Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.01.51
BN
14RT
16RT
15RT
This Route was introduced as part of the tram replacement program replacing trams 8 & 20.

TOOTING BROADWAY - Southcroft Road - Streatham - Brixton - Stockwell - Vauxhall - VICTORIA

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


30.04.58
BN
14RT
16RT
9RT

20.08.58
BN
7RT
8RT
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - VICTORIA (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday Route withdrawn.

17.05.63
BN
7RTL
7RTL
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - VICTORIA (Monday-Saturday)
RTL type displaced from Mortlake replace RT's

 

RTL1556 seen before the July 64 changes

 

29.01.64
AL
11RT
10RT
--

KINGSTON - Norbiton - Combe Lane - Copse Hill - Raynes Park - Worple Road - Wimbledon - Merton Tooting Broadway - STREATHAM Telford Avenue (Monday-Saturday) - Brixton - STOCKWELL (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shopping hours)
Withdrawn between Stockwell and Victoria , this section replaced  by Route 50 and further withdrawn between Telford Avenue and Stockwell except for MF peaks and Saturday shopping hours.
Extended from Tooting Broadway to Kingston
BN allocation transferred to Merton (AL) thus type change back to RT.

Extracted from 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

31.12.66
AL
8RT
7RT
--

KINGSTON - STREATHAM Thrale Hall Hotel(Monday-Saturday)
Withdrawn between Streatham and Stockwell.

17.06.67
AL
9RT
7RT
--

KINGSTON - BRIXTON GARAGE (Monday-Saturday)
Extended from Streatham to Brixton Garage.

RT2836 Kingston Hill

© Jim Blake

18.09.71
AL
9SMS
8SMS
--

KINGSTON - BRIXTON GARAGE (Monday-Saturday)
Converted from RT to SMS (OPO) operation.

06.01.73
AL
9SMS
8SMS
--


28.02.76
AL
9SMS
8DMS
--

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM Telford Avenue
Saturday converted to double deck operation

SMS819 Kingston Station stand

SMS819 Kingston Station stand

busmap.co.uk


13.11.77
AL121+
9DMS
8DMS
--

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM Telford Avenue
Mon-Fri converted to double deck operation

 

DMS635 Wimbledon Station
April 1976

busmap.co.uk


09.09.82
AL291+
8DMS
7DMS
5LS
--

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM Telford Avenue
Saturday LS operation introduced.

LS420 St Leonards Church, Streatham

busmap.co.uk

03.08.85
AL291+
8D
12D
--

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM Telford Avenue
LS operation withdrawn.

DMS2385 Mitcham Lane
June1986

busmap.co.uk

02.09.89
NB141+
16M
10M
--
Route transferred from AL to NB.

M201 Kingston

busmap.co.uk

 

07.09.91
FW51+
16M
14M
--

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM Telford Avenue
NB allocation transferred to FW.

05.09.92
LC
18dd
14dd
6dd
Contract reassigned

STREATHAM HILL Atkins Road (Monday-Saturday) - TOOTING BROADWAY (Sundays) - KINGSTON
Transferred to London & Country operating from Leatherhead and Croydon.
Sunday Route introduced.

 

 

Dennis Dominator 604 Kingston

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04.09.94
CR/LH
18dd
17dd
11dd

KINGSTON & STREATHAM HILL Atkins Road
Sunday Route extended from Tooting to Streatham

 

LONDON & COUNTRY 607, F607RPG, KINGSTON

© Clive A Brown
28.06.97
K401+
19M
18M
9M

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM HILL Atkins Road
Contract reassigned from London & Country to London United (Westlink) at Kingston Garage.

 

M813 ’Centre Court ’ Shopping Centre in Wimbledon.

 

01.06.98
K401+
19VA
18VA
9VA

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM HILL Atkins Road
M type replaced by new VA vehicles.

03.11.01
TV801+
19VA
18VA
10VA

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM HILL Atkins Road
Kingston (K) closure - allocation moved to a new base at Tolworth (TV)

 

 

 

 

Route Branded VA23 Tooting April 2002

 

 

16.11.02
TV801+
22TA/VA
22TA/VA
13TAVA

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM HILL Atkins Road
PVR increase as a reliability measure.

04.01.03
TV801+
25TA
25TA
16TA

KINGSTON  -  STREATHAM HILL Atkins Road
Frequency increase and now totally TA.

04.04.06
TV801+
25TA
25TA
16TA
LONDON UNITED logo replaced by Transdev

30.06.07
TV201+
25TA
25TA
16TA
Night Service
TV231+
4TA
4TA
4TA

KINGSTON  -  CLAPHAM PARK ( 24/7 )
All night Route commenced.

04.07.09
TV201+
25TA
25TA
16TA
Night Service
TV231+
4TA
4TA
4TA
Contract renewal

KINGSTON  -  CLAPHAM PARK ( 24/7 )
All night Route commenced.

 

 

TA283 Raynes Park

 

03.03.11
TV201+
25TA
25TA
16TA
Night Service
TV231+
4TA
4TA
4TA
TRANSDEV REPLACED BY RATP

 

 

TA246 Tooting Broadway

 

05.07.14
TV201+
26VLE
26VLE
16VLE
Night Service
TV231+
4VLE
4VLE
4VLE
Contract extended for two years

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

02.07.16
AL1+
27E
26E
17E
Night Service
AL401+
5E
5E
4E
Contract reassigned

KINGSTON  -  CLAPHAM PARK ( 24/7 )
Allocation moved to Merton
To make room at Merton the 77 moved to Stockwell (SW) , 337 moved from SW to Putney (AF) which had room because of the 85 departure to Tolworth (TV)  which completed the circle

 

Operating Garages

BN Brixton
Changeover point outside garage

AL Merton
Changeover point outside garage
FROM JUNE 2016 Merton Abbey Sainsbury's

NB Norbiton
Changeover point outside garage

FW Fulwell
Changeover point Kingston

K Kingston
Changeover point outside garage

TV Tolworth
Changeover point Kingston

CR Croydon
Changeover point from CR- changeover via ferry bus/car @ Atkins Road

LH Leatherhead
Changeover point Kingston,

Live visual

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Saturday, 27.06.20