Route History

ibus announcement

177 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
05.07.52
AW
20RTL
20RTL
8RTL
Buses kept at PM
NX
31RT
26RT
10RT

ABBEY WOOD - Plumstead - Woolwich - Greenwich - New Cross - Old Kent Road - Elephant - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Westminster (daily) or Blackfriars ( Mon-Sat )
Tram Replacement Route for Tram 36/38.
The New Cross allocation was staffed by New Cross crews but vehicles were garaged at Peckham until work was finished at New Cross.

1952

Extracted from July 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map
22.10.52
AW
20RTL
20RTL
7RTL
Buses kept at PM
NX
12RT
--
-
 
NX
23RT
26RT
10RT

Most of the New Cross allocation transferred to home garage

RT729

RT729 on a short working

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12.11.52
AW
20RTL
20RTL
7RTL
Buses kept at PM
NX
39RT
26RT
10RT

Peckham Garage no longer used.

04.05.55
AW
20RT
20RT
5RT
 
NX
39RT
26RT
11RT

Abbey Wood allocation converted to RT.

30.04.58
AW
20RT
20RT
5RT
 
NX
39RT
26RT
11RT

1958 times

The weekend times are in the complete 1958 Red book which is available from the Sales List

29.01.64
AW
11RT
5RT
7RT
 
NX
23RT
24RT
5RT

ABBEY WOOD - ELEPHANT (Sat pm) - EMBANKMENT (Mon-Fri/Sat am/Sun)
Saturday pm service withdrawn between Elephant & Embankment.

18.11.64
AW
11RT
5RT
5RT
 
NX
23RT
21RT
4RT

ABBEY WOOD - ELEPHANT (Sat pm/Sun) - EMBANKMENT (Mon-Fri/Sat am)
Sunday service withdrawn between Elephant & Embankment.

11.11.67
AW
11RT
6RT
6RT
 
NX
19RT
19RT
4RT

ABBEY WOOD - ELEPHANT (Sat/Sun) - EMBANKMENT (Mon-Fri/Sat early am)
Saturday service withdrawn between Elephant & Embankment except for early journeys for print workers

1968 entry
This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale
22.03.69
AW
11RT
5RT
8RM
 
NX
18RT
16RT
4RM

Sunday Routemaster operation introduced

30.01.71
AW
8RT
5RT
8RM
 
NX
16RT
16RM
4RM

ABBEY WOOD - ELEPHANT & CASTLE - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT via Westminster (Daily early jnys)
Daily service withdrawn between Elephant & Embankment except for early journeys.
Saturday Routemasters introduced at NX.

RM1582
RM1582 waits outside its home this Sunday while a low autumnal afternoon shadow creeps up the front just before heading back out to Blackfriars and the Embankment as AW5 on the 177. 
This route would succumb to OPO operation from both AW and NX in three months' time.... 
© Malcolm Allan
08.01.72
AW
6DMS
6DMS
4DMS
 
NX
14DMS
14DMS
8DMS

Converted to One Person Operation

06.01.73
AW
7DMS
3DMS
4DMS
 
NX
14DMS
14DMS
7DMS

THAMESMEAD Yarnton Way - ELEPHANT - EMBANKMENT (early jnys)
Extended from Abbey Wood to Thamesmead. (MS the Thamesmead section was localised to Woolwich)

17.11.73
AW
7DMS
7DMS
3DMS
 
NX
15DMS
14DMS
7DMS

THAMESMEAD Alsike Road - ELEPHANT - EMBANKMENT (early jnys)
Extended in Thamesmead to Alsike Road.

22.04.78
AW31+
7DMS
3DMS
4DMS
 
NX151+
14DMS
14DMS
7DMS

THAMESMEAD - ELEPHANT - Westminster Bridge - Whitehall - Trafalgar Square - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Blackfriars - and return (early journeys)
Embankment journeys re-routed at Westminster via Whitehall and Fleet Street.

27.09.80
AW31+
3DMS
3DMS
2DMS
 
NX151+
12DMS
12DMS
7DMS

ABBEY WOOD - Elephant - WATERLOO - or early journeys via Westminster - Fleet Street and Blackfriars Road and return via Elephant
Thamesmead section renumbered 178 - and extended from Elephant to Waterloo via Waterloo Road.

31.01.81
AW31+
3MD
3MD
2MD
 
NX151+
12DMS
13DMS
7DMS

Abbey Wood allocation converted to MD.

31.10.81
NX151+
12DMS
13DMS
7DMS
 
PD131+
3MD
3MD
2MD

Abbey Wood (AW) closes - allocation transferred to new Plumstead Garage (PD)

04.09.82
NX151+
4DMS
4DMS
--
 
PD131+
8MD
8MD
8MD

ABBEY WOOD (early jnys) - WOOLWICH ARSENAL STN - WATERLOO -or early journeys via Westminster - Fleet Street and Blackfriars Road and return via Elephant
Withdrawn between Woolwich Arsenal Station and Abbey Wood except for garage journeys to PD and early journeys to Abbey Wood.
Sunday NX allocation withdrawn.

22.11.82
NX151+
4DMS
4DMS
--
 
PD131+
8T
8T
8T

Commencement of gradual MD withdrawal and Titan introduction.

DMS750

DMS750 Elephant & Castle

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29.10.83
NX151+
4DMS
4DMS
--
 
PD131+
8T
8T
8T

ABBEY WOOD (early jnys) - WOOLWICH ARSENAL STN - WATERLOO - or early journeys via Westminster - Fleet Street and Blackfriars Road and return via Elephant
EXPRESS SERVICE: THAMESMEAD Bentham Road North - - Plumstead - Woolwich - - NON STOP via 177 to Elephant - Blackfriars - Fleet Street - Aldwych - Whitehall - Westminster - COUNTY HALL( Mon-Fri am peak. -> & pm <pm peak jny)
Mon-Fri peak express journeys introduced as above.

18.11.83
NX151+
4T
4T
--
 
PD131+
8T
8T
8T


Commencement of gradual DMS withdrawal and Titan introduction at New Cross (NX)

T1129

T1129 seen on an express journey

This image available on the
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02.06.84
NX161+
4T
4T
--
 
PD131+
8T
8T
8T


THAMESMEAD Bentham Road (Mon-Fri early jny) - ABBEY WOOD (early jnys) - WOOLWICH ARSENAL STN - WATERLOO - or early journeys via Westminster - Fleet Street and Blackfriars Road and return via Elephant
EXPRESS SERVICE: THAMESMEAD Bentham Road North - - Plumstead - Woolwich - - NON STOP via 177 to Elephant - Blackfriars - Fleet Street - Aldwych - Whitehall - Westminster - COUNTY HALL( Mon-Fri am peak. -> & pm <pm peak jny)
One Mon-Fri early journey extended from Abbey Wood to Thamesmead

27.10.84
NX161+
4T
4T
--
 
PD131+
10T
8T
7T

THAMESMEAD Bentham Road (Mon-Fri early jny) - ABBEY WOOD (early jnys) - PLUMSTEAD GARAGE - WATERLOO -or early journeys via Westminster - Fleet Street and Blackfriars Road and return via Elephant(early jnys)
EXPRESS SERVICE: THAMESMEAD Bentham Road North - - Plumstead - Woolwich - - NON STOP via 177 to Elephant - Blackfriars - Fleet Street - Aldwych - Whitehall - Westminster - COUNTY HALL( Mon-Fri am peak. -> & pm <pm peak jny)
Regular service extended to Plumstead Garage instead of just garage journeys

27.04.85
NX161+
4T
4T
--
 
PD131+
9T
8T
7T

THAMESMEAD Bentham Road (Mon-Fri early jny) - ABBEY WOOD (early jnys) - PLUMSTEAD GARAGE - WATERLOO -or early journeys via Westminster - Fleet Street and Blackfriars Road and return via Elephant
EXPRESS SERVICE: THAMESMEAD Bentham Road North - - Plumstead - Woolwich - - NON STOP via 177 to Elephant - Blackfriars - Fleet Street - Aldwych - Whitehall - Westminster - COUNTY HALL or VICTORIA Mon-Fri am peak. -> & pm <pm peak jny)
Certain Mon-Fri express journeys re-routed at Westminster via Route 11 to Victoria.

03.08.85
NX151+
12T
--
--
 
NX161+
--
8T
--
 
PD131+
4T
-
6T

ABBEY WOOD (early jnys) - PLUMSTEAD GARAGE (Sat/Sun)-WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri) WATERLOO - or early journeys via Westminster - Fleet Street and Blackfriars Road and return via Elephant
EXPRESS SERVICE: THAMESMEAD Bentham Road North - - Plumstead - Woolwich - - NON STOP via 177 to Elephant - Blackfriars - Fleet Street - Aldwych - Whitehall - Westminster - VICTORIA Mon-Fri am peak. -> & pm <pm peak jny)
Mon-Fri express journeys to County Hall withdrawn.
PD withdrawn on Saturday and restricted to Express journeys only Mon-Fri plus against the flow 177 journeys.
Thamesmead journey withdrawn.
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Woolwich and Plumstead apart from early journeys to Abbey Wood and garage journeys.

16.01.88
PD131+
12L
10L
6L
EXPRESS
PD151+
4L
--
--

PLUMSTEAD GARAGE - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
EXPRESS SERVICE: THAMESMEAD - VICTORIA M-Fri a.m. -> & p.m. <- pk jnys
Extended from Woolwich to Plumstead. Withdrawn between Elephant & Castle and Waterloo. Early journeys via Fleet Street withdrawn.
NX allocation withdrawn.

20.04.88
PD131+
12L
10L
6L
EXPRESS
PD151+
3L
--
--

The against the flow express journeys were used for a new 400 service linking Central London with Greenwich.

18.11.89
PD131+
8L
10L
7L
EXPRESS
PD151+
3L
--
--

PLUMSTEAD GARAGE - NEW CROSS GARAGE (evgs,Sat early am - Sun before 1130) - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
EXPRESS SERVICE: THAMESMEAD - VICTORIA M-Fri a.m. -> & p.m. <- pk jnys

02.01.93
PD131+
7L
10L
7L

PLUMSTEAD GARAGE - NEW CROSS GARAGE (evgs,Sat early am - Sun before 1130) - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
EXPRESS SERVICE withdrawn.

12.03.94
PD131+
6L
9L
7L

PLUMSTEAD GARAGE - Woolwich - Greenwich - New Cross - PECKHAM
Withdrawn between New Cross and Elephant & Castle - diverted instead to Peckham.

06.09.94
PD131+
6L
9L
7L
selkent logo Cotract assigned to
Stagecoach Selkent
l105

L105 Odeon roundabout Woolwich

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02.03.96
PD131+
14DAL
14DAL
12DAL

PECKHAM Bus Station -Plumstead High Street - Church Manorway - Blithdale Road - Basildon Road - Eynsham Drive - Finchley Road - Church Manorway - Sewell Road - Thamesmead - Yarnton Way - Alsike Road - ABBEY WOOD STATION
Extended from Plumstead to Abbey Wood BR Station via withdrawn section of Route 380 and converted to single deck operation.

612

Dart 612 unknown location

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Scanned from leaflet dated 30  May 1998

23.01.99
PD131+
14VN
14VN
12VN

PECKHAM - THAMESMEAD Safeway Superstore
Rerouted at Plumstead High Street via Basildon Road - Eynsham Drive - Harrow Manorway - Crossway - to THAMESMEAD Safeway Superstore. Withdrawn section replaced by revised 469
Converted to double deck operation - usually VN type

VN323

VN323 Peckham Bus Station

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31.05.03
PD131+
17TA
17TA
16TA

Contract renewal with new buses.

17118

Trident 17118 seen at Romney Road Greenwich with an Arriva Enviro close behind

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31.05.08
PD131+
18sc
19sc
16sc

Contract renewal

15073

15073 Woolwich Arsenal

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01.06.13
PD131+
18sc
19sc
16sc

Contract renewal for 5 years

19752

19752 waits at the Thamesmead stand

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30.05.15
PD131+
18EH
20EH
17EH

Contract renewal with new hybrid Enviros

177 times

Operating Garages

NX New Cross
Changeover point outside garage

AW Abbey Wood
Changeover point outside garage

PD Plumstead
Changeover point outside garage

Current stands and turning points

Tender specs