Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
08.05.37
A
5STL
5STL
5STL
New Route

WALLINGTON Belmont Road - London Road - Hackbridge - Mitcham - Mitcham Lane - STREATHAM COMMON Greyhound
New route - replacing withdrawn northern section of Route 234 - now diverted at Wallington Station via Parkgate Road to Carshalton (Park Lane) 28.05.37 - due to the bus strike from 1st to 27th May - delaying the 115 start date until the 28th.

05.01.38
A
5STL
5STL
5STL
TC
7ST
7ST
--

WALLINGTON Belmont Road - London Road - Hackbridge - Mitcham - Mitcham Lane - STREATHAM COMMON ( Suns )  -  Norbury  -  Thornton Heath Pond  -  Purley Way  -  CROYDON AIRPORT
( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Streatham Garage to Croydon Airport
Mon-Sat Croydon (TC) allocation added

30.04.41
A
4STL
4STL
4STL
TC
5ST
4ST
6ST

WALLINGTON Belmont Road  -  CROYDON AIRPORT
Sunday service extended from Streatham Garage to Croydon Airport
Sunday Croydon (TC) allocation added

25.03.42
A
4STL
4STL
--
TC
5ST
4ST
9ST

WALLINGTON Belmont Road  -  CROYDON AIRPORT
Sunday Sutton (A) allocation withdrawn

21.04.43
A
4STL
--
--
TC
5STL
4STL
6ST
9STL

WALLINGTON Belmont Road  -  CROYDON AIRPORT
Saturday Sutton (A) allocation withdrawn

27.10.43
A
5STL
5STL
--
TC
6STL
6STL
8STL

WALLINGTON Belmont Road  -  CROYDON AIRPORT
Saturday Sutton (A) allocation reinstated

12.11.47
A
9D
5D
--
TC
6RT
4RT
9RT
1STL


WALLINGTON Belmont Road  -  CROYDON AIRPORT
RT type introduced at Croydon (TC)


11.10.50
A
9D
8D
--
 
TC
9RT
6RT
8RT

WALLINGTON - CROYDON AIRPORT (Suns) - Purley - Kenley - Godstone Road - Whyteleafe Uppper Warlingham Station
Mon-Sat extended from Croydon Airport to Whyteleafe.


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

22.10.52
A
8D
7D
--
 
TH
10RT
6RT
8RT

WALLINGTON - CROYDON AIRPORT (Suns) - Whyteleafe Uppper Warlingham Station
Croydon (TC) allocation transferred to Thornton Heath (TH).

06.05.53
A
8RT
7RT
--
 
TH
10RT
6RT
12RT

WALLINGTON - CROYDON AIRPORT (Suns) - Whyteleafe Uppper Warlingham Station
Sutton (A) allocation changed from Daimler (D) operation to RT.

12.10.55
A
8RT
--
--
 
TH
10RT
12RT
6RT

WALLINGTON - CROYDON AIRPORT (Suns) - Whyteleafe Uppper Warlingham Station
Sat Sutton (A) allocation withdrawn


29.01.64
TH
19RT
9RT
4RT

WALLINGTON - CROYDON AIRPORT (Suns) - Whyteleafe Uppper Warlingham Station
Sutton (A) allocation withdrawn.

18.11.64
TH
19RT
9RT
--

WALLINGTON - Whyteleafe (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service renumbered 115A and re-routed via Carshalton Station.

31.12.66
TH
20RT
--
--

WALLINGTON - WHYTLEAFE (Mon-Fri)
Saturday service renumbered 115B and re-routed at Purley to Selsdon.

15.06.68
TH
16RT
--
--

WALLINGTON - PURLEY - WHYTLEAFE (Mon-Fri peaks)
The service south of Purley withdrawn outside peaks.


31.10.70
TH
14RT
8RT
--

WALLINGTON - PURLEY ( Mon-Sat ) - WHYTLEAFE ( Mon-Fri peaks )
Service 115B withdrawn - hence Saturday re-introduction.

RT3912 Streatham Common

Photographer unknown


02.01.71
TH
15SMS
9SMS
--

WALLINGTON - CROYDON AIRPORT (Sat) - PURLEY (Mon-Fri/Sat jnys) - WHYTLEAFE(Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday withdrawn between Croydon Airport and Purley except for three early and two lunchtime journeys.
CONVERTED TO SINGLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.

17.06.72
TH
15SMS
--
--

WALLINGTON - PURLEY (Mon-Fri) - WHYTLEAFE(Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday service diverted at Carshalton and renumbered 115A..


SMS329 Fair Green

busmap.co.uk

28.10.78
TH41+
14SMS
7SMS
4SMS

WALLINGTON - CROYDON AIRPORT (Sat/Sun) - PURLEY (Mon-Fri) - WHYTLEAFE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Route 115A withdrawn thus Sunday service re-introduced.


27.07.80
TH41+
14DMS
7DMS
4DMS

WALLINGTON - CROYDON AIRPORT (Sat/Sun) - PURLEY (Mon-Fri) - WHYTLEAFE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to double deck operation

 

DMS147 at Mitcham

© Eamonn Kentell

25.04.81
Route withdrawn - replaced Mon-Sat by new 127 or 200 Sunday between Wallington and Mitcham - or amended Route 234A between Hackbridge and Streatham and by amended Route 289 between Thornton Heath and Purley.

 

 

 

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Mitcham ??

TC Croydon
Changeover point Thornton Heath Garage ??

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point Thornton Heath Garage.