Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
04.03.36
HW
10LT+
11LT+
15LT
    3LT/97 3LT/97  
 
S
14LT
14LT
15LT

SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - Wood Lane - White City - Westway - East Acton - Western Avenue - North Acton - Park Royal Station - Hanger Lane Stn - Perivale - Greenford- Ruislip Road - Mornington Road - Somerset Road - Lady Margaret Road - Southall - Norwood Green - Heston - Lampton Corner - Bell Corner - Staines Road - HOUNSLOW HEATH
New Route replacing Route 93 between East Acton and Hounslow Heath and Southall and Route 120 between Southall and Hounslow Heath

01.12.37
HW
12LT+
14LT+
15LT
    4LT/17 1LT/97  
 
S
14LT
14LT
15LT


SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - Wood Lane - White City - Westway - East Acton - Western Avenue - North Acton - Park Royal Station - Hanger Lane Stn - Perivale - Greenford - Ruislip Road - Mornington Road -Somerset Road - Allenby Road - North Road - Carlyle Avenue - Southall - Norwood Green - Heston - Lampton Corner - Bell Corner - Staines Road - HOUNSLOW HEATH
Diverted between Greenford and Southall as shown in italic

12.10.38
HW
14LT
14LT
15LT
 
S
14LT
14LT
15LT


WANDSWORTH BRIDGE Tavern
( Mon-Sat ) - Wandsworth Bridge Road - Harwood Road - Fulham Broadway - North End Road - West Kensington - Olympia - Holland Road - SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road ( Suns ) - SOUTHALL White Swan ( Mon-Sat ) - HOUNSLOW HEATH ( Suns )
Mon-Sat extended from Shepherds Bush to Wandsworth Bridge via section of withdrawn Route 26
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Southall and Hounslow Heath - this section replaced by reintroduce Route 120

05.04.39
HW
14LT
14LT
15LT
 
S
14LT
14LT
15LT


WANDSWORTH BRIDGE Tavern ( Mon-Sat ) - SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road ( Suns ) - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Mon-Sat ) - HOUNSLOW HEATH ( Suns )
Mon-Sat extended in Southall from White Swan to Brent Road

Extracted from 1939 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

I wonder if anyone travelled from Hounslow Heath to Shepherds Bush when there was the 657 trolleybus available


18.10.39
HW
14LT
14LT
15LT
 
S
14LT
14LT
15LT


WANDSWORTH BRIDGE Tavern ( Mon-Sat ) - SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road ( Suns ) - SOUTHALL Brent Road
Sunday service between Southall and Hounslow Heath replaced by Revised Route 120

22.11.39
HW
14LT
9LT
10LT
 
S
14LT
15LT
10LT


SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - SOUTHALL Brent Road
Withdrawn between Shepherds Bush and Wandsworth Bridge without replacement - 49 and 28 alternative

Taken from February 1946 Red Book

12.11.47
HW
18LT
8STL
19LT
16LT
      +2LT/120  
 
S
22LT
21LT
15LT

SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Mon-Sat ) - North Hyde Road - HAYES Blythe Road ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Bent Road to Hayes providing a Sunday service along North Hyde Road for the first time

20.10.48
HW
26STL
19STL
19STL
      +2STL/120  
 
S
22LT
21LT
14LT

SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Mon-Sat ) -   HAYES Blythe Road ( Suns )
Southall (HW) converted from LT to STL type

1949 first and last times

26.10.49
HW
26RTW
16RTW
8RTW
5STL
 
S
26RTW
16RTW
8RTW
4RTL

SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Mon-Sat ) -   HAYES Blythe Road ( Suns )
RTL/RTW introduction

07.10.51
HW
26RT
16RT
13RT
 
S
22RTL
20RTL
12RTL

SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Mon-Sat ) -   HAYES Blythe Road ( Suns )
RTW allocation replaced by RT/RTL


06.05.53
HW
27RT
16RT
18RT
 
S
22RTL
20RTL
10RTL

SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Mon-Sat ) -   HAYES Blythe Road ( Suns )
New schedule

17.10.56
HW
25RT
10RT
10RT
 
S
21RTL
20RTL
10RTL

SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Mon-Sat ) -   HAYES Blythe Road ( Suns )
New schedule

30.04.58
HW
25RT
10RT
11RT
 
S
18RTL
20RTL
7RTL

SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road - SOUTHALL Brent Road ( Mon-Sat ) -   HAYES Blythe Road ( Suns )
New schedule

April 1958 first and last times

26.11.58
HW
27RT
10RT
9RT
 
S
18RTL
21RTL
7RTL

SHEPHERDS BUSH - HAYES Blythe Road
Monday-Saturday extended from Southall to Hayes replacing part of withdrawn service 83

November 1958 first and last times

RTL576

RTL576 with a 5 line blind display

Jeff Lloyd Collection


19.08.59
HW
27RT
10RT
9RT
 
S
19RTL
21RTL
7RTL


SHEPHERDS BUSH
- HAYES STATION - Church Road - Lansbury Drive - HAYES NORTH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Monday-Friday peaks extended from Hayes to Hayes North.

03.10.65
HW
22RT
16RT
10RT
 
S
7RTL
--
4RT


SHEPHERDS BUSH
- SOUTHALL (Monday-Saturday) - HAYES STN (Monday-Friday peaks/Suns)
Withdrawn between Southall and Hayes except Mon-Fri peaks and Sunday and further withdrawn between Hayes and Hayes North - this section being replaced by New  Route 195
Saturday S allocation withdrawn.

31.12.66
HW
19RT
19RT
5RT
 
S
7RT
--
4RT


SHEPHERDS BUSH
- SOUTHALL (Monday-Friday) - HAYES STATION (Monday-Friday peaks/Suns) - HAYES NORTH (Sats)
Saturday extended from Southall to Hayes North replacing   withdrawn 195

30.05.67
HW
19RT
19RT
5RT
 
S
7RT
--
4RT


SHEPHERDS BUSH
- SOUTHALL Brent Road (Monday-Friday) - HAYES STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Suns) - CHARVILLE LANE ESTATE (Sats)
Extended from Hayes North to Charville Lane Estate.

07.09.68
HW
26RT
19RT
5RT
 
S
5RT
--
4RT

SHEPHERDS BUSH - HAYES STN (Suns) - CHARVILLE LANE ESTATE (Monday-Saturday)
Monday-Friday extended from Southall to Charville Lane Estate replacing   service 195

30.11.68
HW
26RT+
11RT
5RT
    2RT/12    
 
S
5RT
10RT
4RT

SHEPHERDS BUSH - HAYES STN (Suns) - CHARVILLE LANE ESTATE (Monday-Saturday)
Saturday S allocation re-introduced.

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

28.06.69
HW
26RT
12RT
5RT
 
S
5RT
10RT
3RT

SHEPHERDS BUSH - HAYES STN (Suns) - CHARVILLE LANE ESTATE (Monday-Saturday)
Monday-Friday peak  journeys bifurcated from Brent Road to Arrow Switches Factory.

RT2117 heads down the Western Avenue as it approaches Park Royal Station. It's on an early afternoon rush hour journey to the Arrow Switches factory off Brent Road in Southall and running as HW110 on route 105.
These short bifurcations ran from June 1969 until January 1973.
A stop behind - and measuring it off - is a sister on the 187.
A warm muggy afternoon sees almost every window open - including the downstairs front one - pure luxury when given plenty of welly down a road such as the old A40.

 

© Malcolm Allan


18.04.70
HW
26RT
11RT
5RT
 
S
5RT
9RT
--

SHEPHERDS BUSH - HAYES STN (Suns) - CHARVILLE LANE ESTATE (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday S allocation withdrawn.

Red Books for sale
04.12.71
HW
14RT
4RT
4RT
 
S
5RT
7RT
--

SHEPHERDS BUSH - SOUTHALL Town Hall (Suns) - SOUTHALL Brent Road (Mon-Sat)  -  SOUTHALL Arrow Switches Factory ( Mon-Fri peak journeys )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Southall and Charville Lane Estate - replaced by re-introduced 195.
Sunday withdrawn between Southall Town Hall and Hayes Station - replaced by re-introduced 195.

1971 first and last times
Red Books for sale

06.01.73
HW
14RT
5RT
5RT
 
S
7RT
7RT
--

SHEPHERDS BUSH - East Acton - Park Royal - Greenford - Southall - Western Road - Cranford Lane - Cranford - Harlington Corner - HEATHROW CENTRAL
Diverted at Western Road Southall via Cranford to Heathrow Central.
Arrow Switches journeys withdrawn.

Image captured by Bob Ford


11.10.75
HW
14RT
5RT
5RT
 
S
7RT
7RT
--


SHEPHERDS BUSH
- SOUTHALL Havelock Estate (Mon-Sat) or HEATHROW CENTRAL
Bifurcation introduced to Havelock Estate.

RT4721 Hoover Factory, Bideford Avenue, Perivale

busmap.co.uk


30.04.78
HW101+
14RM
9RM
5RM
 
S81+
7RM
5RM
--

SHEPHERDS BUSH - SOUTHALL Havelock Estate (Mon-Sat) or HEATHROW CENTRAL
RT type replaced by RM.

31.01.81
HW101+
20RM
13RM
6RM

SHEPHERDS BUSH - SOUTHALL Havelock Estate (Mon-Sat) or HEATHROW CENTRAL
S replaced by increased HW allocation.

RM1365 (365 CLT) is seen here on the stand at Southall (Brent Road). The bus is showing AR (Tottenham) allocation which seems to have evaded Ian's Bus Stop

© Southall Routemaster

04.09.82
HW101+
17Mc
12Mc
6Mc


SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
- HAVELOCK ESTATE (Mon-Sat) or HEATHROW CENTRAL
Monday-Saturday split into two sections
Heathrow & Greenford / Southall & Shepherds Bush.
Shepherds Bush terminal changed from Wells Road to Caxton Road.
RM type replaced by M crew buses.

23.04.83
HW101+
19M
14M
6M


SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
- HAVELOCK ESTATE (Mon-Sat) or HEATHROW CENTRAL

Converted to One Person Operation

02.06.84
HW101+
19M
14M
6M

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN - Greenford - Mornington Road - Somerset Road - Cornwall Avenue - Allenby Road - Dormers Wells Lane - Burns Avenue - Lady Margaret Road - Southall - HAVELOCK ESTATE (Mon-Sat) or HEATHROW CENTRAL
Diverted in Dormers Wells Lane area.

12.04.86
HW101+
15M
14M
7M

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN - HAVELOCK ESTATE (Mon-Sat) or Heathrow Central - Cargo Tunnel - HEATHROW Terminal 4
Extended at Heathrow to Terminal 4.

09.08.86
HL201+
15M
14M
7M

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN - HAVELOCK ESTATE (Mon-Sat) or Heathrow Central - Cargo Tunnel - HEATHROW Terminal 4
Southall Garage closed - allocation transferred to Hanwell HL.

26.11.88
HL201+
15M
14M
7M


SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
- Greenford - Allenby Road - Dormers Wells Lane - Burns Avenue - Lady Margaret Road - Southall - HEATHROW Terminal 4
Two Sections (Mon-Sat)
SHEPHERDS BUSH - SOUTHALL Town Hall
GREENFORD STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours) - GREENFORD Red Lion (MS evgs) - HEATHROW
Havelock Estate bifurcation withdrawn - replaced by new E5.

M151 working the Shepherds Bush to Southall is seen at
Red Lion Greenford

© Mike Harris


30.09.89
HL201+
14M
14M
7M


SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
,Greenford - Allenby Road - Dormers Wells Lane - Burns Avenue - Lady Margaret Road - Southall - HEATHROW CENTRA
Two Sections (Mon-Sat)
SHEPHERDS BUSH - SOUTHALL Town Hall
GREENFORD STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours) - GREENFORD Red Lion (MS evgs) - HEATHROW
Withdrawn between Heathrow Central and Terminal 4.

01.12.90
HL201+
7M
6M
7M
 
ON
7M
6M
--

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN,Greenford - Allenby Road - Dormers Wells Lane - Burns Avenue - Lady Margaret Road - Southall - HEATHROW CENTRA Two Sections (Mon-Sat)
SHEPHERDS BUSH - SOUTHALL Town Hall
GREENFORD STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours) - GREENFORD Red Lion (MS evgs) - HEATHROW

Monday-Saturday ON introduced on Shepherds Bush section.
Monday-Saturday HL section Heathrow to Greenford.

01.02.92
HL
7M
6M
7M


SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
(Suns) - GREENFORD STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sat evgs) - HEATHROW CENTRAL
Mon-Sat Shepherds Bush to Southall section renumbered 95.

06.02.93
ON41+
8M
8M
6M

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN (Suns) - GREENFORD STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sat evgs) - HEATHROW CENTRAL
HL allocation transferred to ON.

 

LN33 about to turn right onto Ruislip Road - but the destination reads EALING HOSPITAL ?


04.03.95
ON
12MA
11MA
8MA

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN (Suns) - GREENFORD STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sat evgs) - HEATHROW CENTRAL
Converted to minibus operation although 3 Metrobus were used late evening which were later used on Route N89.

 

DW11 Heathrow Central

 

 

27.04.96
GE
13DSL
13DSL
8DSL
CONTRACT REASSIGNED


GREENFORD STN
- HEATHROW CENTRAL
Operation transferred to London & Country (Greenford outstation)
Sunday re-routed at Greenford to Greenford Station - withdrawn section to Shepherds Bush covered by Sunday service on Route 95.

LC227 Greenford Station Dart 227 Greenford Station stand
25.11.96
ON
13SLF
13SLF
8SLF
Contract reassigned

GREENFORD STN - HEATHROW CENTRAL
Operation re-assigned to Centrewest (ON).


13.09.97
LB
13SLF
13SLF
8SLF
Contract novated to LBL

GREENFORD STN - HEATHROW CENTRAL
Operation transferred within First group to London Busline

646 Heathrow

30.06.01
G
15TN
15TN
10TN

GREENFORD STN - HEATHROW CENTRAL
Operation transferred within First group to First London (G) and converted to LF double deck operation
All night service added but numbered N105

DML644 at Greenford Broadway
Single deck, wrong livery and no blinds

16.04.04
G
15TN
15TN
10TN
Night Service
G
4TN
4TN
4TN

GREENFORD STN - HEATHROW CENTRAL (24/7)
Service now 24hr as "N" prefix dropped.

TN33285 Bath Road

 

TN33285 Bath Road

 


01.07.06
G
17TN
16TN
11TN
Night Service
G
4TN
4TN
4TN

GREENFORD STN - HEATHROW CENTRAL (24/7)
Contract renewal

TN33160 Ruislip Road West

 

TN33160 Ruislip Road West

 


02.07.11
PA301+
16VW
17VW
13VW
Night Service
PA861+
3VW
3VW
3VW
Contract reassigned

GREENFORD STN - HEATHROW CENTRAL (24/7)
New contract awarded to Metroline (PA)
Route now goes direct from Heathrow North to Central - Compass Centre diversion withdrawn.

VW1194 Heathrow alighting stop VW1194 Heathrow alighting stop

02.07.16
PA301+
17VW
17VW
13VW
Night Service
PA861+
3VW
3VW
3VW

GREENFORD STN - HEATHROW CENTRAL (24/7)
Contract extended for two years

VW1197 Greenford Station VW1197 Greenford Station

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

30.06.18
HH321+
14VH
15VH
13VH
Night Service
HH341+
3VH
3VH
3VH
Contract reassigned

GREENFORD STATION  -  HEATHROW CENTRAL
Contract reassigned to London United (HH)

VH45262 Heathrow Central © Alisha

VH45262 has just left the stand at Heathrow Central on the way to first departure stop

© Alisha Juszczyk


29.05.21
WK321+
14VH
15VH
13VH
Night Service
AV861+
3VH
3VH
3VH

GREENFORD STATION  -  HEATHROW CENTRAL
Night service reallocated to Hounslow (AV)

30.04.22
WK321+
14VH
15VH
13VH
Night Service
WK341+
3VH
3VH
3VH

GREENFORD STATION  -  HEATHROW CENTRAL
Night service reallocated to Hounslow Heath (WK)

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Current Blind



105

 

Operating Garages

AV Hounslow
Straight through duties ( night service )

HH Hounslow Heath
Changeover point at Heathrow Central or CRANFORD The Avenue

S Shepherds Bush
Changeover point outside garage

ON Alperton
Changeover point Hanger Lane Station

Greenford Base (London & Country)
Changeover point Greenford Station

Buslines Base
Changeover point Southall Green

HW Southall
Changeover point Greenford

HL Hanwell
Changeover point Greenford Broadway or Red Lion stand

G Greenford
Changeover point Greenford Broadway

PA Perivale West
Changeover point Greenford Station - crews travelling from Perivale Station on the Central Line

 

Live visual Heathrow to Greenford

 

  

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Wednesday, 04.05.22