Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
A
6NS
6NS
2NS

MORDEN STATION - St Helier - Sutton - Belmont - Sutton Lane - Banstead High Street - Bolters Lane - Firtree Road - College Road - Alexandra Road - Epsom High Street - EPSOM Clock Tower

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.08.36
A
6STL
6STL
@9STL

MORDEN  -  EPSOM
@ Sunday joint operation with Route 164A - this would continue until the route was withdrawn in March 1979
Converted from NS type to STL

07.12.38
A
6STL
6STL
@7STL

MORDEN STATION  -  EPSOM STATION
Extended from Clock Tower to Station in Epsom

09.10.46
A
8D
6D
@24D

MORDEN  -  EPSOM
Converted to Daimler type - note the Sunday allocation now as Londoners can now relax after the hostilities

 

D192 Morden Station - note the reduced blind which was a hangover from wartime economies

 

07.10.53
A
9D
6RT
7D
@14RT

MORDEN  -  EPSOM
RT type introduced

19.05.54
A
15RT
7RT
@19RT

MORDEN  -  EPSOM
Daimler type withdrawn

30.04.58
A
14RT
7RT
@14RT
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.10.61
A
11RT
7RT
10RT
 
AL
1 RT/77
--
--

MORDEN  -  EPSOM
Merton allocation introduced - although the AL share were peak shuttle journeys between Morden and St Helier Avenue which were previously on the 156 schedule

RT1282

RT1282 with the characteristic lean as she turns into
Morden Station

© Malcolm Allan

15.12.73
A
9RT
7RT
10RT
 
AL
1RM/77A
--
--

MORDEN  -  EPSOM
Merton (AL) peak journeys converted to Routemaster operation

23.10.76
A121+
13RT#
8RM#
4RM#
 
AL281+
1RM/77A
--
--

MORDEN  -  EPSOM
Daily joint operation with Route 164A introduced and converted to Routemaster operation at weekends - buses spare from Route 93.

28.10.78
A121+
13RM
8RM
4RM

MORDEN  -  EPSOM
Daily conversion to RM operation - and Merton (AL) withdrawn.

RM67

RM67 Banstead Post Office

© John Parkin

31.03.79
A121+
11DMon-Sat
7DMon-Sat
4DMon-Sat

MORDEN  -  EPSOM 
Converted to double deck OPO.

DMS1983

DMon-Sat1983 Epsom Clock Tower

© John Parkin

24.04.82
A121+
7DMon-Sat
5DMon-Sat
4DMon-Sat

MORDEN STATION - BANSTEAD Victoria
Withdrawn between Banstead and Epsom. - withdrawn section replaced by new LC Route 418

DMS2091

DMS2091 Banstead Post Office

© John Parkin

04.09.82
A121+
7DMon-Sat
5DMon-Sat
2DMon-Sat

MORDEN - BELMONT (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) - BANSTEAD (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Mon-Sat evening service withdrawn between Belmont and Banstead.

23.04.83
A121+
8D
5D
2D

LOWER MORDEN Beverly ( Mon-Sat ) Hillcross Avenue - MORDEN STATION (Suns) - BELMONT (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) - BANSTEAD (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Mon-Sat extended from Morden to Lower Morden via withdrawn M1.

27.10.84
A121+
10D
5D
2D

WIMBLEDON STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - Hartfield Road - Wimbledon Chase - Raynes Park - LOWER MORDEN ( Mon-Sat ) - MORDEN STATION (Suns) - BELMONT (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) - BANSTEAD (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Lower Morden to Wimbledon via Route 156

03.08.85
A121+
8D
5D
2D

RAYNES PARK (Mon-Fri) - LOWER MORDEN (Sats) - MORDEN STATION (Suns) - BELMONT (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) - BANSTEAD (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Withdrawn between Raynes Park and Wimbledon but extended from Lower Morden to Raynes Park between peaks Mon-Fri.

25.10.86
A121+
8D
5D
2D

RAYNES PARK (Mon-Fri) - LOWER MORDEN (Sats) - MORDEN (Suns) - BELMONT (Suns) - BANSTEAD ( Mon-Sat ) No Mon-Sat evening service
Mon-Sat evening service withdrawn.

D2528

D2528 Morden Station

© John Parkin

26.11.88
A121+
7D
7D
3D

WIMBLEDON STATION - Hartfield Road - Wimbledon Chase,Martin Way - Morden Stn - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT
Withdrawn between Belmont and Banstead.
Mon-Fri extension from Morden to Raynes Park via Grand Drive withdrawn.
Extended daily from Morden to Wimbledon via Martin Way and Wimbledon Chase replacing withdrawn section of Route 157
The duty schedule was shared with Route 80 at this time

D2537

D2537 Morden Station

© John Parkin

25.05.91
A121+
8M
5M
2M

WIMBLEDON STN - SUTTON STN
Withdrawn daily between Sutton and Belmont and converted to Metrobus operation

M828 Sutton Station, October 1994

© John Parkin

30.11.96
A121+
10LDP
9LDP
4LDP

WIMBLEDON STN - SUTTON STN
New Contract and converted to low floor single deck operation.

DW69 subs for an LDP at Sutton Post Office
13.09.97
AL121+
10LDP
9LDP
4LDP

WIMBLEDON STN - SUTTON STN
Allocation transferred to Merton (AL)

LDP36 Morden
08.11.97
A191+
6LDP
5LDP
4LDP
 
AL121+
4LDP
4LDP
--

WIMBLEDON STN - SUTTON STN
Daily Sutton (A) allocation re-introduced - Sunday (AL) withdrawn.

27.04.02
A191+
EVL/N155
EVL/N155
5LDP
 
AL121+
11LDP
10LDP
--

WIMBLEDON STN - SUTTON STN
Sutton allocation withdrawn except for late evening journeys which went onto Route N155

PVL376 takes the place of a normal LDP at Cyril Black Way
06.12.08
A191+
EVL/N155
EVL/N155
6SOE
 
AL121+
12SOE
11SOE
--

WIMBLEDON STN - SUTTON STN
Contract renewal

SOE13 Throwley Way - Sutton
07.12.13
A191+
EVL/N155
EVL/N155
6SOE
 
AL121+
12SOE
11SOE
--

WIMBLEDON STN - SUTTON STN
Contract extended for two years

SE4 Sutton Green

© Ian Armstrong

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.12.15
A191+
--
--
7SE
 
AL121+
12SE
12SE
--

WIMBLEDON STN - SUTTON STN
Contract renewal

15.07.17
A191+
--
--
3SE
 
AL121+
12SE
12SE
5SE

WIMBLEDON  -  SUTTON
Partial Merton (AL) allocaton aded on Sundays

 

It is not unusual to see a double decker on the 164 as shown here in Sutton by DOE11

© Jamjar

05.12.20
A191+
--
--
3SE
 
AL121+
12SE
12SE
5SE

WIMBLEDON  -  SUTTON 
Contract extended for two years

WSD23 Rose Hill

© Alisha Juszczyk

 

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Sutton Green

AL Merton
Changeover point Morden Station

Live visual

 

 

 

© Ian ArMon-Sattrong 2020
Date of edit   Saturday, 06.03.21