Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
CF
18STL
15STL
8STL
 
N
16LT
15LT
8LT

CRYSTAL PALACE - College Road - South Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Croxted Road - Herne Hill - Effra Road - Brixton - Kennington - Lambeth North - Westminster Bridge - Whitehall - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Great Portland Street - Albany Street - CAMDEN TOWN

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge
17.04.35
CF
18STL
15STL
--
J
--
--
8ST
 
N
16LT
15LT
8LT

Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) replaced by Holloway (J)

24.03.37
CF
18STL
15STL
8STL
 
N
16LT
15LT
8LT

Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) reinstated at the expense of Holloway (J)

09.06.37
CF
18STL
15STL
8STL
 
N
16LT
15LT
8LT

CRYSTAL PALACE - College Road - South Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Croxted Road - Herne Hill - Effra Road - Brixton - Kennington - Lambeth Bridge - Millbank - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Great Portland Street - Albany Street - CAMDEN TOWN
Rerouted between Kennington and Parliament Square via Lambeth Bridge instead of Westminster Bridge

16.10.38
J
18STL
16STL
8STL
 
N
16LT
14LT
8LT

Chalk Farm (CF) withdrawn in favour of Holloway (J)
This was part of a series of reallocations where the 4 was transferred from Holloway to Tottenham and the 39 transferred from Tottenham to Chalk Farm to complete the circle

07.05.39
J
18STL
16STL
--
 
N
16LT
14LT
--

CRYSTAL PALACE - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn and replaced by new Sunday only Route 3A which ran between Edgware and Crystal Palace operated by Hendon (AE)

18.10.39
CF
14STL
9STL
8STL
 
N
9LT
8LT
8LT

CRYSTAL PALACE - CAMDEN TOWN ( Daily )
Sunday service reinstated and Route 3A withdrawn
Holloway (J) allocation replaced by reinstated Chalk Farm (CF) - the gap at Holloway filed by Route 4

11.10.50
CF
14STL
12STL
9RTL
 
N
24RT
20RT
8RT

Norwood (N) allocation converted to RT

02.05.51
CF
14RTL
12RTL
9RTL
 
N
24RT
20RT
8RT

CF allocation changed from STL to RTL.

30.04.58
CF
12RTL
10RTL
8RTL
 
N
21RT
19RT
8RT
3 times
The above timetable has been extracted from the 1958 Red Book which is available for sale
This book shows all the first and last times of Central Buses - Trolleybuses and Green Line ( full timetables ) current at 30th April 1958 prior to the heavy cuts in Novemebr 1958
01.11.64
CF
10RTL
6RTL
6RTL
 
N
21RT
24RT
7RM

Sunday N allocation converted from RT to RM

RT2467

RT2467 emerges from Whitehall into Trafalgar Square

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

 

01.12.64
CF
10RM
7RM
6RM
 
N
21RM
21RM
7RM

Daily allocation converted to RM operation.

RM247

RM247 crossing Oxford Circus

This image available on the
Routemaster CD

07.09.68
CF
10RM
7RM
6RM
 
N
19RM+
19RM
9RM
    1RM/137    
3 entry
This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale
18.05.75
CF
10RM
6RM
4RML
 
N
19RM
16RM
7RM

Sunday CF converted from RM to RML

19.10.75
CF
10RM
6RM
4DM
 
N
19RM
16RM
7RM

Sunday CF converted from RML to DM.

22.04.79
CF91+
11RM
5RM
2RML
 
N61+
15RM
14RM
7RM

Sunday CF allocation reverted to RML

26.04.81
CF91+
--
--
2RML
 
Q71+
12RM
7RM
--
 
SW41+
15RM
10RM
6RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - CAMDEN TOWN (Sundays) Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Monday-Saturday)
Monday-Saturday extended from Camden Town to Parliament Hill Fields.
Monday-Saturday CF withdrawn. Daily N allocation transferred to SW.

04.09.82
CF91+
10RM
--
4RM
 
Q41+
22RM
17RM
5RM

SW allocation withdrawn. Monday-Friday CF allocation re-introduced.

27.10.84
CF91+
14RM
6RML
3RML
 
Q71+
--
11RM
--
 
WL181+
14RM
--
4RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - - CAMDEN TOWN
Withdrawn between Camden Town & Parliament Hill Fields - this section replaced by revised 53.
Monday-Saturday/Sunday Q allocation transferred to WL.

03.08.85
CF91+
14RM
6RML
3RML
 
WL181+
11RM
11RM
4RM

Saturday only Q allocation - transferred to WL with RM

02.11.85
CF91+
14RM
6RML
3RML
 
Q71+
11RM
16RM
6RM

Walworth closure - allocation transferred to Camberwell (Q)

21.06.86
Q71+
11RM
16RM
6RM
 
SW161+
8RM
--
--

CRYSTAL PALACE - - OXFORD CIRCUS - CAMDEN TOWN (Saturday shopping hours/Sunday)
Withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Camden Town except for Saturday shopping hours and Sunday

07.02.87
Q71+
19RM
16RM
6RM

SW allocation withdrawn

04.04.87
Q71+
19RM
15RM
5RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - - OXFORD CIRCUS
Withdrawn between Oxford Circus & Camden Town.

11.07.87
Q71+
19RM
16RM
8T

Sunday Route converted to OPO operation.

T605

The Titan class reresented here by T605 complete with dot matrix blind which has never been introduced on a large scale in London

This image available on the
Titan download

02.01.93
Q71+
24SP
13SP
10SP

Daily Route converted to OPO operation.

SP8

Optare Spectre SP8 seen here in the morning mist at
Crystal Palace

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

19.02.94
Temporarily reverted to T Operation until 1st April 1994 due to Road works - Spectras (SPs) used on Route 40 instead

NV95

Volvo Olympian - Northern Counties Palatine 1 NV95 at the Oxford Circus stand in Hollies Street standing in for a Titan

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download


05.02.00
BC1+
26TA
18TA
11TA
LOGO CONTRACT REASSIGNED

TA6

TA6 Oxford Circus stand

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

2001 map
Map scanned from April 2001 leaflet
Click map to enlarge
26.02.04
BC1+
25TA
18TA
16TA
LOGO CONTRACT NOVATED TO
TRAVEL LONDON

TA17

TA17 in Travel london livery at Trafalgar Square

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download


10.02.07
BC1+
21TA
18TA
11TA

Contract Renewal

21.05.09
BC1+
22TA
18TA
11TA
logo Now under Abellio London ownership

9746

9746 Crystal Palace

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

11.02.12
QB301+
22E
20E
12E

Contract renewal - allocation moved to Battersea (QB)

 

17.01.15
QB301+
22E
20E
12E

REGENT STREET Conduit Street  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Withdrawn between Conduit Street and Oxford Circus although blinds show PICCADILLY CIRCUS unlike the 15 which used to show REGENT STREET

2432

Hybrid E40H (2432) seen in Cockspur Street - the running number in the windscreen leaves no doubt this is a Battersea (QB) bus

This image available on
Abellio Picture CD

09.02.16
QB301+
22LT
21LT
14LT

Start of conversion to New Routemaster
Running number change

LT603 LT703

LT603 Lambeth Bridge

© Aubrey Morandarte

LT713 Trafalgar Square

© Colin Grafham

11.02.17
QB301+
21LT
19LT
13LT

Contract extended for two years

Operating Garages

N Norwood
Changeover point Herne Hill (Dulwich Road) - garage journeys ran dead from Herne Hill via Route 68 or in service via "The Rosendale"

WL Walworth
Changeover point Kennington

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Kennington

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Kennington

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Camden Gardens stand

BC Beddington
Changeover at Crystal Palace Bus Station

QB Battersea
Changeover at Kennington Church

J Holloway
Changeover at Camden Town stand

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