Route History

17.04.35
AK
13ST
18ST
9ST
 
TB
5ST
9ST
9ST

CRYSTAL PALACE - Kirkdale - Sydenham - Forest Hill - Brockley Rise - Crofton Park - Lewisham - Lee Green - Burnt Ash Road - Grove Park - Bromley - Bromley Common - SOUTHBOROUGH Crooked Billet
NEW ROUTE - replaced Route 49 between Lewisham and Crystal Palace and Route 136 between Grove Park and Southborough

08.09.37
AK
--
--
9ST
 
TB
--
--
9ST
 
TL
18STL
22STL+
--
      1ST/12  

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
Mon-Sat Streatham (AK) and Bromley (TB) withdrawn in favour of Catford (TL) allocation

23.03.38
TL
18STL
22STL+
18STL
     
1ST/12
--

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
Sunday only  AK and TB allocations moved to Catford (TL)

Taken from 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk
13.12.39
TB
9STL
16STL
9STL
 
TL
11STL
9STL
10STL

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
Daily Bromley (TB) allocation introduced

15.05.40
TB
9STL
15STL
9STL
 
TL
10STL
14STL
10STL

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
See timetable below

25.03.42
TB
8STL
14STL
8STL
 
TL
11STL
15STL
7STL

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
Allocation changes

21.04.43
TB
13STL
12STL
8STL
 
TL
6STL
14STL+
7STL
      1STL/54
2STL/75
 

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
SATURDAY cross linked workings introduced

19.04.44
TB
10STL
9STL
7STL
 
TL
11STL
18STL
7STL+
        1STL/75

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
SATURDAY cross linked workings withdrawn but SUNDAY introduced

25.10.44
TB
14STL
9STL
8STL
 
TL
7STL
18STL+
7STL
      1STL/75  

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
SATURDAY cross linkreintroduced but SUNDAY withdrawn

13.02.46
TB
12STL
11STL
8STL
 
TL
12STL
17STL+
6STL
      1STL/75  

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
See timetable below

17.04.46
TB
12STL
11STL
12STL
 
TL
12STL
17STL
11STL

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
Crosslinking withdrawn

13.04.49
TB
9STL
6ST
7STL
15STL
 
TL
19STL
19STL
10STL

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
Saturday ST type introduced at TB

20.10.49
TB
9STL
11STL
12STL
 
TL
19STL
20STL
13STL

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH
ST type withdrawn

11.10.50
TB
9RT
13RT
15RT
 
TL
19RT
19RT
10RT

CRYSTAL PALACE  -  SOUTHBOROUGH 
Daily operation converted to RT.

06.07.52
TB
9RT
7RT
10RT
 
TL
9RT
17RT
10RT

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat pm/Sun pm) - LEWISHAM (Monday-Friday) - SOUTHBOROUGH
This change was part of the tram replacement program (last day) .
The withdrawn section between Lewisham or Brockley Rise and Crystal Palace being replaced by new Route 186 Woolwich & Victoria.

19.05.54
TB
10RT
5RT
8RT
 
TL
9RT
20RT
8RT

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat shopping hours/Sunday pm) - LEWISHAM (Monday-Friday) - PETTS WOOD STATION
Daily extended from Southborough to Petts Wood Station via Frankswood Avenue and Queensway.

17.10.56
TB
9RT
5RT
5RT
 
TL
9RT
18RT
7RT

BROCKLEY RISE Chandos (Saturday afts) - LEWISHAM Rennell St (Monday-Friday / Sat ) - PETTS WOOD STATION
Sunday withdrawn between Lewisham & Brockley Rise

30.04.58
TB
9RT
5RT
5RT
 
TL
8RT
18RT
7RT


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


12.10.60
NX
8RT
--
--
 
TB
9RT
5RT
4RT
 
TL
--
18RT
6RT

BROCKLEY RISE Chandos (Saturday afternoons) - LEWISHAM Rennell St (Monday-Friday / Sat ) - PETTS WOOD STATION
Monday-Friday TL allocation replaced by NX. (The gap at TL filled by new 108B)

29.01.64
NX
8RT
9RT
--
 
TB
9RT
12RT
4RT
 
TL
--
--
6RT

BROCKLEY RISE Chandos (Saturday 1200-1800) - LEWISHAM Rennell St (Monday-Friday / Sat ) - PETTS WOOD STATION
Saturday TL allocation replaced by NX and an increase at TB.

01.07.64
NX
12RT
9RT
--
 
TB
9RT
12RT
4RT
 
TL
--
--
6RT

BROCKLEY RISE (Saturday afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) Queensway - Crofton Lane - ORPINGTON St Andrews Drive (Monday-Saturday) Foots Cray - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
Monday-Saturday extended from Petts Wood to Orpington and further extended Monday-Friday peaks to Sidcup Station via Route 51

Taken from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk


27.01.65
TB
9RT
12RT
4RT
 
TL
13RT
9RT
4RT

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
Monday-Saturday NX allocation returned to TL.


23.01.66
TB
9RT
11RT
7RT
 
TL
13RT
12RT
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
Sunday TL allocation withdrawn.

31.12.66
TB
9RT
11RT
6RT
 
TL
14RT
12RT
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
New schedule

17.02.68
TB
8RT+
11RT
6RT
    2RT/47    
 
TL
13RT
12RT
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
MF cross link with 47 introduced

26.10.68
TB
8RT+
16RT
6RT
    2RT/47    
 
TL
13RT
7RT
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
Saturday schedule change

08.01.72
TB
10RT
15RT
5RT
    2RT/47    
 
TL
13RT
4RT
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
Saturday schedule change

15.07.72
TB
10RT
15RT
3RT
 
TL
13RT
4RT
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
Crosslink withdrawn

17.11.73
TB
9RT+
15RT
3RT
    1RT/47    
 
TL
11RT+
4RT
--
    1RT/47    

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
Crosslinks reintroduced

26.01.75
TB
10RT
15RT
3RT
 
TL
12RT
4RT
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
Crosslink withdrawn

RT4417 Grove Park

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02.05.76
TB
10RT
13RM
1RT
3RM
 
TL
12RT
5RT
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
RM typeintroduced at weekends from TB (spare from 47)

22.04.78
TB
10RT
13RM
2RT
3RM
 
TL
12RT
6RM
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
RM vehicles introduced on Saturdays from TL (spare from 47)

27.08.78
TB
10RM
15RM
3RM
 
TL
12RM+
6RM
--
    1RM/47    

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat afternoons) - LEWISHAM; - PETTS WOOD STN (Suns) - ORPINGTON (Monday-Saturday) - SIDCUP STATION (Monday-Friday peaks)
RT type replaced by RM every day

RM676 Lee High Road

busmap.co.uk


28.10.78
TB31+
7RM
13RM
3RM
 
TL61+
10RM
5RM
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat shopping hours) - LEWISHAM Bus Station - PETTS WOOD (Sundays) - ORPINGTON St Andrew's Drive (Monday-Saturday)
Withdrawn between Orpington and Sidcup.


17.03.80
TB31+
7RM
13RM
3RM
 
TL61+
10RM
5RM
--

BROCKLEY RISE (Sat shopping hours) - LEWISHAM Bus Station - PETTS WOOD (Sundays) - ORPINGTON Goodmead Road(Monday-Saturday)
Orpington terminal changed from St Andrews Drive to Goodmead Road.

04.09.82
Route withdrawn - replaced by new Routes 208 and 261.

Operating Garages

TL Catford
Changeover point Lewisham

TB Bromley
Changeover point crews West Street - Bromley northbound - Bromley North Street southbound Mon - Fri - Sat until 1300
Bromley Common - Crown after 1300 Sat and all day Sundays

NX New Cross
Changeover point Lewisham

AK Streatham
Changeover point Crystal Palace

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Thursday, 08.07.21