Route History

Route 1 fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.08.38
A
3LTL
3LTL
3LTL

CARSHALTON Park Lane - Wallington - Woodcote Green - Purley - OLD LODGE LANE
New single deck route replacing Route 234 between Purley and Old Lodge Lane

13.12.39
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

Jointly operated with Route 234

1939 map
Extracted from 1939 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
28.10..42
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

WALLINGTON Melbourne Road  -  OLD LODGE LANE
Withdrawn between Wallington and Carshalton

18.11.42
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

WALLINGTON Grosvenor Road-  OLD LODGE LANE
Wallington terminal changed

21.04.43
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

WALLINGTON Melbourne Road  -  OLD LODGE LANE
Wallington terminal reverted to Melbourne Road

09.02.44
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

WALLINGTON Belmont Road  -  OLD LODGE LANE
Wallington terminal changed

19.04.44
TC
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

Sutton (A)  allocation moved to Croydon (TC)

22.02.50
TC
5LTL
5LTL
5LTL

HACKBRIDGE Elm Road  -  PURLEY Old Lodge Lane
The route receives its own allocation and extended from Wallington to Hackbridge

LT1090

LT1090 unknown location

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

06.05.53
TC
5RF
5RF
4RF

Converted to RF operation.

30.04.58
TC
5RF
4RF
3RF

1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
08.08.66
TC
6RFo
7RFo
2RFo

Converted to OPO using existing RF type.
HACKBRIDGE Elm Road (Mon-Fri except pm peak/Sat/Sun) - WALLINGTON (Mon-Fri pm peak) - PURLEY Old Lodge Lane
Mon-Fri pm peaks withdrawn between Wallington and Hackbridge.

18.04.70
TC
6RFo
7RFo
2RFo

HACKBRIDGE Elm Road - PURLEY Old Lodge Lane
Extended from Wallington to Hackbridge at all times

RF529

RF529 Foxley Lane

© Malcolm Allan

30.01.77
TC221+
6BL
4BL
2BL

RF type withdrawn - replaced by Bristols.

28.10.78
TC221+
5BL
4BL
2BL

PURLEY Old Lodge Lane - WALLINGTON STATION (Mon-Fri) - Park Lane - Carshalton High Street - Carshalton Stn - Nightingale Rd - HACKBRIDGE Elm Road (Sat/Sun)
Withdrawn between Wallington and Hackbridge via London Road and diverted instead via Carshalton Station and Nightingale Road.

BL19

BL19 seen at the Mon-Fri terminus shortly before the route was extended at all times to Streatham Garage

© John Parkin

25.04.81
TC221+
9BL
7BL
4BL

PURLEY Old Lodge Lane - Woodcote Green - Wallington - Carshalton Station - Hackbridge Corner - Cranmer Road - Mitcham - Mitcham Lane - STREATHAM GARAGE
Extended from Hackbridge to Streatham Garage via withdrawn 115.

24.04.82
TC221+
9LS
7LS
4LS

Converted to Leyland National operation.

LS194

LS194 Mitcham Fair Green

© john Parkin

04.02.84
Route withdrawn.
Replaced by routes 127 - 127A - 12A - 200

Operating Garage

TC South Croydon
Changeover point Purley

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