Route History

Fares

11.07.51
PM
16RT
10RT
6RT

GREENWICH CHURCH - Deptford - Surrey Docks Stn - Rotherhithe - Bermondsey - LONDON BRIDGE (Suns) Southwark Street - Stamford Street - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat )
NEW TRAM REPLACEMENT ROUTE TO REPLACE WITHDRAWN TRAM ROUTE#70

70 times 1952

Scanned from August 1952 Red Book

22.10.52
PM
19RT
10RT
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GREENWICH - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route withdrawn

29.10.52
PM
19RT
10RT
6RT

GREENWICH CHURCH - LONDON BRIDGE (Suns) - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route restored after 1 week !!

07.10.53
PM
19RT
10RT
--

GREENWICH - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route withdrawn

02.03.54
NX
17RT
16RT
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ELTHAM Southend Crescent - Kidbrooke - Blackheath - Greenwich - Deptford - Surrey Docks Stn - Rotherhithe - Bermondsey - London Bridge - Southwark Street - Stamford Street - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat ) - Lambeth Bridge - VICTORIA ( Mon-Sat peaks)
Extended from Greenwich to Eltham and from Waterloo to Victoria (Mon-Sat peaks)
PM allocation transferred to New Cross (NX)

RT8

Pre War RT8

© Mick Webber

17.10.56
NX
16RT
13RT
--

ELTHAM - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat ) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday peak Route between Waterloo and Victoria withdrawn.

30.04.58
NX
16RT
12RT
--

ELTHAM - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat ) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks / Sat eves)
Saturday early evening extended from Waterloo to Victoria ( see tt below ).

70 TIMES

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

12.10.60
NX
12RT
12RT
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ELTHAM (Sats) - GREENWICH CHURCH (Mon-Fri) - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat ) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Greenwich and Eltham and between Waterloo and Victoria. The Eltham to Greenwich section replaced by revised Route 228.

27.02.63
NX
11RT
6RT
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ELTHAM (Sats) - GREENWICH CHURCH (Mon-Fri) - LONDON BRIDGE (Sats) - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday withdrawn between London Bridge and Waterloo.

1964 map
Extracted from July map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
18.11.64
NX
11RT
6RT
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ELTHAM (Sats) - GREENWICH CHURCH (Mon-Fri) - SURREY DOCKS (Sats) - LONDON BRIDGE (Sat early jnys) - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday withdrawn between Surrey Docks and London Bridge except for some early am journeys.

31.12.66
NX
10RT
--
--

GREENWICH CHURCH - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday Route withdrawn - replaced by revised Route 228.

07.09.68
NX
8RT
--
--

GREENWICH CHURCH - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri peak extension from Waterloo to Victoria withdrawn - replaced by new Red Arrow Route 503

18.04.70
NX
8SMS
--
--

Converted to single deck one person operation.

07.09.71
NX
8SMS
--
--

GREENWICH CHURCH - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri) or MONUMENT (early am journeys)
Some early journeys diverted over London Bridge to Monument Station.

04.07.76
NX
8DMS
--
--

Converted to double deck operation.

28.10.78
NX
11DMS
10DMS
8DMS

LEWISHAM Riverdale Centre - Deptford - Surrey Docks - London Bridge - Waterloo - Westminster - VICTORIA
Early am jnys diverted to Monument
Revised to operate daily. Diverted at Deptford to Lewisham instead of Greenwich.
Some garage journeys ran via Route 36 from Victoria to New Cross !!

DMS749 Lewisham bound

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01.03.80
NX
11DMS
10DMS
8DMS

LEWISHAM Bus Station - VICTORIA
Early am jnys diverted to Monument.
Withdrawn between Lewisham Bus Station and Riverdale Centre.

04.09.82
NX
6DMS
6DMS
6DMS

SURREY DOCKS - VICTORIA
Early am jnys diverted to Monument
Withdrawn between Surrey Docks and Lewisham Bus Station.

02.02.85
NX
6T
--
--

SURREY DOCKS - VICTORIA ( Mon-Fri )
Early am jnys diverted to Monument
Sat & Sun Route withdrawn.

03.08.85
PM101+
10LS
5LS
3LS

* Joint with 70A
PECKHAM GARAGE - South Bermondsey - Surrey Docks - Redriff Road - ROTHERHITHE STN (Sat/Sun) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri)
Route revised as above and allocation moved to Peckham (PM).
Converted to single deck operation.
Replaced part withdrawn P5

70 leaflet
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02.11.85
PM101+
10T
5T
3T

Converted to double deck operation',* Joint with 70A

06.06.87
PM101+
10T
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--

PECKHAM GARAGE - VICTORIA ( Mon-Fri except evgs)
Sat and Sun Route withdrawn.

19.11.88
Route withdrawn
- replaced mainly by New P11

 

Operating Garages

PM Peckham
Changeover point Peckham Garage forecourt

NX New Cross
Changeover point Waterloo or Victoria