Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AV
5ST
7ST
--
 
HW
--
4LT
7LT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - Staines Road - Bell Corner - Lampton Road - Lampton Corner - Heston - Norwood Green - King Street - Southall Town Hall - Uxbridge Road - The Grapes - Coldharbour Lane - HAYES STATION

1934 map

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

04.03.36
AV
2ST
3ST
2ST

SOUTHALL White Swan - HAYES STATION
Withdrawn between Hounslow Heath and Southall - the withdrawn section replaced by New Route 105
Saturday and Sunday Southall (HW) allocation withdrawn
Sunday Hounslow (AV) allocation introduced

13.04.38
AV
--
--
2ST
 
HW
2STL
3STL
--


Mon-Sat Hounslow (AV) allocation withdrawn in favour of reintroduced Southall (HW)

08.05.38
HW
2STL
3STL
--

SOUTHALL White Swan - HAYES STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn

12.10.38
HW
9STL
10STL
--


HOUNSLOW HEATH - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Southall to Hounslow as per previous routeing replacing 105 which was withdrawn between these points

18.10.39
HW
9STL
13STL
8LT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road ( Suns ) - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service introduced between Hounslow Heath and Southall replacing 105 which was withdrawn from this section

06.12.39
HW
9STL
13STL
8LT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road (Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Mon-Sat evenings withdrawn between Southall and Hayes

15.05.40
HW
10STL
14STL
9STL

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road ( Suns ) - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat evening service reinstated between Southall and Hayes

25.06.41
HW
10STL
14STL
10STL

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road ( Suns ) - HAYES STATION ( Mon-Sat / Sunday journeys)
Sunday journeys introduced between Southall and Hayes

28.10.42
HW
10STL
14STL
8STL

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road ( Suns ) - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday journeys withdrawn between Southall and Hayes

26.10.49
HW
8STL
8STL
--

HOUNSLOW HEATH - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by New Route 120A

1950
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
11.10.50
HW
8RTL
8RTL
--

STL type replaced by RTL

17.10.51
HW
8RT
8RT
--

RTL type converted to RT

12.10.55
HW
10RT
14RT
8RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road (Sundays) - HAYES STN (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday service introduced replacing withdrawn 120A.

120 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
HW
9RT
8RT
8RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road (Saturday/Sunday) - HAYES STATION (Monday-Friday)
Saturday withdrawn between Southall and Hayes.

09.11.60
HW
8RT
8RT
8RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road - SOUTHALL Delamere Rd (Monday-Friday peaks)
Monday-Friday withdrawn Southall to Hayes except for peak projection to Delamere Road.
Replaced by new 207A Chelsea & Hayes (part of trolleybus replacement 607 program)

08.05.63
HW
8RT
8RT
4RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road
Monday-Friday peak projection to Delamere Road withdrawn.

03.10.65
HW
11RT
8RT
4RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Town Hall (Sundays) - Lady Margaret Road - Somerset Rd - Allenby Rd - Ruislip Road - GREENFORD Red Lion (Sat early am & evening) - Greenford Road - Western Avenue - Oldfield Lane - GREENFORD STATION (Mon-Fri/Saturday shop hours)
Monday-Saturday extended from Southall to Greenford as shown above.

14.08.76
HW121+
9RT
7RT
3RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion - (Mon-Fri evgs/Sats outside sh) - GREENFORD Bridge Park (Monday-Friday except evgs/Sat shop hrs)

RT4018 120 

RT4018 at the Cambridge Road, Southall stand

01.10.77
HW121+
9RT
7RT
3DMS

Sunday converted to One Man Operation.

28.01.78
HW121+
10DMS
8DMS
3DMS

Daily One Man Operation.

30.06.79
HW121+
10DMS
8DMS
3DMS

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns am/evsg) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Monday-Friday evenings/Sats outside shop hours/Suns afts) - GREENFORD Bridge Park (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs)

23.09.79
HW121+
10M
8M
3M

DMS converted to M type.

04.09.82
HW131+
8M
6M
3M

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns am/evgs) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Fri/Sats outside sh/Suns afts) - GREENFORD Bridge Park (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat sh)
Monday-Friday withdrawn in Greenford between Red Lion and Bridge Park outside peaks.

04.12.82
HW131+
8M
6M
3M

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns am/evgs) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Fri/Sats outside sh/Suns afts) - GREENFORD STATION(Mon-Fri peaks/Sat sh)
Monday-Friday withdrawn in Greenford between Station and Bridge Park.

09.08.86
AV31+
9M
8M
4M

HW closed - allocation transferred to AV

21.11.87
AV31+
8M
8M
4M

HOUNSLOW Bus Stn (Monday-Saturday except evenings) - Beavers Lane Estate - HOUNSLOW HEATH ( Mon-Sat evenings/Suns) - SOUTHALL Town Hall (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Sat/Sun afts) - GREENFORD STATION (Monday-Friday peaks/Sat shop hrs)
Revised in Hounslow to run via Beavers Farm Estate replacing withdrawn 257.

120 leaflet
Click above to expand
26.11.88
AV31+
7M
7M
6M

HOUNSLOW Bus Stn (MS except evgs) - Beavers Lane Estate - HOUNSLOW HEATH (MS except evgs/Suns) - SOUTHALL Town Hall
Withdrawn between Southall & Greenford

122 - 120 

M122 shows the short lived blind via The Bell

This image available with the
Metrobus download

28.04.90
AV31+
5M
5M
2DT

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SOUTHALL Town Hall
Withdrawn between Bell Corner and Beavers Farm - replaced by new H21 Midibus operation

24.03.93
AV101+
8M
8M
5M

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - High Street Hounslow - Hounslow Central - Lampton - Heston - Norwood Green - Southall - Lady Margaret Road - Yeading - NORTHOLT STN.
Extended from Southall to Northolt via withdrawn 232.

29.01.94
AV101+
8LLW
8LLW
5LLW

Converted from Metrobus to Single deck low floor operation

120_LLW1 

LLW1 Hounslow High Street

 

18.03.00
AV101+
12VA
10VA
6VA

Converted Single deck low floor operation to double deck low floor operation - the LLW type transferred to Hounslow Heath to operate on Route H91

120 MAP
25.06.05
AV101+
14VA
14VA
9VA

Contract renewal

120_DP42 

DP42 subs for a dd - and as the scene at The Bell Hounslow stop shows the single decker is struggling to cope with the school kids

This image available with theTransdev download

120_VP122

VP122 also at the Bell stop

 

This image available with theTransdev download
04.06.06
AV101+
14VA
14VA
9VA
LOGO LONDON UNITED logo replaced by Transdev

120_VA89  VA89 at The Bell stop in Hounslow with the misleading 111 routeing on the side

26.06.10
AV101+
16SP
15SP
12SP

Contract extended for two years

120_SP50

 

SP50 seen on a sunny Sunday morning at High Street Hounslow

 

03.03.11
AV101+
16SP
15SP
12SP
RATP LOGO TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP

120_SP51 

 

SP51 at Hounslow Bus Station

 


23.06.12
AV101+
16ADE
15ADE
12ADE

Contract renewal - and new buses introduced (ADE)

120_ADE16 

 

ADE16 seen here in Hounslow

 

24.06.17
PA1+
17VWH
15VWH
13VWH
LOGO CONTRACT REASSIGNED

500% increase 

Metroline VWH2276 arrives at Hounslow Bus Station at the end of its trip on the 120 in September 2017.

© Tommy Cooling

 

Operating Garages

HW Southall
Crew Changeover point Greenford Broadway

AV Hounslow
Crew Changeover point at garage
One day I had M423 on the 120 and had full bus I could not climb Southall Station Bridge so I had to tell all my passengers to get off ( Michael Cannon )

PA Perivale
Crew Changeover point Northolt Station stand, evening reliefs running empty from Northolt to PA Garage

Hayes 1949
The above timetable can be purchased as apdf fil and shows the complete timetable or go to Sales List for all district timetables

 

 

 

 
120 current times 120 live 120stands Tender Specs 120 fares

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Tuesday, 10.07.18