Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AH
10ST
11ST
12ST
 
ED
--
--
13STL
 
TL
24ST
23ST
--

SHOREDITCH Calvert Avenue - Bishopsgate - Aldgate - Tower Bridge - Dunton Road - Old Kent Road - Peckham Park Road - Peckham - Peckham Rye - Barry Road - East Dulwich  -  Forest Hill  -  Sydenham  -  Penge  -  Elmers End  -  WEST WICKHAM The Wheatsheaf

1934 map

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

08.04.36
AH
10ST
11ST
11NS
 
ED
--
--
33NS
 
TL
24ST
23ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH  -  WEST WICKHAM ( Mon-Sat )  -  Shirley  -  Addiscombe Road  -  East Croydon  -  South Croydon  -  CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Sunday extended from West Wickham to Croydon Airport

29.04.36
AH
10LT
11LT
11NS
 
ED
--
--
33NS
 
TL
18ST
17ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH  -  LOWER SYDENHAM ( Mon-Sat )  -  CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Lower Sydenham and West Wickham

08.09.37
AH
--
11LT
11LT
 
ED
--
--
32LT
 
TL
23ST
12ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH  -  EAST DULWICH Grove Hotel( Mon-Sat )  -  CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between East Dulwich and Lower Sydenham
Mon-Sat Nunhead (AH) withdrawn

29.11.39
AH
9LT
17LT
8LT
 
D
8STL
--
6STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH  -  EAST DULWICH The Plough
Sunday withdrawn between East Dulwich and Croydon Airport
East Dulwich terminal changed to Plough
Elmers End (ED) withdrawn
Mon-Fri (AH) reintroduced
Catford (TL) withdrawn
Mon-FRi/Sun Dalston (D) introduced

15.05.40
AH
11LT
11LT
6LT
 
D
11STL
11STL
7STL

Saturday (D) introduced

13.04.49
AH
9LT+
8LT
--
   

1LT/12
1LT/37
2LT/63

   
 
D
8STL
12STL
7STL
P
--
--
7LT

Sunday (AH) allocation replaced by new Old Kent Road (P)

26.10.49
AH
11RT+
8RT
--
 
D
8RT
12RT
8RT
P
--
--
7LT

RT type introduced

03.05.50
AH
11RT+
8RT
8RT
    1RT/37    
 
D
8RT
12RT
8RT

Sunday only Old Kent Road (P) allocation withdrawn in favour of Sunday Nunhead (AH)

21.06.50
AH
13RT
8RT
--
 
D
8RT
12RT
8RT
 
P
--
--
8RT

Sunday only Old Kent Road (P) allocation reintroduced.


02.05.51
D
8RT
12RT
8RT
 
P
--
--
8RT
 
PM
13RT
8RT
--

Nunhead (AH) allocation transferred to Peckham (PM) - Route 12 increased at AH to compensate

14.05.52
D
9RT
12RT
--
 
P
--
--
16RT
 
PM
13RT
8RT
--

Sunday Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.

19.05.54
D
5RTL
5RTL
--
 
P
--
--
16RT
 
PM
18RT
16RT
--

Dalston RT type replaced by RTL.

16.10.57
D
4RTL
--
--
 
P
--
--
14RT
 
PM
19RT
21RT
--

Saturday Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.

1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
D
4RTL
--
--
 
PM
19RT
21RT
14RT

Old Kent Road (P) closed - Sunday only allocation transferred to Peckham (PM)

RTL1392

RTL1392 (D) Peckham High Street

This image available with the
Nostalgia download


01.09.63
D
4RTL
--
--
 
PM
20RT
21RT
14RM

Sunday only Routemaster allocation introduced - buses spare from Route 36.

RT3299

Roofbox RT3929(PM) turns into Dunton Road

This image available with the
Nostalgia download


07.04.65
D
4RTL
3RTL
--
 
PM
20RT
18RT
14RM

Saturday Dalston (D) allocation reintroduced.

15.06.68
D
3RT+1RT/47
3RT
--
 
PM
20RT
18RT
10RM

Dalston (D) allocation converted to RT operation.

19.07.69
D
3RT+1RT/47
3RT
--
 
PM
23RT
14RM
10RM

Saturday Routemasters introdcued at Peckham (PM).

24.01.70
D
5RT
--
--
 
PM
18RT
14RM
10RM

Saturday Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.

1969 entry
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
08.01.72
PM
23RT
14RM
10RM

Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.

RM1425

RM1425 waits for departure time at the Calvert Avenue stand

© J.G.S Smith

 

13.05.72
PM
20DMS
14DMS
10DMS

Converted to double deck OPO operation.

DMS316

DMS316 location unknown

This image available with the
Nostalgia 2 download

24.02.80
PM211+
15MD
15MD
10MD

Converted from DMS type to Scania MD.

MD32

MD32 looking very shabby compared to later years when looked after by Plumstead (AM)

This image available with the
Nostalgia 2 download


31.10.81
PM211+
15LS
14LS
10LS

Converted from Scania MD to single deck Leyland National.

LS225

LS225 unknown location - Minories ?

This image available with the
Single Deck download


04.09.82
PM211+
11T
11T
7T

Converted from Leyland National to double deck Leyland Titan.

T687

T687 with a SHOREDITCH board in the windscreen ?

This image available with the
Titan download

13.08.88
PM
11T
10T
8T

SHOREDITCH - FOREST HILL
Extended from Dulwich to Forest Hill partly replacing withdrawn section of Route 12.

10.11.90
CR
dd
dd
dd
  NB
DD
DD
DD
LOGO  

Operation transferred to London & Country operated from Bricklayers Arms depot and Beddington Lane base on a two year contract using Leyland Atlanteans and hired Fleetlines from South Yorkshire.

651

Volvo Citybus East Lancs 651 unknown location

This image available on Bus Photos page

13.12.92
CR
dd
dd
dd
  WL
dd
dd
dd

Newington Butts (NB) allocation moved to Walworth (WL)

1993 entry
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

13.03.94
LC
10dd
10dd
9dd

SHOREDITCH - PECKHAM RYE Eastern Arm
Withdrawn between Peckham Rye and Forest Hill
I think that the Croydon allocation was withdrawn at this time but cannot find any reference to this anywhere ?

04.02.95
WL
10dd
10dd
9dd

Contract novated to Londonlinks

105

London Links 725 crossing Tower Bridge

This image available on Bus Photos page

28.06.97
CH
9dd
8dd
7dd
logo Transferred within the Cowie group to Kentish Bus

31.01.98
SH51+
9dd
8dd
7dd
logo Transferred within the Arriva group to Grey Green at Stamford Hill

142

142 unknown location

This image available on Bus Photos page

27.03.99
DX71+
11sd
8sd
12sd
logo Transferred within the Arriva group to Arriva London North East at Barking

16.10.99
DX71+
8sd
8sd
6sd
GG
3sd
2sd
1sd

Part Stamford Hill allocation re-introduced.

20.05.00
DX71+
13sd
9sd
9sd

SHOREDITCH - NUNHEAD St Mary's Road
Extended from Peckham Rye to Nunhead via Nunhead Lane

ADL973

ADL973 crossing Tower Bridge

This image available on Bus Photos page

26.06.04
DX71+
15ADL
15ADL
13ADL

Contract re-assigned from Arriva London North East to Arriva London North

16.10.10
AE1+
16ADL
16ADL
15ADL

Allocation moved to Ash Grove (AE)

13.11.10
AE1+
16ADL
16ADL
15ADL

Contract renewal

02.04.11
AE1+
16T
16T
15T

Shoreditch stand moved from Calvert Avenue to High Street
Start of conversion to double deck ( T type )

T170

T170 Minories

This image available on Bus Photos page

 

2014 map

Extracted from map drawn by Mike Harris

The northern section from Peckham to Shoreditch remained unchanged since 1934 ( except for traffic management schemes of course

Dec 15
AE1+
17HA
17HA
14HA

Start of conversion to HA type

HA4
HA4 Goodmans Yard
HA5 rear view Goodmans Yard
Both images © Ian Armstrong

Note: When Tower Bridge is closed - northbound buses are diverted via London Bridge and Eastcheap between Tower Bridge Road Druid Street and Tower Hill Station.
Southbound buses are diverted via Fenchurch Street and London Bridge between Aldgate and Tower Bridge Road Druid Street.

Operating Garages

D Dalston
Changeover point Shoreditch or Liverpool Street Station.

CH Cambridge Heath or AE (2010)
AE Changeover point  Aldgate MS or AE Garage Sun

GG Stamford Hill
Changeover point

Bricklayers Arms
Changeover point ?

Newington Butts
Changeover point ?

WL Walworth
Changeover point ?

P Old Kent Road
Changeover point Lord wellington

PM Peckham
Changeover point at garage

AH Nunhead
Changeover point at garage

Beddington Lane
Changeover point at ?

DX Barking
Changeover point Aldgate Station

ED Elmers End
Changeover point outside garage

TL Catford
Changeover point Forest Hill

 

 

 

 

77 times live stands Tender Specs Route 78 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Monday, 13.11.17