Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
04.09.82
TC1+
7RM+1ex190
9RM
--

BRIXTON GARAGE - Streatham Hill - Streatham Common - Streatham Vale - Rowan Road - South Lodge Avenue - Galpins Road - London Road - Thornton Heath Pond - West Croydon - Croydon - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE ( Mon-Sat )
New MS route replacing Route 130 between Thornton Heath Garage and Streatham

23.04.83
TH1+
8DMS
8DMS
--

BRIXTON GARAGE - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf (Mon-Sat)
Converted to OPO and moved from South Croydon (TC) to Thornton Heath (TH)
Withdrawn in South Croydon between Swan & Sugar Loaf and Garage

02.02.86
TH1+
8DMS
8DMS
--

BRIXTON GARAGE (Mon-Sat) - CROYDON Park Street ( Sat) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri extended in South Croydon from Swan & Sugar Loaf to Garage
Sat withdrawn between Croydon Park Street and Swan & Sugar Loaf

22.08.87
TH1+
8DMS
8DMS
5DMS

BRIXTON GARAGE (Daily) - CROYDON Park Street ( Sat/Sun) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Mon-Fri)
Sunday service introduced between Brixton Garage and CROYDON Park Street which replaced the Sunday service on Route 130 which was withdrawn between West Croydon and Brixton Garage on this day

14.05.88
TH1+
8DMS
8DMS
5DMS

BRIXTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks) - Brixton Hill - BRIXTON GARAGE (Daily) - CROYDON Park Street (Sat/Sun) - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf (Mon-Fri pm peaks) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE ( Mon-Fri except pm peaks )
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Brixton Garage to Brixton Station
Mon-Fri pm peaks withdrawn between Swan & Sugar Loaf and Garage

06.01.90
TH1+
8DMS
8DMS
5DMS

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - Poynders Road - Streatham (Daily) - CROYDON Park Street (Sat/Sun) - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf (Mon-Fri pm peaks) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE ( Mon-Fri except pm peaks )
Withdrawn between Streatham Hill Station and Brixton Garage / Station but diverted instead via withdrawn section of Route 118 to Clapham Common

21.07.90
TH131+
10L
10L
4L

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Daily )
Commencement of two year LRT contract
Revised to operate at all times between Clapham Common and South Croydon Garage
Converted fro Daimler (DMS) to Olympian operation
The Sunday duty schedule was combined with Route 264

Running number sequence change

l188

L188 Purley

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

28.08.98

STREATHAM GARAGE - Streatham Vale - Thornton Heath Pond - Croydon - Purley - Coulsdon - Chaldon Way - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose
Withdrawn between Streatham Garage and Clapham Common - this section replaced by New Route 255
Extended from South Croydon to Old Coulsdon - replaced withdrawn section of Route 109 between South Croydon and Purley and Route 50 between Croydon and Old Coulsdon
New contract awarded to Capital Logistics which was sub contracted to Selkent - but ..... follow link to London Bus Routes site for full story

24.04.99
CX
14dd
13dd
6dd

Operation assistance from all other operators ceased

DLP30

Daf Plaxton PresidentDLP30
Old Coulsdon stand

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

29.04.00
BF151+
14dd
13dd
7dd

Contract reassigned to Arriva London South operating from their Beddington Farm base

30.10.00
BF151+
10dd
9dd
4dd
 
TC401+
4dd
4dd
3dd

Part of allocation moved from Beddington Farm (BF) to South Croydon (TC)

03.02.01
BF151+
10dd
9dd
4dd
 
TH401+
4DMS
4DMS
3DMS

South Croydon (TC) allocation moved to Thornton Heath (TH)

DMS2553

DMS2553 parked at TH Garage

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

01.09.01
BC61+
15TA
14TA
7TA

Contract reassigned to Connex Bus operating from their Beddington Cross premises

60
Scanned from 01.09.01 informing about new operator

A Connex Trident is seen in
Station Rd - West Croydon

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

02.03.04
BC61+
15TA
14TA
7TA

Route transferred to Travel London Ltd - as a result of their purchase of Connex's London Bus operations

TA43

TA43 Park Street - Croydon

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

02.09.06
TC31+
15DW
13DW
10DW

Operation moved to Arriva London South (TC) with new contract

DW13

DW13 Croydon

This image available on the
Arriva download

28.01.12
TC31+
15DW
13DW
10DW

New temporary stand in Streatham High Road behind United Reform Church introduced

DLA187

DLA187 shows the new restricted via blind at West Croydon

This image available on the
Arriva download

18.08.12
TC31+
15DW
13DW
10DW

OLD COULSDON - STREATHAM STATION
Streatham stand moved to purpose built stand adjacent to Streatham Station.

03.11.12
TC31+
15DW
13DW
10DW

Diverted between Streatham common Greyhound and Rowan Road via High Road - London Road - and Stanford Way due to Road closure for bridge works at Streatham Common Station
The withdrawn section between Streatham Common Station ( south side ) and Pollards Hill replaced by emergency Route 560 opetated by Quality Line with 3 darts

23.02.13
TC31+
15DW
13DW
10DW

OLD COULSDON - STREATHAM COMMON STATION
The diversion via Norbury withdrawn and buses continued via old route to Streatham Common Station ( south side ) allowing the Special Route 560 to be withdrawn - thus temporarily withdrawn between Streatham Common Station and Streatham Station

07.05.13
TC31+
15DW
15DW
11DW

OLD COULSDON - STREATHAM STATION
Diversion ended - reverted to normal route

31.08.13
TC31+
15DW
15DW
11DW

Contract renewal

Operating Garages

BC Beddington Cross
Crew Changeover point not known

BF Beddington
Crew Changeover point not known

TC South Croydon
Crew Changeover point at TC Garage

TH Thornton Heath
Crew Changeover point at TH Garage

 

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© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Thursday, 22.06.17