Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
02.12.06
QB221+
20dd
18dd
12dd
New contract

KENSAL RISE STN - Ladbroke Grove - Notting Hill Gate - Kensington - Royal Albert Hall - Knightsbridge - Sloane Square - Queenstown Rd - Wandsworth Rd - WANDSWORTH ROAD STATION.
The terminal working at Wandsworth Road is via Albion Avenue - Union Grove - Union Road and turn left into Wandsworth Road and line of route.
New route operated by Travel London
Tridents used on introduction but Enviro 400 type introduced from 22.01.07 and all were in place by 31.03.07

 

 

ED23 Kensal Rise stand

 


21.05.09
QB221+
20ED
18ED
12ED
Now under Abellio London ownership

KENSAL RISE  -  WANDSWORTH ROAD STATION
Contract novated to Abellio

 

9404 Notting Hill Gate

 


03.12.11
QB221+
20ED
18ED
12ED

KENSAL RISE  -  WANDSWORTH ROAD STATION
Contract renewal

01.05.14
QB221+
20ED
18ED
12ED

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

19.11.16
QB221+
23ED
21ED
13ED

KENSAL RISE  -  VAUXHALL BUS STATION
Extended from Wandsworth Road Station to Vauxhall Bus Station via Wandsworth Road

03.12.16
QB221+
23ED
21ED
13ED

KENSAL RISE  -  VAUXHALL BUS STATION
Contract extended for two years

01.12.18
X
18VN
18VN
14VN
New contract

KENSAL RISE  -  VAUXHALL BUS STATION
Start of new contract with Tower Transit

Tower Transit: VN36111 at Vauxhall

© Alisha Juszckyk


18.07.20
X
18VN
18VN
14VN

WESTBOURNE PARK STATION  -  Great Western Road  -  Westbourne Park Road  -  Ladbroke Grove  -  Notting Hill Gate  -  Kensington  -  Knightsbridge  -  Sloane Square  -  Chelsea Bridge  -  Silvertown Road  - Wandsworth Road  -  VAUXHALL STATION
Temporarily withdrawn between Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Rise, diverted via Westbourne Park Road to WESTBOURNE PARK STATION

When Tower Transit lost Route 25 the spare WH type were used for Routes 262, 308 and 473 thus making the MV type on the 308 available and these were sent to Westbourne Park for the 452

MV38236 seen here on a fine afternoon at Sloane Square

© Anthony Moore


13.02.21
X
18MV
14MV
14MV

KENSAL RISE  -  VAUXHALL
Service restored between Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Rise

11.12.21
X
18MV
14MV
14MV

KENSAL RISE  -  VAUXHALL
Operation transferred to London Transit (part of RATP Group) at Westbourne Park Garage.

 

Operating Garages

QB Battersea
Crew changeover point Queenstown Road / Silverthorne Road

X Westbourne Park
Crew changeover point Kensal Rise Station or NOTTING HILL GATE Pembridge Road
During temporary diversion from July 2020
changeovers done at garage

 

Live visual

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 20.01.22