Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
06.07.52
(Q) NX
29STL
30STL
12RTL
 
(RL) NX
9STL
--
--
 
NX
--
4RT
4RT


PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat except evenings )   -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns)  -  Greenwich - New Cross - Peckham - Camberwell Green - Kennington - Westminster - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT Horse Guards
New Tram replacement route for Tram #40
(Q and RL were used to garage buses until the rebuilding work at New Cross was completed in October
)

Taken from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk



22.10.52
NX
29STL
30STL
15RT

PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat except evenings )   -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns)  - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT Horse Guards
All buses garaged at New Cross.

06.05.53
NX
29RT
26RT
16RT

EMBANKMENT  -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evgs / Suns )  -  PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat except evgs )
STL type replaced by RT

30.04.58
NX
25RT
27RT
12RT

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

26.11.58
NX
19RT
28RT
16RT

PLUMSTEAD COMMON (Mon-Sat except evfgs ) -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evgs / Suns) -  CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Suns ) - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT Horse Guards Avenue (Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Camberwell Green and Westminster except for early am journeys to and from Kennington


 

 

RT1996 unknown location ?

PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN

 


14.10.59
NX
19RT
28RT
--

PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat except evgs )  -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evgs )  - EMBANKMENT (Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn.

11.05.60
NX
19RT
29RT
--
 
Q
8RTL
--
--

PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat except evgs )  -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evgs )  - EMBANKMENT (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Fri Camberwell (Q) allocation added.


 

 

RTL74 Camberwell New Road

photographer unknown

 


01.07.64
NX
21RT
24RT
--

PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat except evgs )  -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evgs )  - EMBANKMENT (Mon-Sat)
Q allocation withdrawn.


27.01.65
NX
24RT
21RT
--

PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat except evgs )  -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evgs )  - EMBANKMENT ( Sats )  - Trafalgar Square - Tottenham Court Road - Hampstead Road - Camden Town - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri extended from Westminster to Parliament Hill Fields.

Taken from Alterations ( no.1 ) Booklet dated 18 November 1964

17.06.67
NX
24RT
18RT
--

PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat except evgs )  -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evgs )  - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( Sats )  - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri)
Sat withdrawn between Camberwell Green and Westminster

24.01.70
Route withdrawn.

Map 1.1.70

Taken from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

Operating Garages

NX New Cross
Changeover point outside garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point outside garage