Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AF
18NS
16NS
13NS
 
AR
19NS
--
--
 
D
--
19NS
13NS

PUTNEY COMMON Cricketers - Putney Bridge - New Kings Road - Parsons Green - Chelsea - Kings Road - Sloane Square - Knightsbridge - Piccadilly - Shaftesbury  Avenue - Bloomsbury
- High Holborn - Holborn Circus - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Kingsland Road - Dalston Junction - Graham Road - Hackney Station - Lower Clapton Road - Median Road - Dunlace Road - HOMERTON Clapton Park Tavern

28.05.37
AF
15STL
17STL
12STL
 
AR
20STL
--
--
 
D
--
17STL
12STL

PUTNEY COMMON Spencer Arms - HOMERTON Clapton Park Tavern
Putney Common  changed from Cricketers to Spencer Arms

06.10.37
AF
15STL
4STL
12STL
 
AR
20STL
--
--
 
B
--
13STL
--
 
D
--
17STL
12STL

Part of Saturday Chelverton Road (AF) allocation transferred to Battersea (B)

13.12.39
AF
12STL
1RT
12STL
1RT
6STL
1RT
 
AR
14STL
14STL
--
 
H
--
--
9STL

Saturday only Battersea (B) withdrawn
Saturday Tottenham (AR) introduced
Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn
Sunday only Hackney (H) introduced

20.03.40
AR
14STL
5ST
11STL
5ST
--
 
GM
14STL
11STL
9STL
 
H
--
--
10STL

Daily Chelverton Road (AF) replaced by Gillingham Street (GM)

29.10.41
GM
14STL
11STL
8STL
 
H
19STL
16STL
10STL

Mon-Sat Tottenham (AR) replaced by Hackney (H)

12.11.47
B
12STL
14STL
14STL
 
H
21STL
18STL
14STL

Daily Gillingham Street (GM) allocation replaced  by Battersea (B)

17.01.51
B
11RTW
14RTW
12RTW
 
H
28RTW
18RTW
16RTW

Type change from STL to RTW.

30.04.58
B
10RTW+
13RTW
10RTW
    1RTL/19    
 
H
23RTW
18RTW
14RTW
22 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.11.59
B
11RTW
12RTW
13RTW
 
H
20RTW
14RTW
9RTW

No changes in this period

01.05.66
B
11RTL
11RTL
10RTL
 
H
20RTL
14RTL
9RM

Type change as above

RTL 360

RTL360 waits at Putney Common for a garage journey. a Homerton bound bus behind

This image availabe on the
RTL download

01.10.67
B
13RT
10RT
8RT
 
H
17RM
12RM
8RM

Type change as above

11.11.67
B
13RM
10RM
8RM
 
H
17RM
12RM
8RM

Type change as above

07.09.68
CT
17RM
12RM
8RM
 
B
17RM
12RM
8RM

Hackney (H) allocation replaced by Clapton (CT) allocation.

01.11.85
CT
13RM
8RM
5RM
 
WD
13RM
10RM
9RM

Battersea (B) allocation replaced by Wandsworth (WD) allocation.

RM289

RM289 advertises a return to USA for £102 with Freddie Laker

This image available with the Routemaster download

07.02.87
CT
7RM
8RM
7T
 
WD
19RM
10RM
10M

Sunday One Person Operation introduced.

11.07.87
AF
15RM
15RM
4M
 
AG
11RM
7RM
--
 
CT
--
--
12T

Wandsworth (WD) allocation transferred to Putney (AF) and Mon-Sat Clapton (CT) allocation transferred to Ash Grove.

15.08.87
AF
15RM
15RM
4M
 
AG
11RM
7RM
12T

Sunday only Clapton (CT) allocation transferred to Ash Grove (AG)

21.11.87
AF
18RML
11RML
4M
 
AG
--
--
12T

HOMERTON (Suns) - BLOOMSBURY ( Mon-Sat ) - PUTNEY COMMON
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Bloomsbury and Homerton - replaced by new 22B. Mon-Sat Ash Grove allocation transferred to 22B.

13.08.88
AF
18RML
11RML
4M
 
AG
--
--
14T

HOMERTON HOSPITAL (Sun evenings) - HOMERTON (Suns) - BLOOMSBURY (Mon-Sat) - PUTNEY COMMON

24.02.90
AF
16RML
11RML
8M

PICCADILLY CIRCUS - PUTNEY COMMON
Withdrawn east of Piccadilly Circus. Sunday only Ash Grove allocation withdrawn.

12.05.90
AF
16RML
11RML
5M
 
GM
--
--
4M

Sunday GM allocation introduced.

25.05.91
AF
8RML
11RML
5M
 
AL
--
--
7M
 
GM
7RML
--
--

Sunday GM allocation transferred to Merton (AL). Mon-Fri GM allocation introduced.

dms2567

DMS2567 subs for the normal Metrobus

 

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

05.06.93
AF
15RML
12RML
6M
 
AL
--
--
7M

Victoria (GM) allocation withdrawn

17.07.93
AF
15RML
12RML
--
 
AL
--
--
13M

Sunday (AF) allocation withdrawn.

M176

M176 (AL) at Putney Common

This image available on the
MCW Metrobus CD

23.07.00
AF
16RML
14RML
--
 
AL
--
--
15PVL

Sunday Route converted to low floor operation.

22 map
Taken from 2001 leaflet
02.02.03
AF
19RML
13RML
3WVL
 
AL
--
--
15PVL

Sunday Putney (AF) allocation added.

RML887

RML887 at Putney Common

This image available with the RML download

22.07.05
AF61+
19WVL
14WVL
8WVL
 
AL281+
--
--
6PVL

Converted daily to double deck OPO operation.

WVL174

Late running WVL174 Hyde park Corner

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

20.10.07
AF61+
22WVL
19WVL
13WVL
 
AL281+
--
--
5PVL

Contract renewal

PVL 124

PVL124 Sloane Street

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

30.06.12
AF61+
22WVL
19WVL
13WVL
 
AL281+
--
--
6PVL

Contract renewal

09.03.17
AF61+
22EH/WHV
19EH/WHV
13EH/WHV
 
AL281+
--
--
6WHV

Putney High Street scheme commenced, hybrid buses only allowed thus new buses even though only garage journeys affected

WHV41 WVL501
WHV41 Hyde Park Corner
WVL5011 Hyde Park Corner
© Ian Armstrong
15.07.17
AF61+
24EH/WHV
25EH/WHV
16EH/WHV

PUTNEY COMMON  -  OXFORD CIRCUS
Withdrawn between Green Park and Piccadilly Circus but diverted instead via Berkely Square and Conduit Street to Oxford Circus Stand at Henrietta Place
Sunday only Merton (AL) allocation withdrawn

wvl502

WVL502 seen at the John Princes Street stand at Oxford Circus which could be temporary as publicity stated the stand was at Henrietta Place

© Colin Grafham

2017 map by Mike Harris
Taken from Greater London Bus Map 36, July 2017
Drawn by © Mike Harris
22.10.17
AF61+
24EH/WHV
25EH/WHV
16EH/WHV

Contract renewal

Operating Garages

CT Clapton
Changeover point outside garage

H Hackney
Changeover point outside garage

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point not known

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point Hyde park Corner see below

B Battersea
Changeover point KIngs Road / Beaufort Street

AF Putney
Changeover point Putney Church

WD Wandsworth
Changeover point Eel Brook Common

AL Merton
Changeover point at garage - meal reliefs at Chelverton Road (AF) see below

D Dalston
Changeover point not known

AR Tottenham
Changeover point not known

GM buses were scheduled to enter/finish service (variously) at Piccadilly Circus - Sloane Square and Hyde Park Corner on Mondays to Fridays. Daytime crew changes were at HPCR but after approx. 1830 changes were done in the garage with buses going to/from Picc. Circus. On Sundays MOST buses ran dead to/from Picc Circus for changeovers and meal reliefs but one GM duty took its meal relief at AF and a couple of AL duties took their reliefs at GM

22 times live stands Tender Specs Fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 13.09.17