Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
30.11.68
HL
13MBS
11MBS
4MBS

GREENFORD Red Lion - Pitshanger Lane - Ealing Broadway - West Ealing - Northfields - Windmill Road - BRENTFORD County Court
NEW ROUTE: replaces Route 97

01.01.70

Taken from January 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
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16.05.70
HL
14MBS
12MBS
4MBS

GREENFORD Red Lion - BRENTFORD County Court ( Mon-Sat ) or SYON PARK ( Suns 1100 - 2100 )
Sunday 1100 - 2100 extended from Brentford via London Road to Syon Park terminating in the triangle by Syon Lane.

MBS494 about to terminate at Syon Park

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07.12.75
HL
14DMS
12DMS
4DMS

GREENFORD  -  BRENTFORD  -  SYON PARK ( Sunday )
Converted to double deck operation.

DMS1956 Ruislip Road East

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17.01.81
HL71+
12M
8M
5M

GREENFORD  -  BRENTFORD  -  SYON PARK ( Sunday )
Converted from DMS to Metrobus.

04.09.82
HL71+
10M
8M
4M

GREENFORD  -  BRENTFORD  -  SYON PARK ( Sunday )
Certain peak journeys diverted in Ealing via Cleveland Road and Castlebar Hill instead of Pitshanger Lane.

 

M160 Ealing Broaway Station

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02.06.84
HL71+
13M
11M
7M

RUISLIP LIDO (Summer Sunday) - Bury Street   -   Ruislip High Street   -   RUISLIP STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Ruislip Gardens - Yeading - Greenford - Pitshanger lane - Ealing - Northfields - BRENTFORD County Court ( Mon-Sat ) or SYON PARK (Suns)
+ additonal Mon-Fri peak journeys via Cleveland Road and Castlebar Hill
Extended from Greenford to Ruislip Station ( Mon-Sat ) and further extended Summer Sundays to Ruislip Lido replacing withdrawn 273.

29.09.84
HL71+
13M
11M
6M

RUISLIP STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - BRENTFORD County Court ( Mon-Sat ) or SYON PARK (Suns)
+ additonal Mon-Fri peak journeys via Cleveland Road and Castlebar Hill
Withdrawn between Ruislip Station and Ruislip Lido for winter months. This pattern of operation continued until 1990

21.06.86
HL71+
14M
11M
7M

RUISLIP LIDO (Summer Sunday) - Bury Street - Ruislip High Street - RUISLIP STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Ruislip Gardens - Yeading - Greenford - Pitshanger lane - Ealing - Northfields - BRENTFORD County Court ( Mon-Sat ) or SYON PARK (Suns)
Mon-Fri peak journeys diverted in Ealing via Cleveland Road and Castlebar Hill withdrawn

21.07.90
HL71+
12M
9M
7M

RUISLIP STATION (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion ( Mon-Sat ) - BRENTFORD County Court ( Mon-Sat ) or SYON PARK (Suns)
Withdrawn Monday-Saturday between Ruislip and Greenford - this section replaced by new E7.

11.11.90
HL
RW
RW
RW

Converted to RW operation joint with route E1 and marketed under the name 'E-LINE'

RW24 Ruislip Station

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07.07.91
HL
RW
RW
RW

RUISLIP LIDO(Sun ) - GREENFORD Red Lion ( Mon-Sat ) - BRENTFORD County Court ( Mon-Sat ) or SYON PARK (Suns)
Sunday extended from Ruislip Station to Ruislip Lido (this was the last season for this extension)

MA58 Haven Green

08.09.91
HL
RW
RW
RW

RUISLIP STATION (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion ( Mon-Sat ) - BRENTFORD County Court ( Mon-Sat ) or SYON PARK (Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between Ruislip Station to Ruislip Lido

30.11.91
HL
RW
RW
RW

RUISLIP STATION (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion ( Mon-Sat ) - BRENTFORD County Court
Withdrawn between Brentford and Syon Park

27.03.93
G
RW
RW
RW

RUISLIP STATION (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion ( Mon-Sat ) - BRENTFORD County Court
Reallocated to Greenford (G) base.


24.05.97
AH61+
15Dart
14Dart
6Dart
Contract reassigned

GREENFORD Red Lion - BRENTFORD Commerce Road
Withdrawn between Greenford and Ruislip - this section replaced by new Sunday service on Route E7.
Diverted at Half Acre Brentford to Commerce Road Brentford ( Armchair base )

Contract transferred to Armchair

Armchair P689RWU Haven Green

25.05.02
AH61+
18DP
14DP
8DP

GREENFORD Red Lion - BRENTFORD Commerce Road
Start of renewed contract.

DP1021 seen at the Greenford stand dressed in the new livery

19.11.04
AH61+
19DP
13DP
8DP

GREENFORD Red Lion - BRENTFORD Commerce Road
Armchair taken over by Metroline.

06.01.07
AH61+
19DP
13DP
8DP
Contract formally transferred to Metoline Travel.
DP1042 Northfields

30.05.09
AH61+
15TE
13TE
8TE

GREENFORD Red Lion - BRENTFORD Commerce Road
Renewed contract with double deck operation now

TE985 Haven Green

31.05.14
AH61+
15VW
13VW
8VW

GREENFORD Red Lion - BRENTFORD Commerce Road
Contract extended for two years 

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
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28.05.16
AH301+
16VW
14VW
10VW

GREENFORD Red Lion - BRENTFORD Commerce Road
Contract renewal with increased frequencies

VW1059 Christchurch, Ealng

29.05.21
AH301+
16VW
14VW
10VW

GREENFORD Red Lion - BRENTFORD Commerce Road
Contract extended for two years

VW1034 Ealing

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Operating Garages

HL Hanwell
Crew Changeover point West Ealing

G Greenford
Crew Changeover point Greenford stand or Greenford BRoadway ( Ruislip workings)

AH Armchair Brentford
Crew Changeover point at garage

Live Visual

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 25.11.21