Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
28.09.60
T
2RT
--
2RT

WATERLOO - LEYTON GREEN ( except Saturday night )
This Route was previously numbered 296 but was part of a scheme to renumber all night routes in the "N" series to make available the numbers for the trolleybus replacement routes although  this number remained vacant until 1975 and was used for a local route in the Wandsworth area

N96 times 1960
 
24.08.65
T
2RT
--
2RT

WATERLOO - HIGHAMS PARK STATION ( except Saturday night )
One journey extended from Leyton to Highams Park Station via Route 35

1966 tt
The new extension did not cost anything as the crew layover at Leyton Garage was reduced
01.01.67
T
2RML
--
2RML

RT type replaced by RML spare from newly introduced Route 262

19.03.77
T191+
2DMS
--
2DMS

WATERLOO - CHINGFORD MOUNT ( except Saturday night )
Converted to OPO operation
Because of difficulties with the DMS type turning at Aims Park the single journey was extended via Larkshall Road and New Road to Chingford Mount

30.06.79
T191+
2DMS
--
2DMS

WATERLOO - CHINGFORD MOUNT ( except Saturday night )
Diverted at Islington to run via Kings Cross and Farringdon Road instead of Rosebery Avenue

31.01.81
T191+
2LS
--
2LS

Converted to single deck operation. This was the first single deck to embrace the night network as a result of Route 55 losing it's DMS allocation in favour of crew operation

29.10.83
T191+
2LS
2LS
2LS

Saturday night introduction              

13.04.84
T191+
2LS
2LS
2LS

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Whitehall - Westminster Bridge - Waterloo - Waterloo Bridge - Aldwych - Leyton - Hoe Street - Walthamstow Central- Crooked Billet - Chingford Mount - Chingford Hatch - Friday Hill - Kings Road - CHINGFORD STATION
Extended from Waterloo to Trafalgar Square ( part of a new policy to make Trafalgar Square the hub of the night bus network
Diverted at Bakers Arms to run via Route 97A to Chingford Station instead of via Aims Park to Chingford Mount
( see map below )

1984 map N96 times 1984
Extracted from an adapted map drawn by Darius Grigg
 
27.04.85
T191+
2LS
2LS
2LS

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Whitehall - Westminster Bridge - Waterloo - Waterloo Bridge - Aldwych - Leyton - Hoe Street - Walthamstow Central- Crooked Billet - Chingford Mount -The Ridgeway - CHINGFORD STATION
Diverted at Chingford Mount to run via The Ridgeway instead of Chingford Hatch. The arrival and departure times were slightly adjusted to reflect the revised running time  but otherwise timetable remained the same

06.06.87
T191+
3T
3T
3T

Reverted to double deck operation made possible by the conversion of Route 55

29.10.89
T191+
5T
5T
5T

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Piccadilly Circus - Shaftesbury Avenue - Tottenham Court Rd Stn - Bloomsbury - Mount Pleasant - Kings Cross - Leyton - Hoe Street - Walthamstow Central- Crooked Billet - Chingford Mount -The Ridgeway  - Chingford - CHINGFORD STATION or Whitehall Road - Woodford Wells - Loughton - LOUGHTON STATION ( one journey ) - Rectory Road - DEBDEN STATION
Extended from Chingford to Debden wirh one journey terminatng at Loughton Station
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Waterloo
Revised to operate via Piccadilly Circus - Route 38 to Mount Pleasant - then as before via Kings Cross to Chingford and Debden

1989 times
Extracted from Buses for Night Owls November 1989 issue
14.09.90
T191+
5T
5T
5T

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Chingford Mount - Chingford Hatch - Friday Hill - Chingford Lane - Woodford Green - Woodford Wells - Loughton - Rectory Road - DEBDEN STATION
Diverted between Chingford and Woodford Wells in order to serve Chingford Hatch and Woodford Green
Bifurcations to Chingford Station and Loughton Station withdrawn

Outer section map N96
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

14.07.95
Withdrawn - mainly replaced by New Night Route N38
Section of route between Chingford and Debden left unserved although Woodford Green and Woodford Wells by a revised N8 service

T617
T617 Trafalgar Square April 1994
© Steve Grimwade


Garages

T Leyton
Meal relief at Leyton Garage

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Friday, 13.10.17