Route History

27.02.63
ED
8RT
4RT
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THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat) Brigstock Road - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri) London Road - Croydon - Addiscombe Road - Shirley - Wickham Road - Bridle Road - SHRUBLANDS ESTATE (MS)
New Route

Scanned from 1964 Red Book
01.07.64
ED
8RT
4RT
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Extracted from July 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

31.10.70
ED
12RT
7RT
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THORNTON HEATH High Street - SHRUBLANDS ESTATE (MS)
Extended from TH Garage to High Street at all times.

RT4540 seen at Shrublands, the lack of cars and yellow lines very noticeable in this shot at Shrublands

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10.03.73
ED
14RT
7RM
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Saturday RM allocation introduced (spare from Route 12

A grubby looking RM1176 waits for the off at Shrublands

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01.12.73
ED31+
13DMS
8DMS
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THORNTON HEATH High Street - SHRUBLANDS ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to OPO operation.
Diverted in Shirley between Bridle Road and Bramble Close via Shrublands Avenue ( return via Gorse Road and Broom Road )

28.10.78
TH161+
11DMS
8DMS
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ED allocation transferred to TH.
Route 289 was transferred from TH to ED to balance the books.

14.05.88
TH161+
11DMS
7DMS
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THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat except evgs) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri mid-day) - WEST CROYDON (Mon-Sat evgs) - SHRUBLANDS ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )
Time restrictions on journeys from TH Garage to High Street and withdrawn altogether in the evenings between West Croydon and Thornton Heath except for garage journeys.

06.01.90
TH161+
11DMS
7DMS
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Part service diverted via Shirley Way

DMS2512 seen with the special blind showing Shirley Way routeing

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21.07.90
TH21+
10D
7D
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THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Sat except evgs) - WEST CROYDON (Mon-Sat evgs) - SHRUBLANDS ESTATE (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Fri midday service restored between TH Garage and High Street.

Running number sequence change , 161 was allocated to Route 250

14.03.92
Route withdrawn - replaced by new Route 198 except that the Shirley Way journeys were not replaced.

Operating Garages

ED Elmers End
Changeover point at garage

Garage journeys left line of route at Shirley and followed Route 194 routeing in service to garage

TH Garage
Changeover point at garage

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 03.04.19