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Route X68

Croydon Thornton Heath Upper Norwood West Norwood non-stop-to Waterloo Holborn Russell Square

Limited Stop service

Mon-Fri sch days Mon-Fri sch hols Christmas Eve M-F around Christmas New Year's Eve

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Route record (places served and roads followed)

Note: The school holiday service normally only operates during Summer and Easter holidays and may be suspended due to road works or other reasons. The school day service continues to operate at other times.

X68 Monday to Friday school days towards Russell Square          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc hols       Xmas Eve       M-F around Xmas       NYE  


West Croydon, Bus Station          0550 0605 0620 0635 0650 0658 0709 0721 0735 0751 0813 0830
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    0556 0611 0626 0642 0657 0705 0717 0729 0743 0759 0821 0838
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  0602 0617 0633 0650 0705 0714 0726 0738 0752 0808 0829 0846
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 0607 0622 0639 0657 0713 0723 0736 0749 0803 0818 0838 0855
West Norwood, Library              0612 0627 0644 0703 0719 0731 0744 0757 0812 0827 0847 0903
  EXPRESS SECTION
Waterloo Station, Tenison Way      0635 0653 0712 0734 0752 0807 0822 0836 0851 0906 0923 0938
Holborn Station, Kingsway          0640 0658 0717 0740 0759 0814 0829 0844 0859 0914 0930 0945
Russell Square, South Side         0645 0703 0722 0745 0804 0819 0834 0849 0904 0919 0935 0950

X68 Monday to Friday school days towards Croydon          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc hols       Xmas Eve       M-F around Xmas       NYE  


Russell Square, North Side         1550 1605 1620 1633 1648 1703 1719 1734 1750 1810 1830 1850
Holborn Station, Kingsway          1555 1610 1625 1639 1654 1709 1725 1740 1756 1817 1837 1857
Waterloo Station, Waterloo Road    1605 1620 1635 1649 1704 1719 1735 1750 1806 1827 1847 1907
  EXPRESS SECTION
West Norwood, Library              1635 1652 1707 1722 1737 1752 1807 1822 1838 1857 1917 1935
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 1643 1700 1715 1730 1745 1800 1815 1830 1846 1904 1924 1941
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  1651 1708 1723 1738 1753 1808 1823 1838 1853 1910 1930 1946
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    1700 1717 1732 1747 1802 1817 1832 1847 1902 1918 1938 1953
West Croydon, Bus Station          1709 1726 1741 1756 1811 1825 1840 1855 1910 1925 1945 1959

X68 Monday to Friday Summer/Easter school holidays towards Russell Square          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc days       Xmas Eve       M-F around Xmas       NYE  


West Croydon, Bus Station          0550 0605 0620 0635 0650 0658 0709 0721 0735 0751 0813 0830
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    0556 0611 0626 0642 0657 0705 0716 0728 0742 0758 0820 0837
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  0602 0617 0632 0649 0704 0712 0723 0735 0749 0805 0827 0843
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 0607 0622 0638 0656 0711 0719 0731 0743 0757 0813 0835 0851
West Norwood, Library              0612 0627 0643 0702 0717 0726 0739 0751 0805 0821 0843 0859
  EXPRESS SECTION
Waterloo Station, Tenison Way      0636 0653 0710 0732 0749 0759 0813 0826 0840 0856 0918 0934
Holborn Station, Kingsway          0641 0658 0715 0738 0755 0806 0820 0833 0847 0903 0925 0941
Russell Square, South Side         0645 0703 0720 0743 0800 0811 0825 0838 0852 0908 0930 0946

X68 Monday to Friday Summer/Easter school holidays towards Croydon          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc days       Xmas Eve       M-F around Xmas       NYE  


Russell Square, North Side         1550 1605 1620 1633 1648 1703 1719 1734 1750 1810 1830 1850
Holborn Station, Kingsway          1554 1609 1624 1637 1652 1707 1723 1738 1755 1815 1835 1855
Waterloo Station, Waterloo Road    1604 1619 1634 1647 1702 1717 1733 1748 1805 1825 1845 1905
  EXPRESS SECTION
West Norwood, Library              1632 1649 1704 1717 1732 1748 1804 1819 1836 1856 1916 1935
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 1640 1657 1712 1725 1740 1756 1812 1827 1843 1903 1923 1941
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  1647 1704 1719 1732 1747 1803 1819 1834 1849 1909 1929 1946
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    1655 1712 1727 1740 1755 1811 1827 1842 1857 1917 1937 1953
West Croydon, Bus Station          1704 1721 1735 1748 1803 1819 1835 1850 1905 1924 1944 1959

X68 Christmas Eve towards Russell Square          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc days       Mon-Fri sc hols       M-F around Xmas       NYE  


West Croydon, Bus Station          0600 0620 0640 0700 0720 0735 0750 0810 0830
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    0605 0626 0646 0706 0726 0741 0756 0816 0836
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  0610 0631 0651 0711 0732 0747 0802 0822 0842
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 0615 0636 0656 0716 0737 0753 0808 0828 0848
West Norwood, Library              0619 0640 0700 0720 0742 0758 0813 0833 0853
  EXPRESS SECTION
Waterloo Station, Tenison Way      0638 0659 0719 0739 0801 0817 0832 0852 0912
Holborn Station, Kingsway          0643 0704 0724 0744 0807 0823 0838 0858 0918
Russell Square, South Side         0646 0708 0728 0748 0811 0827 0842 0902 0922

X68 Christmas Eve towards Croydon          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc days       Mon-Fri sc hols       M-F around Xmas       NYE  


Russell Square, North Side         1550 1610 1630 1650 1710 1730 1750 1820 1850
Holborn Station, Kingsway          1555 1615 1635 1655 1715 1735 1755 1825 1855
Waterloo Station, Waterloo Road    1604 1624 1644 1704 1725 1745 1805 1835 1904
  EXPRESS SECTION
West Norwood, Library              1632 1652 1712 1732 1753 1813 1833 1903 1931
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 1639 1659 1720 1740 1801 1820 1840 1909 1937
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  1646 1706 1727 1747 1808 1827 1846 1915 1943
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    1654 1714 1735 1755 1816 1835 1854 1922 1950
West Croydon, Bus Station          1702 1722 1743 1803 1823 1842 1901 1929 1957

X68 Christmas Week (when a Saturday service operates on a working day; not New Year's Eve) towards Russell Square          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc days       Mon-Fri sc hols       Xmas Eve       NYE  


West Croydon, Bus Station          0550 0610 0620 0640 0700 0720 0735 0755 0815 0835
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    0555 0615 0625 0645 0705 0726 0741 0801 0821 0841
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  0600 0620 0630 0650 0710 0731 0746 0806 0827 0847
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 0605 0625 0635 0655 0715 0736 0752 0812 0833 0853
West Norwood, Library              0609 0630 0640 0700 0720 0741 0757 0817 0839 0859
  EXPRESS SECTION
Waterloo Station, Tenison Way      0630 0651 0701 0721 0741 0803 0819 0841 0906 0929
Holborn Station, Kingsway          0637 0658 0708 0729 0749 0812 0828 0851 0916 0939
Russell Square, South Side         0640 0701 0712 0733 0753 0816 0832 0855 0920 0943

X68 Christmas Week (when a Saturday service operates on a working day; not New Year's Eve) towards Croydon          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc days       Mon-Fri sc hols       Xmas Eve       NYE  


Russell Square, North Side         1550 1610 1630 1650 1705 1720 1735 1755 1815 1835 1855
Holborn Station, Kingsway          1555 1615 1635 1655 1710 1725 1740 1800 1820 1840 1900
Waterloo Station, Waterloo Road    1604 1624 1644 1704 1720 1735 1750 1810 1830 1849 1909
  EXPRESS SECTION
West Norwood, Library              1632 1652 1712 1732 1748 1803 1818 1838 1858 1917 1936
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 1639 1659 1720 1740 1756 1810 1825 1845 1905 1923 1942
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  1646 1706 1727 1747 1803 1817 1832 1851 1911 1929 1948
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    1654 1714 1735 1755 1811 1825 1840 1859 1918 1936 1955
West Croydon, Bus Station          1702 1722 1743 1803 1818 1832 1847 1906 1925 1943 2002

X68 New Year's Eve towards Russell Square          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc days       Mon-Fri sc hols       Xmas Eve       M-F around Xmas  


West Croydon, Bus Station          0550 0610 0620 0640 0700 0720 0735 0755 0815 0835
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    0555 0615 0625 0645 0705 0726 0741 0801 0821 0841
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  0600 0620 0630 0650 0710 0731 0746 0806 0827 0847
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 0605 0625 0635 0655 0715 0736 0752 0812 0833 0853
West Norwood, Library              0609 0630 0640 0700 0720 0741 0757 0817 0839 0859
  EXPRESS SECTION
Waterloo Station, Tenison Way      0630 0651 0701 0721 0741 0803 0819 0841 0906 0929
Holborn Station, Kingsway          0637 0658 0708 0729 0749 0812 0828 0851 0916 0939
Russell Square, South Side         0640 0701 0712 0733 0753 0816 0832 0855 0920 0943

X68 New Year's Eve towards Croydon          Other direction       Mon-Fri sc days       Mon-Fri sc hols       Xmas Eve       M-F around Xmas  


Russell Square, North Side         1550 1610 1630 1650 1705 1720 1735
Holborn Station, Kingsway          1555 1615 1635 1655 1710 1725 1740
Waterloo Station, Waterloo Road    1604 1624 1644 1704 1720 1735 1750
  EXPRESS SECTION
West Norwood, Library              1632 1652 1712 1732 1748 1803 1818
Norwood, Crown Point (Beulah Hill) 1639 1659 1720 1740 1756 1810 1825
Upper Norwood, All Saints' Church  1646 1706 1727 1747 1803 1817 1832
Thornton Heath, Whitehorse Road    1654 1714 1735 1755 1811 1825 1840
West Croydon, Bus Station          1702 1722 1743 1803 1818 1832 1847

There is no service on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays.

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Note: On working Mondays to Fridays around Christmas and New Year, the special service shown above operates. The precise dates of operation depend on the day of the week on which Christmas Day falls.

Please see the Christmas and New Year page for details of the general service pattern applying from year to year (some routes may show additional variations).

Operated by London Central for London Buses.

Temporary northbound diversion at Tulse Hill ceased 24/10/19 but reintroduced between 01/11/19 and 23/12/19 inclusive. Timetable as 17/06/19.

Route record

Croydon Thornton Heath Upper Norwood West Norwood non-stop-to Waterloo Holborn Russell Square
West Croydon Bus Station and Tramlink (for West Croydon Station) - Station Road - Wellesley Road - St James's Road - Hogarth Crescent - Whitehorse Road - Thornton Heath - Whitehorse Lane - South Norwood Hill - Upper Norwood - Beulah Hill - Knights Hill - West Norwood Station - Knights Hill - West Norwood Library 
then non-stop via flexible route (usually Norwood Road - Christchurch Road - Hardel Rise - Tulse Hill - Effra Road - St Matthew's Road - Brixton Road - Kennington Park Road - Kennington Road - Baylis Road - Waterloo Road, but buses can also operate via Norwood Road - Half Moon Lane - Herne Hill - Denmark Hill - Camberwell Green - Camberwell Road - Walworth Road - Elephant & Castle - London Road - St George's Circus - Waterloo Road) to
Waterloo Station - Waterloo Road - Tenison Way - Waterloo Road - Waterloo Bridge - Lancaster Place - Aldwych - Kingsway - Holborn Station - Southampton Row - Russell Square - Russell Square South Side (for Russell Square Station) 

Russell Square Holborn Waterloo non-stop-to West Norwood Upper Norwood Thornton Heath Croydon
Russell Square north and east sides (for Station) - Southampton Row - Holborn Station - Kingsway - Aldwych - Strand - Lancaster Place - Waterloo Bridge - Waterloo Road - Waterloo Station -
then non-stop via flexible route (usually Waterloo Road - Baylis Road - Kennington Road - Kennington Park Road - Brixton Road - Effra Road - Tulse Hill - Norwood Road, but buses can also operate via Waterloo Road - St George's Circus - London Road - Elephant & Castle - WalworthRoad - Camberwell Road - Camberwell Green - Denmark Hill - Herne Hill - Half Moon Lane - Norwood Road) to
West Norwood Library - Norwood High Street - West Norwood Station - Norwood High Street - Ernest Avenue - Knights Hill - Beulah Hill - Upper Norwood - South Norwood Hill - Whitehorse Lane - Thornton Heath - Whitehorse Road - St James's Road - Newgate - Wellesley Road - Station Road - West Croydon Bus Station and Tramlink (for West Croydon Station)

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