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203 fares

21.02.51
AV
3STL
3STL
3STL

HANWORTH Duke of York, Powder Mill Lane, Percy Road, Hall Road, Worton Road, Bridge Road, Hounslow High Street, HOUNSLOW CENTRAL STN
NEW ROUTE

02.05.51
AV
3STL
3STL
3RT

Sunday service converted to RT operation

25.07.51
AV
7STL
6STL
4RT

TWICKENHAM STN, Staines Road, Hospital Bridge Road, Percy Road, Hall Road, Worton Road, Bridge Road, HOUNSLOW CENTRAL STN (Suns) or Hounslow West, Great South West Road, HATTON CROSS (MS)
Service revised as above.

STL751

STL751 Twickenham Station stand

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

22.10.52
AV
6STL
6STL
2RT

TWICKENHAM STN, HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Suns), HATTON CROSS (MS)
Sunday service withdrawn between Hounslow Garage and Hounslow Central Station.

03.12.52
AV
7STL
6STL
2RT

TWICKENHAM STN, HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Suns), HATTON CROSS (Mon-Fri/Sat am) , Great South West Road, Stanwell Road, BEDFONT GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat pm)
Mon-Fri peaks/Sat pm journeys extended from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Green


19.05.54
AV
7RT
7RT
2RT

STL's replaced by RT type.

06.10.54
AV
7RT
7RT
--

TWICKENHAM STN, HATTON CROSS (Mon-Fri/Sat am), BEDFONT GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat journeys)
Sunday service withdrawn.

04.05.55
AV
8RT
7RT
--

TWICKENHAM STN, HATTON CROSS (Mon-Fri/Sat evgs), BEDFONT GREEN (Sat journeys) , Staines Road, STAINES Bridge Street (Mon-Fri Peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Bedfont Green to Staines.

27.06.56
AV
11RT
8RT
1RT

TWICKENHAM STN (MS) Whitton, Hounslow, Great South West Road, Hatton Cross, Great South West Rd, Stanwell Rd, Bedfont Rd, STANWELL War Memorial (Suns) Town Lane, Staines Road, STAINES Bridge Street
Diverted at Bedfont to run via Stanwell Rd, Bedfont Rd, Stanwell, Town Lane, Satines Road to STAINES Bridge Street.
Sunday service introduced between Stanwell and Staines. This diversion replaced existing Route 162 which ran between Staines and Stanwell.

1958 times

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

The book contains full list of departures


25.11.59
AV
12RT#
7RT
1RT

Route 203A introduced which was jointly allocated with Route 203. This was most unusual especially as Hounslow (AV) was famed for being militant.

203 map

The Greater London Bus Map

This map was extracted from 1964 historical map which can be purchased as a download


04.07.65
AV
12RT#
7RT
1RFo

Sunday service converted to One Person Operation. The drivers would have been used from the 237 rota which was one man operated from January 1965.

31.12.66
AV
10RT#
5RT
--
 
FW
--
--
2RFo

Sunday allocation transferred to Fulwell (FW).
Garage journeys worked via 116 and 285.

RT434

RT434 crosses the Bridge Road railway bridge at Hounslow

This image available on the
RT download

19.07.69
AV
10RT#
5RT
--

TWICKENHAM, STAINES (MS)
Sunday service withdrawn thus FW withdrawn.

26.09.70
AV
6RT#
6RT
--

STAINES, HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Fri), RICHMOND Dee Road (Sats)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Hounslow and Twickenham, replaced by new 202 but Saturday extended from Twickenham to Richmond.

11.03.72
AV
6SMS#
4SMS#
--

HOUNSLOW, STAINES (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shopping hours)
Converted to single deck OPO operation. Service reduced to Mon-Fri peaks and Sat shop hours, at other times ran as 203A.

SMS832

SMS832 Hounslow Bus Station

This image can be obtained from
John Parkin as a print .
Contact John for a database of all prints and slides for sale

19.07.75
AV
6SMS#
4SMS#
--

Diverted via Hatton Cross Station

20.08.76
AV
6LS
4LS
--

HOUNSLOW, STAINES (MS) or ASHFORD STN (Mon-Fri peaks), ASHFORD Town Tree Road (Mon-Fri pm school jnys)
Converted to Leyland National operation, and 203A number discontinued

28.01.78
AV171+
5LS
5LS
--

BRENTFORD County Court, Isleworth, Hounslow, Hounslow West, Hatton Cross, Bedfont, Stanwell Road, Bedfont Road, Clare Road , Ashford Hospital, STAINES (MS)
Extended from Hounslow to Brentford via 117.
Ashford peak journeys withdrawn.

29.01.83
AV171+
LS#
LS#
--

Joint compilation with 116 introduced.

09.08.86
WK1+
LS#
LS#
--

Route transferred to Westlink, Hounslow Heath

LS157

LS157 Hounslow West Station

This image available on the
Single Deck download

10.08.91
LB
5midi
5midi
--

HOUNSLOW Bus Station, STAINES (Mon-Sat)
Operated by London Buslines jointly with Route 201.
Withdrawn between Hounslow and Brentford

27.11.93
LB
5midi
5midi
--

Service increased to compensate for the withdrawal of Route 201.

01.06.96
LB
sd
sd
--

Re-routed via Ashford Hospital grounds (southbound)

606

London Bus Lines 606 at Hatton X

This image available on the
First London download

31.08.96
LB
5dart
5dart
3dart

HOUNSLOW Bus Station, STAINES
Sunday service introduced.

203 map

01.09.01
TF85+
6dart
6dart
3dart


New contract awarded to Tellings Golden Miller based at Twickenham (TF)

420

Dart 420 at Staines Bus Station

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download



02.09.06
AV141+
6DP
6DP
4DP


New contract awarded to "Transdev", London United operating from the Hounslow Garage.

DP73

DP73 Staines Bus Station

This image available on the
Transdev download

03.09.11
AV141+
6MC
6MC
4MC
Contract renewal
MCL2

MCL2 leaving Hounslow Bus Stn

This image available on the
Transdev download

TIMES

Operating Garages

AV Hounslow
Changeover point garage

FW Fulwell
Changeover point garage

HH Hounslow Heath
The changeover point was the second stop towards Staines bus station along the Great South West Road andex London taxis were provided to get back to Hounslow Heath Garage.

LBL Southall
Changeover point Hounslow Bus Stations

TF Twickenham (TGM)
Changeover point is Ashford Hospital and Cars are provided to get to T-GM,s Fulwell Garage.

Current stands and turning points

 

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Date edited 14.12.13