Route History

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Route 40 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
Q
22NS
20NS
14ST
 
G
22NS
21NS
9LT
lt logo WANSTEAD - CAMBERWELL GREEN

WANSTEAD The George,  Wanstead Flats - Forest Gate - Upton Park - Barking Road - Canning Town - Poplar - Limehouse - Commercial Road - Aldgate - Fenchurch Street - London Bridge - Borough High Street - Elephant & Castle - Walworth Road - CAMBERWELL GREEN

Route 40 Central map Route 40 Poplar to Wanstead section
Extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
17.04.35
Q
22NS
20NS
15NS
 
G
22NS
21NS
21NS

HIGH BEACH Kings Oak ( Sundays ) - Epping New Road - Woodford Wells - Woodford - Snaresbrook - WANSTEAD The George ( Mon-Sat ) - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily )
Sunday extended from Wanstead to High Beach
Sunday allocation changed to NS type from both garages

02.10.35
Q
22NS
20NS
13NS
 
G
22NS
21NS
12NS

WANSTEAD The George - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily )
Suspended between Wanstead and High Beach for winter months

08.04.36
Q
22NS
20NS
15NS
 
G
22NS
21NS
21NS

HIGH BEACH Kings Oak ( Sundays ) - - WANSTEAD The George ( Mon-Sat ) - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily )
Sunday extended from Wanstead to High Beach although from 10.05.36 until 09.08.36 buses were curtailed at EPPING FOREST Warren Wood House whilst Road works were being carried out.

07.10.36
Q
22NS
20NS
13NS
 
G
22NS
21NS
13NS

WANSTEAD The George - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily )
Suspended between Wanstead and High Beach for winter months

24.03.37
Q
22NS
20NS
15ST
 
G
22NS
21NS
15STL

HIGH BEACH Kings Oak ( Sundays ) - - WANSTEAD The George ( Mon-Sat ) - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily )
Sunday extended from Wanstead to High Beach
Sunday allocation changed to ST type from Camberwell (Q) and STL from Forest Gate (G)

06.10.37
Q
22STL
20STL
12STL
 
G
22STL
21STL
12STL

WANSTEAD The George - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily )
Suspended between Wanstead and High Beach for winter months
Daily type change to STL

04.05.38
Q
22STL
18STL
16STL
 
G
18STL
19STL
15STL

HIGH BEACH Kings Oak ( Sundays ) - - WANSTEAD The George ( Mon-Sat ) - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily )
Sunday extended from Wanstead to High Beach

12.10.38
Q
24STL
22STL
15STL
 
G
18STL
20STL
10STL

WANSTEAD The George - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily ) - HERNE HILL ( Mon-Sat peak hours )
Suspended between Wanstead and High Beach for winter months
Mon-Sat peaks extended from Camberwell Green to Herne Hill via Denmark Hill

03.05.39
Q
22STL
24STL
16STL
 
G
18STL
20STL
15STL

HIGH BEACH Kings Oak ( Sundays ) - - WANSTEAD The George ( Mon-Sat ) - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily ) - HERNE HILL ( Mon-Sat peak hours )
Sunday extended from Wanstead to High Beach

29.11.39
Q
12STL
12STL
5STL
 
G
13STL
13STL
6STL

FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Daily ) - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily ) - HERNE HILL ( Mon-Sat peak hours )
Withdrawn between Forest Gate Garage and Wanstead / High Beach - this section being covered by Route 5

20.03.40
Q
12STL
12STL
9STL
 
G
13STL
13STL
8STL

WANSTEAD The George ( Suns ) - FOREST GATE GARAGE (Mon-Sat ) - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily ) - HERNE HILL ( Mon-Sat peak hours )
Sunday extended fro Forest Gate to Wanstead

15.05.40
Q
11STL
11STL
9STL
 
G
20STL
13STL
8STL
 
U
--
7LT
--

WANSTEAD The George - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily ) - HERNE HILL ( Mon-Sat peak hours )
Mon-Sat reintroduced between Forest Gate and Wanstead
Saturday only Upton Park (U) allocation introduced

20.11.40
Q
11STL
11STL
8STL
 
G
19STL
12STL
9STL
 
U
--
5PROV
--

Upton Park (U) allocation now Provincial type

02.04.41
Q
11STL
11STL
9STL
 
G
19STL
12STL
8STL
 
U
--
5LT
--

Upton Park (U) allocation reverted to LT type

30.04.41
Q
11STL
11STL
9STL
 
G
18STL
17STL
8STL

Saturday only U allocation transferred to Forest Gate

05.07.44
Q
13STL
12STL
7STL
 
G
18STL
16STL
13STL
     
+ 1 /25B
+ 1 / 25B

WANSTEAD Woodbine Place - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Daily ) - HERNE HILL ( Mon-Sat peak hours )
Wanstead terminal changed from The George to Woodbine Place

17.04.46
Q
16STL
15STL
--
 
U
16LT
16LT
10LT
     
+ 4 / 175
 
 
C
--
--
10STL

Sunday Q allocation allocation withdrawn
Daily Forest Gate (G) allocation transferred to Upton Park (U)
Sunday only Poplar (C) allocation introduced

13.04.49
Q
16STL
17STL
--
 
U
18LT
14LT
20LT
     
+ 3 / 175
 

Sunday only (C) allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

31.05.50
Q
18RTL
17RTL
--
 
U
9RT/9STL
14RT
13RT/7STL

Sunday Q allocation withdrawn and new types introduced.

18.05.51
Q
18RTL
17RTL
--
 
U
18RT
17RT
20RT

Upton Park (U) type change.

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26.11.58
N
--
--
12RT
 
Q
17RTL
11RTL
--
 
U
15RT
13RT
10RT

WANSTEAD - CAMBERWELL GREEN (Mon-Sat) - HERNE HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - Tulse Hill Stn - West Norwood - Crown Point - Beaulah Hill - South Norwood Hill - NORWOOD JUNCTION (Sundays)
Saturday withdrawn between Camberwell Green and Herne Hill but extended on Sundays from Camberwell Green to Norwood Junction via withdrawn 196.

03.02.60
N
--
--
12RT
 
Q
17RTL
11RTL
--
 
U
19RT
--
10RT
 
WH
--
18RT
--

Saturday West Ham (WH) allocation added.


12.10.60
C
8RTL
--
--
 
N
--
--
10RT
 
Q
9RTL
11RTL
--
 
U
19RT
--
12RT
 
WH
--
18RT
--

This was a change to replace work at Athol Street (C) lost by splitting the Route 108 Route and involved Catford - New Cross - Camberwell and Athol Street. This was unusual also in having 5 operating garages involved with one route

10.05.61
N
--
--
10RT
 
PR
8RTL
--
--
 
Q
9RTL
11RTL
--
 
U
19RT
--
12RT
 
WH
--
18RT
--

Athol Street (C) closed - allocation transferred to Poplar (PR)

03.01.62
N
--
--
10RT
 
PR
8RTL
--
--
 
Q
9RTL
11RTL
--
 
U
19RT
--
12RT
 
WH
--
18RTL
--

 West Ham (WH) allocation replaced by RTL

08.05.63
PR
8RTL
--
--
 
Q
9RTL
13RTL
7RTL
 
U
19RT
--
15RT
 
WH
--
19RTL
--

 Sunday only Norwood (N) allocation replaced by increased Upton Park (U) and new Camberwell (Q).

RTL1597

RTL1597 Barking Road

This image available on the
RTL CD

27.01.65
PR
13RM
--
--
 
Q
--
--
6RM
 
U
--
--
16RM
 
WH
--
16RTL
--

NORWOOD JUNCTION (Suns) - HERNE HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) -  LONDON BRIDGE (Sat am) - ALDGATE (Mon-Fri/Sat pm) - WANSTEAD FLATS (Mon-Fri) - WANSTEAD (Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Wanstead Flats and Wanstead replaced by revised 162 Route. 
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Aldgate and Camberwell Green except for rush hour journeys to Herne Hill - withdrawn section replaced by Route 40A
Sat withdrawn between Aldgate and Camberwell Green except for morning Route to London Bridge - replaced by Route 40B
Mon-Fri Camberwell and Upton Park allocations withdrawn.
Sat Camberwell allocation transferred to Route 40B

10.07.66
PR
13RM
--
--
 
Q
--
--
6RM
 
U
--
--
16RML
 
WH
--
13RM
--

Upton Park RM's replaced by RML and West Ham RTL's replaced by RM.

07.09.68
Q
--
--
7RM
 
U
--
--
12RML
 
WH
11RM
11RM
--


Mon-Fri Poplar (PR) allocation transferred to West Ham (WH)

26.10.68
PR
11RM
11RM
--
 
Q
--
--
7RM
 
U
-
--
12RML

Mon-Fri West Ham (WH) allocation transferred to Poplar (PR).

18.04.70
PR
--
9RM
10RM
 
Q
--
7RM/2RT
7RM

EAST HAM White Horse (Sat aft) - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel (Sat /Sun) - CAMBERWELL GREEN (Sat) - HERNE HILL (Sat afternoons) - NORWOOD JUNCTION (Suns)
Mon-Fri withdrawn replaced by increased Route on 40A
Sat withdrawn between Upton Park and Wanstead and diverted instead afts to EAST HAM White Horse
Sun withdrawn between Poplar and Wanstead.
Sat Q allocation introduced to replace 40A allocation.

RM242

RM242 blinded for a Sunday working but on this occasion working to Herne Hill

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

13.06.70
PR
--
9RM
10RM
 
Q
--
9RM
7RM

RT type withdrawn.

RT459

RT459 must be subbing for an RM - seen here at the Poplar stand blinded up for a Norwood Junction journey

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

05.01.74
PR
--
3RM
5RM
 
Q
--
10RM
5RM

NORWOOD GARAGE (1000 - 1400) - HERNE HILL (Suns) - HERNE HILL (Sat afts) - CAMBERWELL GREEN (Sat) - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel (Sat /Sun) - EAST HAM White Horse (Sat aft)
Sunday withdrawn between Herne Hill and Norwood Junction except for restricted Route to Norwood Garage.


03.08.75
PR
--
3RM
5RM
 
Q
--
10DM
6DM

Camberwell (Q) converted from RM to Daimler (DM)

22.04.78
PR31+
18RM
5RM
6RM
 
Q81+
5RM
5DM
3DM

 HERNE HILL - POPLAR - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Poplar and East Ham and between Herne Hill and Norwood Garage. Mon-Fri peaks extended from Poplar to North Woolwich via withdrawn 40A.

25.04.81
PR31+
18RM
11RM
10RM

Camberwell (Q) allocation withdrawn.
24.04.82
PR31+
20RM
11RM
10RM

HERNE HILL - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel
Withdrawn between Poplar and North Woolwich

09.06.84
PR31+
18Tc
8Tc
9Tc

 RM replaced by Crew Titans.

T847

T847 clearly shows the "Pay Conductor" symbol on the front when crossing London Bridge

This image available on the
Titan download

02.11.85
Q91+
14T
9T
7T

Converted to One Person Operation
Poplar (PR) closes - allocation transferred to Camberwell (Q).

26.03.88
Q91+
14T
9T
7T

HERNE HILL - ALDGATE (evgs) - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel (evenings excepted)
Withdrawn between Aldgate and Poplar evenings.

01.04.89
Q91+
14T
9T
7T
lc logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off.

13.07.91
Q91+
13T
7T
5T

 HERNE HILL - ALDGATE (Mon-Fri eves/Sat/Sun) - POPLAR (Mon-Fri except eves)
Sat and Sun evenings withdrawn between Aldgate and Poplar.

23.11.91
Q91+
14T
7T
5T

HERNE HILL - ALDGATE (Mon-Fri eves/Sat/Sun) Limehouse - Westferry Road - CANARY WHARF (Mon-Fri except eves)
Mon-Fri Route diverted at Limehouse to Canary Wharf.

09.05.92
Q91+
14T
7T
5T

 HERNE HILL - ALDGATE (Mon-Fri eves/Sat/Sun) Stepney - Limehouse - Westferry Road - Canary Wharf - Trafalgar Way - POPLAR Bazely Street (Mon-Fri except eves)
Mon-Fri extended from Canary Wharf to Poplar

05.09.92
Q91+
14T
7T
5T

HERNE HILL - ALDGATE (Mon-Fri eves/Sat/Sun) Limehouse - East India Dock Road - POPLAR (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Mon-Fri reverted to direct routeing via East India Dock Road instead of Canary Wharf.

SP3

Prior to taking up service on Route 3 these DAF Optare Spectras were used on other double deck routes at Camberwell - SP3 is such an example at the Poplar stand

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

25.09.93
Q91+
14T
7T
5T

HERNE HILL - ALDGATE (Mon-Fri eves/Sat/Sun) - BLACKWALL DLR STATION (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Extended in Poplar to Blackwall DLR Station.

12.03.94
Q91+
15T
7T
5T

DULWICH Plough - ALDGATE (Mon-Fri eves/Sat/Sun) East India Dock Road - Poplar High Street - Blackwall Way - Ditchburn Street - BLACKWALL DLR STN (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Diverted at Camberwell Green to Dulwich via Goose Green.


26.04.97
Q91+
16NV
7NV
5NV

New contract commenced and NV type introduced.

AVL22

AVL22 Minories Bus Station

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

NV49 approaching Aldgate Bus Station

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download


20.09.99
Q91+
12NV
7NV
5NV

ALDGATE - DULWICH LIBRARY
Withdrawn between Aldgate and Blackwall Station.

T1102

T1102 subs for an NV - this particular example has the dot matrix blind fitted which is an unusual feature in London

This image available on the
Titan download

07.02
Q91+
16PVL
9PVL
7PVL

Converted to low floor double deck operation.

PVL161

PVL161 Minories Bus Station

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

WVL234

Usually found on Route 68 - WVL234 is seen here in Dulwich

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download


02.05.09
WL341+
16ED
11ED
7ED
tl logo Contract reassigned to Travel London
9442

9442 Travel London livery at Dulwich

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

21.05.09
WL341+
16ED
11ED
7ED
logo Service now under contract with Abellio
02.09.13
WL341+

New schedule - working timetables shown

03.05.14
WL341+
18ED
12ED
8ED

Contract extended for two years

2014 map Camberwell to Dulwich
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
30.04.16
Q431+
19EH/MHV
14EH/MHV
9EH/MHV
CONTRACT REASSIGNED

Re-routed via Gracechurch Street - Fenchurch Street - Aldgate - Aldgate High Street and St Botolph Street in both directions following the completion of Aldgate Gyratory removal works.

MH58 mhv7
EH58 London Bridge
MHV7 London Bridge
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© Jeff Lloyd

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Operating Garages

N Norwood
Changeover point at garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point at Denmark Hill
From 2016 Camberwell Green West Side

PR Poplar
Changeover point at Aberfeldy Street

C Athol Street - Poplar
Changeover point at Aberfeldy Street

WH West Ham
Changeover point at Greengate

U Upton Park
Changeover point at Boleyn

WL Walworth ( Travel London/Abellio )
Changeover point at Camberwell Road/ Nags Head