Route History

194B fares

27.02.63 (new)
ED
8RT
4RT
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THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat) Brigstock Road - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri) London Road - Croydon - Addiscombe Road - Shirley - Wickham Road - Bridle Road - SHRUBLANDS ESTATE (MS)
New Route

194B times
Scanned from 1964 Red Book
01.07.64
ED
8RT
4RT
--
1964 map 1964 town centre

Extracted from July 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

31.10.70
ED
12RT
7RT
--

THORNTON HEATH High Street - SHRUBLANDS ESTATE (MS)
Extended from TH Garage to High Street at all times.

RT3892

RT3892 seen in Shirley with a battered roof !

© Jim Blake

10.03.73
ED
14RT
7RM
--

Saturday RM allocation introduced (spare from Route 12

RM1069

RM1069 can be seen at Shrublands shortly before the conversion to One Man operation which I suspect the bus stop label is indicating

© Jim Blake

01.12.73
ED31+
13DMS
8DMS
--

Converted to OPO operation.

28.10.78
TH161+
11DMS
8DMS
--

ED allocation transferred to TH.
Route 289 was transferred from TH to ED to balance the books.

DMS1933

DS1933 seen at Shrublands in 1983 dressed in the special
Golden Jubilee livery

© John Parkin

14.05.88
TH161+
11DMS
7DMS
--

THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat except evgs) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri mid-day) - WEST CROYDON (Mon-Sat evgs) - SHRUBLANDS ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )
Time restrictions on journeys from TH Garage to High Street and withdrawn altogether in the evenings between West Croydon and Thornton Heath except for garage journeys.

06.01.90
TH161+
11DMS
7DMS
--

Part service diverted via Shirley Way

21.07.90
TH161+
10D
7D
--

THORNTON HEATH High Street (MS except evgs) - WEST CROYDON (MS evgs) - SHRUBLANDS ESTATE (MS)
Mon-Fri midday service restored between TH Garage and High Street.

14.03.92
Route withdrawn - replaced by new Route 198 except that the Shirley Way journeys were not replaced.

Operating Garages

ED Elmers End
Changeover point at garage

Garage journeys left line of route at Shirley and followed Route 194 routeing in service to garage

TH Garage
Changeover point at garage