Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
CF
18STL
15STL
8STL
 
N
16LT
15LT
8LT

CRYSTAL PALACE - College Road - South Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Croxted Road - Herne Hill - Effra Road - Brixton - Kennington - Lambeth North - Westminster Bridge - Whitehall - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Great Portland Street - Albany Street - CAMDEN TOWN

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
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17.04.35
CF
18STL
15STL
--
J
--
--
8ST
 
N
16LT
15LT
8LT

Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) replaced by Holloway (J)

24.03.37
CF
18STL
15STL
8STL
 
N
16LT
15LT
8LT

Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) reinstated at the expense of Holloway (J)

09.06.37
CF
18STL
15STL
8STL
 
N
16LT
15LT
8LT

CRYSTAL PALACE - College Road - South Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Croxted Road - Herne Hill - Effra Road - Brixton - Kennington - Lambeth Bridge - Millbank - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Great Portland Street - Albany Street - CAMDEN TOWN
Rerouted between Kennington and Parliament Square via Lambeth Bridge instead of Westminster Bridge

16.10.38
J
18STL
16STL
8STL
 
N
16LT
14LT
8LT

Chalk Farm (CF) withdrawn in favour of Holloway (J)
This was part of a series of reallocations where the 4 was transferred from Holloway to Tottenham and the 39 transferred from Tottenham to Chalk Farm to complete the circle

07.05.39
J
18STL
16STL
--
 
N
16LT
14LT
--

CRYSTAL PALACE - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn and replaced by new Sunday only Route 3A which ran between Edgware and Crystal Palace operated by Hendon (AE)

18.10.39
CF
14STL
9STL
8STL
 
N
9LT
8LT
8LT

CRYSTAL PALACE - CAMDEN TOWN ( Daily )
Sunday service reinstated and Route 3A withdrawn
Holloway (J) allocation replaced by reinstated Chalk Farm (CF) - the gap at Holloway filed by Route 4

11.10.50
CF
14STL
12STL
9RTL
 
N
24RT
20RT
8RT

Norwood (N) allocation converted to RT

02.05.51
CF
14RTL
12RTL
9RTL
 
N
24RT
20RT
8RT

CF allocation changed from STL to RTL.

 

30.04.58
CF
12RTL
10RTL
8RTL
 
N
21RT
19RT
8RT


01.11.64
CF
10RTL
6RTL
6RTL
 
N
21RT
24RT
7RM

Sunday N allocation converted from RT to RM

 

01.12.64
CF
10RM
7RM
6RM
 
N
21RM
21RM
7RM

Daily allocation converted to RM operation.

 

07.09.68
CF
10RM
7RM
6RM
 
N
19RM+
19RM
9RM
    1RM/137    

RM249 Unipart at the Camden Gardens stand, April 1973

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18.05.75
CF
10RM
6RM
4RML
 
N
19RM
16RM
7RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - CAMDEN TOWN ( Daily )
Sunday CF converted from RM to RML

RM2059 has been turned short at Lambeth Bridge and is about to finish this trip. The driver seems happy with Mike taking his photo

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19.10.75
CF
10RM
6RM
4DM
 
N
19RM
16RM
7RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - CAMDEN TOWN ( Daily )
Sunday CF converted from RML to DM.

DM1028 Parliament Square

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Demo Titan usually found on Route 24

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15.05.76
CF
10RM
7RM
6DM
 
N
19RM
17RM
8RM

 

SRM16 Whitehall, July 1977

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22.04.79
CF91+
11RM
5RM
2RML
 
N61+
15RM
14RM
7RM

Sunday CF allocation reverted to RML

RML2694 at Crystal Palace

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Schilibeer RM2130 at Camden Gardens , August 1979

 

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26.04.81
CF91+
--
--
2RML
 
Q71+
12RM
7RM
--
 
SW41+
15RM
10RM
6RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - CAMDEN TOWN (Sundays) Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Monday-Saturday)
Monday-Saturday extended from Camden Town to Parliament Hill Fields via Kentish Town.
Monday-Saturday CF withdrawn.
Daily N allocation transferred to SW.

04.09.82
CF91+
10RM
--
4RM
 
Q41+
22RM
17RM
5RM

SW allocation withdrawn. Monday-Friday CF allocation re-introduced.

RM1933 Brixton Station

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27.10.84
CF91+
14RM
6RML
3RML
 
Q71+
--
11RM
--
 
WL181+
14RM
--
4RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - - CAMDEN TOWN
Withdrawn between Camden Town & Parliament Hill Fields - this section replaced by revised 53.
Monday-Saturday/Sunday Q allocation transferred to WL.

03.08.85
CF91+
14RM
6RML
3RML
 
WL181+
11RM
11RM
4RM

Saturday only Q allocation - transferred to WL with RM

02.11.85
CF91+
14RM
6RML
3RML
 
Q71+
11RM
16RM
6RM

Walworth closure - allocation transferred to Camberwell (Q)

21.06.86
Q71+
11RM
16RM
6RM
 
SW161+
8RM
--
--

CRYSTAL PALACE  -   OXFORD CIRCUS  -   CAMDEN TOWN (Saturday shopping hours/Sunday)
Withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Camden Town except for Saturday shopping hours and Sunday

Mpn-Fri Stockwell (SW) reintroduced

07.02.87
Q71+
19RM
16RM
6RM

Stockwell (SW) allocation withdrawn

04.04.87
Q71+
19RM
15RM
5RM

CRYSTAL PALACE  -   OXFORD CIRCUS
Withdrawn between Oxford Circus & Camden Town.

11.07.87
Q71+
19RM
16RM
8T

Sunday Route converted to OPO operation.

T929 shows off the dot matrix blind
Pall Mall July 1992

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27.02.88
Q71+
15RM
13RM
6T

OXFORD CIRCUS  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Mon-Fri service reduced with the introduction of new OPO Route 3A

RML2614 Whitehall
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T1001 on a short working at Brixton, April 1990
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02.01.93
Q71+
24SP
13SP
10SP

Daily Route converted to OPO operation.

SP23 Whitehall

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 19.02.94
Temporarily reverted to T Operation until 1st April 1994 due to Road works - Spectras (SPs) used on Route 40 instead

NV95 Oxford Circus

05.02.00
BC1+
26TA
18TA
11TA
Contract reassigned

 


Map scanned from April 2001 leaflet
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26.02.04
BC1+
25TA
18TA
16TA
Contract novated to Travel London
 


10.02.07
BC1+
21TA
18TA
11TA

Contract Renewal

21.05.09
BC1+
22TA
18TA
11TA
Now under Abellio London ownership
Abellio 9746 pulls up at the departure stop at Crystal Palace


11.02.12
QB601+
22E
20E
12E

Contract renewal - allocation moved to Battersea (QB)

 

17.01.15
QB601+
22E
20E
12E

REGENT STREET Conduit Street  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Withdrawn between Conduit Street and Oxford Circus although blinds show PICCADILLY CIRCUS unlike the 15 which used to show REGENT STREET

Abellio Enviro 2432 at Trafalgar Square

09.02.16
QB301+
22LT
21LT
14LT

Start of conversion to New Routemaster
Running number change

 

Abellio LT711 seen at Crystal Palace about to start a journey to Conduit Street

 

11.02.17
QB301+
21LT
19LT
13LT

Contract extended for two years

15.07.17
QB301+
20LT
19LT
12LT

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  PICCADILLY CIRCUS
Withdrawn between Piccadilly Circus and Conduit Street
Stand is Charles ll Street which was made vacant by Route 22

02.12.17
WL301+
20LT
19LT
12LT

Allocation moved to Walworth (WL) the 345 was moved to Battersea in exchange

09.02.19
WL301+
20LT
19LT
12LT

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  PICCADILLY CIRCUS
Contract renewal


Operating Garages

N Norwood
Changeover point Herne Hill (Dulwich Road) - garage journeys ran dead from Herne Hill via Route 68 or in service via "The Rosendale"

WL Walworth (LT)
Changeover point Kennington

WL Walworth ( Abellio )
Changeover point Kennington

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Kennington

SW Stockwell
Changeover point was at Brixton (Lambeth Town Hall) - Effra Road s/b, Brixton Hill n/b

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Camden Gardens stand

BC Beddington
Changeover at Crystal Palace Bus Station

QB Battersea
Changeover at Kennington Church

J Holloway
Changeover at Camden Town stand