Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AF
--
--
12NS
 
R
32LT
21LT
--

CAMDEN TOWN - Prince Albert Road - Lords - Baker Street - Portman Square - Marble Arch- Hyde Park Corner- Brompton Road- South Kensington - West Cromwell Road -Earls Court Road - Lillie Road - Fulham Palace Road - Fulham High Street - Putney Bridge - PUTNEY STATION

17.04.35
AF
--
--
27NS
 
R
32LT
21LT
--

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Putney Heath - Parkside - Wimbledon Village - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Putney to Wimbledon

17.07.35
AF
--
--
26NS
 
R
32LT
22LT
--

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Sat ) - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns )
Mon-Sat extended from Putney Station to Putney Heath

02.10.35
R
32LT
22LT
16LT

CAMDEN TOWN -PUTNEY HEATH Green Man(
Sunday suspended for winter months between Putney  Heath and Wimbledon
Sunday only Chelverton Road (AF) allocation withdrawn

04.03.36
F
14ST
13ST
8ST
 
R
18LT
9LT
8LT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Sat )
Daily Putney Bridge (F) allocation introduced

08.04.36
F
14ST
13ST
12LT
 
R
18LT
9LT
8LT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Sat ) - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Putney to Wimbledon

07.10.36
F
14STL
13STL
10STL
 
R
18LT
9LT
7LT

CAMDEN TOWN -PUTNEY HEATH Green Man
Sunday suspended for winter months between Putney  Heath and Wimbledon

24.03.37
F
14STL
13STL
12STL
 
R
18LT
9LT
12LT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Sat ) - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Putney to Wimbledon

06.10.37
F
14STL
13STL
10STL
 
R
18LT
9LT
7LT

CAMDEN TOWN -PUTNEY HEATH Green Man
Sunday suspended for winter months between Putney  Heath and Wimbledon

04.05.38
F
14STL
8STL
12STL
 
R
18LT
14LT
12LT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Sat ) - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Putney to Wimbledon

12.10.38
F
14STL
8STL
10STL
 
R
19LT
14LT
7LT

CAMDEN TOWN -PUTNEY HEATH Green Man
Sunday suspended for winter months between Putney  Heath and Wimbledon

03.05.39
F
14STL
8STL
12STL
 
R
19LT
14LT
12LT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Sat ) - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Putney to Wimbledon

Taken from 1939 Historical Bus Map
Greater London Bus Map

22.11.39
F
13STL
11STL
14STL
 
R
9LT
8LT
--

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man
Sunday suspended for winter months between Putney  Heath and Wimbledon
Sunday Riverside (R) allocation withdrawn

20.03.40
F
13STL
11STL
10STL
 
R
9LT
8LT
9LT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Sat ) - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Putney to Wimbledon
Sunday Riverside (R) allocation reinstated

20.11.40
F
11STL
11STL
6STL
 
R
8LT
8LT
6LT

CAMDEN TOWN -PUTNEY HEATH Green Man
Sunday suspended for winter months between Putney  Heath and Wimbledon

02.04.41
F
11STL
11STL
8STL
 
R
9LT
8LT
7LT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Sat ) - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Putney to Wimbledon

29.10.41
F
11RT
9RT
5RT
 
R
8ST
6ST
5LT

CAMDEN TOWN -PUTNEY HEATH Green Man
Sunday suspended for winter months between Putney  Heath and Wimbledon

25.03.42
F
11ST
9ST
6RT
 
R
9LT
8LT
7LT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Sat / Sun am) - WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns pm )
Sunday pm extended from Putney to Wimbledon

08.04.42
F
11ST
9ST
5ST
 
R
8ST
6ST
5LT

CAMDEN TOWN -PUTNEY HEATH Green Man
Withdrawn between Putney  Heath and Wimbledon for the duration

21.04.43
F
11ST
9ST
5RT
 
R
8ST
6ST
5LT

CAMDEN TOWN -EARLS COURT ( Mon-Fri ) - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Fri peaks/eves / Sat / Sun )
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Earls Court and Putney  Heath except peaks and evenings

30.06.43
CF
2ST
--
--
 
F
11ST
9ST
5RT
 
R
8ST
6ST
5LT

CAMDEN TOWN -EARLS COURT ( Mon-Fri ) - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Fri peaks/eves / Sat / Sun )
Mon-Fri Chalk Farm (CF) allocation added

01.10.43
F
11ST
9ST
5RT
 
R
8ST
6ST
5LT

CAMDEN TOWN -EARLS COURT ( Mon-Fri ) - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Fri peaks/eves / Sat / Sun )
Mon-Fri Chalk Farm (CF) allocation withdrawn

27.10.43
F
11ST
9ST
5ST
 
R
8ST
6ST
5LT

CAMDEN TOWN -EARLS COURT ( Mon-Fri ) - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Fri evenings / Sat / Sun ) -Portsmouth Road  -  PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat afts )
Mon-Fri peaks and Saturday extended from Green Man to Telegraph Inn

26.06.44
F
11ST
10ST
5ST
 
R
8ST
6ST
5ST
 
X
2ST
--
--

CAMDEN TOWN -EARLS COURT ( Mon-Fri ) - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Fri peaks/eves / Sat / Sun )
Mon-Fri Middle Row (X) allocation added

27.09.44
F
11ST
10ST
5ST
 
R
8ST
6ST
5LT

CAMDEN TOWN -EARLS COURT ( Mon-Fri ) - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Fri peaks/eves / Sat / Sun )
Mon-Fri Middle Row (X) allocation withdrawn

25.10.44
F
14RT
5ST
16RT
10RT

CAMDEN TOWN -EARLS COURT ( Mon-Fri ) - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Fri peaks/eves / Sat / Sun )
Daily Riverside (R) allocation withdrawn and RT type reintroduced

11.07.45
F
19RT
16RT
10RT
 
X
2ST
--
--

CAMDEN TOWN -EARLS COURT ( Mon-Fri ) - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Fri peaks/eves / Sat / Sun )
Mon-Fri Middle Row (X) allocation added

26.09.45
F
19RT
17RT
12RT

CAMDEN TOWN - EARLS COURT ( Mon-Fri ) - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man ( Mon-Fri peaks/eves / Sat / Sun ) - Telegraph Inn  (see below )
Mon-Fri Middle Row (X) allocation withdrawn


13.02.46
F
19RT
17RT
12RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat peaks / Sat afts)
First and last times below


22.05.46
F
19RT
17RT
15RT
 
J
5ST
--
4ST

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( MonSat irregular )
Mon-Fri / Sun Holloway (J) allocation added

19.06.46
F
19RT
17RT
12RT
 
J
5ST
--
4ST

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Journeys to Telegraph Inn revised to run all day albeit irregular

09.10.46
F
23RT
21RT
15RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

30.04.47
F
23RT
21RT
19RT
 
J
--
--
4ST

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday only Holloway (J) reinstated

14.06.47
F
23RT
21RT
19RT
 
J
--
5ST
4ST

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday Holloway (J) reinstated

12.11.47
F
23RT
21RT
15RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

05.05.48
CF
--
5STL
4STL
 
F
23RT
21RT
23RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Sat/Sun Chalk Farm (CF) allocation introduced

20.10.48
F
23RT
21RT
19RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Chalk Farm (CF) allocation withdrawn

13.04.49
CF
--
5ST
4STL
 
F
23RT
21RT
23RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Sat/Sun Chalk Farm (CF) allocation reintroduced

08.06.49
CF
2ST
5ST
4STL
 
F
23RT
21RT
23RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri Chalk Farm (CF) allocation introduced


26.10.49
F
23RT
21RT
19RT

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Chalk Farm (CF) allocation withdrawn

The period between 1950 and 1965 there were no route changes only bus type and allocation changes which I have listed on a separate page for clarity

30.04.58
F
21RTW
21RTW
13RTW


CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to RTW type


26.11.58
AF
17RTW
25RTW
10RTW
CF
3RTW
4RTW
--
R
--
--
9RTW

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Putney Bridge (F) closure, allocation moved to Chelverton Road (AF) with Sunday allocation added at Riverside (R)

13.05.59
AF
17RTW
25RTW
10RTW
CF
3RTW
4RTW
14RTW

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Riverside (R) withdrawn but daily Chalk Farm (CF) introduced

 

RTW 13(CF) Prince Albert Road probably doing the Camden Town to Baker Street shuttle for the benefit of Zoo customers

Photographer unknown

 


07.11.65
AF
16RM
15RM
10RM
 
R
--
6RM
8RM

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - PUTNEY HEATH Telegraph Inn ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to Routemaster operation..

31.12.66
AF
13RM
19RML
13RML

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - KINGSTON VALE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended via withdrawn 74A from Putney Heath to Kingston Vale.
Telegraph Inn journeys transferred to Route 85.
Riverside (R) allocation withdrawn.
.

01.06.67
AF
13RML
19RML
13RML

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - KINGSTON VALE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri converted to RML operation.

06.01.73
AF
13RML
17RML
13RML



07.08.76
AF1+
12RML

2RM
17RML
16RML

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - KINGSTON VALE (Mon-Fri peaks)
RM type added

During 1976 there was an acute shortage of Routemasters and the RT type were drafted in to help out at many garages as evidenced here by RT4631 in Park Lane sportinga Routemaster blind

busmap.co.uk


28.10.78
AF1+
22RML
18RML
13RML

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - KINGSTON VALE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri frequency increase to compensate for 74B withdrawal


25.04.81
AF1+
11RML
10RML
7RML
 
HT61+
10RML
6RML
8RML

CAMDEN TOWN - The Zoo - St Johns Wood - Baker Street - Marble Arch - Hyde Park Corner - Knightsbridge - Earls Court - Fulham - Putney Bridge - Putney High Street  -  Dover House Road - ROEHAMPTON Earl Spencer (Suns) - ROEHAMPTON Bessborough Road (Mon-Sat)
Re-routed via withdrawn Route 30 to Roehampton.
Holloway (HT) allocation introduced.

Two firsts shown here RML2326 (HT) at Roehampton nearing the terminus at Bessborough Road

busmap.co.uk

 


04.09.82
AF1+
11RML
7RML
6RML
 
HT61+
12RML
7RML
10RML

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man (Suns) or ROEHAMPTON Bessborough Road ( Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Putney Heath and Roehampton.

04.02.84
AF1+
10RML
11RML
6RML
 
HT61+
11RML
7RML
10RML

CAMDEN TOWN - PUTNEY HEATH (Suns) or ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue ( Mon-Sat)
Diverted at Roehampton to terminate at Danebury Avenue.

02.02.85
AF1+
9RML
11RML
7RML
 
HT61+
11RML
8RML
6RML

CAMDEN TOWN - WEST BROMPTON Empress Building (Suns) - PUTNEY GARAGE (Sun garage journeys) - ROEHAMPTON ( Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between West Brompton and Putney Heath except for garage journeys to AF.

03.08.85
AF1+
--
--
5M
 
HT61+
13RML
10RML
10M

CAMDEN TOWN - WEST BROMPTON Empress Building (Suns) - PUTNEY GARAGE (Sun garage journeys)
Mon-Sat withdrawn between West Brompton and Roehampton. Mon-Sat AF allocation withdrawn.
Converted to One Person Operation on Sundays.

02.11.85
HT41+
13RML
10RML
13M

CAMDEN TOWN - WEST BROMPTON Empress State Building
AF allocation withdrawn.

07.02.87
AF
30M
18M
16M
 
HT
--
10M
--

CAMDEN TOWN - ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue
Daily Route extended from West Brompton to Roehampton.
AF allocation restored and HT cut back.
Converted Mon-Sat to OPO Operation


M1067 ( HT ) seen at Earls Court Station heading for the new destination in Roehampton

busmap.co.uk


11.07.87
AF151+
30M
18M
16M
 
HT71+
--
10M
--

CAMDEN TOWN - ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue
Rerouted to double run in S Kensington.

M1079 ( HT ) with the UPPER CASE font popular at the time, seen at Putney Bridge Station with a Telegraph Inn journey on the 85 behind

busmap.co.uk


25.05.91
AF151+
28M
25M
17M

ROEHAMPTON - Baker Street - Euston - KINGS CROSS
Rerouted at Baker Street via Route 18 to Kings Cross - withdrawn section covered by new Route 274.


M1432 Park Lane

busmap.co.uk


24.04.93
AF151+
23M
22M
15M

BAKER STREET STN - ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue
Withdrawn between Baker Street and Kings Cross

01.98
AF151+
23NV
22NV
14NV

BAKER STREET STN - ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue
M type replaced by NV

 

I expect the couple at the top front of NV173 are now married and have a couple of teenage kids

 


23.11.02
AF151+
26WVL
25WVL
15WVL

BAKER STREET - PUTNEY GARAGE
Withdrawn between Putney and Roehampton - this section replaced by new Route 430
The evening terminal is Green Man - Putney Heath buses running out of service from the High Street

New low floor double deck buses introduced.

WVL37 Park Lane February 2003

 


24.11.07
AF151+
21WVL
21WVL
16WVL

BAKER STREET - PUTNEY GARAGE
Two year extension to contract commenced


28.11.09
AF151+
21WVL
21WVL
16WVL

BAKER STREET - PUTNEY GARAGE
Contract renewal


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

22.11.14
AF151+
21WVL
21WVL
16WVL

BAKER STREET - PUTNEY GARAGE
Contract extended for two years

19.11.16
AF151+
21WHV
21WHV
16WHV

BAKER STREET  -  PUTNEY HGH STREET
Contract renewal with new buses

EH95 seen at Marble Arch
WHV38 at Baker Street
© Ian Armstrong

 

 

Garages

AF Chelverton Road
Changeover point Putney Station
Currently Route 74 and 430 have a joint duty schedule

F Putney Bridge
Changeover point Putney Church

R Riverside
Changeover point Fulham Palace Road / Lillie Road

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Camden Town

X Middle Row
Changeover point Camden Town ?

J Holloway
Changeover point Camden Town ?

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Friday, 06.03.20