Bus route 80 introduced in 1916 for munition workers

19160701 Bus service for munition workers

TO MEET THE NEEDS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS

Route No. 81, Hounslow & Windsor, is now running on weekdays as well as Sundays. This route connects with the Underground at Hounslow Barracks Station.

Buses every 60 minutes. Throughout Fare 7d.

FOR LOCAL MUNITION WORKERS

A NEW SERVICE

Route No. 80, Clapham Common & Belmont, will be started on July 3rd. Connects with Underground at Clapham Common. The route is via Tooting Broadway, London Road, Mitcham, Angel Hill, High Street Sutton.

Buses every 30 minutes. Throughout Fare 6d.

Route No. 107A, Clapham Common & Dorking.
An increased service will be run between Clapham Common and Dorking from July 3rd. This route connects with the Undergound at Clapham Common and continues via Tooting Broadway, Merton, North Cheam, Epsom, Ashtead, Box Hill.

Buses every 30 minutes.

Fares:
To Epsom, 6d. Epsom to Dorking, 6d.
Throughout Fare Epsom to Dorking 1s.

The London General Omnibus Co., Ltd.,
Electric Railway House,
Broadway, Westminster, S.W.

Source: Daily Herald – Saturday 01 July 1916 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

Adjusted for inflation six pence (6d.) in 1916 is the equivalent of £2.30 in 2016.

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