Route History

02.09.90
K61+
10LS
9LS
4LS
Operated by Westlink - replaced withdrawn section of Route 71

KINGSTON Cattle Market Bus Station - Norbiton - Kings Road - (returns via Richmond Road) Tudor Drive - Dukes Avenue - Ashburnham Road - Sandy Lane - Richmond Hill - RICHMOND Dee Road

 

 

LS345 George Street - Richmond

 


08.12.90
K61+
10DWL
9DWL
4DWL
  AH
ex 65
   

Converted to midibus operation
KINGSTON - RICHMOND
HAM Ashburnham Rd - RICHMOND STN (SDO pm dd jny)
SDO double deck journeys Operated by ARMCHAIR


DWL3 Kingston Bus Station

© Peter Horrex


16.05.92
K61+
10DWL
9DWL
4DWL
 
AH
1dd
--
--

KINGSTON - RICHMOND
Buses towards Kingston diverted via Park Road and London Road instead of Kings Road and Richmond Road

 

 

Leyland Olympian Alexander performing the pm peak trip at Ham

 


31.10.94
K61+
10MV
9MV
4MV
 
AH
1dd
--
--

KINGSTON - RICHMOND
MV type introduced

 

MAN Optare Vectra MV5 RichmonD Station

 


28.06.97
K61+
13MV/XL
11MV/XL
4MV
 
AH7
1ON
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Dee Road
Extended daily in Kingston via Eden Street to High Street.
XL type introduced although MV type still operated.

 

 

XL1 Optare Excel with the catchy slogan on the side " Eden Street to Paradise Road"

 

 


02.10.99
K61+
13MV/XL
11MV/XL
6MV
 
AH33
1ON
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Dee Road
Buses rerouted towards Kingston via Kings Road - Marchmont Road and Queens Road instead of via Richmond Hill

03.11.01
TV841+
13MV/XL
11MV/XL
4MV
 
AH7
1ON
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Dee Road
Kingston (K) allocation moved to Tolworth (TV)

05.01.02
TV841+
13DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
AH7
1ON
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Dee Road
Gradual conversion to low floor single deck operation.

DPS592 The Quadrant, Richmond

23.09.02
TV841+
13DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
FW142
1VA
--
--
Armchair SDO journeys
replaced by LU operated from FW.

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Dee Road
Armchair involvement ended

 

Volvo Alexander VA42 in Ham

 

 


14.10.02
TV841+
13DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
FW142
1TA
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Dee Road
The SDO journeys converted to low floor (TA)

 

Transbus Trident 9.9m TA259 Ham stand


04.04.06
TV841+
14DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
FW142
1TA
--
--
LONDON UNITED replaced by Transdev
Scanned from 2002 LT leaflet

28.04.07
FW181+
14DPS
14DPS
9DPS
 
FW142
1TA
--
--

KINGSTON High Street  -  RICHMOND Dee Road
Tolworth allocation moved to Fulwell (FW) - double deck working taken off 418 schedule.
Cross link with 418 withdrawn - this route transferred to Quality Line - Epsom

 

Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer 10.1m
DPS656 Star & Garter home

 


04.07.09
FW181+
14DE
14DE
9DE
SDO
FW195
1SP
--
--

KINGSTON High Street  -  RICHMOND Dee Road
Contract renewal - new buses introduced (DE/DEH)

 

 

DE63 Wakefield Road

 

 


03.03.11
FW181+
14DE
14DE
11DE
SDO
FW371
1SP
--
--
Transdev replaced by RATP

 

 

Hybrid HDE3 seen in Richmond

 

 


30.04.11
FW181+
14DE
14DE
11DE
SDO
FW371
1SP
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Manor Road Sainsbury's
Richmond terminal now Sainsbury's. Dee Road loop withdrawn.

DE29 Richmond Station

05.07.14
FW181+
13DE
14DE
11DE
SDO
FW371
1SP
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Manor Road Sainsbury's
Contract extended for two years

TA332 Kingston stand

02.07.16
FW181+
13DE
14DE
11DE
SDO
FW371
1SP
--
--

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Manor Road Sainsbury's
Contract renewal

SP40119

SP40119 Star and Garter Hill, Petersham

© Steve Conway

31.07.16
Suspended whilst gas works continue in Petersham
Replaced by temporary 565, 571 and 572

03.09.16
Route restored back to normal

DE20059 (FW) seen in Kingston

© Anthony Moore


03.07.21
FW181+
13DE
12DE
11DE

KINGSTON High Street - RICHMOND Manor Road Sainsbury's
Contract renewal with new electric buses/

BE37042

BE37042 Star & Garter Hill, Petersham

© Steve Conway

Current Blind



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Operating Garages

K Kingston
Changeover at Kingston

TV Tolworth
Changeover at Kingston

FW Fulwell
Changeover at Kingston

Live visual

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Monday, 09.05.22