Route History

Fares

03.10.34
AF
19NS
21NS
--
 
AR
19NS
17NS
10STL
 
AL
--
--
11LT
lt logo Service renumbered from 39 and 130

EDMONTON Park Road - Tottenham - Manor House - Finsbury Park - Holloway - Camden Town - Tottenham Court Road - Charing Cross - Whitehall - Victoria - Pimlico Road - Royal Hospital Road - Battersea Bridge - Battersea - Clapham Junction - Wandsworth - Merton Road then Replingham Road - SOUTHFIELDS STN ( Mon-Sat ) or Haydons Road - South Wimbledon - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )

31.01.35
AF
19NS
21NS
--
 
AR
19NS
17NS
10STL
 
AL
--
--
11STL

Sunday Merton (AL) allocation now STL ex LT

16.10.38
B
16STL
16STL
12STL
 
CF
17STL
17STL
8STL

TURNPIKE LANE STN - Green Lanes - Manor House - - SOUTHFIELDS ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Diverted at Manor House to Turnpike Lane instead of Edmonton
Battersea (B) and Chalk Farm (CF) replace Putney (AF) - Tottenham (AR) and Merton (AL)

03.05.39
B
16STL
16STL
19STL
 
CF
17STL
17STL
--

TURNPIKE LANE ( Mon-Sat ) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Suns ) - SOUTHFIELDS ( Mon-Sat ) - Gap Road ,WIMBLEDON STATION ( Suns )
Sunday withdrawn between Camden Town and Turnpike Lane and also between Haydons Road and Raynes Park
Sunday diverted at Wimbledon Park via Gap Road to Wimbledon Station|
Sunday CF allocation withdrawn

15.11.39
B
16STL
13STL
13STL
 
CF
13STL
16STL
12STL

TURNPIKE LANE ( Mon-Sat peaks / Suns) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Wandsworth - Garratt Lane - TOOTING Mitre ( Daily )- Mitcham - - HACKBRIDGE ( Mon-Sat peak journeys)
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Camden Town except peak hours
Sunday extended from Camden Town to Turnpike Lane
Daily diverted at Wandsworth to Tooting and further extended Mon-Fri peaks to Hackbridge
Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) allocation reintroduced

03.01.40
B
16STL
13STL
13STL
 
CF
10STL
10STL
13STL

TURNPIKE LANE ( Mon-Sat peaks) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Daily ) - SOUTHFIELDS ( Mon-Sat ) - WIMBLEDON STN ( Suns )
Diverted at Wandsworth to Southfields and Wimbledon as before
Sunday withdrawn between Camden Town and Turnpike Lane

13.11.40
B
12STL
9STL
7STL
 
CF
11STL
9STL
5STL

TURNPIKE LANE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Daily ) - SOUTHFIELDS ( Daily )
Sunday service cut back to Southfields
Sat extended between peaks from Camden Town to Turnpike Lane

29.10.41
B
12STL
9STL
12STL
 
CF
11STL
9STL
--

Sunday CF withdrawn

22.04.42
B
10STL
7STL
12STL
 
CF
7STL
6STL
--

CAMDEN TOWN - SOUTHFIELDS ( Daily )
Withdrawn between Camden Town and Turnpike Lane

12.12.45
B
8STL/5ST
9STL
12STL
 
CF
8STL
8STL
--

Battersea (B) introduce St type

31.03.46
B
13STL
9STL
8STL
 
CF
8STL
8STL
8STL

Sunday CF introduced - ST type withdrawn Feb 46

11.10.50
B
10RTL
10RTL
8RTL
 
CF
11RTL
11RTL/6STL
8RTL

STL type replaced by RTL

02.05.51
B
10RTW
10RTW
8RTW
 
CF
11RTW
4RTW/9RTL
8RTW

RTW type introduced.

14.05.52
B
10RTW
10RTW
--
 
CF
11RTW
4RTW/9RTL
--
 
GM
--
--
16RT

Sunday CF and B allocations withdrawn in favour of Gillingham Street (GM)

22.10.52
B
10RTW
10RTW
--
 
CF
11RTW
4RTW/7RTL
--
 
GM
--
--
10RT

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - VICTORIA (Suns) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn between Victoria and Camden Town

06.05.53
B
11RTW
10RTW
--
 
CF
11RTW
4RTW/9RTL
--
 
GM
--
--
10RT

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - VICTORIA (Suns) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat)
Mon-Fri peaks and Saturday extended from Camden Town to Parliament Hill Fields.

12.07.53
B
11RTW
10RTW
--
 
CF
11RTW
4RTW/9RTL
--
 
GM
--
--
14RT

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Suns)
Sunday extended from Victoria to Parliament Hill Fields.

07.10.53
B
11RTW
10RTW
--
 
CF
11RTW
4RTW/9RTL
--
 
GM
--
--
10RT

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - VICTORIA (Suns) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Victoria and Parliament Hill Fields.

21.03.54
B
11RTW
10RTW
10RTW
 
CF
11RTW
4RTW/9RTL
-

Sunday only GM allocation withdrawn.

19.05.54
B
11RTW
10RTW
14RTW
 
CF
11RTW
4RTW/9RTL
-

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Suns)
Sunday extended from Victoria to Parliament Hill Fields.

06.10.54
B
11RTW
10RTW
14RTW
 
CF
11RTW
13RTL
-

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - VICTORIA (Suns) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Victoria and Parliament Hill Fields.

16.03.55
B
11RTW
10RTW
14RTW
 
CF
10RTW
12RTL
-

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Suns)
Sunday extended from Victoria to Parliament Hill Fields.

17.10.56
B
11RTW
10RTW
10RTW
 
CF
10RTW
12RTL
-

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - VICTORIA (Suns) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Victoria and Parliament Hill Fields.

01.05.57
B
11RTW
10RTW
14RTW
 
CF
10RTW
12RTL
-

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Suns)
Sunday extended from Victoria to Parliament Hill Fields.

16.10.57
B
11RTW
10RTW
9RTW
 
CF
10RTW
12RTL
-

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - VICTORIA (Suns) - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Victoria and Parliament Hill Fields.


12.01.58
B
11RTW
10RTW
--
 
CF
10RTW
12RTL
-

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat)
Sunday withdrawn - replaced by Sunday only 39A.

30.04.58
B
11RTW
9RTW
8RTW
 
CF
10RTW
9RTW
-

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - CAMDEN TOWN (Mon-Fri off peak) - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Suns)
Sunday Route re-introduced.

39 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
B
10RTW
11RTW
--
 
CF
6RTW
7RTW
-

SOUTHFIELDS STN - TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Saturday pm) - CAMDEN TOWN (Mon-Fri/Sat am)
Withdrawn between Camden Town and Parliament Hill Fields and further withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Camden Town Saturday pm.
Sunday withdrawn without replacement

11.05.60
B
10RTW
11RTW
--
 
CF
6RTW
7RTW
-

1960 ENTRY
 

01.02.61
B
10RTW
10RTW
--
 
J
9RT
7RT
-

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Camden to Parliament Hill Fields at all times.
CF allocation withdrawn in favour of Holloway (J)
This was part of Trolleybus Replacement program Stage 9.

RT2686

RT2686 Kentish Town ?

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection
Photographer unknown

1961 times
14.08.63
B
8RTW
--
--
 
CF
13RTL
--
--

SOUTHFIELDS STATION - Wandsworth - Clapham Junction - Battersea Bridge - Royal Hospital Road - Victoria - Westminster - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus - Albany Street - Camden Town - Camden Road - Holloway - FINSBURY PARK STATION (Mon-Fri) - Manor House - Seven Sisters - TOTTENHAM GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri Route diverted at Charing Cross via Oxford Circus - Camden Town - and Holloway to Finsbury Park and further extended peaks to Tottenham Garage replacing withdrawn 276.
The Charing Cross to Parliament Hill Fields section replaced by New Route 156
Saturday Route remained unaltered but renumbered 39A.
Holloway (J) allocation replaced by Chalk Farm (CF).

18.11.64
B
8RTW
8RTW
--
 
CF
13RTL
--
--

SOUTHFIELDS ( Mon-Sat ) - VICTORIA (Sats) - FINSBURY PARK (Mon-Fri) - TOTTENHAM GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday Route re-introduced between Victoria and Southfields replacing withdrawn 39A

01.11.65
B
8RTL
8RTL
--
 
CF
13RTL
--
--

RTW type withdrawn.

RTL977

RTL977 seen in Buckingham Palace Road

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection
Photographer unknown

 

01.03.66
B
8RTL
8RTL
--
 
CF
13RT
--
--

Chalk Farm (CF) allocation converted to RT type.

01.03.67
B
10RT
7RT
--
 
CF
8RT
--
--

Battersea (B) allocation converted to RT type.

24.01.70
B
10RT
6RT
--

SOUTHFIELDS ( Mon-Sat ) - VICTORIA (Sats) - OXFORD CIRCUS (Mon-Fri)
Withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Finsbury Park / Tottenham. Chalk Farm allocation withdrawn.

16.01.71
B
10RT
--
--

SOUTHFIELDS - OXFORD CIRCUS (Mon-Fri)
Saturday Route re-routed at Battersea Bridge via Fulham Road to South Kensington Station thus renumbered 39A.

15.07.72
B
11DMS
--
--

Converted to double deck OPO.

24.03.73
B
14DMS
--
--

OXFORD CIRCUS - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Westminster - Victoria - Royal Hospital Road - Battersea Bridge - Clapham Junction - Wandsworth - Southfields - Augustus Road - Beaumont Road - West Hill (return via Withycomb Road - Princes Way - Southmead Road) - Tibbetts Corner - Putney Hill - PUTNEY High Street (peaks/evgs) - PUTNEY BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri except peaks/evgs)
Extended from Southfields to Putney.


05.10.74
B
14DMS
--
3DMS

OXFORD CIRCUS (Mon-Fri) - BATTERSEA Parkgate Rd (Sun) - PUTNEY High Street (Mon-Fri peaks) - PUTNEY BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sun)
Sunday Route introduced between Battersea and Putney Bridge Station.

28.10.78
B61+
12DMS
11DMS
3DMS

VICTORIA (MS except evgs) - BATTERSEA (Suns) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (MS evgs) - PUTNEY BRIDGE STN
Evening Route withdrawn between Clapham Junction and Victoria.
Saturday Route introduced.

DMS2227

DMS2227 Grosvenor Gardens

 

This image available on the
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04.09.82
B61+
12DMS
11DMS
3DMS

VICTORIA (MS except evgs) - BATTERSEA (MS evgs/Suns) - PUTNEY BRIDGE STN
MS evenings extended from Clapham Junction to Battersea

06.05.83
B61+
12M
11M
3M

DMS type withdrawn in favour of Metrobuses.

02.11.85
AF21+
--
--
4M
 
GM61+
10M
11M
--

VICTORIA ( Mon-Sat ) - BATTERSEA (Suns) - PUTNEY BRIDGE STATION
Battersea (B) closed - allocation moved to Gillingham Street (GM) and Putney (AF) thus evening Route extended from Battersea to Victoria.

07.02.87
GM61+
5M
6M
--
 
WD ?
5M
6M
3M

Putney (AF) allocation withdrawn - but Wandsworth (WD) introduced.

11.07.87
AF21+
5M
7M
4M
 
GM61+
5M
6M
--

Putney (AF) allocation re-introduced but Wandsworth (WD) withdrawn.

21.11.87
AF21+
5M
11M
4M
 
GM61+
5M
--
--

Saturday GM transferred to Putney (AF).

M888

M888 Buckingham Palace Road

This image available on the
Metrobus download

12.05.90
AF21+
8MA
7MA
4MA

Converted to midibus.
CLAPHAM JUNCTION Gateways Superstore -
Plough Road - York Road - Wandsworth - Southfields Station - Wimbledon Park Road - Victoria Drive - Augustus Road - Princes Way - Windlesham Grove - Victoria Drive,Withycomb Road - Tibbetts Corner,Putney Heath - PUTNEY BRIDGE STATION
Withdrawn between Clapham Junction and Victoria - replaced by new 239.
Rerouted in Wandsworth via York Road and Plough Road instead of East Hill.

23.06.90
AF21+
8MA
7MA
4MA

CLAPHAM JUNCTION Gateways Superstore,East Hill - Wandsworth - Southfields Station - Tibbetts Corner - Putney Heath - PUTNEY BRIDGE STATION
Reverted to East Hill instead of Plough Road.

MA108

MA108 Putney Bridge Station

This image available on the
Single Deck download

25.05.91
AF21+
9MA
9MA
5MA

CLAPHAM JUNCTION Gateways - Wandsworth - Southfields - Southmead Road - Beaumont Road - West Hill - Tibbetts Corner - Putney Heath - PUTNEY BRIDGE STATION
Rerouted in Southfields towards Putney via Southmead Road - Beaumont Road - West Hill instead of Princes Way and Withycomb Road.

DPL2

DPL2 Wandsworth Plain

This image available on the
Single Deck download

01.10.94
AF21+
9DR
9DR
5DR

Converted to Dart operation.

14.09.02
AF21+
14DR
13DR
8DR

CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road  -  PUTNEY BRIDGE STATION
Clapham Junction terminal changed from Asda to Grant Road

39 map
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20.12.03
AF21+
14LDP
13LDP
8LDP

Converted to low floor single deck operation.

13.01.07
PL21+
14LDP
13LDP
8LDP

Allocation moved to a new base at Plough Lane/Waterside Way - Wimbledon

21.11.09
PL21+
15LDP
13LDP
8LDP

Contract renewal.

LDP221

LDP221 Putney Bridge

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

22.11.14
PL21+
15LDP
13LDP
8LDP

Contract extended for two years

2014 map Clapham Junction 2014 town plan
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

19.11.16
PL21+
15WS
13WS
8WS

CLAPHAM JUNCTION Grant Road  -  PUTNEY BRIDGE STATION
Contract renewal with new buses

London General WS 70 at Clapham Junction 


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Operating Garages

J Holloway
Changeover point ?

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Camden Town

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point ?

B Battersea
Changeover point Battersea Bridge Road

WD Wandsworth
Changeover point ?

AF Putney
Changeover point Putney Station
Despite the allocation moving to Plough Lane certain duties are worked by Putney Drivers

PL Plough Lane
Changeover point
1-most changeovers are via ferry car @ Southfields station - with ..
2- Occasional changeovers in Putney High Street.