Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
22.03.69
A
11RT
14RT
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STN ( Mon-Sat ) Brighton Road - New Road - Mere Road - Walton Street - WALTON ON THE HILL Howard Close (SDO jnys)
NEW ROUTE introduced to replace part of Route 80 and help out the 80A in the peaks

RT934

RT934 parked at Belmont with an RF on the 80 for company

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

24.01.70
A
10RT
14RT
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STN ( Mon-Sat ) Brighton Road - Shelvers Way - Tadworth - Ashurst Road - Station Approach Road - Tadworth Street - Mere Road - Walton Street - WALTON ON THE HILL Howard Close (SDO jnys)
Diverted in Tadworth.

280 map
Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click to enlarge
05.01.74
A
11DMS
14DMS
5DMS

TOOTING - BELMONT - BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts) - WALTON ON THE HILL (SDO jnys)
One Person Operation commenced.
Sunday service introduced to replace withdrawn section of Route 88 including Banstead Hospital journeys.

1974 leaflet
Route 1 fares
23.10.76
A61+
13DMS
17DMS
5DMS

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STATION (Suns) then BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts) or Burgh Heath Brighton Road - Bucklands Lane - LOWER KINGSWOOD Rookery Way ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri SDO journeys to Walton on the Hill withdrawn.
Mon-Sat extended from Belmont to Lower Kingswood replacing Route 80 on this section.
Allocation joint operation with newly introduced 280A.

31.03.79
A61+
14DMS
17DMS
5DMS

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STATION (Suns) then BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts) or Sutton Lane - High Street Banstead,Burgh Heath - Brighton Road - Bucklands Lane - LOWER KINGSWOOD Rookery Way ( Mon-Sat )
Diverted via Banstead to part compensate for loss of Route 164A.

27.09.80
A51+
14DMS
17DMS
5DMS

Running number sequence change

24.04.82
A51+
10DMS
10DMS
5DMS

TOOTING BROADWAY - BELMONT STN - BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts)
Withdrawn between Belmont and Lower Kingswood

1982 entry
This has been extracted from the 1982 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital
Allocation Books
27.04.85
A51+
14D
11D
5D

WANDSWORTH Arndale Centre ( Mon-Sat ) Garratt Lane - Earlsfield - TOOTING (Suns) Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT - BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts)
Mon-Sat extended from Tooting to Wandsworth via Route 44

Route N88 was extended at this time from Wandsworth to Sutton making this section of route 24 hour

25.10.86
A51+
14D
11D
4D

WANDSWORTH - BELMONT STATION
Sunday journeys to Banstead Hospital withdrawn.

26.11.88
AL51+
13D
11D
--

WANDSWORTH - SUTTON STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Sutton and Belmont - this was part of SuttonBus scheme - replaced by Route 44
Sutton(A) allocation withdrawn in favour of Merton (AL)

M256

 

M256 captured on film at Ram Street - Wandsworth

© John Parkin

25.05.91
AL61+
11M
11M
9M

COLLIERS WOOD STN - Tooting - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STATION
Withdrawn between Tooting and Wandsworth and diverted instead to Colliers Wood Station - replaced mainly by new Route 270.
Sunday service introduced
DMS type replaced by Metrobus

1994 entry
 
09.11.91
AL61+
11M
11M
9M

BELMONT Sutton - St Helier - Tooting Broadway - Garratt Lane - Blackshaw Rd - TOOTING St Georges Hospital (return via High Street Tooting)
Diverted at Tooting to St Georges Hospital instead of Colliers Wood.

Mid 2000
AL61+
11PVL
13PVL
9PVL

Gradual conversion to low floor double deck operation.

PVL115

PVL115 Tooting Broadway

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

23.07.05
AL61+
12PVL
12PVL
10PVL
lg logo Contract renewal
WVL103

WVL103 Tooting Broadway

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

24.07.10
AL61+
14PVL
14PVL
13PVL
logo Contract extended for two years
WDL1

Wrightbus Gemini WDL1 pays a visit to the 280 after a stint on the 88 and is seen at the changeover point at Sutton Green

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

 


21.07.12
AL61+
14E
14E
13E

E278

Enviro E278 Sutton Green

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Sutton Green

AL Merton
Changeover point at garage

280 times live stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Sunday, 26.03.17