London Bus Route 140 Heritage Event (23/11/19)

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  1. goldenarrow

    goldenarrow New Member

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    December 7th 2019 heralds the end of an era for the 140 at Heathrow having served Heathrow Central since 1955.

    Saturday 23rd November will see at least 12 buses across the routes history operating a free service along the entire route with additional journeys to Mill Hill (a destination not directly served since 1983 when it went to the 114) and former long lost Sunday only route via Cherry Lane Cemetery and the M4 slip road.

    Services will generally operate every 20 mins between 10:30 and 16:30 with some short workings too.

    The preliminary timetable can be found here courtesy of Ref-rf.com.
     

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  3. Wirewiper

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    >>> December 7th 2019 heralds the end of an era for the 140 at Heathrow having served Heathrow Central since 1955. <<<

    The 140 is being cut back to operate between Harrow Weald and Hayes & Harlington Station. However I feel it only fair to point out that there will be a new limited stop X140 between Harrow and Heathrow Airport Central providing faster journeys for many current 140 passengers. There will also be a new route 278 which will operate between Ruislip and Heathrow Airport Central, providing useful new links and serving all the stops between Hayes and Heathrow Airport Central. The night service on route 140 will be renumbered N140 and will continue to serve all stops between Harrow Weald and Heathrow Airport.
     
  4. goldenarrow

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    An updated timetable with all vehicles now having the required papers to run on the day. An additional service has also been inputted.

    Just a note for those of you wishing to attend at Heathrow:

    Services will terminate/start at the former Stands 1-5 (now known as Chapel Lane) round the back of the station now only accessible from the pelican crossing by Stand 17.

    Subject to operating requirements, vehicles may be redirected to stable in the layover bays alongside regular services.

    Those layover stands are not publicly accessible and staff are obliged remove any unauthorised persons including carry throughs in line with operating guidelines.
     

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  5. Ianno87

    Ianno87 Established Member

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    The X140 could be a decent shout - Harrow is a decent bus connection for Heathrow coming off trains from Hemel, Milton Keynes etc. The problem is that the current 140 journey time makes it not very attractive. How much faster will the X140 be?

    Edit: Just done some research, and note it starts from Harrow Bus Station. Strikes me as a missed opportunity, but I presume there's rationale for it!
     
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  6. goldenarrow

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    There are long term plans to scale back some of the duplicated sections especially around Harrow/Harrow Weald. I'd guess the X140 forms part of that with the H9/H10 due to move its terminus to Northwick Park Hospital. X140 blue blinds already have Harrow Weald fitted should demand at the northern end of the route prove viable to extend although in the current climate this looks unlikely.
     
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