Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
A
3STL
3STL
--

MORDEN STATION - Rose Hill - Sutton - Carshalton Road - Parkgate Road - Manor Road - WALLINGTON STATION ( Mon-Sat )

16.01.35
AL
4STL
4STL
--

MORDEN STATION - Rose Hill - Wrythe Lane - North Street - Parkgate Road - Manor Road - WALLINGTON STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Rerouted at Rose Hill via Wrythe Lane instead of Sutton
Sutton (A) allocation moved to Merton (AL)

27.02.35
AL
5STL
5STL
5STL

RAYNES PARK - Kingston Road - Martin Way - Morden - St Helier - Wrythe Lane - WALLINGTON Clifton Road
Extended from Morden to Raynes Park
Sunday service introduced

1940 map

 

Extract from 1940 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

 

RAYNES PARK - Kingston Road - Martin Way - Morden - St Helier - Wrythe Lane - WALLINGTON Belmont Road
Date of terminal change from Clifton Road to Belmont Road not known

10.10.45
AL
11D
11D
9D

Daimler type introduced

157_D25 

 

D25 Raynes Park Station

 

19.05.54
AL
14RT
14RT
11RT

D type withdrawn in favour of new RT's

30.04.58
AL
13RT
14RT+
11RT
      1RT/88  
157 tt
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
04.03.59
AL
12RT
11RT
6RT
 
CN
10RT
8RT
6RT

RAYNES PARK - Martin Way - Morden - St Helier - Wrythe Lane - Carshalton Station - Wallington - Stanley Park Road - Stafford Road - Epsom Road - Waddon - West Croydon - Whitehorse Road - Selhurst - Norwood Junction - Anerly - CRYSTAL PALACE White Swan
Extended from Wallington to Crystal Palace as part of Trolleybus replacement route 654.

29.01.64
AL
20RT
13RT
12RT
 
ED
--
6RT
--

(CN ) garage closed. New Saturday (ED) introduced.

157_RT2354 

 

RT2354 West Croydon

 

18.04.70
A
--
--
5RT
 
AL
13RT
10RT
9RT
 
ED
--
6RT
--

New Sunday (A) allocation introduced.

31.10.70
A
--
--
5RT
 
AL
13RT
10RT
9RT
 
ED
--
6RT
--

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STN (Suns) - RAYNES PARK (Monday-Saturday/Sunday afternoons)
Sunday withdrawn between Morden and Raynes Park apart from afternoon journeys

12.05.73
A101+
--
--
10DMS
 
AL191+
15DMS
20DMS
--
 
TH31+
--
--
4DMS

RAYNES PARK - CRYSTAL PALACE
Converted to OPO
Sunday extended from Morden to Raynes Park
ED withdrawn - Sunday TH introduced.

25.04.81
A101+
--
--
5DMS
 
AL191+
11DMS
11DMS
--
 
TH31+
8DMS
10DMS
4DMS

Service enhanced with the withdrawal of service 154 between West Croydon and Crystal Palace.
TH gained a daily allocation

04.09.82
A101+
5D
8D
4D
 
AL191+
5D
9D
--
 
TH31+
6D
8D
4D

Northbound journeys diverted via Wallington Station forecourt.
(A) allocation added Monday-Saturday.

157_DMS2487  

DMS2487 West Croydon

 

23.04.83
AL191+
9D
13D
2D
 
TC1+
6D
11D
--
 
TH31+
--
--
8D

(A) allocation withdrawn. Monday-Saturday (TH) transferred to (TC). Sunday (AL) introduced.

02.02.85
AL191+
10D
11D
--
 
TC1+
5D
9D
5D

Sunday (AL) withdrawn. Sunday (TC) introduced. (TH) withdrawn.

22.08.87
TC21+
5D
5D
--
 
TH51+
11D
13D
5D

(AL) withdrawn.
Daily (TH) re-introduced. Sunday (TC) withdrawn.

26.11.88
A51+
13D
14D
8D

CRYSTAL PALACE - MORDEN STATION
(TC) & (TH) withdrawn in favour of Daily (A) allocation.
(Sutton Bus scheme)

157_DMS2384-4-91 

 

DMS2384 complete with Suttonbus livery

 


21.02.93
A51+
13M
14M
7M

D type buses replaced by M.

157_M1235 

M1235 West Croydon

This image available with the
Metrobus download

30.11.96
A51+
14M
16M
9M

Sunday service increased

1996 map
Taken from Nov 96 leaflet

26.07.97
A51+
14NV
16NV
9NV

MCW Metrobus type replaced by new Volvo Olympians

157_NV129 

 

NV129 West Croydon

 


01.12.01
BC201+
16TA
16TA
8TA
logo London General lose contract to Connex Bus operating with Dennis Tridents from their Beddington depot

157 TA69 West Croydon 

 

TA69 West Croydon

 

26.02.04
BC201+
17TA
14TA
7TA
logo Contract novated to Travel London

157_TA67 

 

 

TA67 West Croydon

 


02.12.06
BC101+
18TA
16TA
8TA


Contract renewal

21.05.09
BC101+
16TA
15TA
8TA
logo Contract novated to Abellio

157_9752 

 

 

9752 seen with the reduced display on blind

 

 


03.12.11
BC101+
16V
15V
8V

Contract renewal

157_9024 

 

9024 West Croydon

 

07.12.13
BC1+
17V
15V
8V

Running number sequence changed - BC1+ was vacant when Route 3 was transferred to QB

03.12.16
TH101+
18T
16T
12T
LOGO Contract reassigned to Arriva (TH) although vehicles parked at Norwood (N) overnight

157_T82  T82 leaving the bus station at Crystal Palace

 



 

 

157 times live stands Tender Specs 157 fares

Operating Garages

AL Merton
Changeover point Morden Station

A Sutton
Changeover point Morden Station

CN Carshalton
Changeover point ?

TC Croydon
Changeover point West Croydon

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point West Croydon

BC Beddington
Changeover point Crystal Palace - crews using a ferry bus.