Route History

 

 

127 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.04.81
AL161+
4D
5D
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - Cranmer Road - Hackbridge - WALLINGTON Shotfield ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE: replacement for withdrawn southern section of Route 77

D1240

D1240 passes under Wallington Station bridge nearing the final destination.

© John Parkin

04.09.82
AL161+
4LS
5LS
--

Northbound journeys diverted via Wallington Stn forecourt - and converted to single deck operation.

LS231

LS231 pulls away from the fair Green stop in Mitcham

© John Parkin

04.02.84
TC211+
4D
9D
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - Hackbridge - Carshalton Station - Wallington - Woodcote Green - PURLEY STN - CROYDON GARAGE (garage journeys)
Diverted via Carshalton Station instead of direct via London Road and extended from Wallington to Purley via Route 234.
The section between Wallington and Hackbridge direct was replaced by New Route 151
Merton (AL) allocation transferred to Croydon (TC)

d2629

D2629 nicknamed Chocolate Box celebrates 100 years of Croydon Tramways and is seen here at Fair Green on the first day of the extension to Purley

© John Parkin

27.04.85
TC211+
8D
9D
--

TOOTING- PURLEY ( Mon-Sat ) - Riddlesdown - Sanderstead - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Purley to Selsdon via withdrawn 234.

22.03.86
CM
?
?
--
logo Operated by London & Country (CM)


TOOTING - SANDERSTEAD CHURCH ( Mon-Sat ) - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Sat extended from Purley to Sanderstead Church.

AN24

Business is brisk for AN24 on the first day of London & Country operation at Mitcham

© John Parkin

26.09.87
CM
?
?
--

TOOTING BROADWAY -SANDERSTEAD CH ( Mon-Sat )- SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks) - Old Farleigh Road - Sunnybank - Chelsham Road - CHELSHAM GARAGE (garage journeys)
Certain garage journeys revised to run in service to Chelsham Garage.

24.06.89
CM
?
?
?

STREATHAM HILL STN (Suns) or TOOTING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - SANDERSTEAD CHURCH ( Mon-Sat ) - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks) -CHELSHAM GARAGE (garage journeys)
Sunday 127A renumbered 127.

28.10.89
GD
8dd
7dd
2dd

STREATHAM HILL STN (Sunday) or TOOTING ( Mon-Sat ) - SANDERSTEAD CHURCH ( Mon-Sat ) - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks)
CM transferred to GD.

29.09.90
GD
8dd
7dd
2dd

TOOTING BROADWAY - PURLEY ( Mon-Sat ) - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks/Suns)
Sunday bifurcation withdrawn - Sunday service now the same as MS.

27.03.93
CN
6dd
5dd
3dd

TOOTING - PURLEY
Withdrawn between Purley and Selsdon.

23.04.94
CR
6dd
6dd
5dd

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham Road - Southcroft Road - Streatham Road - Mitcham - Carshalton - Hackbridge - Wallington ,- PURLEY Whytleafe Road
Rerouted in Tooting via Southcroft Road instead of London Road.

Extended in Purley to Whytleafe Road to reintroduce link with Purley Station

04.02.95
CR
7dd
6dd
5dd
logo Contract reassigned to London Links
641

Volvo Citybus East Lancs 641 Wallington Station

This image available on the
Arriva download

28.06.97
CR31+
10sd
8sd
6sd

Converted to single deck - new contract commenced.

203

Northern Counties Paladin London Links 203 in dedicated 127 livery

This image available on the
Arriva download

01.09.97
CR
9sd
7sd
5sd
 
NO
2dd
--
--

Two additional school journeys added to schedule am and pm operated by Nostalgia Bus

Nostalgia bus M11 at Wallington Station

This image available on the
Metrobus download

01.08.98
AL121+
5M
5M
3M
 
NO
2dd
--
--
 
PD161+
5DAL
5DAL
3DAL

Contract reassigned to London General (A) but further sub contracted to Selkent (PD)

M871

M871 Purley stand ?

This image available on the
Metrobus download

23.01.99
AL121+
5M
5M
3M
 
BT
5dd
5dd
4dd
 
NO
2dd
--
--

Selkent replaced by Blue Triangle.

LW92

Leyland Olympian East Lancs LW92 working a school journey for Nostalgia bus

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

10.04.99
MI1+
10DTSLF
10DTSLF
4DTSLF
Contract reassigned to Mitcham Belle - Nostalgia withdrawn.
127 map
Scanned from May 1999 leaflet
12.01.03
MI1+
12DTSLF
9DTSLF
4DTSLF

Garage relocated to Beddington Lane.

020

Mitcham Belle 020 Tooting Broadway

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

27.08.04
MC1+
12DTSLF
9DTSLF
4DTSLF
centra logo Conract novated to Centra

10.12.05
C201+
10PVL
9PVL
--
 
GD
--
--
5sc
Contract reassigned to Metrobus

Godstone garage closed - and PVL type returned to London General as new vehicles became available

Vehicles loaned from London General operating from their new Croydon Base at 134 Beddington Lane (C) on Mon-Sat and Godstone on Sunday with Scanias.

25.02.06
C201+
10sc
9sc
5sc

Godstone (GD) closed

16.04.11
C201+
10sc
9sc
4sc
logo Contract extended for two years

928

Scania 928 Tooting stand

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

13.04.13
C201+
10SC
9SC
4C

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Contract renewal

127 times

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Fair Green - Mitcham

AL Merton
Changeover point Tooting Broadway

TC Croydon
Changeover point at garage - buses working in service from Purley via Brighton Road

PD Plumstead
CHANGEOVER POINT ?

CM Chelsham
Changeover point Sanderstead Church or garage depending on duty

GD Godstone
Changeover point Purley stand or dead to garage

C Croydon
Changeover point Purley Bus stand - the crews are allowed to use the Railway Station on Platform 6

MI Mitcham Belle
Changeover point Fair Green

MC Centra
Changeover point Fair Green

Stands & Turning points

Tender specs

This page dedicated to Nick Lawrence