Route History

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 Kingston Station

 

01.07.64
FW
16RM
14RM
7RM
This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book

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

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27.03.71
FW
19RM
16RM
5SM

Sunday service converted to One Man Operation.

12.08.72
FW
19RM
16RM
5SM

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  ( Mon-Sat )  -  TWICKENHAM STATION ( Suns )  -  TOLWORTH BROADWAY ( Daily )  - CHESSINGTON Industrial Estate ( Mon-Fri peaks )


20.04.75
FW
19RM
16RM
5DMS

Sunday service converted to double deck (DMS).

DMS156 (FW) Wood Street, Kingston

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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Sunday extended from Twickenham to Hounslow replacing withdrawn servce 73 between these points.

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Withdrawn between Tolworth and Chessington Industrial Estate.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
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 Kingston on the way to Chessington WOFA

 

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Withdrawn between Tolworth and Chessington.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.

M1341 (AV) Kingston, odd that Ewell Road on the blind is different from FW blinds which have to make do with "Rd"

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

HOUNSLOW - TEDDINGTON SCHOOL Broom Road (One am/pm peak jny) - TOLWORTH
Teddington School journeys included in 281 schedule, 281S withdrawn
Sunday AV allocation withdrawn.

 

M1069 London General tram livery at Hounslow

31.08.96
FW1+
18M
16M
7M

AV allocation withdrawn (although on rugby days a small AV allocation was worked.)

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

 

22.05.98
FW1+
21VA
20VA
9VA

Volvo Olympian - Alexanders introduced (non low floor)

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

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
The Teddington School journeys renumbered 681

 

Route Branded VA53 seen in Kingston

 

03.05.03
FW1+
22TA
20TA
10TA

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
Converted d/d to low floor d/d

 

TA336 at the Red Lion stop in Tolworth

 

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

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
New operator

 

TA239 Twickenham Green

 

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

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
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

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
Contract renewal

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


HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
New operator

TA335 squeezes past a WVL on the 85


05.07.14
FW1+
23SP+
22SP
14SP
    2SP/681    
Night Service
FW26+
4SP
4SP
4SP

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
Contract renewal

 

SP88 Hounslow High Street

 

06.07.19
FW1+
23SP+
22SP
14SP
    2SP/681    
Night Service
FW26+
4SP
4SP
4SP

HOUNSLOW - TOLWORTH BROADWAY
Contract extended for two years

Experimental BCE47000 Treaty Centre, Hounslow

© Jack Marian

 

Operating Garages

FW Fulwell
Crew changeover point Hampton Road but currently South Road

AV Hounslow
Crew changeover point at garage

Live visual

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Thursday, 04.02.21