Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.10.86
VB1+
17OV
17OV
--
LT LOGO New midibus route operated from Victoria Basement (VB)

EMBANKMENT Horse Guards - Bridge Street - Parliament Square - Victoria Street - Buckingham Gate - Buckingham Palace Road - Elizabeth Street - Kings Road - Sloane Square - Sloane Street - Knightsbridge Stn - Brompton Road - South Kensington - Harrington Road - Queens Gate - Kensington Gore - Kensington High Street - Campden Hill Road - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk
( Mon-Sat except evenings)

01.08.87
VB1+
17OV
17OV
--

WATERLOO Taxi Road - York Road - County Hall - Westminster Bridge - Buckingham Gate - Victoria - Sloane Square - Knightsbridge Stn - South Kensington - Queens Gate - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Revised to run from Waterloo instead of Embankment

19.11.88
VB1+
17OV
17OV
--

WATERLOO Taxi Road - York Road - County Hall - Westminster Bridge - Victoria Street - Victoria - Sloane Square - Knightsbridge Stn - South Kensington - Queens Gate - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Revised to run direct along Victoria Street instead of Buckingham Gate

minibus

Normally used for Route C3 - seen here at Waterloo stand

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Single Deck download

25.05.91
VB1+
12SR/OV
12SR/OV
--
London General logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Withdrawn between Victoria and Waterloo - this section was replaced on Mon-Fri by Red Arrow 511 but Saturday left unserved

08.02.93
GB1+
9MRL
9MRL
7MRL

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road - Sloane Square - Knightsbridge Stn - South Kensington - Old Brompton Road -  Earl's Court - Warwick Road - Kensington High Street - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road ( daily )
Sunday and evening service introduced.
Rerouted at South Kensington via Earls Court instead of Queens Gate replacing part of withdrawn 349.
The Queens Gate section replaced by revised Route 70

MRL85

MRL85 Terminus Place

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Single Deck download

12.06.93
BB1+
9MRL
11MRL
9MRL

Allocation moved from Victoria to Battersea Base

19.11.94
BB1+
9MA
11MA
6MA

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road (Mon-Fri) - Victoria Bus Station (Sat/Sun) - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road
Sat and Sun Victoria stand changed to Bus Station

08.06.96
SW141+
8MA
10MA
8MA

Battersea (BB) allocation moved to Stockwell (SW)

28.02.98
MB
4sd
4sd
4sd
 
PD
4sd
4sd
4sd
selkent logo logo

Start of new contract with Metrobus but part sub contracted to Selkent (PD)

MB5

Selkent MB5 Victoria - Terminus Place

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Single Deck download

13.06.98
LO31+
8S
8S
6S
travel london logo Operation transferred under new contract to Travel London operated from a base at Stewarts Lane Rail Depot - Battersea.
S234

Solo S234 parked at the Kensington High St stand

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

19.08.00
QB1+
8S
8S
6S
limebourne Operation transferred to Limebourne operating from their Battersea base
07.07.01
QB1+
8S
8S
6S
connex logo Limebourne operation passed to Connex
S246

Optare S246 Terminus Place

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26.02.04
QB1+
8S
8S
6S
travel london logo Connex replaced by Travel London

04.11.06
WL541+
8sd
8sd
6sd

Allocation moved from Battersea (QB) to Walworth (WL)

DP119

DP119 Elizabeth Street - Belgravia

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06.01.07
WL541+
13sd
12sd
9sd

VICTORIA - Earl's Court - Holland Road - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Diverted at Kensington via Holland Road to Shepherd's Bush. Increased frequency.

29.11.08
WL541+
14sd
13sd
10sd

VICTORIA- WHITE CITY BUS STATION
Rerouted and extended via Westfields interchange and roundabout to White City Bus Station

21.05.09
WL541+
14DP
13DP
10DP
logo Travel London purchased by Ned Railways t/a Abellio

16.08.09
WL541+
14sd
13sd
10sd

Rerouted at South Kensington via whole length of Thurlow Place

06.12.09
WL541+
14sd
13sd
10sd

Rerouted eastbound directly via Old Brompton Road to omit previous working via Queens Gate and Harrington Road

03.07.10
PK251+
14DE
16DE
13DE
logo New contract started with Transdev from their Park Royal Garage (PK)

03.03.11
PK251+
14DE
16DE
13DE
RATP Transdev purchased by RATP
DE105

DE105 Westfileds - White City

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Transdev download

20.10.12
S251+
14DE+
16DE
13DE
    1DE/72    

Allocation moved from Park Royal to Shepherds Bush (S)
Both 272 and C1 were moved in exchange for Route 220

04.07.15
S251+
14DE+
16DE
13DE
    1DE/72    

Contract extended for two years



Garages

VB Victoria Basement
Crew Changeover point at ?

BB Battersea Base
Crew Changeover point at ?

SW Stockwell
Crew Changeover point at ?

MB Orpington
Crew Changeover point at ?

PD Plumstead
Crew Changeover point at ?

LO Stewarts Lane - Battersea
Crew Changeover point at ?

QB Battersea
Crew Changeover point at ?

WL Walworth
Crew Changeover point at ?

Current stands and turning points

2014 map

Extracted from Map 35 drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map