Route History

18.04.66
GM
5XMS
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VICTORIA STATION - Grosvenor Place - Hyde Park Corner - MARBLE ARCH ( Mon-Fri peaks with the flow)
VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Upper Brook Street - Grosvenor Square - Brook Street - Hanover Square - Oxford Street - Marble Arch - Park Lane - Grosvenor Place - VICTORIA STATION ( Mon-Fri mid-day period )
NEW Mon-Fri ( except evenings ) express route marketed as RED ARROW

18.07.66
GM
5XMS
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VICTORIA STATION - Grosvenor Place - Hyde Park Corner - MARBLE ARCH ( Mon-Fri peaks )
VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Upper Brook Street - Grosvenor Square - Brook Street - Hanover Square - Oxford Street - Marble Arch - Park Lane - Grosvenor Place - VICTORIA STATION ( Mon-Fri mid-day period )
The Mon-Fri peak service altered so that service is in both directions instead of with the flow

13.11.67
GM
5XMS
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VICTORIA STATION - Grosvenor Place - Hyde Park Corner - MARBLE ARCH ( Mon-Fri peaks )
Three journeys added after evening peak via Oxford Street  routeing to benefit late night shoppers

25.10.69
GM
5MBA
4MBA
3MBA

VICTORIA STATION - Grosvenor Place - Hyde Park Corner - MARBLE ARCH ( Mon-Fri peaks )
VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Upper Brook Street - Grosvenor Square - Brook Street - Hanover Square - Oxford Street - Marble Arch - Park Lane - Grosvenor Place - VICTORIA STATION ( Mon-Fri mid-day period / Sat / Sun)
Saturday and Sunday service introduced - this partly compensated for withdrawal at weekends of Route 25 between these points.

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

16.01.71
GM
5MBA
4MBA
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VICTORIA STATION - Grosvenor Place - Hyde Park Corner - MARBLE ARCH ( Mon-Fri peaks )
VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Upper Brook Street - Grosvenor Square - Brook Street - Hanover Square - Oxford Street - Marble Arch - Park Lane - Grosvenor Place - VICTORIA STATION ( Mon-Fri mid-day period / Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn.

25.11.72
GM
5MBA
4MBA
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VICTORIA STATION - Grosvenor Place - Hyde Park Corner - MARBLE ARCH ( Mon-Fri peaks )
VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Oxford Street - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Fri mid-day period / Sat )
Brook Street routeing withdrawn in favour of running via Oxford Street in both directions and terminating at John Princes Street

07.01.74
GM
5MBA
4MBA
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VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Oxford Street - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat )
Revised to operate Victoria to Oxford Circus at all times


31.01.81
GM
12MBA
8MBA
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VICTORIA. Hyde park Corner - Marble Arch - Oxford Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Westminster - VICTORIA ( Monday-Saturday circular in both directions )
Extended from Oxford Circus to Victoria making the route a circular in both directions


May 1981
GM
12LS
8LS
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VICTORIA. Hyde park Corner - Marble Arch - Oxford Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Westminster - VICTORIA( Monday-Saturday circular in both directions )
Converted to Leyland National

04.09.82
GM
6LS
4LS
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VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Oxford Street - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Victoria via Westminster.

15.08.87
RA
6LS
4LS
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VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Oxford Street - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat ) 
Reallocated to Walworth.

12.08.88
Last day of operation - replaced by Route 73 which was diverted at Hyde Park Corner to Victoria

Operating Garages

GM Gillingham Street
Crew Changeover point at Victoria

RA Walworth
Crew Changeover point at Victoria