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

1934 map

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

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Withdrawn between Hounslow Heath and Southall - the withdrawn section replaced by New Route 105
Saturday and Sunday Southall (HW) allocation withdrawn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
--


Mon-Sat Hounslow (AV) allocation withdrawn in favour of reintroduced Southall (HW)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Sunday service withdrawn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Extended from Southall to Hounslow as per previous routeing replacing 105 which was withdrawn between these points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Sunday service introduced between Hounslow Heath and Southall replacing 105 which was withdrawn from this section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Mon-Sat evenings withdrawn between Southall and Hayes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 / 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 )
Sunday journeys withdrawn between Southall and Hayes

26.10.49
HW
8STL
8STL
--

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Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by New Route 120A

1950
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
11.10.50
HW
8RTL
8RTL
--

STL type replaced by RTL

17.10.51
HW
8RT
8RT
--

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Sunday service introduced replacing withdrawn 120A.

120 times
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)

RT4018 120 

RT4018 at the Cambridge Road, Southall stand

RT2498

RT2498 at the Bell Junction, Hounslow

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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

Daily One Man Operation.

DMS1571

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

DMS converted to M type.

Extracted from 1981 map
Click on map to enlarge
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

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.

122 - 120  

 

M122 shows the short lived blind via The Bell

 

120 leaflet
Click above to expand
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 Beavers Farm

LS379

M1238 seen at Beavers Farm showing this wonderful ultimate blind which I did'nt realise existed until I saw this image

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The last day of Beaver Farm operation sees unusual vicitor LS379

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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

DR66

DT21 seen in a quiet Southall, but of course at this time shops were shut on a Sunday

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DR66 also in Southa;;

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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

Converted from Metrobus to Single deck low floor operation

 LLW1 Hounlow High Street

LLW1 Hounslow High Street

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18.03.00
AV101+
12VA
10VA
6VA

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

120_VP122

 

VP122 at the Bell stop

 

25.06.05
AV101+
14VA
14VA
9VA

Contract renewal

120_DP42 

DP42 subs for a dd - and as the scene at The Bell Hounslow stop shows the single decker is struggling to cope with the school kids

 

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

120_VA89  VA89 at The Bell stop in Hounslow with the misleading 111 routeing on the side

26.06.10
AV101+
16SP
15SP
12SP

Contract extended for two years

120_SP50

 

SP50 seen on a sunny Sunday morning at High Street Hounslow

 

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

120_SP51 

 

SP51 at Hounslow Bus Station

 


23.06.12
AV101+
16ADE
15ADE
12ADE

Contract renewal - and new buses introduced (ADE)

120_ADE16 

 

ADE16 seen here in Hounslow

 

24.06.17
PA1+
17VWH
15VWH
13VWH
LOGO CONTRACT REASSIGNED

500% increase 

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

© Tommy Cooling

 

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

 

 

 

 
120 current times 120 live 120stands Tender Specs 120 fares

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Monday, 25.03.19