Route History

 

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
BK
--
--
25LT
 
D
19NS
18NS
--
 
M
26NS
18NS
--
 
R
--
--
22LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - Barnes - Castelnau - Hammersmith Bridge - Hammersmith - Olympia - Kensington High Street - Royal Albert hall - Knightsbridge - Hyde Park Corner - Piccadilly - Trafalgar Square - Strand - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Mansion House - Bank - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat ) or Bank - Aldgate - Commercial Road - Stepney - Limehouse - Poplar - Canning Town - Plaistow - Upton Park - East Ham - Barking -  Longbridge Road - Fair Cross - Becontree - Becontree Heath - Rush Green Road - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns )

02.10.35
BK
--
--
30LT
 
D
19NS
15LT
3STL
--
 
M
26NS
14NS
4LT
22LT

Sunday only Riverside (R) allocation withdrawn in favour of Mortlake (M)

17.02.37
BK
--
--
24LT
 
D
23NS
22NS
--
 
M
22LT
14LT
23LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat ) or Bank - Aldgate - Commercial Road - Stepney - Limehouse - Poplar - Canning Town - Plaistow - Upton Park - East Ham - Barking -  Ripple Road- Rippleside - DAGENHAM Church Elm or New Road RAINHAM Clock Tower( Suns )
Sunday withdrawn between Barking and Romford - this section replaced by revised 23
Sunday diverted at Barking via Dagenham to Rainham replacing withdrawn section of Route 23

23.03.38
BK
--
--
36LT
 
D
37STL
35STL
--
 
M
30LT
13LT
34LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat ) or- RAINHAM Clock Tower( Suns )
Sunday journeys to Church Elm withdrawn

16.10.38
BK
--
--
27LT
 
D
37STL
35STL
9STL
 
M
30LT
13LT
34LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat ) or- RAINHAM Clock Tower( Suns )
Sunday Dalston (D) allocation introduced

05.02.39
BK
--
--
33LT
 
D
37STL
35STL
9STL
 
M
30LT
13LT
34LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat ) or- ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns )
Sunday diverted at Barking via previous routeing to Romford replacing Route 23 which was withdrawn on this day

The Rainham section replaced by New Sunday only Route 163

18.10.39
BK
--
--
28LT
 
D
15STL
13STL
--
 
M
26LT
20LT
15LT

Mon-Sat MORTLAKE - ALDWYCH ( evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET ( daytime )
Sunday evenings ran in two sections MORTLAKE - ALDWYCH and BARKING -ROMFORD
Mon-Sat evenings withdrawn between Aldwych and Liverpool Street
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Aldwych and Barking

20.03.40
BK
--
--
30LT
 
D
15STL
13STL
--
 
M
26LT
20LT
12LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evening service restored between Aldwych and Barking
Sunday withdrawn between Becontree Heath and Romford - replaced by Sunday extension on Route 87

24.10.40
BK
--
--
30LT
 
D
16STL
11STL
--
 
M
21LT
18LT
12LT
Express
M
7PROV
7PROV
 

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
EXPRESS -: BARNES - HYDE PARK CORNER ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Express service introduced which was normal stopping Barnes to Hammersmith

20.11.40
BK
--
--
30LT
 
D
16STL
11STL
--
 
M
21LT
18LT
12LT
Express
M
7PROV
7PROV
 

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
EXPRESS -: BARNES - HYDE PARK CORNER ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Aldwych and Barking thus ran in two sections

19.03.41
BK
--
--
30LT
 
D
16STL
11STL
--
 
M
21LT
18LT
12LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Express service withdrawn

14.05.41
BK
--
--
30LT
 
D
16STL
11STL
--
 
M
18LT
3PROV
15LT
3PROV
12LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evening service restored between Aldwych and Barking

29.10.41
BK
--
--
32LT
 
D
16STL
11STL
--
 
M
21LT
18LT
9LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Aldwych and Barking thus ran in two sections

25.03.42
BK
--
--
31LT
 
D
7STL
9ST
5STL
6ST
--
 
M
21LT
18LT
9LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evening service restored between Aldwych and Barking

28.10.42
BK
--
--
32LT
 
D
8STL
8ST
6STL
5ST
--
 
M
21LT
18LT
9LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Aldwych and Barking thus ran in two sections

21.04.43
BK
--
--
31LT
 
D
8STL
7ST
6STL
6ST
--
 
M
21LT
18LT
9LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evening service restored between Aldwych and Barking

27.10.43
BK
--
--
32LT
 
D
9STL
7ST
6STL
5ST
--
 
M
21LT
18LT
9LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Aldwych and Barking thus ran in two sections

19.04.44
BK
--
--
29LT
 
D
16STL
11STL
--
 
M
18LT
8ST
16LT
9LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evening service restored between Aldwych and Barking

25.10.44
BK
--
--
29LT
 
D
15STL
11STL
--
 
M
19LT
4ST
16LT
9LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Aldwych and Barking thus ran in two sections

02.05.45
BK
--
--
29LT
 
D
16STL
11STL
--
 
M
19LT
4ST
16LT
9LT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday evening service restored between Aldwych and Barking

20.10.48
BK
--
--
28LT
 
D
18RT
13RT
--
 
M
36RT
30RT
9RT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Converted to RT type except Sunday only Barking (BK)

13.04.49
BK
--
--
28RTL
 
D
18RT
13RT
--
 
M
36RT
30RT
9RT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Sunday only Barking (BK) Converted to RTL type

02.06.51
BK
--
--
28RTL
 
D
24RT
5RT
8RTW
--
 
M
36RT
32RT
9RT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - ALDWYCH ( Mon-Sat evenings ) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat daytime ) or- BECONTREE HEATH ( Suns )
Saturday RTW introduced at Dalston (D) spare from Route 11

17.03.54
BK
--
--
28RTL
 
D
11RT
12RTL
15RTL
6RTW
--
 
M
30RT
26RT
9RT

Mon-Sat part RTL introduced at Dalston (D).

RTL462

RTL462 (D) waits outside the Old Broad Street Station

This image availabe on the
RTL download

16.03.55
BK
--
--
26RTL
 
D
22RTL
19RTL
--
 
M
26RT
18RT
8RT

RT withdrawn at Dalston (D).

04.05.55
BK
--
--
26RTL
 
D
22RTL
19RTL
--
 
M
26RTL
18RTL
8RTL

RT withdrawn at Mortlake (M) in favour of RTL

30.04.58
BK
--
--
26RTL
 
D
21RTL
6RTL
13RTW
--
 
M
26RTL
23RTL
8RTL+
        2RTL/73
Times at April 1958
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.11.59
BK
--
--
22RT
 
D
16RTL
16RTW
--
 
M
24RTL
18RTL
9RTL
 
PR
--
--
10RM

Sunday Poplar (PR) allocation added. This was part of trolleybus conversion program.

RT2745 RTW393

RT2745 waits for a new crew at Barking

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Nostalgia download

RTW393 Butterwick by the not so practical bus shelter

This image availabe on the
RTL download

11.05.60
BK
--
--
22RT
 
D
16RTL
16RTW
--
 
M
24RTL
18RTL
9RTL
 
PR
--
--
10RM

9 allocation entry
 
17.05.63
BK
--
--
23RT
 
D
17RM
13RM
--
 
M
22RM
19RM
9RM
 
PR
--
--
10RM

Mon-Sat RTL replaced by RM.


07.09.68
D
20RM
12RM
--
 
M
17RM
13RM
5RM
 
PR
--
--
7RT

MORTLAKE GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - ALDGATE (Suns)
Sunday Route withdrawn between Aldgate and Becontree Heath thus Sunday only BK allocation withdrawn. This section replaced by introduction of Sunday 23.
An unusual aspect of this change was the introduction of RT's from Poplar (PR).

RM1745

This superb shot of RM1745 was captured on film at Knightsbridge

© Peter Relf

21.12.68
D
20RM
12RM
--
 
M
17RM
13RM
5RM
 
PR
--
--
7RM

Sunday reverted to RM operation at Poplar (PR)

18.04.70
D
20RM
--
--
 
M
17RM
20RM
6RM
 
PR
--
--
6RM

MORTLAKE - ALDWYCH (Sats) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri) - ALDGATE (Suns)
Saturday Route withdrawn between Aldwych and Liverpool Street thus Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn on this day.

16.01.71
D
20RM
--
6RM
 
M
17RM
20RM
6RM

Sunday Poplar (PR) allocation transferred to Dalston (D)

09.04.71
D
20RM
--
--
 
M
17RM
20RM
--

MORTLAKE - ALDWYCH (Sats) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri)
Sunday Route diverted at Mansion House via Cannon Street and Tower of London to Aldgate and re-numbered 9A.

28.10.78
M1+
14RM
18RM
8RM
 
R21+
15RM
4RM
7RM

MORTLAKE GARAGE - Aldwych - St Paul's - Cannon Street - Tower Hill - ALDGATE
Diverted daily to Aldgate and Route 9A renumbered 9.
Dalston allocation withdrawn but daily Riverside (R) allocation introduced.

31.01.81
D1+
15RM
4RM
--
 
M31+
14RM
20RM
--

MORTLAKE GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat)
Route reverted to Liverpool Street except Sunday when renumbered 9A.

25.04.81
AG
14RM
6RM
8RM
 
M
14RM
18RM
11RM

MORTLAKE GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET
Sunday Route re-introduced. Dalston garage closure caused allocation transfer to Ash Grove (AG).
Sunday Route replaced Route 9A .
The Tower Hill section replaced by revised 23

25.06.83
AG1+
15RM
6RM
9RM
 
V141+
14RM
12RM
6RM

MORTLAKE Avondale Road - LIVERPOOL STREET
Mortlake garage closure resulted in transfer to Stamford Brook (V).

2 June 1984
Ash Grove garage journeys to Liverpool Street rerouted via Norton Folgate - Bishopsgate - Wormwood Street and Bloomfield Street instead of Worship St - Wilson Street and Eldon Street.

27.04.85
AG1+
14RM
6RM
7RM
 
S151+
--
--
7RM
 
V141+
14RM
13RM
--

Sunday Stamford Brook (V) allocation transferred to Shepherds Bush (S). Route 27 was transferred from S to V at the same time.

25.10.86
AG1+
14RM
18RM
7RM
 
V141+
14RM
7RM
9RM

Sunday Shepherds Bush (S) transferred to Stamford Brook (V). Route 49 allocation added to Shepherds Bush on this day to compensate.

15.08.87
GM1+
16RM
13RM
9RM
 
V141+
14RM
9RM
6RM

MORTLAKE - ALDWYCH -; LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Aldwych and Liverpool Street except Mon-Fri peaks. New Red Arrow Route 509 between Liverpool Street and West End partly replaced.
Ash Grove allocation replaced by new Victoria (GM) allocation.

This was part of a chain reaction through Clapton (CT) closing and a new Red Arrow base opening (RA). Route 22A - 30 and 277 transferred from CT to AG. Route 9 and 11 transferred from AG to GM and 501,502 and 513 from AG to RA and 500 - 507 from GM to RA plus new 509 to RA.

21.11.87
GM1+
16RM
13RM
12M
 
V141+
14RML
8RML
5M

Sunday Route converted to One Person Operation.
Mon-Sat RML operation introduced at Stamford Brook (V)

26.03.88
GM1+
12RM
8RM
--
 
V141+
16RML/2RM
12RML
14M

Sunday Victoria (GM) allocation withdrawn. Sunday Route 11 converted to OPO on this day to compensate for loss at GM.

15.04.88
S
14RML
4RML
--
 
V141+
16RML/2RM
16RML
14M

Mon-Sat GM allocation transferred to Shepherds Bush (S). This change was part of a chain involving Holloway (HT) - Victoria (GM) and Shepherds Bush (S).
Route 19 transferred from HT to GM.
Route 31 transferred from HT to X.
Route 10 transferred from Victoria (GM) to HT and Route 9 from GM to S.

01.04.89
S
14RML
4RML
--
 
V141+
16RML/2RM
16RML
14M
London United commenced operating as one of 12 operating subsidiaries of London Buses in preparation for privatisation

06.01.90
AV211+
--
--
15M
 
S111+
28RML
20RML
--

Mon-Fri V allocation transferred from Turnham Green (V) to Shepherds Bush (S). Sunday V transferred from Stamford Brook to Hounslow (AV).

22.09.90
AV211+
--
--
15M
 
S111+
33RML
20RML
--

MORTLAKE - ALDWYCH (Sat/Sun)- LIVERPOOL STREET Bus Station (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri extended between peaks from Aldwych to Liverpool Street.
Mon-Fri S allocation revised to run joint operation with Route 10

09.05.92
AV1+
--
--
15M
 
S111+
31RML
19RML
--

Diverted at Bank northbound to run via Threadneedle Street and Old Broad St instead of Princes Street - Moorgate and Eldon Street. Rerouted southbound via Old Broad Street instead of London Wall.


18.07.92
S111+
18RML
15RML
--
 
V1+
7L/237
7L/237
--
 
V161+
--
--
17DT

MORTLAKE (Suns) HAMMERSMITH(Mon-Sat) - ALDWYCH
A weight restriction was imposed on Hammersmith Bridge thus Hammersmith to Mortlake section replaced by new midibus Route 9A.
Mon-Sat evening Route converted to One Person Operation using buses ex 237 from Stamford Brook.
Sunday converted to Dart operation thus full route able to operate through to Mortlake.

DT151

DT151 at the start of a journey to Mortlake - this unsuitable vehicle used because of the weight restriction imposed on Hammersmith Bridge at this time

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Single Deck download

23.10.93
B1+
DR ex 9A
DR ex 9A
--
 
S111+
18RML
15RML
--
 
V161+
--
--
17DT

ALDWYCH - HAMMERSMITH (Mon-Sat except evenings) - MORTLAKE (MS evenings/Suns)
Mon-Sat evenings extended from Hammersmith to Mortlake using buses ex 9A instead of L operation from V.


01.04.95
S111+
14RML
14RML
--
 
S1+
DR ex 9A
DR ex 9A
--
 
V161+
--
--
17DT

Wood Lane base closed - evening Route transferred to Shepherds Bush

20.05.95
S111+
14RML
14RML
--
Evenings only
FW
DR ex 9A
DR ex 9A
--
 
V161+
--
--
17DT

Evening Route transferred to Fulwell (FW)

22.07.95
S111+
14RML
14RML
--
Evenings only
S
DR ex 9A
DR ex 9A
--
 
V161+
--
--
17DT

Fulwell (FW) withdrawn.

09.11.96
S301+
14RML
14RML
17DR
Evenings only
S51+
DR ex 9A
DR ex 9A
--

Sunday only V allocation transferred to Shepherds Bush (S)

RML2700

RML2700 Charing Cross Station

This image available with the RML download


08.03.97
S301+
15RML
15RML
--
Late evenings only
AV221+
M ex N9
M ex N9
12L/M

ALDWYCH - HAMMERSMITH Bus Station
Withdrawn between Hammersmith and Mortlake - this section replaced by new Route 209.
Evening Route reverted to crew operation except late journeys which were provided by buses prior to entering Route on N9.
Sunday Route transferred from Shepherds Bush (S) to Hounslow (AV) and converted to double deck .

Scanned from leaflet dated 28.09.01
23.04.00
AV221+
5VA exN 9
5VA ex N9
--
 
AV31+
--
--
13VA
 
S301+
16RML
15RML
--


OPO Route converted from Metrobus to low floor Volvo operation.

VA76

VP106

VA76 Charing Cross Station

This image available on the
Transdev download

VP106 Strand

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Transdev download

04.09.04
AV1+
ex N9
ex N9
exN9
 
S421+
ex N97
ex N97
ex N97
 
V41+
23VLE
22VLE
11VLE

Daily
Shepherds Bush (S) allocation withdrawn - Stamford Brook (V) introduced. Sunday (AV) withdrawn.
Shepherds Bush (S) gained Route 49 which left room for Route 9.

Early am and late evening service operated by buses from Night duty

VR228

DP43

A rare appearance of VR228 at Hyde Park Corner

This image available on the
Transdev download

DP43 Canada House

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Transdev download

12.11.05
AV1+
ex N9
ex N9
exN9
 
V41+
23VLE
22VLE
11VLE

Heritage Route added running between Royal Albert Hall and Aldwych. Operated by First London from Westbourne Park Garage

04.04.06
AV1+
ex N9
ex N9
exN9
 
V41+
23VLE
22VLE
11VLE
transdev logo
Transdev logo replaced London United

05.09.09
AV1+
ex N9
ex N9
exN9
 
V41+
22VLE
22VLE
14VLE

Contract extended for two years

VLE21

VLE21 Aldwych

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Transdev download

03.03.11
AV1+
ex N9
ex N9
exN9
 
V41+
22VLE
22VLE
14VLE
logo Date of formal split from Transdev to RATP - now trading as London United RATP

03.09.11
AV1+
ex N9
ex N9
exN9
 
V41+
22VLE
22VLE
14VLE

Contract renewal

25.02.12
AV1+
ex N9
ex N9
exN9
 
V41+
22VLE
22VLE
14VLE

Rerouted between Green Park and Trafalgar Square via St James's Street and Pall Mall instead of Piccadilly Circus

9 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
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26.10.13
AV1+
ex N9
ex N9
exN9
 
V41+
22LT
22LT
15LT

Converted to part crew operation with new LT type

LT85

LT85 Trafalgar Square

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Transdev download

03.09.16
V41+
22LT
22LT
15LT

HAMMERSMITH  -  ALDWYCH
Contract extended for two years

29.04.17
V41+
18LT
18LT
15LT

Frequency reduction

Operating Garages

Mortlake
Changeover point at garage.

AV Hounslow
Changeover point at garage. Buses ran out of service from Hammersmith or Mortlake.

V Stamford Brook
Changeover point at Hammersmith

Garage journeys continued from Mortlake via Mortlake High Street - Chiswick Bridge and Route 190 out of service
Journeys also ran from Hammersmith to garage via Route 27

S Shepherds Bush
Changeover point at Hammersmith

B Wood Lane Base
Changeover point at Hammersmith

FW Fulwell
Changeover point at ?

GM Victoria
Changeover point at Hyde Park Corner

Garage journeys ran in service via Route 52 to Victoria a leaving line of Route at Hyde park Corner 

D Dalston
Changeover point at Liverpool Street

Garage journeys ran in service via Kingsland Road and Route 236

AG  Ash Grove
Changeover point at Liverpool Street

PR Poplar
Changeover point at EAST INDIA DOCK ROAD Aberfeldy Street

BK Barking
Changeover point outside garage

Route 7 times 9 live 7 stands Tender Specs Fares Route 7