Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
L
19LT
16LT
17LT
 
T
--
2LT
--

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Piccadilly Circus - Holborn - Rosebery Avenue - Islington   Angel  - Essex Road - Dalston Junction -  Graham Road  -  Lower Clapton Road  - Clapton Pond  - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Whipps Cross - Woodford Green - Woodford Wells - LOUGHTON The Crown
Prior to this date the Route had been 138

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Click map to enlarge


05.01.38
L
--
17LT
17LT
 
T
--
2LT
--

VICTORIA STATION - LOUGHTON Crown ( Sat / Sun )
Mon-Fri service withdrawn - partly replaced by new 38B Loughton & Chingford

03.08.38
L
13LT
17LT
17LT
 
T
6LT
2LT
--

VICTORIA STATION - LOUGHTON Crown ( Daily )
Mon-Fri service reinstated - 38B withdrawn
Mon-Fri Leyton (T) allocation added

13.12.39
L
11LT
11LT
6LT
 
T
8LT
8LT
6LT

VICTORIA STATION - LOUGHTON Crown ( Daily )
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation added

20.11.40
L
11LT
11LT
4LT
 
T
7LT
8LT
8LT

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Diverted at Loughton to Station instead of Crown

05.05.43
L
11LT
11LT
4LT
 
T
7LT
8LT
8LT

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Piccadilly Circus - Holborn - Rosebery  Avenue - Islington   Angel  - Essex Road - Dalston Junction -  Pembury Road  -  Cricketfield Rd   - Clapton Pond  - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Whipps Cross - Woodford Green - Woodford Wells - LOUGHTON STATION
Rerouted between Dalston and Clapton via Pembury Road instead of Graham Road

13.02.46
L
15LT
10LT
5LT
 
T
9LT
15LT
9LT

VICTORIA STATION - LOUGHTON STATION
First and last times


12.11.47
L
13STD
6STD
5STD
 
T
9RT
2LT
19RT
11RT

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Loughton (LT) converted from LT to STD although they had a partial allocation since 30.04.47
Leyton (T) converted to RT operation

Taken from 1950 allocation book which is for sale at
Allocation books for sale

13.04.49
L
13STD
6STD
5STD
 
T
11RT
16RT
11RT

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
LT type withdrawn


22.10.52
L
12STD
6STD
5STD
 
T
12STD
16RT
9RT

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Mon-Fri Leyton (T) reverted to STD

16.03.55
L
19RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
2RT+
10RT
2RT
    1RT/38    

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Converted to RT.

17.10.56
L
19RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
2RT
10RT
--

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn.

01.05.57
L
19RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
2RT
10RT
4RT

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Sunday Leyton (T) allocation re-introduced.


30.04.58
L
19RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
2RT+
10RT
4RT
    1RT/38    

Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

15.04.59
CT
12RTL
9RTL
9RTL
 
L
20RT
12RT
7RT
 
T
20RT
13RT
--

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Re-routed at Dalston to run via Graham Road and Hackney Station instead of Pembury Road.
Clapton (CT) allocation added - Route increased to part compensate for withdrawn trolleybus .Route 581


29.01.64
CT
--
--
10RTL
 
L
20RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
28RT
22RT
--

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Mon-Sat Clapton (CT) transferred to Leyton (T) and replaced by  Route 106   which was a move to cut back on unnecessary dead mileage and travelling times for the crew

 

RT3993 turns into Terminus Place from Buckingham Palace Road

 


01.09.67
CT
--
--
4RT
 
L
19RT
12RT
8RT
 
T
29RT
20RT
--

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Clapton (CT) allocation converted to RT.

07.09.68
Route withdrawn
Replaced by more frequent service on Route 38
whichwas rerouted in Hackney via Graham Road.
Between Bakers Arms and Loughton replaced by New Route 20. and between Clapton Pond and Whipps Cross it will be replaced by New Route 48

Operating Garages

CT Clapton
Changeover point at garage

T Leyton
Changeover point at Baker's Arms

L Loughton
Changeover point at garage

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Monday, 30.03.20