Route History

163 FARES

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
11.07.87
AL31+
5LS
6LS
--

WIMBLEDON STATION - Hartfield Road - Wimbledon Chase - Raynes Park - Grand Drive - Hillcross Avenue - MORDEN STATION ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE: replaced withdrawn section of Route 156 which was curtailed at Raynes Park - although not affected on Sunday thus Monday-Saturday only.
This was also another way of using the surplus Leyland Nationals

LS96

LS96 Junction Tavern - Raynes Park

This image available on the
Single Deck download

26.11.88
A161+
6DMS
6DMS
--

Converted to double deck and transferred to Sutton (A) . Operation commenced under "SuttonBus" scheme.
Only early morning journeys were to run "live" to Morden via Route 164.

11.11.89
A161+
6DMS
7DMS
--

WIMBLEDON STN - MORDEN STATION ( Mon-Sat ) -: Rose Hill - St Helier - SUTTON GARAGE (MS garage journeys)
All journeys to and from garage revised to run in service.

29.09.90
AA
6DMS
7DMS
--

WIMBLEDON STN - MORDEN STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Allocation moved to Collier Wood Base (AA) - garage journeys ran out of service.

23.02.91
AL361+
6D/M
7D/M
--

Allocation moved to Merton (AL) and Metrobus type introduced.

25.05.91
AL361+
7M
7M
4M

WIMBLEDON STN - MORDEN STATION
Sunday service introduced - replaced Route 156 which was withdrawn between these two points

M98

M198 at Morden has the unusual registration SGK374V

This image available on the
Metrobus download

30.11.96
AL361+
1M
8LDP
8LDP
4LDP

Start of new contract - converted from dd to SLF except for a Metrobus used for SDO journeys

23.07.00
AL361+
8LDP
8LDP
2LDP
 
AL93/85
ex 270
--
--
 
A
--
--
2LDP

Sunday allocation introduced at Sutton (A)

27.04.02
AL361+
11LDP
10LDP
7LDP
 
AL98/99
2M
--
--
 
A161+
ex151
ex151
--

Saturday Sutton (A) allocation introduced - Sunday allocation moved back to Merton (AL)

ldp191

LDP191 Morden Station

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

02.12.06
A161+
--
1LDP
--
 
A
+ PVL
+ PVL
+ EVL
 
AL361+
11LDP
10LDP
7LDP
 
AL98,99
2PVL
   

Contract extended two years

pvl105

PVL105 performs a school trip

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

06.12.08
AL361+
11LDP
11LDP
9LDP
 
AL94/82
ex 270
--
--

Contract renewal,Sutton allocation withdrawn

04.09
AL361+
11SOE
11SOE
9SOE
 
AL94/82
ex 270
--
--

New vehicle type introduced

SOE17

SOE17 leaving Wimbledon Bus Station

© Lawrence Living

07.12.13
AL361+
12SOE
11SOE
6SOE
 
AL85/94
ex 270
--
--

Contract extended for two years

SE15

Enviro Dart SE15 Wimbledon

© Lawrence Living

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

163

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Morden Station

AL Merton
Changeover point Morden Station

AA Colliers Wood
Changeover point Morden Station

Stands and turning points