Transport Archive

Victorians experienced public transport problems in Rye Lane and East Dulwich

The later nineteenth century was a period of very rapid growth in suburban London, and there was often a misfit between the newly populated areas and the existing public transport system. Sometimes there was an adequate road and rail service already in existence. But often a main road or railway line was some distance away,

Bull Yard and Peckham Bus Garage

  Bull Yard was fire bombed on 22 October 1940* when 48 London Transport buses, which had been withdrawn due to wartime fuel savings, were lost including eleven of the twelve brand new TF class private hire coaches. Thomas Tilling first occupied the premises in 1876. In 1905 they became the first motor bus garage