Route History

81a fares

27.10.43
AV
ST ex 81
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HOUNSLOW GARAGE - Hounslow West - Cranford - Harlington Corner - Harmondsworth - Colnbrook Village - COLNBROOK Sutton Lane (Mon-Fri peaks)
New Route jointly operated with Route 81

19.04.44
AV
ST ex 81
ST ex 81
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HOUNSLOW GARAGE,- COLNBROOK Sutton Lane (Mon-Sat peaks)
Saturday service introduced

Extracted from Mike Harris 1946 Historical Map

The Greater London Bus Map

12.11.47
AV
ST ex 81
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HOUNSLOW GARAGE - Hounslow West - Cranford - Harlington Corner - Harmondsworth - Colnbrook By Pass - COLNBROOK Sutton Lane (Mon-Sat peaks)
Diverted via Colnbrook By Pass instead of Colnbrook Village

20.10.48
AV
RT ex 81
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ST type replaced by RT

81A map

Extracted from Mike Harris 1952 Historical Map - note the new routeing - Isleworth Depot now has garage code IH

The Greater London Bus Map

01.05.57
AV
RT ex 81
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HOUNSLOW GARAGE - LANGLEY Fords (Mon-Fri 3 journeys am and pm peaks)
Saturday service withdrawn.

81a tt

Scanned from April 1958 red book,

Note that 17 minutes is allowed from Harlington Corner to Hounslow Garage - the same journey now is 27 mins

29.01.64
AV
RT ex 81
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HOUNSLOW GARAGE - Harmondsworth - Longford - Colnbrook Village - LANGLEY Fords (Mon-Fri 3 journeys am and pm peaks)
Route diverted via Colnbrook Village instead of By Pass

The blind here on RT2986 shows 81 although dressed for 81A as final destination is LANGLEY Sutton Lane

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RT download

15.01.68
AV
RT ex 81/81C
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Route 81C included in allocation

22.08.69
Last day of operation