Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
A
3STL
3STL
--

MORDEN STATION - Rose Hill - Sutton - Carshalton Road - Parkgate Road - Manor Road - WALLINGTON STATION ( Mon-Sat )


16.01.35
AL
4STL
4STL
--

MORDEN STATION - Rose Hill - Wrythe Lane - North Street - Parkgate Road - Manor Road - WALLINGTON STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Rerouted at Rose Hill via Wrythe Lane instead of Sutton
Sutton (A) allocation moved to Merton (AL)

27.02.35
AL
5STL
5STL
5STL

RAYNES PARK - Kingston Road - Martin Way - Morden - St Helier - Wrythe Lane - WALLINGTON Clifton Road
Extended from Morden to Raynes Park
Sunday service introduced

Taken from 1940 map drawn by Mike Harris and available for sale

The Greater London Bus Map

10.10.45
AL
11D
11D
9D

RAYNES PARK - WALLINGTON
Daimler type introduced


19.05.54
AL
14RT
14RT
11RT

RAYNES PARK - WALLINGTON
D type withdrawn in favour of new RT's

30.04.58
AL
13RT
14RT+
11RT
      1RT/88  


04.03.59
AL
12RT
11RT
6RT
 
CN
10RT
8RT
6RT

RAYNES PARK - Martin Way - Morden - St Helier - Wrythe Lane - Carshalton Station - Wallington - Stanley Park Road - Stafford Road - Epsom Road - Waddon - West Croydon - Whitehorse Road - Selhurst - Norwood Junction - Anerly - CRYSTAL PALACE White Swan
Extended from Wallington to Crystal Palace as part of Trolleybus replacement route 654.

29.01.64
AL
20RT
13RT
12RT
 
ED
--
6RT
--

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
Carchalton (CN ) garage closed.
New Saturday (ED) introduced.

 

 

RT4646 West Croydon

 


18.04.70
A
--
--
5RT
 
AL
13RT
10RT
9RT
 
ED
--
6RT
--

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
New Sunday (A) allocation introduced.


31.10.70
A
--
--
5RT
 
AL
13RT
10RT
9RT
 
ED
--
6RT
--

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STN (Suns) - RAYNES PARK (Monday-Saturday/Sunday afternoons)
Sunday withdrawn between Morden and Raynes Park apart from afternoon journeys

 

 

RT3640 Morden Station

 


12.05.73
A101+
--
--
10DMS
 
AL191+
15DMS
20DMS
--
 
TH31+
--
--
4DMS

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
Converted to OPO
Sunday extended from Morden to Raynes Park
ED withdrawn - Sunday TH introduced.



25.04.81
A101+
--
--
5DMS
 
AL191+
11DMS
11DMS
--
 
TH31+
8DMS
10DMS
4DMS

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
Service enhanced with the withdrawal of service 154 between West Croydon and Crystal Palace.
TH gained a daily allocation


04.09.82
A101+
5D
8D
4D
 
AL191+
5D
9D
--
 
TH31+
6D
8D
4D

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
Northbound journeys diverted via Wallington Station forecourt.
(A) allocation added Monday-Saturday.

23.04.83
AL191+
9D
13D
2D
 
TC1+
6D
11D
--
 
TH31+
--
--
8D

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
Sutton (A) allocation withdrawn.
Monday-Saturday (TH) transferred to (TC).
Sunday (AL) introduced.

02.02.85
AL191+
10D
11D
--
 
TC1+
5D
9D
5D

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday (AL) withdrawn. Sunday (TC) introduced. (TH) withdrawn.

22.08.87
TC21+
5D
5D
--
 
TH51+
11D
13D
5D

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
(AL) withdrawn.
Daily (TH) re-introduced. Sunday (TC) withdrawn.

26.11.88
A51+
13D
14D
8D

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION
(TC) & (TH) withdrawn in favour of Daily (A) allocation.
(Sutton Bus scheme)

21.02.93
A51+
13M
14M
7M
D type buses replaced by M.

 

M1235 West Croydon

 


30.11.96
A51+
14M
16M
9M

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION
Sunday service increased


26.07.97
A51+
14NV
16NV
9NV

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION
MCW Metrobus type replaced by new Volvo Olympians


01.12.01
BC201+
16TA
16TA
8TA
Contract reassigned

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION
London General lose contract to Connex Bus operating with Dennis Tridents from their Beddington depot

 

 

TA69 West Croydon

 


26.02.04
BC201+
17TA
14TA
7TA
Contract novated to Travel London

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION
Operated by Travel London

 

 

TA41 Carshalton Pond

© John King

 


02.12.06
BC101+
18TA
16TA
8TA

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION

Contract renewal

 

 

9752 seen with the reduced display on blind

 

 


03.12.11
BC101+
16V
15V
8V

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION
Contract renewal

 

 

9068 Crystal Palace Parade

 


07.12.13
BC1+
17V
15V
8V

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION
Running number sequence changed - BC1+ was vacant when Route 3 was transferred to QB

Strange visitor 2489 Crystal Palace

© Aubrey Morandarte

03.12.16
TH101+
18T
16T
12T
Contract reassigned

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION  
Contract reassigned to Arriva London South, staffed by TH drivers but buses parked at Norwood Garage( Mon-Sat ) due to space constraints

17.11.18
TH401+
18T
17T
12T

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION  
New schedule with revised running numbers

T124 Carshalton Pond

© Lloyd Rich

 

Operating Garages

AL Merton
Changeover point Morden Station

A Sutton
Changeover point Morden Station

CN Carshalton
Changeover point ?

TC Croydon
Changeover point West Croydon

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point West Croydon

BC Beddington
Changeover point Crystal Palace - crews using a ferry bus.

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Sunday, 07.06.20