London Buses
Mobility Routes 900–980

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With information from the London Bus Handbook, Part 1, 16th & 20th editions


The 900-series bus routes (formerly known as Mobility Buses) were designed for those who find it difficult to use normal buses. They link major shopping areas or hospitals on various days of the week. The Mobility Bus network was introduced after the use of enamel “E” plates was discontinued, so the stops were marked with self-adhesive vinyl stickers which are approximately 5" (exactly 126mm) square. The “general” sign (ALL MOBILITY BUSES STOP HERE) was used at stops served by more than one route. The original stickers appear to be slightly darker (unless that is an effect due to ageing, and—unlike enamel “E” plates—the day of the week was pluralised. Unless noted otherwise, only a single journey was provided in each direction.

In autumn of 1984 Mk I Leyland National LS 454 was fitted with a wheelchair lift in the centre doorway for use on the Waltham Forest and Newham Boroughs Mobility Services to Walthamstow and Stratford Shopping Centres. The network was expanded in 1985 to include other areas of north and east London. The fleet was tripled in size with the addition of LS 356 and LS 396, both fitted with a wheelchair lift and improved chair clamps. LS 105 was similarly converted in the autumn of 1986. In the summer of 1987 nine further LSs (139, 156, 192, 202, 256, 290, 293, 308 and 320) were modified, three of them (LS 139/293/320) entering service from Peckham Garage from 27 July. By this point there were over 30 mobility routes. Three more (LS 156/256/308) went to Cricklewood on 30 July 1988. The remainder were sent on hire to Kentish Bus on 17 October 1989. Extensions to the Mobility Bus network in 1990 resulted in three 11.3-metre Nationals being acquired from Provincial operators. LSL 1 came from Southdown in 1990, followed by LSL 2 and 3 from Hastings & District the following year. With the increase in tendered services, the number of Nationals in Mobility service dropped to six in 1994 and three in 1995.


DRL 171
◀ The bus stand outside Hounslow Garage/Bus Station was also used as a stop for Mobility Bus routes 941, 942, 945, 946 and 978. In the background brand-new London United DRL 171 (for Plaxton Dart, Reeve Burgess body, 9.0 m Long) [L171CKH] heads for Hounslow on 22 May 1994 while working the H37.
Photo courtesy Andrew Colebourne.

A 12-page booklet covering Mobility Bus Services 921, 922, 923, 924, 927 & 928 “for people in Hackney Haringey Islington and Enfield”. Print reference 1286/20931/150M(3chgs)2252ABC. ▶
MOBILITY BUS 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 925, 947, 973
MOBILITY BUS 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, 918, ALL MOBILITY BUSES MOBILITY BUS 917, 930, 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, 946, 974 (2 versions), 975, 976, 977, 978, 979, ALL MOBILITY BUSES
Apologies for the poor quality of the images—they will be improved as soon as possible.


Route 900 was introduced in 1984, running on Thursdays from Chingford to Walthamstow.

MOBILITY BUS 900 THURSDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 903 DAYS

Route 903 ran from Whitechapel (Cavell Street) to Walthamstow (Bus Station) via Shadwell, Stepney, Globe Road, Roman Road, Old Ford, Bow Church, Stratford, Leyton and Walthamstow (Hight Road). It originally only operated as far as Stratford.

Route 903 in 2005.

Adapted from The Greater London Bus Map.

Route 903 map

Route 905 map

Route 905 ran from Chingford Station to Walthamstow (Bus Station) via Kings Head Hill, Waltham Way, Chingford Mount and Chingford Road.

Route 905 in 2005.

Adapted from The Greater London Bus Map.

MOBILITY BUS 905 DAYS

MOBILITY BUS 906 TUESDAYS

Route 906 ran on Tuesdays.


Route 907 ran on Wednesdays.

MOBILITY BUS 907 WEDNESDAY

MOBILITY BUS 908 FRIDAYS

Route 908 ran on Fridays.


Route 909 ran on Wednesdays.

I belive that this is a very early sticker, as it is a low number and the day of the week is not pluralised.

MOBILITY BUS 909 WEDNESDAY

MOBILITY BUS 910 WEDNESDAY

Route 910 ran on Wednesdays.


Route 911 ran on Mondays and Fridays.

MOBILITY BUS 911 MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 912 WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

Route 912 ran on Wednesdays and Fridays.


Route 913 ran on Wednesdays and Fridays.

MOBILITY BUS 913 WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 914 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

Route 914 ran on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Route 915 ran on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

MOBILITY BUS 915 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 916 MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

Route 916 ran on Mondays and Wednesdays.


In 2005 route 917 ran from Shirley Park (Addiscombe Road) to Purley Way (Sainsbury's) via Croydon. It now runs on Mondays from Park Hill Rise (Runnymead Court) to Croydon (Whitgift Centre) via Chichester Road, Park Hill Road and Fairfield Road. I believe it originally ran three days a week, but then the Wednesday—and later Friday—journeys were withdrawn.

MOBILITY BUS 917 MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
This is the only mobility stciker that I have seen with more than two days of the week.
MOBILITY BUS 917 MONDAYS & FRIDAYS
MOBILITY BUS 917 MONDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 918 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

Route 918 ran on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Route 919 ran on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Springfield Hospital to Wandsworth (Shopping Centre).

MOBILITY BUS 919 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 923 DAYS

Route 923 ran to Isle of Dogs (Asda) via Angel, Finsbury Park, Clapton Park and Stratford.


Route 925 ran on Wednesdays.

MOBILITY BUS 925 WEDNESDAY

MOBILITY BUS 930 WEDNESDAY

Route 930 ran on Wednesdays.


Route 931 runs on Fridays from Crystal Palace to Lewisham (Tesco) via College Road, Kingswood Drive, Fountain Road, Westwood Hill and High Level Drive, then non-stop to Lewisham (High Street) and Lewisham Station.

MOBILITY BUS 931 FRIDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 932 DAYS

Route 932 ran to Grove Park Hospital via Jews Walk, Brockley Rise, Lewisham and Lee Green.


MOBILITY BUS 934 DAYS

Route 934 ran from Crystal Palace to Bromley South Station.


Route 938 runs on Thursdays from Belvedere (Picardy Street) to Bexleyheath Town Centre (Townley Road) via Picardy Road, Upper Park Road, Erith, Northend Road, Victoria Scott Court, Perry Street, Crayford, Bourne Road and Gravel Hill (towards Bexleyheath) or Watling Street (towards Belvedere). Two journeys are provided in each direction. It previouly ran on Mondays.

MOBILITY BUS 938 MONDAYS
MOBILITY BUS 938 THURSDAYS
Route 938 map
Route 938 in 2005.
Adapted from The Greater London Bus Map.

Mobility Bus 939 Monday only

Route 939 runs on Mondays.

This is a newer sticker in mixed-case text, produced after orange was dispensed with as the background colour for the Mobility services.


MOBILITY BUS 941 WEDNESDAYS

Route 941 runs on Wednesdays from Bedfont Green to Hampton (Sainsbury’s) via Bedfont Fairholme Estate, Staines Road, North Feltham Tesco, Harlington Road West, Harlington Road East, Uxbridge Road, Hanworth and Hampton Road West.


Route 941 ran on Mondays.

MOBILITY BUS 941 MONDAY

MOBILITY BUS 942 WEDNESDAY

Route 942 ran on Wednesdays.


Route 943 ran on Thursdays.

MOBILITY BUS 943 THURSDAY

MOBILITY BUS 945 MONDAY

Route 945 ran on Mondays.


Route 946 ran on Wednesdays.

MOBILITY BUS 946 WEDNESDAY

MOBILITY BUS 947 FRIDAYS

Route 947 ran on Fridays.


Route 950 runs on Tuesdays from West Side Common (Camp Road) to Wimbledon Station via Cannizaro Road, Wimbledon Common (High Street) and Wimbledon Hill Road, with the return journey starting from Sir Cyril Black Way and operating via Wimbledon Hill Road, Ridgways and Woodhayes Road.

MOBILITY BUS 950 TUESDAYS

Mobility Bus 952 Tuesday only

Route 952 ran on Tuesdays.

Theis sticker is somewhat unusual in the use of the word only.


Route 953 runs on Wednesdays (originally Wednesdays and Saturdays) from North Romford (Chase Cross) to Scrattons Farm Estate (Scrattons Terrace) via Havering Road, Romford, Romford Market, Romford Station, Oldchurch Road, Dagenham Road, Rainham Road and Dagenham East Station, then one-way loop via Western Avenue, Auriel Avenue, Goring Road, Manor Road, then Ballards Road, Crosby Road, Third Avenue, Centre Road, First Avenue, Dagenham, Ripple Road and Julia Gardens. Two journeys are provided in each direction. In 2005 it ran from Scrattons Farm Estate to Hainault (The Loew) via Romford.

Mobility Bus 953 Wednesday & Saturday
This is an early, white vinly Mobility sticker.
MOBILITY BUS 953 WEDNESDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 957 FRIDAYS

Route 957 ran on Fridays to the Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock via Collier Row, Romford, Gidea Park and Harold Wood.


Route 958 map

Route 958 runs on Tuesdays from Roding Valley Station, King’s Avenue, Snakes Lane West, Woodford Green, Woodford High Road, South Woodford, South Woodford Station, Hermon Hill, Wanstead, Wanstead Station, Blake Park Road, Aldersbrook, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, Ilford Hill, Ilford Station and Ilford.

Route 958 in 2005.

Adapted from The Greater London Bus Map.

MOBILITY BUS 958 TUESDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 962 TUESDAYS

Route 962 runs on Tuesdays from Cuddington (Gilhams Avenue) to Sutton (Marshalls Road) via Higher Drive, Banstead, Brighton Road, Belmont Station, Brighton Road and Sutton Station. The return journey continues past Gilhams Avenue, terminating at The Drive.


Route 965 runs on Mondays & Fridays from Riverhill to Kingston (Cromwell Road Bus Station) via Worcester Park Road, Tolworth Station, Tolworth Broadway, Berrylands, Burnley Avenue, Villiers Road, Denmark Road and Eden Street.

MOBILITY BUS 965 MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 969 MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

Route 969 runs on Mondays and Fridays from Whitton (Gladstone Avenue) to Roehampton Vale (ASDA) via Lincoln Avenue, St Margarets Station, Richmond Bridge, Richmond Town Centre, Sheen Road, East Sheen, Mortlake, Barnes Bridge Station, Lonsdale Road, Howsman Road, Boileau Road, Suffolk Road, Verdun Road, Barnes, Queen Mary’s Hospital and Roehampton.


Route 972 runs on Thursdays from Neasden (Birchen Grove) to Colindale (ASDA) via Neasden, Brent Park, Crest Road, Staples Corner, Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Hendon Central Station and Colindeep Lane. In 2005 it ran from Neasden to Edgware Station via Brent Cross. Three journeys are provided in each direction.

MOBILITY BUS 972 THURSDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 973 TUESDAYS

Route 973 ran on Tuesdays.


Route 974 ran on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

MOBILITY BUS 974 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 975 MONDAYS MOBILITY BUS 975 WEDNESDAYS

Route 975 ran from Uxbridge Station to St. Vincent’s Hospital via Ruislip. It originally ran on Mondays, but was subsequently changed to Wednesdays. It was withdrawn at the end of October 2007.


Route 976 ran on Tuesdays and Fridays.

MOBILITY BUS 976 TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 977 TUESDAYS

Route 977 ran on Tuesdays.


Route 978 ran on Fridays.

MOBILITY BUS 978 FRIDAYS

MOBILITY BUS 979 THURSDAY

Route 979 ran on Thursdays.


Route 980 was introduced on 31 July 1991, running on Tuesdays between Colindale Lane and Brent Cross via West Hendon.

MOBILITY BUS 980 TUESDAYS

ALL MOBILITY BUSES STOP HERE All Mobility Buses stop here

The “general” sign (ALL MOBILITY BUSES STOP HERE) was used at stops served by more than one route.

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