Route History

History from 1904 to 1934 compiled by Roland Wilcox

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AH
12LT
11LT
9LT
 
CF
12STL
--
--
 
N
12LT
14LT
9LT

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - Croydon - Thornton Heath - Norwood - West Norwood - Tulse hill Station - Herne Hill - Camberwell Green - Elephant - Waterloo Bridge - Aldwych - Kingsway - Holborn - Euston - Camden Town - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional Service KINGS CROSS- Euston - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat am peak )
Renumbered from 68 and 168

31.10.34
AH
11LT
11LT
9LT
 
CF
11STL
--
--
 
N
14LT
15LT
9LT

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional Service KINGS CROSS- Euston - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat am peak )
Mon-Sat peaks northbound service diverted via Westminster Bridge - Victoria Embankment and Arundel Street instead of Waterloo Bridge

30.01.35
AH
11LT
11LT
9LT
 
CF
11STL
--
--
 
N
14LT
15LT
9LT

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer- CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- -HERNE HILL ( Mon-Sat am peak )
Additional service extended from Waterloo to Herne Hill

13.12.39
CF
10STL
10STL
--
 
J
6STL
6STL
--
 
N
21LT
21LT
5LT
 
TC
--
--
14STL

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer- CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- -HERNE HILL ( Mon-Sat am peak )
Daily Nunhead (AH) withdrawn
Saturday Chalk Farm (CF) introduced
Mon-Sat Holloway (J) introduced
Sunday only Croydon (TC) introduced

15.05.40
CF
12STL
12STL
--
 
J
5STL
5STL
--
 
N
22LT
22LT
6LT
 
TC
--
--
13STL

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer- CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- WATERLOO ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Additional service revised to run all day Mon-Fri and Sat am and extended  peak hours to Upper Norwood

20.11.40
CF
12STL
12STL
--
 
J
5STL
5STL
--
 
N
22LT
22LT
19LT

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer- CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- WATERLOO ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Sunday only Croydon (TC) allocation moved to Norwood (N)

22.04.42
CF
17STL
17STL
*14STL
 
N
*39STL
*38STL
18STL
* denotes joint allocation with Route 68A

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer- CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- WATERLOO ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Sunday (CF) allocation introduced
Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

28.10.42
CF
17STL
17STL
--
 
N
23STL
22STL
18STL

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer- CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- WATERLOO ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) allocation withdrawn
Joint operation with 68A  ceased

21.04.43
CF
16STL
17STL
--
 
N
*38STL+
22STL
18STL
    1STL/2    

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer- CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- WATERLOO ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Mon-Fri joint operation with 68A  reintroduced

27.10.43
CF
15STL
16STL
--
 
N
*34STL+
*34STL
18STL
    1STL/2    

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- WATERLOO ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - SOUTH CROYDON ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Some Mon-Fri pm peak journeys extended from Upper Norwood to South Croydon
Sat joint operation with 68A introduced

02.01.44
CF
15STL
16STL
16STL
 
N
*34STL+
*34STL
2STL+
    1STL/2   10STL/68A

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- WATERLOO ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - SOUTH CROYDON ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) allocation introduced

02.05.45
CF
19STL
6ST
16STL
16STL
 
N
*34STL+
*34STL
--
    1STL/2    

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill (Mon-Fri / Sat peaks) - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Mon-Fri additional service revised to run all day Kings Cross to Upper Norwood
Sunday Norwood (N) allocation withdrawn

22.05.46
CF
29STL
18STL
17STL
 
N
14STL+
13STL+
--
   
1STL/2
2STL/68A
1STL/68A
--
 
TC
10STL
5STL
 

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill (Mon-Fri / Sat peaks) - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Mon-Sat Croydon (TC) reintroduced

09.10.46
CF
29STL
18STL
17STL
 
N
14STL+
13STL+
2STL+
   
1STL/2
2STL/68A
1STL/68A
12STL/68A
 
TC
10STL
5STL
 

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill (Mon-Fri / Sat peaks) - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Sunday Norwood (N) allocation introduced

12.11.47
CF
29STL
18STL
13STL
 
N
12STL
13STL
2STL
 
TC
9STL
5STL
3STL

SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill (Mon-Fri / Sat peaks) - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Withdrawn in South Croydon between Earl of Eldon and Red Deer

02.05.51
CF
22STL
14STL
13RTL
 
N
4RT
2RT
2RT
 
Q
6RTL
13RTL
--
 
TC
9STL
5STL
3STL

SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill (Mon-Fri / Sat peaks) - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Mon-Sat Camberwell (Q) allocation added.

11.07.51
CF
8RTL
8RTL
14RTL
 
N
11RT
16RT
12RT
 
TC
9RT
10RT
3RT

CHALK FARM STATION - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon
Additional service replaced by new 196
Camberwell (Q) allocation withdrawn.

22.10.52
CF
8RTL
8RTL
8RTL
 
N
11RT
13RT
8RT
 
TC
--
--
3RT
 
TH
9RT
10RT
--

CHALK FARM STATION - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon
Mon-Sat Croydon (TC) allocation replaced by Thornton Heath (TH)

06.10.54
CF
7RTL
8RTL
8RTL
 
N
11RT
13RT
8RT
 
TC
8RT
10RT
3RT

CHALK FARM STATION - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon
Thornton Heath (TH) allocation withdrawn in favour of Croydon (TC)

16.10.57
CF
6RTL
6RTL
4RTL
 
N
11RT
15RT
11RT
 
TC
8RT
10RT
3RT

CHALK FARM - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Extended in South Croydon to Garage

30.04.58
CF
6RTL+
6RTL+
4RTL
   
1RTL/196
1RTL/196
 
 
N
11RT+
15RT+
11RT
   
1RT/137
1RT/3
1RT/137
 
 
TC
8RT
10RT+
8RT
     
1RT/133
 

27.02.63
CF
12RTL
6RTL
4RTL
 
N
15RT
17RT
8RT
 
TC
15RT
9RT
6RT

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Service enhanced to compensate for reductions on Route 75 and 188

01.12.63
CF
12RTL
6RTL
4RM
 
N
15RT
17RT
8RT
 
TC
15RT
9RT
6RT

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
RM operation started on Sundays at Chalk Farm (CF)

 

RTL733 (CF) South Croydon Garage


29.01.64
CF
12RTL
6RTL
4RM
 
N
15RT
14RT
8RT
 
TC
15RT
9RT
6RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
RM operation started on Sundays at Croydon (TC)

01.11.64
CF
12RTL
6RTL
4RM
 
N
15RT
14RT
8RM
 
TC
18RT
9RT
6RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
RM operation started on Sundays at Norwood (N)


01.02.66
CF
12RT
6RT
5RM
 
N
12RT
14RT
7RM
 
TC
18RT
12RT
6RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
RTL type replaced by RT at Chalk Farm (CF)

RT2833 St Georges Road - the building on the left is Notre Dame girls school and the tower in the background is the London School of Printing at The Elephant.
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31.12.66
CF
8RT
5RM
5RM
 
N
7RT
12RM
6RM
 
TC
18RT
7RM
6RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Saturday now all Routemaster

 

RT3960 (TC) outside Croydon Garage waiting to perform a short working to Upper Norwood

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07.02.70
CF
9RM
5RML
4RM
 
N
7RM
10RM
5RM
 
TC
19RM
6RML
5RML

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
RML type introduced as above at weekends and RT type replaced by Routemasters.

08.01.72
CF
9RM
5RML
4RML
 
N
6RM
8RM
--
 
TC
19RM
10RM
5RM
 
WL
--
--
5RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Sunday Norwood (N) allocation replaced by new Walworth (WL) allocation.

17.06.72
CF
9RM
--
--
 
N
6RM
8RM
--
 
TC
19RM
10RM
5RM
 
Q
--
5RM
9RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Saturday & Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) replaced by new Camberwell (Q) allocation.
Sunday only Walworth (WL) transferred to Camberwell (Q).

Norwood allocation transferred to 196 and the gap left at Camberwell filled by Route 68.

05.01.74
CF
9RM
--
--
 
Q
20RM
20RM
8RM
 
TC
18RM
10RM
6RML

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Norwood (N) allocation withdrawn
Camberwell (Q) Mon-Fri allocation added

RML2565 leaving West Croydon Bus Station

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01.03.75
CF
9RM
--
--
 
Q
22RM
20RM
8RM
 
TC
23RM
15RM
13RM

CHALK FARM  -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Sunday Croydon (TC) allocation reverted to RM

11.10.75
CF
9RM
--
--
 
Q
17RM
16RM
7RM
 
TC
23RM
15RM
13RM

CHALK FARM  -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
PVR cut, Camberwell (Q) losing duties

SRM25 Denmark Hill

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28.10.78
Q
22RM
21RM
5RM
 
TC
21RM
11RM
14RM

CHALK FARM  -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Chalk Farm allocation withdrawn.

 

Shilliber RM2193 at West Norwood

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25.04.81
CF
9RM
7RM
--
 
Q
13RM
16RM
5RM
 
TC
21RM
10RM
14RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Mon-Sat Chalk Farm (CF) allocation re-introduced.

04.09.82
CF
10RM
7RML
--
 
Q
11RM
12RM
5RM
 
TC
19RM
10RM
12RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Saturday Route at CF converted to RML


27.10.84
CF
5RM
--
--
 
N
15RM
17RM
5RM
 
TC
21RM
11RM
12RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Saturday Chalk Farm (CF) withdrawn. Camberwell (Q) replaced by Norwood (N)

02.02.85
CF
5RM
--
--
 
N
15RM
16RM
5RM
 
TC
21RM
14RM
6RM
 
TH
--
--
7RM

CHALK FARM -  SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Part of Sunday TC allocation transferred to TH.

25.10.86
N
28L
24L
11L
 
TC
10D
12D
12D

CHALK FARM (Suns) - EUSTON ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Euston & Chalk Farm - this section covered by new 168.
Converted to OPO operation. CF & TH operation withdrawn.

12.03.94
N
19L/M
14L/M
8L/M

EUSTON   - NORWOOD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Euston & Chalk Farm and between Norwood Garage and South Croydon - replaced by Route 68A
TC allocation withdrawn.

 

L170 Elephant & Castle

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30.01.99
DX
dd
--
--
 
N
--
14L
8L
 
SF71+
dd
dd
--

EUSTON   - NORWOOD GARAGE
Part subcontracted to Arriva London North East at both Barking and Stamford Hill garages.

27.03.99
SF71+
19VA
7VA
--
 
N1+
--
7L
9L

EUSTON   - NORWOOD GARAGE
Barking (DX) allocation withdrawn - Saturday part SF allocation introduced

29.09.99
SF71+
14VA
3VA
--
 
N1+
6DLA
11DLA
8DLA

EUSTON   - NORWOOD GARAGE
Mon-Fri part SF moved back to Norwood (N).

25.03.00
AR271+
12VA
--
--
 
N1+
10DLA
14DLA
9DLA

EUSTON   - NORWOOD GARAGE
Mon-Fri SF allocation transferred to Tottenham (AR).
Saturday SF transferred to Norwood (N).
Norwood allocation converted to low floor operation.

29.04.00
N1+
19DLA
14DLA
9DLA

EUSTON   - NORWOOD GARAGE
Part sub contract to Arriva London North East ceased - and route officially converted to low floor operation.

 

 

DLA128 Old Vic

Bus Photos for sale

 

2004
N1+
19VLA
14VLA
9VLA

EUSTON   - NORWOOD GARAGE
Gradual conversion to Volvo B7TL.

 

 

VLA21 "Back the bid"

Bus Photos for sale

 


01.04.06
Q41+
20WVL
18WVL
10WVL
Contract reassigned to London Central

EUSTON STATION - WEST NORWOOD STATION
Withdrawn between West Norwood Station and Norwood Garage

 

 

 

 

WVL273 Waterloo Bridge

 




02.04.11
Q41+
21WVL
18WVL
11WVL

EUSTON   - WEST NORWOOD STN
Contract renewal with Go Ahead ( London Central Q )

02.04.11
Q41+
21WVL
18WVL
11WVL

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

Safety Topics - Health Topics for the Cleaning Industry / Building Services - Professional Cleaning / Food Service - Hospitality & Cleaning

 

 

PVL149 puts in a guest appearance

Bus Photos for sale

 

 


January 2016
Q41+
24LT
21LT
14LT

EUSTON   - WEST NORWOOD STN
Start of conversion to LT type

02.04.16
Q41+
24LT
21LT
14LT

EUSTON   - WEST NORWOOD STN
Contract extended for two years

LT686 seen on Waterloo Bus Station

© IAN ARMSTRONG

31.03.18
WL51+
23LT
19LT
12LT
Start of new contract

EUSTON  -  WEST NORWOOD
Contract reassigned to Abellio (WL)


Operating Garages

J Holloway
Changeover point not known

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Chalk Farm Station

Q Camberwell
Changeover point CAMBERWELL GREEN Denmark Hill

WL Walworth
Changeover point at CAMBERWELL GREEN West Side

AH Nunhead
Changeover point not known

N Norwood
Changeover point outside garage

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point West Croydon

TC Croydon
Changeover point at garage

SF Stamford Hill
Changeover point at Euston Bus Station ?

AR Tottenham
Changeover point at Euston Bus Station ?

DX Barking
Changeover point at Euston Bus Station ?

 

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Date of edit   Saturday, 11.07.20