Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AK
25NS
21NS
14NS
 
AL
23NS
23NS
31NS
 
V
11NS/
1ST
11NS
--

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN - Holland Road - Kensington High Street - Gloucester Road - Harrington Gardens - South Kensington - Chelsea - Oakley Street - Battersea Bridge - Clapham Junction - Wandsworth Common - Tooting Bec - Streatham Common South Side ( North side westbound ) - Crown Point - Beaulah Hill - Church Road - Kirkdale - Forest Hill - Crofton Park - Adelaide Avenue - LEWISHAM Rennell Street

17.04.35
AK
11ST
4ST
--
 
AL
24LT
24LT
6STL
28LT
 
V
11ST
10ST
9ST

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Withdrawn between Crystal Palace and Lewisham - this section replaced by New Route 94
Sunday Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn
Sunday Turnham Green (V) allocation introduced .

07.10.36
AL
36STL
35STL
28STL
 
V
11ST
10ST
9ST

Streatham (AK) allocation replaced by increased Merton (AL) allocation

15.05.40
AL
15STL
29STL
21STL
 
B
--
6STL
--
 
V
10ST
6ST
6ST

Saturday Battersea (B) alloction introduced

30.04.41
AL
25STL
35STL
21STL
 
V
7ST/
3PROV
6ST
6ST

Saturday Battersea (B) alloction withdrawn

21.04.43
AL
29STL
29STL
21STL
 
V
6ST
6ST
6ST

Divert to run via Streatham Common North Side in both directions,

27.10.43
AL
29STL
29STL
21STL
 
R
6LT
6LT
6LT

Daily Turnham Green (V) allocation withdrawn in favour of Riverside (R)

12.11.47
AL
32STL
40STL
37STL
 
B
8STL
8STL
7STL

Daily Battersea (B) replaced Riverside (R) allocation

03.05.50
AL
22D
12STL
20D
21STL
36D
 
B
8STL
11STL
12RTL

Daimler type introduced at Merton (AL)
Sunday RTL type introduced at Battersea )B)

17.01.51
AL
37D
40D
31D
 
B
8RTL
10RTL
10RTL

Type change as above

14.05.52
AK
--
--
10RT
 
AL
27D/12RTL
30D/10RTL
14D/10RTL
 
B
8RTL
10RTL
16RTL

Sunday AK allocation introduced.

06.05.53
AK
--
--
12RT
 
AL
37RT
40RT
15RT
 
B
8RTL
10RTL
16RTL

AL converted to RT type.

17.03.54
AK
--
--
10RT
 
AL
37RT
40RT
31RT
 
B
8RTL
10RTL
--

Sunday B allocation withdrawn.

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26.11.58
AK
--
--
30RT
 
AL
31RT
34RT
10RT
 
B
8RTL
12RTL
--

HARLESDEN Willesden Junction (Suns) Acton Lane - Park Royal - Western Avenue - East Acton - Old Oak Common Lane - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN (Mon-Sat) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday extended from Shepherds Bush Green to Harlesden via withdrawn Sunday section of Route 12.

rtl1545

RTL1545 (B) seen in
Kensington High Street

This image availabe on the
RTL download

16.05.66
AK
--
--
22RT
 
AL
24RT
26RT
9RT
 
B
4RTL
5RTL
--

Schedule reduced.

31.12.66
AK
14RT
15RT
23RT
 
AL
20RT
21RT
9RT

Mon-Sat AK introduced - B allocation withdrawn.

1968 entry
Taken from 1968 allocation book
19.07.69
AK
20RT
14RT
32RT
 
AL
18RT
20RT
--

Sunday AL allocation withdrawn.

25.10.69
AK
20RT
14RT
20RT
 
AL
18RT
20RT
--

Diverted in Chelsea via Beaufort Street instead of Oakley Street

RT4245

RT4245 waits at Crystal Palce for a Sunday outing to NW10 - whereas the RM on the 137 has a shorter journey on a Sunday.

The gold LONDON TRANSPORT logo was applied to a few buses in 1966

 

© Malcolm Allan


15.05.71
AK
15RM
6RM
16RM
 
AL
17RM
17RM
--

HARLESDEN (Suns) - SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN (Mon-Sat) - STREATHAM GARAGE
Withdrawn between Streatham and Crystal Palace - withdrawn section replaced by new Route 249.
RM type replace RT at both garages.

12.05.73
AK
15RM
15RM
12RM
 
AL
17RM
8RM
8RM

Sunday AL reintroduced.

28.10.78
AK1+
19RM
12RM
14RM
 
AL61+
11RM
14RM
--

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN - STREATHAM GARAGE
Sunday extension between Shepherds Bush and Harlesden replaced by re-introduced Route 12 between these points.

27.10.84
AL51+
28RM
24RM
19RM

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN - STREATHAM St Leonard's Church
AK garage closed for re-construction - allocation transferred to AL.
Running number sequence change

27.04.85
AL51+
18RM
24RM
19RM
 
S171+
10RM
--
--

New Mon-Fri S allocation introduced.

01.02.86
AL51+
18RM
21RM
20RM
 
S171+
10RM
6RM
--

Saturday S allocation introduced.

25.10.86
AL51+
18RM
18RM
12RM
 
S171+
10RM
6RM
6RM

Sunday S allocation introduced.

07.02.87
AK51+
18RM
17RM
14RM
 
S171+
10RM
6RM
--

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN - STREATHAM GARAGE
Sunday S allocation withdrawn. AL allocation transferred to reopened AK

11.07.87
AK51+
20M
12M
--
 
AL121+
--
--
20D
 
S171+
10M
12M
--

Converted to One Person Operation.
Sunday AK transferred to AL
Some garge journeys operated in service via Norbury - Northborough Road - and Fair Green Mitcham

DMS2454

DMS2454 Crystal Palace

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

17.06.89
AK51+
29L/M
21L/M
6L/M
 
AL121+
--
--
18D
 
S171+
10M
12M
--

SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Extended from Streatham to Crystal Palace via withdrawn 249.
Sunday AK allocation re-introduced.

06.01.90
AK51+
34M
32M
6M
 
AL121+
--
--
18D

S allocation withdrawn.

rm463

A pair of Routemasters wait at Caxton Road

This image available with the Routemaster download

25.05.91
SW151+
13M
14M
10M

SHEPHERDS BUSH - CLAPHAM JUNCTION
Withdrawn between Clapham Junction and Crystal Palace - this section replaced by 249 ( Mon-Sat ) and 349 (Sun)

08.06.96
BB1+
6M
6M
3M
 
SW151+
9M
6M
9M

B allocation added.

M262

M262 Clapham Junction

This image available on the
Metrobus download

27.06.98
SW151+
15M
15M
13M

Battersea (B) allocation withdrawn.

VC36

VC36 waits at Caxton Road stand

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

29.05.99
AH
15sd
16sd
13sd

New contract awarded temporarily to Armchair until new buses ready for London United.

Armchair

An Armchair Dart seen here in Kensington High Street

 


30.10.99
S201+
17DP
14DP
14DP

London United (S) take up contract with low floor single deck buses.

49 map
Scanned from 1999 leaflet
Click map to enlarge
05.10.02
V41+
18DP
19DP
14DP

Allocation transferred to Stamford Brook (V)

dp90

DP90 which was unsuitable for this busy route seen in
South Kensington

This image available on the
Transdev download

04.09.04
S301+
19VE
18VE
13VE

Stamford Brook (V) allocation moved to Shepherds Bush (S). Route converted to double deck operation.
The gap left at Stamford Brook filled by Route 9.

ve4

VE4 seen in an unusually quiet Kensington High Street

This image available on the
Transdev download


29.11.08
S301+
19VE
18VE
15VE

CLAPHAM JUNCTION - WHITE CITY Bus Station
Extended via new link Road to White City (Westfields)

VR228

VR228 pays a visit to the 49 - seen here at BATTERSEA BRIDGE

This image available on the
Transdev download

05.09.09
S301+
19VE
20VE
15VE

Start of new contract

SP29 va63

Transdev policy of anything goes is applied here as SP29 is seen in Shepherds Bush

This image available on the
Transdev download

VA63 is seen here turning right onto Fulham Road

This image available on the
Transdev download

06.09.14
QB271+
20E
19E
15E
abellio logo CONTRACT reassigned to Abellio

2459

Abellio Enviro 2459 at the White City

© Lawrence Living

 

 

Operating Garages

B Battersea
Changeover point Battersea Bridge Road.

AL Merton
Changeover point Tooting Bec Station or Streatham Garage.

AK Streatham
Changeover point outside garage.

S Shepherds Bush
Changeover point Shepherds Bush Green / White City stand

SW Stockwell
Changeover point via dead runs to garage from Clapham Junction.

AH Brentford
Changeover point Shepherds Bush Green

V Stamford Brook
Changeover point Shepherds Bush Green.

V Turnham Green
Changeover point Shepherds Bush Green.

R Riverside
Changeover point not known

QB Battersea
Changeover point at Clapham Junction

 

 

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© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 12.07.17