Route History

 

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AK
16LT
14LT
--
 
AL
16LT
13LT
--

LIVERPOOL STREET - Bank - London Bridge - Borough - Elephant & Castle - Kennington - Brixton - Streatham - Melfort Road - Thornton Heath - Whitehorse Road - West Croydon - Croydon - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Mon-Sat )
The Sunday service was served by the 43 extension that day from London Bridge to South Croydon

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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09.09.37
AK
22LT
28LT
--
 
AL
6LT
--
--

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday Merton (AL) allocation withdrawn

05.01.38
AK
6LT
29LT
--
 
AL
10STL
--
--
 
TC
29STL
16STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat Croydon (TC) allocation introduced

13.12.39
AK
30LT
22LT
--
 
TC
16STL
13STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Mon-Sat )
Merton (AL) allocation withdrawn

03.01.40
AK
30LT
22LT
--
 
AL
--
9STL
--
 
TC
16STL
13STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday Merton (AL) allocation introduced

15.05.40
AK
28STL
25STL
--
 
TC
18STL
21STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday Merton (AL) allocation introduced

07.11.40
AK
28STL
25STL
13STL
 
TC
9STL
9PROV
21STL
--
Express
TC
12STL
12STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf
Sunday service introduced to replace withdrawn section of Route 143 on that day
Express service introduced Mon-Sat peaks SOUTH CROYDON to LONDON BRIDGE

19.03.41
AK
28STL
2PROV
26STL
2PROV
19STL
 
TC
19STL
11PROV
24STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf
Express service withdrawn

13.02.46
AK
19STL
21STL
19STL
 
TC
30STL
18STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon ( Daily )
Extended from Swan & Sugar Loaf to Earl of Eldon as the beer was cheaper in the Earl


Scanned from Feb 1946 Red Book

23.07.47
AK
19STL
19STL
19STL
 
TC
30STL
20STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Earl of Eldon
Liverpool Street terminal changed

12.11.47
AK
19STL
14STL
20STL
 
TC
27STL
3RT
22STL
5RT
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer
Extended from Earl of Eldon to Red Deer as the crews were barred from the Earl
RT type partly introduced

05.05.48
AK
19STL
12STL
20STL
 
TC
27STL
3ST
26STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer
RT type withdrawn

03.05.50
AK
21STL+
11STL
24STL
    1STL/159    
 
TC
29STL
3RT
28STL
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer 
RT type reintroduced although main allocation still STL

02.05.51
AK
21RT+
11RT
24RT
    1RT/159    
 
TC
32RT
28RT
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer
ST/STL class withdrawn in favour of RT.

14.05.52
AK
21RT
11RT
14RT
 
BN
--
--
10RT
 
TC
32RT
28RT
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Red Deer
Sunday only Brixton (BN) allocation introduced.

21.07.54
AK
21RT
11RT
12RT
 
BN
--
--
11RT
 
TC
29RT
28RT
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Garage
Withdrawn between Garage and Red Deer at South Croydon.

04.05.55
AK
20RT
10RT
--
 
BN
--
--
20RT
 
TC
27RT
25RT
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Garage
Sunday Streatham (AK) allocation transferred to Brixton (BN).

02.05.56
AK
20RT
10RT
--
 
BN
--
--
13RT
 
TC
27RT
25RT
7RT

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Garage
Sunday Croydon (TC) allocation introduced.

16.10.57
AK
21RT
10RT
--
 
BN
--
--
19RT
 
TC
26RT
25RT
--

LIVERPOOL STREET Finsbury Circus - SOUTH CROYDON Garage
Sunday Croydon (TC) allocation withdrawn.

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

26.11.58
AK
20RT
10RT
--
 
BN
--
--
24RT
 
TC
24RT
20RT
--

SOUTH CROYDON - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) or Sundays to City Road - Angel - Highbury Corner - Holloway Road - Archway - East Finchley - Finchley - The Burroughs - HENDON CENTRAL STATION (Suns)
Sunday extended from Moorgate to Hendon Central to replace withdrawn 43 and 143 on this day.

29.01.64
BN
31RTL
14RTL
24RTL
 
TC
--
13RT
--

HENDON CENTRAL STN (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - STREATHAM GARAGE ( Mon-Fri evenings )  -  THORNTON HEATH Clock Tower ( Mon-Fri except evenings) -
STH CROYDON GARAGE (Sat-Sun)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Thornton Heath and South Croydon - this section replaced by new 133A.
Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn.
Mon-Fri Croydon (TC) allocation withdrawn.
Mon-Sat Brixton (BN) allocation introduced.

Brixton (BN) type change from RT to RTL.

Taken from Alterations to bus services leaflet dated 29.01.64

02.09.65
BN
31RT
11RT
18RT
 
TC
--
12RT
--

HENDON CENTRAL STN (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - STREATHAM GARAGE ( Mon-Fri evenings )  -  THORNTON HEATH Clock Tower ( Mon-Fri except evenings) -
STH CROYDON GARAGE (Sat-Sun)

Brixton (BN) type change from RTL to RT.


Extracted from January 1967 Red Book


31.12.66
BN
28RT
20RT
18RT

HENDON CENTRAL STATION (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - THORNTON HEATH Clock Tower (Mon-Fri) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Thornton Heath to South Croydon Garage.
Saturday only Croydon (TC) allocation withdrawn.

15.06.68
BN
33RT
20RT
18RT

HENDON CENTRAL STATION (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - CROYDON Katharine Street (Mon-Fri) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri extended from Thornton Heath to Croydon all day to replace withdrawn 133A - but withdrawn between Croydon and South Croydon.

Taken from September 1968 Red Book
30.11.68
BN
33RT
20RT
13RT

ARCHWAY STATION (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Sat) - CROYDON Katharine Street (Mon-Fri) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Sat/Sun)
Withdrawn between Hendon Central and Archway - replaced by re-introduced 143.

19.07.69
BN
29RT
20RT
7RT

LIVERPOOL STREET - THORNTON HEATH Clock Tower  (Suns)  -  CROYDON Katharine Street (Mon-Fri) - SOUTH CROYDON GARAGE (Sats)
Sunday revised to operate Liverpool Street to Thornton Heath.

24.07.71
BN
22RT
7RT
6RT

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM GARAGE
Withdrawn between Streatham and Croydon - replaced by revised service 50.

RT2813

RT3848 Finsbury Circus stand

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23.03.75
BN41+
22DM+
7DM
6DM
    4RT/109    

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM GARAGE
Crew Daimlers introduced.

DM1064

DM1064 London Bridge Station

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14.12.75
BN41+
22DM+
7DM
6DM
    3RT/109
1RM/118
   

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM GARAGE
RM crosslink introduced

23.05.76
BN41+
22DM+
7DM
6DM
    3RM/109
1RM/118
   

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM GARAGE
RT type withdrawn

RM523

 

RM523 Telford Avenue

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28.10.78
BN41+
26DM
7DM
6DM

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM GARAGE
Routemaster operation withdrawn

15.08.81
BN41+
26RM
7RM
6RM

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM GARAGE
Routemaster operation re-introduced.

27.10.84
BN41+
24RM
7RM
4RM

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM HIGH ROAD Green Lane
Streatham terminal changed with the closure of Streatham Garage.

19.11.84
BN41+
26Dc
7Dc
4Dc

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM HIGH ROAD Green Lane
Crew Daimlers re-introduced.

02.11.85
BN41+
22D
6M
15D
10D

LIVERPOOL STREET - Streatham - Southcroft Road - TOOTING BROADWAY
Diverted at Streatham to Tooting Broadway via Southcroft Road replacing withdrawn section of Route 95
Converted to OPO

01.02.86
BN41+
28M
15M
10M

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  TOOTING BROADWAY 
Daimlers replaced by Metrobus.

 

M1102 Streatham High Road

 


11.07.87
BN41+
23M/D/H
15M
10M

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  TOOTING BROADWAY 
Experimental buses introduced,

Experimental H2

© Peter Horrex


01.04.89
BN41+
23M/D/H
15M
10M
M1104

M1104 Streatham Hill Station

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06.01.90
SW41+
23VC
17VC
10VC
LOGO Contract reassigned to
London General (SW)

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  TOOTING BROADWAY 
New operator

VC19

VC19 Streatham Hill

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04.12.93
SW41+
24VC+
19vc
11vc
    2M/337    

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  TOOTING BROADWAY 
Metrobus crosslink introduced

30.06.96
SW41+
24VC+
19vc
11vc
    2M/337    
  NX121+      
  Q      
  CT      

LIVERPOOL STREET  -  TOOTING BROADWAY 
Additional service introduced to compensate for Northern Line ( Bank ) branch suspension running between Finsbury Circus and Kennington.
Mon-Fri late evenings and all day weekends extended from City Road via 214 to Angel and 30 to Euston Station

T1070

T1070 (NX) working a Northern Line special

 

20.10.96
Last day of special operation

25.01.03
SW41+
26PDL
20PDL
11PDL

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM St Leonard's Church
Withdrawn between Streatham and Tooting - replaced by new 333.

PVL339 London Bridge

 


03.11.07
MW41+
29WVL
20WVL
11WVL

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM St Leonard's Church
Allocation moved to Mandela Way - this was to make room for the new Route 24 allocation at Stockwell

 

WVL89 Borough High Street

 


23.01.10
N301+
30T+
25T
13T
    2T/176    
Contract reassigned to Arriva (N)

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM St Leonard's Church
New operator

 

T89 Monument Station

 


06.10.12
N301+
30T+
25T
13T
    2/176    

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM STATION
Extended from St Leonard's Church to a new stand at Streatham Station -see stands and turning points for details

24.01.15
N301+
32T
25T
14T

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM STATION
Contract extended for two years

23.01.17
BN301+
33HA
23HA
13HA

LIVERPOOL STREET - STREATHAM STATION
Contract renewal, allocation moved from Norwood (N) to Brixton (BN)
New Enviro 400H type introduced

HV24 Brixton Police Station

© Jack Marian

HA31 Elephant & Castle

© Aubrey


Operating Garages

BN Brixton
Changeover point outside garage

AK Streatham
Changeover point outside garage

TC Croydon
Changeover point outside garage

SW Stockwell
Changeover point Brixton Police Station

MW Mandella Way
Changeover point Newington Causeway

N Norwood
Changeover point not known
Garage journeys from Streatham out of service via 249 and 468

Live Visual

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Thursday, 15.07.21