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Route History

20 fares

07.09.68
L
13RT
7RT
6RT

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN, Leyton, Whipps Cross, Woodford, Woodford Wells, LOUGHTON STATION
Route re-introduced partly replacing  former 38A

20 times
Scanned from September 1968 Red Book
14.06.69
L
12MB
8MB
6MB

Converted to single deck One Person Operation
WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
, EPPING TOWN, EPPING St Margarets Hospital (daily journeys)
Extended from Loughton to Epping via former 20B

MB395

MB395 with the "To & From Epping Forest" in the windscreen

This image available on the
Single Deck CD

24.04.76
L
10DMS
8DMS
6DMS

Converted to double deck DMS operation.

09.10.76
L1+
8DMS
8DMS
4DMS

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN, Leyton, Whipps Cross, Woodford Wells, Loughton, Chester Road, DEBDEN BROADWAY
Re-routed at Loughton via Chester Road to Debden BRoadway.

28.01.82
L1+
8T
8T
6T

DMS type replaced by Leyland Titan.

04.09.82
L1+
9LS
8LS
3LS

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL, DEBDEN BROADWAY (loop via Debden Est or Rectory Lane)
SDO jnys diverted to West Hatch School

LS334

Leyland National LS334

This image available on the
Single Deck CD

24.05.86
EN
dd
dd
dd

L allocation transferred to Eastern National
WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN, Leyton, Whipps Cross, Woodford Wells, Loughton, Debden Estate, DEBDEN STATION
Operation transferred to Eastern Nation under LRT/Essex County Council tendering process.
Loop working between Goldings Hill and Debden Station withdrawn.

Thamesway 1911

Thamesway 1911 is seen at Loughton Station

This image available on the
First Picture CD

07.03.92
GG
8sd
7sd
3sd

Operation transferred to Grey Green (Barking)

GG855

Volvo East Lancs 855 at the Walthamstow stand

This image available on the
Arriva Picture CD

966

Dennis Dart Alexander ALX200 966 at Loughton Station

This image available on the
Arriva Picture CD


01.06.98
DX51+
8sd
8sd
3sd
H
dd
--
--
 
NP
3dd
--
-

Capital Citybus introduced, covering school journeys only 

20 map
Scanned from 1997 leaflet
139

Capital Citybus loads at Woodford Green the school children the double deck journey was intended

This image available on the
First Picture CD

 

ADL965

Normally gracing the streets of Bermondsey and Peckham ADL965 sets off for a run into Essex from Walthamstow Central

This image available on the
First Picture CD

 

23.04.01
DX51+
8sd
8sd
5sd
School Journeys
NP
3dd
--
--

First Capital (H) allocation withdrawn.

TN817

TN817 waits at Debden for one of the Mon-Fri SDO journeys

This image available on the
First Picture CD

 

PDL35

Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer 2
at Loughton Station

This image available on the
First Picture CD

09.03.02
DX51+
8sd/3dd
8sd
5sd

First Capital SDO journeys transferred to Arriva

L523

Leyland Olympian Northern Counties L523 seen at "The Castle"

This image available on the
Arriva Picture CD

 


26.04.03
DX51+
11VLW
11VLW
6VLW

Converted to low floor double deck operation.

VLW106

Wright Eclipse Gemini VLW106 at Woodford Green

This image available on the
Arriva Picture CD

VLA129

Normally seen on Route 128, VLA129 wanders onto our route at Woodford Green Autumn 2005. Also unusual is the short working to Debden Estate

This image available on the
Arriva Picture CD

 

29.01.07
DX51+
10VLW
10VLW
6VLW

Terminal at Debden changed to Vere Road instead of Burton Road


24.03.07
EC51+
10DLA
10DLA
5DLA

New contract commenced and allocation moved to Edmonton (EC)

DLA360

DLA360 reprsents the new order at Walthamstow Central

This image available on the
Arriva Picture CD

 

24.03.12
BE201+
10WVL
9WVL
4WVL

New contract awarded to Blue Triangle operating from the Rainham base.

WVL467

WVL467 caught here at the Debden stand with black clouds looming

This image available on the
GO Ahead London CD

22.06.13
NP171+
10WVL
9WVL
4WVL

Contract novated with Go-Ahead group to London General (NP)

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Operating Garages

L Loughton
Changeover point outside garage

EC Edmonton
Up to May 2009 buses ran light from Walthamstow Central to garage for breaks
Changeover point Hainault Court stop in Lea Bridge Road
drivers used to come by car from EC via the A406 and wait in the stand here where there is a generous bay

DX Barking
Changeover point Walthamstow Central ?

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover point Walthamstow Central

BE Blue Triangle, Rainham
Meal Relief point Walthamstow Central

Current stands and turning point

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