Route History

03.10.34
AL
8LT
8LT
8LT

MITCHAM Cricketers - Fair Green - Western Road - Colliers Wood - Merton - South Wimbledon - Wimbledon Chase - New Malden - Tolworth - Hook - Upper Brighton Road - Victoria Road - Surbiton Station - Villiers Road - KINGSTON BUS STATION

152 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge
04.03.36
AL
12STL
12STL
8STL

MITCHAM - KINGSTON
Mon-Sat peak journeys diverted VIA  Warren Drive to TOLWORTH Red Lion

27.05.36
AL
12STL
12STL
8STL

MITCHAM Cricketers - Hook - Hinchley Wood - HAMPTON COURT STATION
Diverted at Hook to Hampton Court instead of Kingston

04.01.39
AL
12STL
10STL
8STL

TOLWORTH Red Lion journeys diverted via Toby Jug instead of Warren Drive

06.12.39
AL
11STL
11STL
9STL

TOLWORTH Red Lion journeys amended to run all day instead of peaks only

22.04.42
AL
11STL
11STL
9STL

MITCHAM Cricketers - HAMPTON COURT STATION
Tolworth Red Lion bifurcation withdrawn

02.05.45
AL
12STL
11STL
18D

Sunday Daimler type introduced - Sunday frequencies increased

29.09.45
AL
12D
11D+
18D
      1STL/137  

Daily Daimler type introduced

27.06.51
AL
14D
18D
25D
 
K
3STL
--
3RT

FELTHAM STATION - Hanworth - Windmill Road - Hampton Hill - Teddington - Bushey Park - Hampton Court - Scilly Isles - Kingston By Pass - Hook - Tolworth - Malden - Raynes Park - South Wimbledon - Colliers Wood - Western Road - MITCHAM Cricketers
Extended from Hampton Court to Feltham via withdrawn section of Route 201 except in Hampton Hill where the route was diverted via Windmill Road instead of Park Road direct.
Mon-Fri/Sun Kingston (K) allocation added.

17.10.51
AL
14D
15D
18D
 
K
3STL
--
--

Sun K allocation withdrawn.

06.07.52
AL
14D
18D
33D
 
K
3STL
--
--

Sunday enhancement

1952 map
Extracted from July 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
19.05.54
AL
14RT
14RT
29RT
 
K
3RT
--
--

RT type replace utility D's and STL's

rt3830

R3830 (K) is seen outside Hampton Court Palace and looks new

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

30.04.58
AL
15RT
14RT
15RT
 
K
3RT
--
--

A look at the allocation at this time shows the dramatic fall in Sunday patronage

152 times

Route 152 first and last times scanned from April 1958 Red Book

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

09.05.62
AL
17RT
11RT
8RT

FELTHAM (Mon-Fri peaks) - TEDDINGTON ( Mon-Sat ) - HAMPTON COURT (Suns) - MITCHAM
Withdrawn between Feltham and Teddington except for Mon-Fri peaks and further withdrawn Sundays between Feltham and Hampton Court.
This was part of the last trolleybus replacement program and the new 285 replaced the 152 between Teddington and Feltham.
The Kingston (K) allocation was also withdrawn at this stage - thus the odd looking BUSHEY PARK ultimate blind displays were never to be seen again.

09.10.63
AL
17RT
8RT
5RT

FELTHAM (Mon-Fri peaks) - TEDDINGTON (Mon-Fri) - HAMPTON COURT (Sat/Sun) - MITCHAM
Saturday service withdrawn between Teddington and Hampton Court.

16.05.66
AL
16RT
8RT
5RT

FELTHAM (Mon-Fri peaks) - HAMPTON COURT - MITCHAM
Withdrawn between Teddington and Hampton Court except for Mon-Fri peak journeys to Feltham.

24.01.70
AL
11MB
5MB
2MB

ESHER (Mon-Fri) Hook TOLWORTH (Sat/Sun)- Malden Road - Burlington Road - MITCHAM
Converted to single deck OPO operation.
Diverted at Scilly Isles to Esher instead of Hampton Court and Feltham and also diverted at New Malden via Police Station instead of via A3 direct which was left unserved.

20.10.73
AL
14MB
8MB
4MB

MITCHAM - Hinchley Wood - Hampton Court Way - HAMPTON COURT - Hampton Court Road - Hampton - Uxbridge Road - Hanworth Road - HAMPTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL (SDO)
Withdrawn between Hinchley Wood and Esher but replaced withdrawn section of Route 72 between Tolworth and Hampton Court and Hampton Grammar School

MB379

MB379 Hampton Court Station

This image available with the
Single Deck download

18.05.74
AL
14DMS
8DMS
4DMS

Converted to double deck operation.

08.03.75
AL
11DMS
8DMS
4DMS

MITCHAM - Tolworth - Kingston Road - Red Lion Road - Thornhill Road - Hook Road - Hook - HAMPTON COURT - HAMPTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL (SDO)
Diverted between Tolworth and Hook as shown above.

27.09.80
AL221+
9DMS
4DMS
3DMS

MITCHAM - Western Road - Colliers Wood - South Wimbledon - Raynes Park - New Malden - Tolworth - Kingston Road - Ewell Road - Ditton Road - Upper Brighton Road - Victoria Road - SURBITON STATION
Diverted at Thornhill Road to Surbiton Station instead of Hampton Court - the Hampton Court section left unserved except for journeys to Hampton Grammar school which were renumbered 152A.

25.04.81
AL221+
7DMS
4DMS
3DMS

MITCHAM - Western Road - Colliers Wood - South Wimbledon - Raynes Park - New Malden - Tolworth - Kingston Road - Red Lion Road - Thornhill Road - Hook Road - Upper Brighton Road - Victoria Road - SURBITON STATION
Rerouted between Tolworth and Surbiton via Red Lion Road and Thornhill Road instead of Ewell Road and Ditton Road. Buses towards Mitcham double run via Ace of Spades Roundabout at Hook.

04.09.82
AL221+
7LS
4LS
3LS

Converted to single deck operation.
CHESSINGTON ZOO (Suns) or SURBITON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - MITCHAM
Rerouted on Sundays at Hook to Chessington Zoo.

LS194

LS194 at Mitcham is captured on film at Mitcham waiting to commence a Zoo journey

This image available with the
Single Deck download

27.06.87
AL221+
7LS
4LS
3LS

KINGSTON - Norbiton - New Malden - Raynes Park - South Wimbledon - Merton - MITCHAM Cricketers
Withdrawn between New Malden and Surbiton/Chessington and diverted instead via Route 131 to Kingston. Also rerouted eastbound at Shannon Corner to serve Tesco Superstore.

03.04.88
AL221+
7LS
4LS
3LS

KINGSTON - Norbiton - New Malden - Raynes Park - South Wimbledon - Merton - MITCHAM Cricketers
Additonal SDO journeys
: MITCHAM - New Malden - Malden Road - Kingston By Pass - HOOK Ace Of Spades

26.11.88
A141+
8D
6D
4D

Operation transferred to Sutton (A) under SuttonBus scheme

03.06.89
A141+
8D
7D
5D
 
AA221+
2M/200
--
--

Colliers Wood (AA) added using buses ex 200

M520

Metrobus M520 passes the coal yard which is now
Cromwell Road Bus Station

This image available with the
Metrobus download

 

29.09.90
A141+
1D
--
4D
 
AA211+
6D
4D
--

Allocation change - with Colliers Wood (AA) being main participant.

30.11.91
AL141+
7MRL
6MRL
3MRL

NEW MALDEN Police Station - Mitcham - Eastfields - POLLARDS HILL
Converted to midibus and allocated back to Merton (AL). Withdrawn between New Malden and Kingston but extended from Mitcham to Pollards Hill replacing Route 352.

25.04.92
A110
1M
--
--
 
AL141+
7MRL
6MRL
3MRL

POLLARDS HILL - NEW MALDEN
Additional big bus journey introduced (SDO) with Sutton (A) allocation.

MRL203

MRL203 is still showing the GB code when seen here at
Pollards Hill

This image available with the
Single Deck download

05.09.92
A110
1M
--
--
 
AL141+
7MRL
6MRL
3MRL

POLLARDS HILL - NEW MALDEN
Additional big bus journey MITCHAM Cricketers - NEW MALDEN
Big bus journeys withdrawn between Mitcham and Pollards Hill.

11.04.94
AL141+
7MRL/1M
6MRL
3MRL

Double deck SDO journeys transferred from Sutton (A) to Merton (AL)

30.11.96
AL141+
8LDP/1M
7LDP
4LDP
logo Start of new contract and converted from Midibus to low floor Dart operation but Metrobus SDO journeys continued as before.

LDP43

LDP43 (AL) at Pollards Hill

This image available with the
Single Deck download

16.03.98
AL141+
7LDP
6LDP
3LDP
MON-FRI sdo AL
1M
--
--

New Mon-Fri schedule issued

152 map
Taken from 16 March leaflet 1998
Click map to enlarge
01.12.01
AL97
1PVL
--
--
 
MB51+
12dartSLF
12dartSLF
6dartSLF
logo New contract with Mitcham Belle commenced but London General (AL) retained SDO double deck journeys

067

Transbus Dart - Caetano Nimbus 067 New Malden stand

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

03.04.04
MC51+
12SLF
12SLF
6SLF

PVL journey with London General renumbered 652

27.08.04
MC51+
12SLF
12SLF
6SLF
logo Transferred to Centra London as a result of their purchase of Mitcham Belle's London Bus operations.

22.04.06
BC121+
11DP
11DP
6DP
logo Contract novated to Travel London

DP478

DP478 seen in Mitcham London Road

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


02.12.06
BC121+
6DP/6ES
6DP/5ES
3DP/3ES

Start of new contract

8776

AD Enviro 10.1m 8776 at Pollards Hill stand

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

03.12.11
BC121+
6DP
6ES
6DP
5ES
3DP
3ES
logo Contract renewal

03.12.16
AL241+
13SOE
14SOE
7SOE
GO LOGO New contract with London General

Route 118 transferred to Croydon (C) to make room for 152, it also inherited the running number sequence

152 times live stands Tender Specs Route 152 fares


Operating Garages

AL Merton
Changeover point outside garage.

From Dec 16 Merton Abbey Sainsbury's

K Kingston
Changeover point ?

AA Colliers Wood
Changeover point outside garage.

A Sutton
Changeover point Mitcham ?

MB Mitcham Belle
Changeover point Mitcham Fair Green

BC Beddington
Changeover point Pollards Hill via ferry bus/car (BC - Beddington) / Fair Green

Article about Route 152

© Ian Armstrong 2016
Date of edit   Sunday, 25.12.16

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