Route History

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171 fares

07.04.52
J
5RT
5RT
--
 
SW
25RTL
22RTL
14RTL


NORWOOD GARAGE
(Suns) WEST NORWOOD Thurlow Arms (Mon-Sat) Herne Hill - Brixton - Kennington - Westminster Bridge - Victoria Embankment - Aldwych - Kingsway - Bloomsbury - Islington - Essex Road - Newington Green - Manor House - Harringay. St Anns Road - Black Boy Lane - Philip Lane - Tottenham High Road - TOTTENHAM Bruce Grove
This was a tram replacement route replacing #33



16.10.57
J
6RT
6RT
--
 
PM
--
--
10RT
 
WL
25RTL
22RTL
6RTL

FOREST HILL - Brockley - New Cross - Peckham - Camberwell - Elephant & Castle - Westminster Bridge - Victoria Embankment - Aldwych - Kingsway - Bloomsbury - Islington - Newington Green - Manor House - Harringay - TOTTENHAM Bruce Grove
Southern section swapped with service 172 and diverted to Forest Hill instead of West Norwood.
Stockwell (SW) allocation transferred to Peckham (PM) and Walworth (WL)

171 TIMES 1958
The above timetable has been extracted from the 1958 Red Book which is available for sale
This book shows all the first and last times of Central Buses - Trolleybuses and Green Line ( full timetables ) current at 30th April 1958 prior to the heavy cuts in November 1958
20.08.58
J
6RT
5RT
--
 
PM
--
--
7RT
 
WL
24RTL
15RTL
8RTL

FOREST HILL - Brockley - New Cross - Peckham - Camberwell - Elephant - Waterloo Bridge - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Chancery Lane - High Holborn - Grays Inn Road - Rosebery Avenue - Islington - Essex Road - Newington Green - Manor House - TOTTENHAM Bruce Grove
Diverted between Waterloo and Islington via Chancery Lane to compensate for the withdrawal of service 67.

13.05.59
J
6RT
5RT
--
 
WL
24RTL
15RTL
15RTL

Sunday only Peckham (PM) allocation transferred to Walworth (WL)

08.11.61
AR
4RTL
--
--
 
J
--
5RT
--
 
WG
3RTL
--
--
 
WL
24RTL
15RTL
15RTL

Allocation changes as above connected with the trolleybus conversion program at Wood Green.

03.01.62
AR
6RTL
5RTL
--
 
WL
24RTL
15RTL
15RTL

Mon-Fri WG and Sat J transferred to Tottenham (AR)

08.05.63
AR
6RTL
5RTL
--
 
NX
--
--
6RT
 
WL
24RTL
15RTL
15RTL

Sunday New Cross (NX) allocation introduced.

23.01.66
AR
11RTL
8RM
--
 
WL
20RTL
12RTL
--

FOREST HILL - TOTTENHAM Bruce Grove (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn - mainly replaced by new 171A Tottenham and Abbey Wood.
Saturday routemasters introduced at Tottenham (AR)
Sunday NX allocation transferred to new 171A

RTL98

 

 

Roofbox RTL98 Waterloo

This image is included with the RTL download

                   RT family
 

23.03.68
AR
13RT
8RT
--
 
WL
20RTL
12RTL
--

Tottenham (AR) converted to RT

RT2964

RT2964 - comment by Peter Kennedy

I think this too was during the 1970s, when there was also a shortage of serviceable RMs.  The substitute RTs - older but still basically reliable - sometimes (like this) had to make do with RM blinds.  At least the destination was the right size!

07.09.68
AR
15RM
8RM
--
 
NX
19RM
11RM
--

Daily routemasters introduced and Walworth allocation transferred to New Cross (NX) to make room at Walworth for the new Red Arrow services.

1968

This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale

 

RM1623

RM1623 is captured seemingly abandoned by all but it's on the stand for route 171 on Woodside Gardens off Bruce Grove in Tottenham. 
Momentarily earlier it had roared into view with a mechanic at the wheel, oily overalls et al. A running board has been left in the cab but unlikely for the crew who would be subbing their RM for this example for the next crew. It would also give the relief crew some private transportation back to AR...! 
A chalked '7' can be seen but unlikely to be for the 171. 
Such was the general trust that the driver's door is left open and the open platform would provide a 'waiting room' for any intending passengers for the next departure. Sights like this were commonplace around the country until the advent of doored buses. 

© Malcolm Allan

08.01.72
AR
12RM
11RM
--
 
NX
20RM
13RM
11RM

FOREST HILL - TOTTENHAM GARAGE (Suns) - TOTTENHAM Bruce Grove (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service re-introduced with a New Cross allocation.

16.11.84
AR131+
13RM
11RM
--
 
NX61+
19RM
13RM
11RML

RML type introduced at New Cross on Sundays.

03.08.85
AR131+
15RM
8RM
--
 
NX61+
14RM
14RM
13T

Sunday service converted to One Person Operation.

RM214

RM214 seen at ?

             RM family

 This image is part of the RM download

01.02.86
NX61+
14RM
14RM
13T

FOREST HILL - ALDWYCH (Sats) - ROSEBERY AVENUE (Mon-Fri) - TOTTENHAM GARAGE (Suns)
Mon-Sat northern part of route transferred to new 171A.

21.06.86
NX61+
16RM
11RM
9T

FOREST HILL - ALDWYCH (Sat/Sun) - ISLINGTON GREEN (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri extended from Rosebery Avenue to Islington Green.
Sunday service withdrawn between Aldwych and Tottenham - replaced by Sunday introduction of service 171A.

16.09.86
NX61+
16Tc
11Tc
9T

Routemasters replaced by Leyland Titans.

T895

 

 

T895 seen here with the"Pay Conductor" board below the windscreen

This image is one of  590 photos which are available with the Leyland Titan download

25.10.86
NX61+
19T
13T
9T

Converted to One Person Operation.

18.07.92
NX61+
16L/T
14L/T
9L/T

FOREST HILL - HOLBORN STN
Withdrawn between Holborn and Islington.

12.03.94
NX61+
19L/T
20L/T
12L/T

CATFORD GARAGE - Catford - Stanstead Road - Forest Hill - HOLBORN STATION
Service extended from Forest Hill to Catford Garage.

 

L95 Bloomsbury

 

This is one of 300 images available with the Olympian download

30.11.96
NX51+
19NV
20NV
13NV

Volvo type introduced.

NV58

 

NV58 Catford Garage

 

This image is part of the Nostalgia 2 download

28.04.01
NX51+
19PVL
20PVL
13PVL

Plaxton President low floor type introduced.

2001 map
Scanned from leaflet dated 28.07.2001
29.04.06
NX51+
24PVL
22PVL
14PVL

Contract renewal - increased frequencies

PVL348

 

 

PVL348 Waterloo Bridge

This is part of the Go-Ahead download containing over 1500 images

 

03.04.11
NX51+
24WVL
22WVL
14WVL

Contract renewal - new buses.

WVL412


WVL412 seen with the now fashionable Bellingham destination

E256 stolen from the 36 group seen at Waterloo Bridge
Both images are available with the Go Ahead download
30.04.16
NX51+
26WVL
25WVL
16WVL

Contract extended for two years

 
Live visual of Route 171 from Bellingham to Holborn

171 times

Operating Garages

AR Tottenham
Changeover point outside garage

WG West Green
Changeover point not known

J Holloway
Changeover point Manor House

Garage journeys appear to run via Holloway Road to Mildmay Park or Seven Sisters Road to Manor House

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Camberwell Green

WL Walworth
Changeover point Camberwell Green

PM Peckham
Changeover point outside garage

NX New Cross
Changeover point outside garage

Current stands and turning points

Tender specs

171 Live