Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
B
35NS
39NS
22NS
 
J
33NS
26NS
22NS

FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - Highbury Barn - Highbury Corner - Upper Street - Angel - Rosebery Avenue - Theobalds Road - Bloomsbury - New Oxford Street - Tottenham Ct Rd Station - Charing Cross Road - Shaftesbury Avenue - Piccadilly - Hyde Park Corner - Knightsbridge - Sloane Square - Kings Road - Chelsea - Battersea Bridge - Falcon Road - Clapham Junction - Battersea Rise - Trinity Road - TOOTING BEC STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Tooting Bec Road - St Leonard's Church - Streatham High Road - STREATHAM COMMON Greyhound ( Suns )

08.11.39
B
20STL
20STL
12STL
 
J
15STL
13STL
19STL

FINSBURY PARK ( Sat evenings / Suns ) - HIGHBURY BARN ( Mon-Sat ) - CLAPHAM JUNC ( evenings ) - TOOTING BEC ( (Mon-Sat except evgs) - STREATHAM COMMON ( Suns except evgs )
Mon-Fri / Sat daytime withdrawn between Highbury Barn and Finsbury Park
Daily Evening service withdrawn south of Clapham Junction

03.01.40
B
25STL
25STL
12STL
 
J
21STL
12ST
21STL
13STL

FINSBURY PARK ( Mon-Fri except evgs /Sat / Suns ) - HIGHBURY BARN ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION ( evenings ) - TOOTING BEC ( (Mon-Sat except evgs) - STREATHAM COMMON  ( Suns except evgs )
Mon-Fri except evenings and Sat evenings reinstated between Highbury Barn and Finsbury Park

20.03.40
B
25STL
25STL
16STL
 
J
21STL
12ST
21STL
13STL

FINSBURY PARK ( Mon-Fri except evgs /Sat / Suns ) - HIGHBURY BARN ( Mon-Fri evgs ) - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Sat evenings ) - TOOTING BEC STATION ( (Mon-Sat except evgs) - STREATHAM COMMON  ( Suns )
Sunday evenings reinstated between Clapham Junction and Streatham Common

15.05.40
B
31STL
34STL
16STL
 
J
27STL
12STL
13STL

FINSBURY PARK - TOOTING BEC STATION ( (Mon-Sat ) - STREATHAM COMMON  ( Suns )
Full evening service restored

27.10.43
B
33STL
30STL
15STL
 
J
22STL
14STL+
10STL
      1STL/14A  

FINSBURY PARK - TOOTING BEC STATION ( (Mon-Sat / Sun am) - STREATHAM COMMON  ( Sun pm )
Sunday am withdrawn between Tooting Bec and Streatham Common

19.04.44
B
33STL
30STL
14STL
 
J
22STL
14STL
9STL

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STATION ( (Mon-Sat / Sun am) - STREATHAM COMMON  ( Sun pm )
Extended in Finsbury Park from Rock Street to Plimsoll Road

13.04.49
B
37STL+
355TL
24STL
    1STL/22    
 
J
34STL
21STL+
14STL
      3STL/134  

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STATION ( (Mon-Sat / Sun am) - STREATHAM COMMON  ( Sun pm )
Increased frequencies

03.05.50
B
42RTL
38RTL
27RTL
 
J
34RT
21RT
14RT

Vehicle change as above

 

 

RTL664 Plimsoll Road - a TD type on Route 236 is parked behind

 

1.10.50 Trinity Road Station renamed to TOOTING BEC STATION

17.10.56
B
30RTL
27RTL
14RTL
 
J
38RT
26RT
15RT

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STATION
Withdrawn between Tooting Bec & Streatham

01.05.57
B
30RTL
27RTL
17RTL
 
J
38RT
26RT
18RT

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STATION :; - STREATHAM COMMON (Sunday pm)
Sunday extension from Tooting Bec to Streatham Common reintroduced.

16.10.57
B
30RTL
27RTL
14RTL
 
J
38RT
26RT
15RT

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STATION
Sunday extension from Tooting Bec to Streatham Common withdrawn.

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
23.01.66
B
26RTL
13RTL
13RTL
 
J
31RT
28RT
12RT

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STN (Mon-Sat);- Tooting Broadway - Southcroft Road - STREATHAM GARAGE (Suns)
Sunday extended from Tooting Bec to Streatham Garage via Tooting Broadway.

15.02.69
B
19RT
10RT
--
 
J
29RT
24RT
12RT

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STN (Mon-Sat);- STREATHAM GARAGE (Suns)
Sunday B allocation transferred to New Route 19A Finsbury Park & Hammersmith via Putney

27.03.71
B
16RT
8RT
11RT
 
J
32RT
19RT
10RT

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STN (Mon-Sat);- STREATHAM GARAGE (Suns)
Sunday B allocation reintroduced with the withdrawal of Route 19A.

04.09.71
B
15RT
8RT
11RT
 
HT
28RT
20RT
10RT

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STN (Mon-Sat);- STREATHAM GARAGE (Suns)
J garage closes - allocation transferred to HT.

08.01.72
B
15RT
8RT
11RT
 
HT
28RT
20RT
9RT

FINSBURY PARK - TOOTING BEC STN
Sunday withdrawn between Tooting Bec & Streatham

RT2731 Highbury Grove

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15.07.72
B
15RT
8RT
8RM
 
HT
28RM
20RT
8RM
    +1RT/168A    

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Suns) - TOOTING BEC STATION (Mon-Sat)
Sunday Route cut back from Tooting Bec to Clapham Junction with the introduction of New Route 19A Battersea & Tooting Bec which was introduced to provide work on Sundays for the One Man drivers from Route 39 at Battersea Garage.

Sunday converted to Routemaster operation


12.08.72
B
15RM
8RM
8RM
 
HT
28RM
20RM
8RM

FINSBURY PARK - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Suns) - TOOTING BEC STATION (Mon-Sat)
RT type withdrawn in favout of RM

05.10.74
B
15RM
8RM
10RM
 
HT
28RM
20RM
9RM

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STATION
Sunday Route extended from Clapham Junction to Tooting Bec Station with the withdrawal of Route 19A.

26.01.75
B
15RM
8RM
10RM
 
HT
28RM
20RM
9RML

FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - TOOTING BEC STATION
Sunday RML type introduced at Holloway (HT)

01.03.75
B81+
15RM
8RM
9RM
 
HT1+
28RM
20RM
11RML

TUFNELL PARK Monnery Road (garage jnys) Tufnell Park Road - Holloway - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - TOOTING BEC STN
Mon-Sat garage journeys via Route 4 from Finsbury Park to Holloway Garage.

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

07.08.76
B81+
15RM
9RM
10RM
 
HT1+
29RM
21RM
11RML
1RM


21.05.77
B81+
18RM
9RM
10RM
 
HT1+
25RM+
21RM
10RML
2RM
    1RM/29    


31.03.79
B81+
15RM
6RM
7RM
 
HT1+
25RM+
21RM
15RM
    1RM/29    

FINSBURY PARK  -  TOOTING BEC STN
Sunday Holloway (HT) allocation reverted to RM

27.10.84
B81+
15RM
7RM
3RM
 
HT1+
19RM
13RM
16RM

ARCHWAY STATION (Mon-Sat) Dartmouth Park Hill - Tufnell Park - Holloway - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - TOOTING BEC STN
Mon-Sat extended from Tufnell Park to Archway Station via Dartmouth Park Hill.

03.08.85
B81+
15RM
7RM
3RM
 
HT1+
19RM
13RM
16RM

TUFNELL PARK (garage journeys) - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - TOOTING BEC STATION
Withdrawn between Archway and Finsbury Park except for garage journeys to Tufnell Park.

02.11.85
GM81+
12RM
7RM
--
 
HT1+
17RM
14RM
17RM

TUFNELL PARK (garage journeys) - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - TOOTING BEC STATION
GM allocation introduced with the closure of Battersea Garage.

07.02.87
GM81+
12RM
7RM
--
 
HT1+
17RM/RML
14RM/RML
17RM/RML

TUFNELL PARK (garage journeys) - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - TOOTING BEC STATION
HT allocation to mixed RML/RM operation

14.06.87
GM81+
12RM
6RM
--
 
HT1+
18RML/5RM
14RML
19M

TUFNELL PARK (garage journeys) - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - TOOTING BEC STATION
Sunday Route converted to One Person Operation.
This should have started on 7th June but but due to strike action by HT commenced one week later

21.11.87
GM81+
12RM
16RM
--
 
HT1+
18RML
--
19M

TUFNELL PARK Monnery Road (Mon-Fri/ Sun garage jnys) -  FINSBURY PARK - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday) - TOOTING BEC STN (Suns)
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Clapham Junction and Tooting Bec - replaced by New Route 219.
Saturday HT allocation withdrawn

05.11.88
GM81+
13RM
11RM
--
 
HT1+
15RML
8RML
22M

TUFNELL PARK Monnery Road (Mon-Fri/ Sun garage jnys) -  FINSBURY PARK - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Monday-Saturday) - TOOTING BEC STN (Suns)
Saturday HT allocation reintroduced.

 

RM2048 on a Sunday working to "The Bec"

 


15.04.89
GM81+
26RM
15RM
--
 
HT1+
--
--
22M

FINSBURY PARK - - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Boutflower Road (Mon-Sat) - TOOTING BEC STN (Suns)
Mon-Sat HT allocation withdrawn thus withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Tufnell Park.

RM614 leads a convoy at New Oxford Street

 


24.02.90
AL241+
--
--
10D
 
GM81+
26RM
15RM
--
 
HT1+
--
--
15M

FINSBURY PARK  - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Sat) - TOOTING BEC STN (Suns) - Tooting Broadway. - Colliers Wood Stn - MERTON GARAGE (Sun garage jnys)
Part of Sunday HT allocation transferred to AL.
Garage journeys introduced from Tooting Bec to Merton via 155

 

DMS2330 (AL) at the "Falcon" stop

 


03.03.90
AL241+
--
--
10D
 
GM81+
26RM/L
15RM/RML
--
 
HT1+
--
--
15M

FINSBURY PARK  - CLAPHAM JUNCTION (Mon-Sat) - TOOTING BEC STN (Suns) - MERTON GARAGE (Sun garage jnys)
Gillingham Street (GM) introduce RML.

 

M1038 (HT) at the Finsbury Park Station stand

 


25.05.91
GM81+
16RM
3RML
9RM
5RML
14M

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Withdrawn between Battersea Bridge and Tooting Bec.
HT and AL allocations withdrawn.

From 21.04.92 buses were diverted to Worlds End - Chelsea whilst repair work was carried out on Battersea Bridge and returned back to normal on 07.02.93

24.04.93
KB
18RML
16RML
11ON

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Contract reassigned to Kentish Bus operating from a new base at
Nine Elms Mon-Sat and Leyton Base Sunday.

Intending passengers are left in no doubt where RML2715 is going - seen here at Finsbury Park Station leading a Metrobus on the 106

 


03.10.93
KB
18RML
16RML
11ON

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Nine Elms base replaced by Battersea - Hester Road

08.05.94
KB
18RML
16RML
11ON

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Sunday allocation moved from Leyton (closes) to Cambridge Heath.

 

Kentish Bus Olympian L520 waits behind a Titan in Upper Street

 


28.02.98
BA1+
18RML
16RML
--
 
SH31+
--
--
11dd

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Operation transferred from Kentish Bus to Arriva London South but Sunday sub-contracted to Grey Green.

25.03.00
AR221+
--
--
12VA
 
BA1+
18RML
16RML
--

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Sunday only SF allocation transferred to Tottenham (AR)

29.04.00
BA1+
18RML
16RML
--
 
BN201+
--
--
15M

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Sunday only AR allocation transferred to Brixton (BN). Certain early and late MS journeys operate from BN ex Route N19.

01.09.01
BA1+
18RML
16RML
13RML
ex N19
BN81+
L ex N19
L ex N19
L ex N19

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Sunday reverted to crew operation. Brixton (BN) allocation changed from Metrobus to Olympian.

RM29 Hyde Park Corner. note the registration number

 


31.08.02
BA1+
26RML
23RML
16RML
ex N19
BN81+
L ex N19
L ex N19
L ex N19

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Increased Route frequencies

 

RML2574 Sadlers Wells

 


02.04.05
BA401+
21DW
21DW
17DW
ex N19
BN81+
DW ex N19
DW ex N19
DW ex N19
 
N401+
7DW
6DW
4DW

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Converted from crew to double deck OPO operation
Part of allocation transferred to Norwood (N) because of space consideration at BA Battersea

 

DW104 is seen at Knightsbridge sporting the 6 points blind layout - later to change to 2 and then 0

 


28.11.09
BN1+
28DW
25DW
19DW
Evenings ex N19
BN81+
DW
DW
DW

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Battersea (BA) closed and Norwood (N) allocation moved to Brixton although an office was set up at Battersea for crews to sign on

DW110 seen at Cambridge Circus with the two line display

 


31.03.12
SW151+
26WVL/WHV
23WVL/WHV
17WVL/WHV
Evenings ex N19
SW561+
4WVL/WHV
8WVL/WHV
8WVL/WHV

FINSBURY PARK - BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Conract reassigned to London General operating from Stockwell (SW) withVolvo Wrightbus (WVL) and hybrid (WHV)

Volvo Wrightbus WVL482 turning into Sloane Square from Sloane Street

28.03.15
SW151+
14WHV
14WHV
11WHV
 
NP531+
13WVL
13WVL
10WVL
Evenings ex N19
SW561+
4WHV
8WHV
8WHV

FINSBURY PARK  -  BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
Part of Stockwell (SW) allocation moved to Northumberland Park (NP)
The space at Stockwell would have been occupied by the New Contract on Route 432

Hybrid WHV30 Piccadilly waiting to navigate Hyde Park Corner

01.04.17
AR351+
26HV
26HV
20HV
Contract reassigned

FINSBURY PARK  -  BATTERSEA BRIDGE South Side
New Contract with Arriva London North

Route 19 returns to Arriva after a 5 year absence, HV2721 seen here at Hyde Park Corner

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Operating Garages

HT Holloway
Changeover points:
FINSBURY PARK STN
FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road
HIGHBURY BARN Tavern Stand

J Holloway
Changeover points:
FINSBURY PARK STN
FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road
HIGHBURY BARN Tavern Stand

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover points Hyde Park Corner / Knightsbridge

B Battersea
All BA changeovers are within the garage and all buses start/finish at Battersea apart from ONE Mon-Fri duty that runs light back from Finsbury Park.

AR Tottenham
Changeover point Finsbury Park Station stand, drivers sign on at  Arriva Isledon Roadafter morning runout

BN Brixton
Changeover is @ garage via dead run from Battersea

SH Stamford Hill (Grey Green)
Changeover point Finsbury Park

CH Cambridge Heath
Changeover point Finsbury Park

N Norwood
The Norwood duties (with Norwood drivers) start/finish at Norwood but take meal reliefs at Battersea.

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Piccadilly / Hyde Park Corner and Battersea Elcho Street- crews travel on Victoria Line to Green Park from Stockwell

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover point Piccadilly / Hyde Park Corner and Finsbury Park stand

Live visual


 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Tuesday, 22.06.21