Route History

Fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
28.09.60
PM
3RT
--
3RT

BROCKLEY RISE ( Sun-Fri nights journeys ) - NEW CROSS GATE ( Sun-Fri nights ) - CHARING CROSS LT Station ( Sun-Fri nights )
Previously numbered 286

N86 times
Scanned from Red Book 11.10.61
18.02.63
PM
3RM
--
3RM

Converted to Routemaster operation

01.07.64
PM
3RM
--
3RM

n86 map
Central Suburban
Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

30.11.69
PM
3RM
--
3RM

BROCKLEY RISE ( Sun-Fri nights journeys ) - NEW CROSS GATE ( Sun-Fri nights ) -  Blackfriars Bridge - Ludgate Circus - Fleet Street - Charing Cross Station - Northumberland Avenue - CHARING CROSS LT Station ( Sun-Fri nights )
Inbound London journeys diverted via Fleet Street - outbound remained the same

15.05.72
PM
3DMS
--
3DMS

Converted to OPO operation - made possible by the Route 78 conversion

28.10.79
PM251+
3MD
--
4MD

Type change

31.10.81
PM251+
3LS
--
4LS

Demoted to single deck operation as a consequence of Route 78 conversion

04.09.82
PM251+
3T
--
4T

Double deck operation reinstated as a consequence of Route 78 conversion

29.10.83
PM251+
3T
3T
4T

BROCKLEY RISE ( Nightly journeys ) - NEW CROSS GATE ( Nightly ) -  - CHARING CROSS LT Station ( Nightly )
Saturday night introduction

13.04.84
PM251+
2T
2T
2T

CRYSTAL PALACE - Kirkdale - Sydenham - Forest Hill - Stanstead Road - Brockley Rise - TRAFALGAR SQUARE ( Nightly ) -  Whitehall - Victoria Street - VICTORIA GARAGE ( 2 meal relief journeys )
Extended from Brockley Rise to Crystal Palace via Route 122
Meal relief point changed from New Cross Garage to Gillingham Street (GM) - buses running in service being projected from Trafalgar Square

26.10.84
PM251+
2T
2T
2T

CRYSTAL PALACE - Kirkdale - Sydenham - Forest Hill - Stanstead Road - Brockley Rise - TRAFALGAR SQUARE ( Nightly ) -  Whitehall - Victoria Street - VICTORIA BUS STATION ( 2 meal relief journeys )
Meal relief point changed from Gillingham Street (GM) TO Victoria Bus Station buses running in service being projected from Trafalgar Square

01.11.85
PM251+
T ex N85
T ex N85
T ex N85

PENGE Crooked Billet - Anerley - Anerley Hill - Crystal Palace - Kirkdale - Sydenham - Forest Hill - Stanstead Road - Brockley Rise - - VICTORIA BUS STATION ( Nightly )
Extended from Crystal Palace to Penge
Joint allocation introduced with Route N85

21.06.86
PM251+
T ex N85
T ex N85
T ex N85

VICTORIA BUS STATION ( 3 relief journeys ) - Forest Hill - Kirkdale - Penge - Anerley - CRYSTAL PALACE ( return direct via Westwood Hill )
Revised to terminate at Crystal Palace operating via one way loop

27.10.89
PM251+
2T+
2T+
2T+
    1T/47 1T/47 1T/47

Joint allocation discontinued

T1071

T1071 Canada House - Trafalgar Square

London Bus Routes by Adam

08.10.93
Renumbered N71

Garages

PM Peckham
Crew Changeover point at Peckham Garage
From 01.07.64 meal reliefs were taken at New Cross Garage

From 13.04.84 meal reliefs taken at Gillingham Street (GM)
From 26.10.84 meal reliefs taken at Victoria Bus Station