London Buses route 391

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London United OV11 on Route 391, Kew Gardens Station (cropped).jpg
Operator London United
Garage Fulwell (FW)
Vehicle Optare Versa 10.4m
Dennis Trident 2 9.9m / Alexander ALX400
Peak vehicle requirement 18
Start Richmond
Via North Sheen
West Kensington
End Sands End
Length 9 miles (14 km)
Level Daily
Frequency 10-12 minutes
Journey time 38-74 minutes
Operates 05:26 until 00:46

London Buses route 391 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Richmond and Sands End, it is operated by London United.


Route 391 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 A few months later, on 9 November, the route was extended from Turnham Green to Richmond, replacing the withdrawn section of route 27.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. The allocation was once again transferred on 27 June 1998 to Hounslow, until November 2000, when the allocation moved back to Stamford Brook. There were plans to convert the route to double deckers, but this plan was dropped. During January 2002 the route was converted to low floor using Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 24 January 2004, the route was extended from Fulham Broadway to Sands End. Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by London United with a new contract commencing on 13 December 2008, with new Optare Versas introduced.[1] London United successfully tendered to retain the route, with a new contract commencing on 14 December 2013.[2][3] On 31 May 2014 the route was transferred back to Fulwell garage.

Current route[edit]

Route 391 operates via these primary locations:[4]


  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 391 Transport for London 8 May 2008
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 391 Transport for London 14 March 2013
  3. ^ Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 21 April 2013
  4. ^ Route 391 Map Transport for London

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