Route History

06.07.52
AM
15RTL
13RTL
7RTL
(PM)
NX
--
7RT
--
 
TL
8RT
4RT
5RT

WOOLWICH General Gordon Place - Westhorne Avenue - Lee Green - Lewisham - Brockley Rise - Forest Hill - Sydenham - CRYSTAL PALACE
This was a tram replacement route replacing part of #72 and also replaced service 94 between Lewisham and Crystal Palace.
Peckham (PM) acted as caretaker for NX because New Cross Garage was not complete.

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


03.09.52
AW
15RTL
13RTL
7RTL
(PM)
NX
--
7RT
--
 
TL
8RT
4RT
5RT

WOOLWICH  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Daily Plumstead (AM) allocation transferred to Abbey Wood (AW).

22.10.52
AW
15RTL
13RTL
7RTL
 
PM
--
7RT
5RT
 
TL
8RT
4RT
--

WOOLWICH  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
New Cross (NX) allocation officially transferred to Peckham and also introduced Sunday for one week !!

02.11.52
AW
15RTL
13RTL
7RTL
 
PM
--
7RT
--
 
TL
8RT
4RT
5RT

WOOLWICH  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday PM allocation transferred back to TL

09.01.54
AW
15RTL
13RTL
7RTL
 
NX
--
7RT
--
 
TL
8RT
4RT
5RT

WOOLWICH  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Peckham (PM) allocation transferred to New Cross (NX)

20.03.54
AW
15RTL
13RTL
7RTL
 
NX
--
4RT
5RT
 
TL
8RT
4RT
--

WOOLWICH  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday Catford (TL) allocation transferred to New Cross (NX).

Pre War RT56 at Woolwich

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection


19.05.54
AW
14RTL
13RTL
7RTL
 
NX
--
4RT
--
 
TL
8RT
4RT
5RT

WOOLWICH  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunday New Cross (NX) allocation transferred to Catford (TL)

06.10.54
AW
14RTL
13RTL
7RTL
 
NX
8RT
11RT
5RT

WOOLWICH  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
Catford (TL) allocation withdrawn in favour of increase at New Cross (NX).

RTL1 Crystal Palace Parade

© G A Rixon

04.05.55
AW
13RT
11RT
6RT
 
NX
8RT
11RT
5RT

WOOLWICH  -  CRYSTAL PALACE
RTL type withdrawn in favour of RT.

01.05.57
AW
13RT
12RT
6RT
 
N
6RT
5RT+
--
      2RT/137  
 
NX
13RT
14RT
5RT

 WOOLWICH - CRYSTAL PALACE (Suns) - West Norwood - Tulse Hill - Brixton - Stockwell - Vauxhall - VICTORIA (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Sat extended from Crystal Palace to Victoria and Norwood (N) allocation introduced.


RT781 seen in Woolwich returning to AW Garage

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection

01.07.64
Route withdrawn - replaced by Mon-Sat introduction of service 2B and extended 122.

Operating Garages

AW Abbey Wood
Changeover point at Woolwich - garage journeys via Route 177 from Woolwich

TL Catford
Changeover point Lewisham - garage journeys left line of route at Ladywell Road then via Route 47 to garage

NX New Cross
Changeover point Lewisham Clock Tower - garage journeys left line of route at BROCKLEY ROAD Adelaide Avenue then via Route 172 to New Cross or left LOR at Lewisham then via Route 21 to New Cross

PM Peckham
Changeover point ?

N Norwood
Changeover point at garage