Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AM
22LT
21LT
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WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green Abbey Road - St Johns Wood Road - Baker Street - Oxford Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Westminster Bridge - Elephant - Old Kent Road' New Cross - Blackheath - Charlton Village - Woolwich - Plumstead Road - Burrage Road - Crescent Road - Sandyhill Road - ( return via Bloomfiield Road) - PLUMSTEAD COMMON ( Mon-Sat )

Last day of operation
24.10.39

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
12.11.47
AM
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15LT
 
P
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6LT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green Abbey Road - St Johns Wood Road - Baker Street - Oxford Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Westminster Bridge - Elephant - Old Kent Road' New Cross - Blackheath - Charlton Village - Woolwich - Plumstead Road - Burrage Road - Crescent Road - Sandyhill Road - ( return via Bloomfiield Road) - Plumstead Common Road - The Slade - Swingate Lane - Kings Highway - BOSTALL WOODS Plumstead Garage (Suns)
Route 53A   was withdrawn between Oxford Circus and West Hampstead and diverted to Camden town instead - so this was really the renumbering of the 53A  on Sunday.

26.10.49
AM
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15RTL
 
P
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6RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green  -  BOSTALL WOODS Plumstead Garage (Suns)
Plumstead (AM) converted to RTL and Old Kent Road (P) converted to RT


04.05.55
AM
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12RT
 
P
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9RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green  -  BOSTALL WOODS Plumstead Garage (Suns)
Plumstead (AM) converted from RTL to RT.


RT1180 Trafalgar Square

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection

16.10.57
Route withdrawn - replaced by increased service on Route 53 and 59.

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26.11.58
AM
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18RT

WEST HAMPSTEAD West End Green - PLUMSTEAD COMMON (Suns)
Route re-introduced.


01.07.64
AM
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18RT

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

23.01.66
Route withdrawn. Route 53 and 59. deemed adequate to compensate.

Operating Garages

P Old Kent Road
Changeover point at garage.

AM Plumstead
Changeover point at garage