Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AK
25LT
25LT
19LT
 
U
14LT
16LT
17LT

FOREST GATE GARAGE - Green Street - Barking Road - Canning Town - Poplar  - Limehouse - Commercial Road - Aldgate - Fenchurch Street - London Bridge - Borough - Elephant & Castle - Kennington - Stockwell - Clapham Common - Clapham South - Cavendish Road - Poynders Road - Streatham Hill - Streatham - Streatham Vale - Greyhound Terrace - Rowan Road - MITCHAM COMMON Manor Road

17.04.35
AK
25LT
25LT
25LT
 
U
14LT
16LT
20LT

WANSTEAD George ( Suns ) - Wanstead Flats - Blake Hall Road - Romford Road - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - MITCHAM COMMON ( Daily )
Sunday extended for summer months from Forest Gate Garage to Wanstead via Route 40

05.06.35
AK
25LT
25LT
25LT
 
U
14LT
15LT+
20LT
      3TD/100  

WANSTEAD George ( Sat pm/Suns ) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - MITCHAM COMMON ( Daily )
Sat pm extended for summer months from Forest Gate Garage to Wanstead via Route 40

02.10.35
AK
25LT
25LT
19LT
 
U
14LT
16LT
17LT

FOREST GATE GARAGE - MITCHAM COMMON
Suspended for winter months between Forest Gate Garage and Wanstead

08.04.36
AK
25LT
25LT
14LT
 
AL
--
--
11LT
 
U
14LT
16LT
20LT

WANSTEAD George ( Suns ) - Wanstead Flats - Blake Hall Road - Romford Road - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - MITCHAM COMMON ( Daily )
Sunday extended for summer months from Forest Gate Garage to Wanstead via Route 40
Sunday only Merton (AL) introduced

03.05.36
AK
25LT
25LT
25LT
 
U
14LT
16LT
20LT

Sunday only Merton (AL) withdrawn

27.05.36
AK
25LT
25LT
25LT
 
U
14LT
15LT+
20LT
      3TD/100  

WANSTEAD George ( Sat pm/Suns ) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - MITCHAM COMMON ( Daily )
Sat pm extended for summer months from Forest Gate Garage to Wanstead via Route 40

07.10.36
AK
25LT
24LT
19LT
 
U
14LT
16LT
18LT

FOREST GATE GARAGE - MITCHAM COMMON
Suspended for winter months between Forest Gate Garage and Wanstead

18.11.36
AK
9LT
8LT
--
 
Q
11STL
10STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
16LT
22LT

FOREST GATE GARAGE - Clapham Common - Nightingale Lane - Wandsworth Common - Burntwood Lane - Plough Lane - Haydons Road - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Kingston Road - RAYNES PARK Junction Tavern ( Suns )
Diverted at Clapham Common to South Wimbledon ( Mon-Sat ) and Raynes Park ( Suns ) - withdrawn section between Clapham South and Mitcham Common replced by new 118
Daily Camberwell (Q) allocation introduced
Sunday Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn

09.12.36
AK
9LT
8LT
--
 
G
--
16STL
--
 
Q
11STL
10STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
--
22LT

Saturday Upton Park (U) allocation replaced by Saturday only Forest Gate (G)

24.03.37
AL
9LT
8LT
--
 
G
--
16STL
--
 
Q
11STL
10STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
--
28LT

WANSTEAD George ( Suns ) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Sunday extended from Forest Gate Garage to Wanstead for summer months
Mon-Sat Streatham (AK) allocation replaced by Merton (AL)

28.05.37
AL
9LT
10LT
--
 
G
--
17STL
--
 
Q
11STL
10STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
--
28LT

WANSTEAD George ( Sat pm / Suns ) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Sat pm extended from Forest Gate Garage to Wanstead for summer months

08.09.37 AH
9LT
--
--
AL
--
10STL
--
 
G
--
17STL
--
 
Q
11STL
10STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
--
28LT

Mon-Fri Merton (AL) allocation replaced by Nunhead (AH)

06.10.37 AH
9LT
--
--
AL
--
8STL
--
G
--
13STL
--
 
Q
11STL
10STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
--
22LT

FOREST GATE GARAGE - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Suspended for winter months between Forest Gate Garage and Wanstead

04.05.38
AH
12LT
--
--
AL
--
10STL
--
 
G
--
12STL
--
 
Q
8STL
8STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
--
28LT

WANSTEAD George ( Sat pm / Suns ) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Sat pm and Suns extended from Forest Gate Garage to Wanstead for summer months

12.10.38 AH
12LT
--
--
AL
--
11STL
--
G
--
12STL
--
 
Q
8STL
8STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
--
22LT

FOREST GATE GARAGE - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Suspended for winter months between Forest Gate Garage and Wanstead

03.05.39
AH
12LT
--
--
AL
--
4STL
--
 
G
--
12STL
--
 
Q
8STL
14STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
--
28LT

WANSTEAD George ( Sat pm / Suns ) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Sat pm and Suns extended from Forest Gate Garage to Wanstead for summer months

07.06.39
AH
12LT
--
--
AL
--
4STL
--
 
Q
8STL
14STL
10STL
 
U
14LT
12LT
28LT

Saturday only Forest Gate (G) replaced by Upton Park (U)

29.11.39
Q
9STL
10STL
9STL
 
U
10LT
9LT
10LT

WANSTEAD ( except evenings ) - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town ( evenings ) - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Daily extended from Forest Gate Garage to Wanstead except evenings
Withdrawn evenings between Clapham Common and Wanstead
Nunhead (AH) and Merton (AL) allocations withdrawn

20.03.40
Q
9STL
10STL
9STL
 
U
10LT
9LT
10LT

WANSTEAD ( Mon-Sat except evenings / Suns) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Fri evgs / Sat )- CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town ( Mon-Fri evenings ) - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Reinstated Sat evenings between Clapham Common and Forest Gate
Reinstated Sun evenings between Clapham Common and Wanstead

15.05.40
Q
8STL
10STL+
9STL
      1STL/40  
 
U
8LT
8LT
11LT

WANSTEAD ( Suns) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) -- SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Forest Gate Garage and Wanstead - this section replaced by reinstated Route 40
Mon-Fri evenings reinstated between Clapham Common and Forest Gate

24.11.40
Q
9STL
10STL
9STL
 
U
10LT
9LT
10LT

FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings)- CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town ( evenings ) - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Sunday withdrawn between Forest Gate and Wanstead
Evenings withdrawn between Clapham Common and Forest Gate

02.04.41
Q
8STL
8STL
9STL
 
U
8LT
8LT
11LT

WANSTEAD ( Sun except evenings) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings) -- CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town ( evenings ) SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Sunday except evenings extended from Forest Gate to Wanstead

25.06.41
Q
8STL
8STL
9STL
 
U
8LT
8LT
11LT

WANSTEAD ( Sun except evenings) - FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) -- CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town ( Sunday evenings ) SOUTH WIMBLEDON ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Mon-Sat evenings reinstated between Clapham Common and Forest Gate

29.10.41
Q
8STL
8STL
8STL
 
U
8LT
8LT
8LT

FOREST GATE GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings)- CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town ( evenings ) - SOUTH WIMBLEDON STN ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Sunday withdrawn between Forest Gate and Wanstead
Evenings withdrawn between Clapham Common and Forest Gate

04.02.42
Q
--
--
7STL

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - RAYNES PARK ( Suns )
Mon-Sat service withdrawn
Sunday service withdrawn between Clapham Common and Forest Gate Garage
Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn

Extracted from June 1946 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

13.04.49
AL
--
4D
--
 
Q
--
5STL
6STL

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - RAYNES PARK ( Suns ) - New Malden - WORCESTER PARK STN ( Sat )
Sat service introduced to replace withdrawn Route 5A - worked by Merton (AL) and Camberwell (Q)

26.10.49
AL
--
4D
--
 
Q
--
4SRT
5SRT

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - RAYNES PARK ( Sat / Suns )
Withdrawn between Raynes Park and Worcester Park
SRT type introduced

Taken from 1950 allocation book which is available from the sales list in pdf form

11.10.50
AL
--
4STL
--
 
Q
--
4SRT
5RTL

5 times
Scanned from October 1950 Red Book

07.01.51
Withdrawn - replaced by New Route 189A

Garages

G Forest Gate
Changeover point at garage

U Upton Park
Changeover point not known

AH Nunhead
Changeover point not known

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Denmark Hill - Camberwell Green

AK Streatham
Changeover point outside garage

AL Merton
Changeover point Haydons Road

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