Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
29.10.41
K
6ST
6ST
7ST

KINGSTON Bus Station - Hampton Court - East Molesey - West Molesey - Walton Road - WALTON ON THAMES Manor Road
This was Route 214 converted to double deck and renumbered

1943 MAP

Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

26.10.49
K
8RT
15RT
8RT

Converted to RT type

RT849

RT849 East Molesy

This image available with the
Nostalgia download

14.05.52
NB
8RT
15RT
8RT

K allocation transferred to NB.

30.04.58
NB
8RT
14RT
8RT
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
13.05.59
K
--
--
8RT
 
NB
8RT
15RT
--

Sunday NB allocation transferred to K.

14.10.59
NB
8RT
14RT
7RT

Sunday K allocation transferred to NB.

21.01.61
NB
8RT
14RT
7RT


KINGSTON - WALTON (Mon-Sat)- Hersham Road - Bowes Road - Cromwell Road - Ambleside Avenue - Rydens Road - Molesey Road - HERSHAM STATION (Suns)
Sunday extended from Walton to Hersham via Service 264.

1961 imes
Taken from Red Book supplement dated 10th July 1961


09.05.62
AL
--
7RT
6RT
 
NB
17RM
14RM/2RT
14RM

WIMBLEDON STATION - Raynes Park - New Malden - Norbiton - Kingston - WALTON (Monday-Saturday) - HERSHAM STATION (Sun)
Extended from Kingston to Wimbledon via withdrawn trolleybus service 604.
AL allocation introduced at weekends.
NB converted from RT to RM.

A nostalgic view here of RM1202 at Hampton Court with the Green Line bus stop opposite in Vrow Walk at Hampton Court

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01.07.64
AL
--
7RT
9RT
 
NB
16RM
16RM
13RM

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town (Suns) Balham - Tooting - S Wimbledon - WIMBLEDON STN (Mon-Sat) - WALTON ON THAMES (Mon-Sat) - HERSHAM (Suns)
Sunday extended from Wimbledon to Clapham Common via service 155.

18.11.64
AL
--
9RT
4RT
 
NB
16RM
16RM
7RM

WIMBLEDON STN - WALTON ON THAMES (Mon-Sat) - HERSHAM (Suns)
Sunday extension to Clapham Common withdrawn.

23.01.66
AL
--
9RT
--
 
NB
16RM
15RM
--

WIMBLEDON - WALTON ON THAMES (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn in favour of extending Routee 155 from Wimbledon to Hersham.

24.01.70
AL
6RM
6RM
--
 
NB
10RM
8RM
--

Mon-Fri AL allocation introduced at the expense of NB.

17.09.71
AL
6RM
6RM
--
 
NB
6RM
4RM
--

WIMBLEDON - WEST MOLESEY Central Avenue (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between West Molesey and Walton - this section replaced by new  Service 211

12.05.73
AL
4DMS
--
8DMS
 
NB
9DMS
10DMS
4DMS

VICTORIA EMBANKMENT (Sunday am jny) via Westminster or Blackfriars - Kennington - Stockwell - CLAPHAM COMMON (Suns) - WIMBLEDON (Mon-Sat) - WEST MOLESEY
Service converted to One Person Operation.
Sunday re-introduction replaced service 155 on this day

D2594

D2594 Hampton Court

© B Pask

01.09.79
AL261+
5DMS
--
8DMS
 
NB71+
10M
10M
4M

NB allocation converted from DMS to M.

27.09.80
AL261+
--
--
8DMS
 
NB71+
15M
10M
3M

Mon-Fri AL allocation withdrawn in favour of increase at NB.

27.10.84
AL261+
--
--
8DMS
 
NB71+
15M
10M
3M

ALDWYCH (Sun am jnys) Waterloo - York Road - Westminster Bridge Road - Elephant - Kennington - Stockwell - CLAPHAM COMMON (Suns) - WIMBLEDON (Mon-Sat) - WEST MOLESEY
Sunday am journeys to Embankment diverted to Aldwych instead.

M1383

The side destination display is wrongly fitted to the front on M1383

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25.10.86
AL261+
--
--
8DMS
 
NB71+
15M
10M
3M

CLAPHAM COMMON (Suns) - WIMBLEDON (Mon-Sat) - HAMPTON COURT STN (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) - WEST MOLESEY (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Sunday withdrawn between Clapham Common and Aldwych and between Hampton Court and West Molesey.

27.06.87
LC
11dd
12dd
10dd
LCSW New Contract commenced with LONDON COUNTRY SOUTH WEST

CLAPHAM COMMON (Suns) - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT (Suns) - WEST MOLESEY (Mon-Sat) - Walton - Oatlands Drive - WEYBRIDGE Ship ( Mon-Sat evgs - hourly)

29.09.90
K81+
10T
10T
6T
westlink logo New contract commenced

WIMBLEDON - HAMPTON COURT (Suns) - WEST MOLESEY (Mon-Sat) - Field Common Estate - Walton - WEYBRIDGE STN (Mon-Sat evgs)
Extended from the Ship in Weybridge to the Station

T922

T922 in the attractive Westlink livery is seen in Kingston

This image available with the
Titan download

29.10.94
K81+
10T
10T
6T

WIMBLEDON STATION - KINGSTON Brook Street
Withdrawn west of Kingston - this section replaced by new 411.

29.06.96
FW151+
10VA
10VA
5VA

Kingston (K) allocation transferred to Fulwell (FW)

VA10

VA10 Fairfield Bus Station

This image available with theTransdev download

26.09.97
FW151+
10VA
10VA
5VA

WIMBLEDON STATION - KINGSTON Fairfield Bus Station
Kingston terminal changed from Brook Street to Fairfileld Bus Station

1997 MAP
Map scanned from 1997 London Transport Buses leaflet
30.09.00
FW151+
10VA
10VA
6VA

New Contract commenced.

01.10.01
FW151+
10TA
10TA
8TA

Contract renewal

04.04.06
FW151+
10TA
10TA
8TA
LOGO LONDON UNITED logo replaced by Transdev
TA250

TA250 Wimbledon stand

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30.06.07
FW151+
19TA
19TA
14TA

KINGSTON - New Malden - Raynes Park - Wimbledon - South Wimbledon - Colliers Wood - TOOTING BROADWAY Longmead Road
Extended from Wimbledon to Tooting - part compensation for Route 493 revision.

02.10.10
FW151+
20TA
20TA
14TA

Contract renewal

03.03.11
FW151+
20TA
20TA
14TA
RATP LOGO TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP
TA316

TA316 Longmead Road stand

This image available with theTransdev download


31.05.14
TV151+
20TA
20TA
14TA

Route transferred from Fulwell (FW) to Tolworth (TV) to make room for Route 391

SP102

SP102 has been turned short on the occasion of Merton Garage open day

 

This image available with theTransdev download

03.10.15
TV151+
21sc
21sc
14sc

Contract extended for two years

27.06.16
TV151+
21VH
21VH
14VH

Timetable revision, new hybrid buses now operate on this route

VH45167

VH45167 Kingston

 © Thomas Drake


30.09.17
AL211+
21WVN
20WVN
12WVN
GA-LG LOGO CONTRACT REASSIGNED

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  KINGSTON
New contract commenced

 


131 times 131 live 131 stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

 

Operating Garages

AL Merton
Changeover point Wimbledon Station or outside garage.
FROM 2016 MERTON ABBEY Sainsbury's

NB Norbiton
Changeover point Norbiton Church

K Kingston
Changeover point at garage

FW Fulwell
Changeover point Kingston Bus Station

TV Tolworth
Changeover point Kingston Fairfield Bus Station

 

 

1950 TIMES 1955 times
 
 

Both the above timetable booklets are available in pdf form and will be emailed on completion of paypal payment

Both books contain complete timetables for Route131

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© Ian Armstrong 2016
Date of edit   Friday, 20.10.17