Original condition RFRed RF routes in order of introduction

Page last updated 14 November 2016

 

52 LT Central Area routes altogether had RFs scheduled, including some whose numbers were reused and a couple that had two spells of RF operation.  Earlier routes were generally single-decked because of physical obstacles, whereas from 1965, RFs were usually introduced to provide one-man operation throughout or on certain days of the week.  As ever, if you spot any errors, please e-mail us.

 

 

Well-loaded RF430 in original condition - no doors, no trafficators, side route number plate - takes the tight turn at Jack Straws Castle before dropping down from Hampstead Heath to Golders Green.  The slipboard 'To and from Kenwood' is a small size, despite the 210 being the only route to provide a service.  Read Stuart Perry's memories of driving the 210 here.  Photo credit unknown

 

Route            Garages          RF operation started         RF operation ended                 Destinations                    
         
210 MH/AR/T/HT 11 Sep 52 17 Sep 71 Finsbury Park - Golders Green
208A D 9 Oct 52 12 May 59 Maryland - Clapton Pond
208  D 12 Oct 52 17 Apr 70  Bromley-by-Bow - Clapton Pond 
227 TB 5 Nov 52 1 Jan 71 Chislehurst - Crystal Palace
200 AL 1 Dec 52 24 Aug 65 Wimbledon - Coombe Lane
237 AV 3 Dec 52 16 Apr 77 Hounslow - Chertsey
213 NB/A/K 12 Dec 52 7 May 63 Kingston - Belmont
202  P to NX  17 Dec 52  25 Oct 68  New Cross - Canal Bridge 
234A  TC  12 Jan 53  22 Jan 77  Purley - Hackbridge 
228 SP 14 Jan 53 25 Nov 58 Chislehurst - Well Hall
233 WG 1 Feb 53 17 Mar 59 Finsbury Park - Northumberland Park
212   MH   4 Feb 53  5 Jan 60  Muswell Hill - Finsbury Park 
241 SP 1 Mar 53 25 Nov 58 Welling - Sidcup Garage
251 MH to EW  6 May 53  22 Jan 77  Arnos Grove - Burnt Oak 
108 (part) D 10 Jun 53 4 Jul 53 Bromley by Bow local service
254 L 7 Oct 53 9 Apr 76 Loughton - South Woodford
201 (Su) NB 12 Oct 55 19 Nov 58 Kingston - Hampton Court
211 HW 26 Nov 58 30 Jun 64 Ealing Broadway - Greenford
222 UX 26 Nov 58 14 Mar 61 Hounslow - Uxbridge
236 T/AR to T/D 26 Nov 58 16 Apr 71 Leyton - Stroud Green
201 (daily) NB/K/FW 13 May 59 6 Nov 76 Kingston - Hampton Court
206 NB/K to FW 10 Jun 59 21 Aug 76 Claygate - Hampton Court
224 UX 10 Jun 59 7 May 63 Uxbridge - Laleham
224A UX 10 Jun 59 8 May 62 Uxbridge - West Drayton
224B UX 10 Jun 59 8 May 62 Uxbridge - Stockley Estate
264 NB/K/FW 10 Jun 59 18 Jul 76 Kingston - Hersham
216 K/NB 1 Jul 59 25 Sep 76 Kingston - Staines
250 NS 1 Jul 59 23 Apr 76 Hornchurch - Epping
215 K to NB 6 Jan 60 1 Nov 76 Kingston - Ripley
218 K 6 Jan 60 30 Mar 79 Kingston - Staines
219 K 6 Jan 60 30 Mar 79 Kingston - Weybridge
224C UX 15 Mar 61 8 May 62 Uxbridge - Heathrow Airport
Kenwood Express MH/EW 10 Jun 61 20 Jul 63 Golders Green - Kenwood - Archway
215A K to NB 1 Mar 62 29 Dec 67 Kingston - Downside
240A EW 10 Oct 62 16 Jan 66 Edgware - Mill Hill East
202A NX 1 Jul 64 10 Mar 67 New Cross - Southwark Park Road
203 (Su) AV to FW 4 Jul 65 13 Jul 69 Staines - Stanwell
20B L 3 Oct 65 13 Jun 69 Epping Forest - Loughton
291 BK 3 Oct 65 9 Mar 73 Ilford - Barking
136 HD 7 Aug 66 23 Jul 71 Harrow Weald - South Harrow
121 E 8 Aug 66 23 Oct 76 Enfield - Chingford
108 (part) D ? Apr 67 ? 67 Bromley by Bow local service
284 PB 7 Sep 68 29 Nov 68 Potters Bar town circular
290 AB to R 7 Sep 68 8 May 76 Hammersmith - Richmond
80 A 22 Mar 69 26 Jun 76 Morden - Lower Kingswood
80A A 22 Mar 69 26 Jun 76 Morden - Walton on the Hill
233 TC 31 May 69 21 Nov 69 Roundshaw - Croydon
234B TC 19 Jul 69 19 Jan 73 South Croydon - Selsdon
285 FW/NB 19 Jul 69 26 Mar 71 Heathrow Airport - Kingston
211 AV 23 Aug 69 29 Jan 71 Hounslow - Hampton
151 A 10 Oct 70 16 Apr 71 Belmont - Sutton
71 (Su) K 3 Jan 71 19 Sep 76 Richmond - Leatherhead
204 UX 16 Jan 71 29 Jun 73 Hayes - Uxbridge
223 UX 16 Jan 71 11 Dec 76 Ruislip - Heathrow Airport
224  (again) UX 16 Jan 71 11 Dec 76 Uxbridge - Laleham
224B (again) UX 16 Jan 71 11 Dec 76 Uxbridge - Stockley Estate
202 AV 18 Sep 71 16 Apr 77 Hounslow - Richmond
212 AD 18 Sep 71 21 Mar 76 Palmers Green - Dollis Hill