Route History



19.05.54
AV
--
2RT
7RT

LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL - Private Tunnel - Harlington Corner - Cranford - Hounslow West Stn - HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Sat/Sun)
Hard to believe but this route was introduced as a summer weekend route as London Airport was then an attraction.


RT2703 waits at a deserted London Airport Central

 

16.10.54
Route withdrawn for winter months

13.04.55
AV
3RT
5RT
8RT

HOUNSLOW GARAGE - LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL
Re-introduced on a daily basis - it is interesting to note that the weekend vehicle allocations were greater than Mon-Fri


26.11.58
AV
5RT
4RT
4RT

LONDON AIRPORT Central  -  HOUNSLOW GARAGE
POST 1958 STRIKE PVR. Noticeable that MF increase ( workers ) Sat/Sun decrease ( sightseers down )


09.05.62
AV
6RT
7RT
20RM

LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL - HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Sat) - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN (Suns)
Sunday extended from Hounslow to Shepherds Bush replacing withdrawn trolleybus route 657 on this day only.
Note the RM allocation on Sunday derived from the  117  allocation.


12.05.63
AV
6RM
7RM
20RM

LONDON AIRPORT CENTRAL - HOUNSLOW GARAGE (Mon-Sat) - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN (Suns)
Mon-Sat converted from RT to RM.

Extracted from July 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

23.08.69
AV
4RM
6RM
3RM

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - HEATHROW CENTRAL
Withdrawn between Hounslow and Shepherds Bush Green - replaced by Sunday 117.


18.04.70
AV
5SM
5SM
4SM

HOUNSLOW Bus Station - HEATHROW CENTRAL
Converted to One Person Operation using single deck Swift vehicles.


 

SM41 now showing Heathrow Central seen in
Hounslow High Street

 

25.09.70
Last day of operation- replaced by new Route 82.

Operating Garage

AV Hounslow
Changeover point at garage