Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
09.08.39
TB
5ST
5ST
5ST

BROMLEY NORTH STN - Bromley - Westmoreland Road - Hayes Lane - Hayes Station - Corkscrew Hill - West Wickham - Shirley Park - Addiscombe Road - CROYDON Barclay Road
New Route

13.12.39
TB
5STL
5STL
5STL

Converted to STL type

Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
10.10.45
TB
12STL
13STL
10STL

BROMLEY NORTH STN  -  CROYDON

13.04.49
TB
12STL+
12STL
13STL
    1RT/47
1STL/61
   

BROMLEY NORTH STN  -  CROYDON

11.10.50
TB
12RTW
12RTW
13RTW

Converted to RTW type

02.05.51
TB
12RT
12RT
13RT

RTW type replaced by RT.

30.04.58
TB
12RT+
11RT
8RT
    2RT/47    


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

10.05.61
TB
14RT
11RT
6RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON Barclay Road - West Croydon Stn - Waddon - Purley Way - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Croydon to Thornton Heath Garage via Waddon.

09.05.62
TB
14RT
12RT
6RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON - Purley Way - Thornton Heath Pond - Brigstock Rd - THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Thornton Heath Garage to High Street via Brigstock Road.

29.01.64
TB
13RT
12RT
5RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON Bus Station - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between High Street and Garage in Thornton Heath.

31.10.70
TB
13RT
--
--

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON Bus Station (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Weekend service replaced by Routes 119A and 119B

 

 

 

 

 

 

RT4233 Wellesley Road
March 1976

busmap.co.uk

 

 

 

02.05.76
TB101+
15RM
--
--

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON Bus Station (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
RT type replaced by Routemasters

 

 

RM2103 Cairo New Road

busmap.co.uk

28.10.78
TB101+
16RM
11RM
--

BROMLEY NORTH STN - West Croydon - London Road - Thornton Heath Pond - Brigstock Road - THORNTON HEATH High Street ( Mon-Sat )
Service diverted at West Croydon via London Road (withdrawn 119A) and revised to operate at all times Mon-Sat to TH High Street.
Route 119A withdrawn therefore Saturday service re-introduced.

RM284 Bromley South

busmap.co.uk

16.10.84
TB101+
13Tc
9Tc
--

Crew Titans replace Routemasters.

27.04.85
TB101+
14T#
13T#
6T

BROMLEY NORTH STN - THORNTON HEATH High Street
Sunday service introduced to replace withdrawn 119B
# Joint with 138

T1083 George Street, Croydon

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01.04.89
TB101+
14T#
13T#
6T
London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off

T1031 Bromley North stand waiting to return to garage

busmap.co.uk


29.07.89
TB101+
11T
10T
7T

Joint allocation with 138 withdrawn.

 

LS77 West Croydon Bus Station fills in for a Titan

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14.03.92
TB101+
12T
9T#
13T#

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON
#Sunday joint with 166/198
Withdrawn between West Croydon and Thornton Heath

06.09.94
TB101+
12T
9T#
13T#
Selkent purchased by Stagecoach

T961 Bromley South ( Selkent livery )

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30.06.96
TB101+
11T
7T
13T

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace.
Rerouted at Croydon to Croydon Airport replacing lost section of Route 194

29.08.98
MB131+
13ON
12ON
7ON
Contract reassigned to Metrobus

839 Croydon Town Centre

MB131+
16ON
16ON
9ON
Night
MB931+
3ON
3ON
3ON

Contract renewal with increased frequencies and night service added

 

 

463 in the attractive Metrobus livery

 

08.12.07
C131+
16ON
16ON
9ON
Night
MB931
3ON
3ON
3ON

Allocation moved to Croydon (C) but night service stayed at Green Street Green

28.08.10
C131+
16SC
16SC
9SC
Night
MB931
3SC
3SC
3SC

Contract renewal

 

 

Scania Omnidecker 455 Bromley South

 


Extracted from 2014 map drawn by  © Mike Harris - click Croydon and Bromley for more detail
The Greater London Bus Map
29.08.15
C131+
16WHV
16WHV
9WHV
Night
C931+
3WHV
3WHV
3WHV

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace
Contract renewal with new Volvo Gemini3 vehicles
Night service transferred to Croydon in line with day service

 

 

WHV74 Hayes

Jamjar1998

 

Operating Garages

TB Bromley
Changeover point Bromley North Street Mon - Fri - Sat until 1300
Westmoreland Road Sat after 1300 and all day Suns
Garage journeys from Bromley via Route 47

MB Green Street Green
Changeover point Bromley North
Garage journeys run out of service

C Croydon
Changeover point CROYDON Colonnades
Garage journeys run out of service

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Sunday, 06.10.19