Route History

255 fares

09.11.60
HL
19RM
6RM
2RM

ACTON VALE Bromyard Avenue (Mon-Fri) Ealing Broadway - HANWELL BROADWAY (Sat/Sun) Boston Manor - BRENTFORD (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) Kew Bridge Road - Turnham Green - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Sat daytime) - Putney - Wandsworth - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Fri peaks)
New Trolleybus replacement for Route 655

RM506

RM506 shortly after introduction outside Hanwell (HL)

© Roland Wilcox

11.10.61
HL
18RM
6RM
2RM

ACTON Bromyard Avenue (Mon-Fri daytime) - HANWELL BROADWAY (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) BRENTFORD (MS evgs/Suns) - HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY (MS daytime) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn between Hanwell Broadway and Acton Vale and also withdrawn Mon-Sat evenings between Brentford and Hammersmith thus MS evenings and Sunday the service ran only from Brentford to Hanwell and a lazy blind was produced for this.

255 map

Extracted from 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris.
A study of timetables between 1960 and 1965 shows that no through journeys operated and an overview of the route shows why - A journey on a 266 from Hammersmith to Acton Vale was 10 minutes compared to the 255's 50 minutes.

The Greater London Bus Map

03.10.65
R
10RM
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HANWELL BROADWAY (Mon-Fri peaks) - TURNHAM GREEN (Mon-Fri daytime) - HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY (Mon-Fri evgs) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Turnham Green and Acton Vale except for peak service to Hanwell Broadway replaced between Hanwell and Brentford by extended Route 83.
Extended from Hammersmith to Clapham Junction at all times.
Sat and Sun service withdrawn. HL allocation withdrawn in favour of Riverside (R) to compensate for loss of Route 88.

31.12.66
R
10RM
5RM
4RM

HANWELL BROADWAY (Mon-Fri peaks) - TURNHAM GREEN (Mon-Fri daytime) - HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION
Sat & Sun introduced between Hammersmith and Clapham Junction.

255 times
Scanned from 31.12.66 Red Book
01.07.67
R
10RM
5RML
4RML

RML type introduced at weekend - spare from Route 74B

30.11.68
R
8RM
5RML
4RML

GUNNERSBURY ROUNDABOUT (Mon-Fri peaks*) - TURNHAM GREEN (Mon-Fri daytime) - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION
* Westbound am / Eastbound pm.
Withdrawn between Gunnersbury Roundabout and Hanwell Broadway. The section between Hanwell and Brentford replaced by new Route E1.

15.02.69
R
9RM
5RML
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GUNNERSBURY ROUNDABOUT (Mon-Fri peaks*) - TURNHAM GREEN (Mon-Fri daytime) - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (MS)
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by new Route 19A.

RML2465

RML2645 Brook Green stand

This image available with the RML download

19.07.69
R
8RM
4RML
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GUNNERSBURY ROUNDABOUT (Mon-Fri peaks/lunchtime*) - TURNHAM GREEN (Mon-Fri daytime) - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (MS)
Lunchtime service introduced to Gunnersbury Roundabout.

02.01.71
R
6RM
3RML
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GUNNERSBURY ROUNDABOUT (Mon-Fri peaks*) - TURNHAM GREEN (Mon-Fri daytime) - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (MS)
Lunchtime service to Gunnersbury Roundabout withdrawn.

17.06.72
Route withdrawn
- the gap at Riverside filled by an allocation on Route 266

Operating Garages

HL Hanwell
Changeover point outside garage

R Riverside
Changeover point at Butterwick s/b or Hammersmith Odeon w/b

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