Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AF
28NS
21NS
18NS
 
D
--
--
14LT
 
T
11NS
11LT
10NS
10ST+
--
      4ST/35  

ROEHAMPTON Earl Spencer - Doverhouse Road - Putney - Fulham Palace Road - Lillie Road - West Brompton - South Kensington - Brompton Road -  Knightsbridge - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Baker Street - Euston Road - Kings Cross - Islington - Highbury - Dalston - Hackney - HACKNEY WICK ( Daily ) - HACKNEY STADIUM ( Greyhound meeting journeys )

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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17.07.35
CK
29LT
22LT
18LT
 
D
--
--
14NS
 
T
22NS
20NS
--
      4ST/35  

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK  - HACKNEY STADIUM ( Greyhound meeting journeys )
Chelverton Road (AF) allocation replaced by Chiswick (CK)

12.02.36
AF
28STL
20STL
22STL
 
T
23ST
23ST
7ST

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK  - HACKNEY STADIUM ( Greyhound meeting journeys )
Chiswick (CK) allocation transferred back to Chelverton Road (AF)

03.08.38
AF
32STL
23STL
22STL
 
H
23STL
22STL
--
      4STL/6  
 
T
--
--
8ST

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK  - HACKNEY STADIUM ( Greyhound meeting journeys )
Mon-Sat Leyton (T) allocation moved to Hackney (H) filling the gap left by Route 67 being moved to Dalston - the gap at Leyton (T) filled by the 38 being moved from Dalston (D) thus completing the circle

12.10.38
AF
27STL
21STL
19STL
 
H
28STL
21STL+
11STL
      4STL/6  

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK  - HACKNEY STADIUM ( Greyhound meeting journeys )
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation moved to Hackney (H)

01.11.39
AF
20STL
16STL
13STL
 
H
21STL
21STL
17STL

ROEHAMPTON Earl Spencer - HACKNEY WICK ( Daily )
Hackney Stadium journeys withdrawn

20.03.40
AF
20RT
16RT
12RT
 
H
21STL
21STL
12STL

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
RT type introduced

20.11.40
AF
21ST
20ST
12ST
 
H
19STL
19STL
13STL

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
RT type withdrawn

29.10.41
AF
21RT
20RT
13RT
 
H
19STL
19STL
12STL

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
RT type reintroduced

03.05.50
AF
34RT
28RT
21RT
 
H
20RT
20RT
21RT
ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Allocation entry for May 1950 below


11.10.50
AF
34RT
28RT
18RT
 
H
20RT
20RT
19RT

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
RT type introduced at Hackney (H)

22.10.52
AF
34RT
28RT
23RT
 
H
11RT
9RTL
1RT
19RTL
19RTL

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
RTL type introduced at Hackney (H)

08.05.53
AF
34RT
28RT
21RT
 
H
20RTL
20RTL
21RTL

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
RT type withdrawn from Hackney (H)

RTL626 Marylebone Road at Baker Street Stn - note the lack of traffic

04.05.55
AF
30RTL
26RTL
18RTL
 
H
19RTL
19RTL
19RTL

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
RT type replaced by RTL at Putney (AF)

30.04.58
AF
30RTL
26RTL
17RTL
 
H
17RTL
19RTL
17RTL

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

01.07.64
AF
23RM
19RM
15RM
 
H
19RM
16RM
16RM

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Route converted from RTL to RM operation.

17.06.67
AF
12RM
9RML
7RML
 
H
26RM+
23RM
15RM
    1RTL/22    

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Weekend RML introduced at Putney (AF)

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Allocation Books

07.09.68
AF
12RM
9RML
5RML
 
H
26RM+
23RM
15RM
    1RM/35    

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Cross link changed from RTL to RM

11.09.71
AF
12RM
9RML
5RML
 
H
22RM+
23RM
14RM
    2RM/35    

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Small allocation changes

28.04.73
AF
13RM
12RML
7RML
 
H
23RM+
25RM
14RM
    2RM/35    

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Small allocation changes

RM1950 (H) St Geordges Hospital, Hyde Park Corner

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01.03.75
AF
13RM
12RML
6RML
 
H
23RM+
25RM
14RM
    2RM/35    

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Small allocation changes

15.05.76
AF
16RM
13RML
3RM
8RML
 
H
20RM+
21RM
13RM
    1RM/35    

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Small allocation changes

During the hot Summer of 1976 there was an acute shortage of Routemasters thus a lot of RT's were drafted back into service using RM blinds, Although the garage code show TH the blind gives away that the bus was garaged at Chelverton Road (AF) the 37 peeping through is the clue

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28.10.78
AF
16RM+
16RM
9RML
    1RML/74    
 
H
21RM
21RM
12RML
2RM

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Saturday AF allocation reverted to RM type

31.03.79
AF31+
13RM
10RM
6RML
 
H1+
17RM
14RM
11RML

ROEHAMPTON  -  HACKNEY WICK
Sunday RML introduced at H.

25.04.81
AF31+
14RM
10RM
7RML
 
AG141+
15RM
16RM
10RML

ROEHAMPTON Bessborough Road (Sat/Sun) Earl Spencer (Mon-Fri) Putney Heath - Putney - Fulham Cross - Old Brompton Road - South Kensington - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Baker Street - Marylebone Road - Euston Road - Kings Cross - Islington - Dalston - Hackney - HACKNEY WICK
Re-routed at Putney via Putney Hill and Putney Heath to Roehampton.
Saturday & Sunday extended in Roehampton to Bessborough Road.
H garage closed - allocation transferred to Ash Grove

31.10.81
AF
14RM
10RM
7RML
 
AG
15RM
16RM
10RML

ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue (One Mon-Fri am,evg,Sat/Sun) Earl Spencer (Mon-Fri) - HACKNEY WICK
Sat & Sun withdrawn between Earl Spencer and Bessborough Road at Roehampton and diverted instead to Danebury Avenue.

04.09.82
AF31+
14RM
10RM
7RML
 
CT101+
14RM
21RM
11RM

PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - Putney - Fulham Cross - South Kensington - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Baker Street - Marylebone Road - Euston Road - Kings Cross - Islington - Dalston - Hackney Downs - Hackney - HACKNEY WICK.
Withdrawn between Putney Heath and Roehampton and diverted at Hackney via Hackney Downs instead of Graham Road.
AG allocation transferred to CT.

07.02.87
CT101+
34T
22T
17T

HACKNEY WICK - WEST BROMPTON Empress State Building
OPO - Daily
Withdrawn between West Brompton and Putney Heath - replaced by Route 74 and 349

Click above to enlarge

M931 (CT) Angel Islington

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15.08.87
AG261+
34T
22T
17T

HACKNEY WICK - WEST BROMPTON Empress State Building
CT allocation transferred to AG.

T88 (AG) Clapton Garage

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25.05.91
AG261+
26T
19T
14T

HACKNEY WICK - Hackney - Dalston - Islington - Kings Cross - Euston - Russell Square - Holborn - Kingsway - Aldwych - The Strand - TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Diverted at Euston to Trafalgar Square replacing withdrawn 77

25.11.91
BW1+
26T
21T
14T

HACKNEY WICK  -  TRAFALGAR SQUARE
AG allocation transferred to BW.

10.10.92
T141+
16T
19T
15T
See below

HACKNEY WICK - Hackney - Dalston - Islington - Kings Cross - Euston - Baker Street - Portman Square - MARBLE ARCH
Re-routed at Euston to Marble Arch.
Withdrawn section Euston to Trafalgar Square replaced by new 91.
Bow (BW) allocation transferred to Leyton (T)

28.02.98
SD51+
16T
19T
15T

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH
T allocation transferred to Stratford Base.

08.01.00
SD51+
17TA
17TA
13TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH 
Converted to low floor double deck operation.

 

17176 Oxford Street


15.02.03
SD51+
24TA
17TA
15TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH 
Revised frequencies

 

17761 leaving the stand at Marble Arch


23.02.08
WH51+
23TA
19TA
17TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH 
Stratford (SD) closed. allocation moved to new base at Canning Town named West Ham (WH)

18500 was named Spirit of London to commemerate the bombing in July 2005 where a Trident was destroyed by terrorists at Tavistock Square on Route 30. Seen here in Grafton Way

26.06.09
BW151+
25TA
19TA
15TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH
Contract extended for two years and allocation moved to Bow (BW)

15123 St Paul's Road, Highbury

25.06.11
LI
23DN
17DN
13DN
Contract reassigned

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH
New contract

 

DN33629 Kings Cross

23.07.11
LI
23DN
17DN
13DN

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH
Diverted eastbound in Hackney via Amhurst Road instead of Dalston Lane and Narrow Way.

22.06.13
Li 251+
23DN
17DN
13DN
Contract reassigned

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH 
Operation passed to Tower Transit - operationally no change

DN33624 Marble Arch

14.12.13
Li 251+
23DN
17DN
13DN

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH 
Hackney Wick terminal changed from Eastway to Chapman Road to make room for the 26

01.03.14
Li
251+
23DN
18DN
14DN

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH 
Buses rerouted westbound at Euston Square via Bus Only lane direct to Marylebone Road instead of Grafton Way

DN33630 in Upper Street - Islington

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25.06.16
Li
251+
23DN
17DN
13DN

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH 
Contract extended for two years

23.06.18
KC101+
23VMH
18VMH
15VMH
Contract reassigned

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH
Contract reassigned to Metroline (KC) using new buses , the 46 was transferred to Holloay (HT) to make room

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
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12.10.19
KC101+
23VMH
18VMH
15VMH

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH
Rerouted eastbound from Morning Lane via Wick Road instead of Kenton Road and Cassland Road

VMH2470 Oxford Street

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28.08.21
KC101+
19VMH
18VMH
15VMH

HACKNEY WICK  -  MARBLE ARCH
Mon-Fri PVR reduction


Current Blind



30

 

Operating Garages

KC Kings Cross
Changeover point
e/b Baron Street Islington
w/b Pentonville Road, Islington

AF Chelverton Road
Changeover point Putney Station

CK Chiswick
Changeover point not known

H Hackney - Well Street
Changeover point at Graham Road

D Dalston
Changeover point not known

CT Clapton
Changeover point at Amhurst Road or Hackney Station

AG   Ash Grove
Changeover point Graham Road

BW Bow
Changeover Point = Buses run light into Bow Garage

T Leyton
Changeover point at Hackney Wick ?

SD Stratford Base
Changeover point inside garage

HO Lea Interchange
Changeover point Eastway stand - drivers are ferried to stand by taxi

WH West Ham
Changeover point not known

Live visual

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Monday, 06.12.21