Route History

190 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
08.04.51
TH
18RT
16RT
10RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street - Brigstock Road - Thornton Heath Pond - Croydon - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf
This was a tram replacement route replacing #42

22.10.52
TH
18RT
15RT
10RT

THORNTON HEATH High St - Brigstock Road - Thornton Heath Pond - Croydon - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf (Suns) Purley  -  Coulsdon  -  Marlpit Lane -  OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose
Mon-Sat extended from South Croydon to Old Coulsdon via withdrawn 166A.

06.10.54
TC
--
--
5RT
 
TH
17RT
13RT
5RT

Mon-Sat and half Sunday Croydon allocation transferred to Thornton Heath (TH).

02.05.56
TH
15RT
13RT
9RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
Sunday extended from South Croydon to Old Coulsdon replacing withdrawn 159 on this day
Croydon (TC) allocation withdrawn.

RT181

RT181 Croydon ?

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30.04.58
TH
15RT
13RT
9RT
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
31.12.66
TC
12RT
12RT
--
 
TH
--
--
5RT

Mon-Sat Thornton Heath (TH) allocation transferred to Croydon (TC)

RT3281

RT3281 West Croydon Station

© John Parkin

18.04.70
TC
12RT
10RM
--
 
TH
--
--
4RT

Saturday Routemasters introduced.

190 map
Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
31.10.70
TC
14RT
8RM
--

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - mainly replaced by Sunday only Route 59.

20.11.71
TC
10RM
8RM
--

Routemasters introduced on Mon-Fri.

347

Southend Leyland PD stands in for a Routemaster during shortages in 1975
Old Coulsdon

© John Parkin

28.10.78
TC171+
11RM
13RM
3RM

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
Sunday service re-introduced replacing part of withdrawn 59.

23.04.83
TC171+
9RM
14RM
3D

Sunday service converted to double deck one person operation.

19.10.84
TC171+
9Dc
9Dc/5RM
3D

Mon-Sat Daimler Fleetline (crew) operation commenced.

02.02.85
TC171+
8D
13D
3D

Daily service converted to double deck one person operation.

DM1798

DM1798 Jolly Farmers at Purley

© John Parkin

05.09.87
TC171+
9Dc
13D
3D

THORNTON HEATH - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose - Taunton Manor School (SDO)
School day only journeys extended from Tudor Rose to Taunton Manor School

14.05.88
TC171+
--
--
5L

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON (Suns)
Mon-Sat service replaced by revised service 50.
which took over the running number sequence

L139

L139 Thornton Heath

© John Parkin

21.07.90
Route withdrawn - mainly replaced by Route 50.

Operating Garages

TC Croydon
Changeover point garage

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point garage