Route History

64 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
TC
6ST
4ST
3ST
LT LOGO Prior to this date had been numbered 254

WEST CROYDON STATION  -  East Croydon  -  Croham Road  -  Farley Road  -  SELSDON

1934 map Croydon Town Centre 1934

Extracted from historical map dated 3.10.34 drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

04.03.36
TC
8ST
6ST
4STL

WEST CROYDON - ADDINGTON Featherbed Lane
Extended from Selsdon to Addington

26.10.49
TC
10STL+
9STL
6RT
    1STL/68
1STL/133
   

Sunday RT introduction

03.05.50
TC
10RT+
9RT
6RT
    1STL/68
1STL/133
   

Mon-Sat RT type introduced

30.04.58
TC
11RT+
8RT
4RT
    1RT/130
1RT/133
   
64 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
04.03.59
TC
16RT
11RT
3RT

ADDINGTON Featherbed Lane - WEST CROYDON STATION ( Mon-Sat evenings/Suns ) Whitehorse Road - Northcote Road - Selhurst Road - Norwood Junction - Anerley - Elmers End Road - ELMERS END GARAGE (Mon-Sat except evenings) - Elmers End Green - Upper Elmers End Road - EDEN PARK STATION (Mon-Fri 3 school journeys in each peak)
This extension was to help relieve Routes 154 and 157 and was part of the trolleybus conversion program.

1959 tt
Extracted fro May 1959 Red Book
RT488

This superb shot of RT488 was taken in the brief period that the route was extended to Elmers End Garage and shows the offside route stencil - upper case blind - and the driver wearing if I remember correctly a " dust coat " .

Part of the Peter Batty collection but photographer unknown

08.07.59
TC
13RT
8RT
4RT

ADDINGTON Featherbed Lane - WEST CROYDON STATION
Extension to Elmers End / Eden Park withdrawn - 194 increased to compensate.

20.07.60
ED
7RM
7RM
4RM
 
TC
15RT
12RT
6RT

ADDINGTON Featherbed Lane - West Croydon - Mitcham - Tooting - WIMBLEDON STADIUM
Extended from West Croydon to Wimbledon Stadium as part replacement for withdrawn trolleybus route 630. 
Elmes End (ED) allocation introduced.

10.05.61
ED
7RM
7RM
5RM
 
TC
14RT
10RT
4RT

ADDINGTON Featherbed Lane - TOOTING BROADWAY Longmead Road
Withdrawn between Tooting Broadway and Wimbledon Stadium.

RM1426

RM1426 Mitcham

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

09.05.62
TC
14RT
10RT
4RT
 
TH
7RM
7RM
3RM

Elmers End (ED) allocation transferred to Thornton Heath (TH

29.01.64
TC
14RT
11RM
6RM
 
TH
5RM
4RM
--

Sat and Sun Routemaster operation introduced at Croydon (TC) and Sunday allocation withdrawn at Thornton Heath (TH).

01.09.64
TC
15RM
11RM
6RM
 
TH
5RM
4RM
--

Mon-Sat RM operation introduced at Croydon (TC).

18.11.64
TC
15RM
11RM
3RM
 
TH
5RM
4RM
--

ADDINGTON Featherbed Lane - WEST CROYDON STATION (Suns) - TOOTING BROADWAY (Mon-Sat)
Sun withdrawn between Croydon and Tooting.

23.01.66
TC
15RM
11RM
--
 
TH
5RM
4RM
8RT

ADDINGTON Featherbed Lane - TOOTING BROADWAY Longmead Road
Sun Route re-introduced between Croydon and Tooting.
Sunday allocation transferred from Croydon (TC) to Thornton Heath with RT operation

16.09.67
TC
11RM
6RM
--
 
TH
12RM
12RM
1RT
8RM

Sunday Routemaster operation re-introduced.

11.11.67
TH
23RM
19RM
8RM

Croydon (TC) allocation withdrawn in favour of increase at Thornton Heath (TH).

1970 map Croydon Town Centre 1970
Extracted from historical map dated 01.01.70 drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
04.12.71
TH131+
23DMS
15DMS
5DMS

CONVERTED TO ONE PERSON OPERATION.

DMS2156

DMS2156 West Croydon.
The white between decks making an attractive contrast

© Peter Batty

 

 

22.08.87
TH131+
11D+
8D
--
    1D/157    

THORNTON HEATH GARAGE,  West Croydon - Addington - Lodge Lane - NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Mon-Sat)
Extended from Addington to New Addington partly replacing withdrawn Route 130B.
Withdrawn between West Croydon and Tooting - replaced by new 264 and diverted instead via London Road to TH Garage.
Sunday Route replaced by
new 264

14.05.88
TH131+
11D
8D
--

THORNTON HEATH High Street (Sat shopping hours) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE,  West Croydon - Addington - Lodge Lane - NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent (Mon-Sat)
Saturday shopping hours extended from Thornton Heath Garage to Thornton Heath High Street

26.11.88
TH131+
11D
8D
--

Rerouted in Croydon via George Street - Addiscombe Road - and Park Hill Road instead of Park Lane and Coombe Road

01.04.89
TH131+
11D
8D
--
logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off
21.07.90
TH131+
11D
8D
5L

THORNTON HEATH GARAGE -  NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent
Sat Route to Thornton Heath High Street withdrawn.
Sun Route re-introduced replacing withdrawn section of Route 264 on that day.

01.09.90
TH1+
11D
8D
--
 
TH281+
--
--
5DT

Sunday operation converted to midibus operation

14.03.92
TC61+
11L
7L
--
 
TH281+
--
--
5DT

Mon-Sat allocation transferred to Croydon (TC)

L208

L208 West Croydon

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

30.08.97
MB111+
13dd
12dd
6dd
logo Contract reassigned to
METROBUS LTD ( Orpington Depot )
830

830 waits at the New Addington stand

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

31.08.02
MB111+
14dd
13dd
6dd

Contract renewal - increased frequencies

325

Unusually a single decker (325) seen on 64 at West Croydon

© Adam Murray

06.03.05
PH111+
14dd
13dd
6dd

Reallocated to Polehill during construction work at Orpington

870

870 West Croydon

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

19.03.06
C111+
14dd
13dd
6dd

Allocation moved to Croydon Garage

958

958 has taken the short cut and avoided the official stand in Parkway

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

28.08.10
C111+
14dd
13dd
6dd

Night Route introduced but because there was a different routeing in New Addington Route numbered N64.

2014 map Croydon town Centre 2014

Extracted from Map 35 drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

30.08.14
C111+
14SC
13SC
6SC

Contract extended for two years

24.10.15
C101+
21SC
20SC
12C
Night Service C911+
5SC
5SC
5SC

THORNTON HEATH GARAGE - London Road - Croydon University Hospital - West Croydon Station - North End - Poplar Walk (for West Croydon Tramlink) - Wellesley Road - Lansdowne Road - Dingwall Road - George Street - East Croydon Station - Addiscombe Road - Park Hill Road - Coombe Road - South Park Hill Road - Croham Road - Croham Valley Road - Farley Road - Selsdon - Addington Road - Selsdon Park Road - Kent Gate Way - Addington Village Tramlink Interchange - Lodge Lane - Fieldway - Merrow Way - Headley Drive - Goldcrest Way - King Henry's Drive - Montacute Road - Salcot Crescent - New Addington Tramlink - Overbury Crescent - Homestead Way - King Henry's Drive - NEW ADDINGTON King Henry's Drive - Vulcan Way (north arm)
Extended within New Addington from Salcot Crescent to a stand at Vulcan Way. There will be an increase in frequency to a bus every 7 to 8 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes
Running number sequence change
It will also operate 24 hours a day.

27.08.16
TH1+
21T
20T
10T
Night Service
TH41+
4T
4T
4T
LOGO Contract reassigned to Arriva

THORNTON HEATH GARAGE  - NEW ADDINGTON
New contract

T156

T156 Vulcan Way, New Addington

© Aubrey Morandarte

 

Operating Garages

ED Elmers End
Changeover point at West Croydon ?

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point at West Croydon Bus Station

From August 2016 at garage

TC Croydon
Changeover point at West Croydon Bus Station

Metrobus Orpington
Changeover point at New Addington

Metrobus Croydon
Changeover point at Addington Village

Metrobus Pole Hill
Changeover point at New Addington

229 times live stands Tender Specs

 



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