Route History

25.07.98
HS3+
2midi
2midi
--
New contract

RICHMOND Bus Station - Lower Mortlake Road - Sandycombe Road - Kew Gardens Station - High Park Road - Mortlake Road - Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake High Street - White Hart Lane - Barnes Common - (double run via Queens Ride - Putney Hospital) - Roehampton Lane - Queen Mary's Hospital Grounds - Roehampton - Roehampton Vale - Robin Hood Estate - Kingston Vale - Norbiton - Kingston,  Elm Road - Staunton Road - Cardinal Avenue - Tudor Drive - HAM Dukes Avenue ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
NEW MIDIBUS ROUTE replaces Route K6 and R61 operated by Arriva from the Hounslow base

Arriva Mercedes midibus at the Ham stand -
note the unusual blind display "Kingston & Ham "

03.07.99
HS3+
2midi
2midi
--
Contract reassigned

18.09.99
HS3+
2midi
2midi
--

RICHMOND Bus Station - Lower Mortlake Road - Sandycombe Road - Kew Gardens Station - High Park Road - Mortlake Road - Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake High Street - White Hart Lane - Barnes Common - now direct to - Roehampton Lane - Queen Mary's Hospital Grounds - Roehampton - Roehampton Vale - Robin Hood Estate - Kingston Vale - Norbiton - Kingston,  Elm Road,Staunton Road - Cardinal Avenue - Tudor Drive - HAM Dukes Avenue ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Putney Hospital closed therefore double run via Putney Common withdrawn.


11.06.00
TF69+
2midi
2midi
--

Hounslow Albion Road (HS) base closed - operation transferred to Fulwell (TF)

12.08.00
TG69+
2midi
2midi
--

Allocation moved from Fulwell (TF) to Byfleet (TG)

11.11.00
TG69+
3midi
3midi
--

RICHMOND Bus Station - Sheen Road - Upper Richmond Road West - Sheen Lane , Mortlake High Street - Barnes Bridge Station - Lonsdale Road - Suffolk Road - Ferry Road - Verdun Road - Howsman Road - Kilmington Road - Lonsdale Road - Castelnau,Rocks Lane - Barnes Common - - Roehampton Lane - Queen Mary's Hospital Grounds - Roehampton - Roehampton Vale - Robin Hood Estate - Kingston Vale - Norbiton - KINGSTON Fairfield Bus Station  ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Rerouted between Barnes and Richmond as shown above and withdrawn between Kingston and Ham - this section replaced by revised Route K5

05.05.01
AH110+
3DP
3DP
--
Contract reassigned

RICHMOND Bus Station,Sheen Road - Upper Richmond Road West - Sheen Lane , Mortlake High Street - Barnes Bridge Station - Lonsdale Road - Suffolk Road - Ferry Road - Verdun Road - Howsman Road - Kilmington Road - Lonsdale Road - Castelnau - Rocks Lane - Barnes Common - Roehampton Lane - ROEHAMPTON Bessborough Road ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Withdrawn between Roehampton and Kingston and also within grounds of Queen Mary's Hospital - Roehamton Vale to Kingston section replaced by revised K3

Dennis Alexander Dart 10.2m Richmond Bus Station

11.01.03
AH110+
2DP
2DP
--

RICHMOND Bus Station,Sheen Road - Upper Richmond Road West - Sheen Lane , Mortlake High Street - Barnes Bridge Station - Lonsdale Road - Suffolk Road - Ferry Road - Verdun Road - Howsman Road - Kilmington Road - Lonsdale Road - Catelnau,Rocks Lane,Mill Hill Road - Lower Richmond Road - Putney Common - Putney Church - Putney Bridge Road - WANDSWORTH Ram Street ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Withdrawn between Barnes Common and Roehampton and rerouted instead to Wandsworth

21.08.04
AH110+
2DP
2DP
--

RICHMOND Bus Station,Sheen Road - Upper Richmond Road West - Sheen Lane , Mortlake High Street - Barnes Bridge Station - Church Road - Rocks Lane - Lower Richmond Road - Putney Common - Putney Church - Putney Bridge Road - WANDSWORTH Ram Street ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Rerouted at Barnes Bridge Station to run direct via Church Road instead of via Lonsdale Road etc

 

DP962 Richmond Bus Station

© Terry Partridge

 

29.04.06
AF191+
3LDP
3LDP
--
Contract reassigned

HAMMMERSMITH Upper Bus Station - Hammersmith Bridge - Castelnau - Church Road - Station Road - ,Mill Hill Road - Lower Richmond Road - Putney Common - Putney Church - Putney Bridge Road - WANDSWORTH Ram Street ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Withdrawn between Barnes and Richmond - diverted instead to Hammersmith.

LDP292 on the famous Hammersmith Bridge -
new bus - new operator

13.01.07
PL191+
3LDP
3LDP
--

Allocation moved from Putney (AF) to Plough Lane (PL)
More space was needed at Putney for increased PVR on Routes 14 and 22

16.02.08
PL191+
3LDP
3LDP
--

HAMMMERSMITH Lower Bus Station - WANDSWORTH Ram Street ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Hammersmith terminal changed from Upper Bus Station to Lower Bus Station

07.05.11
PL191+
3LDP
3LDP
--

Contract extended for two years

 

SE188 seen at Hammersmith Lower Bus Station

© Jack Marian

04.05.13
PL191+
3LDP
3LDP
--

Contract renewal

02.05.15
AL101+
3LDP
3LDP
--

HAMMMERSMITH Lower Bus Station -  WANDSWORTH Ram Street ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Reallocated to Merton (AL)

 

 

SOE21, a rare picture of a bus at Wetlands Centre

Click picture for more detail

20.08.16
AL101+
3LDP
3LDP
--

HAMMMERSMITH Lower Bus Station - Barnes Wetland Centre  -  WANDSWORTH Ram Street ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Diverted via Wetlands Centre during opening hours

15.07.17
AF21+
3LDP
3LDP
--

Allocation moved from Merton (AL) to Putney (AF)

 

Occasionally the streetlites wander off  Route 424 as seen here by WS83 at Hammersmith

Taken from Flickr

05.05.18
AF21+
3SOE
3SOE
--

HAMMMERSMITH Lower Bus Station -  WANDSWORTH Ram Street ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Contract renewal with GAL - London General (AF)

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map
11.04.19
AF21+
4SOE
4SOE
--

HAMMMERSMITH BRIDGE South Side-  WANDSWORTH Ram Street ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Hammersmith Bridge closure forces curtailment to Hammersmith Bridge South Side

2019 map
Taken from Mike Harris map dated 15.06.19
Greater London Bus Map
10.08.19
PL91+
4SOE
4SOE
--

HAMMMERSMITH BRIDGE South Side-  WANDSWORTH Ram Street ( Mon-Sat shopping hours )
Hammersmith Bridge closure forces curtailment to Hammersmith Bridge South Side
Allocation moved to Plough Lane

Operating Garages

HS Albion Road Hounslow
Crew changeover point not known

TF Fulwell
Crew changeover point not known

TG Byfleet
Crew changeover point not known

AH Brentford
Crew changeover point Richmond Bus Station

AF Putney
Crew changeover point Putney Church
From July 2017 the Duty Schedule is joint with Route 424  and changeovers are at PUTNEY BRIDGE ROAD Brewhouse Lane

PL Plough Lane
Crew changeover point Putney Church

AL Merton
Crew changeover point Putney Church

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Tuesday, 17.09.19