
7RM
12RM
--
 
NB
5RM
2RM
--

Routemasters introduced at both garages.

RM1612

RM1612 Kingston Hill

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

09.10.63
AF
7RM
12RM
--
 
NB
5RM
--
--

Saturday Norbiton (NB) allocation withdrawn.

07.09.68
AF
9RM
13RM
--
 
K
3RM
--
--

Norbiton (NB) allocation transferred to Kingston (K)
I think this was a move to make conductors that were used to the easy life on the Surrey RF Roads resign - opinions welcome

30.10.68
AF
9RM
13RM
--
 
NB
3RM
--
--

Kingston (K) allocation transferred to Norbiton (NB)

18.04.70
AF
12RM
13RM
--

Norbiton (NB) allocation withdrawn

22.08.70
AF
12RM
13RM
--

Certain Monday-Saturday journeys diverted via Telegraph Inn

02.01.71
AF
13SMS
13SMS
6SMS

CONVERTED TO ONE PERSON OPERATION - single deck.

SMS328

SMS328 Putney Bridge - performing a shuttle service between Alton Road and Putney

This image available on the
Single Deck download

05.02.72
AF
14DMS
13DMS
6DMS

SMS converted to double deck DMS.

30.06.79
AF51+
9DMS
11DMS
8DMS

Telegraph Inn journeys transferred to 85A.

25.04.81
AF51+
9DMS
11DMS
8DMS

Certain Mon-Sat journeys diverted via Telegraph Inn.

DMS2336

DMS2336 Kingston Station on a garage journey

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

04.09.82
AF51+
5DMS
7DMS
--
 
NB31+
6M
10M
6M

Daily Norbiton (NB) allocation re-introduced.
Sunday Putney (AF) allocation withdrawn.

M92

M92 blinded for a diversion via Telegraph Inn

This image available on the
Metrobus download

03.08.85
AF51+
5M
4M
--
 
NB31+
7M
8M
4M

Rerouted s/b in Roehamton to double run via Bessborough Rd and Alton Road.

LS240

An inspector is giving the driver of LS240 instructions or maybe enquiring why no double deck type

This image available on the
Single Deck download

27.06.87
NB31+
11D
13D
4D

Putney (AF) allocation withdrawn.

01.04.89
NB31+
11D
13D
4D
lu logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off

29.09.90
WY
11dd
10dd
5dd
lc logo Contract awarded to London & Country (WY)

Monday-Saturday journeys via Telegraph Inn withdradrawn.

615

Volvo Citibus - Northern Counties 615 - Putney Bridge stand

This image available on the
Arriva download

25.05.91
WY
11dd
10dd
5dd

Rerouted southbound direct at Roehampton instead of Alton East Estate.

26.07.97
LH41+
11DFD
10DFD
6DFD

Re-allocated from Addlestone to Leatherhead.

dfd1

Northern Counties Palatine ll DFD1

This image available on the
Arriva download

29.06.98
FW
11DN
10DN
6DN

Re-allocated from Leatherhead to Fulwell (outstation of LH)

04.09.99
FW51+
11DN
10DN
8DN

Contract awarded to London United (FW)

dn10 TA206
DN10 Fairfield Bus Station
TA206 also at Fairfield Bus Station
This image available on the
Transdev download
29.06.02
AF1+
12WVL
11WVL
8WVL
lg logo Contract re-assigned to London General

03.04.04
AF1+
12WVL
11WVL
8WVL
Night Service
AF221+
2WVL
2WVL
2WVL

N85 renumbered 85 - thus now 24hr Route

WVL20

WVL20 Fairfield Bus Station - Kingston

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

16.02.08
AF1+
15WVL
14WVL
10WVL
Night Service
AF221+
2WVL
2WVL
2WVL

Daytime Route revised to stand in Kingston Hall Road instead of Fairfield Bus Station

13.10.08
AF1+
15WVL
14WVL
10WVL
Night Service
AF221+
2WVL
2WVL
2WVL

Three VE types added to allocation

VE2

Volvo AD Enviro VE2 at Putney Bridge

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

04.07.09
AF1+
15WVL
14WVL
10WVL
Night Service
AF221+
3WVL
3WVL
3WVL

Contract renewal.
Terminal arrangements altered at Kingston so that buses withdrawn from Fairfield Bus Station and extended in service via Wheatfield Way - Clarence Street - Eden Street - High Street to terminate in Kingston Hall Road

05.07.14
AF1+
15WVL
14WVL
10WVL
Night Service
AF221+
3WVL
3WVL
3WVL

Contract extended for two years

02.07.16
TV201+
15VH
15VH
11VH
Night Service
TV231+
3VH
3VH
3VH
RATP LOGO Contract reassigned

Running numbers were used from departing Route 57

85 times

Operating Garages

F Putney Bridge
Changeover point Putney Church

AF Chelverton Road - Putney
Changeover point at Putney Station.

NB Norbiton
Changeover point at Gordon Road.

K Kingston
Changeover point at Bus Station.

FW Fulwell
Changeover point at KINGSTON Bus Station or buses run light to garage.

M Mortlake
Changeover point not known
but would guess at Railway Hotel - Putney as crews could return to garage via 37

S Shepherds Bush
Changeover point not known
but would guess at Putney Bridge Station as crews could return to garage via 630 TB

R Riverside
Changeover point not known
but would guess at Railway Hotel - Putney as crews could return to garage via 37

WY Addlestone
Changeover point at Kingston Bus Station.

LH Leatherhead
Changeover point at Kingston Bus Station.

TV Tolworth
Changeover point at Kingston Bus Station.

Stands and turning points

Tender Specs

1950 TIMES 1955 times
 
 

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