Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AF
28NS
21NS
18NS
 
D
--
--
14LT
 
T
11NS
11LT
10NS
10ST+
--
      4ST/35  

ROEHAMPTON Earl Spencer - Doverhouse Road - Putney - Fulham Palace Road - Lillie Road - West Brompton - South Kensington - Brompton Road -  Knightsbridge - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Baker Street - Euston Road - Kings Cross - Islington - Highbury - Dalston - Hackney - HACKNEY WICK ( Daily ) - HACKNEY STADIUM ( Greyhound meeting journeys )

30 map 1934

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

17.07.35
CK
29LT
22LT
18LT
 
D
--
--
14NS
 
T
22NS
20NS
--
      4ST/35  

Chelverton Road (AF) allocation replaced by Chiswick (CK)

12.02.36
AF
28STL
20STL
22STL
 
T
23ST
23ST
7ST

Chiswick (CK) allocation transferred back to Chelverton Road (AF)

03.08.38
AF
32STL
23STL
22STL
 
H
23STL
22STL
--
      4STL/6  
 
T
--
--
8ST

Mon-Sat Leyton (T) allocation moved to Hackney (H) filling the gap left by Route 67 being moved to Dalston - the gap at Leyton (T) filled by the 38 being moved from Dalston (D) thus completing the circle

12.10.38
AF
27STL
21STL
19STL
 
H
28STL
21STL+
11STL
      4STL/6  

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation moved to Hackney (H)

01.11.39
AF
20STL
16STL
13STL
 
H
21STL
21STL
17STL

ROEHAMPTON Earl Spencer - HACKNEY WICK ( Daily )
Hackney Stadium journeys withdrawn

20.03.40
AF
20RT
16RT
12RT
 
H
21STL
21STL
12STL

RT type introduced

20.11.40
AF
21ST
20ST
12ST
 
H
19STL
19STL
13STL

RT type withdrawn

29.10.41
AF
21RT
20RT
13RT
 
H
19STL
19STL
12STL

RT type reintroduced

03.05.50
AF
34RT
28RT
18RT
 
H
20RT
20RT
19RT

1950 entry
 

11.10.50
AF
34RT
28RT
18RT
 
H
20RT
20RT
19RT

RT type introduced at Hackney (H)

22.10.52
AF
34RT
28RT
23RT
 
H
11RT
9RTL
1RT
19RTL
19RTL


RTL type introduced at Hackney (H)

08.05.53
AF
34RT
28RT
21RT
 
H
20RTL
20RTL
21RTL

RT type withdrawn from Hackney (H)

RTL626

RTL626 Marylebone Road at Baker Street Stn - note the lack of traffic

This image availabe on the
RTL download

04.05.55
AF
30RTL
26RTL
18RTL
 
H
19RTL
19RTL
19RTL

RT type replaced by RTL at Putney (AF)

30.04.58
AF
30RTL
26RTL
17RTL
 
H
17RTL
19RTL
17RTL
1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
01.07.64
AF
23RM
19RM
15RM
 
H
19RM
16RM
16RM

Route converted from RTL to RM operation.

17.06.67
AF
12RM
9RML
7RML
 
H
26RM
23RM
15RM

Weekend RML introduced at Putney (AF)

1968 entry
 
31.03.79
AF31+
13RM
10RM
6RML
 
H1+
17RM
14RM
11RML

Sunday RML introduced at H.

25.04.81
AF31+
14RM
10RM
7RML
 
AG141+
15RM
16RM
10RML

ROEHAMPTON Bessborough Road (Sat/Sun) Earl Spencer (Mon-Fri) Putney Heath - Putney - Fulham Cross - Old Brompton Road - South Kensington - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Baker Street - Marylebone Road - Euston Road - Kings Cross - Islington - Dalston - Hackney - HACKNEY WICK
Re-routed at Putney via Putney Hill and Putney Heath to Roehampton.
Saturday & Sunday extended in Roehampton to Bessborough Road.
H garage closed - allocation transferred to Ash Grove

RML2487

RML2487 subs for an RM at Oxford Street

This image available with the RML download

31.10.81
AF
14RM
10RM
7RML
 
AG
15RM
16RM
10RML

ROEHAMPTON Danebury Avenue (One Mon-Fri am,evg,Sat/Sun) Earl Spencer (Mon-Fri) - HACKNEY WICK
Sat & Sun withdrawn between Earl Spencer and Bessborough Road at Roehampton and diverted instead to Danebury Avenue.

04.09.82
AF31+
14RM
10RM
7RML
 
CT101+
14RM
21RM
11RM

PUTNEY HEATH Green Man - Putney - Fulham Cross - South Kensington - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Baker Street - Marylebone Road - Euston Road - Kings Cross - Islington - Dalston - Hackney Downs - Hackney - HACKNEY WICK.
Withdrawn between Putney Heath and Roehampton and diverted at Hackney via Hackney Downs instead of Graham Road.
AG allocation transferred to CT.

RM198

RM198 Marble Arch heads for the new southern terminus

This image available with the Routemaster download

07.02.87
CT101+
34T
22T
17T

HACKNEY WICK - WEST BROMPTON Empress State Building
OPO - Daily
Withdrawn between West Brompton and Putney Heath - replaced by Route 74 and 349

1987 leaflet
 
15.08.87
AG261+
34T
22T
17T

CT allocation transferred to AG.

25.05.91
AG261+
26T
19T
14T

HACKNEY WICK - Hackney - Dalston - Islington - Kings Cross - Euston - Russell Square - Holborn - Kingsway - Aldwych - The Strand - TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Diverted at Euston to Trafalgar Square replacing withdrawn 77

T413

T495 Eastway stand blinded for the new section

This image available on the
Titan download

25.11.91
BW1+
26T
21T
14T

AG allocation transferred to BW.

10.10.92
T141+
16T
19T
15T

HACKNEY WICK - Hackney - Dalston - Islington - Kings Cross - Euston - Baker Street - Portman Square - MARBLE ARCH
Re-routed at Euston to Marble Arch.
Withdrawn section Euston to Trafalgar Square replaced by new 91. Bow (BW) allocation transferred to Leyton (T)

28.02.98
SD51+
16T
19T
15T

T allocation transferred to Stratford Base.

08.01.00
SD51+
17TA
17TA
13TA

Converted to low floor double deck operation.

15.02.03
SD51+
24TA
17TA
15TA

Revised frequencies

18463

18463 Oxford Street ?

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

23.02.08
WH51+
23TA
19TA
17TA

Stratford (SD) closed. allocation moved to new base at Canning Town named West Ham (WH)

18500

18500 was named Spirit of London to commemerate the bombing in July 2005 where a Trident was destroyed by terrorists at Tavistock Square on Route 30. Seen here in Grafton Way

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

26.06.09
BW151+
25TA
19TA
15TA

Contract extended for two years and allocation moved to Bow (BW)

25.06.11
LI
23DN
17DN
13DN

Contract reassigned to First London (LI)

DN33645

DN33645 at the Marble Arch stand

This image available on the
First London download

23.07.11
LI
23DN
17DN
13DN

Diverted eastbound in Hackney via Amhurst Road instead of Dalston Lane and Narrow Way.

22.06.13
Li 251+
23DN
17DN
13DN

Operation passed to Tower Transit - operationally no change

DN33630

DM33630 in Upper Street - Islington

This image available on the
First London download

14.12.13
Li 251+
23DN
17DN
13DN

Hackney Wick terminal changed from Eastway to Chapman Road to make room for the 26

01.03.14
Li
251+
23DN
18DN
14DN

Buses rerouted westbound at Euston Square via Bus Only lane direct to Marylebone Road instead of Grafton Way

DN33791
DN33791 is seen crossing the Baker Street junction
© Ian Armstrong
25.06.16
Li
251+
23DN
17DN
13DN

Contract extended for two years



Operating Garages

AF Chelverton Road
Changeover point Putney Station

CK Chiswick
Changeover point not known

H Hackney - Well Street
Changeover point at Graham Road

D Dalston
Changeover point not known

CT Clapton
Changeover point at Amhurst Road or Hackney Station

AG   Ash Grove
Changeover point Graham Road

BW Bow
Changeover Point = Buses run light into Bow Garage

T Leyton
Changeover point at ?

SD Stratford Base
Changeover point inside garage

LI Lea Interchange
Changeover point Eastway stand - drivers are ferried to stand by taxi

WH West Ham
Changeover point not known

Current times for Route 30 live 30 stands Tender Specs 30 fares

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Saturday, 03.06.17