Route History

The origins of this route were started in 1906 - a full history of this route can be downloaded courtesy of Roland Wilcox ........ click here for download ( Excel file )

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
Q
25ST
26ST
20ST
 
T
38ST
26ST
20ST

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - Acre Lane - Brixton - Coldharbour Lane - Camberwell Green - Elephant & Castle - Borough - London Bridge - Monument - Bishopsgate - Shoreditch - Kingsland Road - Dalston Junction - Pembury Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Bakers Arms - Shernhall Street - Wood Street - Fulbourne Road - HIGHAMS PARK STN
This route was introduced in 1906 - Roland Wilcox has produced a spreadsheet showing a detailed history between 1906 and 1934 - if you would like a copy please email me and put 35 history in Subject

Taken from 1934 map drawn by MIke Harris
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07.11.40
Q
15STL
15STL
22STL
 
T
32LT
31LT
21LT
 
T
9PROV
9PROV
 

Express service introduced between LEYTON Bakers Arms and LIVERPOOL STREET

20.11.40
Q
17STL
19STL
17STL
 
T
32LT
31LT
17LT
Express
T
9PROV
9PROV
 

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - Acre Lane - Brixton - Coldharbour Lane - Camberwell Green - Elephant & Castle - Borough - London Bridge - Monument - Bishopsgate - Shoreditch - Kingsland Road - Dalston Junction - Pembury Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Bakers Arms - Shernhall Street - Wood Street - Fulbourne Road - Larkshall Road - New Rd CHINGFORD HATCH
Daily extended from Highams Park to Chingford Hatch

Extracted from December 1940 map drawn by Mike Harris
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19.02.41
Q
17STL
19STL
17STL
 
T
32LT
9PROV
31LT
9PROV
17LT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH
Express service withdrawn

22.05.46
Q
20STL
#39STL
31STL
 
T
34LT
#24LT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH
Saturday joint with 35A
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - 35A allocation compensates

09.10.46
Q
20STL
32STL
32STL
 
T
34LT
26LT
27LT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH
Saturday joint operation with 35A withdrawn
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation reinstated
 

30.04.47
Q
20STL
34STL
31STL
 
T
34LT
22LT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - 35A allocation compensates

20.10.48
Q
21STL
31STL
37STL
 
T
33RT
28RT
22RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation reinstated
Leyton RT allocation replaced LT type

13.04.49
Q
11STL
11SRT
20STL
11SRT
32STL
 
T
33RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - 35A allocation compensates
SRT type introduced at Camberwell (Q)

26.10.49
Q
21STL
23STL
8SRT
37STL
 
T
33RT
28RT
22RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation reinstated

03.05.50
Q
21RTL
23RTL
8STL
31RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.


11.10.50
Q
21STL
20RTL
11STL
37RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
22RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.
RTL introduced at Q.

02.05.51
Q
21RTL
31RTL
31RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

17.10.51
Q
21STL
31RTL
37RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
22RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

14.05.52
Q
21RTL
29RTL
31RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

22.10.52
Q
21STL
29RTL
46RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
13RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

06.05.53
Q
21RTL
29RTL
31RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

07.10.53
Q
20RTL
29RTL
46RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
13RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

19.05.54
Q
20RTL
29RTL
31RTL
 
T
40RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

06.10.54
Q
20RTL
29RTL
46RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
13RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

04.05.55
Q
19RTL
28RTL
29RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

12.10.55
Q
19RTL
28RTL
45RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
11RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

02.05.56
Q
19RTL
28RTL
29RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

17.10.56
Q
18RTL
30RTL
45RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
11RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

01.05.57
Q
18RTL
30RTL
29RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

16.10.57
Q
18RTL
30RTL
45RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
11RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

30.04.58
Q
17RTL
30RTL
29RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

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

01.10.58
Q
17RTL
30RTL
32RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

13.05.59
Q
16RTL
28RTL
23RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - replaced by 35A allocation

14.10.59
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

11.05.60
Q
16RTL
28RTL
23RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

12.10.60
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn

10.05.61
Q
16RTL
28RTL
23RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

11.10.61
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn

09.05.62
Q
16RTL
28RTL
20RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

10.10.62
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn

RTL1428 Old Town

08.05.63
Q
16RTL
28RTL
21RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - replaced by 35A allocation

09.10.63
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

29.01.64
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
38RT
28RT
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Monday-Friday off peak and evening split into two sections:
Chingford Hatch & Dalston.
Clapton & Clapham Common.

RTL647 Gracechurch Street

Part of Jeff lloyd collection

01.07.64
Q
16RTL
28RTL
21RTL
 
T
38RT
28RT
--

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH  
Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

Taken from July 1964 Red Book
18.11.64
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
31RT
19RT
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced on a permanent basis

RT4234 waits at the " Hatch "

16.05.66
Q
16RT
24RT
25RT
 
T
31RT
19RT
7RT

CLAPHAM COMMON  -  CHINGFORD HATCH 
Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn

31.12.66
Q
14RT
23RT
19RT
 
T
29RT
18RT
13RT

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel (Sats) Friday Hill - CHINGFORD HATCH (Monday-Friday/Sunday) - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town.
Saturday extended from Chingford Hatch to Royal Forest Hotel

07.09.68
H61+
13RM
5RML
6RM
 
Q121+
18RM
18RM
4RT
14RM

HACKNEY STATION - Cambridge Heath - Shoreditch - Liverpool Street - London Bridge - Borough - Elephant - Camberwell - Brixton - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town.
Withdrawn between Shoreditch and Chingford but rerouted by way of Hackney Road to Hackney Station.
The withdrawn section will be replaced by New Route 48 between London Bridge and Whipps Cross and by New Route 235 between Bakers Arms and Chingford Hatch

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
05.01.74
H61+
12RM
5RML
4RML
 
Q121+
17RM+
18RM
11RM
    1RM/40A    

HACKNEY STN  -  CLAPHAM COMMON
RML type introduced on Sundays at Hackney (H)

RM74 Brixton Town Centre

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24.04.81
AG241+
9RM
5RML
5RML
 
Q121+
15RM
15RM
10RM

HACKNEY STN  -  CLAPHAM COMMON
H (Hackney) garage closed - allocation transferred to AG (Ash Grove)

 

D1225 normally found on Route 172 seen here at Camberwell Green

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23.01.82
AG241+
9RM
5RML
5RML
 
Q121+
15RM
15RM
10RM

CLAPTON POND (Mon-Sat) - HACKNEY STN (Suns) - CLAPHAM COMMON
Mon-Sat extended from Hackney Station to Clapton Pond

04.09.82
AG241+
20RM
9RML
3RML
 
Q121+
--
5RM
10RM

CLAPTON POND (Mon-Sat) - HACKNEY STN -   (Suns) - CLAPHAM COMMON
Mon-Fri Q (Camberwell) allocation withdrawn.

25.06.83
AG241+
14RM
9RML
3RML
 
Q121+
5RM
5RM
10RM

CLAPTON POND (Mon-Sat) - HACKNEY STN -   (Suns) - CLAPHAM COMMON
Mon-Fri Q (Camberwell) allocation re-introduced

03.08.85
AG241+
9RM
9RML
3RML
 
Q121+
10RM
5RM
--
 
WL
--
--
7RM

CLAPTON POND (Mon-Sat) - HACKNEY STN - (Suns) - CLAPHAM COMMON
Sunday (Q) Camberwell allocation transferred to WL (Walworth)

02.11.85
AG241+
9RM
9RML
6RML
 
Q121+
10RM
5RM
7RM

CLAPTON POND (Mon-Sat) - HACKNEY STN -   (Suns) - CLAPHAM COMMON
Sunday WL Walworth allocation transferred to (Q) Camberwell

M939 Clapham Junction

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21.06.86
AG241+
12T
13T
6T
 
Q121+
14T
6T
9T


Converted to Leyland Titan One Person Operation.

CLAPTON POND - Hackney Cambridge Heath - Shoreditch - Liverpool Street Stn - London Bridge - Borough - Elephant - Camberwell - Brixton - Clapham Common - CLAPHAM JUNCTION.
Extended from Clapham Common to Clapham Junction.

Sunday extended from Hackney to Clapton Pond


06.06.87
AG241+
12T
13T
--
 
Q121+
14T
6T
11T

HOMERTON HOSPITAL - CLAPHAM JUNCTION
Rerouted at Clapton to Homerton Hospital instead of Clapton Pond.
Buses routed towards Homerton Hospital via Urswick Road Homerton High Street Fenn Street and Homerton
Row returning via Wardle Street Homerton High Street and Urswick Road.
Sunday AG allocation withdrawn.

Scanned from 1987 leaflet

24.02.90
AG241+
6T
4T
--
 
Q121+
14T
13T
14T

ASH GROVE GARAGE (Mon-Sat journeys) - SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION St Johns Hill
Withdrawn between Shoreditch and Homerton Hospital except for Mon-Sat garage journeys to Ash Grove.

25.05.91
AG241+
6T
4T
--
 
Q121+
10T
9T
9T

ASH GROVE GARAGE (Mon-Sat journeys) - SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
Clapham Junction terminal changed from St Johns Hill to Grant Road

 

T1002 Grant Road stand

 


23.11.91
Q121+
16T
12T
9T

SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
Ash Grove allocation withdrawn

SP7 Shoreditch High Street

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26.04.97
Q121+
17NV
15NV
9NV

SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
T type replaced by new NV type (N35 night Route introduced

NV56 Falcon Road

01.04.06
Q121+
19PVL
17PVL
11PVL

SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
WVL type sometimes used - although from this date allocated to Route 68.

 

 

WVL249 Clapham Junction

 

 


17.02.07
Q121+
19PVL
17PVL
11PVL

SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
Rerouted eastbound at Clapham Common via Long Road to Clapham Common Station instead of via North Side and The Pavement

PV274 London Bridge


02.05.09
QB301+
19E
17E
11E
Contract reassigned to Travel London

CLAPHAM JUNCTION  - SHOREDITCH
New contract

9450 Parsons Corner


21.05.09
QB301+
19E
17E
11E
New contract commenced with Abellio

CLAPHAM JUNCTION  - SHOREDITCH
New contract


Enviro 9466 City side of London Bridge

 


23.06.12
WL301+
20E
19E
12E

SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
Allocation moved from Battersea (QB) to Walworth (WL)

31.10.13
WL301+
20E
19E
12E

SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
New schedule issued - working timetables shown

03.05.14
WL301+
20E
19E
12E

SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
Contract extended for two years

9036 London Bridge

30.04.16
Q501+
23EH
23EH
15EH
Night Element
Q541+
6EH
15EH
15EH
CONTRACT REASSIGNED

CLAPHAM JUNCTION  -  SHOREDITCH High Street ( Daily 24 hour service )
Night service added to replace withdrawn N35

MHV14 London Bridge southbound

31.03.18
Q501+
20EH
20EH
12EH
Night Element
Q541+
4EH
10EH
10EH

CLAPHAM JUNCTION  -  SHOREDITCH High Street ( Daily 24 hour service )
Frequency reduction

EH49 Clapham Common

15.06.19
Q501+
27EH
20EH
12EH
Night Element
Q541+
4EH
9EH
10EH

CLAPHAM JUNCTION  -  SHOREDITCH High Street ( Daily 24 hour service )
PVR increase to partly compensate for Route 40 changes

 

Current Blind



35

 

 

Operating Garages

T Leyton
Changeover point Bakers Arms

H Hackney
Changeover point Well Street

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point outside garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point CAMBERWELL GREEN Denmark Hill

WL Walworth
Changeover point CAMBERWELL GREEN West Side ( sb ) and Nags Head ( nb )

QB Battersea
Changeover point Clapham Junction

2018 MAP

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

Live Visual

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Monday, 06.12.21