Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.04.81
AL161+
4D
5D
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - Cranmer Road - Hackbridge - WALLINGTON Shotfield ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE: replacement for withdrawn the section of Route 77 between Tooting and Hackbridge Corner and Bus 115 between Mitcham and Wallington

Taken from Route introduction leaflet
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DMS1505

DMS1505 Tooting

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04.09.82
AL161+
4LS
5LS
--

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  WALLINGTON Shotfield
Northbound journeys diverted via Wallington Stn forecourt - and converted to single deck operation.

LS10 Fair Green on the last day of LS operation

© John Parkin


04.02.84
TC211+
4D
9D
--

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham - Hackbridge - Carshalton Station - Wallington - Woodcote Green - PURLEY STN - CROYDON GARAGE (garage journeys)
Diverted via Carshalton Station instead of direct via London Road and extended from Wallington to Purley via Route 234.
The section between Wallington and Hackbridge direct was replaced by New Route 151
Merton (AL) allocation transferred to Croydon (TC)

D2629 nicknamed Chocolate Box celebrates 100 years of Croydon Tramways and is seen here at Fair Green on the first day of the extension to Purley

© John Parkin


27.04.85
TC211+
8D
9D
--

TOOTING- PURLEY ( Mon-Sat ) - Riddlesdown - Sanderstead - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Purley to Selsdon via withdrawn 234.

22.03.86
CM31+
AN
AN
--
Contract reassigned to London Country (CM)


TOOTING - SANDERSTEAD CHURCH ( Mon-Sat ) - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Sat extended from Purley to Sanderstead Church.

AN296 Purley Cross Roads

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26.09.87
CM31+
AN
AN
--

TOOTING BROADWAY -SANDERSTEAD CH ( Mon-Sat )- SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks) - Old Farleigh Road - Sunnybank - Chelsham Road - CHELSHAM GARAGE (garage journeys)
Certain garage journeys revised to run in service to Chelsham Garage.

24.06.89
CM31+
AN
AN
?

STREATHAM HILL STN (Suns) or TOOTING BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - SANDERSTEAD CHURCH ( Mon-Sat ) - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks) -CHELSHAM GARAGE (garage journeys)
Sunday 127A renumbered 127.

28.10.89
GD
8dd
7dd
2dd

STREATHAM HILL STN (Sunday) or TOOTING ( Mon-Sat ) - SANDERSTEAD CHURCH ( Mon-Sat ) - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks)
CM transferred to GD.

29.09.90
GD
8dd
7dd
2dd

TOOTING BROADWAY - PURLEY ( Mon-Sat ) - SELSDON (Mon-Fri peaks/Suns)
Sunday bifurcation withdrawn - Sunday service now the same as MS.

635 Fair Green

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27.03.93
CN
6dd
5dd
3dd

TOOTING - PURLEY
Withdrawn between Purley and Selsdon.

23.04.94
CR
6dd
6dd
5dd

TOOTING BROADWAY - Mitcham Road - Southcroft Road - Streatham Road - Mitcham - Carshalton - Hackbridge - Wallington ,- PURLEY Whytleafe Road
Rerouted in Tooting via Southcroft Road instead of London Road.

Extended in Purley to Whytleafe Road to reintroduce link with Purley Station

04.02.95
CR
7dd
6dd
5dd
Contract reassigned to London Links

Volvo Citybus East Lancs 641 Wallington Station

28.06.97
CR31+
10sd
8sd
6sd

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Converted to single deck - new contract commenced.

Northern Counties Paladin London Links 203 in dedicated 127 livery

01.09.97
CR31+
9sd
7sd
5sd
 
NO
2dd
--
--

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Two additional school journeys added to schedule am and pm operated by Nostalgia Bus

Nostalgia bus M11 at Wallington Station

01.08.98
AL121+
5M
5M
3M
 
NO
2dd
--
--
 
PD161+
5DAL
5DAL
3DAL

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Contract reassigned to London General (A) but further sub contracted to Selkent (PD)

23.01.99
AL121+
5M
5M
3M
 
BT
5dd
5dd
4dd
 
NO
2dd
--
--

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Selkent replaced by Blue Triangle.

Leyland Olympian East Lancs LW92 working a school journey for Nostalgia bus

10.04.99
MI1+
10DTSLF
10DTSLF
4DTSLF
Contract reassigned to Mitcham Belle - Nostalgia withdrawn.

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
New contract

Scanned from May 1999 leaflet

12.01.03
MI1+
12DTSLF
9DTSLF
4DTSLF

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Garage relocated to Beddington Lane.

Mitcham Belle 020 Tooting Broadway

27.08.04
MC1+
12DTSLF
9DTSLF
4DTSLF
Conract novated to Centra

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Contract reassigned

DP58 Purley

© Michael Wadham


10.12.05
C201+
10PVL
9PVL
--
 
GD
--
--
5sc
Contract reassigned to Metrobus

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Godstone garage closed - and PVL type returned to London General as new vehicles became available

Vehicles loaned from London General operating from their new Croydon Base at 134 Beddington Lane (C) on Mon-Sat and Godstone on Sunday with Scanias.

25.02.06
C201+
10sc
9sc
5sc

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Godstone (GD) closed

16.04.11
C201+
10sc
9sc
4sc
Contract extended for two years

919 Purley Station stand

13.04.13
C201+
10SC
9SC
4C

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY
Contract renewal

PVL376 Carxhalton Pond

© Thomas Drake


14.04.18
C201+
14E
12E
7E

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY 
Contract extended for two years

11.04.20
C201+
17E
15E
10E

TOOTING BROADWAY  -  PURLEY 
Contract Renewal , increased frequencies

E97 at Woodcote

© Edward S

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Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Fair Green - Mitcham

AL Merton
Changeover point Tooting Broadway

TC Croydon
Changeover point at garage - buses working in service from Purley via Brighton Road

PD Plumstead
CHANGEOVER POINT ?

CM Chelsham
Changeover point Sanderstead Church or garage depending on duty

GD Godstone
Changeover point Purley stand or dead to garage

C Croydon
Changeover point Purley Bus stand - the crews are allowed to use the Railway Station on Platform 6

MI Mitcham Belle
Changeover point Fair Green

MC Centra
Changeover point Fair Green

Map 2021

Taken from 2021 map drawn by MIke Harris
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© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Wednesday, 14.07.21