Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Sun-Thur
nights
Friday
night
Saturday
night
29.08.08
U41+
5TA
5TA
5TA
stagecoach logo New Night Route replacing most of Route N50

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Northumberland Avenue - Victoria Embankment - Blackfriars - Mansion House - Bank - Aldgate - Commecial Road - Limehouse - Canary Wharf -  Westferry Road- Cubitt Town - Manchester Road - Prestons Road- Poplar - CANNING TOWN Bus Station ( Nightly )
New Night Route replacing most of Route N50

N550 entry
 
16.09.11
WH41+
5TA
5TA
5TA

Reallocated to West Ham (WH)

trident 17938

17938 in between trips at Canning Town

London Buses by Adam

21.06.13
LI
4DN
4DN
4DN
    +1DN/551 +1DN/551 +1DN/551
logo Contract reassigned

New contract commenced with Tower Transit operating from Lea Interchange (LI) - jointly operated with Route N551

DN33793

DN33793 at Trafalgar Square

London Buses by Adam

 

02.01.17
LI
6DN
7DN
7DN

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  Strand  -  Aldwych  -  Fleet Street  -  Mansion House  -  Bank  -  Aldgate - Commecial Road - Limehouse - Canary Wharf -  Westferry Road- Cubitt Town - Manchester Road - Prestons Road- Poplar - CANNING TOWN Bus Station ( Nightly )
Rerouted between Trafalgar Square and Mansion House via Aldwych and Fleet Street instead of Victoria Embankment

N550 map 2017
Taken from 2017 Night Bus Map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map


Garage

U Upton Park
Meal reliefs at garage - first spell of duty worked on Route 241

WH West Ham
Meal reliefs at garage

LI Lea Interchange
Duties normally start as Route 425 then have a break at Lea Interchange or Canning Town before commencing duty on N550

 

N550 times live stands Tender Specs  

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Thursday, 10.08.17