Route History

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25.01.03
Q161+
11LDP
11LDP
10LDP
LC LOGO New Service

ELEPHANT & CASTLE  -  SOUTH KENSINGTON Prince Consort Road
ELEPHANT & CASTLE Southwark Bridge Road stand - Gaunt Street - Newington Causeway - Elephant And Castle - St George's Road - Lambeth Road - Kennington Road - Black Prince Road - Albert Embankment - Kennington Lane - South Lambeth Road - Parry Street - - Bridgefoot - Vauxhall Bridge - Bessborough Gardens - Vauxhall Bridge Road - Drummond Gate - Bessborough Street - Lupus Street - Grosvenor Road - Chelsea Embankment - Bus Turning Circle - Chelsea Embankment - Chelsea Bridge Road - Lower Sloane Street - Sloane Square - King's Road - Cadogan Gardens - Draycott Place - Sloane Avenue - Pelham Street,
South Kensington Station - Harrington Road - Queens Gate - SOUTH KENSINGTON Prince Consort Road

Towards Elephant & Castle:
SOUTH KENSINGTON Prince Consort Road - Exhibition Road - Kensington Gore - Royal Albert Hall - Queens Gate - Harrington Road - South Kensington Station - Pelham Street - Sloane Avenue - Draycott Place - Cadogan Gardens - Symons Street - Sloane Square - Lower Sloane Street - Chelsea Bridge Road - Grosvenor Road - Lupus Street - Bessborough Street - Drummond Gate - Vauxhall Bridge Road - Bessborough Gardens - Vauxhall Bridge Road - Vauxhall Bridge - Bridgefoot - Parry Street - Wandsworth Road - Albert Embankment - Black Prince Road - Kennington Road - Lambeth Road - St George's Road - Westminster Bridge Road - St George's Circus - London Road - Elephant And Castle - Newington Causeway - Southwark Bridge Road stand

15.11.03
Q161+
10LDP
9LDP
10LDP

Reduced running time thus less buses needed

ldp65

LDP65 at Pimlico Station with route branding but lack of company logo

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

05.12.04
Q161+
10LDP
9LDP
10LDP

Diverted at Vauxhall in both directions via new Vauxhall Bus Station

08.02.06
Q161+
10WHY/LDP
9WHY/LDP
10WHY/LDP

Introduction of new Wright Electric hybrid class "WHY" along side the LDP

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WHY2 by the Imperial War Museum at Lambeth

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

29.03.08
Q161+
11WHY/LDP
10WHY/LDP
10WHY/LDP

Rerouted northbound at South Kensington via Cromwell Road - Exhibition Road - Kensington Gore - Queens Gate - Prince Consort Road and then return direct via Exhibition Road. Western terminal now shown as ROYAL ALBERT HALL and not SOUTH KENSINGTON Museums

16.08.09
Q161+
11WHY/LDP
10WHY/LDP
10WHY/LDP

Rerouted southbound at South Kensington via Thurloe Place instead of Thurloe Street

23.01.10
Q161+
11WHY/LDP
9WHY/LDP
9WHY/LDP

Contract renewal - revised schedule and PVR

12.06.10
Q161+
11WHY/LDP
9WHY/LDP
9WHY/LDP

Rerouted in Kensington southbound - when leaving stand at Prince Consort Road buses turn left into Exhibition Road instead of right - Kensington Gore - Queens Gate - Cromwell Road - Cromwell Gardens - Thurloe Place and line of route

18.12.10
Q161+
11WHY/LDP
9WHY/LDP
9WHY/LDP

Reverted to Exhibition Road routeing

13.06.11
Q161+
11WHY/LDP
9WHY/LDP
9WHY/LDP

Rerouted at South Kensington ( again ) via Harrington Road - and Queens Gate while Exhibition Road closed

07.09.11
Q161+
11WHY
9WHY
9WHY

Allocation became all WHY with occasional appearances of Enviro type (SE)


05.12.11
Q161+
11WHY
9WHY
9WHY

Towards Kensington - Royal Albert Hall: Newington Causeway - Elephant And Castle - St George's Road - Lambeth Road - Kennington Road - Black Prince Road - Albert Embankment - Kennington Lane - South Lambeth Road - Parry Street - Vauxhall Bus Station - Bridgefoot - Vauxhall Bridge - Bessborough Gardens - Vauxhall Bridge Road - Drummond Gate - Bessborough Street - Lupus Street - Grosvenor Road - Chelsea Embankment - Bus Turning Circle - Chelsea Embankment - Chelsea Bridge Road - Lower Sloane Street - Sloane Square - King's Road - Cadogan Gardens - Draycott Place - Sloane Avenue - Pelham Street - Cromwell Place - Thurloe Place - Exhibition Road - Kensington Gore - Queen's Gate - Prince Consort Road.

Towards Elephant & Castle: Prince Consort Road - Exhibition Road - Thurloe Place - Cromwell Place - Pelham Street - Sloane Avenue - Draycott Place - Cadogan Gardens - Symons Street - Sloane Square - Lower Sloane Street - Chelsea Bridge Road - Grosvenor Road - Lupus Street - Bessborough Street - Drummond Gate - Vauxhall Bridge Road - Bessborough Gardens - Vauxhall Bridge Road - Vauxhall Bridge - Bridgefoot - Vauxhall Bus Station - Parry Street - Wandsworth Road - Albert Embankment - Black Prince Road - Kennington Road - Lambeth Road - St George's Road - Westminster Bridge Road - St George's Circus - London Road - Elephant And Castle - Newington Causeway.
Rerouted in both directions at South Kensington - thus routeing now as above

360

Extracted from Map 35 drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

24.01.15
Q161+
11WHY
9WHY
9WHY

Contract extended for two years

360 times

Operating Garage

Q Camberwell
Crew changeover point at Elephant & Castle stand

Comment
The low bridge in Black Prince Road prevents this route being double deck

Stands and turning points