Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
01.10.50
WD
29RT
20RT
12RT

WANDSWORTH Armoury Way - Battersea - Nine Elms - Vauxhall - Albert Embankment - Westminster Bridge - Victoria Embankment - Norfolk Street - ( Arundel Street southbound ) - Aldwych - Bloomsbury - Old Street - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - HACKNEY Well Street
REPLACEMENT FOR TRAM #31

08.04.51
WD
29RTL
16RTL
12RTL

RT type replaced by RTL. - RT type moved to Thornton Heath for tram replacement duties.

22.10.52
WD
29RTL
15RTL
9RTL

WANDSWORTH - CLERKENWELL GREEN (Suns) - HACKNEY (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn between Clerkenwell Green and Hackney

07.10.53
WD
29RTL
15RTL
--

WANDSWORTH - HACKNEY (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn.

30.04.58
WD
23RTL
13RTL
--
1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
Q
--
8RTL
--
 
WD
19RTL
--
--

Saturday WD allocation transferred to Camberwell (Q)

15.04.59
CT
28RTL
7RTL
4RTL
 
WD
19RTL
9RTL
--

WANDSWORTH (Mon-Sat) - BLOOMSBURY (Suns) - Hackney - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat afternoons)
Mon-Sat extended from Hackney to Leyton Green and further extended Mon-Fri peaks and Sat pm to Downsell Road.
Sunday service re-introduced between Bloomsbury and Leyton Green.
Saturday only Q allocation withdrawn in favour of WD.
These changes were associated with Stage 2 of the trolleybus conversion. program.

14.10.59
CT
29RTL
9RTL
4RTL
 
Q
--
7RTL
--
 
WD
19RTL
--
--

Saturday only Q allocation re-introduced at the expense of WD allocation.

RTL1614

RTL1614 Clapton Garage
Garage stencil plate - upper case blinds set for the short working version between Leyton and Bloomsbury

© Roland Wilcox

01.05.60
CT
29RTL
9RTL
--
 
Q
--
7RTL
--
 
WD
19RTL
--
--

WANDSWORTH - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Rd (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat afts)
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by 170A

12.10.60
CT
28RTL
9RTL
4RTL
 
Q
--
7RTL
--
 
WD
19RTL
--
--

WANDSWORTH (Mon-Sat) - BLOOMSBURY (Suns) - LEYTON GREEN - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat afts)
Sunday service re-introduced between Bloomsbury and Leyton Green.

11.05.61
CT
28RTL
9RTL
--
 
Q
--
7RTL
--
 
WD
19RTL
--
--

WANDSWORTH - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Rd (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat afts)
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by 170A

11.10.61
CT
28RTL
9RTL
2RTL/38A
 
Q
--
7RTL
--
 
WD
19RTL
--
--

WANDSWORTH (Mon-Sat) - BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square (Sun early am) - LEYTON GREEN - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat afts)
Restricted early Sunday service re-introduced between Bloomsbury and Leyton Green.


29.01.64
CT
11RTL
--
2RTL/38A
 
WD
19RTL
--
--

WANDSWORTH (Mon-Fri) - BLOOMSBURY (Sun early am) - LEYTON GREEN - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday service withdrawn - thus Camberwell (Q) allocation withdrawn. Partly replaced by new 253A Finsbury Park to Bloomsbury.

1964 map
Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
31.12.66
CT
17RTL
--
2RTL/38A
 
WD
11RTL
--
--

WANDSWORTH (Mon-Fri) - BLOOMSBURY (Sun early am) - HACKNEY STATION (Mon-Fri) - LEYTON GREEN (Sun early am) - LEYTON Downsell Rd (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Hackney Station and Leyton Green although peak journeys to Downsell Road were retained.

RTL1248

RTL1248 Victoria Embankment

This image availabe on the
RTL download

01.09.67
CT
17RT
--
2RTL/38A
 
WD
11RT
--
--

RTL replaced by RT type. 

23.03.68
CT
20RT
5RT
2RT/38A
 
WD
11RT
--
--

WANDSWORTH (Mon-Fri) - BLOOMSBURY (Sat/Sun early am) - HACKNEY STATION (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON GREEN (Sun early am) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday service re-introduced between Bloomsbury and Hackney to replace withdrawn service 253A.

07.09.68
CT
20RT
5RT
2RT/277
 
WD
12RT
--
--

Sunday service derived now from 277 allocation as 38A withdrawn on this day

1968 ALLOCATION
Taken from September 1968 allocation book
25.10.69
WD
13RT
--
--

WANDSWORTH - BLOOMSBURY (Mon-Fri except evenings) - SHOREDITCH CHURCH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Bloomsbury and Leyton except for peak journeys to Shoreditch Church. Mainly replaced by new 55
Weekend and evening service also withdrawn. CT allocation withdrawn.

170 times 1971
Scanned from 1971 Red Book
24.07.71
WD
11DMS
--
--

WANDSWORTH Armoury Way - Westminster Bridge - Whitehall - Trafalgar Square - ALDWYCH (Mon-Fri) - Kingsway - Holborn - EUSTON STN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to One Person Operation.
Withdrawn between Westminster and Shoreditch via Victoria Embankment  but diverted instead via Whitehall and Strand to ALDWYCH and further extended via service 68 to Euston at peak times.

25.04.81
SW131+
--
7DMS
--
 
WD61+
17DMS
--
--

ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue - Putney Heath - West Hill - Wandsworth - East Hill - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Fri evenings/Sats) - Falcon Road - Battersea - Nine Elms - VAUXHALL STATION (Sat shop hrs) - ALDWYCH (Mon-Fri except evenings) - EUSTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Re-routed between Wandsworth and Battersea via East Hill and Falcon Road.
Extended from Wandsworth to Roehampton via withdrawn 168 to Putney Heath and then former 85A to Danebury Avenue.
Mon-Fri evening service introduced between Roehampton and Clapham Junction and a Saturday shopping service between Roehampton and Vauxhall worked by a new Stockwell (SW) allocation.

DMS1443

DMS1443 Westminster Bridge

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

04.09.82
SW131+
12DMS
9DMS
--

ROEHAMPTON (Mon-Sat) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Sats) - VAUXHALL (Sat shop hrs) - ALDWYCH (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri peak service from Aldwych to Euston withdrawn. Mon-Fri evening service extended from Clapham Junction to Aldwych.
Mon-Fri WD allocation transferred to Stockwell (SW).

During 1984 comparative testing was carried out on this route using Leyland Olympians (L) Volvo Ailsa (V) Dennis Dominator (H) Metrobus Mk !! (M) plus rogue appearances from Leyland National Mk11's intended for service P4

L1 H1

L1 seem to be in the exact spot as the DMS above

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

H1 Dominator Clapham Junction

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

M1442 LS485

M1442 Whitehall

© Bob Mason

LS485 Danebury Avenue

This image available on the
Single Deck download

26.03.88
SW131+
10D
7D
--

ROEHAMPTON (Mon-Sat) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Sats) - VAUXHALL (Mon-Fri evenings /Sat shopping hours) - ALDWYCH (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Mon-Fri evening service withdrawn between Vauxhall and Aldwych.

25.05.91
SW131+
7DR
7DR
5DR

Midibus conversion
ROEHAMPTON - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Daily)
Service withdrawn east of Clapham Junction.

DR49

DR49 Clapham Junction

This image available on the
Single Deck download

04.12.93
AF41+
7DR
7DR
5DR

Allocation transferred from Stockwell to Putney (AF) 

13.09.97
AL101+
8DR
9DR
5DR

Allocation transferred from Putney (AF) to Merton (AL).


02.10.99
AF41+
3DR
--
--
 
AL101+
4DR
10DR
7DR

Putney (AF) allocation added

25.03.00
AF41+
7DR
6DR
5DR
 
AL101+
--
3LDP
3LDP

Weekend Putney (AF) allocation added - and Mon-Fri Merton (AL) allocation withdrawn.

NV175

Golden Jubilee NV175 stands in for a single decker - this was not possible when the route was extended to Victoria

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

14.09.02
AF41+
9DR
8DR
7DR

ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Asda
Weekend Merton (AL) allocation withdrawn in favour of increase at Putney (AF)

Clapham Junction terminal changed to Asda

DRL60

DRL60 seen at the Earl Spencer with the Roehampton flats as a backdrop

This image available on the
Single Deck download

23.11.02
SW71+
9DR
9LDP
7LDP

New contract commenced - AF allocation transferred to SW with LDP type.
LDP type introduced 02.12.02

LDP213

LDP213 St John's Hill

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

16.02.08
SW71+
19LDP
17LDP
11LDP

ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue - VICTORIA
Extended via withdrawn 239 from Clapham Junction to Victoria.

11.12.10
SW71+
19DP/SE
17DP/SE
11DP/SE

Contract renewal

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
12.12.15
SW71+
19SE
17SE
11SE

VICTORIA  -  ROEHAMPTON
Contract extended for two years

SE52

SE52 Falcon Road

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

Operating Garages

CT Clapton
Changeover point outside garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Vauxhall

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Vauxhall
From 02.08 Wilton Road stand.

WD Wandsworth
Changeover point outside garage

AF Putney
Changeover point not known but probably Green Man - Putney Heath
- email me if you know

AL Merton
Changeover point not known.

 

170 times 170 live 170 stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 12.07.17