Route History


Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
K
8ST
4ST
--
 
V
12ST
26ST
20ST

EALING Argyle Road - Cleveland Road - Ealing Broadway - South Ealing - Kew Bridge - Kew Road - Richmond - Petersham - Ham Common - Kingston - Penryhn Road - Surbiton - Brighton Road - Hook - Chessington - Malden Rushett - LEATHERHEAD The Bull

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

05.06.35
K
8ST
--
--
 
V
16ST
30ST
32ST

EALING Argyle Road  -  LEATHERHEAD Bull
Saturday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

27.05.36
V
28ST
33ST
32ST

EALING Argyle Road - Cleveland Road - Ealing Broadway - South Ealing - Kew Bridge - Kew Road - Richmond - Petersham - Ham Common - Kingston - Fairfields - Villiers Road - Surbiton - Brighton Road - Hook - Chessington - Malden Rushett - LEATHERHEAD The Bull
Mon-Fri only K allocation withdrawn - new route 255 filled the gap
Rerouted between Kingston and Surbiton via Villiers Road instead of Penryhn Road

17.06.36
K
3ST
--
2ST
 
V
25ST
33ST
32ST

EALING Argyle Road  -  LEATHERHEAD Bull
Mon-Friand Sunday K allocation introduced

05.08.36
K
3ST
--
--
 
V
27ST
34ST
36ST

EALING Argyle Road  -  LEATHERHEAD Bull
Sunday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

24.03.37
K
3ST
--
--
 
R
--
4LT
--
 
V
30ST
34ST
29ST

EALING Argyle Road  -  LEATHERHEAD Bull
Saturday Riverside (R) allocation introduced

13.04.38
K
3ST
--
--
 
V
27ST
34ST
37ST

EALING Argyle Road  -  LEATHERHEAD Bull
Saturday Riverside (R) allocation withdrawn

27.07.38
K
5ST
1ST
--
 
V
27ST
34ST
37ST

EALING Argyle Road  -  LEATHERHEAD Bull
Saturday Kingston (K) allocation reintroduced

14.09.38
K
5ST
--
--
 
V
27ST
34ST
37ST

EALING Argyle Road  -  LEATHERHEAD Bull
Saturday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

23.08.39
K
3ST
--
--
 
V
33ST
35ST
37ST

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Extended in Leatherhead to the garage

13.12.39
V
31ST
31ST
25ST

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

03.01.40
K
6ST
7ST
--
 
V
31ST
31ST
25ST

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Mon-Sat Kingston (K) allocation reinstated

20.03.40
K
3ST
--
--
 
V
33ST
36ST
38ST

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Saturday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

02.04.41
K
3ST
--
3ST
 
V
34ST
38ST
36ST

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday Kingston (K) allocation introduced

29.10.41
K
3ST
--
--
 
V
43ST
45ST
35ST

Sunday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

05.08.42
K
3ST
--
3ST
 
V
42STL
42STL
36STL

EALING Perivale Lane ( Mon-Sat journeys) - EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Mon-Sat journeys extended along Argyle Road to Perivale Lane

28.10.42
K
3ST
--
--
 
V
42STL
42STL
36STL

Sunday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

06.01.43
K
3ST
--
--
 
V
42STL
42STL
36STL

EALING Perivale Lane ( Mon-Sat/ Sun am journeys) - EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday am journeys extended along Argyle Road to Perivale Lane

21.04.43
K
3ST
--
3ST
 
V
40STL
42STL+
36STL
      1STL/91  

EALING Perivale Lane ( Mon-Sat/ Sun am journeys) - EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday Kingston (K) allocation reinstated

05.05.43
K
3ST
--
3ST
 
V
40STL
42STL+
36STL
      1STL/91  

EALING Perivale Lane ( Mon-Sat/ Sun am journeys) - EALING Argyle Road - HOOK White Hart ( Sun am ) - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE ( except Sun am )
Sunday am withdrawn between Hook and Leatherhead

27.10.43
K
6ST
--
--
 
V
40STL
7ST
40STL
8ST
34STL

EALING Perivale Lane ( Mon-Sat/ Sun am journeys) - EALING Argyle Road - HOOK White Hart ( Sun am ) - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE ( except Sun am )
Sunday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

19.04.44
K
6ST
4ST
3ST
 
V
44STL
4ST
46STL
43STL

EALING Perivale Lane ( Mon-Sat/ Sun am journeys) - EALING Argyle Road - HOOK White Hart ( Sun am ) - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE ( except Sun am )
Weekend Kingston (K) allocation introduced

21.06.44
K
6ST
4ST
3ST
 
V
44STL
4ST
46STL
43STL

EALING Argyle Road - HOOK White Hart ( Sun am ) - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE ( except Sun am )
Withdrawn between Argyle Road and Perivale Lane

25.10.44
K
6ST
1STL
3ST
1STL
--
 
V
47STL
45STL
34STL

EALING Argyle Road - HOOK White Hart ( Sun am ) - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE ( except Sun am )
Sunday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

15.07.45
K
6ST
4ST
4ST
 
V
44STL
4ST
46STL
5ST
35STL
11ST

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday am service restored between Hook and Leatherhead
Sunday Kingston (K) allocation reinstated

09.10.46
K
4ST
2ST
--
 
V
47STL
4ST
47STL
7ST
48STL
9ST

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

30.04.47
K
4ST
2ST
5ST
 
V
47STL
4ST
48STL
6ST
47STL
11ST

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday Kingston (K) allocation reinstated

12.11.47
K
4ST
-
--
 
V
46STL
5ST
46STL
11ST
46STL
11ST

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sat/Sun Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

05.05.48
K
4ST
-
5ST
 
V
51STL
49STL
6RT
35STL
23RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday Kingston (K) allocation reinstated
RT type introduced

26.10.49
K
8RT
-
5RT
 
V
26RTL
25STL
26RTL
15RT
21STL
26RTL
19RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Kingston (K) allocationconverted to RT
RTL type introduced at Turnham Green (V)

23.11.49
K
8RT
-
5RT
 
V
52RTL
52RTL
9RT
50RTL

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Kingston (K) allocationconverted to RT
STL type withdrawn at Turnham Green (V)

The reduced blind display on RTL563 was a wartime economy measure.

 


03.05.50
K
8RT
-
--
 
V
52RTL
57RTL
4RT
63RTL

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday K allocation withdrawn.


11.10.50
K
8RT
--
5RT
 
V
42RTL
47RTL
40RTL

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Route decreased with the introduction of 65A Ealing & Copt Gilders.
Sunday K allocation re-introduced
.

02.05.51
K
8RT
-
--
 
V
42RTL
42RTL
5RT
30RTL
20RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday K allocation withdrawn for Summer Season

17.10.51
K
8RT
--
5RT
 
V
42RT
47RT
40RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
RTL allocation at V withdrawn.
Sunday K allocation re-introduced.

14.05.52
NB
18RT
8RT
--
 
V
31RT
45RT
50RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
K allocation withdrawn. NB allocation introduced.

01.06.55
NB
12RT
--
--
 
V
34RT
46RT
50RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Saturday NB allocation withdrawn.

02.05.56
NB
17RT
4RT
9RT
 
V
29RT
42RT
41RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Saturday & Sunday NB allocation re-introduced.

17.10.56
NB
17RT
7RT
--
 
V
29RT
39RT
36RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday NB withdrawn.

01.05.57
NB
17RT
7RT
8RT
 
V
31RT
45RT
50RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday NB re-introduced.

16.10.57
K
--
2RT
--
 
NB
17RT
7RT
--
 
V
29RT
37RT
31RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Saturday K allocation introduced. Sunday NB withdrawn.

30.04.58
NB
16RT
8RT
8RT
 
V
28RT
38RT
39RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
K allocation withdrawn. Sunday NB re-introduced.

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09.10.63
NB
17RT
12RT
--
 
V
21RT
32RT
18RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday NB withdrawn. Sunday Route decreased with introduction of new 65A

RT4037 - Hook White Hart - as the bus is Leatherhead bound the driver is probably making use of the Pubic Convenience

 


01.07.64
NB
18RT
12RT
7RT
 
V
21RT
32RT
27RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday NB re-introduced.

18.11.64
NB
18RT
14RT
--
 
V
22RT
26RT
13RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Sunday NB withdrawn.

18.04.66
AB
--
4RT
--
 
NB
20RT
18RT
--
 
V
20RT
18RT
13RT

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD GARAGE
Saturday AB allocation introduced.

31.12.66
NB
10RT
--
--
 
V
21RT
--
--

EALING Argyle Road - LEATHERHEAD LT Garage (Monday-Friday)
Saturday & Sunday Route replaced by 65A.
.
Saturday AB allocation transferred to 65A

30.11.68
K
--
--
3RT
 
NB
17RT
13RT
--
 
V
13RT
13RT
8RT

EALING Argyle Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - EALING BROADWAY - South Ealing - Kew Bridge - Richmond - Petersham - Ham - Kingston - Surbiton - Hook - Copt Gilders Estate - CHESSINGTON ZOO
Sat/Sun re-introduced replacing withdrawn 65A.
Withdrawn in Ealing between Broadway and Argyle Road excpet for Mon-Fri peaks, replaced by new 273.
Route between Chessington & Leatherhead replaced by revised 71.  

18.04.70
K
--
--
3RT
 
NB
31RT
13RT
--
 
V
--
13RT
8RT

EALING Argyle Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO
Monday-Friday V allocation withdrawn

02.01.71
K
--
--
4RT
 
NB
31RT
17RT
9RT
 
V
--
8RT
--

EALING Argyle Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO
Sunday V allocation withdrawn.

18.09.71
K
--
--
4RT
 
NB
31RT
24RT
9RT

EALING Argyle Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO
Saturday only V allocation withdrawn.

05.08.72
K
--
--
4RT
 
NB
31RT
24RT
9RT

RT2178 Kingston Bus Station

RT2178 Kingston Bus Station

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19.10.75
K
--
--
3RM
 
NB
31RM
24RM
12RM

EALING Argyle Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO
RT type converted to RM.

03.11.75
K
--
--
3RM
 
NB
31RM
24RM
12RM

EALING Argyle Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO - CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peak journeys) 
Peak journeys introduced to Fox & Hounds Chessington.


31.03.79
K61+
13RM
10RM
9RM
 
NB1+
16RM
12RM
7RM

EALING Argyle Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO - CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peak journeys) 
Monday-Saturday K allocation introduced

05.05.79
K61+
15RM
12RM
10RM
 
NB1+
16RM
13RM
7RM

Due to Road subsidence at Petersham. 
(i) EALING Argyle Road (Mon-Fri peaks) - ;EALING BROADWAY - PETERSHAM River Lane
(ii) PETERSHAM Fox & Duck - CHESSINGTON ZOO - CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peak journeys)

RM2010 waits on the southern section of the Petersham hole.

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05.09.80
K61+
15RM
12RM
10RM
 
NB1+
16RM
13RM
7RM

 EALING Argyle Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO - CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peak journeys) 
Through Route re-instated.

04.09.82
K81+
22RM
20RM
16RM

EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO - CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peaks)
Withdrawn between Ealing Broadway & Argyle Road.

14.01.84
NB81+
24RM
20RM
16RM

EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO - CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peaks)
K allocation transferred to NB.

03.08.85
HL141+
--
--
6RML
 
NB1+
24RM
21RM
12RM

EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO - CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peaks)
Sunday HL allocation introduced.

01.02.86
NB1+
27M
23M
17M

EALING BROADWAY - CHESSINGTON ZOO - CHESSINGTON Fox & Hounds (Monday-Friday peaks)
Daily conversion to OPO.
HL allocation withdrawn.


07.02.87
NB1+
18M
15M
14M

EALING BROADWAY - KINGSTON (Monday-Saturday) - CHESSINGTON ZOO (Sundays)
Monday-Saturday withdrawn between Kingston & Chessington Zoo.

M1336 Cromwell Road, Kingston

M1336 Cromwell Road, Kingston

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27.06.87
NB1+
17D/M
13D/M
9D/M

EALING BROADWAY - KINGSTON
Withdrawn between Kingston & Chessingto
n Zoo.
Start of new LRT contract operating as Kingston Bus

DMS819 Cromwell Road

DMS819 Cromwell Road

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01.04.89
NB1+
17M
13M
9M
London United commenced operating as one of 12 operating subsidiaries of London Buses in preparation for privatisation

EALING BROADWAY - KINGSTON

29.09.90
LC
dd
dd
dd
Temporaily reassigned

EALING BROADWAY - KINGSTON
The contract was awarded to Armchair but due to non availability of new buses - L&C stood in until the new buses were ready

LR22 Richmond Station

LR22 Richmond Station

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26.01.91
AH
20dd
14dd
9dd
Contract reassigned to ARMCHAIR TRAVEL

EALING BROADWAY  -  KINGSTON
New contract


Olympian 558 Wheatfield Way, Kingston

Olympian 558 Wheatfield Way, Kingston

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29.06.02
FW51+
20TA
20TA
15TA
Contract reassigned to London United (FW)

EALING BROADWAY  -  KINGSTON
New contract

TA229 Wakefield Road

TA229 Wakefield Road

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30.08.02
Night Route added but numbered N65.

24.01.04
FW51+
20TA
20TA
15TA
Night Service
FW71+
3TA
3TA
3TA

EALING BROADWAY  -  KINGSTON ( 24/7 )
"N" prefix dropped thus night Route included in this history

04.06.06
FW51+
20TA
20TA
15TA
Night Service
FW71+
3TA
3TA
3TA
LONDON UNITED replaced by Transdev

EALING BROADWAY  -  KINGSTON ( 24/7 )
Contract novated to Transdev

04.07.09
FW51+
21SP
21SP
16SP
Night Service
FW71+
4SP
4SP
4SP

EALING - KINGSTON - CHESSINGTON WOA (Nights)
Contract renewal with new buses and night Route extended via Route 71 to Chessington

SP102 Ealing Green

 

SP102 Ealing Green

 

03.03.11
FW51+
21SP
21SP
17SP
Night Service
FW71+
4SP
4SP
4SP
TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP

EALING - KINGSTON - CHESSINGTON WOA (Nights)
Contract novated to RATP

05.07.14
FW51+
24SP
22SP
17SP
Night Service
FW71+
4SP
4SP
4SP

SP54 Ealing Broadway Station SP54 Ealing Broadway Station
02.07.16
FW51+
27SP
28SP
17SP
Night Service
FW71+
4SP
4SP
4SP

EALING - KINGSTON - CHESSINGTON WOA (Nights)
Contract renewal with increased Mon-Sat frequencies

01.08.16
FW51+
27SP
28SP
17SP
Night Service
FW71+
4SP
4SP
4SP

EALING BROADWAY  -  KINGSTON via Twickenham
Diverted betwen Richmond and Kingston via Twickenham, Strawberry Vale, Hampton Wick and Kingston Bridge whilst gas utility works were being carried out in Petersham. Replaced by free services 565, 571 and 572

03.09.16
FW51+
27SP
28SP
17SP
Night Service
FW71+
4SP
4SP
4SP

EALING BROADWAY  -  KINGSTON
Diversion ended, route returned back to normal

VH45318 Waterman Centre, Brentford

VH45318 Waterman Centre, Brentford

© Jack Marian

29.09.18
FW51+
26SP
27SP
17SP

EALING BROADWAY  -  KINGSTON Brook Street
Nightly extension from Kingston to Chessington renumbered N65

ADE30067 Ealing Road, Brentford

ADE30067 Ealing Road, Brentford

© Jack Marian

23.01.21
FW51+
28SP
30SP
16SP

EALING BROADWAY  -  KINGSTON Brook Street
New schedule

VH45110 Ealing Road / Great West Road

VH45110 Ealing Road / Great West Road

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Operating Garages

NB Norbiton
Changeover point Kingston Bus Station

K Kingston
Changeover point Kingston Bus Station or Kingston Station

AB Twickenham
Changeover point RICHMOND Police Station (s/b) or RICHMOND George Street (n/b)

R Riverside
Changeover point not known

V Turnham Green
Changeover point KEW BRIDGE Plough.

Armchair Brentford
Changeover point BRENTFORD Ealing Road or EALING BROADWAY

HL Hanwell
Changeover point EALING BROADWAY stand ?

FW Fulwell
Changeover point Kingston

The entry for BRENTFORD County Court is odd in so much passengers should alight at Ealing Road and yet are instructed to show County Court on the blind

2018 Map

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
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© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Tuesday, 20.04.21