Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.10.86
VB1+
17OV
17OV
--

EMBANKMENT Horse Guards - Bridge Street - Parliament Square - Victoria Street - Buckingham Gate - Buckingham Palace Road - Elizabeth Street - Kings Road - Sloane Square - Sloane Street - Knightsbridge Stn - Brompton Road - South Kensington - Harrington Road - Queens Gate - Kensington Gore - Kensington High Street - Campden Hill Road - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk
( Mon-Sat except evenings)
New midibus route operated from Victoria Basement (VB)

OV23 Terminus Place

© Michael Wadham


01.08.87
VB1+
17OV
17OV
--

WATERLOO Taxi Road - York Road - County Hall - Westminster Bridge - Buckingham Gate - Victoria - Sloane Square - Knightsbridge Stn - South Kensington - Queens Gate - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Revised to run from Waterloo instead of Embankment

19.11.88
VB1+
17OV
17OV
--

WATERLOO Taxi Road - York Road - County Hall - Westminster Bridge - Victoria Street - Victoria - Sloane Square - Knightsbridge Stn - South Kensington - Queens Gate - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Revised to run direct along Victoria Street instead of Buckingham Gate

25.05.91
VB1+
12SR/OV
12SR/OV
--

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk ( Mon-Sat except evenings)
Withdrawn between Victoria and Waterloo - this section was replaced on Mon-Fri by Red Arrow 511 but Saturday left unserved

SR34 Terminus Place

© Brian Ceasey


08.02.93
GB1+
9MRL
9MRL
7MRL

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road - Sloane Square - Knightsbridge Stn - South Kensington - Old Brompton Road -  Earl's Court - Warwick Road - Kensington High Street - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road ( daily )
Sunday and evening service introduced.
Rerouted at South Kensington via Earls Court instead of Queens Gate replacing part of withdrawn 349.
The Queens Gate section replaced by revised Route 70

 

MRL85 Terminus Place

 


12.06.93
BB1+
9MRL+
11MRL
9MRL
    1MA/239    

VICTORIA  -  KENSINGTON
Allocation moved from Victoria to Battersea Base

19.11.94
BB1+
9MA
11MA
6MA

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road (Mon-Fri) - Victoria Bus Station (Sat/Sun) - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road
Sat and Sun Victoria stand changed to Bus Station

08.06.96
SW141+
8MA
10MA
8MA

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road (Mon-Fri) - Victoria Bus Station (Sat/Sun) - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road
Battersea (BB) allocation moved to Stockwell (SW)

28.02.98
MB
4sd
4sd
4sd
 
PD
4sd
4sd
4sd

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road (Mon-Fri) - Victoria Bus Station (Sat/Sun) - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road
Start of new contract with Metrobus but part sub contracted to Selkent (PD)

Selkent MB5 Victoria - Vauxhall Bridge road stand

13.06.98
LO31+
8S
8S
6S
Operation transferred under new contract to Travel London operated from a base at Stewarts Lane Rail Depot - Battersea.

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road (Mon-Fri) - Victoria Bus Station (Sat/Sun) - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road
New operator

 

Solo S234 parked at the Kensington High St stand

 


19.08.00
QB1+
8S
8S
6S
Operation transferred to
Limebourne operating from their
Battersea base

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road (Mon-Fri) - Victoria Bus Station (Sat/Sun) - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road
New operator

07.07.01
QB1+
8S
8S
6S
Limebourne operation passed to Connex

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road (Mon-Fri) - Victoria Bus Station (Sat/Sun) - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road
New operator

 

Optare S246 Terminus Place

 


26.02.04
QB1+
8S
8S
6S
Connex replaced by Travel London

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road
New operator

R407HWU Vauxhall Bridge Road stand

© Brian Creasey


04.11.06
WL541+
8DP
8DP
6DP

VICTORIA Vauxhall Bridge Road - KENSINGTON Campden Hill Road
Allocation moved from Battersea (QB) to Walworth (WL)

 

DP13 Victoria Station

© Adam Murray

 


06.01.07
WL541+
13DP
12DP
9DP

VICTORIA - Earl's Court - Holland Road - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN
Diverted at Kensington via Holland Road to Shepherd's Bush. Increased frequency.

DP108 Buckingham Palace Road

© Mark Pitman


29.11.08
WL541+
14DP
13DP
10DP

VICTORIA- WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
Rerouted and extended via Westfields interchange and roundabout to White City Bus Station

TL8301 Buckingham Palace Road

© Steve Hughes


21.05.09
WL541+
14SE
13SE
10SE
Travel London purchased by Ned Railways t/a Abellio

VICTORIA- WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
New operator

16.08.09
WL541+
14SE
13SE
10SE

VICTORIA- WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
Rerouted at South Kensington via whole length of Thurlow Place

8102 Victoria

© Brian Creasey


06.12.09
WL541+
14SE
13SE
10SE

VICTORIA- WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
Rerouted eastbound directly via Old Brompton Road to omit previous working via Queens Gate and Harrington Road

03.07.10
PK251+
14DE
13DE
10DE
New contract started with Transdev from their Park Royal Garage (PK)

VICTORIA- WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
New operator

DE102 Buckingham Palace Road

© Lawrence Living


03.03.11
PK251+
14DE
16DE
13DE
Transdev purchased by RATP

VICTORIA- WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
New operator

 

DE105 Westfileds - White City

 


20.10.12
S251+
14DE+
16DE
13DE
    1DE/72    

VICTORIA - WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
Allocation moved from Park Royal to Shepherds Bush (S)
Both 272 and C1 were moved in exchange for Route 220

04.07.15
S251+
14DE+
16DE
13DE
    1DE/72    

VICTORIA - WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
Contract extended for two years


01.07.17
S251+
13DE
13DE
12DE

VICTORIA - WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
Contract renewal

DPS30650 Ebury Street

© Lawrence Living


03.10.18
S251+
13BE
13BE
12BE

VICTORIA - WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
Gradual conversion to BE electric buses

BE37025 Shepherd's Bush

© Jack Marian


22.01.22
S251+
13BE
13BE
12BE

VICTORIA - WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
Headways reduction

02.07.22
S251+
13BE
13BE
12BE

VICTORIA - WHITE CITY  BUS STATION
Contract extended for two years

Current Blind



C1

 

Garages

S Shepherds Bush
Crew Changeover point at White City stand or garage

PK Park Royal
Crew Changeover point at White City stand or garage

VB Victoria Basement
Crew Changeover point at ?

BB Battersea Base
Crew Changeover point at ?

SW Stockwell
Crew Changeover point at on the stand at Victoria (Vauxhall Bridge Road at that time

MB Orpington
Crew Changeover point at ?

PD Plumstead
Crew Changeover point at ?

LO Stewarts Lane - Battersea
Crew Changeover point at ?

QB Battersea
Crew Changeover point at ?

WL Walworth
Crew Changeover point at ?

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Friday, 15.07.22