Route History

68 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AH
12LT
11LT
9LT
 
CF
12STL
--
--
 
N
12LT
14LT
9LT

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - Croydon - Thornton Heath - Norwood - West Norwood - Tulse hill Station - Herne Hill - Camberwell Green - Elephant - Waterloo Bridge - Aldwych - Kingsway - Holborn - Euston - Camden Town - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional Service KINGS CROSS- Euston - WATERLOO ( Mon-Sat am peak )
Renumbered from 68 and 168

31.10.34
AH
11LT
11LT
9LT
 
CF
11STL
--
--
 
N
14LT
15LT
9LT

Mon-Sat peaks northbound service diverted via Westminster Bridge - Victoria Embankment and Arundel Street instead of Waterloo Bridge

30.01.35
AH
11LT
11LT
9LT
 
CF
11STL
--
--
 
N
14LT
15LT
9LT

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer- CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- -HERNE HILL ( Mon-Sat am peak )
Additional service extended from Waterloo to Herne Hill

13.12.39
CF
10STL
10STL
--
 
J
6STL
6STL
--
 
N
21LT
21LT
5LT
 
TC
--
--
14STL

Daily Nunhead withdrawn
Saturday Chalk Farm (CF) introduced
Mon-Sat Holloway (J) introduced
Sunday only Croydon (TC) introduced

15.05.40
CF
12STL
12STL
--
 
J
5STL
5STL
--
 
N
22LT
22LT
6LT
 
TC
--
--
13STL

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer- CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- WATERLOO ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Additional service revised to run all day Mon-Fri and Sat am and extended  peak hours to Upper Norwood

20.11.40
CF
12STL
12STL
--
 
J
5STL
5STL
--
 
N
22LT
22LT
19LT

Sunday only Croydon (TC) allocation moved to Norwood (N)

22.04.42
CF
17STL
17STL
*14STL
 
N
*39STL
*38STL
18STL
* denotes joint allocation with Route 68A

Sunday (CF) allocation introduced
Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

28.10.42
CF
17STL
17STL
--
 
N
23STL
22STL
18STL

Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) allocation withdrawn
Joint operation with 68A  ceased

21.04.43
CF
16STL
17STL
--
 
N
*38STL+
22STL
18STL
    1STL/2    

Mon-Fri joint operation with 68A  reintroduced

27.10.43
CF
15STL
16STL
--
 
N
*34STL+
*34STL
18STL
    1STL/2    

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- WATERLOO ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - SOUTH CROYDON ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Some Mon-Fri pm peak journeys extended from Upper Norwood to South Croydon
Sat joint operation with 68A introduced

02.01.44
CF
15STL
16STL
16STL
 
N
*34STL+
*34STL
2STL+
    1STL/2   10STL/68A

Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) allocation introduced

02.05.45
CF
19STL
6ST
16STL
16STL
 
N
*34STL+
*34STL
--
    1STL/2    

SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill (Mon-Fri / Sat peaks) - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Mon-Fri additional service revised to run all day Kings Cross to Upper Norwood
Sunday Norwood (N) allocation withdrawn

22.05.46
CF
29STL
18STL
17STL
 
N
14STL+
13STL+
--
   
1STL/2
2STL/68A
1STL/68A
--
 
TC
10STL
5STL
 

Mon-Sat Croydon (TC) reintroduced

09.10.46
CF
29STL
18STL
17STL
 
N
14STL+
13STL+
2STL+
   
1STL/2
2STL/68A
1STL/68A
12STL/68A
 
TC
10STL
5STL
 

Sunday Norwood (N) allocation introduced

12.11.47
CF
29STL
18STL
13STL
 
N
12STL
13STL
2STL
 
TC
9STL
5STL
3STL

SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon - CHALK FARM STATION
Additional service KINGS CROSS
- - UPPER NORWOOD Beaulah Hill (Mon-Fri / Sat peaks) - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon ( Mon-Fri pm peak journeys)
Withdrawn in South Croydon between Earl of Eldon and Red Deer

02.05.51
CF
22STL
14STL
13RTL
 
N
4RT
2RT
2RT
 
Q
6RTL
13RTL
--
 
TC
9STL
5STL
3STL

Mon-Sat Camberwell (Q) allocation added.

11.07.51
CF
8RTL
8RTL
14RTL
 
N
11RT
16RT
12RT
 
TC
9RT
10RT
3RT

CHALK FARM STATION - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon
Additional service replaced by new 196
Camberwell (Q) allocation withdrawn.

22.10.52
CF
8RTL
8RTL
8RTL
 
N
11RT
13RT
8RT
 
TC
--
--
3RT
 
TH
9RT
10RT
--

Mon-Sat Croydon (TC) allocation replaced by Thornton Heath (TH)

06.10.54
CF
7RTL
8RTL
8RTL
 
N
11RT
13RT
8RT
 
TC
8RT
10RT
3RT

Thornton Heath allocation withdrawn in favour of Croydon (TC)

16.10.57
CF
6RTL
6RTL
4RTL
 
N
11RT
15RT
11RT
 
TC
8RT
10RT
3RT

CHALK FARM - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Extended in South Croydon to Garage

30.04.58
CF
6RTL+
6RTL+
4RTL
   
1RTL/196
1RTL/196
 
 
N
11RT+
15RT+
11RT
   
1RT/137
1RT/3
1RT/137
 
 
TC
8RT
10RT+
8RT
     
1RT/133
 
1958 map

This book shows all the first and last times of Central Buses - Trolleybuses and Green Line ( full timetables ) current at 30th April 1958 prior to the heavy cuts in November 1958

01.12.63
CF
12RTL
6RTL
4RM
 
N
15RT
17RT
8RT
 
TC
15RT
9RT
6RT

Routemaster operation started on Sundays at Chalk Farm (CF)

 

RTL733 South Croydon Garage

This is one of the images available with the RTL download 

RT family

29.01.64
CF
12RTL
6RTL
4RM
 
N
15RT
14RT
8RT
 
TC
15RT
9RT
6RM

Routemaster operation started on Sundays at Croydon (TC)

01.11.64
CF
12RTL
6RTL
4RM
 
N
15RT
14RT
8RM
 
TC
18RT
9RT
6RM

Routemaster operation started on Sundays at Norwood (N)

1964 times
This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book and is available for sale as a pdf document
01.02.66
CF
12RT
6RT
5RM
 
N
12RT
14RT
7RM
 
TC
18RT
12RT
6RM

RTL type replaced by RT at Chalk Farm (CF)

RT2833

RT2833 St Georges Road - the building on the left is Notre Dame girls school and the tower in the background is the London School of Printing at The Elephant.
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© Jeff LLoyd

31.12.66
CF
8RT
5RM
5RM
 
N
7RT
12RM
6RM
 
TC
18RT
7RM
6RM

Saturday Route now all Routemaster

07.02.70
CF
9RM
5RML
4RM
 
N
7RM
10RM
5RM
 
TC
19RM
6RML
5RML

RML type introduced as above at weekends and RT type replaced by Routemasters.

08.01.72
CF
9RM
5RML
4RML
 
N
6RM
8RM
--
 
TC
19RM
10RM
5RM
 
WL
--
--
5RM

Sunday Norwood (N) allocation replaced by new Walworth (WL) allocation.

17.06.72
CF
9RM
--
--
 
N
6RM
8RM
--
 
TC
19RM
10RM
5RM
 
Q
--
5RM
9RM

Saturday & Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) replaced by new Camberwell (Q) allocation.
Sunday only Walworth (WL) transferred to Camberwell (Q).

Norwood allocation transferred to 196 and the gap left at Camberwell filled by Route 68.

05.01.74
CF
9RM
--
--
 
Q
20RM
20RM
8RM
 
TC
18RM
10RM
6RML

Norwood (N) allocation withdrawn
Camberwell (Q) Mon-Fri allocation added

28.10.78
Q
22RM
21RM
5RM
 
TC
21RM
11RM
14RM

Chalk Farm allocation withdrawn.

25.04.81
CF
9RM
6RM
--
 
Q
13RM
16RM
5RM
 
TC
21RM
10RM
14RM

Mon-Sat Chalk Farm (CF) allocation re-introduced.

04.09.82
CF
10RM
7RML
--
 
Q
11RM
12RM
5RM
 
TC
19RM
10RM
12RM

Saturday Route at CF converted to RML

27.10.84
CF
5RM
--
--
 
N
15RM
17RM
5RM
 
TC
21RM
11RM
12RM

Saturday Chalk Farm (CF) withdrawn. Camberwell (Q) replaced by Norwood (N)

02.02.85
CF
5RM
--
--
 
N
15RM
16RM
5RM
 
TC
21RM
14RM
6RM
 
TH
--
--
7RM

Part of Sunday TC allocation transferred to TH.

RM2002

RM2002 Camberwell

RM family
 

25.10.86
N
28L
24L
11L
 
TC
10D
12D
12D

CHALK FARM (Suns) - EUSTON ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Euston & Chalk Farm - this section covered by new 168.
Converted to OPO operation. CF & TH operation withdrawn.

 

 

L242 Waterloo

This is one of 300 images available with the Olympian download

 

12.03.94
N
19L/M
14L/M
8L/M

EUSTON   - NORWOOD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Euston & Chalk Farm and between Norwood Garage and South Croydon - replaced by Route 68A
TC allocation withdrawn.

M654

 

M654 Euston Station

This download contains over 450 photos of the Metrobus type in service

 

30.01.99
DX
dd
--
--
 
N
--
14L
8L
 
SF71+
dd
dd
--

Part subcontracted to Arriva London North East at both Barking and Stamford Hill garages.

27.03.99
SF71+
19VA
7VA
--
 
N1+
--
7L
9L

Barking (DX) allocation withdrawn - Saturday part SF allocation introduced

29.09.99
SF71+
14VA
3VA
--
 
N1+
6DLA
11DLA
8DLA

Mon-Fri part SF moved back to Norwood (N).

25.03.00
AR271+
12VA
--
--
 
N1+
10DLA
14DLA
9DLA

Mon-Fri SF allocation transferred to Tottenham (AR).
Saturday SF transferred to Norwood (N).
Norwood allocation converted to low floor operation.

29.04.00
N1+
19DLA
14DLA
9DLA

Part sub contract to Arriva London North East ceased - and route officially converted to low floor operation.

DLA128

 

 

DLA128 Old Vic

This image is one of over 1300 which is available with the Arriva Download

 

2004
N1+
19VLA
14VLA
9VLA

Gradual conversion to Volvo B7TL.

VLA21

 

 

VLA21 "Back the bid"

This image is one of over 1300 which is available with the Arriva Download

 

01.04.06
Q41+
20WVL
18WVL
10WVL
LC LOGO Contract reassigned to London Central

EUSTON STATION - WEST NORWOOD STATION
Withdrawn between West Norwood Station and Norwood Garage

WVL273

 

 

WVL273 Waterloo Bridge

This is part of the Go-Ahead download containing over 1500 images




02.04.11
Q41+
21WVL
18WVL
11WVL

Contract renewal with Go Ahead ( London Central Q )

02.04.11
Q41+
21WVL
18WVL
11WVL
68 map

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Safety Topics - Health Topics for the Cleaning Industry / Building Services - Professional Cleaning / Food Service - Hospitality & Cleaning



PVL149

 

 

PVL149 puts in a guest appearance

This is part of the Go-Ahead download containing over 1500 images

 

 

January 2016
Q41+
24LT
21LT
14LT

Start of conversion to LT type

02.04.16
Q41+
24LT
21LT
14LT

Contract extended for two years

LT686

LT686 seen on Waterloo Bus Station

© IAN ARMSTRONG


68 times live stands Tender Specs

Operating Garages

J Holloway
Changeover point not known

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Chalk Farm Station

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Denmark Hill

AH Nunhead
Changeover point not known

N Norwood
Changeover point outside garage

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point West Croydon

TC Croydon
Changeover point at garage

SF Stamford Hill
Changeover point at Euston Bus Station ?

AR Tottenham
Changeover point at Euston Bus Station ?

DX Barking
Changeover point at Euston Bus Station ?

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© Ian Armstrong 2016
Date of edit   Sunday, 15.01.17