London Buses route 265 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Tolworth and Putney, it is operated by London United.


Route 265 commenced operating on 2 June 1984 between Putney Bridge Station and Putney Bridge Station via Putney - Upper Richmond Road - Roehampton Lane - Queen Mary's Hospital - Roehampton - Dover House Road - Upper Richmond Road - Putney Bridge as a Monday to Saturday service. The route was initially operated by London Transport from their Chelverton Road (AF) garage using MCW Metrobuses.

In 1985, the circular route was withdrawn and was diverted via Lower Richmond Road instead of Upper Richmond Road terminating at Bessborough Road.

In 1991, the route was converted to midibus operation using Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz 811Ds and was extended from Roehampton to Tolworth via withdrawn section of route 72. A Sunday service was introduced at the same time.

In 1997, the route was revised to operate all day to Tolworth and extended in Tolworth via Ewell Road to "Red Lion".

In 1999, the Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz 811Ds were replaced by Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts and low floor Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In 2002, the route passed to London United operating from their Tolworth (TV) garage and was converted to full low floor operation using Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In 2009, the route was retained by London United.

On 2 July 2016, the route was retained by London United using brand new Enviro 200 MMC bodied Alexander Dennis E20Ds.

Current routeEdit

  • Tolworth Red Lion
  • New Malden
  • Kingston Vale
  • Roehampton
  • Barnes Common
  • Barnes Station
  • Putney Bridge Station

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