Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.05.91
V51+
9DT
8DT
--
New Route replacing parts of
Route 27 and 91

TURNHAM GREEN CHURCH - Hammersmith - Kensington Road - West Kensington Stn - North End Road - FULHAM BROADWAY Vanston Place ( Mon-Sat )

 

 

MCW Metrorider MRL108 waits at the Wakefield Road stand

 

09.11.91
V51+
11DT
10DT
--
 
NA51+
--
--
5DT

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - Lower Mortlake Road - Sandycombe Road - Kew Gardens Stn - Kew Road - Kew Bridge - Gunnersbury - Turnham Green - HAMMERSMITH Butterwick (Suns) Olympia - West Kensington - FULHAM BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Turnham Green to Richmond replacing most of withdrawn section of Route 27.
Sunday introduced between Richmond and Hammersmith; operated R & I COACHES

23.09.93
V51+
11DT
11DT
--
 
NA51+
--
--
5DT

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - HAMMERSMITH Bus Station (Suns) Olympia - West Kensington - FULHAM BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat )
MS revised to operate via the new bus station and Sundays to terminate there

 

 

Dart 242 Hammersmith Bus Station

 

23.04.95
V51+
12DT
11DT
--
 
NA
--
--
6DT

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - FULHAM BROADWAY
Sunday extended from Hammersmith to Fulham as per Mon-Sat

 

 

Dart 234 Hammersmith Bus Station

 

09.11.95
FW51+
11DT
11DT
6DT

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - FULHAM BROADWAY
Stamford Brook closed - operation transferred to Fulwell (FW) including RI operation.

09.05.98
FW51+
8DT
8DT
6DT
 
S401+
3DT
3DT
--

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - FULHAM BROADWAY
Part Shepherds Bush (S ) allocation introduced.


27.06.98
AV121+
12DR
11DR
8DR

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - FULHAM BROADWAY
Fulwell (FW) and Shepherds Bush (S) transferred to Hounslow (AV)

 

 

DT147 Butterwick

 


16.09.00
AV121+
7DR
7DR
4DR
 
FW301+
6DR
6DR
4DR

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - FULHAM BROADWAY
Part of AV allocation transferred to Fulwell (FW)

11.11.00
V1+
12DR
12DR
8DR

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - FULHAM BROADWAY
Fulwell and Hounslow allocations moved to Stamford Brook (V)

16.12.00
AV121+
4DR
4DR
3DR
 
V1+
8DR
8DR
3DR

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - FULHAM BROADWAY
AV allocation re-introduced.

31.03.01
V1+
13DR
12DR
7DR

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - FULHAM BROADWAY
Hounslow (AV) transferred to Stamford Brook.

 

Dennis Dart Reeves Burgess DR70 at King Street Hammersmith

 


01.02
V1+
13DPS
12DPS
9DPS

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - FULHAM BROADWAY
Start of conversion to low floor single deck

 

 

DPS665 Wakefield Road Bus Station

 


24.01.04
V1+
15DPS
13DPS
10DPS

RICHMOND Wakefield Road - Fulham Broadway - Harwood Road - Imperial Road - SANDS END Sainsbury's
Extended in Fulham to Sands End

12.11.05
FW201+
13DPS
12DPS
8DPS
 
V91+
5DPS
5DPS
5DPS

RICHMOND Wakefield Road -SANDS END Sainsbury's
Fulwell (FW) allocation added.

Allocation Books

04.04.06
FW201+
13DPS
13DPS
12DPS
 
V91+
5DPS
6DPS
4DPS
LONDON UNITED replaced by Transdev

 

The occasional double decker helps out - VLE5 is shown here at Gunnersbury

 

26.05.07
V451+
17DPS
16DPS
14DPS

RICHMOND Wakefield Road -SANDS END Sainsbury's
FW allocation transferred to Stamford Brook (V) - this would compensate for loss of Routes 272 and 440.

13.12.08
V451+
17OV
16OV
14OV

RICHMOND Wakefield Road -SANDS END Sainsbury's
Start of new contract with new Optare Versa 10.4 single deck buses

 

 

OV9 Wakefield Road

 


03.03.11
V451+
17OV
17OV
14OV
Transdev replaced by RATP


14.12.13
V451+
18OV
17OV
14OV

RICHMOND Wakefield Road -SANDS END Sainsbury's
Contract renewal

SP141 Chiswick High Road on a short working journey

31.05.14
FW251+
18OV
18OV
17OV

RICHMOND Wakefield Road -SANDS END Sainsbury's
Moved from Stamford Brook  (V) to Fulwell to make room for New E3

Taken from TFL map dated 07.01.15

30.09.17
FW251+
16OV
16OV
15OV

RICHMOND Bus Station  -  FULHAM Sands End
Daily frequency reductions, Mon-Fri meal reliefs now taken at V garage

24.11.18
V71+
16DE
16DE
15DE

RICHMOND Bus Station  -  FULHAM Sands End
Allocation moved to Stamford Brook to provide work for ex Route 10 drivers.
The gap at Fulwell partly filled by Route 411 which was transferred in from Epsom.

15.12.18
V71+
16DE
16DE
15DE

RICHMOND Bus Station  -  FULHAM Sands End
Contract extended for two years.

07.12.19
V71+
8DE
8DE
6DE

RICHMOND Bus Station  -  HAMMERSMITH Bus Station
Withdrawn between Hammersmith and Sands End, replaced by New Route 306

Taken from Map38A December 2019
Greater London Bus Map by Mike Harris
07.03.20
V71+
8DE
8DE
6DE

RICHMOND Bus Station  -  HAMMERSMITH Bus Station
Hammersmith revised to set down at Lower Bus Station and pick up at Upper Bus Station

 


 

Operating Garages

AV Hounslow
Changeover point at Richmond Bus Station

V Stamford Brook
Changeover point outside garage
From Dec 19 2019 certain Mon-Sat duties start and finish at Hammersmith Bus Station

FW Fulwell
Changeover point at Richmond Bus Station
From Sep 2017 at Stamford Brook Garage MF and Richmond Bus Station Sat/Sun

S Shepherds Bush
Changeover point at Hammersmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Saturday, 18.04.20