Route History

27.10.89
Q261+
3T
3T
3T
lc logo New service

VICTORIA BUS STATION (meal relief jnys) - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - OXFORD CIRCUS - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Millbank - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton - Herne Hill - Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Crystal Palace - Penge - BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN
NEW NIGHT ROUTE

08.10.93
Q261+
4SP
4SP
4SP
 
PM239
--
1T
1T

VICTORIA BUS STATION (meal relief jnys) - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - OXFORD CIRCUS - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Millbank - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton - Herne Hill - Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Crystal Palace - Penge - BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN (Sun-Thur nights) - Wickham Road - Hayes Lane - Westmoreland Road - Bromley North - Widmore Road - Bickley Road - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms (Fri/Sat nights)
Fri/Sat nights extended via Routes 126 and 161 from Beckenham to Chislehurst.
Fri/Sat night Peckham (PM) allocation added.

29.07.95
Q261+
2SP
4SP
4SP

Peckham (PM) allocation withdrawn.

27.04.96
Q261+
2SP
5SP
5SP

VICTORIA BUS STATION
(meal relief jnys) - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - OXFORD CIRCUS - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Millbank - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton - Herne Hill - Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Crystal Palace - Anerly - Penge - BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN (Sun-Thur nights) - Wickham Road - Hayes Lane - Westmoreland Road - Bromley North - Widmore Road - Bickley Road - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms (Fri/Sat nights)

Rerouted between Crystal Palace and Penge via Anerly Road and Croydon Road instead of Penge High Street

14.11.98
Q261+
6NV
6NV
6NV
 
PM
--
3AV
3AV


Fri/Sat night Peckham (PM) allocation re-introduced.

05.02.00
BC
6TA
9TA
9TA
logo Contract reassigned

OXFORD CIRCUS - BROMLEY NORTH STN (Nightly)
Withdrawn Oxford Circus to Marble Arch/Victoria and also between Bromley and Chislehurst although extended Mon/Thur nights from Beckenham to Bromley North Stn\

26.02.04
BC1+
5TA
9TA
9TA
logo Connex purchased by Travel London

10.02.07
Bc26+
5TA
10TA
10TA
 
QB25
--
1TA
1TA

Contract renewed - 1 duty introduced at Battersea (QB)

21.05.09
Bc26+
5TA
10TA
10TA
 
QB25
--
1TA
1TA
logo Travel London sold to Abellio

11.02.12
QB601+
7E
12E
13E

OXFORD CIRCUS - BROMLEY NORTH STN (Nightly)
Contract renewal and allocation moved to Battersea (QB)



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11.02.17
QB301+
7LT
15LT
15LT

Contract extended for two years

 

Garages

Q Garage
Meal Relief at Victoria Bus Station

PM Peckham
Meal Relief at not known

BC Beddington
Most duties started as Route 3

QB Battersea
Most duties started as Route 3

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