Route History

Route 164 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
A
6NS
6NS
2NS

MORDEN STATION - St Helier - Sutton - Belmont - Sutton Lane - Banstead High Street - Bolters Lane - Firtree Road - College Road - Alexandra Road - Epsom High Street - EPSOM Clock Tower

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.08.36
A
6STL
6STL
@9STL

@ Sunday joint operation with Route 164A - this would continue until the route was withdrawn in March 1979
Converted from NS type to STL

07.12.38
A
6STL
6STL
@7STL

MORDEN STATION  -  EPSOM STATION
Extended from Clock Tower to Station in Epsom

09.10.46
A
8D
6D
@24D

Converted to Daimler type - note the Sunday allocation now as Londoners can now relax after the hostilities

D192

D192 Morden Station - note the reduced blind which was a hangover from wartime economies

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

07.10.53
A
9D
6RT
7D
@14RT

RT type introduced

19.05.54
A
15RT
7RT
@19RT

Daimler type withdrawn

30.04.58
A
14RT
7RT
@14RT
164 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.10.61
A
11RT
7RT
10RT
 
AL
1 RT/77
--
--

Merton allocation introduced - although the AL share were peak shuttle journeys between Morden and St Helier Avenue which were previously on the 156 schedule

RT1282

RT1282 with the characteristic lean as she turns into
Morden Station

© Malcolm Allan

15.12.73
A
9RT
7RT
10RT
 
AL
1RM/77A
--
--

Merton (AL) peak journeys converted to Routemaster operation

23.10.76
A121+
13RT#
8RM#
4RM#
 
AL281+
1RM/77A
--
--

Daily joint operation with Route 164A introduced and converted to Routemaster operation at weekends - buses spare from Route 93.

RM71

RM71 seen outside Merton Garage on the last day of operation

© John Parkin

28.10.78
A121+
13RM
8RM
4RM

Daily conversion to RM operation - and Merton (AL) withdrawn.

RM67

RM67 Banstead Post Office

© John Parkin

31.03.79
A121+
11DMS
7DMS
4DMS

Converted to double deck OPO.

DMS1983

DMS1983 Epsom Clock Tower

© John Parkin

24.04.82
A121+
7DMS
5DMS
4DMS

MORDEN STATION - BANSTEAD Victoria
Withdrawn between Banstead and Epsom. - withdrawn section replaced by new LC Route 418

04.09.82
A121+
7DMS
5DMS
2DMS

MORDEN - BELMONT (MS evgs/Suns) - BANSTEAD (MS except evgs)
MS evening service withdrawn between Belmont and Banstead.

23.04.83
A121+
8D
5D
2D

LOWER MORDEN Beverly ( Mon-Sat ) Hillcross Avenue - MORDEN STATION (Suns) - BELMONT (MS evgs/Suns) - BANSTEAD (MS except evgs)
MS extended from Morden to Lower Morden via withdrawn M1.

27.10.84
A121+
10D
5D
2D

WIMBLEDON STN (Mon-Fri peaks) - Hartfield Road - Wimbledon Chase - Raynes Park - LOWER MORDEN ( Mon-Sat ) - MORDEN STATION (Suns) - BELMONT (MS evgs/Suns) - BANSTEAD (MS except evgs)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Lower Morden to Wimbledon via Route 156

03.08.85
A121+
8D
5D
2D

RAYNES PARK (Mon-Fri) - LOWER MORDEN (Sats) - MORDEN STATION (Suns) - BELMONT (MS evgs/Suns) - BANSTEAD (MS except evgs)
Withdrawn between Raynes Park and Wimbledon but extended from Lower Morden to Raynes Park between peaks Mon-Fri.

25.10.86
A121+
8D
5D
2D

RAYNES PARK (Mon-Fri) - LOWER MORDEN (Sats) - MORDEN (Suns) - BELMONT (Suns) - BANSTEAD ( Mon-Sat ) No Mon-Sat evening service
MS evening service withdrawn.

26.11.88
A121+
7D
7D
3D

WIMBLEDON STATION - Hartfield Road - Wimbledon Chase,Martin Way - Morden Stn - St Helier - Sutton - BELMONT
Withdrawn between Belmont and Banstead.
Mon-Fri extension from Morden to Raynes Park via Grand Drive withdrawn.
Extended daily from Morden to Wimbledon via Martin Way and Wimbledon Chase replacing withdrawn section of Route 157
The duty schedule was shared with Route 80 at this time

D2527

D2537 Morden Station

© John Parkin

25.05.91
A121+
8M
5M
2M

WIMBLEDON STN - SUTTON STN
Withdrawn daily between Sutton and Belmont and converted to Metrobus operation

M828

M828 Sutton Station

© John Parkin

30.11.96
A121+
10LDP
9LDP
4LDP

New Contract and converted to low floor single deck operation.

DW69

DW69 subs for an LDP at Sutton Post Office

This image available on the
Single Deck download

13.09.97
AL121+
10LDP
9LDP
4LDP

Allocation transferred to Merton (AL)

LDP36

LDP36 Morden

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

08.11.97
A191+
6LDP
5LDP
4LDP
 
AL121+
4LDP
4LDP
--

Daily Sutton (A) allocation re-introduced - Sunday (AL) withdrawn.

27.04.02
A191+
EVL/N155
EVL/N155
5LDP
 
AL121+
11LDP
10LDP
--

Sutton allocation withdrawn except for late evening journeys which went onto Route N155

PVL376

PVL376 takes the place of a normal LDP at Cyril Black Way

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

06.12.08
A191+
EVL/N155
EVL/N155
6SOE
 
AL121+
12SOE
11SOE
--

Contract renewal

SOE13

SOE13 Throwley Way - Sutton

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

07.12.13
A191+
EVL/N155
EVL/N155
6SOE
 
AL121+
12SOE
11SOE
--

Contract extended for two years

SE5

SE5 Sutton High Street approaching Sutton Green

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.12.15
A191+
--
--
7SE
 
AL121+
12SE
12SE
--

Contract renewal

164 times

 

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Sutton Green

AL Merton
Changeover point Morden Station

Stands and turning points