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London Buses route 27 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Chiswick Business Park and Chalk Farm, it is operated by London United.

HistoryEdit

Route 27 commenced operating on 3 October 1934 between Hounslow Garage and Muswell Hill Broadway via Hounslow Station - Whitton - Twickenham - East Twickenham - Richmond - Kew Bridge - Turnham Green - Hammersmith - Kensington - Notting Hill Gate - Westbourne Grove - Paddington - Edgware Road Stn - Marylebone Road - Baker Street Stn - Warren Street Stn - Hampstead Road - Camden Town - Kentish Town - Tufnell Park - Archway Station - Highgate Stn. The route was initially operated by London Transport from their Twickenham (AB), Middle Row (X), Hounslow (AV), Chalk Farm (CF), Holloway (J), Riverside (R) and Turnham Green (V) garages using NS-type AEC double deck motor buses, AEC Renowns, AEC Regent STs and AEC Regents.

On 17 April 1935, the Middle Row (X) allocation was transferred to Hounslow (AV) garage.

On 2 October 1935, the Chalk Farm (CF) allocation was transferred to Middle Row (X) garage.

On 8 April 1936, the Middle Row (X) allocation was transferred to Chalk Farm (CF) garage.

On 27 May 1936, the Twickenham (AB) and Turnham Green (V) allocations were transferred to Middle Row (X), Hounslow (AV), Holloway (J) and Riverside (R) garages.

On 7 October 1936, the Chalk Farm (CF) allocation was transferred to Middle Row (X) garage.

On 24 March 1937, the Monday to Saturday service was withdrawn, the Twickenham to Hounslow section replaced by Route 33 and the Riverside (R) and Middle Row allocations were withdrawn. The route was converted to full AEC Regent and AEC Regent ST operation at the same time.

On 13 December 1939, the Hounslow (AV) allocation was transferred to Twickenham (AB) and Riverside (R) garages. The AEC Regent STs were replaced by AEC Renowns at the same time.

On 20 March 1940, the Twickenham (AB) and Holloway (J) allocations were withdrawn and was transferred to Chalk Farm (CF) garage.

On 20 November 1940, the Chalk Farm (CF) and Riverside (R) allocations were transferred to Twickenham (AB) and Holloway (J) garages. The route was converted to full AEC Regent operation.

On 6 June 1948, part of the allocation was transferred to Riverside (R) garage. AEC Regent STs were reintroduced at the same time.

On 13 April 1949, the Twickenham (AB) allocation was transferred to Turnham Green (V) garage. Leyland Titan RTLs were introduced at the same time.

On 26 October 1949, the Turnham Green allocation was transferred to Twickenham (AB) garage.

On 11 October 1950, the AEC Regents were replaced by AEC Regent III RTs.

On 17 October 1951, the Riverside (R) allocation was transferred to Twickenham (AB) and Holloway (J) garages. The route was converted to full AEC Regent III RT operation.

On 14 May 1952, part of the allocation was transferred to Riverside (R) garage and Leyland Titan RTLs were reintroduced.

On 22 October 1952, the Monday to Saturday service was reintroduced and was diverted at Twickenham to Teddington. Part of the allocation was transferred to Chalk Farm (CF) garage at the same time.

On 6 May 1953, the route was extended to Hampton Court via via Bushey Park during Summer Sundays replacing withdrawn route 27B.

On 2 May 1956, the Twickenham (AB) allocation was transferred to Holloway (J) and Riverside (R) garages.

On 5 October 1958, the Chalk Farm (CF) allocation was transferred to Turnham Green (V) garage.

On 13 May 1959, AEC Routemasters were introduced.

On 10 October 1962, part of the allocation was transferred to Twickenham (AB) garage and the route was converted to full AEC Regent III RT and Leyland Titan RTL operation.

On 7 April 1965, the route was converted to full AEC Regent III RT operation.

On 3 October 1965, the route was withdrawn between Teddington and Hampton Court and the Twickenham (AB) allocation was transferred to Holloway (J) and Riverside (R) garages.

On 1 February 1966, AEC Routemasters were reintroduced.

On 18 April 1970, the Monday to Friday service was withdrawn between Richmond and Teddington, this section was replaced by new route 270.

On 13 June 1970, the route was converted to full AEC Routemaster operation.

On 3 September 1971, Holloway (J) garage was announced closed and the allocation was transferred to Holloway (HT) garage.

On 19 September 1971, part of the allocation was transferred to Fulwell (FW) garage.

On 28 October 1978, the Riverside (R) allocation was transferred to Turnham Green (V) garage.

On 10 May 1980, Turnham Green (V) garage was announced closed and the allocation was transferred to Stamford Brook (V) garage.

On 15 August 1981, crew operated MCW Metrobuses were introduced.

On 4 September 1982, the Fulwell (FW) allocation was transferred to Riverside (R) and Stamford Brook (V) garages. At the same time, the crew operated Metrobuses were withdrawn and was withdrawn between Richmond & Teddington, this section was replaced by route 33.

On 25 June 1983, Riverside (R) garage was announced closed and the allocation was transferred to Shepherds Bush (S) garage.

On 27 April 1985, the Shepherds Bush (S) allocation was transferred to Stamford (V) garage.

On 25 October 1986, the route was converted to one person operation using MCW Metrobuses.

On 6 January 1990, the Stamford Brook (V) allocation was transferred to Hounslow (AV) garage.

On 7 September 1991, the Hounslow (AV) allocation was transferred to Stamford Brook (V) garage. Leyland Olympians were introduced at the same time.

On 9 November 1991, the route was withdrawn between Camden Town & Archway, this section was replaced partly by Route 135. At the same time, the route was withdrawn between Turnham Green & Richmond, this section was replaced partly by route 391, the Leyland Olympians were withdrawn and the Holloway (HT) allocation was transferred to Stamford Brook (V) garage.

On 5 August 1995, the route was extended from Camden Town Station to Chalk Farm Safeways.

On 9 November 1996, Stamford Brook (V) was announced closed and the allocation was transferred to Shepherds Bush (S) garage.

On 30 October 1999, the allocation was transferred back to the reopened Stamford (V) garage.

On 11 November 2000, the route passed to First CentreWest operating from their Westbourne (X) garage using MCW Metrobuses and low floor Wright Pathfinder bodied Dennis Lances.

In 2001, the route was converted to double deck low floor operation using brand new Plaxton President bodied Dennis Tridents.

On 19 March 2004, the route was converted to a 24 hour service.

On 12 November 2005, it returned to London United operating from their Stamford Brook (V) garage (the night service is operated from their Hounslow (AV) garage) with brand new Scania OmniDekkas and Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TLs introduced.

In 2007, Monday to Saturday daytime frequency increased to every 7½ minutes and evening service to every 12 minutes. Additional PVR was provided by East Lancs Myllenium Vyking bodied Volvo B7TLs.

On 10 November 2012, the route was retained by London United. The route was extended from Turnham Green to Chiswick Business Park at the same time. The extension was funded by the London Borough of Hounslow through developer contributions from Chiswick Business Park.

In January 2013, the East Lancs Myllenium Vyking bodied Volvo B7TL and the Scania OminDekkas were replaced by brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400Hs.

On 31 May 2014, the night service was transferred to Stamford Brook (V) garage.

Current routeEdit

Route 27 operates via these primary locations:

  • Chiswick Business Park
  • Turnham Green Church
  • Chiswick High Road
  • Stamford Brook Bus Garage
  • King Street for Ravenscourt Park Station
  • Hammersmith Stations Upper Bus Station
  • Kensington Olympia Station
  • Kensington High Street
  • High Street Kensington Station
  • Notting Hill Station
  • Paddington Station
  • Edgware Road Stations
  • Baker Street Station
  • Regent's Park Station
  • Great Portland Street Station
  • Warren Street Station
  • Mornington Crescent Station
  • Camden Town Station
  • Chalk Farm Morrisons

External linksEdit

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