Route History

Route 163 fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
06.07.52
(Q) NX
29STL
30STL
12RTL
 
(RL) NX
9STL
--
--
 
NX
--
4RT
4RT


PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat except evenings )   -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns)  -  Greenwich - New Cross - Peckham - Camberwell Green - Kennington - Westminster - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT Horse Guards
New Tram replacement route for Tram #40
(Q and RL were used to garage buses until the rebuilding work at New Cross was completed in October
)

1952 map
Extracted from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
22.10.52
NX
29STL
30STL
15RT

All buses garaged at New Cross.

06.05.53
NX
29RT
26RT
16RT

STL type replaced by RT

30.04.58
NX
25RT
27RT
12RT
1958 TIMES
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
NX
19RT
28RT
16RT

PLUMSTEAD COMMON (Mon-Sat) WOOLWICH (Suns) CAMBERWELL GREEN (Sun) - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT Horse Guards Avenue (Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Camberwell Green and Westminster.

RT1996

RT1996 unknown location ?

This image available on the
RT download

14.10.59
NX
19RT
28RT
--

PLUMSTEAD COMMON - EMBANKMENT (Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn.

11.05.60
NX
19RT
29RT
--
 
Q
8RTL
--
--

Mon-Fri Camberwell (Q) allocation added.

RTL74

RTL74 Camberwell New Road ?

Unknown photographer

01.07.64
NX
21RT
24RT
--

Q allocation withdrawn.

27.01.65
NX
24RT
21RT
--

PLUMSTEAD COMMON (Mon-Sat) - VICTORIA EMBANKMENT (Sats) - Trafalgar Square - Tottenham Court Road - Hampstead Road - Camden Town - Kentish Town - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri extended from Westminster to Parliament Hill Fields.

17.06.67
NX
24RT
18RT
--

PLUMSTEAD COMMON (Mon-Sat) - CAMBERWELL GREEN (Sats) - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri)
Sat withdrawn between Camberwell Green and Westminster

1967 times
Extracted from June 1967 red Book

24.01.70
Route withdrawn.

Operating Garages

NX New Cross
Changeover point outside garage

Q Camberwell
Changeover point outside garage