London Buses route 290

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Transdev London Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart at Staines bus station in September 2009
Operator Abellio London
Garage Fulwell (TF)
Predecessors Route 90C
Route 90B
Start Staines
Via Ashford
Sunbury Cross
End Twickenham
Length 10 miles (16 km)
Level Daily

London Buses route 290 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Staines and Fulwell, it is operated by Abellio London.


Route 290 commenced operating on 7 September 1968 between Richmond and Hammersmith via Chiswick Bridge replacing route 90C.

On 4 September 1982, it was extended from Richmond to Staines via Twickenham partially replacing route 90. On 19 August 1989, the route, which originally ran directly along Staines Road in Twickenham, was diverted to serve Hampton Road and Sixth Cross Road, replacing part of route 90B (which became the new route 90 at the same time).

From 23 February 1991, the route was withdrawn between Richmond and Hammersmith, being replaced by route 190. On 30 June 2001, it was withdrawn between Twickenham and Richmond.

Upon being re-tendered, route 290 was retained by Transdev London with a new contract commencing in October 2006.[1] When next tendered, it passed to Abelio London's Fulwell garage on 1 October 2011.[2]

Current route[edit]


  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 290 Transport for London 9 February 2006
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 290 Transport for London 8 April 2011

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