Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
02.06.97
TC1+
6DIB
4DIB
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NEW CONTRACT 

WIMBLEDON  -  Hartfield Road  -  Kingston Road  -  Morden Road  -  Morden Hall Road  -  Mitcham Station  -  Bishopsford Road  -  Middleton Road  -  Goat Road  -  Carshalton road  -  Mitcham Junction  -  Croydon Road  -  Mitcham Road  -  Purley Way  -  Waddon Road  -  Waddon New Road  -  Reeves Corner  -  Tamworth Road  -  WEST CROYDON Bus Station ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
New Limited stop route replacing Connex Train service prior to Tramlink

 

DIB3 is seen at the Wimbledon stand, note the running number plate (4) inside the window which is most unusual

 


01.09.97
TC1+
5DIB
4DIB
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WIMBLEDON  -  WEST CROYDON ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
Additional SDO journeys added between Beddington Laner Station and Wimbledon

Croydon Town Centre 1999
Taken from 1999 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

19.02.00
GD191+
5sd
4sd
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CONTRACT REASSIGNED

WIMBLEDON  -  WEST CROYDON ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
New operator

Metrobus 329 West Croydon

© Jeff Lloyd


13.05.00
MB191+
5dart
4dart
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WIMBLEDON  -  WEST CROYDON ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
Godstone (GD) allocation moved to Orpington (MB)

31.05.00
Last day of operation

Comment from Lee Davis

The opening of the Tramlink system was delayed by three months, however the original date coincided with a raft of other bus service changes which were due to take place, involving additional work for South Croydon Garage. (One of the changes, if I recall, was the extension of route 466 from Shirley to Addington Village but there were others). As a result of the delayed opening, however, the T-prefix feeder routes due to be introduced were also postponed. This led to Cowie South London requiring more drivers than we had planned for, whilst Metrobus had buses and drivers for the T33 who had no work. It made sense, therefore, for them to use these on the TL1 and for our employees to be redirected to the additional work taken on within the garage.

Garages

TC South Croydon
Changeover point at garage

GD Godstone
Changeover point West Croydon Bus Station ?

MB Orpington
Changeover point West Croydon Bus Station ?