Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
22.10.52
ED
5RT
5RT
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CROYDON Katharine Street - East Croydon - Addiscombe Road - Wickham Road - SHIRLEY WAY ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE providing service to SHIRLEY WAY which was unserved. The buses were taken from the 194 allocation.

06.05.53
ED
11RT
7RT
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CROYDON,East Croydon - Shirley Way - West Wickham - Eden Park - Village Way - BECKENHAM JUNCTION ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Shirley Way to Beckenham Junction - buses again proved by buses taken off Route 194.

03.07.54
ED
11RT
12RT
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BECKENHAM JUNCTION - CROYDON ( Mon-Sat ) - CROYDON AIRPORT (Sat afts)
Saturday afternoons extended from Croydon to Croydon Airport via Route 194.


09.05.62
ED
16RT
11RT
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THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat) Brigstock Road - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri) London Road - Croydon - Shirley Way - West Wickham - Eden Park - Village Way - BECKENHAM JUNCTION ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Croydon and Croydon Airport but but extended from Croydon to Thornton Heath Garage and further extended Mon-Fri peaks and Saturdays to Thornton Heath High Street.

27.02.63
ED
11RT
7RT
--

CROYDON Katharine Street - BECKENHAM JUNCTION ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Croydon and Thornton Heath.

29.01.64
ED
14RT
7RT
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BECKENHAM JUNCTION - WEST CROYDON ( Mon-Fri evgs / Sats) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri except evgs) - THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri extended from Croydon to TH Garage and further extended peaks to High Street.

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

31.12.66
ED
12RT
7RT
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BECKENHAM JUNCTION - WEST CROYDON (Sats) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday extended from Katharine Street to West Croydon.

RT4540 is turning from  Shirley Road into Wickham Road

© Jim Blake


30.10.70
Last day of operation - replaced by changes to 119 - 166 and new route 197A.

Operating Garage

ED Elmers End
Changeover point ?

Garage journeys left line of route at Eden Park Hotel then went via Upper Elmers End Road and Elmers End Station to garage