London Buses route 111

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111
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Overview
Operator London United
Garage Hounslow (AV) [1]
Vehicle Scania OmniCity 10.8m
Night-time 24-hour service
Route
Start Heathrow Airport Central bus station
Via
End Kingston

London Buses route 111 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England, running between Heathrow Airport Central bus station and Kingston.

History[edit]

Route 111 was converted to driver-only single-deck operation with AEC Swifts on 23 August 1969. It initially operated only between Cranford (weekday peaks and Sundays) or Hounslow Garage (weekday off-peaks and Saturdays) and Hanworth. At the same time a self-service system was introduced on routes 110 and 111, with passengers buying tickets from a machine.[2]

From 1 December 2007, route 111 was converted into a 24-hour service; before its introduction a number of residents in Hampton complained to the local newspaper and TfL, who named the alternative of more route 481 buses bypassing Hampton to the north-east.[3] Supporters of the extension in hours of operation included the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.[4]

Weekday peak hours service increased to every 8–9 minutes in 2010.[5]

Current route[edit]

Route 111 operates via these primary locations:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ratpdevlondon.co.uk/index.php?bus-routes
  2. ^ Graeme Bruce, J; Curtis, Colin (1977). The London Motor Bus: Its Origins and Development. London Transport. p. 116. ISBN 0853290830. 
  3. ^ "24-hour bus scheme fury". Richmond & Twickenham Times. 24 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "24 hour service for 111 bus route" (Press release). Transport for London. 26 November 2007. 
  5. ^ "Councillors' Details - London Borough of Richmond upon Thames". 
  6. ^ Route 111 Map Transport for London

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