Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
01.10.50
WD
25RT
27RT
18RT


LONDON BRIDGE STATION - Southwark Bridge Road - St Georges Circus - Vauxhall - Nine Elms Lane - Battersea - Wandsworth - Earlsfield - Tooting - MITCHAM Three Kings
New Route replacing Tram #12 and Trolleybus Route 612

08.04.51
WD
27RTL
27RTL
18RTL

RT allocation converted to RTL - the RT stock moving to Thornton Heath (TH) for tram replacement

05.02.52
WD
25RTL
27RTL
18RTL

LONDON BRIDGE - MITCHAM Cricketers
The stand at Mitcham changed from Three Kings to Cricketers.

1953 times
Taken from 1953 Red Book
30.04.58
WD
22RTL+
26RTL
10RTL
    1RTL/170    

1958 map

Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

44 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
WD
20RTL
24RTL
12RTL

LONDON BRIDGE - MITCHAM (Monday-Saturday) - Hackbridge Corner - Carshalton Station - WALLINGTON (Sundays)
Sunday extended from Tooting to Wallington replacing withdrawn section of Route 77B

rtl598

RTL598 London Bridge stand

This image availabe with the RT.RTL.RTW download on the Bus Photos page

09.10.63
WD
20RTL
24RTL
14RTL

POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel (Sundays) - Limehouse - Stepney - Aldgate - LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Saturday) - MITCHAM (Monday-Saturday) - WALLINGTON (Sundays)
Sunday extended from London Bridge to Blackwall Tunnel


18.11.64
WD
20RTL
24RTL
14RTL

POPLAR (Sundays) - LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Saturday) - MITCHAM
Sunday projection from Mitcham to Wallington withdrawn - replaced by Route 115A

01.10.66
WD
20RT
24RT
14RT

RTL allocation replaced by RT.

31.12.66
WD
20RT
21RT
11RT

MITCHAM - LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Saturday/Sunday evenings) - POPLAR (Sundays except evenings)
Sunday evenings withdrawn between London Bridge and Poplar

28.10.67
WD
21RT
21RT
11RT

MITCHAM - LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Saturday) - POPLAR (Sunday market hours)
Sunday projection to Poplar restricted to market hours only

16.01.71
WD
21RT
14RT
9RT

MITCHAM - LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Saturday) - ALDGATE (Sunday market hours)
Withdrawn between Aldgate & Poplar.

rt1978

RT1978 Aldgate Bus Station stand

This image available with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

17.06.72
WD
22DMS
14DMS
9DMS

Converted to OPO operation.

31.03.79
SW81+
7DMS
7DMS
2DMS
 
WD31+
15DMS
7DMS
7DMS

SW allocation introduced.

25.04.81
SW81+
7DMS
--
3DMS
 
WD31+
15DMS
13DMS
5DMS

Saturday SW allocation withdrawn.

04.09.82
SW81+
--
--
3DMS
 
WD31+
20DMS
12DMS
5DMS

Monday-Friday SW allocation withdrawn.

11.07.87
A141+
--
--
8D
 
AL261+
17D
12D
8D

WD garage closed - allocation transferred to A (Sun) AL (Daily)

26.11.88
AL261+
17D
12D
14D

ALDGATE (Suns market hours)- LONDON BRIDGE (Monday-Saturday/Sun pm) - MITCHAM Cricketers (Monday-Saturday) - SUTTON STATION (Sundays)
Sunday extended from Mitcham to Sutton replacing Route 280 which was withdrawn on this day

DMS

DMS714 (AL) London Bridge - it is odd that the Sutton allocation was withdrawn when the route was extended to Sutton

This image available with the
Nostalgia 2 download

25.05.91
AL261+
11M
11M
8M

VAUXHALL - TOOTING STATION Longley Road
Vauxhall to London Bridge replaced by Route 344 London Bridge & Clapham Junction.

m331

M331 Longley Road stand

This image available with the
Metrobus download

22.07.00
AL261+
14PVL
15PVL
10PVL

Converted to low floor dd.


03.06.06
AL261+
14PVL
15PVL
10PVL

Contract renewal with London General

11.11.06
AL261+
16PVL
15PVL
12PVL

VICTORIA STATION - Buckingham Palace Road - Ebury Bridge Road - Chelsea Bridge Road - Queenstown Road - Battersea Park Road - Battersea - Wandsworth - Earlsfield - TOOTING STATION
Rerouted at Battersea via Chelsea Bridge to Victoria.

PVL85

PVL85 about to cross Chelsea Bridge

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

04.06.11
AL261+
16PVL
15PVL
12PVL

Contract extended for two years

WVL75

WVL75 Tooting Broadway

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

01.06.13
AL261+
16PVL
15PVL
12PVL

Contract renewal for 5 years

Go Ahead London General WHV100 (BD65EWX) on Route 44 

A new look for Route 44 in the form of WHV100

Taken from Flickr

London Bus Routes: Route 44: Tooting Station - Victoria &emdash; Route 44, Go Ahead London, DOE54, LX09AYE, Victoria 

DOE54 seen at Victoria

© Brian Creasey

02.06.18
AL261+
20WSD
16WSD
10WSD

Contract renewal with new buses

WSD10

The new order is represented here by WSD10 performing a short working journey at Battersea

© London Bus Explorer

 


2018 map
Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Sutton Green

SW Stockwell
Changeover at VAUXHALL STATION

WD Wandsworth
Changeover outside garage

AL Merton
Changeover at TOOTING BROADWAY

44 times 44 live 44 stands 44 Tender Specs