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No. 4 1934
← This is the second edition of the Central Area bus map produced under the auspices of the new London Passenger Transport Board. Numbers 1 and 2 of 1934 were “General” (LGOC) productions.
No. 5 1934/5

No. 1 1935
← The first of four issues of the Central Area Bus Map in 1935. They include route details for all services, and a full index of localities.

No. 2 1935

No. 1 1936

No. 1 1937


NUMBER 4 - 1937

NUMBER 5 - 1937

NUMBER 1 - 1938

NUMBER 3 - 1938

NUMBER 4 - 1938


Number 1 1939

Number 2 1939

Number 4 1939

Number 1 1940
← The back of this map lists the bus numbers and routes, and has an alphabetical index of destinations served.


No. 1 1946

No. 2 1946
← The second of the two issues of 1946 Central Area Bus Map. It includes a semi-geographic network map of the period on one side, and details of all routes and night bus services plus an index on the other.
The 1947 Nº1 issue of the London Passenger Transport Board’s Central Area Bus Map, issued at the time of maximum usage of the network in the post-war austerity days. There is a large diagrammatic network map on one side, and details of all services then operated on the other. →

No. 1 1947

No. 2 1947


January 1949

948/2169E (No.1) 250,000
← The first of the three different issues of the January 1949 Central Area Bus Map. This one has the text
January 1949
until further notice
centred on the front cover. The main map is on one side, with a Central Area enlargement, a list of routes and an index on the other.

JAN. 1949

549-1078D-100,000(R)

JANUARY 1951
151-2554D-250,000

APRIL 1952
252/273E 250,000
← The first of two issues produced of the April 1952 Central Area Bus Map. This one with includes the usual network map on one side, and details of all routes and a Central area map on the other.
1954
1053/2103E 250M

1956
1055/2157E 250M

1957
1056/2771E/500M

1957
557/1214L/500M

1958
758/1641E/600M

1959

459.806E.250M. (No.2)

1960
160/1E.250M. (No.1)

1960
1060 2483E 350M (No.4)

1961
161/268E/ 150M no 1

1961
461 1143E 350M. (No.2)

1961
661/1639E 250M

1962
162/5E 150M. (No.1)

1962
862/2329E 250M (No.3)

1963
463/1044E 350m No.2

1963
1163/3125E 250m (No.3)R.

1964

1964
564/1619 E (350m) No.2

1965
665/2020Z/250M (No.1)R

1966
266/417Z/350,000 No.1

1966
566/1701Z/500,000 No.2

1967
1166/3758Z/350,000 No.1

1967
567/1329Z/350,000 No.2

1968
168/283Z/500,000 No.1

1969
1168/3087Z/500,000 No.2


1969
769/2546Z/500,000 No.1

1970
1269/4352Z/500,000

1970
670/1539M/250,000

1971

No. 1 1972
172/1000M/250,000 8.1.72


No. 1 1973
173/1000M/500,000

No. 2 1973
473/1923M/500,000

1974
873/2753M/500000

No. 1 1974
1073/3186M/500,000

No. 2 1974
974/2465M/500000 (R)

No. 1 1975
1274/3066M/500000

No. 2 1975
675/2490M 500000

No. 1 1976
276/1324M/1000M

No. 2 1976
577/1930M/500M


No. 1 1977
23.8.77/1951M/500,000

No. 1 1978
478/1746M/500,000

No. 2 1978

478/1746M/500,000
No.3 issue 18.6.78

No. 3 1978

878/2440M/500,000
No.4 issue 28.10.78


No. 1 1979
179/1102M/500,000

No. 1 1979
479/2088M/500,000R
Reprinted

No. 2 1979
1079/3305M/500,000R Sept. 1979 Nº 6


No. 1 1980
480/1520M/500,000

No. 2 1981
181/1021M/300,000

No. 4 1981
881/000222/200,000

No. 1 1982


1984
Nº 1 1984 London-Wide

Spring 1986

Summer 1986
Nº 4 1986 London-Wide

686/19549/600M(1491D)


Spring 1990

Summer 1990

Winter 1990

July 1992


August 1993

April 1996

December 1996
LTB1113.12.97

September 1997
LTB1459.8.97

September 1998
LTB2100.8.98

April 1999
LTB2479.4.99

 

Published Dated Reference Title & Description
LONDON GENERAL
1913/07   208/350 - 23/7/13
1913/08   213/350 23/8/13
LONDON TRANSPORT
1934/ No. 3 1934 none BUS MAP
1934/ No. 4 1934 none
1934/ No. 5 1934/5 none
1935/ No. 1 1935 none
1935/ No. 2 1935 none
1935/ No. 3 1935 none
1935/ No. 4 1935 none
1936/ No. 1 1936 none
1936/ No. 2 1936 none CENTRAL AREA
BUS MAP
1936/ No. 3 1936 none BUS MAP
CENTRAL AREA
1936/ No. 4 1936 none
1936/ No. 5 1936 none
1937/ No. 1 1937 none
1937/ No. 2 1937 none
1937/ NUMBER 3 • 1937 none
1937/ NUMBER 4 • 1937 none
1937/ NUMBER 5 • 1937 none
1938/ NUMBER 1 • 1938 none
1938/ NUMBER 2 • 1938 none
1938/ NUMBER 3 • 1938 none
1938/ NUMBER 4 • 1938 none
1939/ Number 1 1939 none
1939/ Number 2 1939 none
1939/ Number 3 1939 none
1939/ Number 4 1939 none
1940/ Number 1 1940 none
Three versions exist of this map; the first shows only route 123 to Ongar; the second has route 175A along Heathway; and the third shows route 175 to Ongar but no route 175A along Heathway.
1940/ Number 2 1940 none
1943/03 No. 1, 1943 343/544F/20M
1943/05 No. 2, 1943 543/880F/15000
1943/11 No. 3, 1943 1143/2079F/12,000
1944/05 No. 1, 1944 544/949F/12,000
1945/ No. 1, 1945 4/2237F/13,000
1945/05 No. 2, 1945 545/863D/13,000
1946/01 No. 2, 1945 146/216H 2000 (R)
1946/ No. 1, 1946 none
1946/ No. 2, 1946 none
1947/ No. 1, 1947 none
1947/10 No. 2, 1947 1047/2203E (No. 2) 250,000
1948/09 January 1949
until further notice
948/2169E.(No.1)250,000
1949/05 JAN. 1949 549-1078D-100,000(R)
1949/09 JAN. 1949 949-1947D-150,000(R)
1949/05 JAN. 1950 549-947E-250,000
1951/01 JANUARY 1951 151-2554C-250,000
1951/01 JANUARY 1951 151-2554 D-250,000
1952/02 APRIL 1952 252/273E 250,000. BUS MAP
CENTRAL AREA
INCLUDING TROLLEYBUSES
1952/02 APRIL 1952 252/2177D. 250,000
1953/02 1953 253/113D 250,000
1953/08 1953 853/1691D/250M(R)
1953/10 1954 1053/2103E 250M
1954/07 1954 754/1696D 250M
1954/11 1955 1154/2599L 250M
1955/05 1955 555/884D/250M(R)
1955/10 1956 1055/2157E 250M
1956/10 1957 1056/2771E/500M
1957/05 1957 557/1214L/500M
1957/11 1958 1157/2642E 400M.
1958/07 1958 758/1641E 600M
1959/01 1959 159/228E. 250M. (No.1)
1959/04 1959 459/806E. 250M. (No.2)
1959/07 1959 759/1816E. 350M. (No.3)
1960/01 1960 160/1E.250M. (No.1)
1960/03 1960 360/576E 350M. (No.2) BUS MAP
CENTRAL AREA
RED BUSES
& TROLLEYBUSES
1960/06 1960 660/1428E 150M. (No.3) BUS MAP
CENTRAL AREA
INCLUDING TROLLEYBUSES
1960/10 1960 1060 2483E 350M (No.4)
1961/01 1961 161/268E/ 150M no 1
1961/04 1961 461 1143E 350M. (No.2)
1961/06 1961 661/1639E 250M. (No.3)
1961/10 1961 1061/2857E 250M. (No.4)
1962/01 1962 162/5E 150M. (No.1)
1962/03 1962 362/1003E 350M. (NO.2) CENTRAL BUSES
MAP AND
LIST OF ROUTES
1962/08 1962 862/2329 E 250m (No. 3)
1962/11 1962 1162/3177E/250m (No.3) R
1963/0 1963 63/30 E 150m (No.1)
1963/04 1963 463/1044 E 350m (No.2)
1963/08 1963 863/2355 E 250m (No. 3).
1963/11 1963 1163/3125E 250m (No.3) R.
1963/12 1964 1263/3337 E (150m) No.1
1964/05 1964 564/1619 E (350m) No. 2.
1964/09 1964 964/2657 E (500m) No. 3.
1965/01 1965 165/259Z/250M No.1
1965/06 1965 665/2020Z/250M(No.1)R
1965/09 1965 965/2868Z/500M No. 2
1966/02 1966 266/417Z/350,000 No. 1
1966/05 1966 566/1701Z/500,000 No.2
1966/09 1966 966/3052Z/150,000 No2 (R)
1966/11 1967 1166/3758Z/350,000 No. 1
1967/05 1967 567/1329Z/350,000 No. 2
There are two version of this map, but only one shows route 854 at Orpington.
1968/01 1968 168/283Z/500,000 No.1
1968/06 1968 none
1968/11 1969 1168/3087Z/500,000 No. 2
1969/07 none 769/2546Z/500,000 No. 1 CENTRAL BUSES
map & list of routes
1969/12 none 1269/4352Z/500,000
1970/06 none 670/1539M/250,000
1970/12 none 1270/3042M/500,000
1971/05 No2. 1971 571/2344M/350,000 24.7.71 LONDON BUSES
map & list of routes
1972/01 No. 1 1972 172/1000M/250,000 8.1.72
1972/02 No. 1 1972 272/1507M/250,000 (R) 8.1.72
1972/05 No. 2 1972 572/2147M/500,000 17.6.72
1972/09 No. 2 1972 972/3236M/300,000 (R) 17.6.72
1973/01 No. 1 1973 173/1000M/500,000 London Buses
MAP AND LIST OF ROUTES
1973/04 No. 2 1973 473/1923M/500,000
1973/08 No. 2 1973 873/2753M/500000
1973/08 No. 2 1974 873/2753M/500000
1973/10 No. 1 1974 1073/3186M/500,000
1974/09 No. 2 1974 974/2465M/500000 (R)
1974/12 No. 1 1975 1274/3066M/500000
1975/06 No. 1 1975 675/2490M 500000
1975/11 No. 2 1975 1175/3191M 500000
1976/02 No. 1 1976 276/1324M/1000M
1976/08 No.2.1976 876/2564M/500,000
1977/03 No.2. 1976 377/1601M/250,000
1977/05 No. 2 1976 577/1930M/500M
1977/08 No. 1 1977 23.8.77/1951M/500,000 No. 1 Issue
1977/ No. 1 1977 none No. 1 Issue
1978/02 No. 1. 1978 278/1227M/250,000 No. 2 Issue 22.4.78
1978/04 No. 2 1978 478/1746M/500,000 No.3 issue 18.6.78
1978/07 No. 2 1978 778/2282M/250,000 No. 3 Issue 18.6.78
1978/08 No. 3 1978 878/2440M/500,000 No. 4 Issue 28.10.78
1978/12 No. 3 1978 1278/3300M/500,000R No. 4 Issue 28.10.78
1979/01 No. 1 1979 179/1102M/500000 No. 5 Issue 31.3.79
1979/04 No. 1 1979 479/2088M/500,000R No. 5 Issue 31.3.79
1979/07 No. 2 1979 779/2512M/500,000 No. 6 Issue September 1979
There are two editions of this map: with and without the overprintShowing the new
Bus Districts
1979/10 No. 2 1979 1079/3305M/500,000R Sept. 1979 Nº 6
1980/04 No. 1 1980 480/1520M/500,000 No. 7 Issue May 1980 London Buses
Map and list of routes
Exists in two versions: with the Districts drawn closed-in or tailing-off.
1980/ none 2262M/200M inside: 5th Oct 1980
1981/01 No. 1 1981 181/1021M/300,000 No. 9 Issue January 1981
1981/01 No. 2 1981 181/1021M/300,000 No. 9 Issue January 1981
1981/02 No. 3 1981 281/1256M/250,000 April 1981
1981/06 No. 3 1981 681/1936M/500,000 28276 June 1981
1981/08 No.4 1981 881/000222/200,000
1981/12 No. 4A 1981 1281/01208 200M(R)
1982/02 No. 1 1982 282/01643/200M/F12
1982/04 No. 1 1982 482/02075/125M/Z
1982/10 No. 1 1982 1082/03483/125M(3rd)
1982/12 No. 1 1982 1282/04009/75M (R) 4th impression
1984/ Nº 1 1984 none LONDON
—WIDE—
BUS MAP
Including list of routes
1984/ Nº 2 1984 none
1985/ Summer 1985 Londonwide No.2 1985
1985/10 Winter 1985 Nº 3 1985 1085/14626/500 2M (697A/B)
1986/04 Spring 1986 Nº 3a 1986 486/17506/850M(1335A)
1986/06 Summer 1986 Nº 4 1986 686/19549/600M(1491D)
1987/11 Winter 1987/8 none your
LONDON
BUS MAP
1988/ Summer 1988 none London
bus map
1988/11 Winter 1988/9 181/1021M/300,000 No.2 1988 Londonwide
1989/05 Summer 1989 589/40852/75M (6510A) No.1 1989 Londonwide
1989/11 Winter 1989 1189/44102/75M (8151A) No.2 1989 Londonwide
1990/03 Spring 1990 390/46843/75M (5610A) (9365A) No 1 1990 Londonwide
1990/ Summer 1990 No.2 1990 Londonwide
1990/ Winter 1990 none
1991/ Summer 1991 none
1992/ July 1992 No 1 1992 Londonwide The All London Bus Map
1993/ February 1993 No 1 1993 Londonwide
1993/ August 1993 none The All London
bus guide
1994/ January 1994 none
1994/ April 1994 LB 335
1994/ August 1994 LB 335
1995/07 September 1995 LB 335 LTB 0206.7.95
1996/03 April 1996 LB 335 LTB 0721.3.96
1996/12 December 1996 LTB1113.12.97
1997/08 September 1997 LTB1459.8.97
1997/12   LTB1113.12.97
1998/01 March 1998 LTB1700.1.98
1998/08 September 1998 LTB2100.8.98
1999/04 April 1999 LTB2479.4.99 All London
bus guide
1999/10 November 1999 LTB2837.10.99
This was the last bus map issued that covered the whole of London.
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AMENDMENTS LEAFLETS
Note that this is not a comprehensive list.
Published Dated Reference This leaflet contains
A M E N D M E N T S
to the Central Buses Map
published in …
1949/06 MAY, 1949. 649/1424D/100M. January, 1949
1950/07 none 750/1558D (50,000) January, 1950
1950/09 Oct 1st 1950 950/2176D/50M January, 1950
1950/11 January, 1951 Reg. No. 1150/2621D/50,000. January, 1950
1951/02 March, 1951 251/358D/50,000 January, 1950
April 1951 January, 1951
1951/05 May 1951 551/1038D/50,000R January, 1951
1951/07 July 1951 751—1467—50M January, 1951
1951/10 October, 1951. 1051/2185E. 100M January, 1951
1951/12 January, 1952 1251/2688E. 50,000 January, 1951
1952/03 January, 1952 352/427E/10,000R. January, 1951
1952/06 April, 1952. 652/1258E 15M (R) January, 1951.
1952/06 July, 1952 652/1286E/100M (No. 1) April, 1952
1953/03 March, 1953 353/672E. 65M (No. 4). April, 1952
1953/10 1053/2043E 150M (No. 3) 1953
? (No. 1) ? (No. 1) 1954
1954/05 554/1263E (100 M.) (No. 2) 1954
1954/09 954/2313E (100 M.) (No. 3) 1954
1955/05 No. 2, 1955 555/1020E 100M 1955
1956/01 No. 1, 1956 156/63E 100M 1956
No. 2, 1956 1956
No. 3, 1956 1956
1956/09 No. 4, 1956 956/2292E 100M 1959
No. 1, 1957 1957
1957/04 No. 2 1957 457/833E 100M 1957
1957/06 No. 2, 1957 657/1319E 100M (R) 1957
1957/08 none 857/1901 E 75M (R3) 1957
1957/10 No. 3 1957 1057/2361E 200M 1957
1958/03 Leaflet No. 1 358/842E/200M 1958
1958/07 Leaflet No. 2 758/1643E/100M 1958
1958/11 Leaflet No. 3 1158/2525E/120M(A) 1958
1965/12 23.1.66 1265/4032Z/150M 1965
1968/08 none 868/2320Z/250,000 March 1968
1970/02 none 270/317M/200,000 1969
1970/04 470/911M/250,000 1970
1970/08 none 870/2005M/100,000 (18.7.70) 1970
1970/10 1070/2365M/100,000 1970
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