Route History

Route 218 fares

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

218
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
06.10.37
K
2T
5T
3T
 
WB
3T
3T
2T

Route 217 withdrawn thus allocation altered

13.12.39
K
5T
8T
5T

Weybridge (WB) closed

22.04.42
K
7T
10T
8T
Joint with 219

Joint allocation with Route 219 introduced

27.10.43
K
8T
10T
8T

Joint allocation with 219 ceased

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

Mon-Fri joint allocation with 215 introduced

06.05.53
K
TD
TD
TD
Buses taken from 215 allocation daily

TD type introduced

TD91

TD91 unknown location

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

30.06.54
K
16TD
16TD
TD
MS operated with own schedule but Sunday joint with 215

30.04.58
K
TD
TD
TD
Jointly operated with Routes 215 - 215A and 219
1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

03.02.60
K
RF
RF
RF

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

07.09.68
K
RFo
RFo
RFo

Converted to One Person Operation.

10.04.76
K1+
RFo
RFo
RFo

Mon-Fri diverted via Walton Station (double run)

31.03.79
NB111+
LS
LS
LS

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

Sun diverted via Walton Station (double run)

RF507

RF507 unknown location

This image available on the
Single Deck download

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Withdrawn between Kingston and Ham.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

Joint operation with Route 216 introduced.

14.01.84
NB
LS
LS
LS

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

LS35 Staines

This image available on the
Single Deck download

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

DS18

London & Country DS18 Staines Bus Station

Ian Armstrong collection

Operating Garages

K Kingston
Changeover point at garage

NB Norbiton
Changeover point at garage and Kingston Bus Station