Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.08.38
A
3LTL
3LTL
3LTL

CARSHALTON Park Lane - Wallington - Woodcote Green - Purley - OLD LODGE LANE
New single deck route replacing Route 234 between Purley and Old Lodge Lane

13.12.39
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

Jointly operated with Route 234

Extracted from 1939 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
28.10..42
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

WALLINGTON Melbourne Road  -  OLD LODGE LANE
Withdrawn between Wallington and Carshalton

18.11.42
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

WALLINGTON Grosvenor Road-  OLD LODGE LANE
Wallington terminal changed

21.04.43
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

WALLINGTON Melbourne Road  -  OLD LODGE LANE
Wallington terminal reverted to Melbourne Road

09.02.44
A
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

WALLINGTON Belmont Road  -  OLD LODGE LANE
Wallington terminal changed

19.04.44
TC
ex 234
ex 234
ex 234

Sutton (A)  allocation moved to Croydon (TC)

22.02.50
TC
5LTL
5LTL
5LTL

HACKBRIDGE Elm Road  -  PURLEY Old Lodge Lane
The route receives its own allocation and extended from Wallington to Hackbridge

 

 

LT1090 unknown location

 

06.05.53
TC
5RF
5RF
4RF

Converted to RF operation.

30.04.58
TC
5RF
4RF
3RF

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
27.01.65
TC
5RF
5RF
2RF

 
08.08.66
TC
6RFo
7RFo
2RFo

Converted to OPO using existing RF type.
HACKBRIDGE Elm Road (Mon-Fri except pm peak/Sat/Sun) - WALLINGTON (Mon-Fri pm peak) - PURLEY Old Lodge Lane
Mon-Fri pm peaks withdrawn between Wallington and Hackbridge.

18.04.70
TC
6RFo
7RFo
2RFo

HACKBRIDGE Elm Road - PURLEY Old Lodge Lane
Extended from Wallington to Hackbridge at all times

RF507 Old Lodge Lane May 1974

busmap.co.uk

30.01.77
TC221+
6BL
4BL
2BL

RF type withdrawn - replaced by Bristols.

28.10.78
TC221+
5BL
4BL
2BL

PURLEY Old Lodge Lane - WALLINGTON STATION (Mon-Fri) - Park Lane - Carshalton High Street - Carshalton Stn - Nightingale Rd - HACKBRIDGE Elm Road (Sat/Sun)
Withdrawn between Wallington and Hackbridge via London Road and diverted instead via Carshalton Station and Nightingale Road.

BL12 Fair Green

busmap.co.uk

25.04.81
TC221+
9BL
7BL
4BL

PURLEY Old Lodge Lane - Woodcote Green - Wallington - Carshalton Station - Hackbridge Corner - Cranmer Road - Mitcham - Mitcham Lane - STREATHAM GARAGE
Extended from Hackbridge to Streatham Garage via withdrawn 115.

24.04.82
TC221+
9LS
7LS
4LS

Converted to Leyland National operation.

 

LS194 in 1933 sttyle livery, this was the only single decker to which this livey was applied, seen here at
Old Lodge Lane August 1983

busmap.co.uk

04.02.84
Route withdrawn.
Replaced by routes 127 - 127A - 12A - 200

Operating Garage

TC South Croydon
Changeover point Purley

 

 

The full timetable for 234/A in this booklet which is for sale  (pdf)