Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
17.10.56
SW
--
--
14RTL

GOLDERS GREEN STATION (Suns) - Swiss Cottage - Baker Street - Marble Arch - Hyde Park Corner - Victoria - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - Tulse Hill - NORWOOD GARAGE (Sun am) - CRYSTAL PALACE (Sun pm)
This new Route replaced Sunday 195 which was withdrawn on this day.

30.04.58
SW
--
--
16RTL
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
Extracted from 1958 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
09.10.63
N
--
--
6RT
 
SW
--
--
7RTL

Part of SW allocation transferred to N.

RTL364 waits at Crystal Palace

 

01.07.64
N
9RT
6RT
6RT
 
SW
15RTL
13RTL
7RTL

GOLDERS GREEN STN (Monday-Friday/Sunday) - SWISS COTTAGE (Saturdays) - NORWOOD GARAGE (Sunday am) - CRYSTAL PALACE (Monday-Saturday/Sun pm)
Daily Route introduced replacing part of Route 186.

23.01.66
N
9RT
6RT
6RM
 
SW
15RTL
13RTL
6RTL

Sunday RM allocation introduced at N.

RT1203 Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria

 

01.06.66
N
9RT
6RT
6RM
 
SW
15RTL
13RTL
6RML

Sunday RML allocation introduced at SW - using spare buses used on the 37 Mon-Sat

31.12.66
N
14RM
8RM
5RM
 
SW
9RM
13RM
7RML

Daily RM allocation introduced.

17.06.67
N
14RM
8RM
5RM
 
SW
15RM
13RM
7RM

Sunday RML allocation at SW reverted to RM.

 

13.06.70
FY
--
--
5RM
 
N
14RM
11RM
4RM
 
SW
17RM
8RM
6RM

NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - GOLDERS GREEN STATION (Mon-Fri peaks) - SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Monday-Friday withdrawn between Swiss Cottage and Golders Green except peak hours
Saturday Route unchanged.
Sunday extended from Golders Green to North Finchley
FY allocation added.

08.01.72
FY
--
--
6RM
 
N
14RM
12RM
11RM
 
SW
12RM
8RM
--

NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - SWISS COTTAGE (Monday-Saturday) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Monday-Friday withdrawn between Swiss Cottage and Golders Green.

Sunday SW allocation withdrawn

17.06.72
FY
--
--
6RM
 
GM
--
6RM
--
 
N
14RM
12RM
11RM
 
SW
14RM
--
--

Saturday GM allocation introduced replacing withdrawn Route 24 allocation.

RT4109 subs for an RM when seen in Grosvenor Pace, Oct 73

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05.01.74
FY
--
--
6RM
 
GM
--
6RM
--
 
N
12RM
14RM
11RM
 
SW
18RM
--
--

NORTH FINCHLEY (Suns) - SWISS COTTAGE (Monday-Saturday) - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale (Monday-Saturday) or CRYSTAL PALACE
Monday-Saturday bifurcation at West Norwood to Rosendale introduced to replace withdrawn Route 2A. - these journeys started from Stockwell Station.

RM1133 (N) Crystal Palace performing a Sunday duty, June 1976 RML2642 (SW) South Lambeth Road, November 1974
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RM1989 aka SRM4 Vauxhall Bridge Road
May 1977

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28.10.78
GM131+
--
6RM
--
 
N41+
14RM
16RM
--
 
SW191+
16RM
--
7RML

GOLDERS GREEN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Monday-Saturday extended from Swiss Cottage to Golders Green.
Sunday withdrawn between Golders Green and North Finchley.
WEST NORWOOD Rosendale journeys replaced by diverted Route 2.
Finchley (FY) allocation withdrawn. Sunday GM introduced.

Celebrating 100 years of the Omnibus RM2193 seen at Golders Green dressed in Schilliber livery, May 1979

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25.04.81
GM41+
23RM
16RM
5RM
 
SW191+
7RM
8RM
6RML

GOLDERS GREEN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Norwood garage closed for refurbishment
Monday-Friday GM allocation introduced replacing withdrawn 137.
N allocation withdrawn.
Saturday SW allocation introduced

DMS2643 stands in for a Routemaster at Finchley Road, note the dual bus stop - March 1992

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25.06.83
GM41+
5RM
--
--
 
SW191+
24RM
17RM
10RML

GOLDERS GREEN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday and Sunday GM allocation withdrawn.
Daily Route on Route 11 introduced at GM to compensate

Gold livery RM1983 celebrating the Queen's jubillee, July 1983

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27.10.84
N61+
29RM
10RM
10RM
 
SW181+
--
7RM
--

GM allocation withdrawn. Daily N allocation re-introduced.
Sunday-Friday SW allocation withdrawn.

21.06.86
N61+
26RM
12RM
10RM
 
SW181+
--
5RML
--

BAKER STREET - CRYSTAL PALACE
Withdrawn between Baker Street Stn and Golders Green - replaced by new route 82. and extra peak buses on route 13 to compensate.

25.10.86
N61+
26RM
10RM
5RM
 
SW181+
--
5RM
--
 
TH?
--
--
9DC

Sunday TH allocation introduced to compensate for the loss of Route 68

07.02.87
N61+
26RM
15RM
5RM
 
SW181+
--
--
5RML

Sunday TH allocation transferred to SW.

23.05.87
N61+
10RML
15RM
10RML
5RM
12L

Sunday only SW allocation withdrawn - and remainder converted to One Man Operation.

11.07.87
N61+
25RML
15RML
12L

 Monday-Saturday converted totally to RML operation.

27.02.88
N61+
18RML
16RML
14L

BAKER STREET - CRYSTAL PALACE (Monday-Saturday except evgs/Sunday)
Monday-Saturday evenings withdrawn in favour of extended 2A Route.

RM2217 (N) in tourist livery seen in Park Lane, August 1988

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L181(N) Park Lane

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21.07.90
N61+
18RML
16RML
14M


Metrobus type introduced

M909 (N) Park Lane by Apsley House, April 1991

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10.08.91
N61+
14RML
14RML
--

BAKER STREET - NORWOOD GARAGE (Monday-Saturday except evgs)
Withdrawn between Norwood Garage and Crystal Palace and entirely on Sundays being replaced by Route 2A
 


27.10.93
Converted to OPO and renumbered 2

Operating Garages

FY Finchley
Changeover point Tally Ho Bus Station

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point Vauxhall Bridge Road/Gillingham Street

SW Stockwell
Changeover point at Stockwell

N Norwood
Changeover point at Garage

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point at Norwood Garage - the crews keeping the same bus