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Route
Start Thornton Heath Pond
Via West Croydon, East Croydon, Park Hill, South Croydon, Selsdon, Selsdon Park Road, Addington Village, Fieldway, New Addington Tram Stop, Homestead Way
End New Addington (Vulcan Way)
Length 11.7 miles to New Addington
12.1 miles to Thornton Heath
Operations
Operator Go-Ahead London: Metrobus
Garage Croydon
Vehicle Scania N230UD OmniCity 10.6m
Volvo B5LH/Wright Gemini 3
Peak vehicle requirement Mon-Fri: 21
Sat: 20
Sun: 12
Service
Journey time 39-74 mins
Frequency (in mins) Mon-Sat: 7-8 day, 15 eves
Sun: 15
Every night: 30
Passenger usage data
1999/2000 3.225 million (147th)
2000/2001 2.949 million (-9%, 185th)
2001/2002 2.790 million (-5%, 196th)
2002/2003 3.226 million (+16%, 188th)
2003/2004 3.491 million (+8%, 195th)
2004/2005 3.589 million (+3%, 202nd)
2005/2006 3.745 million (+4%, 200th)
2006/2007 3.641 million (-3%, 203rd)
2007/2008 3.779 million (+4%, 200th)
2008/2009 3.842 million (+2%, 215th)
2009/2010 3.788 million (-1%, 223rd)
2010/2011 3.984 million (+5%, 204th)
2011/2012 3.965 million (-0.5%, 216th)
2012/2013 3.777 million (-5%, 225th)
2013/2014 3.839 million (+2%, 230th)
2014/2015 3.882 million (+1%, 222nd)
2015/2016 4.358 million (+12%, 189th)

History Edit

3 October 1934: West Croydon Station to Selsdon via Coombe Road, Park Hill and South Croydon. The route had previously been numbered 254 under the Bassom scheme.

4 March 1936: Extended from Selsdon via Selsdon Park Road to Addington (Featherbed Lane).

4 March 1959: Extended on Monday-Saturday (except evenings) from West Croydon via Selhurst, South Norwood, Anerley and Birkbeck to Elmers End Garage, with three school journeys continuing to Eden Park Station. This was part of the trolleybus replacement programme, replacing part of route 654.

8 July 1959: Withdrawn between West Croydon and Elmers End/Eden Park.

20 July 1960: Extended from West Croydon via Reeves Corner, Lombard Roundabout, Mitcham and Tooting Broadway to Wimbledon Stadium. This replaced part of trolleybus route 630.

10 May 1961: Withdrawn between Wimbledon Stadium and Tooting Broadway.

18 November 1964: Sunday service withdrawn between Tooting Broadway and West Croydon.

23 January 1966: Sunday service extended from West Croydon to Tooting Broadway.

4 December 1971: Converted to one person operation.

22 August 1987: Sunday service withdrawn. Withdrawn between West Croydon and Tooting Broadway, and instead extended via London Road to Thornton Heath Pond. The withdrawn section, and the Sunday service, were replaced by new route 264. Extended from Addington via Lodge Lane to New Addington (Salcot Crescent), replacing route 130B.

14 May 1988: Extended during Saturday shopping hours from Thornton Heath Pond via Brigstock Road to Thornton Heath High Street.

26 November 1988: Rerouted between Wellesley Road and South Park Hill Road via George Street, East Croydon, Addiscombe Road and Park Hill Road.

21 July 1990: Withdrawn between Thornton Heath High Street and Thornton Heath Pond. Sunday service introduced, replacing route 264.

1 September 1990: Sunday service converted to single deck operation.

30 August 1997: Contract awarded to Metrobus. Sunday service converted to double deck operation.

24 October 2015: Rerouted between Addington Village and King Henry's Drive Tram Stop via Fieldway, Headley Drive, Goldcrest Way and King Henry's Drive. Also extended from Parkway via Homestead Way and King Henry's Drive (east side) to Vulcan Way. This new routeing replaced part of withdrawn route T31. All night service introduced, replacing route N64.

Operators Edit

Route 64 has been operated by the following companies:

  • London Transport: 3 October 1934-31 March 1985
  • London Buses: 1 April 1985-31 March 1989
  • South London: 1 April 1989-29 August 1997
  • Metrobus/Go Ahead London: 30 August 1997-present

Garages Edit

Route 64 has been operated from the following garages:

  • Croydon (TC): 3 October 1934-10 November 1967; 14 March 1992-29 August 1997
  • Elmers End (ED): 20 July 1960-8 May 1962
  • Thornton Heath (TH): 9 May 1962-24 August 1997
  • Orpington (MB): 30 August 1997-5 March 2005
  • Polhill (PH): 6 March 2005-18 March 2006
  • Croydon (C): 19 March 2006-present

Route descripton (list of stops served)Edit

Route departing Thornton HeathEdit

  • Thornton Heath Pond (60, 109, 198, 250, 289, 663*, N109)
  • Dunheved Road North
  • Croydon University Hospital
  • Broad Green Avenue
  • Sumner Road
  • Montague Road
  • West Croydon Station (264*, Tram 1, Tram 2, Tram 3, Tram 4, London Overground, Southern)
  • Poplar Walk (50*, 157, 289, 407, 410, 455, 468*, X68*)
  • Whitgift Centre (60, 154, 166, 194, 367, 403, 405, 412, 433, 689, N68)
  • Dingwall Road / East Croydon Station (197*, 198, 312*, 410, X26)
  • East Croydon Bus Station (119*, 466*, Tram 1, Tram 2, Tram 3, Tram 4)
  • Garrick Crescent
  • Fairfield Road
  • Selborne Road
  • Birdhurst Gardens
  • Elmhurst School
  • Birdhurst Road / South Croydon Station (Southern)
  • St Paul's United Reformed Church
  • Old Palace of John Whitgift School
  • Manor Way
  • Ballards Way
  • Farley Road / Croham Valley Road
  • Littleheath Road
  • Brent Road
  • Queenhill Road (433)
  • Old Farleigh Road (359, 409*, 412*, 612*)
  • Selsdon Crescent
  • Selsdon Primary School
  • Ashen Vale
  • Pixton Way (359)
  • John Ruskin College
  • Gravel Hill (353, 433)
  • Addington Village Interchange (130, 314, 466, 654, 664, Tram 3)
  • Applegarth
  • The Coppins
  • Foxcombe
  • North Walk
  • The Lindens
  • Castle Hill School
  • Merrow Way (130)
  • Frimley Close (314)
  • Goldcrest Community Centre
  • Goldcrest Way / King Henry's Drive (314)
  • Betchworth Way
  • Wolsey Crescent
  • Grenville Road
  • Salcot Crescent (for New Addington Tram Stop) (130, 314, 464, Tram 3)
  • Overbury Crescent
  • Homestead Way / Overbury Crescent
  • Cleves Crescent
  • Kennelwood Crescent
  • Homestead Way / Milne Park
  • King Henry's Drive / Homestead Way (464)
  • Redstart Close (130)
  • Vulcan Way

Route departing New AddingtonEdit

  • Vulcan Way
  • Redstart Close (130)
  • King Henry's Drive / Homestead Way (464)
  • Homestead Way / Milne Park
  • Kennelwood Crescent (664)
  • Thorpe Close
  • Overbury Crescent
  • New Addington Tram Stop (130, 314, Tram 3)
  • King Henry's Drive Tram Stop (Tram 3)
  • Betchworth Way
  • Tilford Avenue
  • Goldcrest Way / King Henry's Drive (314)
  • Goldcrest Community Centre
  • Frimley Close (314)
  • Merrow Way (130)
  • Castle Hill School
  • The Lindens
  • North Walk
  • Foxcombe
  • Brierley
  • Applegarth
  • Addington Village Interchange (130, 314, 353, 359, 433, 466, 654, 664)
  • Gravel Hill
  • Featherbed Lane (359)
  • John Ruskin College
  • Monks Hill
  • Pixton Way
  • Selsdon Primary School
  • Selsdon Crescent
  • Old Farleigh Road (359, 409*, 412*, 612*)
  • Queenhill Road (433)
  • Brent Road
  • Littleheath Road
  • Farley Road / Croham Valley Road
  • Ballards Way
  • Manor Way
  • Old Palace of John Whitgift School
  • Campden Road
  • Birdhurst Road / South Croydon Station (Southern)
  • Elmhurst School
  • Birdhurst Gardens
  • Coombe Road
  • Selborne Road
  • Fairfield Road
  • Garrick Crescent
  • East Croydon Station (119, 194, 197, 198, 312, 367, 410, 689, X26, N68, Tram 1, Tram 2, Tram 3, Tram 4, Southern, Thameslink)
  • Electric House
  • Whitgift Centre (50, 60, 75, 109, 154, 250, 264, 403, 407, 410, 455, X68*, N68, N109)
  • West Croydon Station (157*, 289, Tram 1, Tram 2, Tram 3, Tram 4, London Overground, Southern)
  • Montague Road
  • Sumner Road
  • Broad Green Avenue
  • Canterbury Road
  • Croydon University Hospital
  • Thornton Heath Pond (60, 109, 198, 250, 289, 663*)

Route record (list of roads traversed)Edit

Route departing Thornton HeathEdit

London Road, North End, Poplar Walk, Wellesley Road, Lansdowne Road, Dingwall Road, George Street, East Croydon Bus Station, Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe Grove, Addiscombe Road, Park Hill Road, Coombe Road, South Park Hill Road, Croham Road, Croham Valley Road, Farley Road, Addington Road, Selsdon Park Road, Kent Gate Way, Addington Village Interchange, Lodge Lane, Fieldway, Dunley Drive, Merrow Way, Headley Drive, Goldcrest Way, King Henry's Drive, Montacute Road, Salcot Crescent, Parkway, Overbury Crescent, Homestead Way, King Henry's Drive

Route departing New AddingtonEdit

King Henry's Drive, Homestead Way, Overbury Crescent, Parkway, King Henry's Drive, Goldcrest Way, Headley Drive, Merrow Way, Dunley Drive, Fieldway, Lodge Lane, Kent Gate Way, Addington Village Interchange, Lodge Lane, Kent Gate Way, Selsdon Park Road, Addington Road, Farley Road, Croham Valley Road, Croham Road, South Park Hill Road, Park Hill Road, Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe Grove, Addiscombe Road, George Street, Wellesley Road, Station Road, London Road

Timetable informationEdit

Route 64 runs 24 hours a day, with no service on Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, the last buses depart Thornton Heath at 0005 and New Addington at 2400 (Saturday service) On Boxing Day, the first buses depart Thornton Heath at 0455 and New Addington at 0435 (Sunday service)

Links Edit

Current timetable
Current route map
Zenfolio photo gallery
Timetable graveyard
Performance report (PDF file)