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09.05.62
AL
--
--
3RT
 
FW
16RM
17RM
6RM

LONDON AIRPORT Central, Private Tunnel, Harlington Corner, Hatton Cross, Faggs Road, Feltham Stn, Hanworth, Uxbridge Road, Windmill Road, Hampton Hill, Teddington, Hampton Wick, Kingston, New Malden, Raynes Park, Worple Road, WIMBLEDON STATION (Suns), Queens Road, HAYDONS ROAD STN (Monday-Saturday)
TROLLEYBUS REPLACEMENT SERVICE

RT4559

This classic shot of RT4559 (AL) at London Airport Central complete with offisde number stencil

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

10.10.62
FW
16RM
17RM
8RM

Sunday only Merton (AL) allocation withdrawn.

08.05.63
AL
--
--
6RT
 
FW
16RM
17RM
4RM

Sunday only Merton (AL) allocation re-introduced.

23.01.66
FW
9RM
9RM
4RM
 
NB
7RM
7RM
--

LONDON AIRPORT Central, KINGSTON (Suns), HAYDONS ROAD STN (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday withdrawn between Kingston & Wimbledon thus AL allocation also withdrawn.
Monday-Saturday Norbiton (NB) allocation introduced.

31.12.66
FW
8RM
7RM
--
 
NB
6RM
6RM
4RM

LONDON AIRPORT Central, KINGSTON (Suns), NEW MALDEN (Monday-Friday/Saturday evgs), RAYNES PARK STN (Mon-Fri peaks), WIMBLEDON STN (Sat afts)
Monday-Friday withdrawn between New Malden and Haydons Road excpet for peak service extended to Raynes Park Station.
Saturday withdrawn between Wimbledon Station and Haydons Road and further withdrawn outside shopping hours between New Malden and Wimbledon.
Wimbledon to Haydons Road section covered by revised service 200.
Sunday FW allocation transferred to NB.

RM1119

RM1119 (FW) seen at the New Malden stand

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

19.07.69
FW
8RM
7RM
2RFo
 
NB
6RM
6RM
4RFo

Sunday One Person Operation introduced and Sunday FW re-introduced.

RF366

RF366 Heathrow Central

This image available on the
Single Deck download

24.01.70
FW
8RM
5RM
2RFo
 
NB
6RM
6RM
4RFo

LONDON AIRPORT, KINGSTON (Suns), NEW MALDEN (Mon-Sat), RAYNES PARK STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday withdrawn between New Malden and Wimbledon.

27.03.71
FW
7SMS
5SMS
--
 
NB
6SMS
2SMS
4SMS

HEATHROW AIRPORT, KINGSTON, NEW MALDEN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hrs)
Daily conversion to One Person Operation.
Withdrawn between Kingston and Raynes Park except for Mon-Fri peak, and Sat shopping hours   journeys to New Malden.
Sunday FW allocation withdrawn.

18.09.71
FW
9SMS
8SMS
--
 
NB
4SMS
--
4SMS

Saturday FW allocation withdrawn.

SMS629

SMS629 Queens Building Heathrow

This image available on the
Single Deck download

12.05.73
FW
12SMS
9SMS
--
 
NB
--
--
4SMS

Mon-Fri Norbiton (NB) allocation withdrawn.

19.07.75
FW
12SMS
10DMS
--
 
NB
--
--
4DMS

HEATHROW AIRPORT, KINGSTON, NEW MALDEN (Mon-Fri except evgs /Sat shop hrs)
Mon-Fri extended from Kingston to New Malden between peak hours and buses diverted at Hatton Cross via Underground Station.
Weekend converted to double deck operation.

DMS153

DMS153 is seen on the opening day of Hatton Cross Station

This image can be obtained from
John Parkin as a print .
Contact John for a database of all prints and slides for sale

13.06.76
FW151+
12DMS
10DMS
--
 
NB41+
--
--
4DMS

Mon-Fri converted to double deck DMS operation.

22.04.78
FW151+
12DMS
10DMS
--
 
NB41+
--
--
5DMS

HEATHROW AIRPORT Central, KINGSTON -; NEW MALDEN Police Station (Mon-Fri except evgs /Sat shop hrs/Sun except evgs)
Sunday before 1900 extended from Kingston to New Malden.

26.03.79
FW151+
12M
7M
--
 
NB41+
--
--
5DMS

Mon-Sat DMS converted to M type.


29.07.79
FW151+
12M
7M
--
 
NB41+
--
--
5M

Norbiton (NB) converted from DMS to M type.

M67

M67 seen emerging from Heathrow Bus Station

This image available on the
Metrobus download

04.09.82
FW151+
8M
7M
5M

Norbiton (NB) allocation withdrawn.

12.04.86
FW151+
9M
8M
5M

HEATHROW CENTRAL, Cargo Tunnel, Cargo Terminal, Terminal 4, Hatton Cross, Feltham, Hanworth, Hampton Hill, Teddington, Hampton Wick, KINGSTON -; NEW MALDEN (Mon-Fri except evgs /Sat shop hrs/Sun except evgs)
Service diverted at Hatton Cross to serve new Terminal 4.

27.06.87
FW151+
9M
7M
4M

HEATHROW CENTRAL, KINGSTON -; NEW MALDEN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri outside peaks, Saturday and Sunday withdrawn between Kingston and New Malden.

30.09.89
FW151+
9M
7M
4M

HEATHROW CENTRAL, Harlington Corner, Hatton Cross, KINGSTON -; NEW MALDEN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Service reverted to original routeing via Harlington Corner.

07.04.90
FW151+
9M
7M
4DT

Sunday converted to midibus operation.

29.09.90
FW151+
13DT
11DT
4DT

HEATHROW AIRPORT CENTRAL, KINGSTON
Mon-Sat shopping hours diverted via Hampton Sainsbury,s and converted to Dart operation.
Withdrawn between Kingston and New Malden.

DT46

DT46 Kingston

This image available on the
Single Deck download

28.08.93
FW151+
13DT
11DT
4DT

Daily shopping hours diverted via Hampton Sainsbury,s

29.10.94
FW151+
12DT/3M
12DT/3M
6DT

HEATHROW AIRPORT CENTRAL Bus Station, Tunnel, Compass Centre, Bath Road, Harlington Corner, Hatton Cross, Feltham, Hanworth, Hampton Hill, Teddington, Hampton Wick, KINGSTON
Diverted at Heathrow via British Airways Compass Centre

29.06.96
Buslines
15Dart
14Dart
7Dart

Operation transferred to London Buslines

LBL 618

London Bus Lines dedicated 285 livery at Hatton Cross Station

This image available on the
First London download

30.06.01
HH451+
17DPS
16DPS
12DPS

HEATHROW AIRPORT CENTRALTerminal 3, Tunnel, Bath Road, Harlington Corner, Hatton Cross, Feltham, Hanworth, Hampton Hill, Teddington, Hampton Wick, KINGSTON
Contract reassigned to London United, and routeing via Compass Centre withdrawn
At Hampton Sainsbury's buses stayed outside until remedial works were made by Sainsbury's, allegedly the longer buses couldn't turn there. Buses re-entered Sainsbury's by September. More importantly, in Hampton Hill buses were rerouted away from Windmill Road, because of problems with parked cars, especially in the narrow section at the High Street end, the installation of chicanes along the Road hadn't helped either. Nothing was ever done about this, and in the end the temporary rerouteing became permanent. New stops were then added in the previously unserved section of Uxbridge Road south of Windmill Road, the 726 used to traverse this section nonstop, but now calls at the new stop at Ormond Drive! (also used by the R70, but there was no stop there before). This broke up a long nonstop section on the 726 between Park Road and Hampton Church.
New Night route added (N285) making this a 24 hour service.
Route H91 was transferred to Stamford brook (V) to make room for this new addition

DPS561

DPS561 Hatton Cross Station

 

This image available on the
Transdev download
01.12.01
HH451+
19DPS
18DPS
17DPS

HEATHROW Terminal 3, KINGSTON
Route T123, from Feltham Station to Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3, was merged with the 285. Buses were diverted via a double run on New Road, off Feltham Station Roadbridge, to the north side of Feltham Station (though southbound buses can use the Bedfont Lane level crossing if the gates are open, they don't miss any stops doing this), and at Heathrow was extended to Terminal 3 (the T123 had served all three terminals). There was also a pvr increase and even newer route branded DPSs with luggage space were provided (the DPs off the T123 were employed elsewhere at AV and HH, and the nearly new DPSs off the 285 went to TV for Routes K2/K3). However, there was stand problems at Terminal 3, and the route was soon cut back to the Central Bus Station. The date was never recorded officially, but was sometime between 5 January 2002 and April 2002.

25.01.03
HH451+
19DPS
18DPS
17DPS

HEATHROW Terminal 3, KINGSTON
Route re-extended to Terminal 3.
The route offically diverted via Uxbridge Road instead of Windmill Road in Hampton Hill.

285 map
Scanned from LT leaflet dated 25.01.03
19.03.05
HH451+
18DPS
17DPS
10DPS

HEATHROW Central Bus Station- KINGSTON
Withdrawn between Terminal 3 and Central Bus Station

25.03.06
HH451+
19DPS
17DPS
13DPS

Rerouted via Eastern Perimeter Road between Hatton Cross and Harlington Corner upon closure of Eastchurch Road.

01.07.06
HH451+
19DPS
17DPS
13DPS

Contract extended for two years

28.06.08
HH451+
19DPS
17DPS
13DPS

Start of new contract

17.09.08
HH451+
19DE
17DE
13DE
Night service
HH471+
4DE
4DE
4DE

Start of conversion of Darts to Enviro 200's. completed by 27.09.08

DE17

DE17 Bath Road Harlington Corner

This image available on the
Transdev download

285 times

Operating Garages

Buslines
Changeover point , Macdonalds Bath Road

FW Fulwell
Changeover point at HAMPTON HILL Hampton Road.

NB Norbiton
Changeover point Kingston Bus Station or Norbiton Church.

AL Merton
Changeover point Wimbledon Station

HH Hounslow Heath
Changeover point Hatton Cross Station. (shuttle cars provided)

Page dedicated to Don Hodgkinson

HEATHROW AIRPORT, CENTRAL BUS STATION

Private stand for 10 buses in marked bays on north side of Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station.

Buses proceed from Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station via Bus Parking Area to stand, departing via Bus Parking Area to Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station.
Set down in Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station, at Stand 16 and pick up in Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station, at Stand 20.

HEATHROW AIRPORT NORTH (from Kingston, Cromwell Road Bus Station)
Turning Point Only, Buses must not stand

Buses proceed from Bath Road via Nene Road and Sipson Road departing to Bath Road.
Set down in Bath Road, at Stop BM and pick up in Bath Road, at Stop BJ.

HARLINGTON CORNER, NOBEL DRIVE (from Kingston, Cromwell Road Bus Station)

Public stand in Nobel Drive (East arm), commencing 45 metres north of Bath Road and continuing 21 metres north.
Buses proceed from Hatton Road North via Harlington High Street, Bath Road, Nobel Drive, Nobel Drive (East Arm), Nobel Drive (East Roundabout) and Nobel Drive (East Arm) to stand, departing via Nobel Drive (East Arm), Bath Road and Hatton Road North to Northern Perimeter Road.
Set down in Hatton Road North, at Stop M and pick up in Northern Perimeter Road, at Stop K.

HATTON CROSS BUS STATION

Private stand for 6 buses in marked bays on north side (4 buses) and in centre (2 buses) of Hatton Cross Bus Station on south side of Southern Perimeter Road.

From Heathrow Airport, Central Bus Station.
Buses proceed from Hatton Cross Bus Station direct to stand, departing to Hatton Cross Bus Station.
Set down in Hatton Cross Bus Station, at Alighting Point and pick up in Hatton Cross Bus Station, at Stop A.

From Kingston, Cromwell Road Bus Station.
Buses proceed from Hatton Cross Bus Station direct to stand, departing to Hatton Cross Bus Station.
Set down in Hatton Cross Bus Station, at Alighting Point and pick up in Hatton Cross Bus Station, at Stop C.

FELTHAM STATION (from Kingston, Cromwell Road Bus Station)
Turning Point Only, Buses must not stand

Buses proceed from Feltham Station Forecourt departing to Feltham Station Forecourt.
Set down in Feltham Station Forecourt, at Stop D and pick up in Feltham Station Forecourt, at Stop D.

HANWORTH, APEX ROUNDABOUT (from Heathrow Airport, Central Bus Station)
Turning Point Only, Buses must not stand

Buses proceed from Hampton Road West via Apex Corner departing to Hampton Road West.
Set down in Hampton Road West, at Stop D and pick up in Hampton Road West, at Stop U.

HANWORTH, APEX ROUNDABOUT (from Kingston, Cromwell Road Bus Station)
Turning Point Only, Buses must not stand

Buses proceed from Hampton Road East via Apex Corner departing to Hampton Road East.
Set down in Hampton Road East, at Stop T and pick up in Hampton Road East, at Stop E.

HAMPTON, SAINSBURYS

Public stand for one bus in private Road off Hampton Road East within Sainsburys Superstore outside the coffee shop.

From Heathrow Airport, Central Bus Station.
Buses proceed from Sainsburys Access Road direct to stand, departing to Sainsburys Access Road.
Set down in Sainsburys Access Road, at Stop S and pick up in Sainsburys Access Road, at Stop S.

From Kingston, Cromwell Road Bus Station.
Buses proceed from Sainsburys Access Road direct to stand, departing to Sainsburys Access Road.
Set down in Sainsburys Access Road, at Stop S and pick up in Sainsburys Access Road, at Stop S.

TEDDINGTON, PARK ROAD (from Heathrow Airport, Central Bus Station)

Public stand on west side of Park Road, 25 metres north of junction with The Causeway.
Buses proceed from BRoad Street via The Causeway and Park Road to stand, departing via Park Road to BRoad Street.
Set down in BRoad Street, at Stop E and pick up in BRoad Street, at Stop F.

HAMPTON WICK ROUNDABOUT (from Heathrow Airport, Central Bus Station)
Turning Point Only, Buses must not stand

Buses proceed from Hampton Wick High Street via A308 departing to Hampton Wick High Street.
Set down in Hampton Wick High Street, at Stop H and pick up in Hampton Wick High Street, at Stop A.

KINGSTON, CROMWELL ROAD BUS STATION

Private stand for 12 buses in marked bays in Cromwell Road Bus Station on north side of Cromwell Road. Buses to stand as follows:
Bays A5/A6, Route 285,
Bays A7/A8, Route 111,

Bay A9, Route 216,
Bay A10, Route 411,
Bay A11, other operators,
Bay A12, Route 481 and other operators, Bays A13/A14, Route K1,
Bays A15/A16, Route 71.

Buses proceed from Cromwell Road via Cromwell Road Bus Station to stand, departing to Cromwell Road Bus Station.
Set down in Cromwell Road, at Stop A2 and pick up in Cromwell Road Bus Station, at Stop A5/A6.

Garage Journeys

From Hounslow Heath Garage to Kingston, Cromwell Road Bus Station:

From garage via Tamian Way, Green Lane, Staines Road, Wellington Road South, Nelson Road, Hospital Bridge Road, Sixth Cross Road, South Road, Stanley Road, BRoad Street, The Causeway, Park Road, Sandy Lane, Park Road, Church Grove, Hampton Court Road, Kingston Bridge, Horsefair, Wood Street, Kingsgate Road, Sopwith Road, Richmond Road, Cromwell Road and bus station to line of route.

From Kingston, Cromwell Road Bus Station to Hounslow Heath Garage:

From line of route via Cromwell Road (contra flow Bus Lane), Wood Street, Horsefair, Kingston Bridge, Hampton Court Road, Church Grove, Park Road, Sandy Lane, Park Road, The Causeway, BRoad Street, Stanley Road, South Road, Sixth Cross Road, Hospital Bridge Road, Nelson Road, Wellington Road South, Staines Road, Green Lane and Tamian Way to garage.

From Hounslow Heath Garage to Heathrow Airport Central, Bus Station:

From garage via Tamian Way, Green Lane, The Causeway, The Parkway, Bath Road, Nene Road, East Ramp, Tunnel Road East, Main Airport Tunnel, Inner Ring Road East and bus station to line of route.

From Heathrow Airport Central, Bus Station to Hounslow Heath Garage:

From line of route via Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station, Inner Ring Road West, Main Airport Tunnel, Tunnel Road West, West Ramp, Newman Road, Northern Perimeter Road (West), Newport Road (west arm), Newbury Road, Newport Road (north arm), Bath Road, The Parkway, The Causeway, Green Lane and Tamian Way to garage.

Authorised Vehicle Types:

Single Deck vehicles up to 10.2 m long.
Double Deck vehicles up to 10.2m long may be used

 

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