Route History

75 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
TC
14ST
18ST
12ST
 
TL
14ST
16ST
18ST

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - Charlton - Blackheath - Lee Green - Holmlacy Road - Manor Lane - St Mildreds Road - Brownhill Road - Catford - Perry Hill - Sydenham - Penge - Anerly - Norwood Junction - Selhurst Road - West Croydon - Croydon - South Croydon - Purley - Kenley - Whytleafe - CATERHAM VALLEY

1934 map

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

04.05.38
TC
14ST
18ST
15ST
 
TL
14ST
16ST
15ST

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - Charlton - Blackheath - Lee Green - Burnt Ash Road - St Mildreds Road - Brownhill Road - Catford - Perry Hill - Sydenham - Penge - Anerly - Norwood Junction - Selhurst Road - West Croydon - Croydon - South Croydon - Purley - Kenley - Whytleafe - CATERHAM VALLEY
Diverted in Lee direct via Burnt Ash Road instead of Holmlacy Road

29.11.39
TL
21STL
21STL
21STL

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - WEST CROYDON
Withdrawn between West Croydon and Caterham Valley - this section replaced by revised Route 197

1939 map

Extracted from 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

13.04.49
TL
25STL
6ST
24STL
8ST
9STL
16RT

RT type introduced on Sundays

14.01.50
TL
31STL+
32RT
24RT
    1RT/1    

RT type introduced on Saturdays.


03.05.50
TL
31RT
32RT
24RT

RT type introduced on Mon-Fri.


02.05.51
ED
--
7RT
--
 
TL
31RT
25RT
24RT

Saturday only Elmers end (ED) allocation introduced.

30.04.58
ED
--
7RT
--
 
TL
28RT
20RT
24RT

75 map 1958
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
12.10.60
ED
--
9RT
--
 
TL
29RT
18RT
13RT

WOOLWICH
Free Ferry - Charlton - Blackheath - Lee Green - Catford - Perry Hill - Sydenham - Penge - Anerly - Norwood Junction - Selhurst Road - WEST CROYDON STN (Sat-Sun) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri daytime extended from West Croydon to South Croydon Garage.


10.10.62
ED
--
9RT
--
 
TL
29RT
18RT
12RT

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) Charlton - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - Lee Green - Catford - Perry Hill - Sydenham - Penge - Anerly - Norwood Junction - Selhurst Road - WEST CROYDON STN (Sat-Sun) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Mon-Fri)
Sunday withdrawn between Blackheath and Woolwich.


27.02.63
ED
--
8RT
--
 
TL
28RT
17RT
13RT

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) Charlton - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - Lee Green - Catford - Perry Hill - Sydenham - Penge - Anerly - Norwood Junction - Selhurst Road - WEST CROYDON STN

29.01.64
TL
28RT
25RT
13RT

Elmers End (ED) allocation withdrawn - a new allocation on Route 157 filled the gap.

RT799

RT799 West Croydon

© Paul Davis


06.09.69
TL
25RT
20RT
7RM

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - -NORWOOD JUNCTION (Suns) - WEST CROYDON STN (Mon-Sat - Sun am jnys)
Sun withdrawn between Norwood Junction and West Croydon except for a few early journeys - RM allocation added on this day.

RM630

RM630 seen on a Sunday duty at the stand Norwood Junction

Photographer unknown

26.02.77
TL
21DMS
14DMS
7DMS

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Sunday Route extended from Norwood Junction to West Croydon
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.

DMS386

DMS386 heading to Catford Rushey Green was taken in Brownhill Road immediately east of the Wellmeadow Road junction so the bus is just pulling away from the WB Verdant Lane stop

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

25.07.83
TL
21T
14T
6T

Converted from Daimler to Leyland Titan operation.

27.04.85
ED
--
--
4D
 
TL
17T
11T
--

Sunday only Elmers End (ED) allocation introduced.

25.10.86
TC
--
--
4D
 
TL
17T
11T
--

Sunday only Elmers End (ED) allocation transferred to Croydon (TC). (garage closure)

13.08.88
TC
--
--
4D/L
 
TL
12T
12T
--

Leyland Olympian operation commenced at Croydon

04.03.89
TL31+
12T
12T
4T

Sunday only Croydon (TC) allocation transferred to Catford (TL)

T1081

T1081 Lee

This image available on the
Titan download

27.07.91
TL31+
10T
10T
4T

BLACKHEATH - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Withdrawn between Blackheath and Woolwich.

09.11.91
TL31+
8T
11T
3MW/SR

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - Sydenham - Mayow Road - Woolstone Road - Catford - LEWISHAM -: Brookmill Road - Deptford - SURREY QUAYS STN (Sat shopping hours)
Diverted in Sydenham via Mayow Road and Woolstone Road instead of Bell Green and Perry Hill and also re-routed at Catford via Route 1 to Lewisham and further extended Saturday shopping hours to Surrey Quays via Route 47.
Minibus operation on Sunday.

24.07.93
TL31+
9T
11T
4LA

Minibus operation on Sunday withdrawn in favour of big bus single deck operation.

LS113

LS113 subs for the normal type - note the blind and board in the windscreen conflict - a sign that standards in the eighties were slipping, Obviously no displays were available on the LS for Route 75 but it would just a few turns to change blind to blank.

This image available on the
Single Deck download

12.02.94
TL31+
9T
9T
4LA

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LEWISHAM
Withdrawn between Lewisham and Surrey Quays.

LA14

LA14 seen at Lewisham Bus Station

This image available on the
Single Deck download

12.03.94
TL31+
10LA
9LA
5LA

Daily converted to single deck operation.

LV7

LV7 Lewisham

This image available on the
Single Deck download

19.08.95
TL31+
10L/T
9L/T
5L/Y

Daily reverted to double deck operation.

11.97
TL31+
10VN
9VN
5VN

Converted to VN operation.

VN86

VN86 Lewisham Bus Station

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

09.02.02
TL31+
13TAS
13TAS
8TAS

CROYDON Fairfield Halls - LEWISHAM
Extended from West Croydon to CROYDON Fairfield Halls
24hr Route introduced but numbered N75

75 map
20.03.04
TL31+
13TAS
13TAS
8TAS
Night Route
TL61+
3TAS
3TAS
3TAS

N75 renumbered 75 - thus now 24 hour Route

17582

Trident 17582 Lewisham Bus Station

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

25.04.09
C351+
    1SC/127 pm    

Contract transferred to Metrobus (C) - Night service withdrawn

872

Scania 872 Lewisham

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download


26.04.14
TL31+
13TEH
13TEH
8TEH
  TB 1TE/208    

Contract reassigned to Stagecoach Selkent (TL) + One journey off Route 208 from Bromley (TB)
Note running number sequence remained the same as before

75 times

Operating Garages

TL Catford
Changeover point Catford Town Hall

ED Elmers End
Changeover point Robin Hood - Anerly

TC Croydon
Changeover point at garage.

C Croydon
Changeover point at Fairfield Halls stand

Current stands and turning points