Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AH
22LT
12LT
11LT
 
CF
9STL
10STL
8STL

HONOR OAK Forest Hill Tavern - Peckham Rye - Peckham - Peckham Hill Street - Old Kent Road - Bricklayers Arms - Elephant & Castle - Blackfriars - Farringdon Road - Kings Cross - Crowndale Road - Camden Town - CHALK FARM STATION ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) or Malden Road - HAMPSTEAD HEATH ( Sat pm / Sun )

Extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris - complete map available for sale as download or hard copy
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01.11.39
AH
26LT
21LT
19LT

HONOR OAK - KINGS CROSS
Withdrawn between Kings Cross and Chalk Farm / Hampstead Heath

03.01.40
AH
26LT
27LT
16LT
 
P
5LT
5LT
--
 
TL
4ST
--
--

HONOR OAK - KINGS CROSS
Old Kent Road and Catford (TL) allocations added

15.05.40
AH
26LT
21LT
7LT
 
CF
--
3STL
--
 
P
7LT
7LT
8LT

HONOR OAK - KINGS CROSS
Mon-Fri only Catford (TL) allocation withdrawn
Saturday Chalk Farm (CF) introduced
Sunday Old Kent Road (P) introduced

20.11.40
AH
27LT
22LT
7LT
 
P
7LT
7LT
8LT

HONOR OAK - KINGS CROSS 
Saturday only Chalk Farm (CF) withdrawn

29.10.41
AH
27LT
25LT
15LT

HONOR OAK - KINGS CROSS 
Daily Old Kent Road (P) allocation withdrawn

Taken from August 1949 Red Book

26.10.49
AH
31RT
25RT
15RT

HONOR OAK - KINGS CROSS
Converted to RT operation

 

 

RT1493 York Way stand

 


03.05.50
AH
31RT
25RT
15RT

HONOR OAK - KINGS CROSS
Allocation book below

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

06.01.54
PM
34RT
27RT
15RT

HONOR OAK - KINGS CROSS
Nunhead (AH) garage closed - allocation transferred to Peckham (PM).

15.09.54
PM
38RT
32RT
17RT

KINGS CROSS  -  HONOR OAK ( Suns )  -  CRYSTAL PALACE ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Honor Oak to Crystal Palace

30.04.58
PM
33RT
30RT
14RT

KINGS CROSS  -  HONOR OAK ( Suns )  -  CRYSTAL PALACE ( Mon-Sat )
Revised schedules

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

12.10.60
PM
33RT
25RT
13RT

CRYSTAL PALACE - KINGS CROSS
Sunday extended from Honor Oak to Crystal Palace

01.02.61
PM
33RT
27RT
13RT
 
HT
6RM
8RM
4RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - Upper Sydenham - Lordship Lane - Honor Oak - Peckham Rye - Peckham - Old Kent Road - Elephant - Blackfriars - Farringdon Road - Kings Cross - Royal College Street - Kentish Town - Highgate Road - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS.
Extended from Kings Cross to Parliament Hill Fields as part of Stage 9 of the Trolleybus Replacement Program.


17.07.63
PM
33RM
22RM
13RM
 
HT
6RM
9RM
5RM

PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
RT type replaced by Routemasters at Peckham garage.

RM1704 (PM) Parliament Hill Fields

© JGS Smith

 


09.10.63
PM
33RM
--
--
 
HT
6RM
--
--

CRYSTAL PALACE - PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS (Mon-Fri)
Sat and Sun diverted at Kings Cross to Hampstead Heath and renumbered 63A.

Taken from September 1968 allocation book, which is for sale

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

24.01.70
PM
36RM
19RM
9RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - KINGS CROSS (Mon-Sat) Pancras Road  -  Royal College Street  -  Kentish Town  - Prince of Wales Road  -  Malden Road  -  Fleet Road  -  HAMPSTEAD HEATH (Suns)
Saturday / Sunday re-introduced and extended from Kings Cross to Hampstead Heath
via weekday 45 restoring a Sunday service that had been lost when the 45 was cut back to Farringdon Street in 1966.

17.06.72
PM
36RM
19RM
8RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - KINGS CROSS
Withdrawn between Kings Cross and Hampstead Heath - this section replaced by Sunday 46.

RM1391 Peckham

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27.09.76
PM111+
36MD
20MD
8MD

KINGS CROSS  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Routemasters replaced by Scania double deckers.

MD113

MD113 Kings Cross June 1978

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04.09.82
PM111+
27RM
16RM
6RM

KINGS CROSS  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Scanias replaced by Routemasters.


02.11.85
PM121+
30T
15T
7T

KINGS CROSS  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Converted to OPO


29.01.94
PM121+
29T
17T
6T

KINGS CROSS  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Operating base moved to Copeland Road

29.10.94
PM121+
29T
17T
6T
LOGO London Central purchased by Go-Ahead

KINGS CROSS  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
New operator

22.01.00
PM121+
29AVL
17AVL
6AVL

KINGS CROSS  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Converted to low floor operation

AVL23

 

AVL23 New Kent Road

 


16.11.02
PM121+
29AVL
17AVL
6AVL

KINGS CROSS  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Contract renewal

17.05.03
PM121+
24PVL
16PVL
11PVL

KINGS CROSS - HONOR OAK
Withdrawn between Honor Oak and Crystal Palace - withdrawn section replaced by Route 363

 

PVL340 Goods Way - Kings Cross

 


14.11.09
PM121+
27WVL
20WVL
16WVL
Contract renewal - and new Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 10.4m double deckers introduced. Frequency increase

KINGS CROSS - HONOR OAK
Contract renewal

WVL305

 

WVL305 Elephant & Castle

 


15.11.14
PM121+
27WVL
20WVL
16WVL
Contract extended for two years
KINGS CROSS - HONOR OAK
Contract extended for two years
12.11.16
PM121+
33MCH
24MCH
19MCH

KINGS CROSS - HONOR OAK
Contract renewal with new buses

In March Putney High Street was restricted to low emission buses thus a proportion of Peckham's allocation was exchanged with Sutton in order to have Route 93 comply.. DOE13 is one of the recipients from Sutton along with the new order MHV50 both seen at New Kent Road at the Bricklayers Arms junction
© Ian Armstrong

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Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
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Operating Garages

AH Nunhead
Changeover point Peckham Rye


PM Peckham
Changeover point Peckham

HT Highgate
Changeover point Kentish Town.

TL Catford
Changeover point ?

P Old Kent Road
Changeover point ?

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point Harmood Street

Live visual

 

 

 

Special thanks to Brian Polley for additional information