London Buses route 391
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Optare Versa 10.4m on route 391 at Hammersmith bus station
|Garage||Stamford Brook (V)|
|Vehicle||Optare Versa 10.4m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||18|
|Night-time||No night service|
|Length||9 miles (14 km)|
|Frequency||About every 10-12 minutes|
|Journey time||38-74 minutes|
|Operates||05:26 until 00:46|
The route commenced operation on 25 May 1991 running between Turnham Green and Fulham Broadway, Monday to Saturday only, by Riverside Bus using Carlyle-bodied Dennis Darts. A few months later, on 9 November, the route was extended from Turnham Green to Richmond, replacing the withdrawn section of route 27. A Sunday service running between Richmond and Hammersmith was also added, run by R&I Coaches, although this was extended to run the whole length of the route in April 1995.
During November 1996, Stamford Brook Garage closed, and the route transferred to Fulwell Garage. The allocation was once again transferred on 27 June 1998 to Hounslow Garage, until November 2000, when the allocation moved back to Stamford Brook Garage. There were plans to convert the route to double decker and even the occasional Metrobus showed up, but this plan was dropped. During January 2002 the route was converted to low floor using Dennis Dart SLFs. However Volvo B7TLs and Scania OmniDekkas will crop up.
On 24 January 2004, the route was extended from Fulham Broadway to Sands End.
On 13 December 2008, new 10.4m Optare Versa single deckers were introduced.
- Richmond Bus Station
- Richmond Station
- Manor Circus for North Sheen Station
- Kew Gardens Station
- Kew Gardens
- Kew Bridge Station
- Gunnersbury Station
- Turnham Green Church
- Chiswick High Road
- Stamford Brook Bus Garage
- King Street for Ravenscourt Park Station
- Hammersmith (Hammersmith & City Line) Station
- Hammersmith (District/ Piccadilly Lines) Station Upper Bus Station
- North End Road for Olympia
- West Kensington Station
- Fulham Broadway Station
- Sands End Sainsbury's
Alexander Dennis Enviro400H on route 391