Hampton Court StationKingston 2009

Route 201

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 collection 
Original RF route
KINGSTON, Villiers Road, Surbiton Station, Long Ditton Winters Bridge, Thames Ditton, Imber Court, HAMPTON COURT STATION


A limited service will operate between Kingston and Hampton Court on 22 March.  Timetable.


Kingston one-way system, mid-60sMain boarding points

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.

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