Route History

27.10.89
Q261+
3T
3T
3T
New service

VICTORIA BUS STATION (meal relief jnys) - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - OXFORD CIRCUS - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Millbank - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton - Herne Hill - Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Crystal Palace - Penge - BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN
NEW NIGHT ROUTE

  T985 TRAFALGAR SQUARE

 

Taken By © Brian Creasey

 

08.10.93
Q261+
4SP
4SP
4SP
 
PM239
--
1T
1T

VICTORIA BUS STATION (meal relief jnys) - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - OXFORD CIRCUS - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Millbank - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton - Herne Hill - Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Crystal Palace - Penge - BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN (Sun-Thur nights) - Wickham Road - Hayes Lane - Westmoreland Road - Bromley North - Widmore Road - Bickley Road - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms (Fri/Sat nights)
Fri/Sat nights extended via Routes 126 and 161 from Beckenham to Chislehurst.
Fri/Sat night Peckham (PM) allocation added.

 

SP9 Trafalgar Square

© Brian Creasy

29.07.95
Q261+
2SP
4SP
4SP

Peckham (PM) allocation withdrawn.

27.04.96
Q261+
2SP
5SP
5SP

VICTORIA BUS STATION
(meal relief jnys) - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - OXFORD CIRCUS - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Millbank - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton - Herne Hill - Croxted Road - West Dulwich - Crystal Palace - Anerly - Penge - BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN (Sun-Thur nights) - Wickham Road - Hayes Lane - Westmoreland Road - Bromley North - Widmore Road - Bickley Road - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms (Fri/Sat nights)

Rerouted between Crystal Palace and Penge via Anerly Road and Croydon Road instead of Penge High Street

14.11.98
Q261+
6NV
6NV
6NV
 
PM
--
3AV
3AV


Fri/Sat night Peckham (PM) allocation re-introduced.

 

NV70 Trafalgar Square

© Brian Creasy


05.02.00
BC
6TA
9TA
9TA
Contract reassigned

OXFORD CIRCUS - BROMLEY NORTH STN (Nightly)
Withdrawn Oxford Circus to Marble Arch/Victoria and also between Bromley and Chislehurst although extended Mon/Thur nights from Beckenham to Bromley North Stn\

 

TA4 Oxford Circus

© Brian Creasy

 


26.02.04
BC1+
5TA
9TA
9TA
Connex purchased by Travel London

10.02.07
Bc26+
5TA
10TA
10TA
 
QB25
--
1TA
1TA

Contract renewed - 1 duty introduced at Battersea (QB)

21.05.09
Bc26+
5TA
10TA
10TA
 
QB25
--
1TA
1TA
Travel London sold to Abellio

 

Trident 9767 Trafalgar Square

© Jeff Lloyd

 

11.02.12
QB601+
7E
12E
13E

OXFORD CIRCUS - BROMLEY NORTH STN (Nightly)
Contract renewal and allocation moved to Battersea (QB)

 

Enviro 2425 at Bromley

© Robert Mighton



Click map to enlarge
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
11.02.17
QB301+
7LT
15LT
15LT

Contract extended for two years

 

LT626 Haymarket

© Aubrey Morandarte


02.12.17
WL401+
7LT
11LT
11LT

OXFORD CIRCUS - BROMLEY NORTH STN (Nightly)
Allocation moved to Walworth (WL)

09.02.19
WL401+
7LT
11LT
11LT

OXFORD CIRCUS - BROMLEY NORTH STN (Nightly)
Contract renewal

Garages

Q Garage
Meal Relief at Victoria Bus Station

PM Peckham
Meal Relief at not known

BC Beddington
Most duties started as Route 3

QB Battersea
Most duties started as Route 3

WL Walworth
Most duties started as Route 3
Meal reliefs at Crystal Palace and Bromley North