This page created September 1997, updated 24th November 2003Any corrections, additional information or news gratefully welcomed.
GS RoutesThe routes that the GS class worked were scattered around the edges of the LT system. The numbers and routes changed as attempts were made to make them economic, with routes being combined and cropped. Some routes were speculative ventures to meet specific requests, and some thrived while others wilted. The development of the New Towns around London, and the growth of suburbia, gave opportunities for growth that often resulted in larger vehicles replacing the GSs. The Green Belt around London provided some shelter for the little buses.
This list of routes on which GSs were used is not exhaustive. It is based on photographic evidence, but not all the photos are dated, and some inferences have been drawn about the other ends of the routes from those shown on the blinds. Some were normally RF routes, onto which GSs might occasionally stray.
Click on the route number below to see more information about each route. As I complete them they will show a route diagram, information on dates and buses used, and photos of preserved buses working on the routes or displaying appropriate blinds. Please note that not all of the links work yet, and information is in some cases still rudimentary.
308 HG Hertford - Horns Mill - Bayford - Cuffley Station (- Goffs Oak) 308A HG Hertford - Horns Mill - Bayford - Berkhamsted 309 GR Harefield - Rickmansworth - Chorleywood (- Garston LT) 309A GR Northwood Stn - Rickmansworth 316 HH Hemel Hempstead - Bovingdon - Chesham Broadway 317 HH Two Waters - Hemel Hempstead - Great Gaddesden - Little Gaddesden - Berkhamsted 319A GR Two Waters - Nash Mills - Abbots Langley - Garston Garage (- Watford Market Place) 319C GR Two Waters - Apsley - Kings Langley - Abbots Langley - Garston Garage 329 HG Hertford - Bramfield - Datchworth - Knebworth - Nup End 329A HG Hitchin - Stevenage - Datchworth 332 MA Amersham - Quill Hall Estate 333 HG Hertford - Bengeo - Chapmore End 333B HG Hertford - Bengeo - Ware Park Hospital 336A GR Rickmansworth - Loudwater Village 348 MA St Leonards/Buckland Common - Bellingdon - Chesham Broadway - Chesham Moor 348A MA Pond Park Estate - Chesham Broadway 361 GR Chorleywood & Rickmansworth 364 HN Hitchin - Preston - Kings Walden - Luton - Flamstead 365 SA St Albans - Sandridge- Wheathamstead- East Hyde- Luton.(c1965) 372 GY Belhus Estate 373 MA Beaconsfield - Knotty Green - Penn 380 HG Hertford - Ware - Stanstead Abbotts - Gilston - Harlow - Sawbridgeworth 381 EP Roydon - Epping - Toot Hill 381A EP Roydon - Epping -Colliers Hatch - Coopersale Common 382 SA St Albans - Lemsford - Welwyn- Codicote (c1965) 383 HN Oakfield Estate - Hitchin - Willian - Weston 383 HN Oakfield Estate - Hitchin - Purwell Lane Estate 384A HG Hertford- Dane End (c1963) 386 HG Bishops Stortford/Hertford-Standon-Buntingford-Stevenage-Gt.Wymondley 387 TG Tring - Tring Stn - Aldbury 388 HG Mardley Hill-Welwyn-Tewin-Hertford-Ware-Stanstead Abbotts-Harlow-Sawbridgeworth 388A HG Sele Farm Estate & Hertford 389 HA Potter Street - Harlow - Town Station 389 HG Sawbridgeworth - Hertford 393 EP Harlow - Hoddesdon 397 MA Chesham Broadway - Cholesbury - Wigginton - Tring 398 MA Amersham Stn - Coleshill - Beaconsfield 398A MA Quill Hall Estate - Coleshill - Winchmore Hill 399 GY Grays - West Thurrock - Dartford Tunnel - Dartford 400 CM New Addington - Warlingham Park Hospital 413B DG Chipstead-Riverhead-Sevenoaks Stn.(replacement bus service, Westerham Branch Rly) 421 DG Sevenoaks - Bat & Ball - Otford - Kemsing - Heverham 422 LH Leatherhead Stn - Pebblecombe - Box Hill 433 DS Coldharbour - Dorking - Dorking North Stn - Ranmore Common 434 CY Crawley - Crawley Down 436 GF Guildford - Woking 442 WR Farnham Royal - Slough Stn 442 HE High Wycombe - Hicks Farm Estate - High Wycombe 445 WR Windsor Castle & Datchet Common 448 GF Guildford - Newlands Corner - Gomshall - Peaslake - Ewhurst 448A GF Pewley Way & Guildford 449 DS Dorking-Chart Downs Estate-Four Wents Pond-South Holmwood-Capel-Ockley-Ewhurst 450 NF Dartford - Bean - Gravesend (- Northfleet LT) 451 NF Gravesend - Hartley Court 452 NF Dartford-Greenhithe-Bean-Westwood-Longfield-Fawkham Green-West Kingsdown 453 CM Chelsham - Warlingham - Whyteleafe - Caterham 459 WR Uxbridge - Richings Park Estate 462 LH Leatherhead Stn - Fetcham 464 CM Holland - Oxted - Limpsfield - Crockham Hill - Westerham (- Chelsham LT) 465 CM Holland - Oxted - Limpsfield - Crockham Hill - Edenbridge 471 DG Orpington - Knockholt Pound - Cudham - Green St Grn - Orpington (- Dunton Green LT.) 473 CY Crawley-Three Bridges-Rowfant-Turners Hill-Kingscote-East Grinstead 478 SJ Wrotham - West Kingsdown - Swanley 479 SJ Farningham - Swanley - Dartford 479 DG Biggin Hill - Keston Church - Leaves Green - Orpington 481 LH Epsom Stn & Epsom (Wells Estate) 485 CM Westerham - Crockham Hill - Edenbridge 489 NF Gravesend - Longfield - Ash 489A NF Gravesend - Longfield - Meopham 490 NF Singlewell - Gravesend-Southfleet-New Barn-Longfield-Hartley-Hartley Court 492 NF Gravesend - West Kingsdown 494 EG East Grinstead - Lingfield - Tandridge - Oxted 807 SV Letchworth - Stevenage 852 CY Crawley - Faygate - Horsham - Ewhurst 852A CY Three Bridges - Faygate - Horsham staff buses from Harrow Weald, Tring, Reigate, Abbey Wood & Plumstead
GS67 (Maroon, Tillingbourne Valley) and GS42 (Green) at North Weald