Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
13.08.88
GM
2RM
--
--
S111+
14RML
15RML
14M


KINGS CROSS - Euston - Tottenham Court Road Stn - Oxford Circus - Marble Arch - Hyde Park Corner - Knightsbridge - Kensington - HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY - SHEPHERDS BUSH Wells Road ( garage journeys )
This new Route replaced Route 73 between Hyde Park Corner and Hammersmith.

15.04.89
CF31+
--
--
8T
 
HT361+
16RML
11RML
--
 
S111+
RML ex 9
13RML
6M

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS -; York Way - Brecknock Road - TUFNELL PARK (Mon-Sat  garage journeys) - ARCHWAY STATION (Mon-Sat projections)
Holloway (HT) allocation introduced.

Victoria (GM) allocation withdrawn

RML2662 (S) at the York Way stand

 


06.01.90
CF31+
--
--
14T
 
HT361+
16RML
11RML
--
 
S111+
5RML
12RML
--

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS - TUFNELL PARK (Mon-Sat  garage journeys) - ARCHWAY STATION (Mon-Sat projections)
Sunday Shepherds Bush (S) allocation withdrawn.

22.09.90
CF31+
--
--
13T
 
HT361+
15RML/1RM
11RML
--
 
S111+
5RML
12RML
--

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS - TUFNEL PARK (Mon-Sat garage journeys)

25.05.91
CF31+
--
--
12T
 
HT361+
15RML/2RM
15RML
--
Evenings
HT171+
10M/43
12M
--
 
S131+
--
9RML
--

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS - TUFNEL PARK (Mon-Sat garage journeys)
Converted to One Person Operation Mon-Sat evenings.

T524 seen at Camden Town performing a garage journey using an unusual blind display

© Peter Horrex


14.03.92
HT361+
15RML
2RM
15RML
14M
Evenings
HT171+
10M/43
12M
--
 
S131+
--
9RML
--

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS - TUFNEL PARK (Mon-Sat garage journeys)
Sunday only CF allocation transferred to HT.

RM1979 Oxford Street

© Peter Horrex

 


22.05.93
HT361+
18RML
19RML
13M
Evenings
HT
10m EX 43
10M
--

KINGS CROS - HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY
S allocation withdrawn

MAY 1993 stands and turning points

26.10.94
HT361+
18RML
19RML
13M
Evenings
HT
10m EX 43
10M
--
Contract reassigned

KINGS CROS - HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY
MTL purchase of London Northern

 

M1163 Warren Street

© Peter Horrex

 


24.07.98
HT361+
19RML
5RM
19RML
3RM
18M
Evenings
HT141+
10M EX 43
10M
--

HAMMERSMITH - Kings Cross - York Way - Brecknock Road - ARCHWAY STATION
Extended from Kings Cross to Archway via withdrawn Route C12 - this had previously garage journeys only

17.08.98
HT361+
19RML
5RM
19RML
3RM
18M
Evenings
HT141+
10m EX 43
10M
--
MTL London Northern purchased by Metroline - operation remained the same

Extracted from 1999 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

05.10.99
HT
18RML
19RML
13TP
Evenings
HT
10TP
10TP
--

HAMMERSMITH - Kings Cross - York Way - Brecknock Road - ARCHWAY STATION
OPO Route converted to low floor double deck

TP7 Archway Station stand

© Clive A Brown


29.01.01
HT361+
24RML
24RML
17TP

HAMMERSMITH - ARCHWAY STATION
Night service introduced but operated by London United and numbered N10

01.02.03
X
25VFL
22VFL
18VFL
Contract reassigned to First

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS
Withdrawn between Kings Cross and Archway - replaced by new route 390.
Converted to One Person LF double deck operation and transferred to First (X) operating from a temporary base at Wood Lane


24.11.03
X
25VFL
22VFL
18VFL

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS
Now fully allocated to Westbourne Park.

VFL1258 Euston

© Peter Horrex


30.01.10
V71+
25SP
24SP
15SP
Night Route
V191+
3SP
4SP
4SP
New contract with Transdev (V) commenced and 24 hour Route introduced (N10) withdrawn.

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS
Contract reassigned.

 

 

SP151 Glenthorne Road running out of service from Stamford Brook about to take up service in Hammersmith

 

 


03.03.11
V71+
25SP
24SP
15SP
Night Route
V191+
3SP
4SP
4SP
Now operated by RATP group

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS
Now operated by RATP, London United


26.04.14
V71+
23LT
23LT
16LT
Night Route
V191+
3LT
4LT
4LT

HAMMERSMITH - KINGS CROSS
Converted to part crew operation with the introduction of n ew NBFL type

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Miker Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
31.01.15
V71+
23LT
23LT
16LT
Night Route
V191+
3LT
4LT
4LT

Contract extended for two years

LT165 Hammersmith

© Lawrence Living


25.06.16
V71+
22LT
23LT
16LT
Night Route
V191+
3LT
4LT
3LT

Hammersmith  Upper Bus Station - Hammersmith Road -  Kensington High Street -  Kensington Gore - Kensington Road -  Knightsbridge -  - Hyde Park Corner - Park Lane - Marble Arch - Oxford Circus - Tottenham Court Road Station - Great Russell Street - British Museum - Montague Street - Russell Square (west and north sides) -  Woburn Place - Tavistock Square - Upper Woburn Place - Euston Square -Euston Station Bus Station - Grafton Place - Churchway - Euston Road -  King's Cross Station York Way ( 24 hour )
Rerouted between Tottenham Court Road Station and Euston Station via Russell Square instead of Warren Street Station which enabled the 98 to return to Bloomsbury terminus

LT84 Marble Arch

© Ian Armstrong


28.01.17
V71+
23LT
23LT
16LT
Night Route
V191+
3LT
4LT
4LT

HAMMERSMITH  -  KINGS CROSS
Contract renewal

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

23.11.18
Last day of operation
Section between Marble Arch and Hammersmith replaced by rerouting Route 23 at Marble to Hammersmith.
The LT type moved to Route 27 which transferred the ADH type to Route E3

The section via Russell Square left unserved

Operating Garages

HT Holloway
Changeover point Kings Cross or Garage

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Kings Cross

GM Gillingham Street, Victoria
Changeover point Hyde Park Corner

S Shepherds Bush
Changeover point Hammersmith

X Westbourne Park
Changeover point Hammersmith ?

V Stamford Brook
Changeover point Hammersmith

Live visual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Monday, 15.06.20