Route History

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Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AB
--
--
7NS
 
AV
7ST
10ST
--

KEW GARDENS STATION - Sandycombe Road - Lower Mortlake Road - Richmond - Richmond Bridge - Twickenham - Staines Road - Hanworth - Sunbury - Ashford Common - Staines High Street - STAINES Bridge Street

A study of this timetable reveals that garage journeys to Hounslow (AV) left line of route at St Margarets Road and would probaly have run in service via
Route 37
06.10.37
AB
--
5ST
8STL
 
AV
7ST
5ST
--

KEW  -  STAINES
Part of Saturday allocation transferred to AB

03.11.37
AB
--
5STL
--
 
AV
7ST
5ST
8ST

KEW  -  STAINES 
Sunday AB transferred to AV

13.04.38
AB
--
5STL
8STL
 
AV
7ST
5ST
--

KEW  -  STAINES 
Sunday AV transferred back to AB

13.12.39
AB
10STL
10STL
9STL

KEW  -  STAINES  
AV Hounslow allocation withdrawn - this was part of a war economy to reduce mileage on garage workings

23.11.49
AB
12SRT
12SRT
23SRT
        incl 90B

KEW  -  STAINES 
SRT type introduced


24.02.52
AB
12SRT
12SRT
10SRT

KEW  -  STAINES 
Sunday allocation separated from 90B

SRT128 still with reduced blind is at Richmond Circus

© Geoff Rixon


19.05.54
AB
12RT
12RT
10RT

KEW  -  STAINES 
SRT type replaced by RT.

30.04.58
AB
10RT
11RT
5RT
 
V
--
--
5RT

KEW  -  STAINES 
Sunday V allocation introduced - garage journeys ran via Kew Bridge and Kew Road to line of route. hence the display KEW GARDENS via Richmond

A study pf the Sunday times reveals that thefist departure from Kew left at 0813 which meant that this had to be a V bus, but did it run in service from Turnham Green via present 110 service ?
26.11.58
AB
10RT
11RT
--

KEW GARDENS STN - STAINES (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday service withdrawn in favour of new route 90C.

RT687 Bridge Street Staines

Photographer unknown


07.09.68
AB
10RT
8RT
6RT

KEW GARDENS STN - STAINES  
Sunday Route re-instated with the withdrawal of Route 90C 

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

18.04.70
FW
9RT
8RT
3RT

KEW GARDENS STN (Mon-Sat)- RICHMOND Dee Road (Suns) Richmond - Twickenham -Hampton Road - Fulwell - Sixth Cross Road - Hanworth - Sunbury - Ashford Common - STAINES Bridge Street 
Twickenham garage closed - allocation transferred to FW.
Re-routed at Twickenham via Hampton Road and Sixth Cross Road to facilitate easier crew changes for Fulwell Garage.
Sunday withdrawn between Richmond and Kew.

18.07.70
FW31+
9RT
8RM
3RM

STAINES  -  RICHMOND ( Suns )  -  KEW GARDENS STN ( Mon-Sat )
Sat and Sun converted from RT to RM.

RM1193 is seen at the Hope & Anchor in Hanworth

© Colin Stannard


18.09.71
FW31+
9RT
8RT
3RM

STAINES  -  RICHMOND ( Suns )  -  KEW GARDENS STN ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday allocation reverted to RT type.

05.02.72
FW31+
9SMS
4SMS
4SMS

STAINES  -  RICHMOND (Mon-Fri evgs / Sat  / Suns )  -  KEW GARDENS STN ( Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs)
Converted to One Man Operation
Withdrawn between Richmond and Kew Mon-Fri evenings and Saturdays outside shopping hours.

06.01.73
FW31+
8SMS
6SMS
3SMS

STAINES  -  TWICKENAHM (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat early am and evgs)  -  TWICKENHAM ( Mon-Sat evenings )  -  RICHMOND Dee Road ( Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs / Suns except evenings)
W
ithdrawn between Twickenham and Richmond Mon-Fri evenings and Saturdays outside shopping hours and further withdrawn between Richmond and Kew at all times.


05.01.74
FW31+
8SM
6SM
3SM

STAINES  -  TWICKENAHM (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat early am and evgs)  -  TWICKENHAM ( Mon-Sat evenings )  -  RICHMOND Dee Road ( Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs / Suns except evenings)SMS type converted to SM

SM25 Staines High Street

busmap.co.uk


18.07.75
FW31+
9SM
7SM
2SM

EGHAM STATION ( MS )  -  STAINES ( Suns )  -  TWICKENAHM (MF evgs/Sat early am and evgs)  --  RICHMOND ( MF except evgs/Sat shop hrs / Suns )
Monday-Saturday extended from Staines to Egham Station replacing withdrawn section of Route 117.
Rerouted between Twickenham and Hanworth direct via Staines Road instead of Fulwell

14.03.76
FW31+
9SMD
7SMD
2SMD

EGHAM STATION ( MS )  -  STAINES ( Suns )  -  TWICKENAHM (MF evgs/Sat early am and evgs)  --  RICHMOND ( MF except evgs/Sat shop hrs / Suns )
SM type converted to SMD.

23.10.76
FW31+
8SMD
6SMD
2SMD

STAINES  -  TWICKENAHM (MF evgs/Sat early am and evgs)  --  RICHMOND ( MF except evgs/Sat shop hrs / Suns )
Withdrawn between Staines and Egham.

08.04.78
FW31+
7LS
6LS
2LS

RICHMOND Dee Road - STAINES
SMD.type replaced by Leyland Nationals

LS136 Richmond Bridge

busmap.co.uk


05.07.80
FW31+
7LS
6M
2M

RICHMOND Dee Road - STAINES
Sat and Sun converted to double deck Metrobus.

M24 King Street, Twickenham

busmap.co.uk


27.09.80
FW31+
5M
4M
2M

RICHMOND Dee Road - STAINES
Monday-Friday converted to double deck M type.

04.09.82
Route withdrawn - replaced by Revised Route 290.

Garages

AB Twickenham
Crew Changeover point at Cresswell Road

AV Hounslow
Crew Changeover point at ??

FW Fulwell
Crew Changeover point at Jolly Blacksmith

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Tuesday, 06.07.21