Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.01.51
BN
3RT
4RT
--
 
CA
7RTL
2RTL
--

EMBANKMENT Horse Guards Avenue - Westminster Bridge  -  Albert Embankment - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - STREATHAM HILL Telford Avenue (MS peaks)
New Tram Replacement Route for Trams 22 &24 - see Route 104

17.10.56
BN
3RT
3RT
--
 
CA
6RTL
--
--

Saturday Clapham (CA) allocation withdrawn.

16.10.57
BN
12RT
--
--

EMBANKMENT Horse Guards Avenue (Mon-Fri peaks) - Parliament Square - Lambeth Bridge - Vauxhall - STOCKWELL STATION - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Pond - St James's Road - ADDISCOMBE Black Horse. (Mon-Fri)
Diverted via Lambeth Bridge instead of Westminster Bridge
Mon-Fri extended from Telford Avenue to Addiscombe
Saturday Route withdrawn although this was mainly covered by Route 50
and Route 159 which was boosted between West Hampstead and Streatham

50 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
BN
12RT
10RT
--

ADDISCOMBE - STOCKWELL -; EMBANKMENT (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday Route re-introduced, which helped to compenasate for the Saturday withdrawal of Route 59A

17.05.63
BN
13RTL
10RTL
--

RT type replaced by RTL.

29.01.64
AK
15RT
13RT
--

VICTORIA - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath - ADDISCOMBE Black Horse ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Vauxhall and Embankment and diverted instead at all times to Victoria.
Allocation transferred from Brixton (BN) to Streatham (AK)

31.12.66
AK
7RT
9RT
--
 
TH
7RT
--
--

ADDISCOMBE - STOCKWELL -; VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Stockwell and Victoria except Mon-Fri peaks.
Mon-Fri Thornton Heath (TH) allocation introduced.

rt4379

RT4379 waits for departure at Vauxhall Bridge Road

This image available on the
RT download

15.06.68
AK
--
9RT
--
 
BN
11RT
--
--

ADDISCOMBE (Sats) - STREATHAM GARAGE (Mon-Fri) - STOCKWELL ( Mon-Sat ) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Streatham Garage and Addiscombe partly replaced by Route 289
Mon-Fri Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn. Mon-Fri Brixton (BN) allocation introduced.

19.07.69
BN
11RT
9RT
--

Saturday only Streatham (AK) allocation transferred to Brixton (BN).

31.10.70
BN
11RT
--
--

STREATHAM GARAGE - STOCKWELL (Mon-Fri) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday Route withdrawn

24.07.71
BN81+
9DMS
9DMS
3DMS

STOCKWELL STATION - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Melfort Road - THORNTON HEATH High Street (Suns) CROYDON Katharine Street ( Mon-Sat )
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.
Withdrawn between Stockwell and Victoria but extended from Streatham to Thornton Heath (Suns) and further extended on Mon-Sat to Croydon.

dms463

DMS463 Streatham Common

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

04.09.82
BN
9DMS
9DMS
--

STOCKWELL - CROYDON ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn.


27.10.84
BN81+
9M
9M
--

DMS type replaced by Metrobuses

07.02.87
AK181+
9M
9M
--

Allocation transferred to Streatham (AK).

14.05.88
AK181+
5L/M
--
--
 
TC171+
6D/L
10D/L
 

STREATHAM GARAGE - Norbury - Melfort Road - Thornton Heath - Croydon - Purley - Coulsdon - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Stockwell and Streatham but extended from Croydon to Old Coulsdon replacing Route 190
Mon-Sat Croydon (TC) allocation introduced. Saturday (AK) allocation withdrawn.

m1093

M1093 Wellesley Road Croydon

This image available on the
Metrobus download

26.11.88
AK181+
--
5L/M
--
 
TC171+
11D/L
6D/L
 

Mon-Fri Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn but introduced on Saturday instead.

28.10.89
AK181+
10L/M
10L/M
--
 
TC171+
1D/L
--
 

Mon-Fri Streatham (AK) allocation re-introduced - and Saturday (TC) withdrawn.

21.07.90
TH101+
10L
10L
6L

STREATHAM St Leonard's Church - OLD COULSDON (Daily)
Sunday Route introduced replacing Route 190.
Streatham (AK) allocation transferred to Thornton Heath (TH)

1990 entry
Taken from 1990 allocation book which is available for sale
04.02.91
TC171+
1D/L
--
--
 
TH101+
10L
10L
6L

SDO Croydon (TC) allocation added


29.06.91
TC171+
1D/L
--
--
 
TH101+
10L
10L
6L

STREATHAM GARAGE - OLD COULSDON
Withdrawn between St Leonards Church and Streatham Garage

L54

L54 outside Streatham Garage where the Routemaster looks out of place

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

09.10.93
TC191+
11L/M
10L/M
10L/M

Thornton Heath (TH) allocation transferred to Croydon (TC).

1997 MAP
EXTRACT FROM LEAFLET DATED 1997

29.08.98
TC191+
6L
7L
4L

STREATHAM GARAGE - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf
Withdrawn between South Croydon and Old Coulsdon - replaced by revised Route 60

30.08.03
TC191+
6M
7M
5M

STREATHAM HILL STATION - CROYDON High Street
Extended from Streatham Garage to Streatham Hill

25.10.03
TC191+
10DW
10DW
7DW

Start of phased low floor double deck introduction

DW14

DW14 at the Croydon stand

 


30.08.08
TC191+
14DW
13DW
8DW

STOCKWELL STATION - Clapham Common Stn - Clapham South - Cavendish Road - Poynders Road - Thornton Road - Thornton Avenue - Streatham Hill Station - Streatham - Norbury - Melfort Road - Thornton Heath - CROYDON High Street
Extended from Streatham Hill Station to Stockwell via Clapham Common replacing Route 255 which was withdrawn on this section.

T65

The new order is shown here by T65
AD Trident Enviro 10.1M at Wellesley Road

This image available on the
Arriva download

 

31.03.12
BN211+
14DW
14DW
8DW

Croydon (CN) garage closure and so part of the shuffle to even up garage allocations in South London the route was transferred to Brixton (BN) - which helped to make up the loss of Route 19 which went to London General (SW)

03.05.14
BN211+
14DW
14DW
8DW

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
29.08.15
BN211+
14DW
14DW
8DW

STOCKWELL  -  CROYDON Town Centre
Contract extended for two years

HV33
HV33 is actually Croydon bound on the South Lambbeth Road
© Ian Armstrong
Current times for Route B12 live 50 stands Tender Specs Route 50 fares

Operating Garages

BN Brixton
Changeover point outside garage.

CA Clapham
Changeover point at garage.

AK Streatham
Changeover point outside garage.

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point outside garage.

TC Croydon
Changeover point at garage