Route History

82 fares

03.10.34
D
7NS
6NS
4NS

STEPNEY EAST STATION - Rotherhithe Tunnel - Surrey Docks - Redriff Road - ROTHERHITHE Odessa Street
This route was previously numbered 182

04.03.36
Q
7NS
6NS
4NS

Dalston (D) allocation moved to Camberwell (Q)

28.05.37
Q
7STL
6STL
4STL

NS type replaced by STL

04.08.37
Q
9STL
8STL
5STL

STEPNEY EAST STATION - Rotherhithe Tunnel - Surrey Docks - Redriff Road - ROTHERHITHE Amos Estate
Extended from Odessa Street to Amos Estate

05.01.38
C
7STL
8STL
5STL

Q allocation transferred to Poplar (C),

11.10.50
C
7STL
6STL
4RTL

Sunday RTL introduced

14.05.52
C
7STL
6STL
4RTL

STEPNEY EAST STATION - Rotherhithe Tunnel - Lower Road - Surrey Docks Station - Redriff Road - Rotherhithe Street - ROTHERHITHE St Marychurch Street
Extended in Rotherhithe to St Mary Church Street

82 map
Extracted from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
07.10.53
C
7STL
6RTL
4RTL

Saturday Route converted to RTL operation

06.10.54
C
7RTL
6RTL
4RTL

Daily Route converted to RTL operation

82 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
10.05.61
PR171+
7RTL
4RTL
2RTL

Atholl Street (C) garage closed - allocation transferred to Poplar (PR)

The conductor of RTL1418 makes the most of a quiet period and relaxes on the bench seat - seen at Lower Road

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18.11.64
PR171+
5RTL
2RTL
1RTL

STEPNEY EAST STATION (M-Sat) - SURREY DOCKS (Suns) - ROTHERHITHE St Mary Church Street
Sunday Route withdrawn between Stepney East and Surrey Docks except for garage journeys.

31.12.66
PR171+
3RTL
3RTL
--

STEPNEY EAST STN. (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat am) - SURREY DOCKS - ROTHERHITHE St Mary Church Street
Further withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks and Sat pm between Stepney East and Surrey Docks. Sunday Route withdrawn altogether.

07.09.68
PR171+
3RT
3RT
--

Converted to RT operation.

25.10.68
Last day of operation - the Rotherhithe Tunnel section left unserved - Rotherhithe Street section covered by new flat fare Route P2

COMMENT
The buses used for this route were equipped with specially reinforced tyres because of the constant rubbing of the kerb in the narrow Rotherhithe Tunnel. It is also a strange coincidence that the next resurrection of Route 82 also used a tunnel.

Operating Garages

C Athol Street
Changeover point at garage

PR Poplar
Changeover point at garage