Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
ED
11NS
14NS
5ST

NORWOOD JUNCTION - Woodside Green - Morland Road - East Croydon - CROYDON Katharine Street

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk


08.04.36
ED
11NS
14NS
--
 
TC
--
--
6ST

NORWOOD JUNCTION  -  CROYDON
Sunday allocation moved to Croydon (TC)

29.11.39
TC
16STL+
16STL+
12STL
   
1STL/159
1STL/133
--

NORWOOD JUNCTION - Woodside Green - East Croydon - South Croydon - Purley - Kenley - Whytleafe - CATERHAM VALLEY
Extended from Croydon to Caterham Valley via withdrawn Route 75
Elmers End (ED) allocation moved to Croydon (TC)

Taken from 1940 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

11.06.41
TC
16ST
16ST
12ST

NORWOOD JUNCTION  -  CATERHAM VALLEY
Type change

05.05.48
TC
22RT
41RT
28RT

NORWOOD JUNCTION  -  CATERHAM VALLEY 
RT type was introduced this day - previously operated by ST type.

Saunders RT1309 complete with roof box and offside route number plate

© Peter Relf


30.04.58
TC
19RT
19RT
13RT

NORWOOD JUNCTION  -  CATERHAM VALLEY 
Frequency cuts




01.09.64
TC
17RT
17RT
8RM

NORWOOD JUNCTION  -  CATERHAM VALLEY  
Sunday RM introduction.

11.11.67
TC
17RT
17RT
6RML

NORWOOD JUNCTION  -  CATERHAM VALLEY 
Sunday RML introduction.

27.03.71
TC
13RT
11RT
--

NORWOOD JUNCTION - CATERHAM VALLEY ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service renumbered 197B and converted to OPO.

20.11.71
TC151+
13RT
11RM
--

NORWOOD JUNCTION - CATERHAM VALLEY ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday service converted to RM.

 

RM324 Caterham Valley, August 1973

busmap.co.uk


05.01.74
TC151+
14DMS
13DMS
6DMS

NORWOOD JUNCTION - Cherry Orchard Road - East Croydon - South Croydon - Purley - Kenley - Whyteleafe - CATERHAM VALLEY
DAILY CONVERTED TO OPO.
Sunday re-introduced with 197B withdrawal.

 

DMS2332 is seen at Woodside Green

 


02.06.84
TC151+
10D
10D
3D

NORWOOD JUNCTION - WHYTELEAFE (MS evgs/Suns) - CATERHAM VALLEY (MS except evgs)
Withdrawn between Whyteleafe and Caterham Valley MS evenings and all day Sunday.

09.08.86
CM
AN
AN
--
New operator

NORWOOD JUNCTION - CROYDON Katharine Street ( Mon-Sat )
Operation transferred to London Country under LRT tendering process
Withdrawn between Croydon and Caterham - replaced by new 197A and 197B.

AN197 George Street Croydon , May 1989

busmap.co.uk


07.09.86
GD
dd
dd
--

London Country was split into 4 operating companies - the 197 being under the control of London Country South West and transferred from Chelsham (CM) to Godstone(GD) at this time

27.06.87
GD
dd
dd
--

NORWOOD JUNCTION - CROYDON Katharine Street (MS except evgs)
MS evgs and early Sat am service withdrawn - at these times Route 197B. was introduced

LR30 Norwood Junction,  October 1989

© John Parkin


28.10.89
TC351+
5L
5L
--
Contract reassigned

NORWOOD JUNCTION - CROYDON Katharine Street (Mon-Sat except evgs)
OPERATED BY LONDON BUSES (South London (TC) )

 

 

L257 Norwood Junction stand

 


31.08.91
TC351+
6L
8L
4L

NORWOOD JUNCTION - CROYDON Katharine Street
Revised to operate at all times.

 

M1240 Purley

 


17.03.01
TC351+
6DLA
6DLA
4DLA

NORWOOD JUNCTION - CROYDON Katharine Street
Converted to low floor operation

03.09.05
TC211+
16DLA
14DLA
9DLA

PECKHAM BUS STATION - Peckham Rye - Barry Road - Dulwich - Forest Hill - Dartmouth Road - Kirkdale - Penge - Anerley - Norwood Junction - Woodside Green - Cherry Orchard Road - East Croydon - CROYDON Katharine Street
Extended from Norwood Junction to Peckham via withdrawn section of Route 312.
Contract renewal - Running number sequence exchanged with 312

 
Taken from 2007 map drawn by Mike Harris

04.09.10
TC211+
14DLA
14DLA
8DLA

PECKHAM  -  CROYDON
Contract extended for two years

 

 

DLA250 Katherine Street stand

 


01.09.12
TC211+
14DW
14DW
8DW

PECKHAM BUS STATION -  CROYDON Katharine Street
Contract renewal

 

DW99 crosses Wellesley Road at East Croydon

 


02.09.17
TC211+
17DW
16DW
9DW

PECKHAM BUS STATION -  CROYDON Katharine Street
Contract renewal

DW116 Sydenham Hill

© John King


31.08.19
C31+
15EH
14EH
8EH
Contract reassigned

PECKHAM BUS STATION -  CROYDON Katharine Street
Contract reassigned to GoAhead Metrobus operating out of Croydon (C)

EH336 Park Lane, Croydon

© Bexleybus

Operating Garages

TC Croydon
Changeover point at garage
, but some duties at Katherine Street

C Croydon
Changeover point at Fairfields Hall stand

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Wednesday, 04.08.21