Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
31.08.02
W401+
17TP
17TP
16TP
logo New contract

PADDINGTON - WHITECHAPEL STATION
New Service

MAP AT INTRODUCTION

09.11.02
PV401+
17TP
17TP
16TP

Reallocated to Perivale (PV) and diverted westbound at Kings Cross to operate direct via Euston Road instead of via York Way.

TP301

 

TP301 ( PV418) is seen  at a deserted Finsbury Square

This image is available on the Metroline download

 


08.11.03
PV401+
17TP
17TP
17TP

Diverted westbound at Euston to operate direct via Euston Road instead of via Euston Bus Station.

28.04.07
PV401+
23TP
20TP
16TP
NIGHT
PV691+
4TP
4TP
4TP

PADDINGTON Eastbourne Terrace - Whitechapel - Mile End Road - MILE END STATION
Extended from Whitechapel to Mile End and night time element introduced

SEL753

SEL type were sometimes used spare from Route 7 - SEL753 in one such example seen here at Pentonville Road

This image is available on the Metroline download

30.08.09
BW111+
25SP
22SP
13SP
NIGHT
BW101+
4SP
4SP
4SP
logo Contract passed to East London (BW)

PADDINGTON - BOW GARAGE
Extended from Mile End to Bow Church

30.08.13
BW111+
26SP
23SP
14SP

Night service now numbered N205 as it was extended from Bow to Leyton

15100

Scania Omnicity 15100 at the Stand in Eastbourne Terrace. This bus has an ex Routemaster registration plate and is also dedicated to a driver from Bow Garage Dave Gardner - there is a plaque inside as well

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

28.06.14
BW111+
26E
23E
14E

PADDINGTON - BOW GARAGE
New timetable issued in advance of contract renewal in August

18216 12330

Tridents and Enviros are also used on the route. Trident 18216 is a victim of traffic delays and has been turned short at Mile End

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

12330 seen in Commercial Street on diversion

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

28.11.15
BW111+
28E
25E
17E

Diverted between Whitechapel High Street and Great Eastern Street direct via Commercial Street thus missing Aldgate and Bishopsgate.
This was to help combat delays due to roroadworks at  Aldgate

07.05.16
BW111+
27E
23E
16E

PADDINGTON  - BOW CHURCH
Reverted to normal route via Liverpool Street coinciding with completed roadworks

02.09.17
BW111+
26E
23E
16E

Mon-Fri frequency reduction

Operating Garages

W Cricklewood
Changeover at Eastbourne Terrace

PV Perivale
Changeover at Eastbourne Terrace

BW Bow
Changeover at Garage although some duties changeover at  Aldgate Bus Station

Readers Comment
Route 205. I'm always fascinated by this route because - although it's quite new - it is almost the same as Shilibeer's original horse bus route. Only the eastern bit of the 205 - from Moorgate to Mile End seems to depart from Shilibeer. Nobody seems to acknowledge this. Is this fact worth a mention on your website - rather than just giving the impression that it's a modern route?

Andrew Grant
27.8.09.

Current times for Route 205 live 205 stands 205 Tender Specs  

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Saturday, 23.09.17