Route History

 


WOOLWICH Free Ferry - Charlton - Blackheath - Lee Green - Holmlacy Road - Manor Lane - St Mildreds Road - Brownhill Road - Catford - Perry Hill - Sydenham - Penge - Anerly - Norwood Junction - Selhurst Road - West Croydon - Croydon - South Croydon - Purley - Kenley - Whytleafe - CATERHAM VALLEY

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

04.05.38
TC
14ST
18ST
15ST
 
TL
14ST
16ST
15ST

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - Charlton - Blackheath - Lee Green - Burnt Ash Road - St Mildreds Road - Brownhill Road - Catford - Perry Hill - Sydenham - Penge - Anerly - Norwood Junction - Selhurst Road - West Croydon - Croydon - South Croydon - Purley - Kenley - Whytleafe - CATERHAM VALLEY
Diverted in Lee direct via Burnt Ash Road instead of Holmlacy Road

29.11.39
TL
21STL
21STL
21STL

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - WEST CROYDON
Withdrawn between West Croydon and Caterham Valley - this section replaced by revised Route 197

Taken from 1939 Historical Bus Map
Greater London Bus Map


13.02.46
TL
25STL
27STL
20STL

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - WEST CROYDON
FIRST AND LAST TIMES BELOW


13.04.49
TL
25STL
6ST
24STL
8ST
9STL
16RT

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - WEST CROYDON
RT type introduced on Sundays


14.01.50
TL
31STL+
32RT
24RT
    1RT/1    

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - NORWOOD JUNCTION ( Mon-Sat late evgs )  -  WEST CROYDON STATION ( Mon-Sat except late evenings / Sun )
RT type introduced on Saturdays.

03.05.50
TL
31RT
32RT
24RT

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - NORWOOD JUNCTION ( Mon-Sat late evgs )  -  WEST CROYDON STATION ( Mon-Sat except late evenings / Sun )
RT type introduced on Mon-Fri

02.05.51
ED
--
7RT
--
 
TL
31RT
25RT
24RT

WOOLWICH Free Ferry - NORWOOD JUNCTION ( Mon-Sat late evgs )  -  WEST CROYDON STATION ( Mon-Sat except late evenings / Sun )
Saturday only Elmers end (ED) allocation introduced.


30.04.58
ED
--
7RT
--
 
TL
28RT
20RT
24RT

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

12.10.60
ED
--
9RT
--
 
TL
29RT
18RT
13RT


WOOLWICH
Free Ferry - WEST CROYDON STN ( Mon-Fri evgs / Sat / Sun) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE ( Mon-Fri except evenings )
Mon-Fri evenings extended from Norwood Junction to West Croydon and further extended Mon-Fri daytime to South Croydon Garage



10.10.62
ED
--
9RT
--
 
TL
29RT
18RT
12RT

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON STN ( Mon-Fri evenings / Sat / Sun) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE ( Mon-Fri except evenings )
Sunday withdrawn between Blackheath and Woolwich.


27.02.63
ED
--
8RT
--
 
TL
28RT
17RT
13RT

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON STN
Mon-Fri withdrawn between West Croydon and South Croydon

29.01.64
TL
28RT
25RT
13RT

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) Charlton - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON STN
Elmers End (ED) allocation withdrawn - a new allocation on Route 157 filled the gap.


06.09.69
TL
25RT
20RT
7RM

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - -NORWOOD JUNCTION (Suns) - WEST CROYDON STN (Mon-Sat - Sun am jnys)
Sun withdrawn between Norwood Junction and West Croydon except for a few early journeys
RM allocation added on this day.




05.12.71
TL
25RT
20RT
7RM

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - -NORWOOD JUNCTION (Suns) - WEST CROYDON STN (Mon-Sat - Sun am jnys and one late evening journey )
Sun late evening journey introduced between Norwood Junction and West Croydon



02.09.72
TL
22RT
17RT
7RM



26.02.77
TL
21DMS
14DMS
7DMS

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Sunday Route extended from Norwood Junction to West Croydon
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.

DMS2450 leaving Royal Standard stand

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25.07.83
TL
21T
14T
6T

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Converted from Daimler to Leyland Titan operation.

27.04.85
ED
--
--
4D
 
TL
17T
11T
--

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Sunday only Elmers End (ED) allocation introduced.

DMS2425 sports a full WEST CROYDON Bus Station whereas TL buses had to make do with plain WEST CROYDON

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25.10.86
TC
--
--
4D
 
TL
17T
11T
--

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Sunday only Elmers End (ED) allocation transferred to Croydon (TC). (garage closure)

13.08.88
TC
--
--
4D/L
 
TL
12T
12T
--

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Leyland Olympian operation commenced at Croydon

04.03.89
TL31+
12T
12T
4T

WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Sat) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Sunday only Croydon (TC) allocation transferred to Catford (TL)

T951 West Croydon May 1989

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27.07.91
TL31+
10T
10T
4T

BLACKHEATH - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Withdrawn between Blackheath and Woolwich.

09.11.91
TL31+
8T
11T
3MW/SR

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - Sydenham - Mayow Road - Woolstone Road - Catford - LEWISHAM -: Brookmill Road - Deptford - SURREY QUAYS STN (Sat shopping hours)
Diverted in Sydenham via Mayow Road and Woolstone Road instead of Bell Green and Perry Hill and also re-routed at Catford via Route 1 to Lewisham and further extended Saturday shopping hours to Surrey Quays via Route 47.
Minibus operation on Sunday.

24.07.93
TL31+
9T
11T
4LA

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LEWISHAM -: Brookmill Road - Deptford - SURREY QUAYS STN (Sat shopping hours)
Minibus operation on Sunday withdrawn in favour of big bus single deck operation.


12.02.94
TL31+
9T
9T
4LA

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LEWISHAM
Withdrawn between Lewisham and Surrey Quays.


12.03.94
TL31+
10LA
9LA
5LA

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LEWISHAM
Daily converted to single deck operation.


19.08.95
TL31+
10L/T
9L/T
5L/T

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LEWISHAM
Daily reverted to double deck operation.

L82 Lewisham High Street

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11.97
TL31+
10VN
9VN
5VN

Converted to VN operation.

 

VN86 Lewisham Bus Station

 


09.02.02
TL31+
13TAS
13TAS
8TAS

CROYDON Fairfield Halls - LEWISHAM
Extended from West Croydon to CROYDON Fairfield Halls
24hr Route introduced but numbered N75


20.03.04
TL31+
13TAS
13TAS
8TAS
Night Route
TL61+
3TAS
3TAS
3TAS

CROYDON Fairfield Halls - LEWISHAM ( 24/7 )
N75 renumbered 75 - thus now 24 hour Route

 

 

Trident 17582 Lewisham Bus Station

© Mark Pitman

 


25.04.09
C351+
13sc+
13sc
11sc
    1SC/127 pm    
Conract reassigned

CROYDON Fairfield Halls - LEWISHAM
Contract transferred to Metrobus (C) - Night service withdrawn

 

 

 

 


26.04.14
TL31+
13TEH
13TEH
8TEH
  TB 1TE/208    
Contract reassigned

CROYDON Fairfield Halls - LEWISHAM
Contract reassigned to Stagecoach Selkent (TL) + One journey off Route 208 from Bromley (TB)
Note running number sequence remained the same as before

 

Enviro 12285 seen in Lewisham

© Lawrence Living


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

 

Live Visual

 


Operating Garages

TL Catford
Changeover point Catford Town Hall

ED Elmers End
Changeover point Robin Hood - Anerly

TC Croydon
Changeover point at garage.

C Croydon
Changeover point at Fairfield Halls stand

 



 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Thursday, 30.04.20