Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
AB1+
4RF
4RF
4RF

HAMMERSMITH Met Station King Street - Youngs Corner - - Chiswick Lane - Chiswick Bridge - Lower Richmond Road - Lower Mortlake Road - RICHMOND Wakefield Road
This new OPO route replaced Service 90C.

This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Interesting to note that the current route does not cover any of the above roads

18.04.70
R
4RF
4RF
4RF

HAMMERSMITH Butterwick - RICHMOND Bus Station
AB garage closed - allocation transferred to Riverside (R)

 

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RF455 (R) waits at Wakefield Road for another boring run up to Hammersmith This shot of RF412 (R) in Dorchester Grove is unusual as the desination is a garage journey to Twickenham (AB) which had closed 5 years previously
09.05.76
R61+
4BL
4BL
4BL

RF's replaced by Bristols

 

BL5 on a deserted Lower Mortlake Road

 

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04.09.82
FW31+
7M
6M
4M

HAMMERSMITH The Grove - Youngs Corner - Chiswick Lane - Chiswick Bridge - Richmond - Twickenham - Hanworth - Sunbury - Ashford Common - Ashford - Fordbridge Road - Kingston Road - STAINES Bridge Street
Extended from Richmond to Staines replacing most of withdrawn 90.
Riverside (R) allocation transferred to Fulwell (FW).
Converted to double deck operation.

Extracted from April 1984 map drawn by  © Darius Grigg
19.08.89
FW31+
7M
7M
4M

HAMMERSMITH The Grove - Youngs Corner - Chiswick Lane - Chiswick Bridge - Richmond - Twickenham - Fulwell - Hanworth - Sunbury - Ashford Common - Ashford - Fordbridge Road - Kingston Road - STAINES Bridge Street
Diverted at Twickenham via Hampton Road and Sixth Cross Road instead of direct via Staines Road.
This replaced withdrawn section of service 90B and and made crew change overs easier for Fulwell Garage.

07.04.90
FW31+
7M
7M
6M

HAMMERSMITH - STAINES - (then non-stop via)Thorpe Road - Thorpe Lea Road - Thorpe by Pass,Mill House Lane - Thorpe Road - Staines Lane - Staines Road - Chertsey Lane,THORPE PARK (Suns)
Summer Sundays extended from Staines to Thorpe Park. The above roundabout routeing was necessary because of a low bridge.

23.09.90
FW31+
7M
7M
4DT

HAMMERSMITH - STAINES
Withdrawn between Staines and Thorpe Park.
Sunday converted to Dart operation.

M925 Staines Bus Station, September 1990

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23.02.91
FW31+
6M
5M
4DT

HAMMERSMITH (Suns) - CHISWICK Edensor Road (Mon-Fri peaks) - RICHMOND Dee Road (Mon-Sat) - STAINES
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Hammersmith and Richmond apart from a few Mon-Fri peak journeys extended from Richmond to CHISWICK Edensor Road.
The withdrawn section covered by new service 190.

M1069 in the special London United livery seen in
Wakefield Road July 1991

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25.05.91
FW31+
6M
5M
7DT

HAMMERSMITH (Suns) - CHISWICK Edensor Road (Mon-Fri peaks) - RICHMOND Dee Road (Mon-Sat) - STAINES - Chertsey Lane THORPE PARK (Sun afts)
Summer Sunday afternoons extended from Staines to Thorpe Park direct via Chertsey Lane as single deck vehicles now operated.

15.09.91
FW31+
6M
5M
4DR

HAMMERSMITH (Suns) - CHISWICK Edensor Road (Mon-Fri peaks) - RICHMOND Dee Road (Mon-Sat) - STAINES
Winter service restored

01.02.92
FW31+
8DR
7DR
4DR

Converted from Metrobus to Dart operation on a daily basis.

07.04.92
FW31+
8DR
7DR
4DR

HAMMERSMITH (Suns) - CHISWICK Edensor Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - RICHMOND Dee Road (Mon-Sat) - STAINES Wraysbury Road - STAINES BRIDGE Sainsbury's (Mon-Sat shopping hours)
Mon-Sat shopping hours extended from Staines Wraysbury Road to Sainsbury's.

 

DT76 seen at the Sainsbury's stand at Staines

 

09.05.92
FW31+
8DR
7DR
7DR

HAMMERSMITH (Suns) - CHISWICK Edensor Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - RICHMOND Manor Road (Mon-Sat) - STAINES Wraysbury Road - STAINES BRIDGE Sainsbury's (Mon-Sat shopping hours) - THORPE PARK (Summer Suns)
Mon-Sat Richmond terminal changed from Dee Road to Manor Road Sainsbury's and Sunday extension to Thorpe Park re-instated

DR118 Staines Bus Station, May 1992

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05.09.92
FW31+
8DR
7DR
4DR

Mon-Sat shopping hours diverted at Hanworth via Hampton Sainsbury's.
This route should be sponsored by Sainsbury's !!

DT7 Wakefield Road, April 1994

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30.09.95
FW31+
8DR
7DR
4DR

CHISWICK Edensor Road (Monday-Friday peaks) - RICHMOND Lower Mortlake Road - STAINES BRIDGE Sainsbury's
Start of tendered contract (London United). All journeys in Staines now terminate at Sainsbury's. Sunday extension to Hammersmith withdrawn. Re-routed via Hampton Sainsbury's at all times. Summer Sunday extension to Thorpe Park suspended for winter.

15.11.97
FW31+
8DR
7DR
4DR

RICHMOND Lower Mortlake Road - STAINES BRIDGE Sainsbury's
Mon-Fri peak journeys to Chiswick replaced by Route R70.

24.07.99
FW321+
8DR
7DR
4DR

RICHMOND Lower Mortlake Road - STAINES Bus Station
Withdrawn between Staines Bus Station and Staines Bridge

30.06.01
FW321+
6DR
6DR
5DR

STAINES Bus Station - TWICKENHAM Arragon Road
Withdrawn between Twickenham and Richmond

2002 ?
FW321+
6DPS
6DPS
5DPS


Converted to single deck low floor operation

04.04.06
FW321+
6DPS
6DPS
5DPS
London United replaced by Transdev

 

DPS590 Hampton Road - Twickenham

 

30.09.06
FW321+
6DPS
6DPS
5DPS
Contract renewal

 

Double deckers often substituted for Darts as shown here with TA240 Hampton Road Twickenham

 

01.10.11
TF121+
6dart
6dart
6dart
New Contract commenced with Abellio (TF)

 

8476 Twickenham Junction

 

23.02.12
TF121+
6EL
6EL
6EL

New Enviro Darts introduced

 

New 8577 Staines Bus Station

 

07.05.16
TF121+
7EL
6EL
6EL

Schedule change, requiring 1 extra bus Mon-Fri

Map extracted from Map 35 drawn by Mike Harris available for sale

The Greater London Bus Map

01.10.16
TF121+
8EL
6EL
6EL

Contract renewal

 

Operating Garages

R Riverside
Changeover point Hammersmith Met

AB Twickenham
Changeover point outside garage

FW Fulwell
Changeover point Cock & Bull

TF Twickenham
Changeover point Cock & Bull