Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
GM
7MBA
3MBA
--
red arrow logo New service

VICTORIA STATION - Victoria Street - Horseferry Road,( return via Marsham Street - Great Smith Street ) - Lambeth Bridge - County Hall - York Road - WATERLOO STATION (Mon-Sat)
NEW RED ARROW ROUTE replacing Routes 46 and 70 between Victoria and Waterloo

507 ENTRY
This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale
14.06.69
GM
7MBA
4MBA
--

VICTORIA STATION - Victoria Street - Horseferry Road,( return via Marsham Street - Great Smith Street ) - Lambeth Bridge - County Hall - Taxi Road - WATERLOO STATION Concourse (Mon-Sat)
Rerouted away from York Road into Taxi Road within Waterloo Station

1970 map
Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
25.10.69
GM
7MBA
4MBA
3MBA

VICTORIA STATION - Victoria Street - Horseferry Road,( return via Marsham Street - Great Smith Street ) - Lambeth Bridge - County Hall - Taxi Road - WATERLOO STATION Concourse (Daily
Sunday service introduced.

24.01.70
GM
7MBA
4MBA
3MBA
WL
--
--
1MBA

Sunday (WL) introduced

MBS548

MBS548 Victoria Station

This is one of 1500 images available on the Single Deck download

 

 

16.01.71
GM
7MBA
3MBA
3MBA

Sunday (WL) withdrawn

17.10.77
GM
10MBA
3MBA
4MBA

Diverted eastbound to Horseferry Road instead of Marsham Street

09.05.81
GM
9LS
3LS
3LS

LS type introduced

15.08.87
RA
10LS
3LS
2LS

Operation moved to Red Arrow base at Walworth

28.10.90
RA
Joint
--
--

Allocation moved to new operating base at Waterloo - Cornwall Road retaining the RA code

18.07.92
RA
Joint
--
--
GB
--
4SR
2SR

Waterloo (RA) closed at weekends - thus allocation moved to Victoria Basement

SR38

SR38 on Red Arrow duty at Lambeth Palace

This is one of 1500 images available on the Single Deck download

 

17.07.93
RA
Joint
--
--

VICTORIA - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Mon-Fri evgs and Sat / Sun withdrawn thus GB involvent finished

05.06.02
RA
9MAL
--
--
LG New contract - bendy buses introduced

MAL17

MAL17 Lambeth Bridge

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

 

 

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NV162

During August 2003 the Bendies were suspended due to an electrical fault thus double deck types were used until the problem was fixed. NV162 (SW) seen here at Victoria

© Richard Stiles


31.03.07
RA21+
9MAL
--
--

VICTORIA - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)
Evening service introduced.

25.07.09
RA41+
14MEC
4MEC
4MEC

VICTORIA - WATERLOO (DAILY)
New contract with new buses - bendy buses withdrawn.

MEC34

MEC24 Victoria

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


29.08.09
RA41+
15MEC
--
--
MW201+
--
5MEC
6MEC

Waterloo (RA) weekend allocation moved to MW Mandela Way

03.05.11
RA41+
15MEC
--
--
MW201+
--
5MEC
6MEC

Rerouted eastbound between Victoria and Horseferry Road via Vauxhall Bridge Road,  and Rochester Row instead of Victoria Street

30.04.16
RA41+
15MEC
--
--
MW201+
--
5MEC
6MEC

As the Red Arrow network started 50 years ago in 1966 - MEC was painted into Red Arrow livery to mark the occasion

MEC50 MEC50
Picture courtesy of © Leon Daniels
Picture courtesy of © Jeff Lloyd

Operating Garages

GM/GB Victoria
Crew Changeover point Victoria Station

WL/ RA Walworth
Crew Changeover point Waterloo

MW Mnadela Way SE1
Crew Changeover point Waterloo stand

Current times live stands  

© Ian Armstrong 2016
Date of edit   Wednesday, 05.10.16

 

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