Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
A
3STL
3STL
--

MORDEN STATION - Rose Hill - Sutton - Carshalton Road - Parkgate Road - Manor Road - WALLINGTON STATION ( Mon-Sat )

16.01.35
AL
4STL
4STL
--

MORDEN STATION - Rose Hill - Wrythe Lane - North Street - Parkgate Road - Manor Road - WALLINGTON STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Rerouted at Rose Hill via Wrythe Lane instead of Sutton
Sutton (A) allocation moved to Merton (AL)

27.02.35
AL
5STL
5STL
5STL

RAYNES PARK - Kingston Road - Martin Way - Morden - St Helier - Wrythe Lane - WALLINGTON Clifton Road
Extended from Morden to Raynes Park
Sunday service introduced

157 map

Taken from 1940 map drawn by Mike Harris and available for sale

The Greater London Bus Map

RAYNES PARK - Kingston Road - Martin Way - Morden - St Helier - Wrythe Lane - WALLINGTON Belmont Road
Date of terminal change from Clifton Road to Belmont Road not known

10.10.45
AL
11D
11D
9D

Daimler type introduced

D108

D108 Raynes Park

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Nostalgia download

19.05.54
AL
14RT
14RT
11RT

D type withdrawn in favour of new RT's

30.04.58
AL
13RT
14RT+
11RT
      1RT/88  
157 tt
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
04.03.59
AL
12RT
11RT
6RT
 
CN
10RT
8RT
6RT

RAYNES PARK - Martin Way - Morden - St Helier - Wrythe Lane - Carshalton Station - Wallington - Stanley Park Road - Stafford Road - Epsom Road - Waddon - West Croydon - Whitehorse Road - Selhurst - Norwood Junction - Anerly - CRYSTAL PALACE White Swan
Extended from Wallington to Crystal Palace as part of Trolleybus replacement route 654.

29.01.64
AL
20RT
13RT
12RT
 
ED
--
6RT
--

(CN ) garage closed. New Saturday (ED) introduced.

rt4646

RT4646 West Croydon

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Nostalgia download

18.04.70
A
--
--
5RT
 
AL
13RT
10RT
9RT
 
ED
--
6RT
--

New Sunday (A) allocation introduced.

31.10.70
A
--
--
5RT
 
AL
13RT
10RT
9RT
 
ED
--
6RT
--

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STN (Suns) - RAYNES PARK (Monday-Saturday/Sunday afternoons)
Sunday withdrawn between Morden and Raynes Park apart from afternoon journeys

06.01.73
A101+
--
--
10DMS
 
AL191+
15DMS
20DMS
--
 
TH31+
--
--
4DMS

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
Converted to OPO
Sunday extended from Morden to Raynes Park
ED withdrawn - Sunday TH introduced.

25.04.81
A101+
--
--
5DMS
 
AL191+
11DMS
11DMS
--
 
TH31+
8DMS
10DMS
4DMS

Service enhanced with the withdrawal of service 154 between West Croydon and Crystal Palace.
TH gained a daily allocation

04.09.82
A101+
5D
8D
4D
 
AL191+
5D
9D
--
 
TH31+
6D
8D
4D

Northbound journeys diverted via Wallington Station forecourt.
(A) allocation added Monday-Saturday.

23.04.83
AL191+
9D
13D
2D
 
TC1+
6D
11D
--
 
TH31+
--
--
8D

(A) allocation withdrawn. Monday-Saturday (TH) transferred to (TC). Sunday (AL) introduced.

02.02.85
AL191+
10D
11D
--
 
TC1+
5D
9D
5D

Sunday (AL) withdrawn. Sunday (TC) introduced. (TH) withdrawn.

22.08.87
TC21+
5D
5D
--
 
TH51+
11D
13D
5D

(AL) withdrawn.
Daily (TH) re-introduced. Sunday (TC) withdrawn.

26.11.88
A51+
13D
14D
8D

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION
(TC) & (TH) withdrawn in favour of Daily (A) allocation.
(Sutton Bus scheme)

DMS2487

DMS2487 West Croydon

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Nostalgia 2 download


21.02.93
A51+
13M
14M
7M

D type buses replaced by M.

M1235

M1235 West Croydon

This image available on the
Metrobus download

30.11.96
A51+
14M
16M
9M

Sunday service increased

1996 map
Taken from Nov 96 leaflet

26.07.97
A51+
14NV
16NV
9NV

MCW Metrobus type replaced by new Volvo Olympians

nv129

NV129 West Croydon

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Nostalgia 2 download


01.12.01
BC201+
16TA
16TA
8TA
logo London General lose contract to Connex Bus operating with Dennis Tridents from their Beddington depot

TA69

TA69 West Croydon

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

26.02.04
BC201+
17TA
14TA
7TA
logo Contract novated to Travel London

TA67

TA67 West Croydon

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02.12.06
BC101+
18TA
16TA
8TA


Contract renewal

9752

9752 seen with the reduced display on blind

 

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21.05.09
BC101+
16TA
15TA
8TA
logo Contract novated to Abellio

03.12.11
BC101+
16V
15V
8V

Contract renewal

9068

9068 CRYSTAL PALACE

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07.12.13
BC1+
17V
15V
8V

Running number sequence changed - BC1+ was vacant when Route 3 was transferred to QB

03.12.16
TH101+
18T
16T
12T
LOGO Contract reassigned to Arriva (TH) although vehicles parked at Norwood (N) overnight

T82
T82 is spotted leaving Crystal Palace Bus Station with "N" code
© Ian Armstrong

 

 

157 times live stands Tender Specs 157 fares

Operating Garages

AL Merton
Changeover point Morden Station

A Sutton
Changeover point Morden Station

CN Carshalton
Changeover point ?

TC Croydon
Changeover point West Croydon

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point West Croydon

BC Beddington
Changeover point Crystal Palace - crews using a ferry bus.