Route History

The origins of this route were started in 1906 - a full history of this route can be downloaded courtesy of Roland Wilcox ........ click here for download ( Excel file )

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
Q
25ST
26ST
20ST
 
T
38ST
26ST
20ST

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - Acre Lane - Brixton - Coldharbour Lane - Camberwell Green - Elephant & Castle - Borough - London Bridge - Monument - Bishopsgate - Shoreditch - Kingsland Road - Dalston Junction - Pembury Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Bakers Arms - Shernhall Street - Wood Street - Fulbourne Road - HIGHAMS PARK STN
This route was introduced in 1906 - Roland Wilcox has produced a spreadsheet showing a detailed history between 1906 and 1934 - if you would like a copy please email me and put 35 history in Subject

1934 map

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

07.11.40
Q
15STL
15STL
22STL
 
T
32LT
31LT
21LT
 
T
9PROV
9PROV
 

Express service introduced between LEYTON Bakers Arms and LIVERPOOL STREET

20.11.40
Q
17STL
19STL
17STL
 
T
32LT
31LT
17LT
Express
T
9PROV
9PROV
 

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - Acre Lane - Brixton - Coldharbour Lane - Camberwell Green - Elephant & Castle - Borough - London Bridge - Monument - Bishopsgate - Shoreditch - Kingsland Road - Dalston Junction - Pembury Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Bakers Arms - Shernhall Street - Wood Street - Fulbourne Road - Larkshall Road - New Rd CHINGFORD HATCH
Daily extended from Highams Park to Chingford Hatch

35 extension
Extracted from December 1940 map drawn by Mike Harris
19.02.41
Q
17STL
19STL
17STL
 
T
32LT
9PROV
31LT
9PROV
17LT

Express service withdrawn

22.05.46
Q
20STL
#39STL
31STL
 
T
34LT
#24LT
--

Saturday joint with 35A
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - 35A allocation compensates

09.10.46
Q
20STL
32STL
32STL
 
T
34LT
26LT
27LT

Saturday joint operation with 35A withdrawn
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation reinstated
 

30.04.47
Q
20STL
34STL
31STL
 
T
34LT
22LT
--

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - 35A allocation compensates

20.10.48
Q
21STL
31STL
37STL
 
T
33RT
28RT
22RT

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation reinstated
Leyton RT allocation replaced LT type

13.04.49
Q
11STL
11SRT
20STL
11SRT
32STL
 
T
33RT
28RT
--

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - 35A allocation compensates
SRT type introduced at Camberwell (Q)

26.10.49
Q
21STL
23STL
8SRT
37STL
 
T
33RT
28RT
22RT

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation reinstated

03.05.50
Q
21RTL
23RTL
8STL
31RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

1950 allocation entry
Taken from 1950 allocation book which is for sale in pdf form
11.10.50
Q
21STL
20RTL
11STL
37RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
22RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.
RTL introduced at Q.

02.05.51
Q
21RTL
31RTL
31RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

17.10.51
Q
21STL
31RTL
37RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
22RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

14.05.52
Q
21RTL
29RTL
31RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

22.10.52
Q
21STL
29RTL
46RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
13RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

06.05.53
Q
21RTL
29RTL
31RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

07.10.53
Q
20RTL
29RTL
46RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
13RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

19.05.54
Q
20RTL
29RTL
31RTL
 
T
40RT
28RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

06.10.54
Q
20RTL
29RTL
46RTL
 
T
41RT
28RT
13RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

04.05.55
Q
19RTL
28RTL
29RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

12.10.55
Q
19RTL
28RTL
45RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
11RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

02.05.56
Q
19RTL
28RTL
29RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

17.10.56
Q
18RTL
30RTL
45RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
11RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

01.05.57
Q
18RTL
30RTL
29RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

16.10.57
Q
18RTL
30RTL
45RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
11RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

30.04.58
Q
17RTL
30RTL
29RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
01.10.58
Q
17RTL
30RTL
32RTL
 
T
38RT
26RT
9RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

13.05.59
Q
16RTL
28RTL
23RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - replaced by 35A allocation

14.10.59
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

11.05.60
Q
16RTL
28RTL
23RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

12.10.60
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn

10.05.61
Q
16RTL
28RTL
23RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

11.10.61
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn

09.05.62
Q
16RTL
28RTL
20RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

10.10.62
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn

08.05.63
Q
16RTL
28RTL
21RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
--

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn - replaced by 35A allocation

09.10.63
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
36RT
28RT
9RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn.

29.01.64
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
38RT
28RT
9RT

Monday-Friday off peak and evening split into two sections:
Chingford Hatch & Dalston.
Clapton & Clapham Common.

RTL1428

Roofbox RTL1428 Clapham Common stand

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

01.07.64
Q
16RTL
28RTL
21RTL
 
T
38RT
28RT
--

Sunday T allocation transferred to 35A Summer Sunday variant.

1964 times
Taken from July 1964 Red Book
18.11.64
Q
16RTL
28RTL
32RTL
 
T
31RT
19RT
9RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced on a permanent basis

RT4234

RT4234 waits at the " Hatch "
sharing the stand with a Tottenham RTL

This image available on the
RT download

16.05.66
Q
16RT
24RT
25RT
 
T
31RT
19RT
7RT

Sunday T allocation re-introduced for winter months when 35A withdrawn

31.12.66
Q
14RT
23RT
19RT
 
T
29RT
18RT
13RT

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel (Sats) Friday Hill - CHINGFORD HATCH (Monday-Friday/Sunday) - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town.
Saturday extended from Chingford Hatch to Royal Forest Hotel

07.09.68
H61+
13RM
5RML
6RM
 
Q121+
18RM
18RM
4RT
14RM

HACKNEY STATION - Cambridge Heath - Shoreditch - Liverpool Street - London Bridge - Borough - Elephant - Camberwell - Brixton - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town.
Withdrawn between Shoreditch and Chingford but rerouted by way of Hackney Road to Hackney Station.
The withdrawn section will be replaced by New Route 48 between London Bridge and Whipps Cross and by New Route 235 between Bakers Arms and Chingford Hatch

1968 entry
Taken from 1968 allocation book which is for sale in pdf form
24.04.81
AG241+
9RM
5RML
5RML
 
Q121+
15RM
15RM
10RM

H (Hackney) garage closed - allocation transferred to AG (Ash Grove)

23.01.82
AG241+
9RM
5RML
5RML
 
Q121+
15RM
15RM
10RM

CLAPTON POND (Mon-Sat) - HACKNEY STN -   (Suns) - CLAPHAM COMMON
Mon-Sat extended from Hackney Station to Clapton Pond

RM557

RM557 seen at Walworth

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

04.09.82
AG241+
20RM
9RML
3RML
 
Q121+
--
5RM
10RM

Mon-Fri Q (Camberwell) allocation withdrawn.

25.06.83
AG241+
14RM
9RML
3RML
 
Q121+
5RM
5RM
10RM

Mon-Fri Q (Camberwell) allocation re-introduced

03.08.85
AG241+
9RM
9RML
3RML
 
Q121+
10RM
5RM
--
 
WL
--
--
7RM

Sunday (Q) Camberwell allocation transferred to WL (Walworth)

02.11.85
AG241+
9RM
9RML
6RML
 
Q121+
10RM
5RM
7RM

Sunday WL Walworth allocation transferred to (Q) Camberwell

21.06.86
AG241+
12T
13T
6T
 
Q121+
14T
6T
9T

Converted to Leyland Titan One Person Operation.

CLAPTON POND - Hackney Cambridge Heath - Shoreditch - Liverpool Street Stn - London Bridge - Borough - Elephant - Camberwell - Brixton - Clapham Common - CLAPHAM JUNCTION.
Extended from Clapham Common to Clapham Junction.

Sunday extended from Hackney to Clapton Pond
06.06.87
AG241+
12T
13T
--
 
Q121+
14T
6T
11T

HOMERTON HOSPITAL - CLAPHAM JUNCTION
Rerouted at Clapton to Homerton Hospital instead of Clapton Pond. Buses routed towards Homerton Hospital via Urswick Road Homerton High Street Fenn Street and Homerton Row returning via Wardle Street Homerton High Street and Urswick Road.
Sunday AG allocation withdrawn.

1987 leaflet
Scanned from 1987 leaflet
24.02.90
AG241+
6T
4T
--
 
Q121+
14T
13T
14T

ASH GROVE GARAGE (Mon-Sat journeys) - SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION St Johns Hill
Withdrawn between Shoreditch and Homerton Hospital except for Mon-Sat garage journeys to Ash Grove.

SP3

SP3 Clapham Junction

The full image is available on the
Nostalgia 2 CD

25.05.91
AG241+
6T
4T
--
 
Q121+
10T
9T
9T

ASH GROVE GARAGE (Mon-Sat journeys) - SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
Clapham Junction terminal changed from St Johns Hill to Grant Road

T1002

T1002 Grant Road stand

This image available on the
Titan download

23.11.91
Q121+
16T
12T
9T

SHOREDITCH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road
Ash Grove allocation withdrawn

35 map
Map issued with April 1997 leaflet
26.04.97
Q121+
17NV
15NV
9NV

T type replaced by new NV type (N35 night Route introduced)

NV67

NV67 London Bridge

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

01.04.06
Q121+
19PVL
17PVL
11PVL

WVL type sometimes used - although from this date allocated to Route 68.

WVL249

WVL249 Clapham Junction

 

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

17.02.07
Q121+
19PVL
17PVL
11PVL

Rerouted eastbound at Clapham Common via Long Road to Clapham Common Station instead of via North Side and The Pavement

PVL274

PVL274 London Bridge

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

02.05.09
QB301+
19E
17E
11E
logo Contract reassigned to Travel London

9457

9457 Parsons Corner

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

21.05.09
QB301+
19E
17E
11E
New contract commenced with Abellio
9466

Enviro 9466 City side of London Bridge

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

23.06.12
WL301+
20E
19E
12E

Allocation moved from Battersea (QB) to Walworth (WL)

31.10.13
WL301+
20E
19E
12E

New schedule issued - working timetables shown

03.05.14
WL301+
20E
19E
12E

Contract extended for two years

30.04.16
Q501+
23EH/MHV
23EH/MHV
15EH/MHV
Night Element
Q541+
7EH
21EH
8EH
GO CONTRACT REASSIGNED

CLAPHAM JUNCTION  -  SHOREDITCH High Street ( Daily 24 hour service )
Night service added to replace withdrawn N35

MHV14 eh49
MHV14 London Bridge southbound MH49 Clapham Common Station
© Ian Armstrong

Operating Garages

T Leyton
Changeover point Bakers Arms

H Hackney
Changeover point Well Street

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point outside garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Denmark Hill

WL Walworth
Changeover point Denmark Hill

QB Battersea
Changeover point Clapham Junction

 

Route 35 current times 35 live 35 stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 06.06.17