Route History

 


Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
30.09.72
SW
3FS
3FS
--


BRIXTON STATION - Brixton Road - Gresham Road - Coldharbour Lane - Herne Hill Road - Red Post Hill - Dulwich Village - Court Lane - Lordship Lane - London Road - Honor Oak Road - Honor Oak Park - BROCKLEY RISE Chandos ( Mon-Sat )
NEW FLAT FARE MINIBUS SERVICE

FS6 Lambeth Town Hall stand

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18.12.76
SW251+
3BS
3BS
--

BRIXTON  -  BROCKLEY RISE ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to BS type

BS9 Brixton

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27.09.80
SW251+
3BL
3BL
--

BRIXTON  -  BROCKLEY RISE ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to BL operation

BL9 Brockley Rise

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04.09.82
SW251+
2BL
2BL
--

BRIXTON STATION - BROCKLEY RISE (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Evening service withdrawn.

29.01.83
SW251+
4LS
4LS
--

BRIXTON STATION - North Dulwich Stn - Dulwich Village - Honor Oak Park - Brockley Rise - Stondon Park,Brockley Road - Adelaide Avenue - Ladywell Road - High Street Lewisham - LEWISHAM Bus Station (MS except evgs)
Extended from Brockley Rise to Lewisham via Route 122 and converted to Leyland National operation.
The new section was conventional fare stage system although the flat fare was still maintained between Brixton and Brockley Rise

 

LS484 Brixton

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22.05.83
SW251+
4LS
4LS
--

BRIXTON  -  LEWISHAM (Mon-Sat except evgs)
The whole route converted to conventional fare stage operation.

25.06.83
SW251+
4LS
4LS
--

BRIXTON STATION - North Dulwich Stn - Dulwich Village - Honor Oak Park - Brockley Rise - Stondon Park - Brockley Grove - Ladywell Road - LEWISHAM Bus Station (MS except evgs)
Rerouted in Brockley via Brockley Grove instead of Adelaide Avenue.

21.09.83
SW251+
4LS
4LS
--

BRIXTON  -  LEWISHAM (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Buses towards Lewisham revised run direct from Honor Oak Park into Stondon Park - instead of via Wyleu Street and Gabriel Street

03.08.85
NL
SNB
SNB
SNB
New contract

BRIXTON  -  LEWISHAM (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Operation transferred to London Country under LRT tendering process operating from National London premises at Catford.
A more frequent service on Saturday required the loan of extra SNB's from CM on this day although crewed by NL drivers.
This practise ceased in October when additional SNB's were allocated to NL.

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07.09.86
NL1+
SNB
SNB
SNB

BRIXTON  -  LEWISHAM (Mon-Sat except evgs)
London Country was split into 4 separating companies - our route was London Country (South East) Ltd although still under contract to LRT.

SNB493 Lewisham Bus Station

© John Parkin

 


28.02.87
VE
SNB
SNB
SNB

BRIXTON  -  LEWISHAM (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Operation transferred to VE ( ex Samuelsons garage at Victoria ) although in practise buses parked at Battersea Coach Park.

30.12.89
SK
SNB
SNB
SNB

BRIXTON  -  LEWISHAM (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Allocation moved to a new depot at Bricklayers Arms

17.11.90
DT
SNB
SNB
SNB

BRIXTON  -  LEWISHAM (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Allocation moved to Dartford depot.
During the Kentish Bus era - the route was rerouted in Dulwich after Court Lane had speed humps installed - so changed from serving Court Lane and Lordship Lane north of The Grove Tavern to Dulwich Common and College Road. However I don't have the exact date of the change.

475 Lewisham High Street

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27.04.91
TL101+
7DW
6DW
4DW
Contract reassigned

BRIXTON - LEWISHAM
Operation transferred to Selkent (TL) under LRT tendering process
Mon-Sat evening service and new Sunday service introduced.
Inter worked with Route L1 Mon-Sat evgs and Sat early morning.

 

 

DW65 Lewisham Bus Station

 


09.05.98
TL101+
7SLD
7SLD
6SLD

BRIXTON - LEWISHAM
New Contract - Sunday service increased from 2bph to 3bph. SLD type introduced ( 5th May ).

15.09.02
TL101+
10DM
10DM
11DM

BRIXTON - LEWISHAM
Frequencies increased.

 

 

34388 Transbus Pointer 10.1m Lewisham Bus Station

 


01.05.10
TL101+
11DM
11DM
11DM

BRIXTON - LEWISHAM
Contract renewal

36343 Lewisham Station

© Jeff Lloyd


Lewisham Town Centre
Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris

02.05.15
TL101+
13SE
14SE
11SE

BRIXTON - LEWISHAM
Contract extended for two years

17.08.16
TL101+
13SE
14SE
13SE

BRIXTON - LEWISHAM
Lewisham stand changed to Thurston Street

29.04.17
TL101+
13SE
13SE
12SE

BRIXTON - LEWISHAM
Contract renewal
 

36442 Lewisham Station

© Mark McWalter

Operating Garages

SW Stockwell
Meal reliefs were made by running dead to garage from Brixton

NL Catford
Changeover ?

VE Victoria
Changeover ?

SK Southwark ( Bricklayers Arms )
Changeover ?

DT Dartford
Changeover ?

TL Catford
Changeover Lewisham stand - duty schedule combined with Route 178

 

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Thursday, 11.11.21