Route History

57 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.01.51
BN
14RT
16RT
15RT
roundel This Route was introduced as part of the tram replacement program replacing trams 8 & 20.

TOOTING BROADWAY - Southcroft Road - Streatham - Brixton - Stockwell - Vauxhall - VICTORIA

1952 map

Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

30.04.58
BN
14RT
16RT
9RT
1958 times

The last timetable before the severe cuts in August

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

20.08.58
BN
7RT
8RT
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - VICTORIA (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday Route withdrawn.

17.05.63
BN
7RTL
7RTL
--

RTL type displaced from Mortlake replace RT's

rtl1556

RTL1556 seen before the July 64 changes

This image availabe on the
RTL download

29.01.64
AL
11RT
10RT
--

KINGSTON - Norbiton - Combe Lane - Copse Hill - Raynes Park - Worple Road - Wimbledon - Merton Tooting Broadway - STREATHAM Telford Avenue (Monday-Saturday) - Brixton - STOCKWELL (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shopping hours)
Extended from Tooting to Kingston and withdrawn between Stockwell and Victoria.
BN allocation transferred to Merton (AL) thus type change back to RT.

1964 map

Extracted from 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

31.12.66
AL
8RT
7RT
--

KINGSTON - STREATHAM Thrale Hall Hotel(Monday-Saturday)
Withdrawn between Streatham and Stockwell.

17.06.67
AL
9RT
7RT
--

KINGSTON - BRIXTON GARAGE (Monday-Saturday)
Extended from Streatham to Brixton Garage.

RT2836

RT2836 Kingston Hill

© Jim Blake

18.09.71
AL
9SMS
8SMS
--


Converted from RT to SMS (OPO) operation.

13.11.77
AL121+
9DMS
8DMS
--

Converted from SMS to DMS dd operation.

DMS632

DMS632 Raynes Park

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

09.09.82
AL291+
8DMS
7DMS
5LS
--

Saturday LS operation introduced.

LS58

LS58 seen in Mitcham Lane

© J G S Smith

03.08.85
AL291+
8D
12D
--

LS operation withdrawn.

02.09.89
NB141+
16M
10M
--

Route transferred from AL to NB.

07.09.91
FW51+
16M
14M
--

NB allocation transferred to FW.

05.09.92
LC
18dd
14dd
6dd

STREATHAM HILL Atkins Road (Monday-Saturday) - TOOTING BROADWAY (Sundays) - KINGSTON
FW transferred to London & Country operating from Leatherhead and Croydon. Sunday Route introduced.

lc609

Dennis Dominator 609 Brook Street

This image available on the
Arriva download

04.09.94
CR/LH
18dd
17dd
11dd

KINGSTON & STREATHAM HILL Atkins Road
Sunday Route extended from Tooting to Streatham

28.06.97
K401+
19M
18M
9M

Contract reassigned from London & Country to London United (Westlink) at Kingston Garage.

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m813

M813 ’Centre Court ’ Shopping Centre in Wimbledon.

This image available on the
Metrobus download

01.06.98
K401+
19VA
18VA
9VA

M type replaced by new VA vehicles.

03.11.01
TV801+
19VA
18VA
10VA

Kingston (K) closure - allocation moved to a new base at Tolworth (TV)

VA23

Route Branded VA23 Tooting
April 2002

This image available on the
Transdev download

16.11.02
TV801+
22TA/VA
22TA/VA
13TAVA

PVR increase as a reliability measure.

04.01.03
TV801+
25TA
25TA
16TA

Frequency increase and now totally TA.

04.04.06
TV801+
25TA
25TA
16TA
LOGO LONDON UNITED logo replaced by Transdev

30.06.07
TV201+
25TA
25TA
16TA
Night Service
TV231+
4TA
4TA
4TA

All night Route commenced.

04.07.09
TV201+
25TA
25TA
16TA
Night Service
TV231+
4TA
4TA
4TA
LOGO Contract renewal
TA283

TA283 Raynes Park

This image available on the
Transdev download

03.03.11
TV201+
25TA
25TA
16TA
Night Service
TV231+
4TA
4TA
4TA
RATP LOGO TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP
TA246

TA246 Tooting Broadway

This image available on the
Transdev download

05.07.14
TV201+
26VLE
26VLE
16VLE
Night Service
TV231+
4VLE
4VLE
4VLE
RATP LOGO Contract extended for two years

02.07.16
AL1+
27E
26E
17E
Night Service
AL401+
5E
5E
4E
LOGO Contract reassigned

Allocation moved to Merton
To make room at Merton the 77 moved to Stockwell (SW) , 337 moved from SW to Putney (AF) which had room because of the 85 departure to Tolworth (TV)  which completed the circle

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Operating Garages

BN Brixton
Changeover point outside garage

AL Merton
Changeover point outside garage
FROM JUNE 2016 Merton Abbey Sainsbury's

NB Norbiton
Changeover point outside garage

FW Fulwell
Changeover point Kingston

K Kingston
Changeover point outside garage

TV Tolworth
Changeover point Kingston

CR Croydon
Changeover point from CR- changeover via ferry bus/car @ Atkins Road

LH Leatherhead
Changeover point Kingston,

Stands,Turning Points  and garage journeys

Tender specs

Live 57

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

© Ian Armstrong 2016
Date of edit   Saturday, 23.07.16