Route History

Route 1 fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
K
3T
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--


KINGSTON BUS STATION - Eden Street - Kingston High Street - Portsmouth Road - Winters Bridge - Esher High Street - Cobham - Wisley   - Ripley - GUILDFORD Horse & Groom ( Mon-Fri)
Prior to this date route was numbered 115

1934 map

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

23.03.38
K
3LTL
--
--

Type change

06.12.39
K
2T+
4T
2T
    1T/219    

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Sat and Sun introduction - to partly compensate for the withdrawal of Route 20 ( Kingston & Guildford via Hook )

Withdrawn between Ripley and Guildford - this section was replaced by London Country department Route 415

20.03.40
K
4LTL
4LTL
1T
4LTL
      1T/218  

Type change

29.10.41
K
8LTL
8LTL
2T
4LTL
Joint operation with 219

Joint operation introduced

22.04.42
K
8LTL
9LTL
7LTL

Joint allocation with 219 withdrawn

05.05.43
K
8LTL
9LTL
7LTL

KINGSTON  -  ESHER (Sun am)  -  RIPLEY ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm )
As a wartime economy the route was cutback to Esher on Sun am

15.07.45
K
5LTL+
5LTL+
5LTL+
    1LTL/201 1LTL/201
1LTL/219
2T/218

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Sunday am service restored between Esher and Ripley

22.05.46
K
*10T
3LTL
*10T/
3LTL
&10LTL
3LTL
* Joint with 219
@ Joint with 218

Joint operation reintroduced

26.10.49
K
*14T
*13T
12T
* Joint with 219

Sunday joint operation withdrawn

03.05.50
K
*5T
9Q
*4T
9Q
18T
7Q
* Joint with 219

Q type introduced

06.05.53
K
@33TD
@30TD
@35TD
* Joint with 218/219

Joint allocation revised and TD type introduced

30.06.54
K
*9TD
*9TD
@35TD
* Joint with 215A
@ Joint with 218/219

Joint allocation revised

04.05.55
K
*9TD
*9TD
10TD
* Joint with 215A

Sunday joint allocation withdrawn

12.10.55
K
*9TD+
*9TD
@26TD
    2TD/218    
* Joint with 215A
@ Joint with 218/219

Sunday joint allocation reintroduced

30.04.58
K
*9TD+
*9TD
@22TD
    2TD/218    
* Joint with 215A
@ Joint with 218/219
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
03.02.60
K
*9TD
*9TD
@15RF
* Joint with 215A
@ joint with 218/9

RF type introduced on Sundays

01.03.62
K
*6RF
*7RF
@8RF
* Joint with 215A
@ joint with 218/9

MS joint with 215A - Sunday joint with 218/9 - RF type daily.

23.01.66
NB
*7RFo
*8RFo
2RFo
* Joint with 215A

Converted to OPO and transferred from Kingston to Norbiton

30.12.67
NB
6RFo
6RFo
2RFo

KINGSTON - CHURCH COBHAM (Suns) - DOWNSIDE COMMON ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Cobham and Ripley but Mon-Sat diverted at Cobham to Downside Common via withdrawn 215A

RF489

RF489 pauses at the Marquis of Granby at the Scilly Isles

This image available on the
Single Deck download

19.07.69
NB
5RF
6RF
2RF

KINGSTON  -  CHURCH COBHAM
Withdrawn between Church Cobham and Downside Common

03.02.75
NB
4RFo
6RFo
1RFo

KINGSTON - Portsmouth Rd - Long Ditton - Thorkhill Rd - Ewell Road - Sugden Rd - Manor Road North - Kingston By Pass - Scilly Isles - Esher - CHURCH COBHAM
Diverted from Portsmouth Road via Thorkhill Rd - Ewell Road - Sugden Rd - Manor Road North - Kingston By Pass joining previous routeing at Scilly Isles

24.10.76
NB111+
4BL
4BL
2RF
1BL

Converted to Bristol operation.

02.04.77
NB111+
3BL
5BL
1BL

KINGSTON - ESHER
Withdrawn between Esher and Cobham

28.01.78
K101+
3BL
5BL
1BL

NB allocation transferred to Kingston (K)

215 map
Extracted from 1978 map which is for sale at
Maps for sale
28.10.78
K101+
6BL
8BL
2BL

KINGSTON Villiers Road - St Marks Hill - Surbiton Stn - Balaclava Road - Sugden Road - Hinchley Wood - Manor Road South - Oaken Lane - Claygate Green - The Causeway - Millbourne Lane - Claremont Lane - ESHER (MS evgs/Suns 1000-2100) Lower Green - Imber Court - Creek Road - HAMPTON COURT STN (MS except evgs) Hampton Court Road - KINGSTON (MS garage jnys)
Withdrawn from Portsmouth Road and re-routed via Villiers Road - Surbiton - Balaclava Road - Sugden Road - Sugden Road - Hinchley Wood - Manor Road South - Oaken Lane thence clockwise via loop and withdrawn 206 to Esher and Hampton Court.

23.04.79
K101+
6BL
8BL
2BL

KINGSTON - ESHER (MS evgs/Suns) - HAMPTON COURT STATION (MS except evgs) - KINGSTON (MS garage journeys)
3 Mon-Fri journeys diverted in Claygate via Holroyd Road

BL40

BL40 Kingston blinded for an anti clockwise journey

This image available on the
Single Deck download

27.09.80
K111+
5BL
6BL
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KINGSTON - ESHER( Mon-Sat ) LOWER GREEN (school jnys) and GIGGS HILL SCHOOL (Mon-Fri school journeys)
Sunday withdrawn

Mon-Sat withdrawn between Esher and Hampton Court
Mon-Fri journeys extended to Lower Green and Giggs Hill

1981 map
Extracted from 1981 map which is for sale at
Maps for sale
04.09.82
NB181+
5LS
6LS
--

Converted to Leyland National operation and transferred to Norbiton (NB)

29.01.83
NB181+
3LS
4LS
--

KINGSTON - ESHER (MS) - LOWER GREEN (jnys)
Mon-Fri journeys diverted in Claygate via Holroyd Road

Journeys beyond Lower Green to Giggs Hill withdrawn.

03.08.85
NB181+
3LS
4LS
--

KINGSTON - ESHER (MS) - LOWER GREEN (jnys)
Sat journeys diverted in Claygate to double run via Holroyd Road

LS184

LS184 sets off Claygate Station on a short journey

This image available on the
Single Deck download


27.06.87
RENUMBERED K3

Operating Garages

K Kingston
Changeover at Kingston

NB Norbiton
Changeover at Kingston

 
1950 TIMES 1955 times
 
 

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