Notable for a while for occupying no less than three
garages to run a route needing at most 5 buses, the winding
back-street 201 was also one of first four Central Area routes
converted to one-man operation in London, in 1964.
RF429, seen here at
Hampton Court Station running as K112 in 1976, is
scheduled to return to the 201 on 22 March 2009. Note the
DMSs in the background on route 267.
Photo Peter Gomm
Original RF route
KINGSTON, Villiers Road, Surbiton Station, Long Ditton
Winters Bridge, Thames Ditton, Imber Court, HAMPTON COURT
A limited service will operate between Kingston and Hampton
Court on 22 March. Timetable.
Kingston Cromwell Road Bus Station stop A3
Surbiton Station stops NB and NP
Long Ditton Winters Bridge
Hampton Court Station stop G
Route history in detail is here.
A year or so earlier than RF429, RF489 makes
its way from Fairfield West round the Kingston one-way system to
the bus station. Note the earlier and more traditional RF
style of blind, with the offside route number. RF489 is also
scheduled to work the 201 on 22 March.
Photo © PM Photography