Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
K
T
T
T
 
WB
T
T
T
Buses ex Route 217

KINGSTON Clarence Street Bus Station - Portsmouth Road - Long Ditton - Esher - Hersham - Walton - Walton Lane - Shepperton High Street - Laleham - STAINES Bridge Street
Route had previously numbered 62

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

06.10.37
K
2T
5T
3T
 
WB
3T
3T
2T

KINGSTON  -  STAINES
Route 217 withdrawn thus allocation altered

13.12.39
K
5T
8T
5T

KINGSTON  -  STAINES
Weybridge (WB) closed

22.04.42
K
7T
10T
8T
Joint with 219

KINGSTON  -  STAINES
Joint allocation with Route 219 introduced

27.10.43
K
8T
10T
8T

KINGSTON  -  STAINES 
Joint allocation with 219 ceased

27.06.51
K
T/Q
17T
9T
Mon-Fri buses ex 215

KINGSTON  -  STAINES
Mon-Fri joint allocation with 215 introduced

06.05.53
K
TD
TD
TD
Buses taken from 215 allocation daily

KINGSTON  -  STAINES 
TD type introduced

TD6 Kingston

30.06.54
K
16TD
16TD
TD

KINGSTON  -  STAINES 
MS operated with own schedule but Sunday joint with 215

30.04.58
K
TD
TD
TD

KINGSTON  -  STAINES 
Jointly operated with Routes 215 - 215A and 219

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

03.02.60
K
RF
RF
RF

KINGSTON  -  STAINES 
RF type introduced.
Jointly operated with Routes 215 - 215A and 219

07.09.68
K
RFo
RFo
RFo

KINGSTON  -  STAINES 
Converted to One Person Operation

31.03.73
K
RFo
RFo
RFo

KINGSTON Clarence Street - Portsmouth Road - Long Ditton - Esher - Hersham - Walton -  Gaston Bridge Road  -  Green Lane  -  Shepperton High Street - Laleham - STAINES Bridge Street
Diverted between Walton and Shepperton via Green Lane instead of Laleham Road direct


10.04.76
K1+
RFo
RFo
RFo

KINGSTON  -  STAINES 
Mon-Fri diverted via Walton Station (double run)

31.03.79
NB111+
LS
LS
LS

KINGSTON  -  STAINES 
Sat diverted via Walton Station (double run)
K allocation moved to Norbiton and converted to Leyland National operation


27.09.80
NB
LS
LS
LS

KINGSTON  -  STAINES 
Sun diverted via Walton Station (double run)

RF441 unknown location

31.10.81
NB
LS
LS
LS

STAINES - KINGSTON - Richmond Road - HAM Beaufort Road (Mon-Fri peak jnys)
Mon-Fri peaks extended via Route 65 from Kingston to Ham - this replaced a few 65 short journeys.

04.09.82
NB
LS
LS
LS

KINGSTON - STAINES
Withdrawn between Kingston and Ham.

29.01.83
NB
LS
LS
LS

KINGSTON - STAINES
Joint operation with Route 216 introduced.

14.01.84
NB
LS
LS
LS

KINGSTON - STAINES
Certain Saturday short journeys between Esher & Kingston revised to operate a loop from Esher via More Lane Lower Green Road and Station Road to Portsmouth Road and line of route.

02.06.85
NB
LS
LS
LS

KINGSTON - STAINES - Staines Bridge - Chertsey Lane - THORPE PARK (Suns)
Summer Sundays extended from Staines to Thorpe Park.
The 216 was also extended allowing interchange at both terminuses.

03.11.85
NB
LS
LS
LS

KINGSTON - STAINES
Summer Sundays extension from Staines to Thorpe Park seasonally withdrawn.

22.03.86
NB
LS
LS
LS

KINGSTON - STAINES - THORPE PARK (Suns)
Seasonal extension to Thorpe Park reintroduced.

LS35 Staines

26.10.86
OPERATION TRANSFERRED TO LONDON COUNTRY SOUTH WEST (ST) FOR SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

DS18

 

London & Country DS18 Staines Bus Station

 

Operating Garages

K Kingston
Changeover point at garage

NB Norbiton
Changeover point at garage and Kingston Bus Station

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Thursday, 12.08.21