Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
11.11.00
V41+
7DRL
7DRL
4DRL

HAMMERSMITH BUS STATION - Hammersmith Bridge - Lonsdale Road - Howsman Road - Verdun Road - Suffolk Road - Lonsdale Road - Barnes Bridge Stn - Mortlake High Street - Lower Richmond Road - Richmond Station - RICHMOND BUS STATION
NEW ROUTE: replaces Route R69

 

 

DRL166 Richmond Station bridge - note the blanked out section on the blind - originally the route was to go via Kew Gardens but this never happened

 

05.10.02
AV351+
7DRL
7DRL
4DRL

Allocation moved to Hounslow (AV)

Taken from 2001 leaflet, click map to enlarge
30.11.02
AV351+
7DPS
7DPS
4DPS

Converted to low floor single deck operation.

31.08.03
V91+
6DPS
6DPS
4DPS

Allocation moved back to Stamford Brook (V)

 

DPS661 Richmond Bus Station

 

12.11.05
NC
6sd
6sd
4sd
Contract reassigned to NCP and operate from a base in Rugby Road - Twickenham.
 

 

 

Dart 02 by the Hammersmith Bridge Bus Gate

 

 

 

21.04.09
NC
6Dart
6Dart
4Dart
NCP renamed NSL

 

NCP23 Hammersmith Lower Bus Station

© Andrew Ha


16.11.09
NC
6Dart
6Dart
4Dart
NSL purchased by Transdev
 

 

Confusing company logo and fleet number here. NCP01 seen at Lower Mortlake Road

 

 

13.11.10
NC201+
7DPS
5DPS
3DPS
Contract extended for two years

03.03.11
NC
7DPS
6DPS
4DPS
Transdev purchased by RATP

 

 

DPS704 Richmond Bus Station

 

02.03.13
V481+
6DPS
6DPS
4DPS

Twickenham (NC) closed - operation moved to Stamford Brook (V)

 

DE127 Hammersmith Bus Station

© Jack Marian

31.05.14
S481+
6DPS
6DPS
4DPS

Allocation moved from Stamford Brook (V) to Shepherds Bush (S) - this was part of a program to make room at Stamford Brook (V) for New Route E3

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
24.06.17
AV91+
6DPS
6DPS
4DPS

RICHMOND  -  HAMMERSMITH
Allocation moved to Hounslow, partly to compensate for loss of Route 120 and to make room at Shepherds Bush for new Route 70

11.11.17
AV91+
6DPS
6DPS
4DPS

Contract renewal

30.06.18
FW281+
6DPS
6DPS
4DPS

RICHMOND  -  HAMMERSMITH
Allocation moved to Fulwell (FW) to make room for H22

11.04.19
FW281+
6DPS
6DPS
4DPS

RICHMOND  -  HAMMERSMITH BRIDGE South Side
Curtailed south side of Hammersmith Bridge as a result of closure

  DE20117 Barnes Bridge Station stop
18.05.19
FW281+
6DPS
6DPS
3DPS

Richmond George Street - George Street - The Quadrant - Richmond Station - Kew Road - Lower Mortlake Road - Manor Circus - Lower Richmond Road - Mortlake High Street (junction with Sheen Lane for Mortlake Station) - The Terrace - Barnes Bridge Station - The Terrace - Lonsdale Road - Suffolk Road - Ferry Road - Verdun Road - Howsman Road - Kilmington Road - Lonsdale Road - Castelnau - Church Road - Barnes Pond 

Barnes
 Pond - Church Road - Castelnau - Lonsdale Road - Kilmington Road - Howsman Road - Verdun Road - Ferry Road - Suffolk Road - Lonsdale Road - The Terrace - Barnes Bridge Station - The Terrace - Mortlake High Street (junction with Sheen Lane for Mortlake Station) - Lower Richmond Road - Manor Circus - Lower Mortlake Road - Kew Road - Richmond Station - The Quadrant - The Square - Eton Street - Paradise Road - Church Terrace - Wakefield Road - Richmond Bus Station 
Underlined sections operate on a Hail & Ride basis - buses stop anywhere safe 

Diverted at LONSDALE ROAD / CASTELNAU via Castelnau and Church Road to BARNES POND as a result of Hammersmith Bridge closure

Taken from Mike Harris map dated 15.06.19
Greater London Bus Map
28.09.19
FW281+
13DE
13DE
7DE

RICHMOND  -  ROEHAMPTON Bessborough Road
Diverted at Red Lion Barnes via withdrawn section of Route 72 to Roehampton

Click to enlarge




 

Operating Garages

FW FULWELL
Crew Changeover pointIS RICHMOND Bus Station

V Stamford Brook
Crew Changeover point was Hammersmith Bus Station.

AV Hounslow
2002-2003 Crew Changeover point was Richmond Bus Station.
Crew Changeover point was Richmond Bus Station AND Hammersmith Bus Station
From June 2017 changeovers made at Richmond and Hammersmith

NC Twickenham
Crew Changeover point was Richmond Bus Station AND Hammersmith Bus Station
Meal reliefs generally taken at Hammersmith but some start and finish change overs taken at Richmond stand

S Shepherds Bush
Crew Changeover point Hammersmith Bus Station

COMMENT
A look at the 419 fare chart reveals the original intended route but this never happened

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Friday, 04.10.19