Route History

Route 217B fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
10.04.76
E91+
4RT
3RT
2RT

ENFIELD TOWN - Southbury Road - Great Cambridge Road - Bullsmoor Lane - Waltham Cross - Waltham Abbey - Broomstick Hall Road - Paternoster Hill - NINEFIELDS NORTH Hillhouse.
New service serving Ninefields Estate. The resources were partly funded by withdrawing the evening service on Route 217A between Enfield and Waltham X and reducing the 217

RT4316

RT4316 is seen at the new terminus on the first day

© John Parkin

19.03.77
E91+
4RT
3RT
2RT
1977 times
Note the odd short workings on a Sunday between Enfield Town and Halfway House in this March 1977 timetable

02.04.77
E91+
4RT
3RT
2RT

ENFIELD TOWN - NINEFIELDS NORTH Winters Way
Extended at Ninefields to Winters Way.

RM100

It was not unusual to see a Routemaster on the service as evidenced here by RM100 at Ninefields

© Eamonn Kentell

20.08.77
E91+
5DMS
3DMS
2DMS

NINEFIELDS NORTH Winters Way - ENFIELD TOWN (Mon-Sat) - Enfield Chase - Slades Hill - OAKWOOD STATION (Suns)
Sunday service extended from Enfield Town to Oakwood Station; which made more sense than the short journeys between Enfield Town and Halfway House previously worked.
ONE PERSON OPERATION INTRODUCED.

DMS2442

DMS2442 at Waltham Abbey Church followed by DMS2377 on the first day of DMS operation

© John Parkin

02.09.78
E91+
5DMS
3DMS
2DMS

NINEFIELDS NORTH Winters Way (Eastern Arm) - ENFIELD TOWN (Mon-Sat) - Enfield Chase - Slades Hill - OAKWOOD STATION (Suns)
Extended along Winters Way at Ninefields.

27.09.80
E91+
5DMS
3DMS
3DMS

NINEFIELDS NORTH Winters Way (Eastern Arm) - ENFIELD TOWN (Mon-Sat) - Enfield Chase - CHASE FARM HOSPITAL (Suns)
Sunday service diverted at Enfield Chase to CHASE FARM HOSPITAL.

1981 map
This 1981 map shows the Chase Farm projection
Maps for Sale

31.10.81
E91+
5DMS
3DMS
3DMS

UPSHIRE Princefield Road - Ninefields - ENFIELD TOWN (Mon-Sat) - Enfield Chase - CHASE FARM HOSPITAL (Suns)
Extended from Ninefields via Ninefields Road to Upshire.

04.09.82
E91+
6M
3M
1M

ENFIELD TOWN - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - UPSHIRE (Mon-Sat/One Sunday evg journey)
Sunday withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Upshire except for one evening journey - replaced by new 250A.

M749

M749 seen in Enfield Town bound for Upshire

© Malcolm Macdonald


24.05.86
SC
dd
dd
dd
logo Contract assigned to Samson

ENFIELD TOWN - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - UPSHIRE ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday journey extension from Waltham Cross to Upshire withdrawn

DM1122

DM1122 shows off the unusual blind display

© Malcolm Macdonald

oh dear

Oh dear !

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection

16.08.87
Route renumbered 317

Operating Garages

E Ponders End
Changeover point Great Cambridge Road - Southbury Road

Samson Coaches details not known