Route History

Fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
N
41ST
39ST
31ST
 
W
9LT
10LT
15LT

NORTH FINCHLEY  Swan & Pyramids - Ballards Lane - Finchley Central - Finchley Memorial - Golders Green - Childs Hill - Finchley Road Stn - Swiss Cottage - St John's Wood - Lords - Baker Street - Marble Arch - Hyde Park Corner - Victoria - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton - Railton Road- Herne Hill - Tulse Hill Stn - West Norwood - Elder Road - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service GOLDERS GREEN - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale

04.01.39
N
41ST
45ST
29ST
 
W
14STL
15STL
18STL

ARNOS GROVE STATION ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - Oakleigh Road - Whetstone - NORTH FINCHLEY - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service GOLDERS GREEN - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Mon-Sat peaks extended from North Finchley to Arnos Grove

25.10.39
N
21LT
21LT
24LT
 
W
20STL
21STL
11STL

ARNOS GROVE STN ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - NORTH FINCHLEY ( Suns ) - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service GOLDERS GREEN - VICTORIA COACH STATION
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Golders Green and North Finchley except for peak service to Arnos Grove
Additional service between Golders Green and Rosendale withdrawn but Golders Green to Victoria Coach Station introduced

20.03.40
N
21LT
21LT
17LT
 
W
20STL
20STL
18STL

ARNOS GROVE STN ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - NORTH FINCHLEY ( Suns ) - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service GOLDERS GREEN - VICTORIA COACH STATION  ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday additional service between Golders Green and Victoria Coach Station cut back to Victoria Station forecourt

15.05.40
N
18LT
17LT
17LT
 
W
24STL
24STL
18STL

ARNOS GROVE STN ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - NORTH FINCHLEY ( Suns ) - GOLDERS GREEN STN ( Mon-Sat ) - CRYSTAL PALACE
Additional service between Golders Green and Victoria Coach Station cut back to Victoria Station forecourt

13.11.40
N
17LT
16LT
13LT
 
W
23STL
24STL
18STL

ARNOS GROVE STN ( Mon-Sat peaks ) -- GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday withdrawn between Golders Green and North Finchleyforecourt

13.02.46
N
19STL+
19STL
23STL
    7STL/68    
 
W
21STL
19STL+
24STL
      1STL/60  

-GOLDERS GREEN STN - CRYSTAL PALACE
Mon-Sat peak extension from Golders Green to Arnos Grove withdrawn - partly replaced by New Route 251A ( Arnos Grove & North Finchley )

17.10.51
N
33RT
27RT
22RT
 
W
21RT
20RT
24RT

Route converted to RT type - prior to this had been a few workings Mon-Sat and Sunday

map
Scanned from the Greater London Bus Map historical series

This superb image of 2 RT type on Coronation day at Golders Green - note the slip board showing Baker Street which is odd given that it would be on the blind

Photographer unknown


06.01.54
SW
35RTL
31RTL
26RTL
 
W
17RT
16RT
20RT

Norwood (N) allocation transferred to Stockwell (SW)

2 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
RM1

 

RM1 shown when first entered service - note the different style radiator

This image available on the
Nostalgia 1 CD

 


13.05.59
SW
11RTL
4RTL
25RTL
 
W
7RM/11RT
7RM/11RT
6RM


RM type introduced at Cricklewood
.

RTL1254

RTL1254 parked at Crystal Palace Parade - the driver posing in his summer issue uniform

This image available on the
RTL CD

11.11.59
SW
11RTL
4RTL
25RTL
 
W
16RT
16RT
8RT

RM type transferred to Poplar in conjunction with the trolleybus replacement program

02.01.62
SW
17RTL
6RTL
22RTL
 
W
6RT/11RT/
5RT/11RTL
10RTL

CRYSTAL PALACE - Elders Road - West Norwood - Herne Hill - Atlantic Road - Brixton - Stockwell - Vauxhall - Victoria - Hyde Park Corner - Marble Arch - Baker Street - Finchley Road - Swiss Cottage - Childs Hill - Golders Green - Finchley Central - NORTH FINCHLEY
Extended from Golders Green to North Finchley as part of the trolleybus replacement program (645,660)

29.01.64
SW
17RTL
6RTL
21RTL
 
W
18RTL
17RM
9RM

RM introduced weekends at W (spare from 16)

RTL1341

RTL1341 is waiting at the sidecourt of Golders Green

This image available on the
RTL CD

01.06.66
SW
11RTL
6RTL
20RM
 
W
18RTL
17RM
9RM

RM introduced at Stockwell on Suns

31.12.66
SW
12RTL
8RTL
15RM
 
W
13RTL
15RTL
8RM

Saturday W allocation reverted to RTL type

14.06.67
SW
12RM
8RM
15RM
 
W
12RM
15RM
8RM

Routemasters introduced daily.
13.06.70
SW
20RM
17RM
9RM

GOLDERS GREEN STN - NORWOOD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Golders Green & North Finchley - replaced by new 26
Withdrawn between Norwood Garage & Crystal Palace - replaced by 2B
Cricklewood (W) allocation withdrawn.

02.01.71
GM
--
--
6RM
 
SW
20RM
17RM
6RM

Sunday Victoria (GM) introduced.

08.01.72
GM
--
--
6RM
 
SW
20RM
17RM
6RM

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri except midday/Sat/Sun) - BAKER STREET STN (Monday-Friday midday) - NORWOOD GARAGE
Mon-Fri withdrawn between peaks between Baker Street and Golders Green.

05.01.74
GM
--
--
6RM
 
SW
20RM
19RM
10RM

GOLDERS GREEN STATION - NORWOOD GARAGE
Extended from Baker Street to Golders Green at all times.

27.06.76
GM
--
--
7RM
 
SW
20RM
19RM
1RM/11RML


RML type introduced on Sunday spare from37

28.10.78
N41+
--
--
9RM
 
SW161+
16RM
12RM
--

GOLDERS GREEN (Mon-Fri/Sun) - SWISS COTTAGE (Sats) - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Saturday withdrawn between Swiss Cottage and Golders Green.
Daily diverted at West Norwood to 'Rosendale'.
(GM) allocation withdrawn. Sunday only N introduced. Sunday SW withdrawn.

25.04.81
SW161+
16RM
12RM
9RM

Sunday only N allocation withdrawn.

RM1051

 

RM1051 Wilton Road

This image available on the
Routemaster CD

 

 

04.09.82
SW161+
8RM
7RM
6RM

BAKER STREET STN - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Withdrawn between Baker Street and Golders Green.

25.06.83
SW161+
8RM
7RM
7RM

THE ZOO (Summer Sundays) Prince Albert Road - Park Road - BAKER STREET (Monday-Saturday) - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Summer Sunday extended from Baker Street Stn to The Zoo.

27.10.84
GM41+
5RM
--
--
 
SW161+
4RM
7RM
6RM

Monday-Friday GM allocation introduced.

27.04.85
SW161+
9RM
7RM
7RM

Monday-Friday only GM allocation withdrawn.

18.05.85
SW161+
8RM
7RM
7RM

Sunday rerouted at Baker Street towards The Zoo via Albany Street instead of via Lords.

02.11.85
SW161+
9RM
7RM
6RM

BAKER STREET - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
The Zoo journeys withdrawn for good

21.06.86
N41+
5M
7M
4M

VICTORIA (Monday-Saturday except evenings) - STOCKWELL STN (Monday-Saturday evenings/Sun) - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Converted to One Person Operation and transferred to Norwood (N

07.02.87
N41+
6L
7L
4L

M type converted to L type.

21.11.87
N41+
5L
7L
--

VICTORIA (Monday-Saturday except evenings) - STOCKWELL STN (Monday-Saturday evenings) - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale
Sunday Route withdrawn.

27.02.88
N41+
5L
7L
--

VICTORIA (Monday-Friday except evenings) - STOCKWELL STATION (Monday-Friday evenings/Saturday except evenings) - WEST NORWOOD Rosendale (Monday-Friday/Sat except evenings)
Saturday withdrawn Stockwell to Victoria and further withdrawn altogether Saturday evenings.

21.07.90
N41+
5L/M
7L/M
--

Diverted between Vauxhall and Stockwell via Wandsworth Road and Landsdowne Way instead of South Lambeth Road.

10.08.91
N41+
5M
7M
--

Monday-Friday late evening service withdrawn

24.10.92
Route withdrawn - replaced mainly by new route 322
.

Garages

FY Finchley
Changeover point Tally Ho

W Cricklewood
Changeover point Golders Green

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point Victoria

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Lansdowne Way / South Lambeth Road

N Norwood
Changeover point Elder Road

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