Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AH
10ST
11ST
12ST
 
ED
--
--
13STL
 
TL
24ST
23ST
--

SHOREDITCH Calvert Avenue - Bishopsgate - Aldgate - Tower Bridge - Dunton Road - Old Kent Road - Peckham Park Road - Peckham - Peckham Rye - Barry Road - East Dulwich  -  Forest Hill  -  Sydenham  -  Penge  -  Elmers End  -  WEST WICKHAM The Wheatsheaf

Taken from historical map October 1934
drawn by Mike Harris
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08.04.36
AH
10ST
11ST
11NS
 
ED
--
--
33NS
 
TL
24ST
23ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH  -  WEST WICKHAM ( Mon-Sat )  -  Shirley  -  Addiscombe Road  -  East Croydon  -  South Croydon  -  CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Sunday extended from West Wickham to Croydon Airport

29.04.36
AH
10LT
11LT
11NS
 
ED
--
--
33NS
 
TL
18ST
17ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH  -  LOWER SYDENHAM ( Mon-Sat )  -  CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Lower Sydenham and West Wickham

08.09.37
AH
--
11LT
11LT
 
ED
--
--
32LT
 
TL
23ST
12ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH  -  EAST DULWICH Grove Hotel( Mon-Sat )  -  CROYDON AIRPORT ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between East Dulwich and Lower Sydenham
Mon-Sat Nunhead (AH) withdrawn

29.11.39
AH
9LT
17LT
8LT
 
D
8STL
--
6STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH  -  EAST DULWICH The Plough
Sunday withdrawn between East Dulwich and Croydon Airport
East Dulwich terminal changed to Plough
Elmers End (ED) withdrawn
Mon-Fri (AH) reintroduced
Catford (TL) withdrawn
Mon-FRi/Sun Dalston (D) introduced

15.05.40
AH
11LT
11LT
6LT
 
D
11STL
11STL
7STL

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Saturday (D) introduced

13.04.49
AH
9LT+
8LT
--
   

1LT/12
1LT/37
2LT/63

   
 
D
8STL
12STL
7STL
 
P
--
--
7LT

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Sunday (AH) allocation replaced by new Old Kent Road (P)

Taken from August 1949 Red Book
26.10.49
AH
11RT+
8RT
--
 
D
8RT
12RT
8RT
 
P
--
--
7LT

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
RT type introduced

03.05.50
AH
11RT+
8RT
8RT
    1RT/37    
 
D
8RT
12RT
8RT

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Sunday only Old Kent Road (P) allocation withdrawn in favour of Sunday Nunhead (AH)

21.06.50
AH
13RT
8RT
--
 
D
8RT
12RT
8RT
 
P
--
--
8RT

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Sunday only Old Kent Road (P) allocation reintroduced.


02.05.51
D
8RT
12RT
8RT
 
P
--
--
8RT
 
PM
13RT
8RT
--

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Nunhead (AH) allocation transferred to Peckham (PM) - Route 12 increased at AH to compensate

14.05.52
D
9RT
12RT
--
 
P
--
--
16RT
 
PM
13RT
8RT
--

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Sunday Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.

Taken from August 1952 Red Book
19.05.54
D
5RTL
5RTL
--
 
P
--
--
16RT
 
PM
18RT
16RT
--

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Dalston RT type replaced by RTL.

16.10.57
D
4RTL
--
--
 
P
--
--
14RT
 
PM
19RT
21RT
--

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Saturday Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.

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

26.11.58
D
4RTL
--
--
 
PM
19RT
21RT
14RT

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Old Kent Road (P) closed - Sunday only allocation transferred to Peckham (PM)

 

RTL1392 (D) Peckham High Street

 


01.09.63
D
4RTL
--
--
 
PM
20RT
21RT
14RM

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Sunday only Routemaster allocation introduced - buses spare from Route 36.

 

 

Roofbox RT3929(PM) turns into Dunton Road

 


27.1.65
D
4RTL
--
--
 
PM
20RT
21RT
14RM

Taken from Alterations ( no.1 ) Booklet dated 18 November 1964

07.04.65
D
4RTL
3RTL
--
 
PM
20RT
18RT
14RM

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Saturday Dalston (D) allocation reintroduced.

15.06.68
D
3RT+1RT/47
3RT
--
 
PM
20RT
18RT
10RM

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Dalston (D) allocation converted to RT operation.

19.07.69
D
3RT+1RT/47
3RT
--
 
PM
23RT
14RM
10RM

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Saturday Routemasters introdcued at Peckham (PM).

24.01.70
D
5RT
--
--
 
PM
18RT
14RM
10RM

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Saturday Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.


08.01.72
PM
23RT
14RM
10RM

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.


13.05.72
PM
20DMS
14DMS
10DMS

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Converted to double deck OPO operation.

DMS339 Liverpool Street 6th June 1976

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16.10.76
PM
20DMS
15DMS
11DMS

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Schedule changes

24.02.80
PM211+
15MD
15MD
10MD

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Converted from DMS type to Scania MD.

MD45 Tower Bridge Road
7th April 1980

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31.10.81
PM211+
15LS
14LS
10LS

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Converted from Scania MD to single deck Leyland National.

LS342 Minories
24th January 1982

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04.09.82
PM211+
11T
11T
7T

SHOREDITCH  -  DULWICH
Converted from Leyland National to double deck Leyland Titan.

13.08.88
PM211+
11T
10T
8T

SHOREDITCH - FOREST HILL
Extended from Dulwich to Forest Hill partly replacing withdrawn section of Route 12.

 

T1107 Tower Gateway
31st March 1989

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10.11.90
CR
dd
dd
dd
  NB
DD
DD
DD
Operation transferred to London & Country operated from Bricklayers Arms depot and Beddington Lane base on a two year contract using Leyland Atlanteans and hired Fleetlines from South Yorkshire.

FOREST HILL - SHOREDITCH
New operator


London & Country 679 Tower of London
30th March 1991


13.12.92
CR
dd
dd
dd
  WL
dd
dd
dd

SHOREDITCH  -  FOREST HILL
Newington Butts (NB) allocation moved to Walworth (WL)

London & Country 340 Aldgate High Street normally found on Rte P3
6th July 1993

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13.03.94
LC
10dd
10dd
9dd

SHOREDITCH - PECKHAM RYE Eastern Arm
Withdrawn between Peckham Rye and Forest Hill
I think that the Croydon allocation was withdrawn at this time but cannot find any reference to this anywhere ?

04.02.95
WL
10dd
10dd
9dd
LOGO New operator

SHOREDITCH  -  PECKHAM RYE
Contract novated to Londonlinks

ex London Transport T411 Shoreditch High Street

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28.06.97
CH
9dd
8dd
7dd
Transferred within the Cowie group to
Kentish Bus

SHOREDITCH  -  PECKHAM RYE
New operator

31.01.98
SH51+
9dd
8dd
7dd
Transferred within the Arriva group to Grey Green at Stamford Hill

 

142 Liverpool Street

 


27.03.99
DX71+
11sd
8sd
12sd
Transferred within the Arriva group to Arriva London North East at Barking

SHOREDITCH  -  PECKHAM RYE
Transferred within Arriva to Barking (DX)

16.10.99
DX71+
8sd
8sd
6sd
 
GG
3sd
2sd
1sd

SHOREDITCH  -  PECKHAM RYE
Part Stamford Hill allocation re-introduced.

20.05.00
DX71+
13sd
9sd
9sd

SHOREDITCH - NUNHEAD St Mary's Road
Extended from Peckham Rye to Nunhead via Nunhead Lane

 

 

ADL973 crossing Tower Bridge

 


26.06.04
DX71+
15ADL
15ADL
13ADL

SHOREDITCH  -  NUNHEAD
Contract re-assigned from Arriva London North East to Arriva London North

16.10.10
AE1+
16ADL
16ADL
15ADL

SHOREDITCH  -  NUNHEAD
Allocation moved to Ash Grove (AE)

13.11.10
AE1+
16ADL
16ADL
15ADL

SHOREDITCH  -  NUNHEAD 
Contract renewal

02.04.11
AE1+
16T
16T
15T

SHOREDITCH  -  NUNHEAD
Shoreditch stand moved from Calvert Avenue to High Street
Start of conversion to double deck ( T type )

 

T170 Minories

 

 


Extracted from map drawn by Mike Harris

The northern section from Peckham to Shoreditch remained unchanged since 1934 ( except for traffic management schemes of course


14.11.15
AE1+
17HA
17HA
14HA

SHOREDITCH  -  NUNHEAD
Contract renewal, new buses introduced soon after

HA5 Goodmans Yard
HA5 rear view Goodmans Yard
Both images © Ian Armstrong
14.11.20
AE1+
17HA
16HA
13HA

SHOREDITCH  -  NUNHEAD
Contract extended for two years

HA18 Goodmans Yard

HA18 has just served the Tower Gateway stop and is entering Goodmans Yard

© Samuel Letsu


13.03.21
AE1+
16HA
16HA
13HA

SHOREDITCH  -  NUNHEAD
Mon-Fri running times reduced - PVR-1

Note: When Tower Bridge is closed - northbound buses are diverted via London Bridge and Eastcheap between Tower Bridge Road Druid Street and Tower Hill Station.
Southbound buses are diverted via Fenchurch Street and London Bridge between Aldgate and Tower Bridge Road Druid Street.

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Operating Garages

AE Ash Grove
Changeover point at Aldgate

D Dalston
Changeover point Shoreditch or Liverpool Street Station.

CH Cambridge Heath or AE (2010)
AE Changeover point  Aldgate MS or AE Garage Sun

GG Stamford Hill
Changeover point

Bricklayers Arms
Changeover point ?

Newington Butts
Changeover point ?

WL Walworth
Changeover point ?

P Old Kent Road
Changeover point Lord wellington

PM Peckham
Changeover point at garage

AH Nunhead
Changeover point at garage

Beddington Lane
Changeover point at ?

DX Barking
Changeover point Aldgate Station

ED Elmers End
Changeover point outside garage

TL Catford
Changeover point Forest Hill

Live Visual

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Friday, 02.07.21