Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.02.44
AV
7ST
7ST
12ST

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - Bell - Hounslow West - Vicarage Farm Road - Heston - Lampton Corner - Kingsley Road - Hounslow - Hanworth Road - HANWORTH Brown Bear ( Mon-Sat ) - Twickenham - Richmond - Chiswick Bridge - Youngs Corner -- HAMMERSMITH Brook Green ( Suns )
New Route - replaced loop section of Route 110

map
Extracted from June 1946 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
30.04.47
AV
8ST
8ST
10ST
 
M
--
7ST+
5ST
      3LT/9  

HOUNSLOW GARAGE -- HANWORTH Brown Bear ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - HAMMERSMITH Brook Green (Sat pm / Suns )
Saturday pm extended from Hanworth to Hammersmith
Sat/Sun Mortlake allocation introduced

26.10.49
AV
8RT
8RT
6RT
 
M
--
6RT+
11RT
      5RT/9  

RT type introduced

03.05.50
AV
8RT
8RT
6RT
 
M
--
--
15RT
 
R
--
11RTL
--

Saturday M allocation withdrawn in favour of RTL allocation at R.

1950
This May 1950 allocation book is in pdf form and has been photo copied - it is not the best reproduction but all the routes are included that were in service at the time
27.06.51
AB
--
7RT
5RT
 
AV
8RT
8RT
6RT

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - HANWORTH (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - RICHMOND Sandycombe Road (Sat pm/Suns)
M & R weekend allocations withdrawn in favour of weekend AB.
Withdrawn between Richmond & Hammersmith - replaced by 71 service to Hammersmith.

24.02.52
AB
--
7RT
3RT
 
AV
8RT
8RT
5RT

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - HANWORTH (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - TWICKENHAM STN (Suns) - RICHMOND (Sat pm)
Sunday withdrawn between Twickenham Station & Richmond

07.10.53
AB
--
4RT
--
 
AV
8RT
11RT
6RT

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - HANWORTH (Mon-Fri / Sat am/ Suns) - RICHMOND (Sat pm)
Sunday withdrawn between Hanworth & .Twickenham Station. Sunday AB allocation withdrawn.

19.05.54
AB
--
7RT
3RT
 
AV
8RT
8RT
5RT

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - HANWORTH (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - TWICKENHAM STN  (Suns) - RICHMOND (Sat pm)
Sunday re-introduced between Hanworth & Twickenham Station. Sunday AB allocation re-introduced.

06.10.54
AB
--
7RT
--
 
AV
8RT
8RT
6RT

Sunday AB allocation withdrawn.

12.10.55
AB
--
5RT
--
 
AV
7RT
7RT
6RT

LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL - Harlington Corner - Cranford Lane - Heston - Lampton - Hanworth Road - HANWORTH Brown Bear - RICHMOND Sandycombe Road (Sat pm)
Withdrawn between Hounslow and Heston via Vicarage Farm Road - and diverted instead via Cranford Lane and Harlington Corner to London Airport Central.
Withdrawn section covered by New 232.

02.05.56
AB
--
5RT
--
 
AV
6RT
7RT
6RT

LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Sun) - CRANFORD Queens Head (Mon-Fri) - HANWORTH (Mon-Fri/Sat am/Sun) - RICHMOND (Sats pm)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Cranford & London Airport Central except for peak hours.

17.10.56
AB
--
4RT
--
 
AV
6RT
7RT
4RT

LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat) - CRANFORD Queens Head (Mon-Fri/Suns) - HANWORTH (Mon-Fri/Sat am /Suns) - RICHMOND (Sats pm)
Sunday withdrawn between Cranford & London Airport Central

28.07.57
AB
--
4RT
--
 
AV
6RT
6RT
4RT

LONDON AIRPORT (Mon-Fri peaks) - CRANFORD - HANWORTH - RICHMOND (Sats pm)
Saturday withdrawn between Cranford & London Airport Central.

11.01.58
AB
--
4RT
--
 
AV
6RT
6RT
4RT

LONDON AIRPORT (Mon-Fri peaks) - CRANFORD - HANWORTH (Mon-Fri/Sat am & evgs /Suns) - RICHMOND (Sats afts)
Withdrawn Saturday evenings between Hanworth & Richmond.

111 times

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

The "AB" crews would have been happy as the last bus in was 8.07pm on a Saturday night

23.07.58
AV
6RT
8RT
4RT

LONDON AIRPORT (Mon-Fri peaks) - CRANFORD Berkley Arms - HANWORTH - TWICKENHAM STN (Saturday afternoons)
Saturday afternoon journeys to Richmond cut back to Twickenham Station.
Cranford shorts extended from the 'Queens Head' to 'Berkley Arms' .
AB allocation withdrawn

12.10.60
AV
5RT
8RT
4RT

CRANFORD Berkley Arms - HANWORTH Brown Bear - TWICKENHAM STN (Sats afts)
Withdrawn between Cranford & London Airport.

08.05.63
AV
5RT
5RT
3RT

CRANFORD - HANWORTH
Twickenham Station journeys withdrawn.

01.07.64
AV
6RT
7RT
3RT

CRANFORD (Mon-Fri peaks) - HOUNSLOW GARAGE - HANWORTH (MS evgs/Suns) - Bear Road,Swan Road - Hampton Lane - Hanworth Road - Nightingale Road - Broad Lane - Percy Road - Station Road - HAMPTON STN (Mon-Fri except evgs) Thames Street - Hampton Court - KINGSTON (Saturday shopping hours)
Withdrawn between Hounslow & Cranford except Mon-Fri peaks. (replaced by extending 110 from Hounslow to Cranford).
Mon-Fri daytime extended from Hanworth to Hampton and further extended Saturday shopping hours to Kingston.

23.01.66
AV
6RT
7RT
--

CRANFORD (Mon-Fri peaks) - HOUNSLOW GARAGE - HANWORTH (Monday-Saturday evgs) - HAMPTON STATION (Mon-Fri except evgs) - KINGSTON (Sat shopping hours)
Sunday service withdrawn (partly replaced by extending 110 from Hounslow to Cranford

21.02.66
AV
5RT
7RT
--

CRANFORD (Mon-Fri peaks & evgs) - HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Fri mid-day) - HANWORTH ( Mon-Sat evgs) - HAMPTON STATION (Mon-Fri except evgs) - KINGSTON (Sat except evgs)
Extended from Hounslow to Cranford Mon-Fri evenings replacing 110

07.09.68
AV
6RT
7RT
--

CRANFORD (Mon-Fri peaks )- HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Fri) - HANWORTH (MS evenings) - HAMPTON STN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - KINGSTON (Saturday shopping hours)
Withdrawn between Hounslow and Cranford Mon-Fri evenings.

RT2986

RT2986 Hounslow Bus Station

This image available with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

23.08.69
AV
4MBS
4MBS
3MBS

CRANFORD (Mon-Fri peaks/Suns) - HOUNSLOW GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - HANWORTH Brown Bear
Withdrawn between Hanworth and Hampton/Kingston - replaced by new 211 Hounslow & Kingston)
Converted to One Man Operation

30.01.71
AV
6SMS
4SMS
3SMS

CRANFORD (Mon-Fri peaks/Suns) - HOUNSLOW GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - HANWORTH ;- HAMPTON STATION (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Re-introduced Mon-Fri between Hanworth and Hampton to replace withdrawn Mon-Fri 211.

07.04.71
AV
6SMS
9SMS
3SMS

CRANFORD (Mon-Fri peaks/Suns) - HOUNSLOW GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - HANWORTH (MS evgs/Suns) - HAMPTON STN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - KINGSTON (Sat except evgs)
Saturday shopping hours extended from Hanworth to Kingston to replace withdrawn 211.

19.07.75
AV
6SMS
8SMS
3SMS

CRANFORD (Mon-Fri/Sat except shopping hours/Suns) - HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Sat shop hours) HAMPTON STN (Mon-Fri/Sat evgs/Suns) - KINGSTON (shopping hours)
Daily extended at all times from Hanworth to Hampton. Saturday early am and evenings extended from Hounslow to Cranford.

22.08.76
AV61+
6LS
8LS
3LS

SMS type replaced by LS.

28.01.78
AV61+
7LS
7LS
4LS

CRANFORD - KINGSTON
Daily extended at all times from Hampton to Kingston and from Hounslow to Cranford.

25.04.81
AV61+
8LS
8LS
5LS

HEATHROW AIRPORT CENTRAL - Harlington Corner - Cranford - Heston - Lampton - Hounslow - Hanworth - Hampton - Hampton Court - KINGSTON
Daily extended at all times from Cranford to Heathrow Central.

LS51

LS51 is working a garage journey as is the 285 behind

This image available with the
Single Deck download

23.01.82
AV61+
8LS
8LS
5LS

HEATHROW CENTRAL - Harlington Corner - Cranford - Heston - Lampton - Hounslow - Hanworth - Hanworth Road - Acacia Road - Buckingham Road - The Avenue - Percy Road - Hampton Stn - Hampton Court - KINGSTON
Diverted in Hampton as above.

07.09.82
AV61+
8M
8M
5M

Converted from LS single deck to M double deck operation.

M99

M99 Heathrow Bus Station

This image available with the
Metrobus download

25.05.91
AV61+
11M
11M
6DT

Converted on Sunday from M operation to Dart minibus operation.

DRL163

DRL163 Wood Street - Kingston

This image available with the
Single Deck download

31.08.96
AV51+
14M
11M
10M

Kingston Cromwell Road Bus Station opened.
Converted on Sunday from Dart minibus operation to M operation.

18.03.00
AV51+
15VA
15VA
11VA

Converted to low floor double deck operation

111 leaflet
Click image for map etc
VP115

VP115 in Cranford

This image available with theTransdev download

03.05.03
AV41+
20VA
19VA
15VA

Contract renewed

111 map
Click on map to enlarge
01.12.07
AV41+
20VA
19VA
15VA
Night service
AV21+
4VA
4VA
4VA

HEATHROW CENTRAL  -  KINGSTON Cromwell Road ( 24 hour )
Night service added

VA100

VA100 Bath Road near Harlington Corner

This image available with theTransdev download

03.05.08
AV41+
20TA
20TA
15TA
Night service
AV21+
4VA
4VA
4VA

Contract extended for two years

TA313

TA313 Bath Road - Heathrow North

This image available with theTransdev download


01.05.10
AV41+
23SP
19SP
15SP
Night service
AV21+
4SP
4SP
4SP

Contract renewed with new buses.

SP67

SP67 Kingston by Bentalls Centre

This image available with theTransdev download

02.05.15
AV41+
24SP
20SP
16SP
NIGHT SERVICE
AV21+
4SP
4SP
4SP

Contract extended for two years

14.11.15
AV41+
25SP
20SP
16SP
NIGHT SERVICE
AV21+
4SP
4SP
4SP

Schedule change

29.04.17
AV41+
25SP
20SP
16SP
NIGHT SERVICE
AV21+
4SP
4SP
4SP

Contract renewal

Comment

This route has had quite a few changes of fortune from being quite a boring suburban back street route to the trunk route it is today. I doubt if anybody apart from enthusiasts would ride from one end to other because there are so many alternatives from LHR ie 285 or X26. The Hammersmith section in the early fifties was odd in so much that the Richmond to Chiswick section was only worked by the 111 at weekends only - mainly to cater for the cemetery crowds at Mortlake. The Hounslow to Cranford section in the sixties could not make up it's mind between the 110 or 111 and in fact the crews operated a joint duty schedule which was unusual for that period when flexibility with duty rosters was rare. The anything goes policy of London United vehicle wise allows the enthusiast the opportunity to see most vehicles operated from AV on this route. At one point an early morning journey from Kingston was a vehicle ex N65 which finished it's last run at Kingston. When new night duty schedules were introduced a few years ago - to make the drivers hours up - a few early journeys on the 111 were introduced.

Operating Garages

AV Hounslow
Changeover point garage.

AB Twickenham
Changeover point Cresswell Road

M Mortlake
Changeover point ??

R Riverside (Hammersmith)
Changeover point Hammersmith

 

111 times 111 live stands Tender Specs Fares

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Saturday, 29.07.17