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281 fares

09.05.62
FW
16RM
14RM
10RM

TOLWORTH BROADWAY, Ewell Road, Surbiton Stn, Penryhn Road, Kingston, Teddington, Stanley Rd, TWICKENHAM STATION
TROLLEYBUS REPLACEMENT ROUTE #601

RM487

RM487 Kingston Station on a short working to Surbiton

This image available on the
RM CD

03.10.65
FW
16RM
16RM
6RM

TOLWORTH BROADWAY, TWICKENHAM STN (Suns) Whitton, HOUNSLOW Bus Station (Monday-Saturday)
Monday-Saturday extended via 73 from Twickenham to Hounslow.

281 times
Timetable scanned from Red Book dated 31.12.66
24.01.70
FW
19RM
16RM
5RM

CHESSINGTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE Davis Road (Mon-Fri peaks) Cox Lane, Jubillee Way, Kingston Rd, TOLWORTH BROADWAY, Ewell Road, Surbiton Stn, Penryhn Road, Kingston, Teddington, Stanley Road, South Road, Fulwell, TWICKENHAM STN (Suns), HOUNSLOW Bus Station (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Tolworth to Chessington Industrial Estate. Diverted at Fulwell.

27.03.71
FW
19RM
16RM
5SM

Sunday service converted to One Man Operation.

SM37

SM37 awaits a new driver at Fulwell

This image available on the
single deck CD

20.04.75
FW
19RM
16RM
5DMS

Sunday service converted to double deck (DMS).

28.10.78
FW1+
18RM
16RM
8DMS

HOUNSLOW , TOLWORTH BROADWAY, CHESSINGTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday extended from Twickenham to Hounslow replacing withdrawn servce 73 between these points.

DMS

DMS369 is in good company with an RML on the 37at Hounslow. Some years from now, both might be candidates for cheap classic car insurance for any automobile collectors or other enthusiasts out there.

Photo by Paul Davis

29.04.79
FW1+
19RM
16RM
8M

Sunday DMS converted to M type.

15.08.81
FW1+
18Mc
17Mc
8M

Monday-Saturday converted from RM to crew M. These vehicles were used for the 27 on Sundays.

04.09.82
FW1+
17M
18M
6M

Daily conversion to One Person Operation.

27.06.87
FW1+
16M
18M
6M

HOUNSLOW , TOLWORTH BROADWAY
Withdrawn between Tolworth and Chessington Industrial Estate. This section replaced by new K2..

07.04.90
FW1+
16M
18M
7M

HOUNSLOW, TOLWORTH BROADWAY, Hook, CHESSINGTON World of Adventures (Suns)
Sundays extended from Tolworth to Chessington.

M928

M928 Eden Street, Kingston. Note the dual Bus stop for Red & Green Line buses

This image available on the
MCW Metrobus CD

28.10.90
FW1+
15M
15M
6M

HOUNSLOW, TOLWORTH BROADWAY
Withdrawn between Tolworth and Chessington.

07.09.91
AV401+
7M
7M
3M
 
FW1+
8M
8M
3M

Daily AV allocation introduced.

04.01.93
AV401+
8M
7M
3M
 
FW1+
8M
8M
3M

HOUNSLOW, TEDDINGTON SCHOOL Broom Road (One am/pm peak jny), TOLWORTH
School journeys introduced to Teddington School but numbered 281S.

28.08.93
AV401+
4M
3M
--
 
FW1+
13M
13M
6M

Sunday AV allocation withdrawn.

31.08.96
FW1+
18M
16M
7M

AV allocation withdrawn (although on rugby days a small AV allocation was worked.)

L296

L296 (AV) is seen on rugby duty at South Road Fulwell. The Route  was split into two sections during the day and the Olympian is working the Hounslow to Teddington section

This image available on the
Olympian CD

22.05.98
FW1+
21VA
20VA
9VA

Volvo Olympian, Alexanders introduced (non low floor)

281 map
Map scasnned from LT leaflet dated August 1997
02.09.02
FW1+
22VA
20VA
10VA

HOUNSLOW, TOLWORTH BROADWAY
The Teddington School journeys renumbered 681, seen here without any window coverings of any kind.

VA47

VA47 is seen in Hounslow Bus Station. one of the last Black & White blinds is shown

This image available on the
Transdev CD

03.05.03
FW1+
22TA
20TA
10TA

Converted d/d to low floor d/d

TA336

TA336 at the Red Lion stop in Tolworth

This image available on the
Transdev CD

 

03.06.06
FW1+
22TA
20TA
10TA
Night Service
FW26+
3TA
3TA
3TA

Night service added. replacing lost section of Route N77 between Kingston & Tolworth

04.07.09
FW1+
23TA
21TA
13TA
Night Service
FW26+
4TA
4TA
4TA

Contract renewed

TA339

TA339 now with the drab all over red livery and the reduced blind information seen leaving Hounslow Bus Station

This image available on the
Transdev CD

 

281 times

Operating Garages

FW Fulwell
Crew changeover point South Road

AV Hounslow
Crew changeover point at garage

Current stands and turning points

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