Route History

2A fares

Date   Mon/Fri nights Sat night Sun Night
28.09.60
RL
4RT
--
4RT

GROVE PARK - CHARING LT Station
Renumbered from Route 285

N85 times

Scanned from October 1961 Red Book

15.01.63
RL
4RM
--
4RM

Converted to RM as a result of 36A/36B conversion

01.07.64
RL
4RM
--
4RM


Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
22.03.69
PM
4RM
--
4RM

Rye Lane closed - allocation moved to Peckham (PM)

29.11.69
PM
4RM
4RM

GROVE PARK - CHARING CROSS LT Stn - GROVE PARK ( Sun-Fri nights )
London bound journeys revised to operate via Ludgate Circus - Fleet Street - Aldwych - Strand - Northumberland Avenue - Victoria Embankment and then return as before via Embankment thus making route circular in one direction

N85 times

Scanned from April 1970 Red Book

13.05.72
PM
4DMS
--
4DMS

Converted to OPO operation

28.10.79
PM241+
4MD
--
4MD

Scania Metropolitan type introduced

31.10.81
PM241+
4LS
--
4LS

Converted to single deck

04.09.82
PM241+
4T
--
4T

Converted to Leyland Titan operation

29.10.83
PM241+
4T
4T
4T

GROVE PARK - CHARING CROSS LT Stn - GROVE PARK ( Nightly )
Saturday night service introduced

13.04.84
PM241+
4T
4T
4T

VICTORIA GARAGE - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - GROVE PARK
Revised to run in both directions via Fleet Street and terminate at Trafalgar Square instead Charing Cross LT Station - thus service via Embankment withdrawn
Meal relief journeys extended  from Trafalgar Square to GM garage

26/27.10.84
PM241+
3T
3T
3T

VICTORIA BUS STATION - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - GROVE PARK
Victoria terminal changed to Bus Station

1/2.11.85
PM241+
#5T
#5T
3T
    inc N86 inc N86  

Sun-Thu nights joint allocation with Route N86

27/28.10.89
PM241+
2T +
2T
2T
    1T/N12    

Joint allocation with Route N86 abandoned in favour of joint duty compilation with Route N12

T717

T717 Trafalgar Square

London Bus Routes by Adam

07/08.10.93
Withdrawn - replaced by New N36 between New Cross and Grove Park

Garage

PM Peckham
Meal reliefs taken at New Cross (NX) or Victoria

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