Route History

ibus

 

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
02.06.97
TC1+
6DIB
4DIB
--
LOGO NEW CONTRACT 

WIMBLEDON  -  Hartfield Road  -  Kingston Road  -  Morden Road  -  Morden Hall Road  -  Mitcham Station  -  Bishopsford Road  -  Middleton Road  -  Goat Road  -  Carshalton road  -  Mitcham Junction  -  Croydon Road  -  Mitcham Road  -  Purley Way  -  Waddon Road  -  Waddon New Road  -  Reeves Corner  -  Tamworth Road  -  WEST CROYDON Bus Station ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
New Limited stop route replacing Connex Train service prior to Tramlink

DIB3

DIB3 is seen at the Wimbledon stand, note the running number plate (4) inside the window which is most unusual

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

01.09.97
TC1+
5DIB
4DIB
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Additional SDO journeys added between Beddington Laner Station and Wimbledon

tl1 map
Extracted from 1999 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
19.02.00
GD191+
5sd
4sd
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LOGO CONTRACT REASSIGNED

METROBUS 329

Metrobus 329 West Croydon

© Jeff Lloyd


13.05.00
MB191+
5dart
4dart
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Godstone (GD) allocation moved to Orpington (MB)

31.05.00
Last day of operation

Comment from Lee Davis

The opening of the Tramlink system was delayed by three months, however the original date coincided with a raft of other bus service changes which were due to take place, involving additional work for South Croydon Garage. (One of the changes, if I recall, was the extension of route 466 from Shirley to Addington Village but there were others). As a result of the delayed opening, however, the T-prefix feeder routes due to be introduced were also postponed. This led to Cowie South London requiring more drivers than we had planned for, whilst Metrobus had buses and drivers for the T33 who had no work. It made sense, therefore, for them to use these on the TL1 and for our employees to be redirected to the additional work taken on within the garage.

Garages

TC South Croydon
Changeover point at garage

GD Godstone
Changeover point West Croydon Bus Station ?

MB Orpington
Changeover point West Croydon Bus Station ?  

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