Route History

03.10.34
D
7NS
6NS
4NS

STEPNEY  EAST STATION - Rotherhithe Tunnel - Surrey Docks - Redriff Road - ROTHERHITHE Odessa Street
This route was previously numbered 182

04.03.36
Q
7NS
6NS
4NS

STEPNEY  EAST STATION - ROTHERHITHE Odessa Street
Dalston (D) allocation moved to Camberwell (Q)

28.05.37
Q
7STL
6STL
4STL

STEPNEY  EAST STATION - ROTHERHITHE Odessa Street
NS type replaced by STL

Taken from February 1946 Red Book

04.08.37
Q
9STL
8STL
5STL

STEPNEY EAST STATION - Rotherhithe Tunnel - Surrey Docks - Redriff Road - ROTHERHITHE Amos Estate
Extended from Odessa Street to Amos Estate

05.01.38
C
7STL
8STL
5STL

STEPNEY EAST STATION - ROTHERHITHE Amos Estate
Q allocation transferred to Poplar (C),

11.10.50
C
7STL
6STL
4RTL

STEPNEY EAST STATION - ROTHERHITHE Amos Estate
Sunday RTL introduced

STL827

 

STL827 waits at the purpose built stand at  Amos Estate

© Chris Stanley


14.05.52
C
7STL
6STL
4RTL

STEPNEY EAST STATION - Rotherhithe Tunnel - Lower Road - Surrey Docks Station - Redriff Road - Rotherhithe Street - ROTHERHITHE St Marychurch Street
Extended in Rotherhithe to St Mary Church Street

Taken from 195240 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

07.10.53
C
7STL
6RTL
4RTL

STEPNEY EAST STATION - ROTHERHITHE St Marychurch Street
Saturday Route converted to RTL operation

06.10.54
C
7RTL
6RTL
4RTL

STEPNEY EAST STATION - ROTHERHITHE St Marychurch Street
Daily Route converted to RTL operation

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

10.05.61
PR171+
7RTL
4RTL
2RTL

STEPNEY EAST STATION - ROTHERHITHE St Marychurch Street
Atholl Street (C) garage closed - allocation transferred to Poplar (PR)

 

 

The conductor of RTL1418 makes the most of a quiet period and relaxes on the bench seat - seen at Lower Road

 


18.11.64
PR171+
5RTL
2RTL
1RTL

STEPNEY EAST STATION (M-Sat) - SURREY DOCKS (Suns) - ROTHERHITHE St Mary Church Street
Sunday Route withdrawn between Stepney East and Surrey Docks except for garage journeys.

31.12.66
PR171+
3RTL
3RTL
--

STEPNEY EAST STN. (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat am) - SURREY DOCKS - ROTHERHITHE St Mary Church Street
Further withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks and Sat pm between Stepney East and Surrey Docks. Sunday Route withdrawn altogether.

07.09.68
PR171+
3RT
3RT
--

STEPNEY EAST STN. (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat am) - SURREY DOCKS - ROTHERHITHE St Mary Church Street
Converted to RT operation.

25.10.68
Last day of operation - the Rotherhithe Tunnel section left unserved - Rotherhithe Street section covered by new flat fare Route P2

COMMENT
The buses used for this route were equipped with specially reinforced tyres because of the constant rubbing of the kerb in the narrow Rotherhithe Tunnel. It is also a strange coincidence that the next resurrection of Route 82 also used a tunnel.

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Operating Garages

C Athol Street
Changeover point at garage

PR Poplar
Changeover point at garage