Route History

19.04.44
C
6STL
#STL
--
      Ex 108  

POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel - Blackwall Tunnel - Westcombe Hill - Blackheath - Rochester Way - WELL HALL ROUNDABOUT ( Mon-Sat peaks )
New Mon-Sat peak only route - jointly operated on Saturdays with Route 108

13.02.46
C
#STL
#STL
--
    ex 108 Ex 108  

BROMLEY BY BOW Seven Stars ( Mon-Sat except peaks ) - St Leonards Street - Brunswick Road - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - WELL HALL ROUNDABOUT ( Mon-Sat )
All day service introduced instead of peaks only and extended via Route 108 from Poplar to Bromley By Bow off peaks
Mon-Fri joint allocation introduced

 

21.07.46
C
#STL
#STL
#STL
    ex 108 Ex 108 Ex 108

BROMLEY BY BOW Seven Stars ( Mon-Sat except peaks / Suns) - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat peaks ) - WELL HALL ROUNDABOUT ( Daily )
Sunday service introduced

21.02.51
C
#STL
#STL
#STL
    ex 108 Ex 108 Ex 108

BROMLEY BY BOW - ELTHAM Southend Crescent
Route extended from Rochester Way to ELTHAM Southend Crescent and revised to run to Bromley By Bow at all times

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

STL1865  seen in Blackheath March 1953

by kind permission © Lloyd Rich


17.03.54
C
#RTL
#RTL
#RTL
    ex 108 Ex 108 Ex 108

Converted to RTL operation

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

12.10.60
C
#RTL
#RTL
#RTL
    ex 108 Ex 108 Ex 108

BROMLEY BY BOW - ELTHAM Southend Crescent (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri withdrawn outside peak hours

RTL408 at the junction of Rochester Way and Shooters Hill Road

© Lloyd Rich


10.05.61
PR
#RTL
#RTL
#RTL
    ex 108 Ex 108 Ex 108

BROMLEY BY BOW - ELTHAM Southend Crescent (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Sun)
Athol Street (C) closed - route transferred to Poplar (PR)

 

RTL285 Seven Stars stand

 


07.09.68
PR
#RT
#RT
#RT
    ex 108 Ex 108 Ex 108

BROMLEY BY BOW - ELTHAM Southend Crescent (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Sun)
Converted to RT operation.

 

 

RT4572 Southend Crescent

 


26.10.68
NX
11RT
8RT
4RT

LONDON BRIDGE STN ( Sat am jnys ) Tooley Street - Jamaica Road - SURREY DOCK STN ( Mon-Fri peaks/Sats ) - GREENWICH CHURCH ( Mon-Fri ) - GREENWICH Ship & Billet ( Suns ) - Woolwich Road - Westcombe Hill - Stratheden Road - Shooters Hill Rd - Rochester Way - ELTHAM CHURCH (Suns) - ELTHAM Southend Crescent (Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Woolwich Road and Bromley By Bow and diverted instead to Greenwich/Surrey Docks and London Bridge at times shown above replacing withdrawn section of Route 228.
Sunday service also withdrawn between Eltham Church and Southend Crescent.
Poplar (PR) allocation replaced by New Cross.

22.03.69
NX
11RT
8RM
4RM

LONDON BRIDGE STN ( Sat am jnys ) - SURREY DOCK STN ( Mon-Fri peaks/Sats ) - GREENWICH CHURCH ( Mon-Fri ) - GREENWICH Ship & Billet ( Suns ) - ELTHAM CHURCH (Suns) - ELTHAM Southend Crescent (Mon-Sat )
Weekend operation converted to Routemaster.

24.01.70
Route withdrawn - Eltham section replaced by revised 108.

Operating Garages

C Athol Street
Changeover point Poplar

PR Poplar
Changeover point Poplar

NX New Cross
Changeover point ?