Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
09.08.39
TB
5ST
5ST
5ST

BROMLEY NORTH STN - Bromley - Westmoreland Road - Hayes Lane - Hayes Station - Corkscrew Hill - West Wickham - Shirley Park - Addiscombe Road - CROYDON Barclay Road
New Route

13.12.39
TB
5STL
5STL
5STL

Converted to STL type

1940 map
Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
11.10.50
TB
12RTW
12RTW
13RTW

Converted to RTW type

02.05.51
TB
12RT
12RT
13RT

RTW type replaced by RT.

30.04.58
TB
12RT+
11RT
8RT
    2RT/47    

1958 times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

10.05.61
TB
14RT
11RT
6RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON Barclay Road - West Croydon Stn - Waddon - Purley Way - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Croydon to Thornton Heath Garage via Waddon.

09.05.62
TB
14RT
12RT
6RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON - Purley Way - Thornton Heath Pond - Brigstock Rd - THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Thornton Heath Garage to High Street via Brigstock Road.

29.01.64
TB
13RT
12RT
5RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON Bus Station - THORNTON HEATH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Croydon terminus changed to WEST CROYDON BUS STATION.

RT4682

This view of RT4682 in 1965 shows that the via blind is still in upper case even though the change started in 1961 to lower case

RT4682 is opposite Hayes Station.

This image available on the
RT download

31.10.70
TB
13RT
--
--

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON Bus Station (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Weekend service replaced by Routes 119A and 119B

02.05.76
TB101+
15RM
--
--

RT type replaced by Routemasters

RM258

RM258 seen at Bromley North

This image available on the
Routemaster CD

28.10.78
TB101+
16RM
11RM
--

BROMLEY NORTH STN - West Croydon - London Road - Thornton Heath Pond - Brigstock Road - THORNTON HEATH High Street ( Mon-Sat )
Service diverted at West Croydon via London Road (withdrawn 119A) and revised to operate at all times Mon-Sat to TH High Street. Route 119A withdrawn therefore Saturday service re-introduced.

16.10.84
TB101+
13Tc
9Tc
--

Crew Titans replace Routemasters.

27.04.85
TB101+
14T#
13T#
6T

BROMLEY NORTH STN - THORNTON HEATH High Street
Sunday service introduced to replace withdrawn 119B
# Joint with 138

01.04.89
TB101+
14T#
13T#
6T
selkent logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off

29.07.89
TB101+
11T
10T
7T

Joint allocation with 138 withdrawn.

14.03.92
TB101+
12T
9T#
13T#

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON
#Sunday joint with 166/198
Withdrawn between West Croydon and Thornton Heath

06.09.94
TB101+
12T
9T#
13T#
Selkent purchased by Stagecoach

30.06.96
TB101+
11T
7T
13T

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace.
Rerouted at Croydon to Croydon Airport replacing lost section of Route 194

T1034

T1034 Bromley South

This image available on the
Titan download

29.08.98
MB131+
13ON
12ON
7ON
LOGO Contract reassigned to Metrobus

MB131+
16ON
16ON
9ON
Night
MB931+
3ON
3ON
3ON

Contract renewal with increased frequencies and night service added

463

463 in the attractive Metrobus livery

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

08.12.07
C131+
16ON
16ON
9ON
Night
MB931
3ON
3ON
3ON

Allocation moved to Croydon (C) but night service stayed at Green Street Green

28.08.10
C131+
16SC
16SC
9SC
Night
MB931
3SC
3SC
3SC

Contract renewal

455

Scania Omnidecker 455 Bromley South

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

119 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by  © Mike Harris - click Croydon and Bromley for more detail
The Greater London Bus Map
29.08.15
C131+
16WHV
16WHV
9WHV
Night
C931+
3WHV
3WHV
3WHV


Contract renewal with new Volvo Gemini3 vehicles
Night service transferred to Croydon in line with day service

 

Operating Garages

WHV61
WHV61 seen at Bromley
© Lawrence Living

TB Bromley
Changeover point Bromley North Street Mon - Fri - Sat until 1300
Westmoreland Road Sat after 1300 and all day Suns
Garage journeys from Bromley via Route 47

MB Green Street Green
Changeover point Bromley North
Garage journeys run out of service

C Croydon
Changeover point CROYDON Colonnades
Garage journeys run out of service

croydon book
Full timetable shown in this booklet which is for sale ( pdf )
341 times 119 live 119 stands Tender Specs Route 119 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 14.06.17