Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
K
3T
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KINGSTON BUS STATION - Eden Street - Kingston High Street - Portsmouth Road - Winters Bridge - Esher High Street - Cobham - Wisley   - Ripley - GUILDFORD Horse & Groom ( Mon-Fri)
Prior to this date route was numbered 115

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

23.03.38
K
3LTL
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--

KINGSTON  -  GUILDFORD
Type change

06.12.39
K
2T+
4T
2T
    1T/219    

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Sat and Sun introduction - to partly compensate for the withdrawal of Route 20 ( Kingston & Guildford via Hook )

Withdrawn between Ripley and Guildford - this section was replaced by London Country department Route 415

20.03.40
K
4LTL
4LTL
1T
4LTL
      1T/218  

KINGSTON  - RIPLEY
Type change

29.10.41
K
8LTL
8LTL
2T
4LTL
Joint operation with 219

KINGSTON  - RIPLEY
Joint operation introduced

22.04.42
K
8LTL
9LTL
7LTL

KINGSTON  - RIPLEY
Joint allocation with 219 withdrawn

05.05.43
K
8LTL
9LTL
7LTL

KINGSTON  -  ESHER (Sun am)  -  RIPLEY ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm )
As a wartime economy the route was cutback to Esher Sun am

15.07.45
K
5LTL+
5LTL+
5LTL+
    1LTL/201 1LTL/201
1LTL/219
2T/218

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Sunday am service restored between Esher and Ripley

22.05.46
K
*10T
3LTL
*10T/
3LTL
&10LTL
3LTL
* Joint with 219
@ Joint with 218

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Joint operation reintroduced

26.10.49
K
*14T
*13T
12T
* Joint with 219

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Sunday joint operation withdrawn

03.05.50
K
*5T
9Q
*4T
9Q
18T
7Q
* Joint with 219

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Q type introduced

06.05.53
K
@33TD
@30TD
@35TD
* Joint with 218/219

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Joint allocation revised and TD type introduced

30.06.54
K
*9TD
*9TD
@35TD
* Joint with 215A
@ Joint with 218/219

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Joint allocation revised

04.05.55
K
*9TD
*9TD
10TD
* Joint with 215A

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Sunday joint allocation withdrawn

12.10.55
K
*9TD+
*9TD
@26TD
    2TD/218    
* Joint with 215A
@ Joint with 218/219

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Sunday joint allocation reintroduced

30.04.58
K
*9TD+
*9TD
@22TD
    2TD/218    
* Joint with 215A
@ Joint with 218/219


03.02.60
K
*9TD
*9TD
@15RF
* Joint with 215A
@ joint with 218/9

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
RF type introduced on Sundays

01.03.62
K
*6RF
*7RF
@8RF
* Joint with 215A
@ joint with 218/9

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
MS joint with 215A - Sunday joint with 218/9 - RF type daily.

23.01.66
NB
*7RFo
*8RFo
2RFo
* Joint with 215A

KINGSTON  -  RIPLEY Post Office
Converted to OPO and transferred from Kingston to Norbiton

30.12.67
NB
6RFo
6RFo
2RFo

KINGSTON - CHURCH COBHAM (Suns) - DOWNSIDE COMMON ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Cobham and Ripley but Mon-Sat diverted at Cobham to Downside Common via withdrawn 215A

 

RF489 pauses at the Marquis of Granby at the Scilly Isles

 


19.07.69
NB
5RF
6RF
2RF

KINGSTON  -  CHURCH COBHAM
Withdrawn between Church Cobham and Downside Common

05.08.72
NB
4RF
5RF
1RF/201
1RF


03.02.75
NB
4RFo
6RFo
1RFo

KINGSTON - Portsmouth Rd - Long Ditton - Thorkhill Rd - Ewell Road - Sugden Rd - Manor Road North - Kingston By Pass - Scilly Isles - Esher - CHURCH COBHAM
Diverted from Portsmouth Road via Thorkhill Rd - Ewell Road - Sugden Rd - Manor Road North - Kingston By Pass joining previous routeing at Scilly Isles

24.10.76
NB111+
4BL
4BL
2RF
1BL

KINGSTON  -  CHURCH COBHAM
Converted to Bristol operation.

02.04.77
NB111+
3BL
5BL
1BL

KINGSTON - ESHER
Withdrawn between Esher and Cobham

1877 TIMES
28.01.78
K101+
3BL
5BL
1BL

KINGSTON - ESHER
NB allocation transferred to Kingston (K)

Extracted from 1978 map which is for sale at
Maps for sale
28.10.78
K101+
6BL
8BL
2BL

KINGSTON Villiers Road - St Marks Hill - Surbiton Stn - Balaclava Road - Sugden Road - Hinchley Wood - Manor Road South - Oaken Lane - Claygate Green - The Causeway - Millbourne Lane - Claremont Lane - ESHER (MS evgs/Suns 1000-2100) Lower Green - Imber Court - Creek Road - HAMPTON COURT STN (Mon-Sat except evgs) Hampton Court Road - KINGSTON (Mon-Sat garage jnys)
Withdrawn from Portsmouth Road and re-routed via Villiers Road - Surbiton - Balaclava Road - Sugden Road - Sugden Road - Hinchley Wood - Manor Road South - Oaken Lane thence clockwise via loop and withdrawn 206 to Esher and Hampton Court.


23.04.79
K101+
6BL
8BL
2BL

KINGSTON - ESHER (MS evgs/Suns) - HAMPTON COURT STATION (MS except evgs) - KINGSTON (MS garage journeys)
3 Mon-Fri journeys diverted in Claygate via Holroyd Road

 

BL40 Kingston blinded for an anti clockwise journey

 

27.09.80
K111+
5BL
6BL
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KINGSTON - ESHER( Mon-Sat ) LOWER GREEN (school jnys) and GIGGS HILL SCHOOL (Mon-Fri school journeys)
Sunday withdrawn

Mon-Sat withdrawn between Esher and Hampton Court
Mon-Fri journeys extended to Lower Green and Giggs Hill

Extracted from 1981 map which is for sale at
Maps for sale

04.09.82
NB181+
5LS
6LS
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KINGSTON - ESHER( Mon-Sat ) LOWER GREEN (school jnys) and GIGGS HILL SCHOOL (Mon-Fri school journeys)
Converted to Leyland National operation and transferred to Norbiton (NB)

29.01.83
NB181+
3LS
4LS
--

KINGSTON - ESHER (MS) - LOWER GREEN (jnys)
Mon-Fri journeys diverted in Claygate via Holroyd Road

Journeys beyond Lower Green to Giggs Hill withdrawn.

 

 

LS184 sets off Claygate Station on a short journey

 


03.08.85
NB181+
3LS
4LS
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KINGSTON - ESHER (Mon-Sat) - LOWER GREEN ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sat journeys diverted in Claygate to double run via Holroyd Road


27.06.87
RENUMBERED K3

 

Operating Garages

K Kingston
Changeover at Kingston

NB Norbiton
Changeover at Kingston