Route History

06.01.52
RL
23RT
18RT
11RT

GROVE PARK - ELEPHANT & CASTLE (Sundays) - Blackfriars - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Sat)
New tram replacement route for Tram #74

RT3403

RT3403 seen at the Farringdon Street stand

© J Aston
06.07.52
RL
23RT
18RT
13RT

GROVE PARK - FARRINGDON STREET
Sunday extended from Elephant & Castle to Farringdon Street.

179 times

Scanned from 1953 Red Book

06.01.54
NX
18RT
18RT
13RT

RL allocation transferred to NX.

16.10.57
NX
15RT
17RT
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GROVE PARK - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service extended to Finsbury Park and re-numbered 179A.

30.04.58
NX
13RT
17RT
15RT

GROVE PARK - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Sat) or Ludgate Hill - St Pauls Churchyard - Aldersgate Street - Angel - Highbury Corner,Highbury Barn - FINSBURY PARK STN (Suns)
Sunday re-introduced Grove Park & Finsbury Park (179A  renumbered)

179 times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

1958 map Central section 179
Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge
20.08.58
NX
16RT
16RT
15RT

GROVE PARK - FINSBURY PARK
Mon-Sat extended from Ludgate Circus to Finsbury Park to replace withdrawn Route 4A.

1960 entry
Taken from May 1960 allocation book , which is for sale as a pdf file

8 November 1961
Route withdrawn.
Mon-Fri replaced by service 141 and 4A - Grove Park & Winchmore Hill and Sat & Sun renumbered 141A

Operating Garages

RL Rye Lane
Changeover point New Cross

NX New Cross
Changeover point New Cross