|35px London Buses|
|Operated by||Transdev London|
|Vehicle||Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Plaxton Pointer|
|PVR †|| Day: 16|
|Via|| White City|
|Length||7 miles (11 km)|
|Frequency||About every 8-30 minutes|
|Journey time||30-56 minutes|
|Adult single fares|
| † peak vehicle requirement|
Transport for London •
This route began in January 1950, between East Acton and Esher High Street. Route 72 was operated by London Transport's at their Riverside (R) and Middle Row (X) garages using RT and RTL type double deckers.
Was extended (Monday to Fridays) from East Acton to Park Royal Stadium replacing former route 17 in 1958.
Withdrawn between Park Royal and East Acton in December 1966.
Diverted at the Scilly Isles to Hampton Court Station replacing the withdrawn 152 section and extended at school days to Hampton Court Grammar School in 1970.
Extended in the East Acton area from the Station to round the corner to Brunel Road in 1972.
Norbiton (NB) gained part of allocation in 1983 and extended from Tolworth to Kingston.
Shepherd's Bush (S) gained the whole allocation in 1984 Metrobuses replaced DMS's and the Tolworth to Kingston section was withdrawn.
Due to Hammersmith Bridge having structural problems route 72 had to be converted into midibus operation. The allocation was transferred from Shepherd's Bush (S) to Wood Lane (B) for a brief time.
The Wood Lane (B) garage was closed and the allocation was moved back to Shepherd's Bush (S) in 1995.
Low-floor Dennis Dart SLF 10.2m / Plaxton Pointer 2 (DP) single deckers were introduced in 1999 and a night service (N72) was also introduced.
The 'N' prefix has since been dropped making the 72 a 24-hour service.
Route departing East Acton Brunel RoadEdit
Route departing RoehamptonEdit
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