Route History

Fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
A
7STL
7STL
10STL
 
AL
34LT
34LT
20LT
 
R
12LT
12LT
11LT

ACTON GREEN - Starch Green - Goldhawk Road - Shepherds Bush - Notting Hill Gate - Bayswater Road - Marble Arch - Oxford Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Parliament Square - Great Smith Street - Marsham Street - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Clapham - Balham - Tooting - Mitcham - St Helier - Rose Hill - Sutton - BELMONT California

02.10.35
A
7STL
7STL
--
 
AL
35LT
38LT
33LT
 
R
12LT
8LT
11LT

Sunday Sutton (A) allocation withdrawn

29.04.36
A
7STL
7STL
--
 
AL
35STL
34STL
41STL
 
R
--
--
12LT
 
S
12LT
12LT
--


Mon-Sat Riverside (R) replaced by new Shepherds Bush (S)

25.10.36
A
19STL
7STL
--
 
AL
24STL
34STL
34STL
 
S
11LT
12LT
10LT


Sunday only Riverside (R) replaced by Shepherds Bush (S)

29.11.39
AL
32STL
32STL+
26STL
      5STL/156  
 
S
9LT
9LT
18LT


ACTON GREEN -CLAPHAM COMMON
( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime / Sun evgs ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats ) - BELMONT ( Suns except evenings )
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Mitcham / St Helier to Belmont
Mon-Fri evenings further withdrawn between Clapham Common and Mitcham
Saturday withdrawn between St Helier and Belmont
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Mitcham and Belmont
Sutton (A) allocation withdrawn

03.01.40
AL
32STL
32STL+
26STL
      5STL/156  
 
B
7ST
--
--
 
S
9LT
9LT
18LT


Mon-Fri Battersea (B) allocation added

20.03.40
AL
32STL
37STL
28STL
 
B
7STL
--
--
 
S
9LT
9LT
18LT


ACTON GREEN -CLAPHAM COMMON ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats ) - BELMONT ( Suns )
Sunday evenings reinstated between Mitcham and Belmont

15.05.40
AL
39STL
35STL
28STL
 
S
9LT
11LT
17LT

Mon-Fri Battersea (B) withdrawn

07.11.40
AL
40STL
37STL
26STL
Express
AL
9PROV
9PROV
--
 
S
9LT
11LT
17LT


ACTON GREEN -CLAPHAM COMMON
( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats ) - BELMONT ( Suns )
+ EXPRESS SERVICE MITCHAM & CHARING CROSS ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - Normal stopping between Mitcham and Tooting
Express service introduced

20.11.40
AL
40STL
37STL
26STL
Express
AL
9PROV
9PROV
--
 
S
9LT
11LT
17LT

ACTON GREEN -CLAPHAM COMMON ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime / Sun evgs ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats ) - BELMONT ( Suns except evenings )
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Mitcham and Belmont

19.03.41
AL
40STL
37STL
26STL
 
S
9LT
11LT
17LT

Express service withdrawn

14.05.41
AL
39STL
9PROV
34STL
9PROV
28STL
 
S
9LT
9LT
16LT


ACTON GREEN -CLAPHAM COMMON ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats ) - BELMONT ( Suns )
Sunday evenings reinstated between Mitcham and Belmont

29.10.41
AL
45STL
42STL
26STL
 
S
9LT
9LT
15LT


ACTON GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime / Sun evgs ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats ) - BELMONT ( Suns except evenings )
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Mitcham and Belmont

26.11.41
AL
45STL
42STL
26STL
 
R
9LT
9LT
15LT

Shepherds Bush (S) withdrawn in favour of Riverside (R)

25.03.42
AL
45STL
42STL
30STL
 
R
9LT
9LT
14LT


ACTON GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats ) - BELMONT ( Suns )
Sunday evenings reinstated between Mitcham and Belmont

22.04.42
AL
44STL
42STL
30STL
 
R
9LT
9LT
14LT


ACTON GREEN - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats ) - BELMONT ( Suns )
Mon-Fri evenings reinstated between Clapham and Mitcham

28.10.42
AL
44STL
42STL
26STL
 
R
9LT
9LT
14LT


ACTON GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats / Sun evenings) - BELMONT ( Suns except evenings)
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn between Clapham and Mitcham
Sunday evenings withdrawn between St Helier and Belmont

21.04.43
AL
44STL
42STL
30STL
 
R
9LT
9LT
14LT


ACTON GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON
( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats) - BELMONT ( Suns )
Sunday evenings reinstated between St Helier and Belmont

27.10.43
AL
44STL
44STL
27STL
 
R
8LT
6LT+
14LT
      1LT/17  


ACTON GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats / Sun evenings) - BELMONT ( Suns except evenings)
Sunday evenings withdrawn between St Helier and Belmont

19.04.44
AL
44STL
42STL
29STL
 
R
8LT
7LT
14LT


ACTON GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON
( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats) - BELMONT ( Suns )
Sunday evenings reinstated between St Helier and Belmont

25.10.44
AL
34D
10STL
34D
10STL
27D
 
R
8LT
7LT
14LT


ACTON GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats / Sun evenings) - BELMONT ( Suns except evenings)
Sunday evenings withdrawn between St Helier and Belmont

02.05.45
AL
44D
44D
29D
 
R
8LT
7LT
14LT


ACTON GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON
( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats) - BELMONT ( Suns )
Sunday evenings reinstated between St Helier and Belmont

03.05.50
AL

40D
16STL

40D
13STL
27D
 
GM
--
--
12STL
 
R
7RTL
7RTL
13RTL


ACTON GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON
( Mon-Fri evgs ) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Fri daytime ) - ST HELIER ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sats) - BELMONT ( Suns )
Sunday only Gillingahm Street (GM) allocation introduced

11.10.50
AL
39D
17STL
33D
17STL
10STL
 
R
7RTL
7RTL
15RTL


GM allocation withdrawn for the winter season.

02.05.51
AL
52D
6STL
43D
27D
 
GM
--
--
12RT
 
R
7RTL
7RTL
13RTL


GM re-introduced for the summer season.

17.10.51
AL
52D
6STL
43D
27D
 
R
7RTL
7RTL
15RTL


GM withdrawn..

14.05.52
AL
52D
6STL
39D
4STL+
29D
      1D/93  
 
R
7RTL
7RTL
13RTL
 
SW
--
--
10RTL


Sunday only Stockwell (SW) allocation introduced

22.10.52
AL
54D
4STL
41D
2STL+
24D
      1D/93  
 
R
7RTL
7RTL
15RTL


Sunday only Stockwell (SW) allocation suspended for winter months

06.05.53
AL
35D
23RT
35D
9RT+
5D
24RT
      1D/93  
 
R
7RTL
7RTL
13RTL
 
SW
--
--
10RTL


Sunday only Stockwell (SW) allocation reintroduced

07.10.53
AL
58RT
44RT+
24RT
      1RT/93  
 
R
7RTL
7RTL
15RTL


Sunday only Stockwell (SW) allocation suspended for winter months

19.05.54
AL
57RT
44RT
14RT
 
R
7RTL
7RTL
7RTL
 
SW
--
--
31RTL


Sunday only Stockwell (SW) allocation reintroduced

30.04.58
AL
53RT
34RT
21RT
 
R
6RTL
7RTL
9RTL
 
SW
--
--
31RTL
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26.11.58
R
10RTL
8RTL
--
 
S
--
--
13RTL
 
SW
46RTL
32RTL
19RTL


Daily  Merton (AL) allocation transferred to Stockwell (SW) leaving space for the 155 which was transferred from the closed Clapham (CA)
Sunday Riverside (R) allocation replaced by new Shepherds Bush (S) allocation.

20.08.61
R
13RTL
8RTL
--
 
S
--
--
19RTL
 
SW
46RTL
32RTL
19RTL


ACTON GREEN - MITCHAM
(Mon-Sat) - ST HELIER (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat) - BELMONT (Suns) or BANSTEAD HOSPITAL ( Sunday afts )
Sunday afternoon journeys introduced to Banstead Hospital.

11.10.61
R
13RTL
8RTL
6RTL
 
S
--
--
13RTL
 
SW
46RTL
32RTL
19RTL

Sunday Riverside (R) allocation re-introduced at the expense of Shepherds Bush (S)


10.10.62
R
13RTL
8RTL
--
 
S
--
--
11RTL
 
SW
44RTL
32RTL
24RTL

Sunday Riverside (R) allocation withdrawn

29.01.64
R
12RTL
19RTL
--
 
S
--
--
9RTL
 
SW
41RTL
18RTL
20RTL


ACTON GREEN,
MITCHAM (Mon-Sat), ST HELIER (Mon-Fri peaks), BELMONT (Suns) or BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun pm journeys)
Saturday withdrawn between Mitcham and St Helier.

RTL1456

Classic view of Roofbox RTL1456 in Balham with a Greenline RF following, the run to Shepherds Bush would have been a lot quicker than the RTL

This image availabe on the
RTL download

03.10.65
S
19RT
18RT
9RT
 
SW
34RTL
18RTL
17RTL


Riverside (R) allocation transferred to Shepherds Bush (S) .
This was part of a re-shuffle, the space at Riverside (R) filled by Route 255 which was transferred from HL.
The space at HL was filled by Route 55 transferred from HW.
The space at HW was filled by transferring part 105 from Shepherds Bush (S) to HW thus completing the circle.

RT4452

RT4452 Bayswater Road

 

This image available on the
Nostalgia download
10.07.66
S
13RM
14RM
9RM
 
SW
35RM
16RM
14RM

Full RM allocation introduced.

24.01.70
S
13RM
17RM
8RM
 
SW
31RM
13RM
14RM


ACTON GREEN
, MITCHAM (Mon-Sat), BELMONT (Suns) or BANSTEAD HOSPITAL (Sun afts)
Mon-Fri peak extension from Mitcham to St Helier withdrawn.

05.01.74
S
13RM
8RM
13RM
 
SW
27RM
18RM
7RM


ACTON GREEN
, MITCHAM
Sunday withdrawn south of Mitcham, this section replaced by Sunday Route 280

RM1676

RM1676 Oxford Street

This image available on the
Routemaster CD

01.03.75
S41+
13RML
8RML
13RML
 
SW1+
27RML
18RML
7RML

RM type replaced by RML.

25.04.81
AL81+
--
--
9RM
 
S41+
11RML
7RML
7RML
 
SW1
25RML
13RML
--


ACTON GREEN - MITCHAM
- Phipps Bridge Estate - MERTON GARAGE (Sun garage journeys)
Sunday  Merton (AL) introduced. Sunday Stockwell (SW) withdrawn.

25.06.83
AL121+
--
--
9RM
 
S41+
13RML
9RML
--
 
SW1+
21RML
16RML
13RML


Sunday Shepherds Bush (S) withdrawn
Sunday Stockwell (SW) re-introduced

27.10.84
AL121+
--
--
9RM
 
S51+
12RML
9RML
7RML
 
SW1+
21RML
16RML
8RML

Sunday Shepherds Bush (S) re-introduced

27.04.85
AL121+
--
--
9RM
 
S41+
5RML
5RML/3RM
5RML
 
SW1+
24RML
13RML
6RML


ACTON GREEN
- TOOTING (Mon-Fri evenings) - MITCHAM (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat) - MERTON GARAGE (Sun garage journeys)
Mon-Fri evgs withdrawn between Tooting and Mitcham.

01.02.86
S51+
5RML
4RML
5RML
 
SW1+
23RML
17RML
12RML


ACTON GREEN - TOOTING (Mon-Fri evenings) - MITCHAM (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat) - MERTON GARAGE (Sun )
Sunday Merton (AL) withdrawn but regular service introduced between Mitcham and Merton Garage

07.02.87
S51+
7RML
5RML
12M
 
SW1+
23RML
18RML
6D


Sunday Route converted to One Person Operation.

21.11.87
S51+
15RML
11RML
5M
 
SW1+
13RML
10RML
15D


ACTON GREEN - TOOTING
(Mon-Sat) - MERTON GARAGE (Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Tooting and Mitcham

13.08.88
S51+
15RML
10RML
10M
 
SW1+
13RML
13RML
8D

TURNHAM GREEN -
TOOTING (Mon-Sat) - MERTON GARAGE (Suns)  
Extended from Acton Green to Turnham Green via Chiswick Park Station.


RML2707

RML2707 heading for the new western terminus

This image available with the RML download



28.04.90
S51+
15RML
10RML
10M
 
SW1+
12RML
10RML
8D


TURNHAM GREEN - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town (Mon-Sat) - MERTON GARAGE ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Clapham Common and Tooting.

D2486

D2486 Charing Cross

© D Pask

22.09.90
SW1+
11RML
10RML
8M


MARBLE ARCH
(Suns) - OXFORD CIRCUS (Mon-Sat) - CLAPHAM COMMON (Mon-Sat) - MERTON GARAGE (Suns)
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Turnham Green, replaced by New Route 94
Sunday withdrawn between Marble Arch and Turnham Green, replaced by Route 94

29.09.90
SW1+
11RML
10RML
7M


MARBLE ARCH
(Suns) - OXFORD CIRCUS (Mon-Sat) - CLAPHAM COMMON
Sunday withdrawn between Clapham Common and Merton Garage

RML2383 seen at Stockwell

This image available with the RML download

15.08.92
SW1+
11M
9M
6M

OXFORD CIRCUS - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town
Converted to One Person Operation.
Withdrawn between Oxford Circus and Marble Arch.

15.05.93
SW1+
11VN
9VN
6VN


Single deck operation introduced.

VN1

VN1 at John Princes Street

This image available on the
Single Deck download

22.03.97
SW1+
11M
9M
6M


Reverted to double deck operation.

M401 John Princes Street

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Metrobus download

02.09.00
SW1+
15PDL
13PDL
8PDL


CAMDEN TOWN
, Hampstead Road, Warren Street Stn, Portland Place, Oxford Circus, Trafalgar Square,Westminster, , Vauxhall, Stockwell, CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town
Extended from Oxford Circus to Camden Town via withdrawn 135.

PDL5

PDL5 Whitehall

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

13.12.03
SW121+
22PDL
19PDL
12PDL

Contract renewal with Go-Ahead SW

02.03.04
SW121+
22PDL
19PDL
12PDL
 
SW451+
4PDL
5PDL
5PDL


Route N88 renumbered 88 thus now 24 hour service

PVL1

PVL1 Mornington Crescent

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

03.12.04
SW121+
22PDL
19PDL
12PDL
 
SW451+
4PDL
5PDL
5PDL


Rerouted via new Vauxhall Bus Station

TN961 WVL150

TN961 was hired from First during ibus fitting

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

WVL150 leaving the Old Town stand

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

11.12.10
SW121+
 
SW451+

Contract renewal with Go-Ahead SW

E128 WDL1

E128 Mornington Crescent

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GO-AHEAD London download

Hybrid WDL1 seen at the same spot

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GO-AHEAD London download

 

88 times

Operating Garages

AL Merton
Changeover point at garage

SW Stockwell
Changeover point at garage

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point at Vauxhall

S Shepherds Bush
Changeover point at garage

R Riverside, Hammersmith
Changeover point at Shepherds Bush (S) garage

B Battersea
Changeover point at ?

Stands & Turning Points

 

               
               
 

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