Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
22.03.69
A
11RT
14RT
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STN ( Mon-Sat ) Brighton Road - New Road - Mere Road - Walton Street - WALTON ON THE HILL Howard Close (SDO jnys)
NEW ROUTE introduced to replace part of Route 80 and help out the 80A in the peaks

 

 

RT934 parked at Belmont with an RF on the 80 for company

© John Parkin

 

24.01.70
A
10RT
14RT
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STN ( Mon-Sat ) Brighton Road - Shelvers Way - Tadworth - Ashurst Road - Station Approach Road - Tadworth Street - Mere Road - Walton Street - WALTON ON THE HILL Howard Close (SDO jnys)
Diverted in Tadworth.

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
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05.01.74
A
11DMS
14DMS
5DMS

TOOTING - BELMONT - BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts) - WALTON ON THE HILL (SDO jnys)
One Person Operation commenced.
Sunday service introduced to replace withdrawn section of Route 88 including Banstead Hospital journeys.

DMS1273 Sutton Station

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23.10.76
A61+
13DMS
17DMS
5DMS

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STATION (Suns) then BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts) or Burgh Heath Brighton Road - Bucklands Lane - LOWER KINGSWOOD Rookery Way ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri SDO journeys to Walton on the Hill withdrawn.
Mon-Sat extended from Belmont to Lower Kingswood replacing Route 80 on this section.
Allocation joint operation with newly introduced 280A.

31.03.79
A61+
14DMS
17DMS
5DMS

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STATION (Suns) then BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts) or Sutton Lane - High Street Banstead,Burgh Heath - Brighton Road - Bucklands Lane - LOWER KINGSWOOD Rookery Way ( Mon-Sat )
Diverted via Banstead to part compensate for loss of Route 164A.


27.09.80
A51+
14DMS
17DMS
5DMS

Running number sequence change

DMS112 Fair Green

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24.04.82
A51+
10DMS
10DMS
5DMS

TOOTING BROADWAY - BELMONT STN - BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts)
Withdrawn between Belmont and Lower Kingswood

27.04.85
A51+
14D
11D
5D

WANDSWORTH Arndale Centre ( Mon-Sat ) Garratt Lane - Earlsfield - TOOTING (Suns) Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT - BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts)
Mon-Sat extended from Tooting to Wandsworth via Route 44

Route N88 was extended at this time from Wandsworth to Sutton making this section of route 24 hour

25.10.86
A51+
14D
11D
4D

WANDSWORTH - BELMONT STATION
Sunday journeys to Banstead Hospital withdrawn.

26.11.88
AL51+
13D
11D
--

WANDSWORTH - SUTTON STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Sutton and Belmont - this was part of SuttonBus scheme - replaced by Route 44
Sutton(A) allocation withdrawn in favour of Merton (AL)

 

DMS2143 Garratt Lane , Earlsfield

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25.05.91
AL61+
11M
11M
9M

COLLIERS WOOD STN - Tooting - Mitcham - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT STATION
Withdrawn between Tooting and Wandsworth and diverted instead to Colliers Wood Station - replaced mainly by new Route 270.
Sunday service introduced
DMS type replaced by Metrobus

M164 Rose Hill

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09.11.91
AL61+
11M
11M
9M

BELMONT Sutton - St Helier - Tooting Broadway - Garratt Lane - Blackshaw Rd - TOOTING St Georges Hospital (return via High Street Tooting)
Diverted at Tooting to St Georges Hospital instead of Colliers Wood.

Mid 2000
AL61+
11PVL
13PVL
9PVL

Gradual conversion to low floor double deck operation.

 

PVL144 Tooting Broadway

 

23.07.05
AL61+
12PVL
12PVL
10PVL
Contract renewal

 

 

WVL103 Tooting Broadway

 

24.07.10
AL61+
14PVL
14PVL
13PVL
Contract extended for two years

 

 

 

 

Wrightbus Gemini WDL1 pays a visit to the 280 after a stint on the 88 and is seen at the changeover point at Sutton Green

 

 


21.07.12
AL61+
14E
14E
13E

BELMONT - TOOTING St Georges Hospital
Start of new contract

 

 

Enviro E278 Sutton Green

 

22.07.17
AL61+
14E
14E
10E

BELMONT - TOOTING St Georges Hospital
Start of new contract

2019 map of Route 280
Taken from Map38A December 2019
Greater London Bus Map by Mike Harris

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Sutton Green

AL Merton
Changeover point Tooting Broadway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Thursday, 09.01.20