Route History



19.05.54
E
11RT
13RT
2RT
 
WG
5RTL
3RTL
--

UPSHIRE Princefield Road - WALTHAM CROSS ( Suns ) - ALEXANDRA PARK Victoria ( Mon-Sat )
Route 144A renumbered

01.05.57
E
9RT
11RT+
6RT
      1RT /135  
 
WG
5RTL+
3RTL
--
    1RTL/29    

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STN (Suns) - ALEXANDRA PARK (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service extended from Waltham Cross to Turnpike Lane Stn.

217 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
E
9RT
11RT
--
 
WG
5RTL
3RTL
--

UPSHIRE - ALEXANDRA PARK (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn.
Upshire to Waltham Cross section replaced by new 242A,

1958 map

Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Click map to enlarge

03.01.62
E
10RT
9RT
--
 
WN
7RT
5RT
--

West Green garage closure - WG allocation transferred to Wood Green (WN).

RT3488

RT3488 Enfield Garage forecourt

This image available on the
RT download

27.02.63
E
11RT
10RT
--

Wood Green (WN) allocation withdrawn.
Service reduced as  Route 217A  was introduced at this time.

07.09.68
E
11RT
6RT
--

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STN (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Park - replaced by new flat fare route  W2.

10.04.76
E81+
9RT
6RT
2RT

UPSHIRE - ENFIELD GARAGE (Suns) - TURNPIKE LANE STN (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service re-introduced between Upshire and Enfield Garage.

20.08.77
E71+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STATION
ONE PERSON OPERATION INTRODUCED.
Sunday service extended from Enfield to Turnpike Lane Station.

DMS2388

DMS2388 Turnpike Lane

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

01.10.79
E71+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS
leaside logo

LT Area divided into 8 districts - Route 217 was managed by  Leaside District

The logo representing the swans on the River Lea

31.10.81
E61+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - The Roundway - 'The Cambridge' - Great Cambridge Road - Bullsmoor Lane - Waltham Cross - Waltham Abbey - Broomstick Hall Road - Ninefields - UPSHIRE Princesfield Road
Re-routed between Waltham Abbey and Upshire via Farm Hill Road - Broomstick Hall Road - Paternoster Hill - Ninefields Road and Ninefields North instead of Crooked Mile - Parklands and Paternoster Hill.

30.12.81
E61+
10M
7M
4M

DMS type replaced by Metrobus (M).

04.09.82
E61+
7M
5M
3M

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Upshire - replaced by new Route 250A.

06.06.87
E61+
7M
5M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn - partly replaced by revised 231.

04.02.89
E61+
9M
7M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat evenings) - Cheshunt - Flamstead End - HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Daytime extended from Waltham Cross to Hammond Street

01.04.89
E61+
9M
7M
--
leaside London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off
19.05.90
E61+
7M
6M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street.

02.06.90
PB161+
11M
12M
--
northen logo Contract transferred to
London Northern (PB).

Joint operation with Route 231 introduced

1990 entry
As can be seen the allocation included Route 231

25.09.93
PB161+
15M
15M
--

Time Schedule and duty schedule joint with routes 231 and 242.
Service also diverted via Southbury Road Sainsbury's.

M1158

M1158 Waltham Cross

This image available on the
Metrobus download

10.09.94
PB161+
11M
11M
8MW

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
Sunday service re-introduced and 242 taken off schedule.
Sunday service converted to midi-bus operation.

MW22

MW22 Waltham Cross

This image available on the
Single Deck download

26.10.94
PB161+
11M
11M
8MW
mtl logo London Northern purchased by MTL
04.07.98
PB161+
7DML
6DML
7DML

Converted from double deck to Low Floor single deck.

DML530

DML530 Waltham Cross

This image is available on the Metroline download

07.06.03
PB161+
10TP
8TP
6TP
metroline logo Start of new contract - and converted to double deck operation.
TP437

TP437 Turnpike Lane

This image is available on the Metroline download

05.06.10
PB161+
11TP
9TP
7TP
metroline logo Contract renewal
03.05.14
PB161+
11TE
9TE
10TE
217 map

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Click map to enlarge

06.06.15
PB161+
11TE
9TE
10TE

Contract extended for two years

07.11.16
Notification that the new contract due in June 2017 was won by Sullivan Buses along with the school variants 617 / 629

217 times 217 live 217 stands Tender Specs 217 Fares

Operating Garages

E Enfield
Changeover point Great Cambridge Road / Southbury Road.

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at Waltham Cross - buses travel light to and from garage via M25.

WN Wood Green
Changeover point Turnpike Lane Stn.

WG West Green
Changeover point Turnpike Lane Stn.