London Buses route 195
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Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart on route 195
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart 10.2m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||14|
|Night-time||No night service|
|Length||10 miles (16 km)|
|Frequency||About every 12-20 minutes|
|Journey time||33-58 minutes|
|Operates||05:15 until 01:00|
Route 195 was introduced in late 1965 to replace the withdrawn sections of route 105 between Hayes North and Hayes Station; it then ran via Lady Margaret Road, Ruislip Road, Greenford and Western Avenue, terminating at Perivale Bideford Avenue where the Hoover Building and Perivale Tesco now is.
The route was extended from Hayes North to Charville Lane Estate in 1967 but was withdrawn the following year, being replaced by route 105.
It was re-introduced in 1971 to convert the 105 to one-person operation. Route 195 was diverted via Dormers Wells instead of the full length of Lady Margaret Road. It was re-routed to Ealing Hospital in 1984.
From its introduction until the mid-1980s, the 195 was operated by London Transport from the old Hanwell (HL), originally using single-deck buses before being converted to double-deck operation with MCW Metrobuses in 1980. In 1986, operation of the route passed on tender to Southall-based London Buslines, using their former LT DMS-class Daimler Fleetline double-deckers with yellow and brown skirt livery. The allocation was transferred back to Hanwell garage in 1991, now under the operation of the London Buses Limited subsidiary Centrewest, and using midibuses. When Hanwell was closed two years later, the allocation was transferred to Greenford garage (G).
In April 2003, Ealing Community Transport (ECT) gained the contract for the 195, using brand-new Caetano Nimbus bodied Dennis Dart SLF single deckers. However, the route continued to be operated from Greenford garage. On 19 April 2008, it was extended beyond Ealing Hospital to Brentford County Court, via Hanwell and Boston Manor, with the peak vehicle requirement increasing to 14.
On 14 March 2009, ECT returned its operating permit for the 195 to London Buses citing poor profitability and increased costs of operating the service. First Centrewest subsequently regained operation of the route on a temporary contract, still from Greenford garage, initially using their own Caetano Nimbus bodied Dennis Dart SLF single deckers as well as Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLF single deckers.
On 19 December 2009, First London retained the contract of route 195 with new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart 10.2m single deckers.
On 13 November 2010, route 195 was transferred to Hayes (HS).
On 22 June 2012, the operation of route 195 was transferred to Metroline.
- Brentford County Court
- Brentford Station
- Boston Manor Station
- Hanwell Broadway
- Ealing Hospital
- Southall Town Hall
- Southall Station
- Bulls Bridge Tesco
- Hayes & Harlington Station
- Hayes End
- Charville Lane Estate Hoppner Road