Route History


12.10.60
TL
8RT
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--

GREENWICH Boord Street - Westcombe Hill - Blackheath - Lewisham - Catford - Lower Sydenham - Sydenham - Westwood Hill - CRYSTAL PALACE ( Mon-Fri )
Mon-Fri route introduced to provide a more reliable service south of Blackwall Tunnel.

RT2812 Crystal Palace

© Malocolm Allan


Scanned from Jan 1967 Red Book

26.10.68
TL
12RT
9RT
3RT

BLACKWALL TUNNEL Delta Works (Mon-Fri peaks) - GREENWICH Ship & Billet (MS) - BLACKHEATH Royal Standard (Suns) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Saturday and Sunday service introduced because the 108 was diverted to Eltham.

24.01.70
TL
12RT
9RT
3RT

SURREY DOCKS STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - GREENWICH CHURCH (MS) - BLACKHEATH (Suns) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Tunnel Avenue section withdrawn - diverted instead Mon-Sat to Greenwich Church and further extended Mon-Fri peaks to Surrey Docks Stn

17.04.71
TL
11SMS
10SMS
4SMS

SURREY DOCKS STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - GREENWICH CHURCH (Mon-Sat / Sun afts) - BLACKHEATH (Suns am / evenings ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Converted to single deck One Person Operation
Mon-Sat evenings extended in Greenwich from Ship & Billet to Greenwich Church
Sunday afternoons extended from Blackheath to Greenwich.

 

 

SMS151 Greenwich

 


15.08.76
TL
11DMS
10DMS
4DMS

Converted to double deck operation.

22.04.78
TL121+
10DMS
10DMS
6DMS

SURREY DOCKS STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - GREENWICH CHURCH - CRYSTAL PALACE
Extended all day Sunday from Blackheath to Greenwich.

DMS596 Greenwicj

© John Parkin


25.07.83
TL121+
10T
10T
6T

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  GREENWICH CHURCH - SURREY DOCKS STN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to Leyland Titan operation.

27.04.85
TL121+
7T
8T
4T

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  GREENWICH CHURCH
Mon-Fri peak extension from Greenwich to Surrey Docks withdrawn

21.06.86
TL121+
4T
5T
3T

CRYSTAL PALACE - LEWISHAM Bus Station
Withdrawn between Lewisham and Greenwich.

06.06.87
TL121+
7T
8T
5LS ex 181

CRYSTAL PALACE - Westwood Hill - Sydenham - Perry Hill - Woolstone Road - Catford - LEWISHAM Bus Station (MS evgs/Suns) - Brookmill Road - Deptford - Evelyn Street - SURREY DOCKS STN (MS except evgs/Sat shop hrs)
Mon-Fri evenings excepted and Saturday shopping hours extended from Lewisham to Surrey Docks
via Route 47. Re-routed in Sydenham via Perry rise and Woolstone Road instead of Perry Hill - this section replaced by rerouteing of 181.
Sunday service converted to single deck Leyland Nationals.

 

LS395 at Crystal Palace
Note the unusual blind treatment

 


29.07.89
TL121+
7T
8T
SR ex 160

CRYSTAL PALACE - LEWISHAM Bus Station (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) - SURREY DOCKS STN (MS except evgs/Sat shop hrs)
Converted on Sundays to SR (minibus) operation.

14.07.90
TL121+
7T
8T
2SR

CRYSTAL PALACE - LEWISHAM Bus Station (Mon-Sat evgs/Suns) - SURREY DOCKS STN (MS except evgs/Sat shop hrs)
Sunday service now has own allocation.

Taken from 1990 bus map

23.02.91
TL121+
7T
8T
2SR

CRYSTAL PALACE - LEWISHAM Bus Station ( Mon-Sat evgs /  Suns) - Deptford - Evelyn Street - Grove Street - Grove Way - Evelyn Street - SURREY DOCKS STN (Mon-Fri except evgs / Sat shopping hours)
Diverted via Pepys Estate in Deptford.

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books


27.04.91
TL121+
4T
8T
2SR/MW

CRYSTAL PALACE - LEWISHAM (Mon-Fri/Sat evgs/Suns) - SURREY QUAYS STATION (Sat shop hrs)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Lewisham and Surrey Quays and rerouted via Route 47 between Deptford and Surrey Quays - Pepys Estate served by new 199.

T1083 Lewisham

© Paul Harvey

09.11.91
Route withdrawn.

Operating Garage

TL Catford
Chjangeover point Lewisham Town Hall