Route History

Route 1 fares

1924 London Transport Act 1924 allowed minor roads to now be used by buses.
01 Jun 1926 263 LONDON FIELDS Albion Road - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground introduced - operated by Aro Omnibus Co
263A   LEYTON Town Hall - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (short working)
14 Jun 1926 Havelock Motors also began to work this route
27 Oct 1926 Extended to FINSBURY PARK
Dec 1926 Fallowfield & Knight also began to work this route
May 1927 H H Clench also began to work this route
Oct 1927 Admiral acquired Fallowfield & Knight. Aro - H H Clench and Havelock merged.
09 Feb 1928 263 FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (Mon-Sat)
263A  LEYTON Town Hall - LEYTON (Essex County Cricket Ground) (short working)
Pro Bono Publico began to work this route
05 Aug 1928? 263 FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel via Hoe Street (non op by LGOC) (Mon-Sat)
263A FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (short working)
263B FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - CHINGFORD Prince Albert (Suns)
30 Nov 1929 263 FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel via Hoe Street (non op by LGOC) (Mon-Sat)
263A FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (short working)
263B FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - CHINGFORD Prince Albert (Suns)
263C SOUTH HACKNEY Queen`s Hotel - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (new short working)
14 Sep 1930 263 FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel via Hoe Street (non op by LGOC) (Mon-Sat)
263A FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (Suns & short working)
263B withdrawn
263C SOUTH HACKNEY Queen`s Hotel - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (short working)
30 Oct 1930 263 FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel via Hoe Street (non op by LGOC) (Mon-Sat)
263A FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (Suns & short working)
263B withdrawn
263C LONDON FIELDS The Havelock - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (short working extended from South Hackney)
14 Dec 1932 263 FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (Daily) (withdrawn from CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel via Hoe Street)
263A renumbered 263
263C LONDON FIELDS The Havelock - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (short working)
01 Jul 1933 LGOC acquired by LPTB
04 Oct 1934 236 renumbered from 263 263C
236 FINSBURY PARK Rock Street - LEYTON Essex County Cricket Ground (later known as LEYTON HIGH RD Hainault Road (Daily)

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AR
9LTL
9LTL
7LTL
 
T
8LTL
8LTL
6LTL


LEYTON GARAGE ( garage journeys )  -  LEYTON Hainault Road - Fairlop Road - Grove Green Road - Ruckholt Road - Eastway - Hackney Wick - Victoria Park Road - Westgate Street - Landsdowne Road - Albion Drive - Queensbridge Road - Dalston Lane - Ridley Road - St Marks Rise - Shacklewell Lane - Crossway - King Henry's Walk - Mildmay Grove - Grosvenor Avenue - Highbury Grove - Blackstock Road - FINSBURY PARK Rock Street
See above for prior history - compliments of Roland Wilcox

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
22.03.38
AR
9LTL
9LTL
7LTL
 
T
9LTL
9LTL
6LTL

LEYTON GARAGE ( garage journeys )  -  LEYTON Hainault Road  -  FINSBURY PARK Rock Street ( Suns )  -  STROUD GREEN The Stapleton ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended via Stroud Green Road to STROUD GREEN Stapleton

14.05.41
AR
7LTL
8LTL
5LTL
 
T
8LTL
7LTL
5LTL

LEYTON GARAGE ( garage journeys )  -  LEYTON Hainault Road  -  FINSBURY PARK Rock Street ( Sat pm / Suns )  -  STROUD GREEN The Stapleton ( Mon-Fri / Sat am)
Sat pm withdrawn between Finsbury Park and STROUD GREEN Stapleton

21.04.43
AR
7LTL
8LTL
5LTL
 
T
8LTL
7LTL
5LTL

LEYTON GARAGE ( garage journeys )  -  LEYTON Hainault Road  -  FINSBURY PARK Rock StreetSTROUD GREEN The Stapleton ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat am)
Mon-Fri service between Finsbury Park and Stroud Green restricted to peaks only

11.08.43
AR
7LTL
8LTL
5LTL
 
T
8LTL
7LTL
5LTL

LEYTON GARAGE ( garage journeys )  -  LEYTON Hainault Road  -  FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll RoadSTROUD GREEN The Stapleton ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Sat service between Finsbury Park and Stroud Green withdrawn between peaks
Extended from Rock Street to Plimsoll Road

26.10.49
AR
12TD
12TD
8TD
 
T
11TD
11TD
8TD

TD type introduced

TD105

TD105 Plimsoll Road stand

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

16.02.55
AR
12TD
12TD
8TD
 
T
11TD
11TD
8TD

LEYTON Hainault Road - FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road -: STROUD GREEN Stapleton (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Stroud Green.

26.11.58
AR
9RF
9RF
7RF
 
T
10RF
8RF
6RF

Converted from TD to RF.

27.02.63
AR
9RF
9RF
--
 
T
10RF
8RF
--

LEYTON Hainault Road - FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road ( Mon-Sat )  STROUD GREEN Stapleton (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday service replaced by revised 210.

07.09.68
AR
8RF
9RF
--
 
T
10RF
8RF
--

LEYTONSTONE STATION - FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road ( Mon-Sat ) -STROUD GREEN Stapleton (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Leytonstone Station and Hainault Road.

24.01.70
AR
8RF
8RF
9RF
 
T
10RF
8RF
6RF

LEYTONSTONE STATION - FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - STROUD GREEN Stapleton (Mon-Fri peaks) - Hornsey Rise - Archway - Highgate Hill - Highgate Village - Hampstead Heath - Jack Straws Castle - GOLDERS GREEN STATION (Suns)
Sunday service re-introduced and extended from Finsbury Park to Golders Green via Route 210

16.01.71
D
8RF
7RF
8RF
 
T
10RF
8RF
6RF

Tottenham (AR) allocation transferred to Dalston (D).

RF398

RF398 waits outside the Hippodrome at Golders Green on a Sunday working and has been curtailed at Finsbury Park probable due to a staff cut. The intermediate points are not much help to Golders Green residents

© Malcolm Allan

17.04.71
D
8SMS
6SMS
3SMS
 
T
9SMS
9SMS
4SMS

CONVERTED TO SINGLE DECK OPO.
LEYTONSTONE STATION - FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road - STROUD GREEN Stapleton
(Mon-Fri peaks)
Additional Mon-Fri peak service between Dalston Garage and Leytonstone via Morning Lane - Wick Road and Hackney Wick.

This route had the honour of being the last crew operated single deck route

21.05.78
D81+
8LS
6LS
3LS
 
T31+
9LS
9LS
4LS

Converted to Leyland National operation.

LS191

LS191 waits outside Leyton Garage for the next trip through the back streets to Finsbury Park

This image available on the
Single Deck download

25.04.81
AG221+
7LS
6LS
3LS
 
T31+
10LS
9LS
4LS

Dalston Garage (D) closure - allocation moved to Ash Grove (AG)

24.04.82
AG221+
7LS
6LS
3LS
 
T31+
10LS
9LS
4LS

Diverted between Mildmay Grove and Grosvenor Avenue via Mildmay Park - Newington Green Road - Beresford Road and Petherton Road.

04.09.82
T31+
10LS
12LS
6LS

LEYTONSTONE STATION - FINSBURY PARK STATION
Withdrawn between Finsbury Park and Stroud Green and peak journeys via Morning Lane withdrawn.
Ash Grove (AG) allocation withdrawn.

06.06.87
T201+
11LS
13LS
7LS

FINSBURY PARK STN - Highbury Barn - Newington Green - Dalston - Hackney Wick - Eastway - Leytonstone Stn - Hainault Road - Leyton Green - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Extended from Leytonstone Station to Walthamstow Central Station.

17.10.87
T201+
12LS
13LS
9LS

FINSBURY PARK STN - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Church Hill - Fulbourne Road - Highams Park - Chingford Hatch - CHINGFORD STATION (Suns)
Sunday service extended from Walthamstow Central Station to Chingford Station via withdrawn 212.

19.11.88
T201+
12LS
13LS
9LS

FINSBURY PARK STN - Dalston - Hackney - Ponsford Street - Homerton Hospital - Homerton Grove - Marsh Hill - Homerton Road - Lee Conversancy Road - Eastway - HACKNEY WICK
Withdrawn between Hackney Wick and Chingford - replaced by W15 and re-introduced Sunday 212.
Rerouted via Homerton Hospital.
Leyton allocation retained although buses ran out of service from Hackney Wick to Garage.

27.05.89
CT1+
10MRL
10MRL
4MRL

FINSBURY PARK STN - Highbury Barn - Canonbury - Newington Green - Mathias Road - Boleyn Road - Crossway - Dalston - Hackney - Homerton Hospital - HACKNEY WICK
Rerouted at Newington Green as shown above.
Converted to midibus operation and transferred to Clapton (CT)

25.04.92
H240+
10midi
10midi
5midi
logo Contract reassigned to Capital Citybus

07.06.97
NP241+
11midi
10midi
8midi

Operation transferred to Northumberland Park (NP)

679

Volvo B6 at Finsbury Park Station stand

This image available on the
First London download

31.01.98
H241+
11midi
10midi
8midi

Operation transferred back to Hackney (H)


30.09.00
H241+
15DML
15DML
11DML

Service increased. - Darts allocated.

DML41731

DML41731 Newington Green

This image available on the
First London download

16.04.04
H
15DML
15DML
11DML

Night Service

H

4DML

4DML

4DML

N prefix dropped on night service thus now 24hr service


30.04.05
H
15DML
15DML
10DML

Night Service

H

3DML

3DML

3DML

logo Contract renewal
15.12.07
LI
15DML
15DML
10DML

Night Service

LI

3DML

3DML

3DML

ALLOCATION MOVED TO LEA INTERCHANGE (LI)

01.05.10
LI
15DMC
15DMC
10DMC

Night Service

LI

3DMC

3DMC

3DMC

Contract extended for two years

DMC41493

DMC41493 is at the roundabout where Grosvenor Ave crosses Petherton Road in Canonbury.

This image available on the
First London download

28.04.12
LI
15DMV
15DMV
10DMV

Night Service

LI

3DMV

3DMV

3DMV

Contract renewal

23.06.13
LI
15DMV
15DMV
10DMV

Night Service

LI

3DMV

3DMV

3DMV

Contract novated to Tower Transit
DML44287

DML44287 crosses the Seven Sisters Road at Finsbury Park

© Lawrence Living

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

Current times for Route 236

Operating Garages

D Dalston
Changeover point ?

CT Clapton
Changeover point ?

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point ?

T Leyton
Changeover point at garage

H (First) Hackney
Changeover point Hackney Wick stand ?

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover point ?

Lea Interchange
Changeover point Hackney Wick Eastway stand

Stands and turning points