Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
GM
7MBA
3MBA
--
New service

VICTORIA STATION - Victoria Street - Horseferry Road,( return via Marsham Street - Great Smith Street ) - Lambeth Bridge - County Hall - York Road - WATERLOO STATION (Mon-Sat)
NEW RED ARROW ROUTE replacing Routes 46 and 70 between Victoria and Waterloo


14.06.69
GM
7MBA
4MBA
--

VICTORIA STATION - Victoria Street - Horseferry Road,( return via Marsham Street - Great Smith Street ) - Lambeth Bridge - County Hall - Taxi Road - WATERLOO STATION Concourse (Mon-Sat)
Rerouted away from York Road into Taxi Road within Waterloo Station

Taken from1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

25.10.69
GM
7MBA
4MBA
3MBA

VICTORIA STATION - Victoria Street - Horseferry Road,( return via Marsham Street - Great Smith Street ) - Lambeth Bridge - County Hall - Taxi Road - WATERLOO STATION Concourse (Daily
Sunday service introduced.

24.01.70
GM
7MBA
4MBA
3MBA
 
WL
--
--
1MBA

VICTORIA  -  WATERLOO
Sunday (WL) introduced

16.01.71
GM
7MBA
3MBA
3MBA

VICTORIA  -  WATERLOO
Sunday (WL) withdrawn

MBA454

MBA454 Victoria

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17.10.77
GM21+
10MBA
3MBA
4MBA

VICTORIA  -  WATERLOO
Diverted eastbound to Horseferry Road instead of Marsham Street

09.05.81
GM21+
9LS
3LS
3LS

VICTORIA  -  WATERLOO
LS type introduced

15.08.87
RA
10LS
3LS
2LS

VICTORIA  -  WATERLOO
Operation moved to Red Arrow base at Walworth

28.10.90
RA
Joint
--
--

VICTORIA  -  WATERLOO
Allocation moved to new operating base at Waterloo - Cornwall Road retaining the RA code

18.07.92
RA
Joint
--
--
 
GB
--
4SR
2SR

VICTORIA  -  WATERLOO
Waterloo (RA) closed at weekends - thus allocation moved to Victoria Basement

SR35 Lambeth Bridge

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17.07.93
RA
GLS
--
--

VICTORIA - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Mon-Fri evgs and Sat / Sun withdrawn thus GB involvent finished

GLS476 Victoria

GLS476 leaves Victoria Bus Station

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05.06.02
RA
9MAL
--
--

VICTORIA - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri except evgs)
GLS replaced by MAL


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NV162 provides emergency cover

During August 2003 the Bendies were suspended due to an electrical fault thus double deck types were used until the problem was fixed. NV162 (SW) seen here at Victoria

© Richard Stiles


31.03.07
RA21+
9MAL
--
--

VICTORIA - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)
Evening service introduced.

 

MAL17 Lambeth Bridge


25.07.09
RA41+
14MEC
4MEC
4MEC

VICTORIA - WATERLOO ( Daily )
New contract with new buses - bendy buses withdrawn
Sat and Sun service reintroduced .

MEC24 Victoria Clock Tower

 

MEC24 Victoria

 


29.08.09
RA41+
15MEC
--
--
 
MW201+
--
5MEC
6MEC

VICTORIA - WATERLOO ( Daily )
Waterloo (RA) weekend allocation moved to MW Mandela Way

03.05.11
RA41+
15MEC
--
--
 
MW201+
--
5MEC
6MEC

VICTORIA - WATERLOO ( Daily )
Rerouted eastbound between Victoria and Horseferry Road via Vauxhall Bridge Road,  and Rochester Row instead of Victoria Street

30.04.16
RA41+
15MEC
--
--
 
MW201+
--
5MEC
6MEC

VICTORIA - WATERLOO ( Daily )
As the Red Arrow network started 50 years ago in 1966 - MEC was painted into Red Arrow livery to mark the occasion

MEC50

Picture courtesy of © Leon Daniels


09.09.16
RA41+
15SEe
--
--
 
MW201+
--
5SEe
6SEe

VICTORIA - WATERLOO ( Daily ) 
New electric buses introduced classified SEe

SEe46 on the stand at Victoria

29.07.17
RA41+
15SEe
--
--
  Q201+
--
5SEe
6SEe

VICTORIA - WATERLOO ( Daily ) 
Mandela Way ( MW ) allocation moved to Camberwell ( Q )

28.08.21
RA41+
9SEe
5SEe
4SEe

VICTORIA - WATERLOO ( Daily ) 
Mon-Fri PVR reduction
Sat / Sun Camberwell (Q) allocation moved to RA

PROPOSAL FOR 2023

Rerouted between Waterloo and Victoria via withdrawn section of Route 211 and extendedto Fulham via 211
Horseferry Road section replaced by Revised Route 3

 

Operating Garages

GM/GB Victoria
Crew Changeover point Victoria Station

WL/ RA Walworth
Crew Changeover point Waterloo

MW Mandela Way
Crew Changeover point Waterloo stand

Camberwell ( Q )
Crew Changeover point Waterloo stand

Map at December 2019

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Sunday, 05.06.22