Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
N
41ST
39ST
31ST
 
W
9LT
10LT
15LT

NORTH FINCHLEY  Swan & Pyramids - Ballards Lane - Finchley Central - Finchley Memorial - Golders Green - Childs Hill - Finchley Road Stn - Swiss Cottage - St John's Wood - Lords - Baker Street - Marble Arch - Hyde Park Corner - Victoria - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - Railton Road- Herne Hill - Tulse Hill Stn - West Norwood - Elder Road - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service GOLDERS GREEN - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale


04.01.39
N
41ST
45ST
29ST
 
W
14STL
15STL
18STL

ARNOS GROVE STATION ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - Oakleigh Road - Whetstone - NORTH FINCHLEY - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service GOLDERS GREEN - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Mon-Sat peaks extended from North Finchley to Arnos Grove

25.10.39
N
21LT
21LT
24LT
 
W
20STL
21STL
11STL

ARNOS GROVE STN ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - NORTH FINCHLEY ( Suns ) - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service GOLDERS GREEN - VICTORIA COACH STATION
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Golders Green and North Finchley except for peak service to Arnos Grove
Additional service between Golders Green and Rosendale withdrawn but Golders Green to Victoria Coach Station introduced

20.03.40
N
21LT
21LT
17LT
 
W
20STL
20STL
18STL

ARNOS GROVE STN ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - NORTH FINCHLEY ( Suns ) - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service GOLDERS GREEN - VICTORIA COACH STATION  ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday additional service between Golders Green and Victoria Coach Station cut back to Victoria Station forecourt

15.05.40
N
18LT
17LT
17LT
 
W
24STL
24STL
18STL

ARNOS GROVE STN ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - NORTH FINCHLEY ( Suns ) - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service between Golders Green and Victoria Coach Station cut back to Victoria Station forecourt

13.11.40
N
17LT
16LT
13LT
 
W
23STL
24STL
18STL

ARNOS GROVE STN ( Mon-Sat peaks ) -- GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday withdrawn between Golders Green and North Finchley

13.02.46
N
19STL+
19STL
23STL
    7STL/68    
 
W
21STL
19STL+
24STL
      1STL/60  

GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Mon-Sat peak extension from Golders Green to Arnos Grove withdrawn - partly replaced by New Route 251A ( Arnos Grove & North Finchley )


17.10.51
N
33RT
27RT
22RT
 
W
21RT
20RT
24RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Route converted to RT type - prior to this had been a few workings Mon-Sat and Sunday

Extracted from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map


06.01.54
SW
35RTL
31RTL
26RTL
 
W
17RT
16RT
20RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Norwood (N) allocation transferred to Stockwell (SW)

16.10.57
SW
11RTL+
7RTL
18RTL
    2RTL/2A    
 
W
16RT
17RT
12RT
1RM

GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday experimental Routemaster introduced, thsi was used on Route 260 Mon-Sat

RM1 RM1 in original form

30.04.58
SW
11RTL+
6RTL
20RTL
    2RTL/2A    
 
W
16RT
18RT
12RT
1RM

GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
See timetable below


13.05.59
SW
11RTL
4RTL
25RTL
 
W
7RM/11RT
7RM/11RT
6RM

GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
RM type introduced at Cricklewood.

 

RTL at Crystal Palace Parade

11.11.59
SW
11RTL
4RTL
25RTL
 
W
16RT
16RT
8RT

GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
RM type transferred to Poplar in conjunction with the trolleybus replacement program

02.01.62
SW
17RTL
6RTL
22RTL
 
W
6RT/11RT/
5RT/11RTL
10RTL

CRYSTAL PALACE - Elders Road - West Norwood - Herne Hill - Atlantic Road - Brixton - Stockwell - Vauxhall - Victoria - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Baker Street - Finchley Road - Swiss Cottage - Childs Hill - Golders Green - Finchley Central - NORTH FINCHLEY
Extended from Golders Green to North Finchley as part of the trolleybus replacement program (645,660)

29.01.64
SW
17RTL
6RTL
21RTL
 
W
18RTL
17RM
9RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - NORTH FINCHLEY
RM introduced weekends at W (spare from 16)

RTL Baker Street

CRYSTAL PALACE - NORTH FINCHLEY
RM introduced at Stockwell on Suns

31.12.66
SW
12RTL
8RTL
15RM
 
W
13RTL
15RTL
8RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - NORTH FINCHLEY
Saturday W allocation reverted to RTL type

14.06.67
SW
12RM
8RM
15RM
 
W
12RM
15RM
8RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - NORTH FINCHLEY
Routemasters introduced daily.

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

13.06.70
SW
20RM
17RM
9RM

GOLDERS GREEN STN - NORWOOD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Golders Green & North Finchley - replaced by new 26
Withdrawn between Norwood Garage & Crystal Palace - replaced by 2B
Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn.


02.01.71
GM
--
--
6RM
 
SW
20RM
17RM
6RM

GOLDERS GREEN STN - NORWOOD GARAGE
Sunday Victoria (GM) introduced.

08.01.72
GM
--
--
6RM
 
SW
20RM
17RM
6RM

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except midday/Sat/Sun) - BAKER STREET STN (Monday-Friday midday) - NORWOOD GARAGE
Mon-Fri withdrawn between peaks between Baker Street and Golders Green.

05.01.74
GM
--
--
6RM
 
SW
20RM
19RM
10RM

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - NORWOOD GARAGE
Extended from Baker Street to Golders Green at all times.

RT3374 (SW) subs for a Routemaster at Norwood Garage
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RM1229 Vauxhall Bridge Road, October 1975
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27.06.76
GM
--
--
7RM
 
SW
20RM
19RM
1RM/11RML

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - NORWOOD GARAGE
RML type introduced on Sunday spare from37

 

11.04.77 - 25.06.77
SRM1 ( RM1898 ) allocated to Stockwell (SW) advertising Abbey National Bank

SRM1 on a short working seen at Neathouse Place
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RML2731 Park Lane, May 1977
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28.10.78
N41+
--
--
9RM
 
SW161+
16RM
12RM
--

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri/Sun) - SWISS COTTAGE (Sats) - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Saturday withdrawn between Swiss Cottage and Golders Green.
Daily diverted at West Norwood to 'Rosendale'.
(GM) allocation withdrawn. Sunday only N introduced. Sunday SW withdrawn.

RM799 heading for the new destination seen in
Wellington Road, St John's Wood

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25.04.81
SW161+
16RM
12RM
9RM

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri/Sun) - SWISS COTTAGE (Sats) - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Sunday only N allocation withdrawn.

RM1051 Wilton Road

04.09.82
SW161+
8RM
7RM
6RM

BAKER STREET STN - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Withdrawn between Baker Street and Golders Green.

25.06.83
SW161+
8RM
7RM
7RM

THE ZOO (Summer Sundays) Prince Albert Road - Park Road - BAKER STREET (Monday-Saturday) - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Summer Sunday extended from Baker Street Stn to The Zoo.

Golden Jubillee RM1983 awaits a crew in South Lambeth Rd

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27.10.84
GM41+
5RM
--
--
 
SW161+
4RM
7RM
6RM

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  DORSET SQUARE ( Sundays )  - BAKER STREET STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service suspended between Dorset Square and The Zoo for winter months

14.04.85
GM41+
5RM
--
--
 
SW161+
4RM
7RM
6RM

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  BAKER STREET STATION ( Mon-Sat )  THE ZOO ( Sundays )
Sunday service reintroduced to The Zoo but rerouted via Baker Street Station forecourt, Allsop Place, Baker Street, Melcombe Street, Gloucester Place, Park Road, Prince Albert Road

27.04.85
SW161+
9RM
7RM
7RM

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  BAKER STREET STATION ( Mon-Sat )  THE ZOO ( Sundays )
Monday-Friday only GM allocation withdrawn.

18.05.85
SW161+
8RM
7RM
7RM

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  BAKER STREET STATION ( Mon-Sat )  THE ZOO ( Sundays )
Sunday rerouted at Baker Street towards The Zoo via Albany Street instead of via Lords.

02.11.85
SW161+
9RM
7RM
6RM

BAKER STREET - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
The Zoo journeys withdrawn for good
, LDO 27.10.84

21.06.86
N41+
5M+
7M
4M
   
2M/196
   

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  STOCKWELL STATION  ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) -  VICTORIA ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Converted to OPO and transferred to Norwood (N)

07.02.87
N41+
6L
7L
4L

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  STOCKWELL STATION  ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) -  VICTORIA ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
M type converted to L type.

21.11.87
N41+
5L
7L
--

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  STOCKWELL STATION  ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -  VICTORIA ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Sunday Route withdrawn, LDO 15.11.87.

27.02.88
N41+
5L
7L
--

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  STOCKWELL STATION  ( Mon-Fri  evgs ) -  VICTORIA ( MonSat except evenings )
Saturday evenings withdrawn'

21.07.90
N41+
5L+
7L
--
   
1L/2A
   

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  STOCKWELL STATION  ( Mon-Fri  evgs / Sat except evgs) -  VICTORIA ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Diverted between Vauxhall and Stockwell via Wandsworth Road and Landsdowne Way instead of South Lambeth Road.

L152 Brixton leads a cavalcade

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10.08.91
N41+
5M
7M
--

WEST NORWOOD Rosendale  -  VICTORIA ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Monday-Friday late evening service withdrawn

M1359 Vauxhall Bridge Road

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24.10.92
Route withdrawn - replaced mainly by new route 322
.

Garages

FY Finchley
Changeover point Tally Ho

W Cricklewood
Changeover point Golders Green

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point Victoria

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Lansdowne Way / South Lambeth Road

N Norwood
Changeover point Elder Road