Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.04.05
GD281+
4sd
4sd
4sd
logo New Contact
Route mainly replaces Route 726

HEATHROW CENTRAL  -  Hatton Cross  -  Teddington  -  Kingston  -  New Malden  -  Worcester Park  -  North Cheam  -  Cheam Broadway  -  Sutton  -  Carshalton  -  Wallington Green  - West Croydon  -  EAST CROYDON STATION ( Daily hourly service )

MB541

MB541 East Croydon

London Bus Routes by Adam

10.12.05
GD281+
4sd
4sd
4sd

HEATHROW CENTRAL  -  Hatton Cross  -  Teddington  -  Kingston  -  New Malden  -  Worcester Park  -  North Cheam  -  Cheam Broadway  -  Sutton  -  Carshalton  -  Wallington Green    -
East  Croydon   - 
WEST CROYDON Bus Station
Rerouted towards Coydon to call at East Croydon first then terminate at West Croydon

25.02.06
C281+
4sd
4sd
4sd

Allocation moved from Godstone (GD) to Croydon (C)

10.03.07
C281+
4sd
4sd
4sd

HEATHROW CENTRAL  - WEST CROYDON Whitgift Centre
West Croydon terminal change although buses from West Croydon started from Bus Station

22.11.08
C281+
9sd
8sd
8sd

Daytime frequency doubled to 2bph

X26 entry
Taken from 2010 allocation book
17.04.10
C281+
9sd
8sd
8sd

Contract extended for two years

14.04.12
EB101+
9MCL
8MCL
8MCL
quality line logo Contract reassigned

Evening frequency increased to 2bph

mcl11 DD13
MCL11 at Heathrow, caught on camera as the power blind was looking for West Croydon
Usually seen on 406/418 DD13 seen at the last stop at Heathrow
01.05.14
EB101+
9MCL
8MCL
8MCL
2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
15.04.17
C1+
10WVL
9WVL
8WVL
LOGO CONTRACT REASSIGNED

Buses sourced from EL routes which were converted to LT type

WVL334
This shot of WVL334 was taken on 15th August 2017 at Heathrow Bus Station and was the first of its kind, the lower deck has only 17 seats leaving room for luggage racks. The problem of course is security if sitting upstairs and leaving luggage on the racks, the alternative would be to stand which potentially could be for over an hour, The bus should of course be route branded but maybe this is to come at a later date. The route currently is mainly comprised of WVL's branded with East London Transit - not a good look for such a high profile route
© Ian Armstrong

Garages

GD Godstone
Changeover point Croydon ?

C Croydon
Changeover point West Croydon Delta Point

EB Epsom
Changeover point at Kingston

Current times for Route X26 live X26 stands Tender Specs  

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 16.08.17