London Bus Route 64 [24 Hour: Daily] - New Addington, Vulcan Way - Homestead Way - New Addington Tram Stop - King Henry's Drive - Headley Drive - Fieldway - Addington Village - Selsdon - Croham Valley - East Croydon - West Croydon - Thornton Heath Pond. (8 Miles)
Operated By Arriva London
Garage: Thornton Heath TH Past Timetables: Sep 1982
, Aug 2002
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The route 64 began before 1950, but from 1950 the route provided a daily service between Addington and West Croydon Station (via Selsdon Park Road, Addington Road, Selsdon, Farley Road, South Croydon and Wellesley Road). The route was operated at South Croydon Garage (TC). The current PVR was Monday to Friday 10STL, Saturday 9STL and Sunday 6RT. By May 1950 the Monday to Saturday service was replaced by RT Type as Sunday they were already running, the same amount of buses was still operating.
On the 4th March 1959, there were some changes to the routing of the 64. The route Monday to Saturday evenings, and also Sunday’s ran between Addington and West Croydon Station. On Monday’s to Saturday’s (except evenings) the route was extended to Elmers End Garage (via Selhurst Road, Norwood Junction and Anerley). The route Monday to Friday School journeys was also extended to Eden Park Station. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 16RT, Saturday 11RT and Sunday 3RT. This extension was put into force to help out routes 154
. On the 8th July 1959, the extension of the 64 was withdrawn so the route was back to normal West Croydon to Addington the 194
replaced the withdrawn section. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 13RT, Saturday 8RT and Sunday 4RT.
On the 20th July 1960 the 64 was extended from West Croydon to Wimbledon Stadium (via Mitcham). This extension was put into place as part of the 630 trolleybus withdrawal. There was now two garage allocations Elmers End (ED) and South Croydon (TC). The current PVR was Monday to Friday 15RT (TC) 7RM (ED), Saturday 12RT (TC) 7RM (ED) and Sunday 6RT (TC) 4RM (ED). By the 10th May 1961 the 64 was withdrawn between Tooting Broadway and Wimbledon Stadium. The current route now was from Addington to Tooting. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 14RT (TC) 7RM (ED), Saturday 10RT (TC) 7RM (ED) and Sunday 4RT (TC) 5RM (ED). On the 9th May 1962, the Elmers End allocation was withdrawn and transferred to Thornton Heath (TH). The current PVR was Monday to Friday 14RT (TC) 7RM (TH), Saturday 10RT (TC) 7RM (TH) and Sunday 4RT (TC) 3RM (TH). On the 29th January 1964 South Croydon (TC) introduced a routemaster type at weekends and also Sunday Thornton Heath (TH) allocation was withdrawn. Later on in September 1964 South Croydon then introduced a Monday to Sunday routemaster operation.
On the 18th November 1964 the Sunday service 64 was withdrawn between West Croydon and Tooting Broadway. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 15RM (TC) 5RM (TH), Saturday 11RM (TC) 4RM (TH) and Sunday 3RM (TC). On the 23rd January 1966 the Sunday service was re-introduced between Croydon and Tooting, and then Sunday South Croydon (TC) allocation was transferred to Thornton Heath (TH). The current PVR was Monday to Friday 15RM (TC) 5RM (TH), Saturday 11RM (TC) 4RM (TH) and Sunday 8RT (TH). By September 1967 the RT type on a Sunday was back to normal routemaster operation from Thornton Heath (TH).
On the 11th November 1967 the South Croydon allocation was withdrawn and the 64 was now only operating from Thornton Heath (TH). The current PVR was Monday to Friday 23RM, Saturday 19RM and Sunday 8RM. A couple of years later in December 1971, the 64 was converted to one person operation using DMS type buses, Thornton Heath (TH) still had the route operating from their garage. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 23DMS, Saturday 15DMS and Sunday 5DMS. There were no changes until the 22nd August 1987, this was quite a major change, the route was extended from Addington to New Addington replacing route 130B
, the 64 was then withdrawn between West Croydon and Tooting Broadway and was diverted via London Road to Thornton Heath Garage, the last change was that the Sunday service on the 64 was withdrawn and replaced by route 264
. The current route was now Thornton Heath Garage to New Addington (Via West Croydon). The current PVR was Monday to Friday 11D and Saturday 8D.
Throughout 1988 there were a few minor changes to the routing of the 64, in May the 64 was extended Saturday shopping hours to Thornton Heath High Street and in November the 64 was re-routed via George Street and Addiscombe Road. On the 21st July 1990 the Saturday shopping hour’s extension, was withdrawn and a Sunday service was re-introduced again. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 11D, Saturday 8D and Sunday 5L. On the 1st September 1990 there was not much demand for a Sunday service so they decided to make it a small deck. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 11D, Saturday 8D and Sunday 5DT.
On the 14th March 1992 South Croydon Garage was again operating the route Monday to Saturday and Thornton Heath had the Sunday 64. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 11DD (TC), Saturday 7DD (TC) and Sunday 5DT (TH). On the 30th August 1997 Metrobus won the operation of route 64 and they operated the route from their Orpington base. The Sunday allocation was now double deck and the route now went from Thornton Heath Pond to New Addington. The current PVR was Monday to Friday 13ON, Saturday 12ON and Sunday 6ON. In March 2006 the 64 was transferred to operate at Croydon Garage (C). The current PVR was Monday to Friday 14SCDD, Saturday 13SCDD and Sunday 6SCDD. On 28th August 2010 an N64 service was introduced although this does have a slight different routing. The average journey time is between 31 and 50 minutes. The frequency Monday to Saturday is every 8 Minutes, Sunday and evenings approximately every 15 minutes.
Last Updated 20th October 2011