Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
13.04.87
B
3RH/OV
3RH/OV
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CHELSEA HARBOUR - Lots Road - Kings Road - Gunter Grove - Finborough Road - Warwick Road - Nevern Square - EARLS COURT - Trebovir Road - Earl's Court Road - Redcliffe Gardens - Edith Grove - Cremorne Road - Lots Road - CHELSEA HARBOUR ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
New Route operated by London Coaches by minibuses from Battersea base

09.04.88
B
3RH/OV
3RH/OV
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CHELSEA HARBOUR - EARL'S COURT ( Mon-Sat evgs ) Barkston Gardens - Courtfield Gardens - Knaresborough Place - Cromwell Road - Marloes Road - Cheniston Gardens - Wright's Lane - Kensington High Street - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk (Mon-Sat shopping hours)
Extended shopping hours to KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk

01.04.89
VB
4RH
4RH
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KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk ( Mon-Sat shopping hours ) - Marloes Road,EARLS COURT ( Mon-Sat t - Chelsea Harbour - Townmead Road - SANDS END Sainsbury's ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Extended from Chelsea Harbour to Sands End and allocation moved to Victoria Basement (VB)

02.06.90
VB
4SR
4SR
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EARLS COURT STATION - Chelsea Harbour - Sands End - Wandsworth Bridge - York Road - Plantation Place - Plough Road - Grant Road - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Withdrawn between Earls Court and Kensington High Street but extended from Sands End to Clapham Junction

12.06.93
BB51+
4MRL
4MRL
--

Allocation moved from Victoria Basement (VB) to Battersea base (BB)

MRL78

MRL78 Chelsea Harbour

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Single Deck download

12.03.94
SW121+
4MRL
4MRL
--

Allocation moved from Battersea base (BB) to Stockwell (SW)

12.08.95
AL51+
4MRL
4MRL
--

Allocation moved to Merton (AL)

19.10.96
AF81+
4ML
4ML
4ML

EARLS COURT STATION - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Boutflower Road ( daily )
Rerouted direct along York Road instead of via Plantation Wharf - and also at CJ via Plough Road - St John's Hill - St John's Road - Battersea Rise to Boutflower Road ( not sure of date reverted back to Meyrick Arms )
Sunday introduction and evening service introduced

Allocation moved to Putney (AF)

ml6

ML6 Streetline livery at
Clapham Junction

This image available on the
Single Deck download

25.10.97
QB
5ML
5ML
4ML

London General surrendered contract - reassigned to Limebourne using hired vehicles from LG

ML2

ML2 loaned from London General but in Limebourne colours at Clapham Junction

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21.11.98
QB
5sd
5sd
4sd

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms (daily )
Operation passed to Q Drive T/A Limebourne

07.07.01
QB
5sd
5sd
4sd

Operation passed to Connex

s242

Solo 242 Falcon Road

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26.02.04
QB20+
10S
10S
6S

Operation passed to Travel London

06.05.06
QB20+
10TA
10TA
6TA

Converted to double deck - made possible by the transfer of Route 196 to London General

9738

9738 leaving the CJ stand on a short working

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04.10.08
QB251+
12TA
12TA
8TA

Contract renewal

21.05.09
QB251+
12TA
12TA
8TA

Contract novated to Abellio

9826

9826 Grant Road stand

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05.10.13
QB251+
12TA
12TA
7EDH

Contract renewal

Garages

BB Battersea
Crew Changeover point ?

VB Victoria Basement
Crew Changeover point ?

BB Battersea
Crew Changeover point ?

SW Stockwell
Crew Changeover point CJ ?

AL Merton
Crew Changeover point CJ ?

AF Putney
Crew Changeover point CJ ?

QB Battersea
Crew Changeover point CJ stand

Stands and turning points

C3 map