Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
29.04.36
TC
18ST
15ST
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CAMDEN TOWN  -  Albany Street  -  Gt Portland Street  -  Oxford Circus - Charing Cross - Westminster - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Pond -  Purley Way  -  CROYDON AIRPORT ( Mon-Sat )
New Route

05.01.38
AK
20LT
17LT
--
TC
--
17LT
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CAMDEN TOWN  -  Albany Street  -  Gt Portland Street  -  Oxford Circus - Charing Cross - Westminster - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Pond -  St James's Road  -  Lower Addiscombe Road  -  ADDISCOMBE Black Horse ( Mon-Sat )
Diverted at Thornton Heath Pond to Addiscombe to replace withdrawn 133A ( Liverpool Street & Addiscombe )
Croydon Airport section replaced by Revised 115.
Mon-Fri allocation moved from Croydon (TC) to Streatham (AK)

13.12.39
AK
--
5STL
--
Q
15STL
13STL
--

Mon-Fri AK allocation withdrawn
Mon-Sat Camberwell (Q) introduced
Saturday only Croydon (TC)  withdrawn

15.05.40
Q
15STL
18STL
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Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn

28.10.42
Q
16STL
18STL
--
TC
10STL
--
--

Mon-Fri Croydon (TC) allocation introduced

27.10.43
Q
16ST
11ST
--
TC
9ST
8ST
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Saturday Croydon (TC) reintroduced

25.10.44
Q
20STL
5ST
18STL
--

Croydon (TC)allocation withdrawn

02.05.45
AK
--
6STL
--
Q
19STL
6ST
12STL
--

Saturday only Streatham (AK) reintroduced

59a map

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

12.11.47
AK
--
6STL
--
Q
29STL
15STL
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WEST HAMPSTEAD STATION - St Johns Wood - Lords  -  Park Road  -  Baker Street - Wigmore Street  -  Cavendish Square - Oxford Circus - Charing Cross - Westminster - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton - Streatham - Norbury - Thornton Heath Pond - ADDISCOMBE Black Horse ( Mon-Sat )
Diverted at Oxford Circus to West Hampstead instead of Camden Town

02.05.51
AK
--
8RT
--
Q
35RTL
14RTL
--

STL type replaced by RT

16.10.57
BN
--
6RT
--
Q
25RTL
13RTL
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WEST HAMPSTEAD - STREATHAM GARAGE (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks) - ADDISCOMBE Black Horse (Sats)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Streatham Garage and Addiscombe except for peaks to TH Garage.
Saturday only Streatham (AK) transferred to Brixton (BN).

59A TIMES
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
Q
25RTL
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WEST HAMPSTEAD STATION - St Johns Wood - Lisson Grove  - Rossmore Road  -  Baker Street - Wigmore Street  -  Cavendish Square - Oxford Circus - Charing Cross - Westminster - Lambeth Bridge - Kennington - Brixton -  STREATHAM COMMON Greyhound (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Diverted at St Johns Wood via Rossmore Road instead of St Johns Wood Road

Mon-Fri withdrawn between TH Garage and Addiscombe
Saturday Route withdrawn.

08.06.60
Q
25RTL
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WEST HAMPSTEAD   -   Charing Cross - Westminster - Lambeth Bridge - Albert Embankment - Vauxhall - Kennington - Brixton -STREATHAM COMMON Greyhound (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Diverted at Lambeth Bridge via Vauxhall.

07.06.61
Q
25RTL
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--

WEST HAMPSTEAD LT STN  -  STREATHAM COMMON Voss Court ( Mon-Fri )  -  THORNTON HEATH GARAGE ( Mon-Fri peaks )
Extended from Greyhound to Voss Court

14.08.63
Q
31RTL
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--

WEST HAMPSTEAD - STREATHAM GARAGE (Mon-Fri)
Withdrawn between Streatham Garage and Thornton Heath Garage.

RTL725

RTL725 Trafalgar Square

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection


16.05.66
Q
26RT
--
--

Type change as above

RT1321

RT1321 Brixton

This image available with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

31.10.70
Q
5RT
--
--

CHARING CROSS (am peak) - MILLBANK (pm peak) - STREATHAM HILL Telford Avenue (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between West Hampstead and Charing Cross and Telford Avenue and Streatham Garage
Reduced to peaks only

59A times
Scanned from Jan 1971 Red Book
02.01.71
Q
5RM
--
--

Converted to Routemaster operation

11.03.72
Route withdrawn.

59a fares

Operating Garages

AK Streatham
Changeover point outside garage

BN Brixton
Changeover point outside garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Kennington Church

Garage journeys left line of route at Brixton then in service via Route 35 to Camberwell Green
or left line of route at Kennington via service via Route 36 to Camberwell Station Road