Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AL
2LTL
2LTL
2LTL

WIMBLEDON STATION - Ridgway - RAYNES PARK
Prior to this date had been 103 - new policy dictated that single deck routes had to be numbered 200+

08.04.36
AL
2Q
2Q
2Q

Type change

27.05.36
AL
4Q
4Q
4Q

WIMBLEDON STATION - Ridgway -  Raynes Park  -  WEST WIMBLEDON Copse Hill
Extended from Raynes Park to Copse Hill

Extracted from 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
06.05.53
AL
6RF
6RF
4RF

RF type introduced.


30.04.58
AL
5RF
5RF
5RF

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
03.01.62
AL
3RF
3RF
2RF

WIMBLEDON STATION  -  Ridgway - RAYNES PARK STATION
Withdrawn between Raynes Park and Copse Hill ,this section replaced by new 286.

RF398 Wimbledon Station

Peter Osborne collection

25.08.65
AL
3RT
3RT
2RT

RF type replaced by RT.

31.10.65
AL
3RT
3RT
3RT

WIMBLEDON STATION - Ridgway - RAYNES PARK -; Coombe Lane - Kingston Hospital - Norbiton - KINGSTON (Sun pm)
Sunday pm extended from Raynes Park to Kingston.

 

RT4465 (OLD685) from Merton Garage leaving Wood Street Bus Stand, Kingston on Route 200, the intermedaite blind incorrectly set using weekday routeing

© Mega Anorak

31.12.66
AL
6RT
6RT
3RT

MITCHAM Fair Green ( Mon-Sat ) Phipps Bridge Estate - Colliers Wood - Haydons Road - Queens Road - WIMBLEDON STN (Suns) - RAYNES PARK - KINGSTON (Sun pm)
Mon-Sat extended from Wimbledon to Mitcham via Phipps Bridge - partly replacing withdrawn 285 between Wimbledon and Haydons Road.

01.01.70
AL
7RT
5RT
3RT

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

30.01.71
AL
7SMS
4SMS
2SMS

MITCHAM ( Mon-Sat ) - WIMBLEDON (Suns) - RAYNES PARK
Sunday withdrawn between Raynes Park and Kingston.
CONVERTED TO SINGLE DECK - ONE PERSON OPERATION.


20.10.73
AL141+
7SMS
4SMS
2SMS

Rerouted to double run via Atkinson Morley Hospital except Mon-Fri peaks.

SMS371 at the Wimbledon Bridge stop

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13.11.77
AL141+
7DMS
4DMS
2DMS

CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK OPERATION.


25.04.81
AL141+
7DMS
4DMS
4DMS

WALLINGTON Shotfield (Suns) London Road - Hackbridge Corner - Mitcham Junction  -  MITCHAM ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK
Sunday extended from Mitcham to Wallington partly replacing withdrawn 115

Click above image for full timetable

31.10.81
AL141+
7DMS
4DMS
4DMS

WALLINGTON Shotfield (Suns) - MITCHAM ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK ( Daily )
Rerouted to double run via Atkinson Morley Hospital Mon-Fri peaks

A Sunday shot here of DMS1620 at the Shotfield stand at
Wallington blinds correctly set

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04.09.82
AL141+
5D
3D
2D

MITCHAM ( Mon-Sat ) - MERTON GARAGE (Suns) - RAYNES PARK
Sunday withdrawn between Merton Garage and Wallington.

04.02.84
AL141+
8D
4D
2D

STREATHAM GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - Mitcham - Phipps Bridge - MERTON GARAGE (Sun pm jnys) - WIMBLEDON STN (Sun pm) - RAYNES PARK (MS/Sun pm)
Mon-Sat extended from Mitcham to Streatham Garage - and Sunday am service withdrawn.

 

DMS2293 is seen on a weekday journey to AK Garage

 


27.10.84
AL141+
8D
4D
2D

BRIXTON GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - MERTON GARAGE (Sun pm jnys) - WIMBLEDON STN (Sun pm) - RAYNES PARK (MS/Sun pm)
Mon-Sat diverted at St Leonards Church via Streatham Hill to Brixton Garage BN.

Another shot of DMS1620 taken in March 1986 at
Wimbledon Station just before the transfer to Cityrama

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22.03.86
CR
dd
dd
dd
Contract reassigned

BRIXTON New Park Road (Mon-Sat except evgs) - STREATHAM HILL STN (Mon-Sat evenings)- WIMBLEDON STATION (Sun pm) - RAYNES PARK (Mon-Sat/Sun pm)
SERVICE TRANSFERRED TO CITYRAMA LTD under LRT tendering process.
Streatham terminal arrangements altered because Cityrama could not turn at Brixton Garage.

 

Route 200, Cityrama, DM935 is seen at St. Leonards Church, Streatham followed by a Metroobus on Route 133

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07.02.87
Cityrama
dd
dd
dd

BRIXTON New Park Road (Mon-Sat except evgs) - STREATHAM St Leonard's Church (Mon-Sat evenings)- WIMBLEDON STATION (Sun pm) - RAYNES PARK (Mon-Sat/Sun pm)
Mon-Sat evgs cut back from Streatham Hill Stn to St Leonards Church.

Fleet No.15 seen in Atkins Road, Streatham

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03.12.88
NB
10LS
9LS
2LS
Contract reassigned on a temporary basis

 

Leyland National LS57 (NB)

 

03.06.89
AA221+
10M
9M
2M
Contract reassigned

Service operated from Colliers Wood ( an outstation of Sutton)

M820 pauses outside Merton Garage, the new garage code easily visble

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11.11.89
A221+
--
--
1M
 
AA221+
10M
7M
 

Sunday allocation transferred to Sutton (A) although AA bus driven by Sutton driver.

29.09.90
A221+
--
--
8M
 
AA221+
10M
7M
 


BRIXTON New Park Road (MS except evgs) - STREATHAM St Leonards Church (MS evgs/Suns) - RAYNES PARK
Sunday extended from Wimbledon to Streatham.

23.09.91
AL221+
10M
7M
3M

Sutton (A) and Colliers Wood (AA) allocations transferred to Merton (AL).

 

M1372 at Atkinson Morley Hospital probably on a Sunday working as lazy blind is in use

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05.09.92
A81+
--
--
3DW
 
AL221+
10M
7M
2DW

Sunday converted to midibus operation and part transferred to Sutton (A).

DR43 at Fair Green, Mitcham

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13.03.93
A81+
--
--
3MRL
 
AL221+
10M
7M
2MRL

BRIXTON GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - STREATHAM St Leonards Church (Suns) - RAYNES PARK
Brixton terminal change.

31.07.93
AL221+
10M
7M
4DR/DW

Sutton (A) allocation withdrawn.

 

DW70 performs a Sunday duty and is seen in Cyril Black Way

 

22.05.94
AL221+
10M
7M
4DR/DW

BRIXTON GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - RAYNES PARK
Sunday extended from St Leonards Church to Brixton Garage.

29.04.95
AL221+
M
M
DR/DW

RAYNES PARK - TULSE HILL STATION
Extended from Streatham Hill to Tulse Hill Station via Christchurch Road - Roupell Road and Upper Tulse Hill. This was a temporary arrangement until new Darts were delivered for new Route 201.

17.06.95
AL221+
10DPL
10DPL
4DPL

MITCHAM - RAYNES PARK
Converted to single deck operation.
Withdrawn between Mitcham and Tulse Hill - replaced by new 201.

 

Seen in "Streetline" livery is DPL11

 

17.06.00
Mitcham Belle
14SLF
13SLF
8SLF
SDO
 
1dd
--
--
Contract reassigned

 

023 Wimbledon

 

27.08.04
Centra
14SLF
13SLF
8SLF

MITCHAM - RAYNES PARK
Route transferred to Centra London as a result of their purchase of Mitcham Belle's London Bus operations.

 

Centra 475 Raynes Park

© Michael Wadman

 

 

Centra London, M82MYM, Mitcham

© Eamonn Kentell


20.05.06
AL41+
15LDP
13LDP
8LDP
Contract reassigned

 

LDP201 Raynes Park

 

24.02.07
AL41+
15LDP
14LDP
8LDP
 
AL31+
1PVL
--
--

MITCHAM - RAYNES PARK
New contract commenced - Certain school time journeys continue with double deck PVL - but the current operation of these journeys will be extended from Wimbledon to Raynes Park to match the normal service.

 

 

PVL162 performs the SDO duty and is seen in Wimbledon

 

 

22.03.07
AL41+
15SE
14SE
8SE
 
AL31+
1PVL
--
--

MITCHAM - RAYNES PARK
Phased conversion from LDP type to new Enviro 200 darts.

 

 

The new order is represented here by SE1 at the Ridgway

 

18.12.07
AL41+
15SE
14SE
8SE
 
AL31+
1PVL
--
--

MITCHAM - RAYNES PARK
Introduction of additional turning point at Copse Hill

Click map to expand
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
25.02.12
AL41+
15SE
14SE
8SE
 
AL31+
1PVL
--
--

MITCHAM - RAYNES PARK
Contract extended for two years

 

DW8 Cyril Black Way

© Brian Kemp

22.02.14
AL41+
15SE
14SE
8SE
 
AL31+
1WVL
--
--

MITCHAM - RAYNES PARK
Contract renewal

 

Go Ahead London, WVL90, LF52ZNY, Mitcham

© Brian Kemp

 

26.08.17
AL41+
14SE
14SE
9SE
 
AL31+
2E
--
--

 

Go Ahead London, E147, SN60BZV, Raynes Park

© Brian Kemp

23.02.19
AL41+
16SE
14SE
9SE

MITCHAM - RAYNES PARK
Contract extended for two years

 

 

 

 

Operating Garages

A Sutton
Changeover point Wimbledon Station.

AL Merton
Changeover point Merton Abbey Sainsbury's

NB Norbiton
Changeover point at garage - buses running light to garage

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Monday, 18.03.19