Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
18.11.36
AK
16LT
17LT
14LT

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - Poynders Road - Clapham Park - Streatham Hill - Streatham Common - Greyhond Lane - Streatham Vale - Rowan Road - MITCHAM COMMON Horse & Groom
New route - replacing withdrawn section of Route 5 (now diverted at Clapham Common via Nightingale Lane to Raynes Park)

13.12.39
AK
15STL
14STL
14STL

Converted to STL type

07.01.42
AK
16STL
16STL
15STL
 
AL
7STL
6STL
7STL

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - Poynders Road - Clapham Park - Streatham Hill - Streatham Common - Greyhond Lane - Streatham Vale - Rowan Road  -  Mitcham Common  -  Fair Green  -  Wandle Road  -  Morden  -  Hillcross Avenue  -  Grand Drive  -  RAYNES PARK Junction Tavern
Extended from Mitcham Common to Raynes Park  which replaced withdrawn Route 50 Streatham Common & Raynes Park
Daily Merton (AL) allocation introduced

Taken from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk
10.10.45
AK
20STL
19STL
14STL
 
AL
9D
9D
8D

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town  -  RAYNES PARK
Daimler type introduced at Merton (AL)

The Daimler type represented here at Raynes Park by D58

02.05.51
AK
21STL
19STL
26RT
 
AL
10D/4STL
17D
10D

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town  -  RAYNES PARK 
Sunday RT introduced at Streatham (AK)

07.10.53
AK
20RT
19RT
24RT
 
AL
14RT
17RT
10RT

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town  -  RAYNES PARK 
Daily RT introduced at both AK and AL - the route then remained unaltered apart from schedule reductions until 1969.

30.04.58
AK
19RT+
19RT
15RT
    1RT/133
1RT/159
   
 
AL
12RT
15RT
14RT

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

22.03.69
AK
18RT
14RT
10RT

CLAPHAM COMMON - MORDEN STATION
Withdrawn between Morden and Raynes Park - this section replaced by new flat fare Route M1

RT917 turning into Morden Station

© Malcolm Allan


19.07.69
AK
18RT
14RT
--
 
BN
--
--
10RT

CLAPHAM COMMON - MORDEN STATION
Sunday allocation transferred to Brixton (BN)

17.06.72
AK
13RT
13RM
--
 
BN
5RT
--
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON - MORDEN STATION
Mon-Fri Brixton (BN) allocation added and Saturday Streatham (AK) allocation converted to Routemaster operation.

12.05.73
AK
13RT
4RM
--
 
BN
5RT
7RT
9RT

CLAPHAM COMMON - MORDEN STATION
Saturday Brixton (BN) allocation added at the expense of Streatham (AK)

14.12.75
AK
13RM
4RM
--
 
BN
5RM
5RM
2RT
5RM
4RT

CLAPHAM COMMON - MORDEN STATION
Routemaster allocation introduced at Brixton (BN)

23.05.76
AK51+
13RM
4RM
--
 
BN121+
5RM
7RM
9RM

CLAPHAM COMMON - MORDEN STATION
RT type withdrawn entirely

28.10.78
BN121+
17RM
10RM
5RM

CLAPHAM COMMON - MORDEN STATION
Streatham(AK) allocation withdrawn.

RM869 Mitcham Common

© Malcolm Allan


27.04.85
BN121+
13M
8M
4M

CLAPHAM COMMON - MORDEN STATION
Converted to double deck OPO

07.02.87
AK121+
13L
8L
4L

CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town - Clapham Park - Thornton Avenue - Streatham Hill - Streatham Vale - Mitcham Common - MORDEN STN
Diverted via Thornton Avenue instead of via BN Garage replacing withdrawn section of 137. The 137 was diverted via BN Garage - so in fact the two routes just swapped routeings.
BN allocation transferred to Streatham (AK) which would have been more convenient for changeovers and as a result the Route was converted to Olympian operation.

L35 Streatham Vale

06.01.90
AK121+
12M
7M
3M

MORDEN - BRIXTON GARAGE - BRIXTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Streatham Hill and Clapham Common - this section replaced by revised Route 60

M492 with N garage code seen at Morden Station

10.08.91
AK121+
12M
7M
4DR

MORDEN - BRIXTON GARAGE - BRIXTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday operation converted to Dart operation

14.03.92
BN21+
12T
7T
--
 
N251+
--
--
6DR

MORDEN - BRIXTON GARAGE - BRIXTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn - Mon-Sat transferred to Brixton (BN) and Sunday to Norwood (N).
Weekday Metrobus replaced by Titans.

T307

© Malcolm Allan


03.02.93
BN21+
12T
7T
--
 
N251+
SR/322
SR/322
6DR

MORDEN - BRIXTON GARAGE - BRIXTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Evening service converted to midibus thus Mon-Sat evgs buses from N

SR13 Morden Station

busmap.co.uk

29.01.94
BN21+
12T
7T
--
 
N251+
SR/322
SR/322
6DR

MORDEN - BRIXTON STN
Extended from Brixton Garage to Brixton Station at all times not just Mon-Fri peaks.

A new destination for DRL147 seen in Mordenhall Road

busmap.co.uk


Taken from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

23.03.96
BN21+
11M
11M
--
 
BN251+
--
--
7DRL

MORDEN - BRIXTON STATION
Mon-Sat evening service converted back to double deck thus Norwood involvement withdrawn Mon-Sat..

31.09.97
BN21+
11M
11M
6M

MORDEN - BRIXTON STATION
Sunday service converted back to double deck operation and transferred to Brixton (BN) thus N allocation withdrawn.


30.04.00
BN21+
11M
11M
6DDL

MORDEN - BRIXTON STATION
Sunday service converted to low floor single deck operation.

03.02.01
AL241+
12PVL
12PVL
7PVL
Start of new contract with
LONDON GENERAL

MORDEN - BRIXTON STATION
New operator

04.02.06
AL241+
12PVL
12PVL
6PVL

MORDEN - BRIXTON STATION
Contract renewal

PVL116 at Streatham - the spire of St Leonard's Church can be seen

05.02.11
AL241+
12E
12E
6E

MORDEN - BRIXTON STATION
Contract renewal

Enviro E145 at Mitcham

03.11.12
AL241+
12E
12E
6E

MORDEN - BRIXTON STATION
Diversion in place due to engineering works at Streatham Common Station
See Routes 518 and 560

Morden - Mitcham - Streatham Vale - Streatham - Brixton 
Morden Station - London Road - Morden Hall Road - Wandle Road - London Road - Mitcham Tramlink - London Road - Lower Green West - Lower Green - London Road - Mitcham - Raleigh Gardens - Upper Green - Upper Green East - Three Kings Road - Commonside East - Manor Road - Rowan Road - Stanford Way - Stanford Road - London Road - Norbury Station - London Road - Streatham High Road - Streatham Station - Streatham High Road - Streatham Hill Station - Streatham Hill - Brixton Hill - Brixton Road - Brixton Station 
The section shown in red is the diversion routeing. The normal routeing is via a longer section of Rowan Road - Greyhound Terrace - Streatham Vale - Streatham Common Station - Greyhound Lane and a shorter section of Streatham High Road.

Brixton - Streatham - Streatham Vale - Mitcham - Morden 
Brixton Police Station - Brixton Road - Brixton Station - Brixton Road - Brixton Hill - Streatham Hill - Streatham Hill Station - Streatham High Road - Streatham Station - Streatham High Road - London Road - Norbury Station - London Road - Stanford Road - Stanford Way - Rowan Road - Manor Road - Commonside East - Three Kings Road - Upper Green East - Mitcham - London Road - Mitcham Tramlink - London Road - Wandle Road - Morden Hall Road - London Road - Aberconway Road - Morden Station 
The section shown in red is the diversion routeing. The normal routeing is via a shorter section of Streatham High Road - Greyhound Lane - Streatham Common Station - Streatham Vale - Greyhound Terrace and a longer section of Rowan Road.

DOE54 Brixton

© Brian Kemp


06.02.16
AL241+
12E
12E
7E

MORDEN - BRIXTON STATION
Contract extended for two years

WVL73 Mitcham

© Andrew Ha


03.12.16
C1+
13E
13E
9E
Transferred within Go Ahead from
London General to Metrobus

BRIXTON  -  MORDEN
Allocation moved from Merton (AL) to Croydon (C)

28.01.17
SW1+
13E
12E
7E
Transferred within Go Ahead from
  Metrobus to London General

BRIXTON  -  MORDEN 
Allocation moved again from Croydon (C) to Stockwell (SW)

WHV100 normally used on Route 155 strays onto the 118 and is seen in Mitcham

Photographer unknown


03.02.18
SW1+
13E
12E
7E

MORDEN  - BRIXTON STATION
Contract renewal

 

 

Operating Garages

C Croydon
Changeover point Morden Station

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Brixton stand

AL Merton
Changeover point Morden Station

AK Streatham
Changeover point at garage

N Norwood
Changeover point ?

BN Brixton
Changeover point at garage