Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AF
18NS
16NS
13NS
 
AR
19NS
--
--
 
D
--
19NS
13NS

PUTNEY COMMON Cricketers - Putney Bridge - New Kings Road - Parsons Green - Chelsea - Kings Road - Sloane Square - Knightsbridge - Piccadilly - Shaftesbury  Avenue - Bloomsbury
- High Holborn - Holborn Circus - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Kingsland Road - Dalston Junction - Graham Road - Hackney Station - Lower Clapton Road - Median Road - Dunlace Road - HOMERTON Clapton Park Tavern

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
28.05.37
AF
15STL
17STL
12STL
 
AR
20STL
--
--
 
D
--
17STL
12STL

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Putney Common  changed from Cricketers to Spencer Arms

06.10.37
AF
15STL
4STL
12STL
 
AR
20STL
--
--
 
B
--
13STL
--
 
D
--
17STL
12STL

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Part of Saturday Chelverton Road (AF) allocation transferred to Battersea (B)

13.12.39
AF
12STL
1RT
12STL
1RT
6STL
1RT
 
AR
14STL
14STL
--
 
H
--
--
9STL

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Saturday only Battersea (B) withdrawn
Saturday Tottenham (AR) introduced
Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn
Sunday only Hackney (H) introduced

20.03.40
AR
14STL
5ST
11STL
5ST
--
 
GM
14STL
11STL
9STL
 
H
--
--
10STL

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Daily Chelverton Road (AF) replaced by Gillingham Street (GM)

29.10.41
GM
14STL
11STL
8STL
 
H
19STL
16STL
10STL

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Mon-Sat Tottenham (AR) replaced by Hackney (H)

12.11.47
B
12STL
14STL
14STL
 
H
21STL
18STL
14STL

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Daily Gillingham Street (GM) allocation replaced  by Battersea (B)

17.01.51
B
11RTW
14RTW
12RTW
 
H
28RTW
18RTW
16RTW

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Type change from STL to RTW.

30.04.58
B
10RTW+
13RTW
10RTW
    1RTL/19    
 
H
23RTW
18RTW
14RTW

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.11.59
B
11RTW
12RTW
13RTW
 
H
20RTW
14RTW
9RTW

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
No changes in this period

RTW306 Clapton Park Tavern stand
01.05.66
B
11RTL
11RTL
10RTL
 
H
20RTL
14RTL
9RM

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Type change as above

01.10.67
B
13RT
10RT
8RT
 
H
17RM
12RM
8RM

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Type change as above

11.11.67
B
13RM
10RM
8RM
 
H
17RM
12RM
8RM

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Type change as above

07.09.68
B
17RM
12RM
8RM
 
CT
17RM
12RM
8RM

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Hackney (H) allocation replaced by Clapton (CT) allocation.

12.04.69
B
14RM
10RM
8RM
 
CT
17RM
13RM
9RM
    +1RM/19    

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Schedule change

12.08.72
B
14RM+
8RM
5RM
    1RM/19    
 
CT
16RM
13RM
8RM

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Schedule change

12.10.72
B
14RM+
9RM
5RM
    1RM/19    
 
CT
11RM+
6RM
8RM
    1RM/253    

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
CT allocation reduced with introduction of new Route 22A between Homerton and Liverpool Street

RT2652 at the changeover point for Clapton (CT)

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05.10.74
B
14RM+
10RM
5RM
    1RM/19    
 
CT
12RM
8RM
8RM

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Cross link with Route 253 withdrawn

RM1270 Piccadilly Circus ( yuk )
19.03.77
B1+
11RM+
10RM
5RM
    1RM/19    
 
CT21+
12RM
9RM
10RM

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
PVR change

25.04.81
B1+
11RM+
10RM
7RM
    1RM/19    
 
CT21+
15RM
9RM
5RM

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
PVR change

01.11.85
CT21+
13RM
8RM
5RM
 
WD81+
13RM
10RM
9RM

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Battersea (B) allocation replaced by Wandsworth (WD) allocation.

RM2164 (WD) Hyde Park Corner

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07.02.87
CT21+
7RM
8RM
7T
 
WD81+
19RM
10RM
10M

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON 
Sunday One Person Operation introduced.

RM1262 (WD) Hackney Baths

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11.07.87
AF61+
15RM
15RM
4M
 
AG
11RM
7RM
--
 
CT
--
--
12T

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON
Wandsworth (WD) allocation transferred to Putney (AF) and Mon-Sat Clapton (CT) allocation transferred to Ash Grove.

15.08.87
AF61+
15RM
15RM
4M
 
AG221+
11RM
7RM
12T

PUTNEY COMMON - HOMERTON 
Sunday only Clapton (CT) allocation transferred to Ash Grove (AG)

RML901 (AG) Spencer Arms

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21.11.87
AF61+
18RML
11RML
4M
  AG221+
--
--
12T

HOMERTON (Suns) - BLOOMSBURY ( Mon-Sat ) - PUTNEY COMMON
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Bloomsbury and Homerton - replaced by new 22B..
Mon-Sat Ash Grove allocation transferred to 22B.

13.08.88
AF61+
18RML
11RML
4M
 
AG221+
--
--
14T

HOMERTON HOSPITAL (Sun evenings) - HOMERTON (Suns) - BLOOMSBURY (Mon-Sat) - PUTNEY COMMON
Sunday evenings extended from Homerton to Homerton Hospital

24.02.90
AF61+
16RML
11RML
8M

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Withdrawn east of Piccadilly Circus.
Sunday only Ash Grove allocation withdrawn.

 

RML2586 at Hyde Park Corner

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12.05.90
AF61+
16RML
11RML
5M
 
GM
--
--
4M

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Sunday GM allocation introduced.

 

M858 (GM) Pall Mall

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25.05.91
AF61+
8RML
11RML
5M
 
AL281+
--
--
7M
 
GM
7RML
--
--

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Sunday GM allocation transferred to Merton (AL).
Mon-Fri GM allocation introduced.

DMS2410 Putney Bridge Station

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05.06.93
AF61+
15RML
12RML
6M
 
AL281+
--
--
7M

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Victoria (GM) allocation withdrawn

M1337 (AL) Hyde Park Corner, note the blind difference with the GM bus

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17.07.93
AF
15RML
12RML
--
 
AL
--
--
13M

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Sunday (AF) allocation withdrawn.

M176 (AL) Putney Common
23.07.00
AF
16RML
14RML
--
 
AL
--
--
15PVL

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Sunday Route converted to low floor operation.

02.02.03
AF
19RML
13RML
3WVL
 
AL
--
--
15PVL

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Sunday Putney (AF) allocation added.

RML887 at Putney Common
22.07.05
AF61+
19WVL
14WVL
8WVL
 
AL281+
--
--
6PVL

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Converted daily to double deck OPO operation.

Late running WVL174 Hyde Park Corner
20.10.07
AF61+
22WVL
19WVL
13WVL
 
AL281+
--
--
5PVL

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Contract renewal

PVL124 Sloane Street
30.06.12
AF61+
22WVL
19WVL
13WVL
 
AL281+
--
--
6PVL

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Contract renewal

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
09.03.17
AF61+
22EH/WHV
19EH/WHV
13EH/WHV
 
AL281+
--
--
6WHV

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Putney High Street scheme commenced, hybrid buses only allowed thus new buses even though only garage journeys affected

15.07.17
AF61+
24EH/WHV
25EH/WHV
16EH/WHV

PUTNEY COMMON  -  OXFORD CIRCUS
Withdrawn between Green Park and Piccadilly Circus but diverted instead via Berkely Square and Conduit Street to Oxford Circus Stand at Henrietta Place
Sunday only Merton (AL) allocation withdrawn

Taken from Greater London Bus Map 36, July 2017
Drawn by © Mike Harris

22.10.17
AF61+
20EH
21EH
13EH

PUTNEY COMMON  -  OXFORD CIRCUS
Contract renewal

Sunday 14th October 2018 there was a charity marathon, thus all 22's were curtailed at HPC as can be seen here by EH109 at
Putney Common

Operating Garages

CT Clapton
Changeover point outside garage

H Hackney
Changeover point outside garage

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point not known

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point Hyde park Corner see below

B Battersea
Changeover point KIngs Road / Beaufort Street

AF Putney
Changeover point Putney Church

WD Wandsworth
Changeover point Eel Brook Common

AL Merton
Changeover point at garage - meal reliefs at Chelverton Road (AF) see below

D Dalston
Changeover point not known

AR Tottenham
Changeover point not known

GM buses were scheduled to enter/finish service (variously) at Piccadilly Circus - Sloane Square and Hyde Park Corner on Mondays to Fridays. Daytime crew changes were at HPCR but after approx. 1830 changes were done in the garage with buses going to/from Picc. Circus. On Sundays MOST buses ran dead to/from Picc Circus for changeovers and meal reliefs but one GM duty took its meal relief at AF and a couple of AL duties took their reliefs at GM

Live visual

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 21.10.20