Route History

Fares

22.10.52
AM
27RTL
20RTL
10RTL
 
P
34RT
29RT
9RT

CAMDEN TOWN - Gt Portland Street - Oxford Circus - Charing Cross - Westminster - Elephant - Old Kent Road - New Cross, Deptford Broadway - Blackheath - Charlton - Woolwich - PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat ) - PLUMSTEAD GARAGE (Suns)
Renumbered from 53A.

RTL460

RTL460 seen on 2nd July 1953

© Alan B Cross

04.05.55
AM
26RT
20RT
15RT
 
P
30RT
27RT
4RT

RTL type at AM replaced by RT.

17.10.56
AM
25RT
16RT
14RT
 
P
30RT
26RT
7RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat ) - Wickham Lane - King Harolds Way - Bedonwell Road - Carlton Road - ERITH  (Suns)
Sunday extended from Plumstead Garage via 122A to Erith.

30.04.58
AM
24RT
16RT
24RT
times below
P
30RT+
26RT
13RT
    1RT/13    

53 times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

26.11.58
AM
22RT
17RT
7RT
 
NX
29RT
25RT
13RT

Old Kent Road (P) closure - allocation transferred to New Cross (NX)

RT2048

RT2048 is seen in
Great Portland Street - note the UPPER CASE blind

This image available on the
RT download

08.05.63
AM
23RT
19RT
6RT
 
NX
29RT
20RT
11RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat ) - PLUMSTEAD GARAGE (Suns)
Withdrawn between Plumstead Garage and Erith - 122A re-introduced.

01.07.64
AM
16RT
9RT
--
 
NX
36RT
29RT
16RT

Sunday Plumstead (AM) allocation withdrawn.

23.01.66
AM
16RT
11RT
8RT
 
NX
36RT
23RT
11RT

Sunday Plumstead (AM) re-introduced.

01.07.67
AM
15RM
10RM
8RM
 
NX
34RT
19RT
10RT

Plumstead (AM) allocation converted to Routemaster operation.

01.09.67
AM
15RM
10RM
8RM
 
NX
34RM
19RM
10RM

New Cross (NX) allocation converted to Routemaster operation.

23.08.69
AM
8RM
--
7RM
 
NX
41RM
26RM
10RM

Saturday Plumstead (AM) allocation withdrawn.

24.01.70
NX
49RM
26RM
17RM

Plumstead (AM) allocation withdrawn.


08.01.77
NX1+
48MD
23MD
16MD

Scania double deck replace RM type.
Rerouted in Blackheath

MD144

MD144 seen in New Kent Road ?

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

31.10.81
NX1+
48RM
23RM
16RM

CAMDEN TOWN - PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat ) - PLUMSTEAD STN (Suns)
Sunday Route diverted at Plumstead Common to new PD garage.
MD type replaced by RM
- MD'S were transferred to Plumstead (AM)

RM1592
 
 
27.10.84
NX1+
43RM
25RM
14RM

PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (MS,) Kentish Town - CAMDEN TOWN (Suns) - PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat ) - PLUMSTEAD STATION (Suns)
MS extended from Camden Town to Parliament Hill Fields replacing withdrawn section of Route 3.

RM1758

RM1758 loads in General Gordon Place - Woolwich

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Nostalgia download

03.08.85
NX1+
30RM
15RM
13RM
 
PD241+
13RM
10RM
6RM

Daily Plumstead (PD) allocation added.

04.04.87
NX1+
24RM
17RM
11RM
 
PD241+
14RM
8RM
5RM

OXFORD CIRCUS - PLUMSTEAD COMMON - PLUMSTEAD STN (garage jnys)
Withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Parliament Hill Fields - this section replaced by new minibus Route C2 -


16.01.88
NX1+
17T
20T
13T
 
PD241+
28L
10L
6L

Converted to double deck one person operation.

19.11.88
NX1+
7T
12T
--
 
PD241+
38L
23L
26L

Sunday New Cross (NX) allocation withdrawn.

T739

T739 outside Canada House

This image available on the
Titan download

27.04.91
NX1+
--
11T
--
 
PD241+
48L
23L
26L

Mon-Fri New Cross (NX) allocation withdrawn.

19.06.93
PD241+
42L
27L
18L

New Cross (NX) allocation withdrawn.

1998
PD241+
45VN
27VN
24VN

Vehicle type change to Volvo

VN113

VN113 Trafalgar Square

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Stagecoach  download

2001
PD241+
49TA
27TA
24TA

Converted to low floor double deck operation.

17875

Trident 17835 seen in the corridor of power - still with the unique ultimate destination which was later to become a plain Plumstead Station

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

01.07.02
PD241+
49TA
27TA
24TA
 
BT
M
--
--

Mon-Fri additional peak Route introduced between Elephant & Castle and New Cross Sainsbury's worked by Titans from Blue Triangle

M27

M27 (Blue Triangle) helps out
New Kent Road - Blue Triangle's impeccable eye to detail has failed here on the intermediate blind

This image available on the
Metrobus download

15.02.03
PD241+
32TA
27TA
17TA

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - PLUMSTEAD COMMON - PLUMSTEAD STATION (garage jnys)
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Oxford Circus - replaced by new bendy bus Route 453

29.07.06
PD241+
27TA
27TA
17TA
Contract renewal
30.07.11
PD241+
27E
27E
17E
Night service
PD301+
7E
7E
7E

Contract renewal with new Enviro buses

19822 15046
Trident Enviro 19822 Thomas Street Woolwich
Scania Omnicity 15036 Woolwich Arsenal Station
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Stagecoach  download

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Operating Garages

AM Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

NX New Cross
Changeover point at garage

P Old Kent Road
Changeover point at garage

Current stands and turning points

Tender specs