Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AK
16LT
14LT
--
 
AL
16LT
13LT
--

LIVERPOOL STREET - Bank - London Bridge - Borough - Elephant & Castle - Kennington - Brixton - Streatham - Melfort Road - Thornton Heath - Whitehorse Road - West Croydon - Croydon - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Mon-Sat )
The Sunday service was served by the 43 extension that that day from London Bridge to South Croydon

133 Central area detailed Croydon Town Centre 1934

Extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

09.09.37
AK
22LT
28LT
--
 
AL
6LT
--
--

Saturday Merton (AL) allocation withdrawn

05.01.38
AK
6LT
29LT
--
 
AL
10STL
--
--
TC
29STL
16STL
--

Mon-Sat Croydon (TC) allocation introduced

13.12.39
AK
30LT
22LT
--
TC
16STL
13STL
--

Merton (AL) allocation withdrawn

03.01.40
AK
30LT
22LT
--
 
AL
--
9STL
--
TC
16STL
13STL
--

Saturday Merton (AL) allocation introduced

15.05.40
AK
28STL
25STL
--
TC
18STL
21STL
--

Saturday Merton (AL) allocation introduced

07.11.40
AK
28STL
25STL
13STL
TC
9STL
9PROV
21STL
--
Express
TC
12STL
12STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Daily )
Sunday service introduced to replace withdrawn section of Route 143 on that day
Express service introduced Mon-Sat peaks SOUTH CROYDON to LONDON BRIDGE

19.03.41
AK
28STL
2PROV
26STL
2PROV
19STL
TC
19STL
11PROV
24STL
--

Express service withdrawn

13.02.46
AK
19STL
21STL
19STL
TC
30STL
18STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon ( Daily )
Extended from Swan & Sugar Loaf to Earl of Eldon as the beer was cheaper in the Earl


Scanned from Feb 46 Red Book

23.07.47
AK
19STL
19STL
19STL
TC
30STL
20STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon ( Daily )
Liverpool Street terminal changed

12.11.47
AK
19STL
14STL
20STL
TC
27STL
3RT
22STL
5RT
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer ( Daily )
Extended from Earl of Eldon to Red Deer as the crews were barred from the Earl
RT type partly introduced

05.05.48
AK
19STL
12STL
20STL
TC
27STL
3ST
26STL
--

RT type withdrawn

03.05.50
AK
21STL+
11STL
24STL
    1STL/159    
TC
29STL
3RT
28STL
--

RT type reintroduced although main allocation still STL

02.05.51
AK
21RT+
11RT
24RT
    1RT/159    
 
TC
32RT
28RT
--

ST/STL class withdrawn in favour of RT.

14.05.52
AK
21RT
11RT
14RT
 
BN
--
--
10RT
 
TC
32RT
28RT
--

Sunday only Brixton (BN) allocation introduced.

21.07.54
AK
21RT
11RT
12RT
 
BN
--
--
11RT
 
TC
29RT
28RT
--

SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus
Withdrawn between Garage and Red Deer at South Croydon.

04.05.55
AK
20RT
10RT
--
 
BN
--
--
20RT
 
TC
27RT
25RT
--

Sunday Streatham (AK) allocation transferred to Brixton (BN).

02.05.56
AK
20RT
10RT
--
 
BN
--
--
13RT
 
TC
27RT
25RT
7RT

Sunday Croydon (TC) allocation introduced.

16.10.57
AK
21RT
10RT
--
 
BN
--
--
19RT
 
TC
26RT
25RT
--

Sunday Croydon (TC) allocation withdrawn.

133 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

26.11.58
AK
20RT
10RT
--
 
BN
--
--
24RT
 
TC
24RT
20RT
--

SOUTH CROYDON - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) or Sundays to City Road - Angel - Highbury Corner - Holloway Road - Archway - East Finchley - Finchley - The Burroughs - HENDON CENTRAL STATION (Suns)
Sunday extended from Moorgate to Hendon Central to replace withdrawn 43 and 143 on this day.

29.01.64
BN
31RTL
14RTL
24RTL
 
TC
--
13RT
--

HENDON CENTRAL STATION (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - THORNTON HEATH Clock Tower (Mon-Fri) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Sat-Sun)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Thornton Heath and South Croydon - this section replaced by new 133A.
Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn. Mon-Fri Croydon (TC) allocation withdrawn. Mon-Sat Brixton (BN) allocation introduced.

Brixton (BN) type change from RT to RTL.

02.09.65
BN
31RT
11RT
18RT
 
TC
--
12RT
--

Brixton (BN) type change from RTL to RT.

133 Sunday times

Extracted from January 1967 Red Book
This shows the Sunday running time being over 2 hours

31.12.66
BN
28RT
20RT
18RT

HENDON CENTRAL STATION (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - THORNTON HEATH Clock Tower (Mon-Fri) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Thornton Heath to South Croydon Garage. Saturday only Croydon (TC) allocation withdrawn.

15.06.68
BN
33RT
20RT
18RT

HENDON CENTRAL STATION (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - CROYDON Katharine Street (Mon-Fri) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri extended from Thornton Heath to Croydon all day to replace withdrawn 133A - but withdrawn between Croydon and South Croydon.

30.11.68
BN
33RT
20RT
13RT

ARCHWAY STATION (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - CROYDON Katharine Street (Mon-Fri) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Sat/Sun)
Withdrawn between Hendon Central and Archway - replaced by re-introduced 143.

19.07.69
BN
29RT
20RT
7RT

LIVERPOOL STREET - CROYDON Katharine Street (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH High Street (Suns) - CROYDON Katharine Street (Mon-Fri) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Sats)
Sunday revised to operate Liverpool Street to Thornton Heath.

24.07.71
BN
22RT
7RT
6RT

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM GARAGE
Withdrawn between Streatham and Croydon - replaced by revised service 50.

RT261

RT261 turning into Natal Road for access to AK garage stand - blind already set for the return

© Malcolm Allan

23.03.75
BN
22DM
7DM
6DM

Crew Daimlers introduced.

04.09.82
BN41+
23RM
7RM
5RM

Routemaster operation re-introduced.

RM919

RM919 London Bridge Station

This image available with Routemaster family downloadat the Bus Photos page

27.10.84
BN41+
24RM
7RM
4RM

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM HIGH ROAD Green Lane
Streatham terminal changed with the closure of Streatham Garage.

19.11.84
BN41+
26Dc
7Dc
4Dc

Crew Daimlers re-introduced.

02.11.85
BN41+
22D/6M
15D
10D

LIVERPOOL STREET - Streatham - Southcroft Road - TOOTING BROADWAY
Diverted at Streatham to Tooting Broadway via Southcroft Road replacing withdrawn section of Route 95

H2

Experimental Dennis H2 seen here at Streatham on a short working

© Peter Horrex

01.02.86
BN41+
28M
15M
10M

Daimlers replaced by Metrobus.

M1102

M1102 Streatham High Road

This image available with the
Metrobus download

11.07.87
BN41+
23M/D/H
15M
10M

Experimental buses introduced,

01.04.89
BN41+
23M/D/H
15M
10M
logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off

06.01.90
SW41+
23VC
17VC
10VC
logo Operation transferred to London General (SW)

NV149

NV149 Longmead Road stand

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

 

 
25.01.03
SW41+
26PDL
20PDL
11PDL

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM St Leonard's Church
Withdrawn between Streatham and Tooting - replaced by new 333.

PVL339

PVL339 London Bridge

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

03.11.07
MW41+
29WVL
20WVL
11WVL

Allocation moved to Mandela Way - this was to make room for the new Route 24 allocation at Stockwell

wvl89

WVL89 Borough High Street

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

23.01.10
N301+
30T + 2/176
25T
13T
logo Contract reassigned to Arriva (N)
T89

T89 Monument Station

This image available on Bus Photos page

06.10.12
N301+
30T+
25T
13T
    2/176    

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM STATION
Extended from St Leonard's Church to a new stand at Streatham Station -see stands and turning points for details

24.01.15
N301+
32T
25T
14T

Contract extended for two years

23.01.17
BN301+
33HA
23HA
13HA

Contract renewal, allocation moved to Brixton (BN)

HA36

HA36 seen at the Elephant & Castle

© Lawrence Living


133 times 133 live 133 stands Tender Specs 133 fares

 

Operating Garages

BN Brixton
Changeover point outside garage

AK Streatham
Changeover point outside garage

TC Croydon
Changeover point outside garage

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Brixton Police Station

MW Mandella Way
Changeover point Newington Causeway

N Norwood
Changeover point not known
Garage journeys from Streatham out of service via 249 and 468

croydon book
Full timetable shown in this booklet which is for sale ( pdf )

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 14.06.17