London Buses route 111
|Garage||Hounslow (AV) |
|Vehicle||Scania OmniCity 10.8m|
|Start||Heathrow Airport Central bus station|
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.
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. Supporters of the extension in hours of operation included the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
Weekday peak hours service increased to every 8–9 minutes in 2010.
Route 111 operates via these primary locations:
- Heathrow Airport Central bus station
- Harlington Corner Bath Road hotels
- Lampton Corner
- Hounslow East station
- Hounslow bus station
- Hampton station
- Hampton Thames Street
- Hampton Court Palace
- Kingston Wood Street
- Kingston Cromwell Road Bus Station for Kingston station
- Graeme Bruce, J; Curtis, Colin (1977). The London Motor Bus: Its Origins and Development. London Transport. p. 116. ISBN 0853290830.
- "24-hour bus scheme fury". Richmond & Twickenham Times. 24 October 2007.
- "24 hour service for 111 bus route" (Press release). Transport for London. 26 November 2007.
- "Councillors' Details - London Borough of Richmond upon Thames".
- Route 111 Map Transport for London
- Media related to London Buses route 111 at Wikimedia Commons