Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AV
2ST+
4ST
4ST
   
1ST/37
   

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - Hounslow West - Cranford - Harlington Corner - Harmondsworth - Longford - Bath Road. Colnbrook - Langley - Slough - Eton - WINDSOR CASTLE

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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30.10.35
AV
3ST
8ST
4ST

HOUNSLOW - WINDSOR CASTLE or CRANFORD Queens Head ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Mon-Sat journeys diverted at Bath Road to Cranford Queens Head from Hounslow

08.04.36
AV
3ST+
8ST
--
    1ST/37    
 
HW
--
--
4STL

HOUNSLOW - WINDSOR CASTLE or CRANFORD Queens Head ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday Hounslow (AV) allocation replaced by Southall (HW)

12.10.38
AV
3ST+
8ST
2ST
    2ST/33    

HOUNSLOW - WINDSOR CASTLE or CRANFORD Queens Head ( Mon-Sat journeys ) 
Sunday Southall (HW) replaced by Hounslow (AV) allocation

03.05.39
AV
3ST+
8ST
--
    2ST/33    
 
HW
--
--
5STL

HOUNSLOW - WINDSOR CASTLE or CRANFORD Queens Head ( Mon-Sat journeys ) 
Sunday Hounslow (AV) allocation replaced by Southall (HW)

07.06.39
HW
5STL
9STL
5STL

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH (Mon-Fri/ Sat am ) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm/Sun) or CRANFORD Queens Head ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Hounslow (AV) allocation withdrawn
Mon-Fri / Sat am withdrawn between Slough and Windsor

06.12.39
HW
5STL
9STL
5STL

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am/evgs / Sun evgs) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat afts /Sun except evgs) or CRANFORD Queens Head ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sat/Sun evenings withdrawn between Slough and Windsor

20.03.40
AV
--
--
5ST
 
HW
5STL
10STL
--

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am / evgs) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat afts /Sun) or CRANFORD Queens Head ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sun evenings reinstated between Slough and Windsor
Sunday Hounslow (AV) allocation reinstated at the expense of Southall (HW)

15.05.40
AV
--
--
5ST
 
HW
5STL
10STL
--

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm / Sun) or CRANFORD Queens Head ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Saturday evenings reinstated between Slough and Windsor

24.11.40
AV
--
--
5ST
 
HW
5STL
10STL
--

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm /Sun ) or CRANFORD Queens Head ( Mon-Sat journeys / Sun evenings)
Sun evenings service to CRANFORD Queens Head introduced

11.06.41
AV
6ST
7ST+
5ST
     
3ST/98
 

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH (( Mon-Fri/ Sat am) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm /Sun) or CRANFORD Queens Head ( evenings only )
Daytime service to CRANFORD Queens Head withdrawn
Southall (HW )allocation withdrawn

29.10.41
AV
6ST
6ST+
5ST
     
4ST/98
 

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH (( Mon-Fri/ Sat am / Sun evenings) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm /Sun except evenings) or CRANFORD Queens Head ( evenings only )
Sun evenings withdrawn between Slough and Windsor

29.03.42
AV
6ST
6ST+
5ST
     
4ST/98
 

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH (( Mon-Fri/ Sat am ) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm /Sun) or CRANFORD Queens Head ( evenings only )
Sun evenings reinstated between Slough and Windsor

18.11.42
AV
10ST+
11ST+
8ST
   
1ST/117
3ST/98
 

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH (( Mon-Fri/ Sat am/ Sun evenings) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm / Sun except evenings) or CRANFORD Queens Head ( evenings only )
Sun evenings withdrawn between Slough and Windsor

30.12.42
AV
10ST+
11ST+
8ST
   
1ST/117
3ST/98
 

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH (( Mon-Fri/ Sat am / Sun evenings) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm / Sun except evenings)
CRANFORD Queens Head journeys withdrawn

21.04.43
AV
12ST
14ST
16ST

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH (( Mon-Fri/ Sat am ) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm / Sun )
Sun evenings reinstated between Slough and Windsor

05.05.43
AV
12ST
14ST
16ST

HOUNSLOW - HARMONDSWORTH Peggy Bedford ( Sun am ) - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm /Sun pm )
Sun am withdrawn between Harmondsworth and Windsor

27.10.43
AV
@12ST
14ST
8ST
@ joint with Route 81A

HOUNSLOW - HARMONDSWORTH Peggy Bedford ( Sun am ) - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am / Sun evenings) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm / Sun afts )
Sun evenings withdrawn between Slough and Windsor

23.04.44
AV
@12ST
@14ST
16ST
@ joint with Route 81A

HOUNSLOW - HARMONDSWORTH Peggy Bedford ( Sun am ) - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am ) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm / Sun )
Sun evenings reinstated between Slough and Windsor

29.10.44
AV
@12ST
@14ST
9ST
@ joint with Route 81A

HOUNSLOW - HARMONDSWORTH Peggy Bedford ( Sun am ) - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am / Sun evenings) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm / Sun afts )
Sun evenings withdrawn between Slough and Windsor

06.05.45
AV
@13ST
@13ST
12ST
@ joint with Route 81A

HOUNSLOW - HARMONDSWORTH Peggy Bedford ( Sun am ) - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am ) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm /Sun )
Sun evenings reinstated between Slough and Windsor

15.07.45
AV
@13ST
@13ST
12ST
@ joint with Route 81A

HOUNSLOW - SLOUGH ( Mon-Fri/ Sat am ) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm /Sun )
Sun am reinstated between Harmondsworth and Windsor

20.10.48
AV
@18RT
@17RT
18RT
@ joint with Route 81A

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - SLOUGH STATION ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm/Sunday )
RT type introduced

Scanned from August 1949 Red Book

Note the service interval Sunday between Hounslow and Harmondsworth

01.05.57
AV
@17RT
12RT+
12RT
     
2RT/98A
 
@ joint with Route 81A

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - SLOUGH STATION ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm/Sunday )
Saturday service on Route 81A withdrawn thus joint allocation ceased

 

RT4301 performs a weekend duty to Windsor Castle and shares the stand with RT2314 on an 81B

 


05.12.62
AV
@9RT
12RT
7RM
@ joint with Route 81A

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - SLOUGH STATION ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) - WINDSOR CASTLE ( Sat pm/Sunday )
Sunday converted to RM buses spare ex 117

08.05.63
AV
9RT
12RT
8RM
@ joint with Route 81A

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Withdrawn between Slough & Windsor.

23.01.66
AV
9RT
7RM
6RM
@ joint with Route 81A

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN (Suns) - Goldhawk Road - Turnham Green - Brentford - Isleworth - London Road HOUNSLOW Bus Station ( Mon-Sat ) - SLOUGH STATION
Sunday extended from Hounslow to Shepherds Bush Green via 117

15.01.68
AV
@9RT
>>7RM
6RM
@ joint with Route 81A  & Route 81C >> Joint with 81C

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN (Suns) - HOUNSLOW Bus Station ( Mon-Sat ) - SLOUGH STATION
Mon-Sat joint allocation introduced with Route 81C ( Slough & Heathrow )

23.08.69
AV
@6RM
@6RM
3RM
@ joint with Route 81C

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Hounslow to Shepherds Bush Green - this section replaced by Route 117
Mon-Fri RM introduction

18.04.70
AV
8SM
7SM
4SM

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Daily Route converted to OPO - joint allocation with 81C withdrawn

SM30 Hounslow West

20.01.73
AV
8SMS
7SMS
4SMS

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Converted from SM to SMS.

SMS723 Wellington Street, Slough
17th April 1976

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22.08.76
AV101+
8LS
7LS
4LS

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
 Converted from SMS to LS

LS24 Heathrow North

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13.07.85
LBL
DM
DM
DM
New Contract

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Operation transferred to London Bus Lines

DM1019 Hounslow West Station on the first day

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29.07.95
WK21+
7DA
7DA
3DA
Contract reassigned

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Route transferred to Westlink (Hounslow Heath)

 

 

DA6 Hounslow West

 


19.11.95
AV91+
--
--
3LS
 
WK21+
7DA
7DA
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Sunday allocation transferred to London United(AV)

04.01.97
WK21+
7DA
7DA
3DA

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Sunday allocation transferred back to Westlink - Hounslow Heath (WK)

23.02.98
WK21+
7DA
7DA
3DA

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Rerouted at all times towards Slough Bus Station via Wellington Street calling at Queensmere Road to serve Queensmere and Observatory Shopping Centre.
On Mon-Sat until 2000 buses towards Hounslow will run via Church Street - Herschel Street and Alpha Street. After 2000 and on Sunday they will run via Wellington Street as now


29.03.98
AV91+
--
--
2LX
 
WK21+
7DA
7DA
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Sunday allocation transferred to London United (AV)

04.01.99
AV91+
--
--
2LX
 
WK901+
7DA
7DA
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
One Mon-Fri morning peak journey operated by Hounslow (AV)

04.09.99
AV91+
1M
--
2LX
 
HH901+
5LX/2M
5LX/2M
--
HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
DA type vehicles withdrawn.

 

 

Leyland Lynx LX4 Hounslow Bus Station

 


24.06.00
AV351+
5LX
5LX
2DP
 
AV361+
2L
2L
--
Westlink allocation transferred to Hounslow (AV)

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
New operator

31.03.01
AV351+
10DP
9DP
4DP
 
AV361+
1L
--
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Converted to single deck low floor operation except for Mon-Fri am peak when one Olympian operated

 

 

DP1 Bath Road Heathrow

 


05.10.02
HH321+
10DP
10DP
5DP
 
HH331+
1M
--
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Allocation transferred to Hounslow Heath
This made room at Hounslow for the 419 which made space at V for the 49 which made space at Shepherds Bush for the new 148

30.07.05
HH321+
10DP
10DP
5DP
 
HH331+
1VA
--
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Contract renewal

03.09.05
HH321+
9DP
11DP
6DP
 
HH331+
2VA
--
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Double deck journeys introduced all day instead of just isolated peak journeys.

12.11.05
AV251+
9DP
10DP
5DP
 
AV115
TA ex 120
--
--
Allocation moved to Hounslow (AV)

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Allocation moved to Hounslow - H22 replaced.

04.04.06
AV251+
9DP
10DP
5DP
 
AV115
TA ex 120
--
--
LONDON UNITED logo replaced by Transdev

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
New operator

12.05.07
AV251+
13DP
13DP
7VA
 
AV266+
2TA
--
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Frequency increase

DP36 Bath Road Heathrow

25.08.07
AV251+
15DP
13DP
7VA
 
AV266+
2TA
--
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Projected out of service to Isleworth Fire Station stand.

May 08
AV251+
15DP
13DP
7DP
 
AV266+
2TA
--
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Sunday Route reverted to single deck.

27.06.09
AV251+
14DP
12DP
7DP
 
AV266+
2TA
--
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Stand working reverted to Hounslow Bus Station.

10.10.09
AV251+
13TA
12TA
7TA

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Converted to double deck operation.

VP130 Bath Road, Heathrow

 

VP130 Bath Road - Heathrow

 


31.07.10
AV251+
13VA
12VA
7VA

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Contract extended for two years

03.03.11
AV251+
13VA
12VA
7VA
TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Newoperator

 

 

VA76 seen with the new logo leaving Hounslow Bus Station

 


28.05.11
AV251+
14VA
13VA
7VA

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Diverted in Slough to new Bus Station

 

 

The Polish Scanias occasionally see service on the route as shown here by SP38 in Hounslow High Street

 

 


28.07.12
AV251+
14ADE
13ADE
7ADE

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Contract renewal

TLA2

TLA2 The Bell, Hounslow

© Jack Marian

29.07.17
AV251+
15ADE
13ADE
10ADE

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Contract extended for two years

ADE11 seen in Slough

© Lawrence Living


27.07.19
SG351+
16VW
15VW
12VW
Contract reassigned


HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SLOUGH STATION
Contract reassigned to Metroline working from the ex Westbus base at Lampton

VW1055

VW1055 is pictured leaving Lampton garage about to make the short dead run to Hounslow Bus Station to begin its next journey to Slough. The SG code not yet applied

© Jack Marian



 

 

 

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Operating Garages

SG Lampton
Changeover point - Hounslow Garage.

AV Hounslow
Changeover point - Hounslow Garage.

WK Westlink
Changeover point A4/A312 lay by or Hounslow Bus Station.

LBL Isleworth/Southall
Changeover point - Hounslow Garage.

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Saturday, 03.07.21