Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
06.10.54
TC
9RT
7RT
4RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street (MS) Brigstock Road - Thornton Heath Pond - London Road - West Croydon - CROYDON Park Lane ( Suns ) East Croydon - Shirley - Shirley Road - Gravel Hill - Addington - Lodge Lane - Headley Drive - Gascoigne Road - NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent
NEW ROUTE

02.05.56
TC
9RT
7RT
7RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent
Sunday extended from Croydon to Thornton Heath.

16.10.57
TC
10RT
7RT
7RT


THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat/Sun) - Vulcan Way (Mon-Fri) Alternate journeys via Gascoigne Road or King Henrys Drive
Vulcan Way journeys introduced.

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
29.01.64
TC
--
7RT
7RT


THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri withdrawn
replaced between New Addington and West Croydon by New Route 130B.
Replaced between West Croydon and Thornton Heath High Street by Route 194A

Extracted from 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map


01.09.64
TC
--
7RM
7RM


THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat/Sun)
Routemaster introduction.

23.01.66
TC
--
7RM
--
 
TH
--
--
5RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat/Sun)
Sunday only RT Thornton Heath (TH) allocation introduced.

16.09.67
TC
--
6RM
--


THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat)
Sunday service re-routed in New Addington and renumbered
130C

11.11.67
TC
--
6RML
--

THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat)
RML type introduced

18.04.70
TC
--
6RML
--
 
TH
--
--
5RM

THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat/Sun)
Sunday service restored.

04.12.71
TC
--
6RML
--
 
TH
--
--
6RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat/Sun)
RT type re-introduced. (Route 64 converted to OPO thus no Routemasters available.

 

RT654 seen at the Thornton Heath stand at Zion Road

 

12.05.73
TC
--
6RML
5RML

THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat/Sun)
Sunday only RT Thornton Heath (TH) allocation withdrawn.

05.01.74
TC
--
6RML
5DMS

THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat/Sun)
Sunday service converted to double deck OPO.

01.03.75
TC131+
--
6DM
5DMS

THORNTON HEATH High Street- NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Sat/Sun)
Saturday service converted to crew door operation.

28.10.78
Route withdrawn.

Operating Garages

TC Croydon
Changeover point at West Croydon

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point outside garage