Route History

18.07.92
T181+
2T
2T
2T
logo New Route

VICTORIA - Westminster - Trafalgar Square - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Mansion House - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Morning Lane - Hackney Wick - Ruckholt Road - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
New Route mainly replacing the withdrawn N6 eastern section.

t668

T668 National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

© Brian Creasy

15.07.95
T181+
2T
2T
2T

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Mansion House - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Morning Lane - Hackney Wick - Ruckholt Road - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - Walthamstow Central - Church Hill - Shernhall Street - WALTHAMSTOW Fulbourne Road
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Victoria
Extended from Walthamstow Central to Fulbourne Road although unofficially the route went to Crooked Billet and showed Crooked Billet on the blind.

22.06.96
BW51+
2T
2T
2T

Allocation moved from Leyton (T) to Bow (BW)

31.10.98
BW51+
4VA
4VA
4VA

Frequency doubled to 2bph

29.04.00
BW51+
4VA
4VA
4VA

Rerouted westbound direct via Threadneedle Street instead of Liverpool Street Bus Station and Old Broad Street.

27.04.01
SD361+
8VA
8VA
8VA

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Mansion House - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Well Street - Hackney Wick - Ruckholt Road - Temple Mills Lane - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - Walthamstow Central - Crooked Billet - Chingford Mount - The Ridgeway - CHINGFORD STATION
Diverted between Mare Street Hackney and Leyton Town Hall via Well Street instead of Morning Lane and Clays Lane instead of direct via Ruckholt Road.
Diverted at Walthamstow Central via Crooked Billet - Chingford Mount and The Ridgeway to Chingford Station to replace N38 which was curtailed at Walthamstow Central.
Frequency increased from 2bph yo 3bph
Allocation moved from Bow (BW) to Stratford (SD)

N26 map
Taken from leaflet dated 23.03.02
21.06.04
SD361+
8TA
8TA
8TA

Rerouted in both directions via new opened Walthamstow Central Bus Station

23.02.08
WH361+
8TA
8TA
8TA

SD closure - allocation moved to West Ham (WH)

31.05.08
T361+
8TA
8TA
8TA

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

25.06.11
LI
8VN
8VN
8VN

New contract with First

22.06.13
LI951+
8VN
8VN
8VN

Contract novated to Tower Transit
Running number sequence for internal use - not shown on buses

27.02.16
HK131+
8EH
16EH
9EH
logo Contract reassigned - brought forward from
25th June

ADL E400 type buses started to appear in June, 2507 seen here at the Trafalgar Square stop early one morning is 2507
© Aubrey Morandarte

N26 times

Garages

BW Bow
Meal reliefs taken at ?

SD Stratford
Meal reliefs taken at ?

WH Canning Town
Meal reliefs taken at ?

T Leyton
Meal reliefs taken at Victoria Bus Station

LI Lea Interchange
Meal reliefs taken at Ruckholt Road / Temple Mills Lane

HK Ash Grove
Changeover point at Cambridge Heath Road / Victoria Park Road

Stands and turning points

Tender Specs