Route History

11.10.50
CF
6SRT
7SRT
--
 
J
5RT
--
--

TUFNELL PARK Hotel - Brecknock Road - York Way - Kings Cross - Euston - Russell Square - Holborn - Kingsway - Aldwych - WATERLOO (Monday-Saturday)
NEW ROUTE: This replaced Route 239

10.07.51
CF
20RTL
12RTL
--
 
J
4RT
--
--
 
Q
21RTL
20RTL
11RTL

TUFNELL PARK Hotel,(Monday-Saturday) Brecknock Road - York Way - Kings Cross - Euston - Russell Square - Holborn - Kingsway - Aldwych - WATERLOO (Sunday) -  Elephant & Castle - Camberwell Green - Herne Hill - West Norwood - Upper Norwood - NORWOOD JUNCTION
Extended daily from Waterloo to Norwood Junction replacing withdrawn 68A.
Sunday service introduced Waterloo to Norwood Junction.
Q allocation added.

1953 times
Scanned from October 1953 Red Book
10.01.54
CF
20RTL
12RTL
--
 
J
4RT
--
--
 
N
--
--
6RT
 
Q
20RTL
20RTL
6RTL

N allocation added on Sundays

17.03.54
CF
20RTL
12RTL
--
 
N
--
--
6RT
 
Q
25RTL
20RTL
6RTL

J allocation withdrawn.

01.05.57
CF
19RTL
10RTL
--
 
Q
24RTL
19RTL
11RTL

N allocation withdrawn.

16.10.57
CF
19RTL
10RTL
--
 
N
--
--
6RT
 
Q
24RTL
19RTL
5RTL

N allocation re-introduced.

26.11.58
CF
17RTL
7RTL
--
 
Q
22RTL
11RTL
 

TUFNELL PARK - NORWOOD JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday)
Sunday service withdrawn - partly replaced by extending service 40 from Camberwell Green to Norwood Junction on that day.

14.08.63
CF
--
7RTL
--
 
HT
14RTL
--
--
 
Q
19RTL
10RTL
--

Monday-Friday CF allocation transferred to HT.

RTL686

RTL 686 on a short working

 

29.01.64
HT
14RTL
3RTL
--
 
Q
19RTL
15RTL
 

Saturday only CF allocation withdrawn.
Saturday HT introduced.

01.07.64
HT
14RTL
6RTL
--
 
Q
19RTL
14RTL
 

This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book and is available for sale as a pdf document
03.10.65
HT
14RTL
--
--
 
Q
19RTL
16RTL
 

Saturday HT withdrawn.

16.05.66
HT
14RT
--
--
 
Q
19RTL
16RTL
 

HT allocation converted from RTL to RT.

RT1058

RT1058 Norwood Junction

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27.03.71
Q
19RM
11RM
--

EUSTON - NORWOOD JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday)
Withdrawn between Euston and Tufnell Park - this section replaced by   new 239  Tufnell Park and Waterloo.

05.01.74
N91+
7RM
5RM
3RM

BRIXTON STATION - Effra Road - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - Norwood - Upper Norwood - NORWOOD JUNCTION
Diverted at Herne Hill to Brixton via Route 3. Withdrawn section covered by strengthened 68.
Q allocation transferred to N

London Bus Routes: Route 196: Elephant & Castle - Norwood Junction &emdash; Route 196, London Transport, RM2094, ALM94B, Norwood 

RM2094 seen at Upper Norwood

© Eamonn Kentell

25.04.81
SW211+
7RM
5RM
3RM

NORWOOD JUNCTION - BRIXTON - STOCKWELL STATION ( garage journeys )
N allocation transferred to SW.

07.09.82
Q21+
6T
7T
5T

NORWOOD JUNCTION - BRIXTON - CAMBERWELL GREEN ( garage journeys )
Converted to One Man Operation and transferred from SW to Q

27.04.85
N121+
6M
4M
3M

Q allocation transferred to N

03.08.85
N121+
11M
4M
3M

NORWOOD JUNCTION - BRIXTON STN - KENNINGTON (Monday-Friday peaks) - Westminster - Trafalgar Square - Aldwych - Kingsway - Bloomsbury - Rosebery Avenue - ISLINGTON GREEEN (Monday-Friday early am jnys)
Monday-Friday peaks extended from Brixton to Kennington and further extended early morning journeys to Islington Green replacing part of withdrawn 172.

07.02.87
Cityrama
dd
dd
dd
cityrama Operation transferred to Cityrama

cityrama

Cityrama DM at Norwood Junction

© John Parkin

 

London Bus Routes: Route 196: Elephant & Castle - Norwood Junction &emdash; Route 196, Cityrama, SW8, E963PME 

E963PME  seen in Brixton

© Mark Pitman


28.10.89
L & C
AN
AN
AN
l & c Contract reassigned

Operation transferred to London & Country

London Bus Routes: Route 196: Elephant & Castle - Norwood Junction &emdash; Route 196, London Country, AN124, UPK124S 

AN124 seen in Brixton

© Clive A Brown

28.04.90
SW71+
10D
5VC
4VC
london & general logo Contract reassigned

D2644

D2644 First day of operation at Stockwell

© John Parkin

24.10.92
SW71+
7VC
5VC
4VC

BRIXTON STATION - NORWOOD JUNCTION
Withdrawn between Brixton to Islington.
The early morning journeys replaced by new 3B which was derived from the 196 allocation.

30.08.97
Q171+
8T
5T
3T
london central logo Contract reassigned to London Central

Contract reassigned to London Central (Q and VC replaced by Leyland Titan.

T941

 

 

Leyland Titan T941 Norwood Junction

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10.04.99
SW71+
7VC
5VC
3VC
lg logo Contract reassigend

Contract transferred with the Go-Ahead group to London General (SW) and Volvos replace Titans.

vc18

 

 

VC18 with cherished plate WLT818 - at Norwood Junction

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05.05.01
BC41+
8TA
8TA
5TA
connex logo Contract reassigned
196 MAP
Scanned from 2001 leaflet informing of new operator
TA32

 

 

TA32 Norwood Junction

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26.02.04
BC41+
8TA
8TA
5TA
travel london Contract novated to Travel London

London Bus Routes: Route 196: Elephant & Castle - Norwood Junction &emdash; Route 196, Travel London, TA8, V308KGW, West Norwood 

TA8 West Norwood

© John Delaney

 

30.04.05
BC41+
13TA
12TA
7TA

NORWOOD JUNCTION - Brixton - Stockwell - Landsowne Way - Wandsworth Road - Vauxhall - Kennington Lane - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Daily extended via withdrawn section of Route 322 from Brixton to Elephant & Castle.

06.05.06
SW191+
13E
12E
7E
lg logo New contract awarded to London General (SW) operated by new Trident Enviro 400's
E4

 

 

A  late running E4 seen at Dulwich Road

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London Bus Routes: Route 196: Elephant & Castle - Norwood Junction &emdash; Route 196, London General, PVL203, X503EGK, Norwood Junction 

PVL 203 at Norwood Junction stand

© Robert Mighton

07.05.11
SW191+
14E
12E
7E
Contract renewal

London Bus Routes: Route 196: Elephant & Castle - Norwood Junction &emdash; Route 196, Go Ahead London, WVL125, LX53AZU, Brixton 

WVL123 seen in Brixton is brought out to assist

© Lawrence Living


07.05.16
SW191+
16E
15E
9E

Contract extended for two years

E14

E14 at the Stockwell junction

© Ian Armstrong

05.05.18
WL501+
14EH
14EH
9EH
LOGO Contract reassigned to Abeliio

ELEPHANT & CASTLE  -  NORWOOD JUNCTION
Contract awarded to Abellio working from Walworth (WL)

The Newer Norwood. 

First day of service sees Abellio 2607 outside the familar flats at
Norwood Junction

© London Buses 1503


196 map
Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

 

Operating Garages

J Holloway
Changeover point York Way - Kings Cross

HT Highgate
Changeover point York Way - Kings Cross

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point York Way - Kings Cross

SW Stockwell
Changeover point STOCKWELL Binfield Road / Landsdowne Way

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Kennington Church

N Norwood
Changeover point Norwood Garage

BC Beddington
Changeover point Norwood Junction

WL Walworth
Changeover point Elephant & Castle ?

196 TIMES 196 live 196stands Tender Specs 196 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Saturday, 05.05.18