Route History

Fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AB
--
--
7NS
 
AV
7ST
10ST
--

KEW GARDENS STATION - Sandycombe Road - Lower Mortlake Road - Richmond - Richmond Bridge - Twickenham - Staines Road - Hanworth - Sunbury - Ashford Common - Staines High Street - STAINES Bridge Street

06.10.37
AB
--
5ST
8STL
 
AV
7ST
5ST
--

Part of Saturday allocation transferred to AB

03.11.37
AB
--
5STL
--
 
AV
7ST
5ST
8ST

Sunday AB transferred to AV

13.04.38
AB
--
5STL
8STL
 
AV
7ST
5ST
--

Sunday AV transferred back to AB

13.12.39
AB
10STL
10STL
9STL

AV Hounslow allocation withdrawn - this was part of a war economy to reduce mileage on garage workings

23.11.49
AB
12SRT
12SRT
23SRT
        incl 90B

SRT type introduced

24.02.52
AB
12SRT
12SRT
10SRT

Sunday allocation separated from 90B

SRT128

SRT128 still with reduced blind is at Richmond Circus

© Geoff Rixon


19.05.54
AB
12RT
12RT
10RT

SRT type replaced by RT.

30.04.58
AB
10RT
11RT
5RT
 
V
--
--
5RT

Sunday V allocation introduced - garage journeys ran via Kew Bridge and Kew Road to line of route. hence the display KEW GARDENS via Richmond

90 times

Strangely there is no evidence on the Sunday timetable of a Turnham Green presence

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

26.11.58
AB
10RT
11RT
--

KEW GARDENS STN - STAINES (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday Route withdrawn in favour of new route 90C.

07.09.68
AB
10RT
8RT
6RT

KEW GARDENS STN - STAINES  
Sunday Route re-instated with the withdrawal of Route 90C 

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
18.04.70
FW
9RT
8RT
3RT

KEW GARDENS STN (Mon-Sat)- RICHMOND Dee Road (Suns) Richmond - Twickenham - Hampton Road - Fulwell - Sixth Cross Road - Hanworth - Sunbury - Ashford Common - STAINES Bridge Street 
Twickenham garage closed - allocation transferred to FW.
Re-routed at Twickenham via Hampton Road and Sixth Cross Road to facilitate easier crew changes for Fulwell Garage.
Sunday withdrawn between Richmond and Kew.

18.07.70
FW31+
9RT
8RM
3RM

Sat and Sun converted from RT to RM.

RM1193

RM1193 is seen at the Hope & Anchor in Hanworth

© Colin Stannard

18.09.71
FW31+
9RT
8RT
3RM

Saturday allocation reverted to RT type.

05.02.72
FW31+
9SMS
4SMS
4SMS

KEW GARDENS STATION (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs) - RICHMOND (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat o/s shop hrs/Sun) - STAINES
Converted to One Man Operation and withdrawn between Richmond and Kew Mon-Fri evenings and Saturdays outside shopping hours.

06.01.73
FW31+
8SMS
6SMS
3SMS

RICHMOND -(Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs/Suns) - TWICKENHAM STATION (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat early am and evgs) - STAINES
W
ithdrawn between Twickenham and Richmond Mon-Fri evenings and Saturdays outside shopping hours and further withdrawn between Richmond and Kew at all times.

SMS441

SMS441 seen in Staines next to an RM working Route 117

This image available on the
Single Deck download

05.01.74
FW31+
8SM
6SM
3SM

SMS type converted to SM

18.07.75
FW31+
9SM
7SM
2SM

RICHMOND - (Mon-Sat except evgs/Sun) - TWICKENHAM (Mon-Sat evenings) - STAINES (Suns) - EGHAM STATION (Mon-Sat)
Monday-Saturday extended from Staines to Egham Station replacing withdrawn section of Route 117.

SM97

SM97 seen at Egham one way system

This image available on the
Single Deck download

14.03.76
FW31+
9SMD
7SMD
2SMD

SM type converted to SMD.

23.10.76
FW31+
8SMD
6SMD
2SMD

RICHMOND (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs/Suns) - TWICKENHAM STN (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat early am and evgs) - STAINES
Withdrawn between Staines and Egham.

08.04.78
FW31+
7LS
6LS
2LS

RICHMOND Dee Road - STAINES
SMD.type replaced by Leyland Nationals

LS138

LS138 Twickenham - the inspector leaving the bus has probably just instructed the driver to terminate at Ashford Common to correct late running

© Robert Mack

05.07.80
FW31+
7LS
6M
2M

Sat and Sun converted to double deck Metrobus.

27.09.80
FW31+
5M
4M
2M

Monday-Friday converted to double deck M type.

04.09.82
Route withdrawn - replaced by Revised Route 290.

Garages

AB Twickenham
Crew Changeover point at Cresswell Road

AV Hounslow
Crew Changeover point at ??

FW Fulwell
Crew Changeover point at Jolly Blacksmith