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 - 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 by 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Withdrawn between Earls Court and Kensington High Street but extended from Sands End to Clapham Junction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
--

Allocation moved from Victoria Basement (VB) to Battersea base (BB)

C3_MRL78 

 

MRL78 Chelsea Harbour

 

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

12.08.95
AL51+
4MRL
4MRL
--

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)

C3_ML6 

 

ML6 Streetline livery at
Clapham Junction

 


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

C3_ML2 

 

 

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

 


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

EARLS COURT Tesco - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Meyrick Arms (daily )

1998 entry
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

07.07.01
QB
5sd
5sd
4sd
logo Contract reassigned


C3_S242 

 

Solo 242 Falcon Road

 


26.02.04
QB20+
10S
10S
6S
logo Operation passed to Travel London

06.05.06
QB20+
10TA
10TA
6TA

Converted to double deck - made possible by the transfer of Route 196 to London General

C3_TL9775 

 

9775 sandwiched between two First buses at CJ

 

04.10.08
QB251+
12TA
12TA
8TA

Contract renewal

21.05.09
QB251+
12TA
12TA
8TA
abellio logo Contract novated to Abellio

 

C3_9823 

 

 

9823 St John's Hill

 


05.10.13
QB251+
12TA
12TA
7EDH

Contract renewal

9406 Abellio London  9406 (LJ56VTF) is seen on Warwick Road, Kensington at one end of the Route C3, Earls Court Tesco, this is one of the buses that's not a 'borismaster' to feature the Red Bull Culture Clash advert. (25/10/14)

29.07.17
QB251+
9EDH
9EDH
6EDH

C3 MAP
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

 

 

 

 

Garages

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

 

 

 

 

 

live stands Tender Specs

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Monday, 08.10.18