Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.01.51
BN
3RT
4RT
--
 
CA
7RTL
2RTL
--

EMBANKMENT Horse Guards Avenue - Westminster Bridge  -  Albert Embankment - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - STREATHAM HILL Telford Avenue (MS peaks)
New Tram Replacement Route for Trams 22 &24 - see Route 104

Extracted from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

06.07.52
BN
3RT
4RT
--
 
CA
7RTL
2RTL
--

EMBANKMENT Horse Guards Avenue - STREATHAM HILL Telford Avenue (Mon-Sat peaks)
Times below

August 1952 first and last times

17.10.56
BN
3RT
3RT
--
 
CA
6RTL
--
--

EMBANKMENT Horse Guards Avenue - STREATHAM HILL Telford Avenue (Mon-Sat peaks)
Saturday Clapham (CA) allocation withdrawn

16.10.57
BN
12RT
--
--

EMBANKMENT Horse Guards Avenue (Mon-Fri peaks) - Parliament Square - Lambeth Bridge - Vauxhall - STOCKWELL STATION - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Pond - St James's Road - ADDISCOMBE Black Horse. (Mon-Fri)
Diverted via Lambeth Bridge instead of Westminster Bridge
Mon-Fri extended from Telford Avenue to Addiscombe
Saturday Route withdrawn although this was mainly covered by Route 50
and Route 159 which was boosted between West Hampstead and Streatham


26.11.58
BN
12RT
10RT
--

ADDISCOMBE - STOCKWEL ( Mon-Sat )  -  EMBANKMENT (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday Route re-introduced, which helped to compenasate for the Saturday withdrawal of Route 59A

Nov 58 first and last times

17.05.63
BN
13RTL
10RTL
--

ADDISCOMBE - STOCKWEL ( Mon-Sat )  -  EMBANKMENT (Mon-Fri peaks)
RT type replaced by RTL.

29.01.64
AK
15RT
13RT
--

VICTORIA - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath - ADDISCOMBE Black Horse ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Vauxhall and Embankment and diverted instead at all times to Victoria.
Allocation transferred from Brixton (BN) to Streatham (AK)

Route 50 First and last times as at January 1964

31.12.66
AK
7RT
9RT
--
 
TH
7RT
--
--

ADDISCOMBE - STOCKWELL -; VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Stockwell and Victoria except Mon-Fri peaks.
Mon-Fri Thornton Heath (TH) allocation introduced.

 

RT4379 waits for departure at Vauxhall Bridge Road

 


15.06.68
AK
--
9RT
--
 
BN
11RT
--
--

ADDISCOMBE (Sats) - STREATHAM GARAGE (Mon-Fri) - STOCKWELL ( Mon-Sat ) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Streatham Garage and Addiscombe partly replaced by Route 289
Mon-Fri Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn.
Mon-Fri Brixton (BN) allocation introduced.


19.07.69
BN
11RT
9RT
--

ADDISCOMBE (Sats) - STREATHAM GARAGE (Mon-Fri) - STOCKWELL ( Mon-Sat ) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday only Streatham (AK) allocation transferred to Brixton (BN).

31.10.70
BN
11RT
--
--

STREATHAM GARAGE - STOCKWELL (Mon-Fri) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday Route withdrawn
, section between Thornton Heath and Addiscombe replaced by Saturday introduction of Route 289


24.07.71
BN81+
9DMS
9DMS
3DMS

STOCKWELL STATION - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Melfort Road - THORNTON HEATH High Street (Suns) CROYDON Katharine Street ( Mon-Sat )
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.
Withdrawn between Stockwell and Victoria but extended from Streatham to Thornton Heath (Suns) and further extended on Mon-Sat to Croydon.

 

DMS463 Streatham Common

 


06.08.72
BN81+
10DMS
9DMS
3DMS


28.10.78
BN81+
11DMS
11DMS
3DMS

STOCKWELL  -  CROYDON Katharine Street
Busplan 2


04.09.82
BN81+
9DMS
9DMS
--

STOCKWELL - CROYDON ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn.

1982 times, click to expand
Taken from October 1982 timetable

27.10.84
BN81+
9M
9M
--

STOCKWELL - CROYDON ( Mon-Sat )
DMS type replaced by Metrobuses

07.02.87
AK181+
9M
9M
--

STOCKWELL - CROYDON ( Mon-Sat )
Allocation transferred to Streatham (AK).

14.05.88
AK181+
5L/M
--
--
 
TC171+
6D/L
10D/L
 

STREATHAM GARAGE - Norbury - Melfort Road - Thornton Heath - Croydon - Purley - Coulsdon - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Stockwell and Streatham but extended from Croydon to Old Coulsdon replacing Route 190
Mon-Sat Croydon (TC) allocation introduced. Saturday (AK) allocation withdrawn.

26.11.88
AK181+
--
5L/M
--
 
TC171+
11D/L
6D/L
 

STREATHAM GARAGE - OLD COULSDON ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn but introduced on Saturday instead.

 

 

M1093 Wellesley Road Croydon

 

28.10.89
AK181+
10L/M
10L/M
--
 
TC171+
1D/L
--
 

STREATHAM GARAGE - OLD COULSDON
Mon-Fri Streatham (AK) allocation re-introduced - and Saturday (TC) withdrawn.

21.07.90
TH101+
10L
10L
6L

STREATHAM St Leonard's Church - OLD COULSDON (Daily)
Sunday Route introduced replacing Route 190.
Streatham (AK) allocation transferred to Thornton Heath (TH)

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
04.02.91
TC171+
1D/L
--
--
 
TH101+
10L
10L
6L

STREATHAM St Leonard's Church - OLD COULSDON (Daily)
SDO Croydon (TC) allocation added


29.06.91
TC171+
1D/L
--
--
 
TH101+
10L
10L
6L

STREATHAM GARAGE - OLD COULSDON
Withdrawn between St Leonards Church and Streatham Garage


09.10.93
TC191+
11L/M
10L/M
10L/M

STREATHAM GARAGE - OLD COULSDON
Thornton Heath (TH) allocation transferred to Croydon (TC).

Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

M1086 Wellesley Road, October 1994 L89 Croydon High Street

29.08.98
TC191+
6L
7L
4L

STREATHAM GARAGE - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf
Withdrawn between South Croydon and Old Coulsdon - replaced by revised Route 60

30.08.03
TC191+
6M
7M
5M

STREATHAM HILL STATION - CROYDON High Street
Extended from Streatham Garage to Streatham Hill

25.10.03
TC191+
10DW
10DW
7DW

Start of phased low floor double deck introduction

DW14 at the Croydon stand

 


30.08.08
TC191+
14DW
13DW
8DW

STOCKWELL STATION - Clapham Common Stn - Clapham South - Cavendish Road - Poynders Road - Thornton Road - Thornton Avenue - Streatham Hill Station - Streatham - Norbury - Melfort Road - Thornton Heath - CROYDON High Street
Extended from Streatham Hill Station to Stockwell via Clapham Common replacing Route 255 which was withdrawn on this section.

 

 

The new order is shown here by T65
AD Trident Enviro 10.1M at Wellesley Road

 

 


31.03.12
BN211+
14DW
14DW
8DW

STOCKWELL & CROYDON
Croydon (CN) garage closure and so part of the shuffle to even up garage allocations in South London the route was transferred to Brixton (BN) - which helped to make up the loss of Route 19 which went to London General (SW)

03.05.14
BN211+
14DW
14DW
8DW

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

29.08.15
BN211+
14DW
14DW
8DW

STOCKWELL  -  CROYDON Town Centre
Contract extended for two years

HV33 South Lambeth Road

HV33 is actually Croydon bound on the South Lambeth Road

© Ian Armstrong


26.08.17
BN211+
15DW
15DW
9DW

STOCKWELL  -  CROYDON Town Centre
Contract renewal

 

 

 

Operating Garages

BN Brixton
Changeover point outside garage.
From 2012 Streatham Hill Station

CA Clapham
Changeover point at garage.

AK Streatham
Changeover point outside garage.

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point outside garage.

TC Croydon
Changeover point at garage