Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
09.10.93
TH271+
7MRL
MRL
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PURLEY Old Lodge Lane - Purley Cross - Pampisford Road,Haling Park Road - Warham Road - South End - Park Lane - Wellesley Road - West Croydon - Whitehorse Road - Windmill Road - Queen's Road - Bensham Lane - Brigstock Road - Parchmore Road - Beaulah Road - Beaulah Crescent - Osborne Road - Northwood Road - Spa Hill - Harold Road - Chevening Road - Hermitage Road - Central Hill - Westow Hill - CRYSTAL PALACE PARADE ( Mon-Sat )
NEW MIDIBUS ROUTE serving many previously unserved Roads - replaced 412 between Old Lodge Lane and Purley centre

 

 

 

MRL123 is at the Old Lodge Lane terminal

 

26.09.96
TH271+
6DRL
6DRL
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WEST CROYDON Bus Station - Crystal Palace - College Road - Dulwich Wood Park - Kingswood Drive - College Road - Fountain Drive - Westwood Hill - Sydenham Road - Bell Green - LOWER SYDENHAM Savacentre
Withdrawn between Purley and West Croydon but extended from Crystal Palace to Lower Sydenham - new buses introduced

   
DR23 waits for departure time at West Croydon DRL123 passes through Crystal Palace which was unusual in that most routes terminated at Crystal Palace at that time
29.09.01
TH271+
8PDL
8PDL
4PDL

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LOWER SYDENHAM Savacentre
New contract - Sunday service introduced

 

 

PDL62 West Croydon

 

30.09.06
TH271+
11PDL
11PDL
7PDL

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LOWER SYDENHAM Savacentre
Contract renewal - frequency increase

10.03.07
CN101+
11PDL
11PDL
7PDL

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LOWER SYDENHAM Savacentre
Allocation transferred from Thornton Heath (TH) to Croydon Beddington garage (CN)

01.10.11
TH101+
13PDL
11PDL
7PDL

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LOWER SYDENHAM Savacentre
Allocation transferred from Croydon Beddington garage (CN) to Thornton Heath (TH)
Contract renewal - frequency increase

27.08.16
N1+
14DWS
12DWS
7DWS

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LOWER SYDENHAM Sainsbury's
Allocation moved to Norwood to make room for newly acquired Route 64

01.10.16
N1+
19SLS
19SLS
10SLS

WEST CROYDON Bus Station - LOWER SYDENHAM Sainsbury's
Contract renewal with new buses and increased frequencies

   
Two shots at Crystal Palace of SLS7
© Ian Armstrong

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

 

 

Operating Garage

TH Thornton Heath
Crew changeover point Bensham Lane / Brigstock Road

CN Beddington
Crew changeover point West Croydon

N Norwood
Crew changeover point Crystal Palace Parade