Route History

98 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AV
--
2NS
--
 
UX
2NS+
2NS
--
   
1T/222
--
--

UXBRIDGE GARAGE  ( Mon-Sat )  -  Hillingdon Hill  -  Hayes End  -  Church Road  -  Hayes  -  HAYES STATION ( Mon-Fri / Sat am )  -  Harlington  -  Bath Road  -  Cranford  -  Hounslow West  -  Hounslow High Street  -  HOUNSLOW GARAGE ( Sat pm )
This route was numbered 502B prior to this date

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.06.35
UX
4ST
4ST
--

UXBRIDGE GARAGE  -  HOUNSLOW GARAGE ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Hayes to Hounslow Garage at all times
Saturday only AV allocation withdrawn

04.05.38
AV
2ST
2ST
4ST
 
UX
3ST
3ST
2ST

RUISLIP STATION  -  Ickenham  -  Hillingdon  -  Long Lane  -  Hayes End  -  Hayes  -  Harlington  -  Cranford  -  Hounslow West  -  HOUNSLOW GARAGE ( Daily )
Diverted at Hayes End via Ickenham to Ruislip
Sunday service introduced
Daily Hounslow (AV) allocation added

04.06.38
AV
4ST
2ST
4ST
 
UX
3ST
3ST
3ST

RUISLIP LIDO ( Sat pm /  Suns )  -  Bury Street  -  RUISLIP STATION  ( Mon-Fri / Sat am )  --  HOUNSLOW GARAGE ( Daily )
Sat pm and Sun extended from Ruislip Station to Ruislip Lido

1943 map
Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.04.39
AV
4ST
4ST
4ST
 
UX
4ST
4ST
4ST

RUISLIP LIDO HOUNSLOW GARAGE
Extended from Ruislip Stn to Lido at all times

29.10.41
AV
11ST
11ST
8ST
 
UX
4ST
4ST
4ST

RUISLIP LIDO ( Suns )  RUISLIP STATION ( Mon-Sat )  -  HOUNSLOW GARAGE
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Ruislip Stn and Lido - this section replaced by Route 158.

24.10.43
AV
6ST
4ST
5ST
 
UX
9ST
9ST
3ST

RUISLIP STATION HOUNSLOW GARAGE
Withdrawn between Ruislip Stn and Lido

13.04.49
AV
8RT
7RT
5RT
 
UX
18RT
13RT
11RT

Converted to RT type

Scanned from Red Book August 1949 - note the impressive 5-8 minute headway Mon-Fri and 6 min on Saturday
01.12.54
AV
--
--
8RT
 
UX
23RT
17RT
8RT

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - Hounslow West - Cranford - Harlington Corner - Hayes - Church Road - Hayes End - Uxbridge Road - Long Lane - Hillingdon,  Ickenham - Kingsend - Ruislip - Eastcote - Pinner - Hatch End - Headstone Lane - NORTH HARROW STATIONN
Extended from Ruislip to North harrow replacing withdrawn Route 221.
Mon-Sat AV allocation transferred to UX.

23.01.57
AV
--
--
6RT
 
UX
--
13RT
10RT

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - NORTH HARROW STN (Saturday & Sunday)
Mon-Fri Route replaced by revised 98A and 98B.

1958 map
Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
30.04.58
UX
--
13RT
6RT

AV allocation withdrawn.

98 tt
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
10.05.61
UX
--
13RT
--

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - NORTH HARROW STN (Saturday)
Sunday Route withdrawn in favour of Sunday Route on 98A.

08.05.63
UX
6RT
13RT
--

HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Sat) -  HILLINGDON STATION (Mon-Fri) - RUISLIP STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - NORTH HARROW STN (Saturdays)
Mon-Fri Route introduced to replace withdrawn Mon-Fri 98A.

24.02.65
UX
6RT
10RT
--

HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Sat) - Hayes - Botwell Lane - Judge Heath Lane - Lees Road - Long Lane - HILLINGDON STATION (Mon-Fri) Long Lane - Ickenham - RUISLIP STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - Eastcote Road - Pinner - Hatch End - NORTH HARROW STN (Sats)
Diverted in Hayes via Judge Heath Lane and Lees Road instead of Church Road.

20.03.66
UX
5RT
6RT
--

HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Sat) - HILLINGDON STN (Mon-Fri) - RUISLIP STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sats)
Saturday Route between Ruislip and North Harrow replaced by Saturday 98B

31.12.66
UX
5RT
6RT
--

Diverted in Ruislip via High St & Ickenham Road instead of Kings End.

15.06.68
UX
10RT
6RT
2RT

HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Sat) - HAYES STN (Suns) - Church Road Hayes End Long Lane Windsor Avenue HILLINGDON STN (Suns) - Hercies Road - UXBRIDGE STN (Mon-Sat) - Swakelys Road - Ickenham RUISLIP STATION (Mon-Fri peak journeys )
Re-routed at Hayes via Church Road and at Hillingdon via Oak Farm Estate.
Diverted at Hillingdon via withdrawn 198 to Uxbridge and Mon-Fri peak journeys extended to Ruislip via Route 223.
Sunday Route introduced between Hayes and Hillingdon.

19.07.69
UX
5RT
7RT
--

HOUNSLOW - UXBRIDGE STN (Mon-Sat) - RUISLIP (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Sunday Route withdrawn.

RT4649
RT4649 seen outside Woolworths at Uxbridge Station

Woolworth's gone now a Pound Shop - RT in bus heaven - 98 no longer now served by U2 - and H98

© Malcolm Allan
06.01.73
UX
11SMS
11SMS
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - UXBRIDGE STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Harefield Road - Swakeleys Road - Ickenham - RUISLIP STATION ( 1 return journey each Mon-Fri peak )
2 journeys Mon-Fri peaks introduced each way between Uxbridge and Ruislip
Converted to One Person Operation.

23.01.77
UX
11SMS
11SMS
--

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - UXBRIDGE STN (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Fri peak extension from Uxbridge to Ruislip withdrawn.

22.03.80
UX1+
10SMS
11SMS
1SMS

HOUNSLOW (Mon-Sat) - HAYES (Suns) - HILLINGDON STATION (Suns) - UXBRIDGE (Mon-Sat)
Sunday Route introduced between Hayes and Hillingdon.

SMS245 Uxbridge stand

This image available on the
Single Deck download

27.09.80
UX1+
10LS/SMS
11LS/SMS
--

HOUNSLOW - UXBRIDGE (Mon-Sat)
Sunday Route withdrawn. LS class introduced.

LS434

LS434 at unknown location

This image available on the
Single Deck download

04.09.82
UX1+
11LS
9LS
--

HOUNSLOW - UXBRIDGE (Mon-Sat)
Additional Route Mon-Fri peaks:
HAYES STATION - Church Road - Long Lane - Hillingdon - Ickenham - RUISLIP STN
Mon-Fri peak journeys diverted at Hillingdon to Ruislip via withdrawn Route 273.

18.02.84
UX1+
8LS
4M
9LS
--

M type introduced.

28.03.87
AV151+
5LS/M
6LS
--
 
UX1+
4LS
5LS
--

AV allocation introduced.

27.05.89
AV151+
6M
6M
--

HOUNSLOW - HILLINGDON HILL Coney Green
Diverted at Hayes End to Hillingdon Hill.
Withdrawn section between Long Lane and Uxbridge replaced by new U2.
Section between Long Lane and Ruislip replaced by new 98A
UX allocation withdrawn

M183

M183 departs Hounslow West Station

This image available on the
Metrobus download

01.12.90
Route withdrawn between Hayes End and Hillingdon Hill and renumbered H98

Operating Garages

AV Hounslow
Changeover point at garage

UX Uxbridge
Changeover point at Uxbridge Station or Hillingdon Station pre 1968