Route History

Route 1 fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
A
6LTL
9LTL
8LTL
 
K
4LTL
2LTL
3LTL

KINGSTON - Norbiton Station - Coombe Lane - Traps Lane - New Malden - Worcester Park - North Cheam - Cheam - Sutton - Brighton Road - BELMONT California
Prior to this date had been numbered 113

1934 map

Extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

27.02.35
A
8LTL
10LTL
8LTL
 
K
4LTL
2LTL
4LTL

KINGSTON - Norbiton Station - Coombe Lane - Traps Lane - New Malden - Worcester Park - North Cheam - Cheam - Sutton - Carshalton Road- Cambridge Road - Banstead Road South - BELMONT California
Rerouted at Sutton via Carshalton Beeched instead of direct via Brighton Road

17.04.35
A
8LTL
10LTL
12LTL
 
K
4LTL
2LTL
--

Sunday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn

04.05.38
A
8LTL
10LTL
15LTL
 
K
4LTL
2LTL
--

KINGSTON - BELMONT
ADDITIONAL SERVICE: KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE
( Sun pm )
Sunday pm additional service added

June 1939 map Kingston Town Centre 1934

Extracted from historical map ( 1939 ) drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

13.12.39
A
9LTL
13LTL
16LTL
 
K
4LTL
--
--

KINGSTON - BELMONT
ADDITIONAL SERVICE: KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE
( Sun afts)
Saturday Kingston (K) allocation withdrawn
Sunday evenings additional service withdrawn

20.03.40
A
9LTL
13LTL
16LTL
 
K
4LTL
--
--

KINGSTON - BELMONT
ADDITIONAL SERVICE: KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE
( Sun pm )
Sunday evening additional service reinstated

30.10.40
A
12LTL
17LTL
17LTL
 
K
8LTL
3LTL
--

KINGSTON - BELMONT
ADDITIONAL SERVICE: KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE
( Mon-Fri except mid-day & evenings/ Sat peaks / Sun afts)
Additional service revised to run at times as above
Saturday Kingston (K) allocation reintroduced

29.10.41
A
12LTL
16LTL
16LTL
 
K
8LTL
8LTL
--

KINGSTON - BELMONT
ADDITIONAL SERVICE: KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE
( Mon-Fri except mid-day / Sat / Sun)
Additional service revised to run at times as above

13.03.46
A
19TL
21LTL
18LTL
 
K
7LTL+
7LTL+
5LTL
    1LTL/215 1LTL/215  

Sunday Kingston (K) allocation reintroduced

14.05.52
A
21LTL
22LTL
18LTL
 
NB
9T
14T
11T

Kingston (K) allocation replaced by Norbiton (NB)

06.05.53
A
20RF
21RF
18RF
 
NB
9RF
9RF/5T
9RF/2T

RF type introduced.

RF375

RF375 SUTTON Town Centre

This image available on the
Single Deck download

04.05.55
A
20RF
21RF
17RF
 
NB
9RF
14RF
11RF

T type withdrawn.

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

16.08.61
A
16RF
20RF
11RF
 
K
--
--
8RF
 
NB
8RF
8RF
--

Sunday NB transferred to K. Norbiton took on a part share Route 14 on this day.

03.01.62
A
15RF
18RF
12RF
 
K
--
--
8RF
 
NB
8RF
8RF
--

KINGSTON - Norbiton - Kingston Hill - Gloucester Road - Coombe Lane - New Malden - Worcester Park - North Cheam - Cheam - Sutton - SUTTON GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) or Carshalton Beeches BELMONT (Suns)
Diverted at Norbiton via Kingston Hill and Galsworthy Road in order to serve Kingston Hospital.
Monday-Saturday withdrawn between Sutton and Belmont - replaced by 151

08.05.63
A
8RT
9RT
3RT
 
K
3RT
--
3RT
 
NB
--
4RT
--

KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE
Sunday extension from Sutton to Belmont replaced by new 213A
Service converted to double deck after Road lowered at Worcester Park.
Service decreased with the introduction of service 213A
Monday-Friday NB transferred to K.

29.01.64
A
5RT
9RT
3RT
 
K
6RT
3RT
3RT

NB allocation withdrawn.


18.11.64
A
5RT
9RT
--
 
K
6RT
4RT
4RT

KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE (Mon-Sat) - BELMONT (Suns)
Sunday service to Belmont re-introduced with the withdrawal of service 213B.

23.01.66
A
5RT
9RT
--
 
K
6RT
4RT
--
 
NB
--
--
4RM

Sunday K allocation transferred to NB introducing Routemasters


07.09.68
A
5RT
7RT
--
 
NB
6RT
3RT
4RM

Mon-Fri K allocation transferred to NB.

RM1206 Kingston Station layby

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

22.03.69
A
5RT
7RT
--
 
NB
6RT
3RT
--

KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn. 213A extended from Sutton to Belmont in compensation.

1970 map

Extracted from historical map ( 1970 ) drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

18.04.70
A
4RT
4RT
--
 
NB
6RT
8RT
--

KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE (Mon-Sat) - BELMONT (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Sutton to Belmont

rt701

RT701 Downs Road - Belmont

© John Parkin

05.08.72
A
3DMS
2DMS
--
 
NB
5DMS
5DMS
--

Converted to One Man Operation

22.04.78
NB91
1DMS
1DMS
--
   
ex 213A
ex 213A
--

KINGSTON - NEW MALDEN Post Office (Mon-Sat mid-day)
All resources transferred to 213A - this was a token experimental service.

28.10.78
Route withdrawn - leaving the northern part of Traps Lane unserved. The remainder of service adequately covered by 57 and 213A.

04.02.84
A141+
4D
6D
4D
 
NB201+
10M
9M
3M

KINGSTON - Kingston Hospital - Kenley Road - Clarence Avenue - New Malden - North Cheam - Sutton - Carshalton Beeches - BELMONT (Mon-Fri peaks) or Sutton Green SUTTON GARAGE (Mon-Sat evenings) - ST HELIER STATION (Mon-Fri except evenings/Sat shop hours)
or Green Wrythe Lane - Carshalton - Hackbridge - Wallington - Roundshaw,Duppas Hill Road - WEST CROYDON Bus Station (Suns)
This was a revised 213A renumbered.

1984

This map was extracted from map drawn by Darius Grigg and shows the 4 different spurs at the eastern end of the route

Full map available as a download

DMS2297

DMS2297 St Helier Station on the first day

© John Parkin

21.04.86
A141+
4D
5D
4D
 
NB201+
10M
9M
3M

One SDO am/pm journey diverted via ST HELIER Rose via Reigate Avenue - Sutton Common Road - Forest Road - Love Lane - Green Lane - to ST HELIER STN.

23.05.87
A141+
4D
5D
4D
 
NB201+
10M
9M
3M

SDO journeys via Forest Road & Love Lane withdrawn - these journeys transferred to 151.

27.06.87
NB71+
14D
14D
9D

Sutton (A) allocation withdrawn.

29.10.89
NB71+
14D
14D
9D

KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE (Mon-Sat) or BELMONT (Mon-Fri peaks) or Ringstead Road - Carshalton Beeches - Wallington - Roundshaw - Waddon - Duppas Hill Road - WEST CROYDON Bus Station (Suns)
St Helier leg replaced by revised 151 and Croydon leg diverted at Sutton via 154.

06.01.90
NB71+
15M
14M
9M

HAM BAE Works (SDO jnys) Tudor Drive - Park Road - Kings Road - Richmond Road - KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE (Mon-Sat) or BELMONT (Mon-Fri peaks) or WEST CROYDON (Suns)
School journeys extended from Kingston to Ham.


05.09.90
NB71+
15M
14M
9M

KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE (Mon-Sat) or BELMONT (Mon-Fri peaks) or WEST CROYDON (Suns)
Ham projections withdrawn.

29.09.90
A241+
12M
13M
5M

KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE
Revised to run Kingston to Sutton daily. NB allocation transferred to Sutton (A) -
New Route 413 replaced the Sutton to Belmont section.

Sunday service to Croydon replaced by re-introduced 154

M153 KINGSTON ?

This image available on the
Metrobus download


31.08.91
A241+
13M
13M
5M

KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE - Rose Hill - Green Lane - Love Lane - Forest Road - Sutton Common Road - GLENTHORNE SCHOOL (SDO jnys)
TOWARDS SCHOOL (AM) & FROM SCHOOL (PM
)

213 map
Scanned from 1996 LTB leaflet
17.05.97
A241+
13NV
13NV
5NV

KINGSTON - SUTTON GARAGE
SDO journeys to Glenthorne High School withdrawn - replaced by revised 613.

29.06.02
A241+
15EVL
14EVL
8EVL

Start of new contract and converted to low floor operation.

EVL26 Kingston Fairfield

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

30.06.07
A241+
15EVL
14EVL
8EVL

Contract extended two years

E61 Worcester Park

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

04.07.09
A241+
19PVL
18PVL
10PVL
Night service
A321+
3PVL
3PVL
3PVL

Contract renewal - N213 withdrawn thus 213 now 24 hour service

doe19

DOE19 Kingston

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

05.07.14
A241+
19E
18E
10E
Night service
A321+
3E
3E
3E

Contract extended for two years

02.07.16
A241+
19E
18E
10E
Night service
A321+
3E
3E
3E

Contract renewal

213 times

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Sutton Garage or "Cock"

NB Norbiton
Changeover point Gordon Road or Kingston

K Kingston
Changeover point at garage

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Stands and turning points

1950 TIMES 1955 times
 
 

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Both books contain comprehensive timetable information for Route 213

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