Route History

Fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
12.11.47
AM
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15LT
 
P
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6LT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green Abbey Road - St Johns Wood Road - Baker Street - Oxford Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Westminster Bridge - Elephant - Old Kent Road' New Cross - Blackheath - Charlton Village - Woolwich - Plumstead Road - Burrage Road - Crescent Road - Sandyhill Road - ( return via Bloomfiield Road) - Plumstead Common Road - The Slade - Swingate Lane - Kings Highway - BOSTALL WOODS Plumstead Garage (Suns)
Route 53A   was withdrawn between Oxford Circus and West Hampstead and diverted to Camden town instead - so this was really the renumbering of the 53A  on Sunday.

This route also ran between 1934 and 1939 but Mon-Sat only

26.10.49
AM
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15RTL
 
P
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6RT

Plumstead (AM) converted to RTL and Old Kent Road (P) converted to RT

04.05.55
AM
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12RT
 
P
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9RT

Plumstead (AM) converted from RTL to RT.


Scanned from May 1955 Red Book

16.10.57
Route withdrawn - replaced by increased service on Route 53 and 59.

26.11.58
AM
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18RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green - PLUMSTEAD COMMON (Suns)
Route re-introduced.

1963 tt
Extracted from July 1964 Red Book

23.01.66
Route withdrawn. Route 53 and 59. deemed adequate to compensate.

Sadly I have no photos of this route.

Operating Garages

P Old Kent Road
Changeover point at garage.

AM Plumstead
Changeover point at garage