Route History

 

Fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
TB
36STL
39STL
20STL
 
TL
9STL
4STL+
11STL
      2ST/12  
 
X
--
--
6ST/15

WEST KILBURN - The Chippenham - Harrow Road - Royal Oak Stn - Paddington - Edgware Road - Marble Arch - Park Lane - Victoria - Vauxhall - Oval - Camberwell - Peckham - New Cross - Lewisham - Catford - HITHER GREEN STATION

1934 map 36 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
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16.01.37
TB
28STL
28STL
--
 
TL
17STL
16STL+
11STL
      1ST/12  
 
X
--
--
6ST/15

Sunday Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn

08.09.37
TB
28STL
28STL
16STL
 
TL
17STL
16STL+
16STL
      1ST/12  

Sunday Bromley (TB) allocation reintroduced - Middle Row (X) withdrawn

13.12.39
Q
15STL
22STL
22STL
 
TL
26STL
27STL
11STL

Daily Bromley (TB) allocation replaced by Camberwell (Q)

20.03.40
Q
15STL
15STL
21STL
 
TL
26STL
27STL
9STL

Mon-Sat additional service introduced between CATFORD St Dunstan's College and Hither Green Stn

15.05.40
Q
15STL
15STL
21STL
 
TB
10STL
13STL
--
 
TL
16STL
14STL
9STL

Mon-Sat Bromley (TB) reintroduced

24.10.40
Q
18STL
15STL
21STL
 
TB
10STL
13STL
--
 
TL
16ST
14ST
7STL
ExpressTL
TL
10STL
10STL
 

WEST KILBURN - HITHER GREEN STN
Mon-Sat additional service : CATFORD St Dunstan's College - Hither Green Stn
EXPRESS SERVICE : HITHER GREEN - VICTORIA ( express between Catford and Victoria )
( Mon-Sat peaks )
Mon-Sat peaks express service introduced

20.11.40
Q
18STL
15STL
21STL
 
TB
10STL
13STL
--
 
TL
16ST
14ST
7STL
Express
TL
10STL
10STL
 

WEST KILBURN - HITHER GREEN STN
CATFORD St Dunstan's College
and Hither Green Stn ( Mon-Fri / Sat except evenings )
EXPRESS SERVICE : HITHER GREEN - VICTORIA ( express between Catford and Victoria ) ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Sat evening service withdrawn between St Dunstan's and Hither Green

19.03.41
Q
22STL
19STL
19STL
 
TB
10STL
13STL
--
 
TL
20STL
18STL
9STL

Express service withdrawn

14.05.41
Q
20STL+
15STL
19STL
    1STL/35    
 
TB
10STL
13STL
--
 
TL
15STL
17STL
9STL

WEST KILBURN - HITHER GREEN STN
CATFORD St Dunstan's College
and Hither Green Stn ( Sat afternoons )
Withdrawn between St Dunstan's and Hither Green except for sat afts

29.10.41
Q
20STL
20STL
19STL
 
TB
7STL
--
--
 
TL
11STL
18STL
9STL

WEST KILBURN - HITHER GREEN STN
CATFORD St Dunstan's College
and Hither Green Stn ( Sat afternoons )
Withdrawn between St Duns tams and Hither Green
Saturday Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn

28.10.42
Q
22STL
21STL
19STL
 
TB
6STL
--
--
 
TL
11STL
18STL
9STL

WEST KILBURN  ( except evenings ) - LEWISHAM - HITHER GREEN STN
Withdrawn evenings between Lewisham and West Kilburn

21.04.43
Q
22STL
3STgas
21STL
3STgas
19STL
 
TL
16STL
16STL
9STL


WEST KILBURN - HITHER GREEN STN
Evening service reinstated
The gas buses shown operated from Camberwell (Q) between March 1943 and April 1944 - full details can be found in the Ken Blacker book London Buses and the Second World War

27.10.43
Q

22STL
3STg

21STL
3STg
17STL
 
TL
16STL
16STL
9STL

WEST KILBURN  ( except evenings ) - LEWISHAM - HITHER GREEN STN
Withdrawn evenings between Lewisham and West Kilburn

19.04.44
Q

9STL
16STg

9STL
15STg
17STL
 
TL
16STL
16STL
11STL

WEST KILBURN - HITHER GREEN STN
Evening service reinstated

25.10.44
Q

18ST

18ST
17STL
 
TL
19ST
18ST
11STL

WEST KILBURN  ( except evenings ) - LEWISHAM - HITHER GREEN STN
Withdrawn evenings between Lewisham and West Kilburn

02.05.45
Q

18ST

13ST
17STL
 
TL
19ST
19ST
11STL

WEST KILBURN - HITHER GREEN STN
Evening service reinstated

11.10.50
Q
21RTL+
28RTL
26RTL
    1RTL/35
1SRT/42
2STL/59A
   
 
TL
30RT
21RT
15RT

RT family introduced

RT1111

RT1111 at Hither Green with the comprehensive ultimate
WEST KILBURN Falcon

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

02.05.51
PM
55RT
49RT
40RT

Camberwell & Catford allocations transferred to Peckham.

30.04.58
PM
39RT
29RT
38RT

36 TIMES
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.05.60
PM
33RM
24RM
22RM

1960 entry
Taken from May 1960 allocation book, which is for sale as a pdf file
This shows how complex the schedules were back then

18.02.63
PM
33RM
24RM
22RM

RT type replaced by new RM allocation.

19.07.69
PM
33RM
19RM
16RM

HITHER GREEN STN -  VICTORIA (Saturday) - WEST KILBURN (Monday-Friday/Sunday)
Saturday withdrawn between Victoria and West Kilburn.

16.01.71
PM
15RM
19RM
14RM

HITHER GREEN STN -  VICTORIA (Monday-Saturday) - WEST KILBURN (Sunday)
Monday-Friday withdrawn between Victoria and West Kilburn.

13.04.76
PM
12MD
19MD
13MD

RM type replaced by MD.

28.10.78
PM
15MD
18MD
9MD

HITHER GREEN STN -  VICTORIA - WEST KILBURN (Monday-Friday peaks)
Sunday withdrawn between Victoria and West Kilburn but extended from Victoria to West Kilburn Monday-Friday peaks.

31.01.81
PM
15RM
18RM
9RM

Mon-Fri peak hour journeys southbound rerouted via Victoria Bus Station.
MD type replaced by RM.

25.10.86
PM
25RM
19RM
11RM

QUEENS PARK STATION - HITHER GREEN STATION
Route standardised (extended from Victoria to Queens Park at all times.

06.06.87
NX
--
--
8T
 
PM
25RM
19RM
5T

Sunday converted to One Person Operation and Sunday NX allocation introduced.

13.08.89
NX
--
--
13L/T
 
PM
25RM
19RM
--

Sunday PM allocation withdrawn.

27.04.91
NX
--
--
12L/T
 
PM
31RM
17RM
5T

QUEENS PARK - LEWISHAM
Withdrawn between Lewisham and Hither Green Station - replaced by revised 180

14.03.92
NX
--
--
12L/T
 
PM
32RM/14RML
18RM/14RML
--

QUEENS PARK - LEWISHAM  - CATFORD GARAGE (Sat am) - Downham Way - GROVE PARK (Saturday shopping hours)
Saturday extended from Lewisham to Catford Garage and further extended shopping hours to Grove Park.

RM875

RM875 Lewisham

This image available with the Routemaster download

19.06.93
NX
46RM
32RM
12L/T

PM allocation withdrawn in favour of exclusive NX allocation.

RM478

RM478 with dedicated 36 vinyls seen at Victoria

This image available with the Routemaster download

 

21.03.94
NX
29RM
15RML
13RM
15RML
23L/T

QUEENS PARK - LEWISHAM
Withdrawn between Lewisham and Grove Park
- replaced by new Route 136

T954

T954 Lewisham

This image available on the
Titan download

14.11.98
NX1+
44RM/L
28RM/L
16T
 
PM51+
--
--
10T/AV

Part of Sunday NX allocation moved to Peckham (PM) - thus AVL type now seen.

AV1

AV1 Terminus Place

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

08.02.03
NX1+
26RM/L
24RM/L
14PVL

NEW CROSS GATE - QUEENS PARK STATION
Withdrawn between New Cross and Lewisham - this section replaced by new 436. Sunday only PM allocation withdrawn.

RML2507

RML2507 Grosvenor Gardens

This image available with the RML download

29.01.05
PM1+
26PVL
26PVL
14PVL

Crew (RM/L) operation ceased in favour of one person operation.

PVL396

PVL396 Eastbourne Terrace

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

09.02.08
NX1+
33PVL
32PVL
15PVL
Night Route
PM271+
4E/PVL
6E/PVL
6E/PVL

Contract renewal and all night Route introduced.

E97

E97 is about to negotiate Hyde Park Corner system

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

09.02.13
NX1+
33E/PVL
32E/PVL
15E/PVL
Night Route
PM271+
4E/PVL
6E/PVL
6E/PVL
1 ex 12 am peak
Q211+
1WVL
--
--

Contract renewal
One Mon-Fri am journey introduced from Camberwell (Q) using bus from 12 allocation

WVL297

WVL297 Bishops Bridge Road

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

19.11.16
NX1+
39E/PVL
33E/PVL
17E/PVL
Night Route
PM271+
4E/PVL
6E/PVL
6E/PVL

Frequency increase to compensate for loss of Route 436 between Vauxhall and Paddington

Current times for Route 36 36 live stands  

 

 

Operating Garages

TL Catford
Changeover point at Catford Town Hall

NX New Cross
Changeover point at garage

PM Peckham
Changeover point at garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point at garage

X Middle Row
Changeover point not known


© Ian Armstrong 2015
Date of edit   Monday, 12.12.16