Route History

Route 1 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
A
7LTL
7LTL
7LTL
lt logo Prior to this date the route had been numbered 87

STREATHAM COMMON Greyhound  - Mitcham Lane - Mitcham - Hackbridge - Wallington - Woodcote Green - PURLEY Railway Hotel
New daily single deck route

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
28.05.37
A
4LTL
3LTL
3LTL

CARSHALTON Park Lane  -  Wallington  -  Woodcote Green  -  Purley Cross  -  Brighton Road  -  PURLEY Old Lodge Lane
Withdrawn between Wallington and Streatham Common - this section replaced by new double deck Route 115
Diverted at Wallington to CARCHALTON Park Lane
Diverted at Purley Cross via Brighton Road to Old Lodge Lane instead of Railway Hotel

03.08.38
A
3LTL
3LTL
2LTL

CARSHALTON Park Lane  -  Wallington  -  Woodcote Green  -  Purley Cross -  RIDDLESDOWN Mitchley Avenue
Diverted at Purley Cross via Mitchley Avenue to Riddlesdown - the Old Lodge Lane section replaced by new 234A

13.12.39
A
$6LTL
$4LTL
$4LTL

$ Jointly operated with Route 234A

28.10.42
A
$6LTL
$4LTL
$4LTL

WALLINGTON Melbourne Road  -  RIDDLESDOWN
Withdrawn between Wallington and Carshalton

18.11.42
A
$6LTL
$4LTL
$4LTL

WALLINGTON Grosvenor Road -  RIDDLESDOWN
Wallington terminal changed to Grosvenor Road

21.04.43
A
$6LTL
$4LTL
$4LTL

WALLINGTON Melbourne Road  -  RIDDLESDOWN
Wallington terminal reverted to Melbourne Road

09.02.44
A
$6LTL
$4LTL
$4LTL

WALLINGTON Belmont Road -  RIDDLESDOWN
Wallington terminal changed to Belmont Road

19.04.44
TC
$6LTL
$6LTL
$4LTL

Sutton (A) allocation moved to Croydon (TC)

26.10.49
TC
$9LTL
$9LTL
$9LTL

WALLINGTON Belmont Road - Woodcote Green  -  Purley  -  Riddlesdown - Rectory Park  -  Sanderstead Church  -  SELSDON Farley Road
Extended from Riddlesdown to Selsdon

22.02.50
TC
5RT
5RT
5RT

WALLINGTON Beddington Gardens  -  SELSDON Farley Road
Route converted to double deck operation and cut back to terminate in Beddington Gardens because of low bridge at Wallington Station.
Joint operation with Route 234A discontinued

1952 map
Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
30.04.58
TC
6RT+
6RT
3RT

1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
29.01.64
TC
8RT
5RT
2RM

Sunday Routemasters introduced.

18.06.66
TC
8RT
4RM
2RM

WALLINGTON Beddington Gardens (Mon-Fri/Sun) - PURLEY (Sats) - SELSDON
Saturday withdrawn between Wallington and Purley - presumably LT felt that the 234A was adequate between these points.

07.08.66
TC
9RT
4RM
2RM

HACKBRIDGE CORNER Elm Road (Mon-Fri peaks) - WALLINGTON Shotfield (Mon-Fri/Suns) - PURLEY (Sats) - SELSDON
Mon-Fri peaks extended to Hackbridge (the Road under Wallington railway bridge made lower)

RM1832

RM1832 (TC) seen on a weekend duty

This image available with the Routemaster download

31.12.66
TC
9RT
--
--

HACKBRIDGE CORNER Elm Road (Mon-Fri peaks) - WALLINGTON Shotfield (Mon-Fri) - SELSDON
Saturday and Sunday withdrawn - Saturday service replaced by new 115B and Sunday replaced by 57A

17.02.68
TC
9RT
--
--

HACKBRIDGE CORNER - SELSDON
Extended from Wallington to Hackbridge at all times instead of just peaks.

RT

RT1327 turns into Foxley Lane at Woodcote Green

© John Parkin

18.04.70
TC
7XA
--
--

Converted to OPO with Atlanteans made redundant from Route 67.

FRM1

A rare shot of FRM1 at Woodcote Green

Part of the Jeff Lloyd collection

22.01.73
TC201+
7DMS
--
--

Atlanteans replaced by DMS type.

XA18

XA18 location unknown

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

04.09.82
TC201+
4DMS
2DMS
--

HACKBRIDGE (Mon-Fri peaks) - PURLEY - SELSDON ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks between Purley and Hackbridge.
Saturday service re-introduced between Purley and Selsdon
replacing Route 234B on this day.

DMS1936

DMS1936 queues at Purley

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

04.02.84
TC201+
4DMS
--
--

MITCHAM Fair Green - Hackbridge - Wallington - Woodcote Green - Purley - Riddlesdown - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks and withdrawn altogether on Saturdays but extended from Hackbridge to Mitcham Mon-Fri peaks.

27.04.85
Route withdrawn.

Operating Garage

TC South Croydon
Changeover point Purley

A Sutton
Changeover point Wallington

croydon book
The full timetable for 234/A in this booklet which is for sale  (pdf)