Route History

Fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
23.02.38
WG
14ST
17ST
12ST

ALEXANDRA PARK Victoria Hotel - Hornsey - Turnpike Lane - Westbury Avenue - Edmonton - Lea Valley Viaduct - North Circular Road - Crooked Billet - Waterworks Corner - Woodford Avenue - Gants Hill - ILFORD York Road
New Route

1939 map
Extracted from June 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
13.12.39
WG
15LT
17LT
12LT

ST type replaced by LT

20.11.40
T
8LT
8LT
7LT
 
WG
9LT+
6LT
8LT
    1LT/21    

Leyton (T) allocation introduced

21.01.42
T
11LT+
8LT+
7LT
    1LT/35 3LT/38  
 
WG
5LT+
9LT
6LT
    1LT/21    

ALEXANDRA PARK Victoria ( Mon-Sat journeys ) - TURNPIKE LANE STN - ILFORD York Road
Withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Park except for a few journeys Mon-Sat

28.10.42
T
13LT+
11T+
7LT
    3LT/38 1LT/35 3LT/38  
 
WG
4LT
4LT+
6LT
      3LT/144A
2LT/144B
 

TURNPIKE LANE STN - ILFORD York Road
Withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Park

12.11.47
T
14RT+
13RT+
18RT
    3LT/35
3LT/38A
5LT/38  
 
WG
10LT+
21LT
6LT
    2LT/144B    

RT type introduced at Leyton (T)

13.04.49
T
14RT+
15RT
18RT
    3LT/35
3LT/38A
   
 
WG
10B+
2RTL
3LT
15B+
4RTL
14B
    2LT/144B 1LT/144A  

Hired Tilling Low bridge Bristols allocated to West Green (WG)

20.11.49
T
14RT+
15RTW
15RTW
    3RT/35
3RT/38A
   
 
WG
10B+
2RTL
3LT
15B+
15RTW
    2LT/144B 1LT/144A  

Sunday RTW introduced at both garages

03.05.50
T
14RTW+
15RTW
15RTW
    3RT/35
3RT/38A
   
 
WG
10RTW+
12RTW
8RTL
15RTW
    2LT/144B 1RTW/144A  

Bristol type withdrawn in favour of RTW

02.05.51
T
14RT
15RT
15RT
 
WG
10RTL
20RTL
15RTL

RTW type withdrawn in favour of RT/RTL

06.01.52
AR
--
--
7RTL
 
T
14RT
15RT
15RT
 
WG
10RTL
20RTL
8RTL

Sunday only Tottenham (AR) allocation introduced.

14.05.52
AR
--
--
7RTL
 
T
14RT
15RT
23RT
 
WG
10RTL
20RTL
--

Sunday West Green (WG) allocation withdrawn in favour of increase at Leyton (T)

22.10.52
AR
--
--
10RTW
 
T
14RT
15RT
20RT
 
WG
10RTL
20RTL
--

Sunday only (AR) allocation converted from RTL to RTW.

16.02.55
AR
--
--
5RTL
 
T
13RT
18RT
17RT
 
WG
9RTL
12RTL
--

Sunday only (AR) allocation reverted to RTL .

30.04.58
AR
--
--
4RTL
 
T
12RT+
16RT
15RT
    4RT/35
2RT/38
   
 
WG
9RTL+
10RTL
--
    2RTL/231    

144 times 1958
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
AR
--
4RTL
4RTL
 
T
12RT
19RT
13RT
 
WG
9RTL
3RTL
--

Saturday (AR) allocation introduced.

01.05.60
AR
--
4RTL
--
 
T
12RT
19RT
13RT
 
WG
9RTL
3RTL
--
 
WW
--
--
4RM

Sunday (AR) allocation withdrawn in favour of new Walthamstow (WW)

12.05.60
AR
--
4RTL
--
 
T
12RT
19RT
13RT
 
WG
9RTL
3RTL
1RTL
 
WW
--
--
4RM

Sunday West Green allocation introduced.

12.10.60
AR
--
4RTL
--
 
T
12RT
19RT
17RT
 
WG
9RTL
3RTL
1RTL

Sunday Walthamstow allocation withdrawn.

02.01.62
AR
--
7RTL
--
 
T
12RT
19RT
17RT
 
WN
9RT
--
1RT

West Green garage closed - operation transferred to Wood Green (WN)

22.12.62
AR
--
7RM
--
 
T
12RT
19RT
17RT
 
WN
9RT
--
1RT

Tottenham introduce Routemasters spare from Route 73.

08.05.63
AR
--
4RM
--
 
T
12RT
19RT
10RT
 
WN
10RT
--
1RT
 
WW
--
--
4RM

Sunday only WW re-introduced with Routemasters

09.10.63
T
12RT
20RT
10RT
 
WN
10RT
--
1RT
 
WW
--
--
4RM

Saturday only Tottenham (AR) allocation withdrawn.

18.11.64
T
--
--
8RT
 
WN
10RT
6RM
1RM
 
WW
13RT
13RM
4RM

Monday-Saturday Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Walthamstow. Saturday Wood Green (WN) introduced.

07.09.68
WN
5RT
5RM
1RM
 
WW
11RT
12RM
10RM

Sunday only Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn.

18.04.70
WN
5RT
6RM
1RM
 
WW
11RT
12RT
9RM

TURNPIKE LANE STN - Walthamstow - Hale End Road - Forest Road - South Woodford - ILFORD STN
Diverted at Waterworks Corner to run via Woodford New Road - Hale End Road and then Wadham Road

RT1239

RT1239 seen on the North Circular Road performing a short working to EDMONTON Park Road which was later to be called UPPER EDMONTON

© Malcolm Allan

05.01.74
WN
6DMS
5DMS
3DMS
 
WW
14DMS
10DMS
5DMS

Converted to One Person Operation.

19.03.77
WN91+
16DMS
15DMS
6DMS
 
WW141+
11DMS
6DMS
3DMS

MUSWELL HILL BROADWAY  -  Hornsey.  -  Turnpike Lane -  ILFORD STATION
Extended from Turnpike Lane to Muswell Hill via Hornsey.

19.09.81
WN91+
16M
15M
6M
 
WW141+
12T
5T
4T

Daimlers replaced by Titans and Metrobuses.

T297

T297 Gants Hill / Cranbrook Road

This image available on the
Titan download

04.09.82
WW141+
16T
11T
11T

MUSWELL HILL (Suns) - TURNPIKE LANE ( Mon-Sat ) - ILFORD
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Muswell Hill - replaced by new 144A.
Wood Green allocation transferred to
144A.

06.06.87
WW141+
8T
7T
8T

Monday-Saturday evenings withdrawn.
Sunday evenings withdrawn Lower Edmonton to Ilford except garage journeys to Walthamstow Garage.

19.11.88
WW141+
T ex 97A
T ex 97A
8T

MUSWELL HILL (Suns) - TURNPIKE LANE (MS) - Edmonton - Hall Lane  -  Chingford Mount - New Road - Larkshall Road - CHINGFORD STATION
Re-routed at Lea Valley viaduct to Chingford Station via Route 102

18.11.89
WW141+
5T
5T
8T

Route regains independent allocation.

16.11.91
Route withdrawn - replaced by new 444 and amended 144A.

Operating Garage

T Leyton
Changeover point Crooked Billet
Garage journeys left line of route at Crooked Billet and then via Hoe Street
or Waterworks Corner then via Whipps Cross and Lea Bridge Road

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point Crooked Billet ?

AR Tottenham
Changeover point Angel

WN Wood Green
Changeover point Turnpike Lane Stn

WG West Green
Changeover point Turnpike Lane Stn