Former London Route 239 - Clapham Junction - Battersea - Royal Hospital - Victoria.
Last Operated By London General
In Operation 12/05/1990 - 15/02/2008
Route 239 was replaced by changes to Route 170 History:
The route 239 began on the 12th May 1990 and provided a Monday to Saturday service between Victoria and Clapham Junction via Buckingham Palace Road, Pimlico Road, Royal Hospital Road, Cheyne Walk, Battersea Bridge Road, then Battersea Church Road ( return via West bridge Road ) Vicarage Crescent, Lombard Road, York Road, Plough Road, Grant Road, Falcon Road. The route was operated at Gillingham Street Garage by London General. They used Midibus on the 239. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 6MA and Saturday 5MA.
On the 12th June 1993 the route was reallocated to Battersea Garage/Base. There was a slight change to the PVR, Monday to Friday 5MA/1MRL and Saturday 4MA. On the 27th June 1998 Battersea Closed so the operation transferred to Putney Garage. The route was converted to DRL operation, the current PVR was Monday to Friday 6DRL and Saturday 5DRL. On the 12th December the routes frequencies was revised so the PVR increased to 7DRL Monday to Saturday.
On the 29th September 2001 a Sunday low floor operation was introduced. PVR was 5LDP. By September 2002 the operation was transferred to Stockwell. The current PVR was 9DRL Monday to Friday, 7DRL Saturday and LDP Sunday. By the end of 2003 the Monday to Saturday operation was converted to LDP operation. On the 15th February 2008 the route was withdrawn and replaced by route 170
, as the route was extended from Clapham Junction to Victoria.