Route History

Fares

19.05.54
E
17RT
13RT
9RT
 
WG
6RTL
4RTL
16RTL

ALEXANDRA PARK Victoria - FORTY HILL The Goat
New route replacing Route 144B

30.04.58
E
13RT
11RT
4RT
 
WG
6RTL
4RTL
8RTL
231 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
1958 map

Extracted from 1958 historical map drawn by  Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

03.01.62
E
13RT
9RT
7RT
 
WN
6RT
6RT
8RT

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

RT4354 Church St - Enfield Town

© Jim Blake

27.02.63
E
16RT+
14RT
10RT
    1RT/217    

Wood Green (WN) allocation withdrawn.

07.09.68
E
8RT
7RT
6RT

TURNPIKE LANE STN - FORTY HILL The Goat
Withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Park - replaced by new flat fare route W2.

18.09.71
E
9SMS
6SMS
4DMS

TURNPIKE LANE STN - CARTERHATCH
Converted to OPO operation

Extended from Forty Hill to Carterhatch

SMS206

SMS206

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Single Deck download

24.10.76
E101+
9DMS
7DMS
4DMS

Converted to dd operation on Mon-Sat in line with Sunday operation.

01.10.79
E101+
9DMS
7DMS
4DMS
leaside logo

LT Area divided into 8 districts - Route 231 was managed by Leaside District.

The logo representing the swans on the River Lea

27.09.80
E101+
12DMS
8DMS
5DMS

TURNPIKE LANE STN - Forty Hill - Carterhatch Lane - Hertford Road - Bell Lane - Brimsdown Avenue - BRIMSDOWN STATION :- Green Street - Hertford Road - PONDERS END Enfield Garage (garage journeys)
Extended from Forty Hill to Brimsdown.

30.12.81
E101+
12M
8M
5M

Type change.

02.11.85
E101+
7M
5M
4M

TURNPIKE LANE STN - CARTERHATCH
Withdrawn between Carterhatch and Brimsdown - replaced by revised Route 191.

06.06.87
E101+
7M
5M
5M

TURNPIKE LANE STN - CARTERHATCH (Mon-Sat):- Great Cambridge Road - Bullsmoor Lane - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns)
Sunday extended from Carterhatch to Waltham Cross to partly compensate for 217 withdrawal on this day.

01.04.89
E101+
6M
5M
6M
London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off
02.06.90
PB161+
11M
12M
6M
LN logo Contract reassigned to London Northern (PB)

TURNPIKE LANE STN - CARTERHATCH
Sunday between Carterhatch and Waltham Cross.

M1235

M1235 Enfield Town

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Metrobus download

26.10.94
PB161+
11M
12M
6M
logo London Northern purchased by MTL
MW20

MW20 MTL London livery at Enfield Town

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Single Deck download

04.07.98
PB161+
6DML
5DML
6DML
 
EM
1M
--
--
metroline logo

TURNPIKE LANE STN - Enfield Town - ENFIELD CHASE STATION
Withdrawn between Enfield Town and Carterhatch and diverted instead to Enfield Chase Station. The withdrawn section of route covered by Route 191.

SCHOOLDAY ONLY contract started - 1 journey in each peak between Turnpike Lane and Kingsmead School Enfield worked by Leaside

DMS24 M1320

DMS24 Enfield Chase

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Leaside Travel M1327

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Metrobus download

07.06.03
PB181+
7TP
7TP
5TP

Converted to low floor double deck - Leaside school journeys withdrawn.

12.12.05
PB181+
7TP
7TP
5TP

ENFIELD TOWN Little Park Gardens - TURNPIKE LANE STATION
Due to problems at Enfield Chase stand - cut back to Enfield Town

TP427

TP427 Enfield Town

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07.06.08
NP
6DN
6DN
4DN
first lgo Contract reassigned to First London

ENFIELD CHASE STATION - TURNPIKE LANE STN
Route restored to Enfield Chase - date unknown

DN33523

DN33353 Turnpike Lane

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First London download

31.03.12
NP
6DN
6DN
4DN
lg logo Contract novated to Go Ahead - operations remain the same
EN7

EN7 Enfield Chase

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GO-AHEAD London download

07.06.13
NP
6DN
6DN
4DN
lg logo Contract renewal
December 2013
NP201+
6EN
6EN
4EN

Running number now shown on vehicles

231 times

Operating Garages

E Enfield
Changeover point Great Cambridge Road / Southbury Road or garage journeys from Brimsdown (1980 - 1985)

PB Potters Bar
Changeover at Waltham Cross

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover at Turnpike Lane Station

Current stands and turning points