Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.05.91
AK1+
10DR+
8DR
--
    1M/349    
New service

CRYSTAL PALACE - Church Road - Beaulah Hill - Crown Point - Streatham Common - TOOTING BEC STN ( Mon-Sat )
Replaced withdrawn section of Route 49


"Bread van" MRL124 subs for the usual DR type

14.03.92
BN51+
2T/349
--
13T
 
N201+
10DR
9DR
--

CRYSTAL PALACE - TOOTING BEC ( Mon-Sat ) Bellvue Road - Broomwod Road - Clapham Junction - Battersea Bridge - Chelsea - South Kensington - WEST BROMPTON Empress State Building (Suns)
Sunday service introduced and extended on that day only via withdrawn 349 from Tooting Bec to West Brompton
Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn in favour of BN Mon-Fri double deck journeys and Sunday service and Norwood (N) MS midibus service.

DR30 complete with "connections" logo is seen at Crystal Palace on a misty morning

24.10.92
BN51+
1T/349
--
--
 
N201+
10DR
9DR
13DR

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  TOOTING BEC ( Mon-Sat)  -  WEST BROMPTON (Suns)
Sunday service converted to midibus operation and transferred to Brixton (BN)

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

14.02.93
BN51+
1T+1T/319
--
--
 
N201+
10DR
9DR
11DR

CRYSTAL PALACE - TOOTING BEC ( Mon-Sat ) - Chelsea - Kings Road - SLOANE SQUARE (Suns)
Sunday service withdrawn between Chelsea and West Brompton and diverted to Sloane Square instead replacing part of Route 219.

14.09.96
BN51+
16LDR
15LDR
--
 
N201+
10DR
9DR
7DR

CRYSTAL PALACE - TOOTING BEC STATION
Sunday only projection from Tooting Bec to Sloane Square withdrawn - replaced by 319 introduction on this day.

30.08.97
TH201+
10DR
11DR
7DR
 
TH211
1L
   

CRYSTAL PALACE - TOOTING BEC STATION
Brixton and Norwood allocations transferred to Thornton Heath (TH).

30.01.99
N201+
9L
10L
6L

CRYSTAL PALACE - TOOTING BEC STATION
Converted from midibus to double deck operation and transferred back to Norwood (N)

L219 waits for departure time at Crystal Palace

busmap.co.uk

 


29.05.99
N201+
9L
10L
6L

CRYSTAL PALACE - BALHAM STATION
Extended via Balham High Road to Balham Station


01.04.00
N201+
9L
10L
8L

CRYSTAL PALACE - BALHAM STATION
Start of new TG Contract

26.07.03
N201+
11L
12L
9L

ANERLEY STATION - BALHAM STATION
Extended from Crystal Palace to Anerley Station via Route 157


02.04.05
N201+
9VLA
13VLA
10VLA

ANERLEY STATION - BALHAM STATION
Contract renewal

 

VLA117 is approaching Tooting Bec from Balham

 

 


30.08.08
N201+
12VLA
13VLA
10DLA

ANERLEY STATION - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town
Extended from Balham Station to CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town via 155

 

 

 

Special livery DLA166 advertising the Chicago musical is also at the "Bec"

 

 

 


03.04.10
N201+
12VLA
13VLA
10VLA

ANERLEY STATION - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town
Contract extended for two years

31.03.12
AL171+
12WVL
12WVL
10WVL
Contract reassigned to London General (AL)

ANERLEY STATION - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town
Contract reassigned

 

 

 

 

WVL479 is seen at the Tooting Bec changeover point

Brian Kemp

 

 


01.06.13
SW351+
12WVL
12WVL
10WVL

ANERLEY STATION - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town
Allocation moved from Merton (AL) to Stockwell (SW)

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk


01.04.17
N201+
13HV
12HV
10HV
Contract reassigned

ANERLEY STATION - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town
Contract reassigned to Arriva London South

HV305 Clapham Common

02.04.22
N201+
15HV
15HV
13HV

ANERLEY STATION - CLAPHAM COMMON Old Town
Contract extended for two years

Current Blind



249

 

Operating Garages

BN Brixton
Changeover point ?

N Norwood
Changeover point NORWOOD Crown Point

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point Streatham ?

AL Merton
Changeover point Tooting Bec Station

SW Stockwell
Changeover point
Clapham Common stand

 

 

Route 249 Curtailments

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2024
Date of edit   Tuesday, 07.03.23