Route History

281 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
09.05.62
FW
16RM
14RM
10RM
Replacement Route for Trolleybus 601

TOLWORTH BROADWAY - Ewell Road - Surbiton Station - Penryhn Road - Kingston - Teddington - Stanley Rd - TWICKENHAM STATION

RM487

RM487 Kingston Station

This image available with the Routemaster download

01.07.64
FW
16RM
14RM
7RM
1964 times
This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book and is available for sale as a pdf document

03.10.65
FW
16RM
16RM
6RM

TOLWORTH BROADWAY - TWICKENHAM STN (Suns) Whitton - HOUNSLOW Bus Station (Monday-Saturday)
Monday-Saturday extended via 73 from Twickenham to Hounslow.

24.01.70
FW
19RM
16RM
5RM

CHESSINGTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE Davis Road (Mon-Fri peaks) Cox Lane - Jubillee Way - Kingston Rd - TOLWORTH BROADWAY - Ewell Road - Surbiton Stn - Penryhn Road - Kingston - Teddington - Stanley Road - South Road - Fulwell - TWICKENHAM STN (Suns) - HOUNSLOW Bus Station (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Tolworth to Chessington Industrial Estate.
Diverted at Fulwell
via South Road instead of Stanley Road

RM742

RM742 seen at Tolworth Station - the journey originating at
Chessington Industrial Estate

This image available with the Routemaster download

 

27.03.71
FW
19RM
16RM
5SM

Sunday service converted to One Man Operation.

SM37

SM37 awaits a new driver at Fulwell

This image available on the
single deck CD

20.04.75
FW
19RM
16RM
5DMS

Sunday service converted to double deck (DMS).

28.10.78
FW1+
18RM
16RM
8DMS

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday extended from Twickenham to Hounslow replacing withdrawn servce 73 between these points.

DMS639

DMS369 is in good company with an RML on the 37at Hounslow

© PAUL DAVIS

29.04.79
FW1+
19RM
16RM
8M

Sunday DMS converted to M type.

15.08.81
FW1+
18Mc
17Mc
8M

Monday-Saturday converted from RM to crew M. These vehicles were used for the 27 on Sundays.

04.09.82
FW1+
17M
18M
6M

Daily conversion to One Person Operation.

27.06.87
FW1+
16M
18M
6M

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
Withdrawn between Tolworth and Chessington Industrial Estate. This section replaced by new K2..

01.04.89
FW1+
16M
18M
6M
lu logo London United commenced operating as one of 12 operating subsidiaries of London Buses in preparation for privatisation
07.04.90
FW1+
16M
18M
7M

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY - Hook - CHESSINGTON World of Adventures (Suns)
Sundays extended from Tolworth to Chessington.

m966

M966 Kingston on the way to Chessington WOFA

This image available on the
Metrobus download

28.10.90
FW1+
15M
15M
6M

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
Withdrawn between Tolworth and Chessington.

07.09.91
AV401+
7M
7M
3M
 
FW1+
8M
8M
3M

Daily AV allocation introduced.

1991 entry
This has been extracted from the 1991 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital
Allocation Books
04.01.93
AV401+
8M
7M
3M
 
FW1+
8M
8M
3M

HOUNSLOW - TEDDINGTON SCHOOL Broom Road (One am/pm peak jny) - TOLWORTH
School journeys introduced to Teddington School but numbered 281S.

28.08.93
AV401+
4M
3M
--
 
FW1+
13M
13M
6M

Sunday AV allocation withdrawn.

31.08.96
FW1+
18M
16M
7M

AV allocation withdrawn (although on rugby days a small AV allocation was worked.)

L296

L296 (AV) is seen on rugby duty at South Road Fulwell.

The Route  was split into two sections during the day and the Olympian is working the Hounslow to Teddington section

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

22.05.98
FW1+
21VA
20VA
9VA

Volvo Olympian - Alexanders introduced (non low floor)

281 map
Map scanned from LT leaflet dated August 1997
02.09.02
FW1+
22VA
20VA
10VA

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
The Teddington School journeys renumbered 681

va53

Route Branded VA53 seen in Kingston

This image available on the
Transdev download

03.05.03
FW1+
22TA
20TA
10TA

Converted d/d to low floor d/d

TA336

TA336 at the Red Lion stop in Tolworth

This image available on the
Transdev download

04.04.06
FW1+
22TA
21TA
10TA
LOGO LONDON UNITED replaced by Transdev
TA320

TA320 at the same stop as above but renamed LC

This image available on the
Transdev download

03.06.06
FW1+
22TA
20TA
10TA
Night Service
FW26+
3TA
3TA
3TA

Night service added. replacing lost section of Route N77 between Kingston & Tolworth

04.07.09
FW1+
23TA
21TA
13TA
Night Service
FW26+
4TA
4TA
4TA

Contract renewal

03.03.11
FW1+
23TA
21TA
13TA
Night Service
FW26+
4TA
4TA
4TA
RATP LOGO TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP
SP88

SP88 Hounslow High Street

This image available on the
Transdev download

05.07.14
FW1+
23SP+
22SP
14SP
    2SP/681    
Night Service
FW26+
4SP
4SP
4SP
RATP LOGO Contract renewal

Operating Garages

FW Fulwell
Crew changeover point Hampton Road but currently South Road

AV Hounslow
Crew changeover point at garage

Current stands and turning points

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