Route History

Route N88 fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
28.09.60
WD
1RTL
--
1RTL

FARRINGDON STREET - Ludgate Circus - Blackfriars - Victoria Embankment - Westminster Bridge - Lambeth Palace Road - Albert Embankment - Vauxhall - Nine Elms - Battersea - York Rd - WANDSWORTH PLAIN  ( Nightly except Sat night / Sun morning )
This Route was previously numbered 288 but was part of a scheme to renumber all night routes in the "N" series to make available the numbers for the trolleybus replacement routes although in this case the number was not used for another 12 years when it was allocated to a local service in Edgware

1961 times
Scanned from Red Book dated 10.05.61
01.07.64
WD
1RTL
--
1RTL

Meal relief point changed from Wandsworth Garage to Liverpool Street - buses running out of service to and from Ludgate Circus

06.03.76
WD121+
1RTL
--
1RTL

LIVERPOOL STREET ( Meal relief journeys ) - FARRINGDON STREET  - WANDSWORTH PLAIN  ( Nightly except Sat night / Sun morning )
The meal relief journeys to and from Liverpool Street now run in service

29.10.83
WD121+
1DMSc
1DMSc
1DMSc

LIVERPOOL STREET ( Meal relief journeys ) - FARRINGDON STREET  - WANDSWORTH PLAIN  ( Nightly )
Saturday night service introduced

13.04.84
WD121+
2M
2M
2M

LIVERPOOL STREET - Bank - St Paul's - Ludgate Circus - Fleet Street - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Westminster Bridge - Lambeth Palace Road - Albert Embankment - Vauxhall - Nine Elms - Battersea - York Rd - WANDSWORTH PLAIN  ( Nightly )
Converted to OPO
Diverted between Ludgate Circus and Westminster Bridge via Fleet Street and Whitehall instead of Victoria Embankment

26.04.85
WD121+
2M
2M
2M

LIVERPOOL STREET - Bank - St Paul's - Ludgate Circus - Fleet Street - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Westminster Bridge - Lambeth Palace Road - Albert Embankment - Vauxhall - Nine Elms - Battersea - York Rd - Wandsworth - Earlsfield - Tooting - Amen Corner - Mitcham - Bishopsford Road - Rose Hill - SUTTON STATION   ( Nightly )
Extended from Wandsworth to Sutton via Route 280

M950

M950 Tooting Broadway

© John Parkin
09.08.85
WD121+
2M
2M
2M

LUDGATE CIRCUS   ( Meal relief journeys ) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - SUTTON STATION   ( Nightly )
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Liverpool Street except meal relief journeys which ran out of service to and from Waterloo

22.05.87
A71+
1D
1D
1D
WD121+
2M
2M+
2M
      1M/N68  

LUDGATE CIRCUS   ( Meal relief journeys ) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Rose Hill  - Sutton High Street - then SUTTON GARAGE ( Nightly ) or Belmont - BANSTEAD Victoria or back to Rose Hill - Carshalton - Wallington - Roundshaw - Stafford Road - West Croydon - EAST CROYDON STATION ( NIGHTLY )
Extended from Sutton to East Croydon by double running back to St Helier then via withdrawn N54 to East Croydon
Bifurcation introduced at Sutton to Banstead via Route 164

Sutton (A) allocation introduced to compensate for loss of Route N54

10.07.87
A
3D
3D
3D

FARRINGDON STREET  - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Rose Hill  - Sutton High Street - then SUTTON GARAGE ( Nightly ) or Belmont - BANSTEAD Victoria or back to Rose Hill - Carshalton - Wallington - Roundshaw - Stafford Road - West Croydon - EAST CROYDON STATION ( NIGHTLY )
Wandsworth (WD) closed - allocation transferred to Sutton (A)
Journeys to Ludgate Circus projected to Farringdon Street as a result of meal relief point changing to Sutton Garage instead of Waterloo

Rerouted in Sutton via Bushey Road - Crown Road and Collingwood Road   ( to make crew reliefs easier ? )

18.08.95
Withdrawn - mainly replaced by Route N44

Garages

WD Wandsworth
Meal reliefs at Wandsworth Garage
From July 1964 at Liverpool Street
The first spell the crews would work Route N88 - the second spell would transfer to Route 168 or N68 and vice versa

A Sutton
Meal reliefs at Sutton Garage

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