Route History

172 fares

07.04.52
J
5RT
5RT
5RT
 
RL
27RT
25RT
9RT

FOREST HILL - Brockley - New Cross - Peckham - Camberwell - Elephant & Castle - Westminster Bridge - Victoria Embankment - Arundel Street - Aldwych - Kingsway - Bloomsbury,Rosebery Avenue - Angel - Islington - Upper Street - Highbury - Holloway Road - HIGHGATE Macdonald Road
This was a tram replacement route replacing #35

172 times

Scanned from October 1953 Red Book

06.01.54
J
5RT
5RT
5RT
 
Q
26RTL
25RTL
9RTL

Rye Lane (RL) allocation transferred to Camberwell (Q). This was connected to the closure of Nunhead (AH) garage.

21.07.54
J
5RT
5RT
5RT
 
WL
25RTL
25RTL
9RTL

Camberwell (Q) allocation transferred to Walworth (WL)

02.05.56
J
5RT
5RT
5RT
 
PM
--
--
9RT
 
WL
21RTL
25RTL
--

Sunday Walworth (WL) allocation transferred to Peckham (PM)

RTL1423

RTL1423 when operating the original Forest Hill working seen here in Holloway Road as evidenced by the overhead wiring

This image availabe on the
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16.10.57
J
5RT
5RT
5RT
 
SW
19RTL
17RTL
7RTL

NORWOOD GARAGE (Suns)- WEST NORWOOD Thurlow Arms (Mon-Sat) Herne Hill - Brixton - Kennington - Westminster Bridge - Victoria Embankment - Arundel Street - Aldwych - Kingsway - Bloomsbury - Rosebery Avenue - Islington - Holloway Road - ARCHWAY Macdonald Road
Southern section of route diverted at Westminster to Norwood.
The southern sections of 171/172 were exchanged for scheduling purposes.
Peckham (PM) and Walworth (WL) replaced by Stockwell (SW)

1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
J
5RT
3RT
1RT
 
Q
19RTL
15RTL
10RTL

Stockwell (SW) allocation transferred to Camberwell (Q)

18.11.64
J
5RT
1RT
--
 
Q
19RTL
14RTL
--

WEST NORWOOD Thurlow Arms - ARCHWAY STATION (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn. Archway to Bloomsbury section replaced by new Sunday 188A service.

RTL1542

RTL1542 Victoria Embankment

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31.12.66
J
5RT
1RT
--
 
Q
17RTL
13RTL
--

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale (Sats) - WEST NORWOOD STN (Mon-Fri) - ARCHWAY STATION
Saturday extended in West Norwood to "The Rosendale" to replace withdrawn Saturday 2A

1970 map
Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
27.03.71
J
5RT
1RT
3RT
 
Q
14RT
10RT
--

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale (Sats) - WEST NORWOOD STN (Mon-Fri) - BLOOMSBURY (Suns) - Islington - Liverpool Road - Barnsbury - Holloway - ARCHWAY STATION
Sunday re-introduced between Archway and Bloomsbury replacing withdrawn 188A.
Service re-routed between Islington and Holloway via Barnsbury and Liverpool Road.

1971 times
 
RT2251

RT2251 Holloway Road

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RT download

03.09.71
HT
5RT
1RM
3RM
 
Q
14RT
10RM
--

Holloway (J) closed - allocation transferred to Holloway (HT)

05.01.74
HT
5RT
5RM
3RM
 
Q
14RT
--
--

WEST NORWOOD STN (Mon-Fri) - WESTMINSTER Horse Guards Avenue (Sats) - BLOOMSBURY (Suns) - ARCHWAY STATION
Saturday withdrawn between Westminster and West Norwood - partly replaced by 196 diversion between Brixton and Herne Hill and service 2B bifurcations in West Norwood to the Rosendale.

03.08.75
HT
5DM
5DM
3DM
 
Q
13DM
--
--

Daimler DM introduction.

DM1759

DM1750 seen at southbound on Holloway Road immediately south of the Archway gyratory

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

28.10.78
HT401+
5DM
7DM
3DM
 
Q1+
13DM
--
--

WEST NORWOOD (Mon-Fri) - Westminster - Whitehall - TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Sats) Strand - Aldwych - BLOOMSBURY (Suns) - ARCHWAY STATION
Diverted between Aldwych and Westminster via Strand and Trafalgar Square instead of Victoria Embankment.
Saturday terminal changed from Horse Guards Avenue to Trafalgar Square.

03.06.82
HT401+
5RM
7RM
4RM
 
Q1+
13RM
--
--

Daimlers replaced by Routemasters.

04.09.82
Q1+
13RM
--
--

WEST NORWOOD STN - Bloomsbury - Theobalds Road - Farringdon Road - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Fri)
Withdrawn between Bloomsbury and Archway and diverted instead to Kings Cross.

RM109

RM109 York Way stand

This image available on the
Routemaster CD

03.08.85
Route withdrawn.

Operating Garages

HT Holloway
Changeover point Macdonald Road - Archway

J Holloway
Changeover point outside garage

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Kennington Church

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Kennington Church after 1957 or Camberwell Green pre 1957

WL Walworth
Changeover point Camberwell Nags Head

RL Rye Lane
Changeover point Peckham Garage

PM Peckham
Changeover point Peckham Garage

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