Route History

10.11.90
HL
RW
RW
RW

EALING BROADWAY - Uxbridge Road - Hanwell BRoadway - Boston Road - Boston Manor Road - Half Acre then BRENTFORD County Court
New Midibus Route to replace withdrawn section of Route E1

RW68

RW68 Haven Green North Side

This image available on the
Single Deck download

27.03.93
G
9RW
6RW
Joint with E2

Hanwell closed - allocation moved to Greenford (G)

24.05.97
AH81+
8DP
8DP
4DP
LOGO Contract REASSIGNED to Armchair

EALING BROADWAY - BRENTFORD Commerce Road
Diverted at Half Acre Brentford to Commerce Road Brentford ( Armchair base )

dp1027

DP1027 Ealing Broadway Station

This image is available on the Metroline download


27.05.02
AH81+
10DP
9DP
5DP

Contract renewal

19.11.04
AH81+
10DP
9DP
7DP
logo Armchair taken over by Metroline.

06.01.07
AH81+
10DP+
9DP
7DP
    1DT/237    

Contract formally transferred to Metroline Travel.
One double deck SDO journey added from Ealing to Brentford.

dp1042

 

TP433

DP1042 Boston Manor
TP433 Haven Green stand
30.05.09
AH81+
10DE
9DE
6DE

Contract renewed and Enviro type introduced

DE995 oth973
DE995 in the revised Metroline livery without the blue skirt
Optare Tempo Hybrid are also allocated to the E8 - OTH973 at Ealing Broadway
30.05.14
AH81+
10DE
9DE
6DE

Contract extended for two years

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
28.05.16
AH81+
15VW
15VW
10VW

EALING BROADWAY  -  West Ealing  -  Hanwell  -  Boston Manor  -  Brentford  -  Isleworth  -  HOUNSLOW Bell Corner
Contract renewal
Extended from Brentford to Hounslow Bell Corner, with double deck buses now running on all journeys.
Within Brentford, the route will no longer serve Commerce Road.

VW1262 VW1259
VW1262 Haven Green on the first day of ( official ) operation
© Lawrence Living
VW1259 waits to turn right into Brentford High Street on the way to a new destination

© Anthony Moore
Click images to enlarge

 

Operating Garages

HL Hanwell
Crew Changeover point outside garage

AH Brentford
Crew Changeover point at garage or Canal Bridge from May 2016

Current times for Route E8 live e8 stands   Route E8 fares

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Sunday, 29.01.17