Route History

371 fares

02.09.90
K61+
10LS
9LS
4LS
logo Operated by Westlink - replaced withdrawn section of Route 71

KINGSTON Cattle Market Bus Station - Norbiton - Kings Road - (returns via Richmond Road) Tudor Drive - Dukes Avenue - Ashburnham Road - Sandy Lane - Richmond Hill - RICHMOND Dee Road

LS345

LS345 George Street - Richmond

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08.12.90
K61+
10DWL
9DWL
4DWL
  AH
ex 65
   
armchair logo

Converted to midibus operation
KINGSTON - RICHMOND
HAM Ashburnham Rd - RICHMOND STN (SDO pm dd jny)
SDO double deck journeys Operated by ARMCHAIR

DWL5

DW5 Wakefield Road

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16.05.92
K61+
10DWL
9DWL
4DWL
 
AH
1dd
--
--

Buses towards Kingston diverted via Park Road and London Road instead of Kings Road and Richmond Road

armchair sdo bus

Leyland Olympian Alexander performing the pm peak trip at Ham

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31.10.94
K61+
10MV
9MV
4MV
 
AH
1dd
--
--

MV type introduced

MV5

MAN Optare Vectra MV5 The Quadrant - Richmond

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28.06.97
K61+
13MV/XL
11MV/XL
4MV
 
AH7
1ON
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Dee Road
Extended daily in Kingston via Eden Street to High Street.
XL type introduced although MV type still operated.

XL1

XL1 Optare Excel with the catchy slogan on the side " Eden Street to Paradise Road"

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02.10.99
K61+
13MV/XL
11MV/XL
6MV
 
AH33
1ON
--
--

Buses rerouted towards Kingston via Kings Road - Marchmont Road and Queens Road instead of via Richmond Hill

03.11.01
TV841+
13MV/XL
11MV/XL
4MV
 
AH7
1ON
--
--
armchair logo LU LOGO
Kingston (K) closed - allocation moved to Tolworth.
05.01.02
TV841+
13DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
AH7
1ON
--
--

Gradual conversion to low floor single deck operation.

DPS592

Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer 10.1m
DPS592 The Quadrant - Richmond

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23.09.02
TV841+
13DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
FW142
1VA
--
--
LU LOGO Armchair SDO journeys replaced by LU operated from FW.
VA42

Volvo Alexander VA42 in Ham

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14.10.02
TV841+
13DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
FW142
1TA
--
--

The SDO journeys converted to low floor (TA)

TA259

Transbus Trident 9.9m TA259 Ham stand

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04.04.06
TV841+
14DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
FW142
1TA
--
--
LOGO LONDON UNITED replaced by Transdev
371 map
Scanned from 2002 LT leaflet
28.04.07
FW181+
14DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
FW142
1TA
--
--


Tolworth allocation moved to Fulwell (FW) - double deck working taken off 418 schedule.
Cross link with 418 withdrawn - this route transferred to Quality Line - Epsom

DPS656

DPS656 at Star & Garter home - Richmond Hill

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04.07.09
FW181+
14DE
14DE
9DE
SDO
FW195
1SP
--
--

Contract renewal - new buses introduced (DE/DEH)

DE63

DE63 Wakefield Road

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03.03.11
FW181+
14DE
14DE
11DE
SDO
FW371
1SP
--
--
RATP LOGO Transdev replaced by RATP
HDE3

Hybrid HDE3 seen in Richmond

 

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30.04.11
FW181+
14DE
14DE
11DE
SDO
FW371
1SP
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Manor Road Sainsbury's
Richmond terminal now Sainsbury's. Dee Road loop withdrawn.

05.07.14
FW181+
13DE
14DE
11DE
SDO
FW371
1SP
--
--
RATP LOGO Contract extended for two years

02.07.16
FW181+
13DE
14DE
11DE
SDO
FW371
1SP
--
--

Contract renewal

31.07.16
Suspended whilst gas works continue in Petersham
Replaced by temporary 565, 571 and 572

03.09.16
Route restored back to normal

229 times live stands Tender Specs

Operating Garages

K Kingston
Changeover at Kingston

TV Tolworth
Changeover at Kingston

FW Fulwell
Changeover at Kingston