Route History

07.10.51
WL
31RTL
16RTL
14RTL

BROCKLEY STATION - St Norbert Road - Peckham Rye - Goose Green - Lordship Lane - Denmark Hill - Camberwell Green - Walworth Road - Elephant & Castle - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Westminster (daily) or Blackfriars (Mon-Sat)
TRAM REPLACEMENT for#56 and #84


22.10.52
WL
31RTL
17RTL
10RTL

BROCKLEY STATION - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Westminster (daily) or Blackfriars (Mon-Fri/Sat am)
Journeys via Blackfriars withdrawn Saturday pm.

July 1952 map
Taken from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
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30.04.58
WL
26RTL
14RTL
9RTL

BROCKLEY STATION - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Westminster (daily) or Blackfriars (Mon-Fri/Sat am)
Frequency cuts

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

23.01.66
WL
19RTL
10RTL
8RTL

BROCKLEY STATION - ELEPHANT & CASTLE (Suns) VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Westminster (MS and early am Sun journeys) or Blackfriars (Mon-Fri/Sat am)
Sunday Embankment journeys withdrawn except for two early morning trips.

RTL719

 

RTL719 pauses at the Embankment

 

31.12.66
WL
19RT
10RT
8RT

BROCKLEY STATION - ELEPHANT & CASTLE (Sat/Sun) VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Westminster (Mon-Fri and early am Sat/Sun journeys) or Blackfriars (Mon-Fri/Sat am)
Journeys via Blackfriars withdrawn Saturday except early am.

12.10.70
WL
16RT
9RT
7RM

BROCKLEY STATION - ELEPHANT & CASTLE - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Westminster or Blackfriars (Mon-Fri peaks and early am Sat/Sun journeys)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Elephant & Victoria Embankment except peaks.

1970 entry
Taken from amendment booklet (2) April 1970

16.10.71
WL
17DMS
10DMS
7DMS

Converted to double deck one person operation.
BROCKLEY STATION - ELEPHANT & CASTLE - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT
via Westminster or Blackfriars (Mon-Fri peaks/Sun am jnys)
Saturday early journeys to Victoria Embankment withdrawn.

05.08.72
WL
17DMS
10DMS
7DMS


19.03.77
WL
17DMS
10DMS
7DMS

DMS1431 Westminster Bridge
10 October 1977

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22.04.78
WL
13DMS
10DMS
6DMS

BROCKLEY STATION  -  ELEPHANT & CASTLE -: EMBANKMENT via Blackfriarsor Westminster ( Mon-Fri peaks ) or via Westminster only ( Sunday 2 early journeys )
Times below

 

April 1978 first and last buses

31.10.81
NX231+
4DMS
4DMS
--
 
WL111+
10DMS
7DMS
6DMS

Mon-Sat New Cross allocation introduced.

04.09.82
NX221+
6DMS
5DMS
--
 
WL111+
9T
5T
4T

BROCKLEY STATION - ELEPHANT & CASTLE - - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Blackfriars (Sun am jnys) or Southwark Bridge (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peak service via Embankment re-routed via Queen Victoria Street - Mansion House Station - Southwark Bridge and former 176A to Elephant instead of Blackfriars Bridge and Blackfriars Road although the Sunday am journeys remained the same.
Walworth allocation upgraded to Titan operation.

18.11.83
NX221+
6T
5T
--
 
WL111+
9T
5T
4T

New Cross (NX) allocation upgraded to Titan operation.

01.09.84
NX221+
5T
5T
--
 
WL111+
10T
6T
5T

NEW CROSS GARAGE - Pepys Road - Avignon Road - Brockley - ELEPHANT & CASTLE - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Blackfriars (Sun am jnys) or Southwark Bridge (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Brockley to New Cross Garage.

184 leaflet

27.04.85
NX221+
11T
7T
5T

NEW CROSS GARAGE - ELEPHANT & CASTLE: then Westminster Bridge - Embankment - Northumberland Avenue - TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Mon-Fri peaks) return via Whitehall or Southwark Bridge - MANSION HOUSE STN (Mon-Fri peaks) or Westminster Bridge VICTORIA EMBANKMENT return via Blackfriars Bridge (Sun early jnys) or via Southwark Bridge (Mon-Fri early am jnys)
Mon-Fri peak service revised to operate in two sections NEW CROSS & TRAFALGAR SQUARE via Westminster Bridge or NEW CROSS & MANSION HOUSE STATION via Southwark Bridge.
WL allocation withdrawn and Sunday NX introduced.

T1054 Trafalgar Square
May1985

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16.08.86
NX221+
11L/T
7L/T
5L/T

Leyland Olympian operation introduced.

06.06.87
NX221+
6L/T
--
T ex 176

NEW CROSS GARAGE - ELEPHANT & CASTLE (Mon-Fri except evenings): then Westminster Bridge - Embankment - Northumberland Avenue - TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Mon-Fri peaks) return via Whitehall or Westminster Bridge VICTORIA EMBANKMENT return via Blackfriars Bridge (Sun early jnys)
Mansion House journeys withdrawn
Saturday and Sunday service withdrawn except for early Sunday am journeys,
revised P3 and 176 replaced

Click image for timetable

Map extracted from 1987 map drawn by @Darius Grigg
Click map to expand

13.08.88
NX221+
6L/T
--
--

NEW CROSS - ELEPHANT (Mon-Fri except evgs) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Mon-Fri peaks) or early jnys via Westminster then Blackfriars Bridge back to Elephant.
Sunday early am journeys withdrawn.

03.07.89
NX221+
7L/T
--
--

LEWISHAM Riverdale Centre - Brockley Cross - Brockley - Peckham Rye - Camberwell - ELEPHANT & CASTLE (Mon-Fri except evgs) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Mon-Fri peaks) or early jnys via Westminster then Blackfriars Bridge back to Elephant
Re-routed in Brockley at Avignon Road via Drakefell Road - Endwell Road - Brockley Cross - Malpas Road - Loampit Vale - to Lewisham instead of NX Garage.

21.07.90
NX221+
7L/T
6L/T
--

LEWISHAM - ELEPHANT & CASTLE (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shopping hours) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Mon-Fri peaks) or early jnys via Westminster then Blackfriars Bridge back to Elephant
Saturday service re-introduced.


11.07.92
NX221+
5L/T
5L/T
--
 
NX155
1SR ex P2
--
--

NEW CROSS (Mon-Fri peaks) - BROCKLEY Frendsbury Road - CAMBERWELL GREEN (Mon-Fri evgs) - ELEPHANT (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs) - TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between BROCKLEY Frendsbury Road and LEWISHAM except for garage journeys to NEW CROSS (NX).
Early am journeys via Victoria Embankment and Blackfriars cut back to Trafalgar square as per peak hour routeing.
Mon-Fri evening service introduced between BROCKLEY and CAMBERWELL GREEN introduced with SR minibuses ex P2


17.07.93
NX221+
5L/T
6L/T
--
 
PM
1SR ex P2
--
--

Evening allocation transferred to Peckham (PM)

12.03.94
Route withdrawn - mainly replaced by new midibus Route 484

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Operating Garages

WL Walworth
Changeover point Walworth Road - Nags Head

NX New Cross
Changeover point at garage

PM Peckham
Changeover point at garage.