Route History

Route 1 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AL
25LT
23LT
20LT
 
CF
12STL
17STL
--

KINGS CROSS St Pancras - Euston - Kingsway - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Westminster - Millbank - Lambeth Bridge - Vauxhall - Wandsworth Road - Clapham Junction -Wandsworth - Merton Road - Durnsford Road - Gap Road - Alexandra Road - Wimbledon Station - Hartfield Road - Kingston Road - RAYNES PARK Junction Tavern
Prior to 03.10.34 had been numbered 177

13.12.39
AL
20STL
16STL
11STL
 
CF
21STL
17STL
10STL

Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) allocation introduced

03.01.40
AL
27STL
17STL
21STL
 
CF
14STL
14STL
--

Sunday Chalk Farm (CF) allocation withdrawn

20.03.40
AL
16STL
16STL
7STL
 
GM
17STL
17STL
8STL

Daily Gillingham Street (GM) allocation introduced and Chalk Farm (CF) withdrawn

07.11.40
AL
16STL
16STL+
7STL
      3STL/88
1STL/157
 
 
GM
10STL
7PROV
10STL
7PROV
10STL
Express Service
GM
12STL
12STL
--

EXPRESS SERVICE introduced between Clapham Junction and Kings Cross

19.03.41
AL
16STL
16STL+
7STL
      3STL/88
1STL/157
 
 
GM
17STL
17STL
8STL

Express service withdrawn

14.05.52
AL
11D+
10D+
10D
    1D/77 4D/88  
 
GM
21STL
8STD
19STL
6STD
--
 
WL
--
--
14RTL

Sunday Gillingham Street (GM) replaced by Walworth (WL)

D112

D112 Lavender Road SW11

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07.10.53
AL
11RT
10RT
11RT
 
GM
22STL/6STD
19STL/6STD
--
 
WL
--
--
13RTL

RT type introduced.

Normally seen on Route 137 - RT4332 strays onto the 77A
and is seen in York Way in pristine condition

This image available on the
RT download

17.03.54
AL
11RT
10RT+
11RT
      4RT/88  
 
SW
28RTL+
25RTL
--
    1STD/77    
 
WL
--
--
13RTL

Mon-Sat GM allocation transferred to SW and converted from RT to RTL.

RTL1156 (WL) seen on a Sunday working

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17.10.56
AL
10RT
9RT
5RT
 
SW
26RTL
21RTL
--
 
WL
--
--
10RTL

KINGS CROSS - RAYNES PARK - New Malden - WORCESTER PARK (Mon-Fri am jnys)
Mon-Fri am journeys extended from Raynes Park to New Malden and Worcester Park replacing part of withdrawn 32

30.04.58
AL
12RT
11RT+
5RT
 
SW
29RTL
19RTL+
--
      2RT/88  
 
WL
--
--
10RTL
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
AL
12RT
13RT
5RT
 
Q
--
--
10RTL
 
SW
29RTL
19RTL+
--
      1RTL/77  

Sunday Walworth WL allocation transferred to Camberwell (Q)

13.05.59
AL
21RT
17RT
--
 
SW
11RTL
9RTL
--

KINGS CROSS - RAYNES PARK (Mon-Sat) - WORCESTER PARK (Mon-Fri am journeys)
Sunday Route diverted via Westminster Bridge and renumbered 77C.

06.03.65
AL
9RT
--
--
 
SW
20RTL
--
--

KINGS CROSS - RAYNES PARK (Mon-Sat) - WORCESTER PARK (Mon-Fri am journeys)
Saturday Route diverted via Westminster Bridge and renumbered 77C.

08.01.67
AL
8RT
--
--
 
SW
18RTL
--
--

Diverted via Wimbledon Park Station.

06.03.67
AL
8RT
--
--
 
SW
20RT
--
--

Reinstated via Gap Road

15.12.73
AL
8RM
--
--
 
SW
16RM
--
--

RT type replaced by RM.

RM1009

RM1009 York Way stand

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Routemaster CD

28.10.78
AL41+
8RM
--
--
 
SW101+
16RM
--
--

KINGS CROSS - RAYNES PARK (Mon-Fri)
Withdrawn between Raynes Park and Worcester Park.

25.04.81
AL31+
20RM
--
--
 
SW101+
19RM
20RM
8RM

KINGS CROSS - Euston - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Westminster - Millbank - Vauxhall Bridge - Vauxhall - Clapham Junction - WANDSWORTH (Suns) West Hill - PUTNEY HEATH Green Man (Mon-Fri SDO jnys/Sun pm)
or Wimbledon Park - Wimbledon - RAYNES PARK (Mon-Sat)
Sat and Sun reintroduced between Kings Cross and Wandsworth with pm projections to Putney Heath to replace withdrawn 28 on this section.
Mon-Fri bifurcations introduced to Putney Heath via West Hill.

Routes 77A & C had a one way routing in Wimbledon up until 1981.
Buses towards Raynes Park ran via The Broadway & Palmerston Road to Kingston Road.Buses towards Kings Cross ran via Hartfield Road.
There were 2 stops on Palmerston Road,near the junctions of The Broadway,& Pelham Road.After the changes of April 1981,Hartfield Road was served in both directions.

23.04.83
AL31+
13RM
--
--
 
SW101+
23RM
11RM
8RM

KINGS X - WANDSWORTH - PUTNEY HEATH (Mon-Fri/Sun jnys) or WIMBLEDON (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn Mon-Fri except peaks and garage journeys between Wandsworth and Wimbledon and further withdrawn at all times between Wimbledon and Raynes Park.

27.10.84
SW101+
35RM
11RM
8RM

KINGS CROSS - WANDSWORTH - PUTNEY HEATH (Mon-Fri/Sun jnys)
Withdrawn between Wandsworth and Wimbledon and AL allocation withdrawn.

H3

Experimental H3 saw service on this route a few times but was usually found on Route 170

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Nostalgia 2 download

03.04.85
SW101+
33D
12D
9D

Converted to One Person Operation

dms2328

DMS2328 Ram Street - Wandsworth

© John Parkin

31.03.90
SW101+
17D
10D
9D

KINGS CROSS - WANDSWORTH - TIBBETTS CORNER (Mon-Fri school journeys) - PUTNEY HEATH (Suns)
Mon-Fri journeys to Putney Heath curtailed at Tibbetts Corner and to operate as loop via Withycombe Road - Victoria Drive - Augustus Road - Princes Way - Withycombe Road.

12.05.90
GM61+
9M
4M
--
 
SW91+
8D
7D
9D

Mon-Sat Gillingham Street GM allocation introduced after a 36 year absence.

M287 Whitehall

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Metrobus download

25.05.91
SW91+
19M
12M
8M

ALDWYCH - WANDSWORTH
Withdrawn between Aldwych and Kings Cross partly replaced by diverted Route 30
The Route between Wandsworth and Tibbetts Corner renumbered 77C.

NV47

NV47 Wandsworth Plain stand

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GO-AHEAD London download

VC32

Volvo Citibus normally worked Route 196 but was seen here in Whitehall

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GO-AHEAD London download

77A map
Scanned from LT Buses leaflet dated 11 December 1998
29.09.01
RA51+
3PVL
--
--
 
SW91+
15PVL
13PVL
8PVL

A small Mon-Fri allocation introduced at Waterloo base (RA)

PVL287

PVL77 The Strand

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25.05.02
SW91+
18PVL
13PVL
8PVL

Waterloo allocation withdrawn.

PDL29

PDL29 seen at the same spot as PVL77

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GO-AHEAD London download

WVL86

WVL86 Trafalgar Square

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GO-AHEAD London download

03.06.06
Route renumbered 87 - THIS WAS THE LAST SUFFIX ROUTE

Operating Garages

AL Merton
Changeover Point AL In the1960s (certainly between 1964 and 1968) some duties changed over at Raynes Park while others changed at Wimbledon Hartfield Rd

Information provided by Bob Turner

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Vauxhall - when Vauxhall Bus Station under construction - Lambeth College ( Wandsworth Road / Landsdowne Way )

WL Walworth
Changeover point Vauxhall

Q Camberwell
Changeover point Vauxhall

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point Vauxhall

Stands and turning points

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