Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
17.06.67
S
4RM
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EAST ACTON Ducane Rd - Westway - White City - Shepherds Bush - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Fri except evenings)
I am not sure why this new route was introduced as it seemed to be only a back up for service 105 and a link from Westway to Hammersmith which was broken when the 72 was diverted via Ducane Road in January 1966.

07.09.68
S
5RM
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EAST ACTON Ducane Road - Westway - Shepherds Bush - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Fri evgs) - Fulham Palace Road - Dawes Road - Fulham Broadway - Harwood Road - Wandsworth Bridge Rd - WANDSWORTH BRIDGE Tavern (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Mon-Fri except evenings extended from Hammersmith to Wandsworth Bridge via service 11 and 28

Scanned from 07.09.68 Red Book
19.07.69
S
5RM
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EAST ACTON Brunel Rd
(Mon-Fri peaks) - Ducane Road (Mon-Fri) - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Fri evenings) - WANDSWORTH BRIDGE (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Mon-Fri peaks extended in East Acton to Brunel Road.

RM1280 Brunel Road stand

 

17.06.72
WD
6DMS
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EAST ACTON Brunel Rd
(Mon-Fri peaks) - Ducane Road (Mon-Fri) - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Fri evenings) - WANDSWORTH BRIDGE (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Converted to double deck One Person Operation.
Allocation transferred from Shepherds Bush (S) to Wandsworth (WD)

 

18.11.72
WD
7DMS
6DMS
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LADBOKE GROVE Eagle Cambridge Gardens - Bramley Road - Freston Road - St  Annes Road - Shepherds Bush Green - HAMMERSMITH Butterwick (Mon-Fri evenings) Fulham Palace Road - FULHAM Edgarly Terrace (Sats) or Dawes Road - Fulham Broadway - Harwood Rd - WANDSWORTH GARAGE (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Rerouted at Shepherds Bush via St Anne's Road to Ladbroke Grove
Extended from Wandsworth Bridge Tavern over the bridge to Wandsworth Garage

30.06.73
WD
7DMS
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LADBROKE GROVE - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Fri evgs) - WANDSWORTH GARAGE (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Saturday service diverted via Munster Road Fulham and renumbered 295A.

25.01.75
WD
8DMS
5DMS
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LADBROKE GROVE - Shepherds Bush - Hammersmith - Fulham - Wandsworth Bridge - York Road - Plough Rd - St Johns Hill - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Northcote (Mon-Sat)
Extended from Wandsworth Bridge to Clapham Junction and re-introduced Saturday.

16.10.76
WD101+
8DMS
5DMS
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LADBROKE GROVE - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms
Clapham terminal changed from Northcote to Meyrick Arms.

28.10.78
WD101+
8DMS
6DMS
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LADBROKE GROVE Eagle - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Sat) Falcon Road - Battersea Park Road - BATTERSEA PARK STN (Sat shop hours)
Saturday shopping hours extended from Clapham Junction to Battersea Park Station.

31.03.79
WD101+
12DMS
6DMS
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LADBROKE GROVE - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (MS evgs) BATTERSEA PARK STATION ( Mon-Sat except evgs)
Mon-Fri except evenings
extended from Clapham Junction to Battersea Park Station.

DMS2326 Wandsworth Bridge Road

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25.04.81
WD101+
11DMS
6DMS
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LADBROKE GROVE - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Clapham Junction and Battersea Park Stn.

19.03.83
WD101+
11DMS
6DMS
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LADBROKE GROVE - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Boutflower Road (Mon-Sat)
Clapham Junction terminal changed to Boutflower Road.

23.11.83
WD101+
10M
6M
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M type replaced DMS.

11.07.87
X101+
11M
8M
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Wandsworth (WD) closed - allocation transferred to Westbourne Park (X).

21.11.87
S31+
10M
7M
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WESTBOURNE PARK STN - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Sat)
Extended from Ladbroke Grove to Westbourne Park Station via Kensal Road.
Westbourne Park (X) allocation transferred to Shepherds Bush (S).

15.03.88
S31+
10M
7M
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Bifurcated during shopping hours via Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's.

M912 Westbourne Park Road stand, February 1989

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25.05.91
S31+
12M
9M
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Withdrawn between
Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park

LADBROKE GROVE Sainsbury's - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Sat)

24.10.92
VB301+
18DRL
17DRL
9DRL

LADBROKE GROVE Sainsbury's - CLAPHAM JUNCTION
Converted to midibus operation and transferred to Victoria Basement base (VB).
Sunday service introduced.

DW56 Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's

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29.01.94
BB301+
18DRL
17DRL
9DRL

Victoria Base (VB) transferred to Battersea Base (BB)

 

 

DRL72 Falcon Road

 

22.06.98
SW181+
16M
16M
10M

Converted to double deck operation and transferred as a result of Battersea Base closure

 

M1302 Sainsbury's stand

 


Scanned from 1998 leaflet
28.10.00
X
20DML
20DML
12DML
Contract transferred to First Centrewest (X) and converted to low floor single deck operation.

 

 

DML389 Cambridge Gardens

 

01.02.03
X
20TN
20TN
12TN

Start of phased conversion from single deck to double deck low floor.


29.10.05
X
19TN
20TN
12TN

New contract retained by First (X)

 

VNW32396 Clapham Junction stand

 


15.09.07
X
19TN
20TN
16TN
Night service  
4TN
4TN
4TN

Night Service introduced thus route becomes 24 hour

TN33187 Ladbroke Grove about to enter Sainsbury's complex - the last set down point being in Ladbroke Grove although the blind states Sainsbury's

 

30.10.10
X
19TN
20TN
16TN
Night service  
4TNA
4TNA
4TNA

Contract renewal

22.06.13
X
19TN
20TN
16TN
Night service  
4TNA
4TNA
4TNA
ontract novated to Tower Transit -
operating arrangement remained the same
VNW32382 Cambridge Gardens

31.10.15
WJ501+
21VWH
21VWH
15VWH
Night service WJ561+
4VWH
4VWH
4VWH
Start of new contract

VWH2097 is seen in Falcon Road on the first day of operation. It can be seen that a Willesden bus is being used as the new delivery was not complete

© Alex Nevin-Tylee

 

 


Operating Garages

WJ Willesden JUnction
Changeover point Ladbroke Grove ?

X Westbourne Park
Changeover point garage

S Shepherds Bush
Changeover point Shepherds Bush Road

VB Victoria Basement
Changeover point ?

B Battersea Base
Changeover point ?

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Clapham Junction or run light to garage.

WD Wandsworth
Changeover point at garage

 

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Wednesday, 19.06.19