Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
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

2003 allocation
Taken from 2003 allocation book
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

why2

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

hov1

This Optare HOV1 was unique, was introduced in 2007 , later transferred to Quality Line at Epsom

© Lawrence Living

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

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Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
24.01.15
Q161+
11WHY
9WHY
9WHY

ELEPHANT & CASTLE  -  ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Contract extended for two years

23.01.17
Q161+
11WHY
9WHY
9WHY

Contract renewal

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

 

 

341 times 360 live stands Tender Specs  

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 19.07.17