Route History

Route 257 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
19.11.88
WH
11T
13T
8T

STRATFORD BUS STATION - Maryland - Leytonstone High Road - Whipps Cross - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (evenings) - Crooked Billet - CHINGFORD MOUNT (except evenings)
NEW ROUTE replacing withdrawn part of Route 262.

This has been extracted from the December 1988 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital

Allocation Books

04.03.89
T81+
9T
11T
6T

Allocation transferred from West Ham (WH) to Leyton (T)


25.08.90
T81+
12T
14T
6T

STRATFORD BUS STATION - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (evenings) - Crooked Billet - Chingford Mount - New Road - CHINGFORD Fantaseas Leisure Park (except evenings)
Extended from Chingford Mount to Fantaseas.

t342

T342 shows off the short lived Fantaseas destination

This image available on the
Titan download

10.10.92
NP101+
10dd
9dd
5dd
logo Contract reassigned to
Capital Citybus

STRATFORD BUS STATION - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Chingford.

1992 book
 
263

Dennis Dominator 263 at Walthamstow Central

This image available on the
First London download

14.12.96
H101+
10MET
9MET
7MET

Reallocated to Hackney Wick Garage (H)

30.05.98
H
11dd
11dd
10dd

Sunday operation joint with Route 215.

257 map
Extracted from 1998 leaflet
26.02.00
H
11dd
11dd
6dd

Sunday joint operation with 215 removed.


01.01
H
14DML
14DML
8DML

Converted to single deck operation

2001 extract
 
DML735

DML735 was part of the controversial conversion scheme to single deck operation

This image available on the
First London download

28.04.01
H
14SLF/3LN
14SLF
8SLF

Three double deck buses introduced.

27.10.01
H
17TNL
14TNL
8TNL

Converted to double deck operation.

TN808

TN808 Back the Bid  livery

This image available on the
First London download

15.10.05
SD251+
14TA
14TA
9TA
logo Contract reassigned
2005 entry
 
23.02.08
WH251+
15TAS
15TAS
14TAS

Stratford (SD) closed. allocation moved to new base at Canning Town named West Ham (WH)

16.10.10
WH251+
15TAS
15TAS
14TAS

Contract extended for two years

18250

18250 Stratford

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

13.10.12
NP11+
15WVL
15WVL
8WVL
logo Contract reassigned
wvl200

WVL200 Walthamstow Central

© Robert Mighton

257 times

Operating Garages

T Leyton
Changeover point at Garage

WH West Ham
Changeover point at Stratford

H Hackney Wick
Changeover point at Stratford Bus Station ?

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover point at Walthamstow Central Station

SD Stratford
Changeover point - buses run light to garage

WH Canning Town
Changeover point at Stratford Bus Station

Current stands and turning points