Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.05.91
GB
5sd
5sd
4sd
New midibus route

VICTORIA - Buckingham Palace Road - Elizabeth Bridge - ( return via Eccleston Bridge ) - St George;s Drive - Lupus Street - Pimlico Station - Bessborough Road - John Islip Street - Marsham Street - Horseferry Road - Lambeth Bridge - Lambeth Road - St George's Circus - ELEPHANT & CASTLE

OV13

 

 

Optare Pacer OV13
Southwwark Bridge Rd stand

 

25.04.92
GB
5sd
5sd
4sd

VICTORIA - Buckingham Palace Road - Ebury Bridge - Sutherland Street - Lupus Street - Pimlico - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Rerouted in Pimlico

29.01.94
SW131+
5MRL
5MRL
5MRL

Allocation moved to Stockwell (SW)

MRL198

 

 

MRL198 showing a very comprehensive ultimate blind

 

15.06.96
QB51+
5midi
4midi
4midi

VICTORIA  - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
New contract now operated by Limebourne from base in Battersea

 

Limebourne midi bus N205MWW at Southwark Bridge Road stand

07.04.01
FL31+
5MB
5MB
4MB

Limebourne taken over by Blue Triangle due to poor performance

29.09.01
Q41+
6LDP
6LDP
5LDP

New contract now operated by London Central (Q)

18.03.06
NX
11LDP
11LDP
9LDP

VICTORIA STATION Victoria Street - Buckingham Palace Road - Victoria Coach Station - Buckingham Palace Road - Ebury Bridge - Sutherland Street - Lupus Street - Pimlico Station - Bessborough Street - Drummond Gate - Vauxhall Bridge Road - John Islip Street - Tate Gallery - John Islip Street - Bulinga Street - Herrick Street - Marsham Street - Horseferry Road - Lambeth Bridge - Lambeth Palace Road - St Thomas' Hospital - Lambeth Palace Road - Westminster Bridge Road - York Road - Addington Street - Westminster Bridge Road - Lambeth North Station - Westminster Bridge Road - St George's Circus - London Road - Elephant & Castle - Newington Causeway - Borough High Street - Borough Station - Long Lane - Abbey Street - Bermondsey Station - Jamaica Road - Brunel Road - Rotherhithe Station - Brunel Road - Salter Road - Redriff Road - Surrey Quays Road - CANADA WATER BUS STATION
Extended from Elepahnt & Castle to Canada Water and allocation moved from Camberwell (Q) to New Cross (NX)
Rerouted between Lambeth Bridge and Elephant & Castle via St Thomas's Hospital

LDP285

 

LDP285 County Hall roundabout

19.03.11
QB881+
14ESM
11ESM
6ESM

New Contract  - now operated by Abellio from Battersea base (QB)

8559 TERMINUS PALCE Enviro Dart 8559

TERMINUS PLACE

 

05.05.12
QB881+
14ESM
11ESM
6ESM

Turning point introduced at Victoria Coach Station

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

31.01.15
QB481+
16ESM
11ESM
7ESM

Running number sequence change

13.02.16
QB181+
10ESM
7ESM
6ESM
WL801+
10ESM
10ESM
6ESM

Part of Battersea (QB) allocation moved to Walworth (WL)
QB running number sequence change - oddly Saturday schedule is 191+

07.05.16
WL801+
20ESM
18ESM
12ESM

Battersea (WL) allocation moved to Walworth (WL) - presumably to offfset loss of 35 and 40 from Walworth - QB gaining the 345

One of the new E20D type introduced
8846 seen here at Elephant & Castle

© Lawrence Living


21.10.17
WL801+
20ESM
18ESM
12ESM

VICTORIA  --  CANADA WATER Bus Station
New schedule, changeover point now at Borough Police Station

Garages

WL Walworth
Crew Changeover point Victoria Coach Station
From October 2017 at Borough Police Station

From September 2019 meal reliefs at Canada Water with some start/finish duties at Elephant & Castle

GB Victoria Basement
Crew Changeover point at Victoria stand

SW Stockwell
Crew Changeover point at ?

QB Stewarts Lane
Crew Changeover point at ?

FL Ferry Lane
Crew Changeover point at ?

Q Camberwell
Crew Changeover point at ?

NX New Cross
Crew Changeover point at ?

QB Battersea
Crew Changeover point Victoria Coach Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 04.09.19