Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
AK
9LT
10LT
10LT
 
TC
37STL
10ST
37STL
5ST
29STL

CAMDEN TOWN  -  Albany Street  -  Great Portland Street  -  Oxford Circus  -  Charing Cross  -  Whitehall  -  Westminster  - Westminster Bridge  -  Kennington  - Brixton  -  Streatham  -  Norbury  -  Thornton Heath Pond  -  West Croydon  -  Croydon  -  South Croydon  -  Purley  -  Coulsdon  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY ( Daily )

31.10.34
AK
9LT
10LT
10LT
 
TC
37STL
10ST
37STL
5ST
29STL

CAMDEN TOWN  -  Albany Street  -  Great Portland Street  -  Oxford Circus  -  Charing Cross  -  Whitehall  -  Westminster  -  Millbank  -   Lambeth Bridge  -  Kennington  - Brixton  -  Streatham  -  Norbury  -  Thornton Heath Pond  -  West Croydon  -  Croydon  -  South Croydon  -  Purley  -  Coulsdon  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY ( Daily )
Rerouted via the new Lambeth Bridge instead of Westminster Bridge

29.04.36
AK
--
--
10LT
 
TC
36STL
7ST
36STL
5ST
29STL

Mon-Sat Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn - replaced by 159

05.01.38
AK
--
--
15LT
 
TC
25ST
13STL+
25STL
      2ST/59A
3STL/133
 

CAMDEN TOWN ( Mon-Fri peaks / Suns )  -  THORNTON HEATH POND ( Mon-Sat )  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY
Withdrawn Mon-Sat between Thornton Heath Pond and Camden Town except Mon-Fri peaks
@ joint with 59B

22.11.39
AK
--
--
10STL
 
TC
@14STL
@13STL
10STL

CAMDEN TOWN ( Suns )  -  THORNTON HEATH POND ( Mon-Sat )  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY
Withdrawn Mon-Fri peaks between Thornton Heath Pond and Camden Town.

13.02.46
AK
--
--
10STL
 
TC
@14ST
@13ST+
10STL
      +3STL/115  

CAMDEN TOWN ( Suns )  -  THORNTON HEATH POND ( Mon-Sat )  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY
@ joint with 59B


12.11.47
AK
--
--
6STL
 
TC
@16STL

@14STL
9ST+

10STL
      4STL/115  

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green ( Suns ) - THORNTON HEATH POND ( Mon-Sat )  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY
Diverted at Oxford Circus to West Hampstead via Wigmore Street - Portman Square - Baker Street - St John's Wood - Abbey Road and West End Lane
This was for operational reasons - the 53A and 59 exchanged northern terminals

07.04.48
AK
--
--
6STL
 
TC
--
--
17STL

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Mon-Sat withdrawn

13.04.49
AK
--
--
11STL
 
TC
--
--
22RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Croydon (TC) converted to RT operation.


02.05.51
AK
--
--
6RT
 
TC
--
--
33RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Streatham (AK) converted to RT operation.

17.10.51
TC
--
--
23RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Streatham (AK) allocation withdrawn.

18.05.52
TC
--
--
34RT
 
TH
--
--
5RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Thornton Heath (TH) allocation added.

Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

06.10.54
TC
--
--
23RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Thornton Heath (TH) allocation withdrawn.

16.10.57
TC
--
--
26RT
 
TH
--
--
16RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Thornton Heath (TH) allocation re-introduced.

30.04.58
AK
--
--
9RT
 
TC
--
--
24RT
 
TH
--
--
9RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Streatham (AK) allocation re-introduced

26.11.58
TC
--
--
19RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Streatham (AK) and Thornton Heath (TH) allocations withdrawn.

10.05.61
TC
--
--
19RT
 
TH
--
--
3RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Thornton Heath (TH) allocation re-introduced.

11.10.61
TC
--
--
19RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Gree  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY (Suns)
Thornton Heath (TH) allocation withdrawn.

RT3290 Haymarket

Part of the Peter Batty collection


29.01.64
TC
--
--
19RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY
Diverted at St John's Wood via Rossmore Road instead of St John's Wood Road.


01.09.64
TC
--
--
19RM

WEST HAMPSTEAD  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY 
Converted to Routemaster operation.

23.01.66
TC
--
--
21RM

WEST HAMPSTEAD  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY 
Diverted via Westminster Bridge instead of Lambeth Bridge.


11.11.67
TC
--
--
21RML

WEST HAMPSTEAD  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY 
Converted to RML operation.

25.10.69
AK
--
--
6RT
 
TC
--
--
15RML

WEST HAMPSTEAD  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY  
Streatham (AK) allocation re-introduced.

13.06.70
AK
--
--
6RM
 
TC
--
--
15RML

WEST HAMPSTEAD  -  CHIPSTEAD VALLEY  
Streatham (AK) allocation converted to Routemaster operation.

 

RML2747 normally seen on Route 130 during the week seen here at the northern termnius

 


31.10.70
AK
--
--
6RM
 
TC
--
--
16RML

WEST HAMPSTEAD - Coulsdon - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose ( Sundays )
Diverted at Coulsdon to Old Coulsdon instead of Chipstead Valley replacing withdrawn Route 190
Rerouted between Oxford Circus and Portman Square via Oxford Street instead of Wigmore Street
Coulsdon to Chipstead Valley section replaced by Route 166A


12.05.73
AK
--
--
11RM
 
TC
--
--
10RML

WEST HAMPSTEAD - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose ( Sundays )
Reallocation

RM2140 (AK) Brixton

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01.03.75
AK
--
--
11RM
 
TC
--
--
10RM

WEST HAMPSTEAD - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose ( Sundays )
Croydon allocation reverted to RM operation

RM2140 West Croydon Station

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30.11.75
AK71+
--
--
11RM
 
TC241+
--
--
10DM

WEST HAMPSTEAD - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose ( Sundays )
Daimler doored operation introduced at Croydon (TC).

SRM19 Whitehall
April 1977

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26.02.77
AK71+
--
--
13RM
 
TC241+
--
--
10DM

WEST HAMPSTEAD - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose ( Sundays )
Increased allocation at Streatham (AK)

DM1042 Trafalgar Square

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28.10.78
Route withdrawn - replaced by 159 & 190