Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
05.07.39
TC
2ST
2ST
2ST


CROYDON Barclay Road
- East Croydon - Shirley   -  Addington - NEW ADDINGTON Central Parade

1939 map

Extracted from historical map 1940 drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

13.12.39
TC
3STL
3STL
3STL

Converted to STL type

27.08.41
ED
3LT
3LT
3LT

Allocation moved to Elmers End (ED)

12.11.47
TC
10STL
10STL
6STL

Allocation returned to Coydon (TC)

05.05.48
TC
10RT
10RT
8RT

I chose the above date as the starter because this was the date that the route was converted from STL to RT.

21.02.51
TC
17RT
12RT
10RT

CROYDON Barclay Road - NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent
Extended from Central Parade to Salcot Crescent.

06.01.52
TC
18RT
13RT
10RT

CROYDON Barclay Road - NEW ADDINGTON Homestead Way
Extended from Salcot Crescent to Homestead Way via Arnhem Drive.

1952 map
Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
22.10.52
TC
27RT
22RT
10RT

STREATHAM COMMON Greyhound ( Mon-Sat ) Streatham Vale - Thornton Heath - London Rd - - CROYDON Barclay Road (Suns) - NEW ADDINGTON
Monday-Saturday extended from Croydon to Streatham Common via Streatham Vale replacing withdrawn section of Route 166

06.05.53
TC
27RT
22RT
19RT

STREATHAM COMMON Greyhound - NEW ADDINGTON
Sunday extended from Croydon to Streatham Common.

06.10.54
TC
27RT
22RT
17RT

Diverted in Croydon via George Street instead of Katharine Street.

10.08.55
TC
27RT
22RT
17RT

STREATHAM COMMON Greyhound - NEW ADDINGTON
Express service introduced Mon-Fri peaks and Sat shopping hours.

28.07.56
TC
27RT
22RT
17RT

STREATHAM COMMON Greyhound - NEW ADDINGTON
Saturday express service withdrawn.

rt1810

RT1810 West Croydon Bus Station

This image available on the
Nostalgia CD

 

07.08.57
TC
27RT
22RT
17RT

STREATHAM GARAGE - NEW ADDINGTON Homestead Way
Streatham terminal changed to Streatham Garage.

RT241

RT 241 at East Croydon Station - George Street heading towards Central Croydon.

This image available with the
Nostalgia download

01.09.64
TC
24RM
22RM
8RM

Routemaster operation commenced.

11.11.67
TC
25RML
22RML
10RML

RM replaced by RML

18.04.70
TC
12RML
16RML
6RML

Mon-Fri express service withdrawn - replaced by new C1/C3 hence allocation reduction

31.10.70
TC
12RML
16RML
--
 
TH
--
--
6RM

Sunday only Thornton Heath allocation introduced with RM - spare from Route 64.

04.12.71
TC
12RML
16RML
--
 
TH
--
--
6RT

Sunday only  Thornton Heath allocation converted to RT because Route 64 was converted to OPO thus removing Routemasters from that shed.

RT3063

RT3063 (TH) is seen at the New Addington terminus

This image available with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

01.03.75
TC
12DM
16DM
--
 
TH
--
--
6RT

Croydon allocation converted to front entrance double deck operation.

03.10.76
TC
12DM
16DM
--
 
TH
--
--
6RM

Thornton Heath allocation converted to Routemaster operation as Route 109 was converted.

RM1730

RM1730 West Croydon

© John Parkin

27.08.78
TC101+
12DM
16DM
--
 
TH1+
--
--
6DM

Thornton Heath allocation converted to DM operation as Route 109 was converted.

28.10.78
TC101+
11DM
11DM
6DM

Thornton Heath allocation withdrawn.

DM1798

DM1798 seen at New Addington on the last day of crew operation next to a C3 which was not to be seen again

© John Parkin

04.09.82
TC91+
18DMS
14DMS
7DMS

Daily conversion to OPO operation with Daimler Fleetlines
BRIXTON GARAGE (Suns) Streatham - Streatham Vale - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sats) - WEST CROYDON (Mon-Fri peaks) - NEW ADDINGTON
Express Service: NEW ADDINGTON Homestead Way or Salcot Crescent - WEST CROYDON (Mon-Fri pks)
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Thornton Heath Garage and Streatham - replaced by new Route 60 and further withdrawn Mon-Fri peaks between West Croydon and Thornton Heath Garage.
Sunday service extended from Streatham Garage to Brixton Garage.

Express service introduced Mon-Fri peaks between West Croydon and New Addington Homestead Way serving stops previously used by Route C3

27.04.85
TC91+
17DMS
11DMS
7DMS

BRIXTON GARAGE (Suns) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri mid-day/Sats) - WEST CROYDON (Mon-Fri peaks & evgs) - NEW ADDINGTON Homestead Way
Express Service: NEW ADDINGTON Homestead Way or Salcot Crescent - WEST CROYDON (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn between West Croydon and Thornton Heath.

m384

M384 at East Croydon Station

This image available with the
Metrobus download

07.02.87
TC91+
17L
11L
7L

Leyland Olympian introduction.

22.08.87
TC91+
27L
21L
11L

WEST CROYDON - NEW ADDINGTON Homestead Way or Vulcan Way (MS except evgs)
Withdrawn between West Croydon and Brixton Garage - replaced by Sunday service on Route 60.
Re-routed in New Addington via Fieldway - Dunley Drive - Headley Drive,Goldcrest Way - King Henry's Drive and Gascooigne Road instead of Lodge lane and Montacute Road.
Mon-Sat (except evenings) additional service introduced between West Croydon Bus Station and NEW ADDINGTON Vulcan Way via above routeing to Arnhem Drive and then King Henry's Drive.
Service increase to compensate for 130B withdrawal.

01.11.91
TC91+
27L/T/DMS
21L/T/DMS
11L/T/DMS

Titan and DMS introduced.

14.03.92
TC91+
27M
21M
11M

Metrobuses replace Titans

27.03.93
TC91+
14dd
19dd
9dd

WEST CROYDON - NEW ADDINGTON Homestead Way
MS Vulcan Way journeys withdrawn.

21.05.00
TC91+
6L
8L
--
 
Q281+
NV
NV
==

WEST CROYDON - NEW ADDINGTON Homestead Way
TRAMLINK PHASE 2
MS evenings and Sunday withdrawn. Certain early morning journeys off Route N159 introduced from New Addington to West Croydon.
The routeing via Croydon town centre withdrawn with eastbound buses at East Croydon Station serving the Dingwall Road stop instead of the College Road stop.

17.03.01
TC91+
6L
8L
--
 
TH201+
L
L
--

The N159 passed to Arriva thus London Central involvement finished.

L213

L213 East Croydon Station

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

31.08.02
TC91+
7LDR+
8LDR
--
    1L    

Converted to single deck operation - TH involvement withdrawn

LDR21

LDR21 East Croydon at East Croydon with the wedding cake building in the background where one of the offices is now occupied by Arriva

This image available on Bus Photos page

25.08.03
MB191+
5Dart
5Dart
5Dart

NORWOOD JUNCTION - Portland Road - Woodside - Addiscombe Road - Shirley Road - Upper Shirley Road - Addington Village - Lodge Lane - Field Way - Goldcrest Way. Arnhem Drive - NEW ADDINGTON Homestead Way
Diverted at Shirley Park to Norwood Junction instead of West Croydon and Sunday service added.
Contract re-assigned to Metrobus.

130 map 2003
05.03.05
PH191+
5Dart
5Dart
5Dart

Reallocated to Polehill during reconstruction of the Orpington site

18.03.06
C191+
5Dart
5Dart
5Dart

Reallocated to Croydon (C)

19.04.10
C191+
8Dart
8Dart
4Dart

Rerouted between Shirley road and Woodside Green via Lower Addiscome road and Shierely Road - returned to normal 14.02.15

28.08.10
C191+
5Dart
5Dart
5Dart

Contract renewal

219

219 at the Parkway terminus

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

31.01.15
C191+
5Dart
5Dart
5Dart

Contract extended for two years

14.02.15
C191+
9Dart
9Dart
4Dart

THORNTON HEATH Clock Tower - Parchmore Road - High Street - Whitehorse Lane - Park Road - Selhurst Road - South Norwood High Street (for Norwood Junction Station) - South Norwood Hill - Portland Road - Spring Lane - Woodside Tramlink - Spring Lane - Lower Addiscombe Road - Shirley Road - Shirley Park - Upper Shirley Road - Shirley Hills Road - Gravel Hill - Gravel Hill Tramlink - Gravel Hill - Kent Gate Way - Addington Village Tramlink - Lodge Lane - Fieldway - Merrow Way - Headley Drive - Goldcrest Way - King Henry's Drive - Homestead Way - Overbury Crescent - NEW ADDINGTON Parkway - Tramlink
Extended from Norwood Junction to Thornton Heath and routeing via Spring Lane restored

29.08.15
C191+
9Dart
9Dart
4Dart

Contract extended for two years

24.10.15
C181+
11dart
11Dart
4Dart

THORNTON HEATH Clock Tower - Parchmore Road - High Street - Whitehorse Lane - Park Road - Selhurst Road - South Norwood High Street (for Norwood Junction Station) - South Norwood Hill - Portland Road - Spring Lane - Woodside Tramlink - Spring Lane - Lower Addiscombe Road - Shirley Road - Shirley Park - Upper Shirley Road - Shirley Hills Road - Gravel Hill - Gravel Hill Tramlink - Gravel Hill - Kent Gate Way - Addington Village Tramlink - Lodge Lane - Fieldway - Merrow Way - Headley Drive -  Lodge Lane  -  King Henry's Drive  -  Montacute Road  -  Salcot Crescent ( return via Parkway )  -  Central Parade  -  Arnheim Drive  -  King Henrys Drive -  NEW ADDINGTON Vulcan Way
Rerouted in New Addington as shown above
Running number sequence change

26.08.17
BC101+
11dart
10Dart
4Dart
Abellio logo Contract reassigned

TLN - 8187 - SN17 MWM - ROUTE 130 - 

 

Operating Garages

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point outside garage

TC Croydon
Route 130 had two relief points whilst TC based: Some had reliefs at West Croydon Bus Station - either taken on site or travelling back to TC whilst others operated in service to TC - either on a bifurcation at George Street via High Street - South End and Brighton Road or operated out of service from West Croydon.

MB Orpington
Changeover point at West Croydon ?

PH Polehill
Changeover point at West Croydon ?

C Croydon
Changeover point at Addington Interlink

croydon book
The full timetable for 130 is in this booklet which is for sale  (pdf)

 

130 times 130 live 130 stands Tender Specs

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 17.10.17