Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.02.60
WH
18RM
20RM
7RM
 
WW
6RM
7RM
4RM


WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - Higham Hill - Markhouse Road - Leyton - Wanstead Flats - Forest Gate - Upton Park - Barking Road  -  CANNING TOWN  -   SILVERTOWN (Saturday peaks) - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
New Trolley bus replacement route - replaced Route 685

1964 map

Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Click image to enlarge
1964 times
Scanned from July 1964 Red Book
27.01.65
WH
16RM+
27RM
9RM
    1RTL/25    
 
WW
6RM
9RM
4RM

RTL type introduced albeit as a cross working

RTL942

RTL942 in between peaks at WH Garage

This image availabe on the
RTL download

18.04.70
WH
18RM
22RM
7RM
 
WW
5RM
8RM
3RM

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - CANNING TOWN - SILVERTOWN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Canning Town and North Woolwich except for Mon-Fri peak journeys to Silvertown

16.06.73
WH
23RM
17RM
7RM
 
WW
--
7RM
2RM

Mon-Fri Walthamstow (WW) allocation withdrawn.

22.04.78
WH
30RM
20RM
8RM
 
WW
--
8RM
3RM

CHINGFORD MOUNT - Crooked Billet - Markhouse Road - Leyton - Wanstead Flats - Forest Gate - Upton Park - CANNING TOWN - SILVERTOWN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Crooked Billet to Chingford Mount to part compensate for Route 256 withdrawal.

31.01.81
WH
18RM
18RM
7RM

WALTHAMSTOW (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours/Sun) - LEYTON Gloucester Road ( Mon-Sat ) - CANNING TOWN; - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Leyton and Chingford Mount except for Mon-Fri peaks - replaced by new 158.
Saturday shopping hours and Sunday Route to Crooked Billet.
Mon-Fri Peak Route to Silvertown extended to North Woolwich.
WW allocation withdrawn.

25.04.81
WH
18RM
18RM
8DMS

Sunday converted to OPO

23.04.83
WH
15T
18T
6T

Converted to double deck One Person Operation.

06.06.87
WH
15T
18T
2T
 
WW
6T
7T
6T

CHINGFORD MOUNT (MS evenings) - WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - CANNING TOWN; - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended at all times from Leyton to Crooked Billet and further extended MS evenings to Chingford Mount.
Daily WW allocation added.

21.11.87
WH
15T
18T
2T
 
WW
6T
7T
6T

CHINGFORD MOUNT (Mon-Fri am journeys/MS eves) - WALTHAMSTOW - CANNING TOWN - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri early journeys extended from Crooked Billet to Chingford Mount.

19.11.88
WH
11T
17T
--

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - Selborne Road - Markhouse Road - Leyton - Wanstead Flats - Upton Park - CANNING TOWN (MS except evgs)
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Crooked Billet / Chingford Mount and between Canning Town and North Woolwich.
WW withdrawn.
Sunday Route withdrawn.

23.11.91
WH161+
13T
15T
9T

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - CANNING TOWN
Sunday Route re-introduced.

10.10.92
T81+
12T
15T
10T

West Ham garage closed - allocation transferred to Leyton (T)

T328 Canning Town Station stand still with the Leaside Buses logo in place

This image available on the
Titan download

25.09.93
T81+
11T
14T
9T

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - Selborne Road - Markhouse Road - Leyton - Wanstead Flats - Upton Park - EAST HAM White Horse
Diverted at Upton Park to East Ham instead of Canning Town.

58 map
Scanned from 2000 map
Click to enlarge
28.04.01
T81+
13TA
16TA
9TA

Converted to low floor operation - all night service introduced but numbered N58

TA14 Walthamstow Central stand

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

27.03.04
T81+
13TA
16TA
9TA
Night Service
T181+
3TA
3TA
3TA

Route N58 renumbered 58 - thus now 24 hour service

05.03.05
H
13TNL
13TNL
9TNL
first logo NEW CONTRACT - route reassigned to First London

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - EAST HAM White Horse
All night service withdrawn

TNL33027 Leyton Town Hall

This image available on the
First London download

15.12.07
LI
13TNL
13TNL
9TNL

Hackney (H) closed - allocation moved to Lea Interchange (LI)

06.03.10
LI
15VN
16VN
10VN

Contract renewed with increased frequencies

37834

37834 Eclipse Gemini
Walthamstow Central

This image available on the
First London download

22.06.13
LI
15VN
18VN
10VN
logo Contract novated to Tower Transit
VN37852

VN37852 caught on camera leaving the northern terminus

This image available on the
First London download

07.03.15
LI
16VN
18VN
10VN

Contract extended for two years

04.03.17
LI
VN
VN
VN


Contract renewal with Tower Transit, frequency increase and MV class added to allocation

 

 

Operating Garages

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point Crooked Billet

T Leyton
Changeover point Leyton High Road / Grange Park Road

WH West Ham
Changeover point Greengate

H Hackney ( First )
Changeover point ?

LI Lea Interchange
Changeover point Leyton Station
Drivers walk from depot to Leyton Station (or hop on a W15 for 2 stops)

58 times 58 live 58 stands Tender Specs Route 58 fares

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 01.03.17