Route History

Route 1 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
27.04.60
WH
16RM
13RM
5RM

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - Freemasons Road - New Barn Street - Balaam Street - Plaistow Broadway - Clegg Street - Stopford Road - Upton Lane - Forest Gate - Woodford Road - WANSTEAD FLATS (Suns) Forest Road - Dames Road - Cann Hall Road - Crownfield Road - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - Walthamstow - CHINGFORD MOUNT ( Mon-Sat )
New trolleybus replacement route for southern section of Trolleybus 687 (Leyton High Road to Victoria & Albert Docks)

03.01.62
WH
15RM
8RM
--

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - Freemasons Road - New Barn Street - Balaam Street - Plaistow Broadway - Clegg Street - Stopford Road - Upton Lane - Forest Gate - Woodgrange Road - Forest Lane - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - Walthamstow - CHINGFORD MOUNT ( Mon-Sat )
Diverted via Forest Lane instead of Wanstead Flats and diverted on Sundays to Stratford and renumbered 278A.

278 map
Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
27.01.65
WH
14RM/4RTL/25
8RM
--

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - Plaistow - Forest Gate - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Walthamstow - Chingford Mount - Mansfield Hill - YARDLEY LANE ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Chingford Mount to Yardley Lane Estate.

07.09.68
WH
11RM/4RT/25
8RM
--

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL &  VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Yardley Lane Estate - this section replaced by new 276.

18.04.70
WH
8RM+
6RM
--
    1RT/25    

Service reduction

08.01.72
WH
9RM
6RM
--

RT operation withdrawn.

28.10.72
WH
9DMS
6DMS
--

Converted to One person double deck operation.

16.06.73
WH
8DMS
6DMS
--

LEYTON -  VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Leyton and Walthamstow Central.

31.01.76
WH
10DMS
7DMS
--

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL  -  VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Leyton to Walthamstow Central

19.03.77
WH61+
12DMS
9DMS
--

CHINGFORD    -  VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Walthamstow Central to Chingford Mount.

DMS103

DMS103 Chingford Mount

© Eamonn McArthur

31.01.81
WH61+
9DMS
5DMS
--

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - Plaistow - Forest Gate - Maryland Station - STRATFORD Bus Station ( Mon-Sat ) or Leyton - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Diverted at Forest Lane to Stratford Bus Station but Mon-Fri peak service went to Walthamstow Central Stn.

04.09.82
WH71+
9LS
7LS
--

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - STRATFORD (Mon-Sat evgs) Hackney Wick - Hackney - Amhurst Road - STOKE NEWINGTON (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Extended from Stratford to Stoke Newington except evenings - replacing Route S3.
Converted to single deck Leyland National operation.

Withdrawn between Forest Lane and Walthamstow Central Stn.

LS303

LS303 waits at Stoke Newington

This image available on the
Single Deck download

Extracted from 1984 map drawn by © Darius Grigg
27.10.84
WH71+
6T
5T
--

VICTORIA &ALBERT DOCKS - Stratford - Bow Church - Devons Road - LIMEHOUSE ( Mon-Sat )
Converted from single deck LS to double deck Titan operation.
Withdrawn between Stratford and Stoke Newington - this section replaced by new 276 - and diverted instead via withdrawn 86 section to Limehouse.

03.08.85
WH71+
7T
6T
--

NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Sat except evgs) Albert Road - Silvertown - Connaught Road - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Mon-Sat evgs) - LIMEHOUSE
Extended from Victoria & Albert Docks to North Woolwich - except evenings.

28.02.87
WH71+
7T
8T
--

NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Sat except evgs) - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Mon-Sat evgs) - LIMEHOUSE (Mon-Fri peaks/evgs/Sat except eves) Stepney East - East Smithfield - Tower Hill - ALDGATE (Mon-Fri except peaks & eves/Sat except evgs)
Extended from Limehouse to Aldgate as shown above.

T464

T464 seen by the railway at Silvertown en route to Aldgate, at one time Aldgate could have been reached at this spot via 40A,40B or 48 but by a much more straight forward routeing

© Malcolm MacDonald
21.11.87
WH71+
7LS
6LS
--

NORTH WOOLWICH - LIMEHOUSE (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Withdrawn between Limehouse and Aldgate and also whole evening service.

04.06.88
WH71+
6LS
6LS
--

EAST BECKTON District Centre - Manor Way - Strait Road - Connaught Road - Freemasons Road - Plaistow - Forest Gate - Maryland - Stratford - Bow - LIMEHOUSE (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Diverted at Victoria & Albert Docks to East Beckton instead of North Woolwich.

25.05.91
BW241+
--
--
2RB
 
WH71+
6LS
6LS
--

EAST BECKTON (Mon-Sat except evgs) - STRATFORD Bus Station (Sun afts) - LIMEHOUSE (Mon-Sat except evgs/Sun afts)
Sunday afternoon service introduced with minibuses from BW between Stratford and Limehouse.

23.11.91
BW241+
--
--
2RB
 
WH71+
7MRL
7MRL
 

Converted to midibus service.

MRL70

MRL70 Stratford

This image available on the
Single Deck download

09.05.92
WH71+
7MRL
6MRL
--

EAST BECKTON  -  LIMEHOUSE ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn

26.09.92
SD271+
7MRL+
6MRL
--
    1MRL/241    

Change of allocation with WH garage closure

25.09.93
Route withdrawn.

Operating Garages

BW Bow
Changeover point Bow Church

WH West Ham
Changeover point Plaistow Broadway

SD Stratford
Changeover point Stratford Bus Station