|Route 178 Croydon (Katherine Street) via Addiscombe Road to Addiscombe
On 29 March 1927 L.G.O.C route 178 replaced the local tram
route from Croydon to Addiscombe
3 October 34 ED= 7NS(MF) 5NS(SA) 2ST(SU)
17 April 35 ED= NS (Daily)
11 September 35 ED= NS (MS) ST (SU)
27 May 36 ED= NS (MS) STL (SU)
7 October 36 ED= NS (MS) LT (SU)
24 March 37 withdrawn SU
28 May 37 ED= NS (MF) LT (SA)
5 January 38 ED= LT (MS)
11 October 38 Last Day of Operation
Route 178 West Norwood (Rosendale) to Victoria
6 January 52 RL= 11RT (MF) 11RT (SA) NIL (SU) Part of the
2 April 52 SW= 11RT (MF) 11RT (SA) NIL (SU) When Stockwell opened
19 May 54 Extended to Golders Green and renumbered 2A
Route 178 Clapton (Pond) to Maryland
13 May 59 Route 208A (which started 30 April 41) intermediately re-routed
to avoid (Extra) low bridges in Kenworthy Road and Wallis Road to run via
Ponsford Street and Morning Lane instead of Kenworthy Road and also via
Chapman Road and White Post Lane instead of Berkshire Road and Wallis Road.
Re-numbered 178 and RF replaced by RLH.
1 Julyy 62 D= 13RLH (MF) 7RLH (SA) NIL (SU)
16 April 71 withdrawn and replaced by Flat Fare route S3 with MBS (23
March 75 changed to SMS)
Route 178 Woolwich to Thamesmead (Alsike Road)
27 September 80 Short Journeys of route 177 re-numbered 178 ( 177 Extended
to Thamesmead 7 October 74) AW=DMS (Daily)
3 January 81 AW= MD (Daily)
31 October 81 PD= MD (Daily) when new Plumstead garage opened.
22 November 82 Start of conversion of all PD routes to T
8 April 83 Completion of conversion of all PD routes to T
19 September 83 Re-routed in Woolwich via General Gordon Place, Vincent
Road and Burrage Road instead of Beresford Square.
27 October 84 Extended to Shooters Hill, Kidbrooke and Lewisham Via
8 May 84 Re-routed in Woolwich via John Wilson Street, Wellington Street
and Greens End instead of Powis Street which became a pedestrian precinct.
4 February 85 Re-routed in Shooters Hill towards Woolwich via the full
length of Egligton Hill instead of Brent Road and Cantwell Road which is
still served in the Lewisham direction.
16 January 88 Operation transferred from SELKENT to BEXLEYBUS at BX
and converted to mixed L/D. Also extended in Thamesmead from Alsike Road
to Eastern Industrial Estate.
19 January 91 Operations at BX transferred to London Central and converted
8 October 94 Route curtailed to run from Woolwich to Kidbrooke (Kidbrooke
Way) return via Rochester Way,due to a weight restriction on the railway
bridge at Kidbrooke. Kidbrooke (Ferrier Estate) to Lewisham section re-numbered
Autumn 96 Converted from T to DRL
20 June 98 Route extended from Kidbrooke Way to Kidbrooke Station to
a purpose built interchange road. Buses now run both ways via Kidbrooke
23 January 99 Operation transferred to Stagecoach SELKENT at
PD with low floor single Deck SLD.(There are 'strange visitors'
of L, NV, DAL, PD infact every type at Plumstead except MB mercs!)
This list was compiled by:- by Christopher J. Johnson.