Route History

Route 59 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AK
9LT
10LT
10LT
 
TC
37STL
10ST
37STL
5ST
29STL

CAMDEN TOWN  -  Albany Street  -  Great Portland Street  -  Oxford Circus  -  Charing Cross  -  Whitehall  -  Westminster  - Westminster Bridge  -  Kennington  - Brixton  -  Streatham  -  Norbury  -  Thornton Heath Pond  -  West Croydon  -  Croydon  -  South Croydon  -  Purley  -  Coulsdon  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY ( Daily )

31.10.34
AK
9LT
10LT
10LT
 
TC
37STL
10ST
37STL
5ST
29STL

CAMDEN TOWN  -  Albany Street  -  Great Portland Street  -  Oxford Circus  -  Charing Cross  -  Whitehall  -  Westminster  -  Millbank  -   Lambeth Bridge  -  Kennington  - Brixton  -  Streatham  -  Norbury  -  Thornton Heath Pond  -  West Croydon  -  Croydon  -  South Croydon  -  Purley  -  Coulsdon  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY ( Daily )
Rerouted via the new Lambeth Bridge instead of Westminster Bridge

29.04.36
AK
--
--
10LT
 
TC
36STL
7ST
36STL
5ST
29STL

Mon-Sat Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn - replaced by 159

05.01.38
AK
--
--
15LT
 
TC
25ST
13STL+
25STL
      2ST/59A
3STL/133
 

CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Fri peaks / Suns )  -  THORNTON HEATH POND ( Mon-Sat )  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY
Withdrawn Mon-Sat between Thornton Heath Pond and Camden Town except Mon-Fri peaks
@ joint with 59B

22.11.39
AK
--
--
10STL
 
TC
@14STL
@13STL
10STL

CAMDEN TOWN ( Suns )  -  THORNTON HEATH POND ( Mon-Sat )  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY
Withdrawn Mon-Fri peaks between Thornton Heath Pond and Camden Town.
@ joint with 59B

12.11.47
AK
--
--
6STL
 
TC
@16STL

@10STL
9ST+

17STL
      4STL/115  

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green ( Suns ) - THORNTON HEATH POND ( Mon-Sat )  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY
Diverted at Oxford Circus to West Hampstead via Wigmore Street - Portman Square - Baker Street - St John's Wood - Abbey Road and West End Lane
This was for operational reasons - the 53A and 59 exchanged northern terminals

07.04.48
AK
--
--
6STL
 
TC
--
--
17STL

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Mon-Sat withdrawn

13.04.49
AK
--
--
11STL
 
TC
--
--
22RT

Croydon (TC) converted to RT operation.

02.05.51
AK
--
--
6RT
 
TC
--
--
33RT

Streatham (AK) converted to RT operation.

17.10.51
TC
--
--
23RT

Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn.

14.05.52
TC
--
--
34RT
 
TH
--
--
5RT

Thornton Heath (TH) allocation added.

1952 map Central section  Route 59 Croydon 1952
Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
06.10.54
TC
--
--
23RT

Thornton Heath (TH) allocation withdrawn.

16.10.57
TC
--
--
26RT
 
TH
--
--
16RT

Thornton Heath (TH) allocation re-introduced.

30.04.58
AK
--
--
9RT
 
TC
--
--
24RT
 
TH
--
--
9RT

Streatham (AK) allocation re-introduced

26.11.58
TC
--
--
19RT

Streatham (AK) and Thornton Heath (TH) allocations withdrawn.

10.05.61
TC
--
--
19RT
 
TH
--
--
3RT

Thornton Heath (TH) allocation re-introduced.

11.10.61
TC
--
--
19RT

Thornton Heath (TH) allocation withdrawn.

RT3290

RT3290 Haymarket

Part of the Peter Batty collection

29.01.64
TC
--
--
19RT

Diverted at St John's Wood via Rossmore Road instead of St John's Wood Road.

01.09.64
TC
--
--
19RM

Converted to Routemaster operation.

23.01.66
TC
--
--
21RM

Diverted via Westminster Bridge instead of Lambeth Bridge.

11.11.67
TC
--
--
21RML

Converted to RML operation.

25.10.69
AK
--
--
6RT
 
TC
--
--
15RML

Streatham (AK) allocation re-introduced.

13.06.70
AK
--
--
6RM
 
TC
--
--
15RML

Streatham (AK) allocation converted to Routemaster operation.

RML2747

RML2747 normally seen on Route 130 during the week seen here at the northern termnius

This image available with the RML download

31.10.70
AK
--
--
6RM
 
TC
--
--
16RML

WEST HAMPSTEAD - Coulsdon - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose
Diverted at Coulsdon to Old Coulsdon instead of Chipstead Valley replacing withdrawn Route 190
Coulsdon to Chipstead Valley section replaced by Route 166A

30.11.75
AK71+
--
--
11RM
 
TC241+
--
--
10DM

Daimler doored operation introduced at Croydon (TC).

RM835

RM835 shortly before the end rests at West End Green
September 1978

© Paul Davis

28.10.78
Route withdrawn - replaced by 159 & 190

croydon book
First and last times shown in this booklet which is for sale  (pdf)