Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AV
5ST
7ST
--
 
HW
--
4LT
7LT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - Staines Road - Bell Corner - Lampton Road - Lampton Corner - Heston - Norwood Green - King Street - Southall Town Hall - Uxbridge Road - The Grapes - Coldharbour Lane - HAYES STATION

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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04.03.36
AV
2ST
3ST
2ST

SOUTHALL White Swan - HAYES STATION
Withdrawn between Hounslow Heath and Southall - the withdrawn section replaced by New Route 105
Saturday and Sunday Southall (HW) allocation withdrawn
Sunday Hounslow (AV) allocation introduced

13.04.38
AV
--
--
2ST
 
HW
2STL
3STL
--

SOUTHALL White Swan - HAYES STATION
Mon-Sat Hounslow (AV) allocation withdrawn in favour of reintroduced Southall (HW)

08.05.38
HW
2STL
3STL
--

SOUTHALL White Swan - HAYES STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn

12.10.38
HW
9STL
10STL
--


HOUNSLOW HEATH - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Southall to Hounslow as per previous routeing replacing 105 which was withdrawn between these points

18.10.39
HW
9STL
13STL
8LT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road ( Suns ) - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service introduced between Hounslow Heath and Southall replacing 105 which was withdrawn from this section

06.12.39
HW
9STL
13STL
8LT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road (Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Mon-Sat evenings withdrawn between Southall and Hayes

15.05.40
HW
10STL
14STL
9STL

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road ( Suns ) - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat evening service reinstated between Southall and Hayes

25.06.41
HW
10STL
14STL
10STL

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road ( Suns ) - HAYES STATION ( Mon-Sat  except evenings / Sunday journeys)
Sunday journeys introduced between Southall and Hayes

28.10.42
HW
10STL
14STL
8STL

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road ( Suns ) - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Sunday journeys withdrawn between Southall and Hayes

13.03.46
HW
12STL
15STL
12STL

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road ( Suns ) - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat evenings extended fro Southall to Hayes

26.10.49
HW
8STL
8STL
--

HOUNSLOW HEATH - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by New Route 120A

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

11.10.50
HW
8RTL
8RTL
--

HOUNSLOW HEATH - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
STL type replaced by RTL

17.10.51
HW
8RT
8RT
--

HOUNSLOW HEATH - HAYES STATION   ( Mon-Sat )
RTL type converted to RT

12.10.55
HW
10RT
14RT
8RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road (Sundays) - HAYES STN (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday service introduced replacing withdrawn 120A.

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

26.11.58
HW
9RT
8RT
8RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road (Saturday/Sunday) - HAYES STATION (Monday-Friday)
Saturday withdrawn between Southall and Hayes.

09.11.60
HW
8RT
8RT
8RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road - SOUTHALL Delamere Rd (Monday-Friday peaks)
Monday-Friday withdrawn Southall to Hayes except for peak projection to Delamere Road.
Replaced by new 207A Chelsea & Hayes (part of trolleybus replacement 607 program)

08.05.63
HW
8RT
8RT
4RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Cambridge Road
Monday-Friday peak projection to Delamere Road withdrawn.

03.10.65
HW
11RT
8RT
4RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL Town Hall (Sundays) - Lady Margaret Road - Somerset Rd - Allenby Rd - Ruislip Road - GREENFORD Red Lion (Sat early am & evening) - Greenford Road - Western Avenue - Oldfield Lane - GREENFORD STATION (Mon-Fri/Saturday shop hours)
Monday-Saturday extended from Southall to Greenford as shown above.

14.08.76
HW121+
9RT
7RT
3RT

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion - (Mon-Fri evgs/Sats outside sh) - GREENFORD Bridge Park (Monday-Friday except evgs/Sat shop hrs)

RT2498 Hounslow Central

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01.10.77
HW121+
9RT
7RT
3DMS

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion - (Mon-Fri evgs/Sats outside sh) - GREENFORD Bridge Park (Monday-Friday except evgs/Sat shop hrs)
Sunday converted to One Man Operation.

28.01.78
HW121+
10DMS
8DMS
3DMS

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion - (Mon-Fri evgs/Sats outside sh) - GREENFORD Bridge Park (Monday-Friday except evgs/Sat shop hrs)
Mon-Sat converted to OPO

DMS1571 at Greenford May 1978

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30.06.79
HW121+
10DMS
8DMS
3DMS

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns am/evsg) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Monday-Friday evenings/Sats outside shop hours/Suns afts) - GREENFORD Bridge Park (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs)

23.09.79
HW121+
10M
8M
3M

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns am/evsg) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Monday-Friday evenings/Sats outside shop hours/Suns afts) - GREENFORD Bridge Park (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs)
DMS converted to M type.

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04.09.82
HW131+
8M
6M
3M

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns am/evgs) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Fri/Sats outside sh/Suns afts) - GREENFORD Bridge Park (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat sh)
Monday-Friday withdrawn in Greenford between Red Lion and Bridge Park outside peaks.

04.12.82
HW131+
8M
6M
3M

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns am/evgs) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Fri/Sats outside sh/Suns afts) - GREENFORD STATION(Mon-Fri peaks/Sat sh)
Monday-Friday withdrawn in Greenford between Station and Bridge Park.

09.08.86
AV31+
9M
8M
4M

HOUNSLOW HEATH - SOUTHALL (Suns am/evgs) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Fri/Sats outside sh/Suns afts) - GREENFORD STATION(Mon-Fri peaks/Sat sh)
HW closed - allocation transferred to AV

21.11.87
AV31+
8M
8M
4M

HOUNSLOW Bus Stn (Monday-Saturday except evenings) - Beavers Lane Estate - HOUNSLOW HEATH ( Mon-Sat evenings/Suns) - SOUTHALL Town Hall (Suns) - GREENFORD Red Lion (Mon-Sat/Sun afts) - GREENFORD STATION (Monday-Friday peaks/Sat shop hrs)
Revised in Hounslow to run via Beavers Farm Estate replacing withdrawn 257.

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26.11.88
AV31+
7M
7M
6M

HOUNSLOW Bus Stn ( Mon-Sat except evgs) - Beavers Lane Estate - HOUNSLOW HEATH (Mon-Sat except evgs/Suns) - SOUTHALL Town Hall
Withdrawn between Southall & Greenford

M1238

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28.04.90
AV31+
5M
5M
2DT

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - SOUTHALL Town Hall
Withdrawn between Bell Corner and Beavers Farm - replaced by new H21 Midibus operation

DT21 Southall Broadway

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24.03.93
AV101+
8M
8M
5M

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - High Street Hounslow - Hounslow Central - Lampton - Heston - Norwood Green - Southall - Lady Margaret Road - Yeading - NORTHOLT STATION
Extended from Southall to Northolt via withdrawn 232.

29.01.94
AV101+
8LLW
8LLW
5LLW

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  -  NORTHOLT 
Converted from Metrobus to Single deck low floor operation

LLW1 Hounslow High Street

 

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18.03.00
AV101+
12VA
10VA
6VA

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  -  NORTHOLT
Converted Single deck low floor operation to double deck low floor operation - the LLW type transferred to Hounslow Heath to operate on Route H91

VP105 HOUNSLOW Bell Corner

25.06.05
AV101+
14VA
14VA
9VA

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  -  NORTHOLT 
Contract renewal

DP4 subs for a dd at Bell Corner

04.06.06
AV101+
14VA
14VA
9VA
LONDON UNITED logo replaced by Transdev

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  -  NORTHOLT 
New operator


26.06.10
AV101+
16SP
15SP
12SP

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  -  NORTHOLT 
Contract extended for two years

SP173 Northolt

03.03.11
AV101+
16SP
15SP
12SP
TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  -  NORTHOLT 
New operator


23.06.12
AV101+
16ADE
15ADE
12ADE

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  -  NORTHOLT 
Contract renewal - and new buses introduced (ADE)

ADE16 seen here in Hounslow

24.06.17
PA1+
17VWH
15VWH
13VWH
CONTRACT REASSIGNED

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  -  NORTHOLT 
New operator

Metroline VWH2276 arrives at Hounslow Bus Station at the end of its trip on the 120 in September 2017.

© Tommy Cooling


08.01.22
SG101+
17VWH
16VWH
14VWH

HOUNSLOW BUS STATION  -  NORTHOLT 
Allocation moved from Perivale (PA) to Spring Grove (SG)

Current Blind



120

Operating Garages

HW Southall
Crew Changeover point Greenford Broadway

AV Hounslow
Crew Changeover point at garage
One day I had M423 on the 120 and had full bus I could not climb Southall Station Bridge so I had to tell all my passengers to get off ( Michael Cannon )

PA Perivale
Crew Changeover point Northolt Station stand, evening reliefs running empty from Northolt to PA Garage

SG Spring Grove
Crew Changeover point at Hounslow Bus Station

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 20.01.22