Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
13.04.87
B
3RH/OV
3RH/OV
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CHELSEA HARBOUR - Lots Road - Kings Road - Gunter Grove - Finborough Road - Warwick Road - Nevern Square - EARLS COURT STN - Trebovir Road - Earl's Court Road - Redcliffe Gardens - Edith Grove - Cremorne Road - Lots Road - CHELSEA HARBOUR ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
New Route operated by London Coaches with minibuses from Battersea base

09.04.88
B
3RH/OV
3RH/OV
--

CHELSEA HARBOUR - EARL'S COURT ( Mon-Sat evgs ) Barkston Gardens - Courtfield Gardens - Knaresborough Place - Cromwell Road - Marloes Road - Cheniston Gardens - Wright's Lane - Kensington High Street - KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk (Mon-Sat shopping hours)
Extended shopping hours to KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk

01.04.89
VB
4RH
4RH
--

KENSINGTON Phillimore Walk ( Mon-Sat shopping hours ) - Marloes Road,EARLS COURT ( Mon-Sat t - Chelsea Harbour - Townmead Road - SANDS END Sainsbury's ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Extended from Chelsea Harbour to Sands End and allocation moved to Victoria Basement (VB)

02.06.90
VB
4SR
4SR
--

EARLS COURT STATION - Chelsea Harbour - Sands End - Wandsworth Bridge - York Road - Plantation Place - Plough Road - Grant Road - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Withdrawn between Earls Court and Kensington High Street but extended from Sands End to Clapham Junction

12.06.93
BB51+
4MRL
4MRL
--

EARLS COURT  -  CLAPHAM JUNCTION 
Allocation moved from Victoria Basement (VB) to Battersea base (BB)

 

MRL190 shows the short lived "BB" garage code

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12.03.94
SW121+
4MRL
4MRL
--
Allocation moved from Battersea base (BB) to Stockwell (SW)

EARLS COURT  -  CLAPHAM JUNCTION 
Allocation moved from Battersea base (BB)to Stockwell (SW)

DRL67 Clpahm Junction April 1994, the BB code still intact

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12.08.95
AL51+
4MRL
4MRL
--

EARLS COURT  -  CLAPHAM JUNCTION 
Allocation moved to Merton (AL)

19.10.96
AF81+
4ML
4ML
4ML

EARLS COURT STATION - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Boutflower Road ( daily )
Rerouted direct along York Road instead of via Plantation Wharf - and also at CJ via Plough Road - St John's Hill - St John's Road - Battersea Rise to Boutflower Road ( not sure of date reverted back to Meyrick Arms )
Sunday introduction and evening service introduced

Allocation moved to Putney (AF)

ML6 seen a few days before the route transferred to Limebourne

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15.03.97
AF81+
4ML
4ML
4ML

EARLS COURT STATION - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms ( daily )
Clapham Junction terminal reverted to Meyrick Arms

25.10.97
QB
5ML
5ML
4ML
London General surrendered contract - reassigned to Limebourne using hired vehicles from LG

EARLS COURT Tesco  - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms
Extended from Earls Court Station to Earls Court Tesco

ML2 loaned from London General but in Limebourne colours at Clapham Junction

21.11.98
QB
5sd
5sd
4sd
Contract passed to Q Drive T/A Limebourne

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms (daily )
Contract reassigned to Q Drive

07.07.01
QB
5S
5S
4S
Contract reassigned

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms (daily )
Contract reassigned to Connex

Solo 242 Falcon Road
26.02.04
QB20+
10S
10S
6S
Operation passed to Travel London

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms
Contract reassigned to Travel London

06.05.06
QB20+
10TA
10TA
6TA

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms
Converted to double deck - made possible by the transfer of Route 196 to London General

04.10.08
QB251+
12TA
12TA
8TA

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms
Contract renewal

9775 sandwiched between two First buses at CJ
21.05.09
QB251+
12TA
12TA
8TA
Contract novated to Abellio

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms
Contract novated to Abellio

9823 St John's Hill
05.10.13
QB251+
12TA
12TA
7EDH

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms
Contract renewal

29.07.17
QB251+
9EDH
9EDH
6EDH

Taken from Greater London Bus Map 36, July 2017
Drawn by © Mike Harris
06.10.18
QB251+
9EDH
9EDH
6EDH

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms (daily )
Contract extended for two years

9455 Clapham Junction

© Jamie Geen

03.10.20
QB251+
MV
MV
MV
CONTRACT REASSIGNED

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms
Contract reassigned to Tower Transit (X)

Garages

X Westbourne Park
Crew Changeover point Tesco ?

BB Battersea
Crew Changeover point ?

VB Victoria Basement
Crew Changeover point ?

BB Battersea
Crew Changeover point ?

SW Stockwell
Crew Changeover point CJ ?

AL Merton
Crew Changeover point CJ ?

AF Putney
Crew Changeover point CJ ?

QB Battersea
Crew Changeover point CJ stand

 

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© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Sunday, 27.09.20