Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
10.03.73
AR211+
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6DMS

LOWER EDMONTON STN - Tottenham - Manor House - Finsbury Park - Holloway - Islington - Goswell Road - Aldersgate Street - London Wall - Bloomfield Street - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
NEW OPO ROUTE - introduced to give Sunday work to 259 drivers and also replaced Route 279 between Finsbury Park and Liverpool Street - this section being withdrawn on Sundays.

01.03.75
AR211+
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3DMS
 
EM51+
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6DMS

Edmonton (EM) ) allocation introduced.

DMS1277

No more 279A - Broad Street Station or DMS
DMS2177 seen on the last day of OPO operation

© John Parkin
28.10.78
E181+
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9RM
 
EM31+
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7RM

WALTHAM CROSS - Ponders End - Edmonton - Tottenham - Manor House - Finsbury Park - Holloway - Islington - Angel - Barbican - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
Converted to crew operation and new Enfield allocation introduced - whilst Tottenham (AR) withdrawn.
Extended from Edmonton to Waltham Cross.

28.09.80
E171+
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5RM
 
EM1+
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12RM

HAMMOND STREET - Cheshunt - Waltham Cross - Ponders End - Edmonton - Tottenham - Manor House - Finsbury Park - Holloway - Islington - Barbican - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
Extended from Waltham Cross to Hammond Street replacing Route 283

1980 entry
As can be seen above the route was worked in 3 sections
This has been extracted from the 1982 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital
Allocation Books
RCL2231

RCL2231 at Hammond Street

Photographer unknown

14.04.84
E171+
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13RM
 
EM1+
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5RM
1984 times
Taken from Enfield - Edmonton & Southgate local bus timetables dated 14.04.84
03.08.85
E171+
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4RM
 
EM1+
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8RM

WALTHAM CROSS - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street - this section replaced by 259.

RM1983

RM1983 Golden Jubilee livery at Liverpool Street

This image available with the Routemaster download

01.02.86
E161+
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10RM

Edmonton garage closed - allocation transferred to Enfield (E).

26.09.87
E161+
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15M

UPSHIRE (One late night journey) - WALTHAM CROSS - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
Converted to One Person Operation and one journey introduced to Upshire via 317.

01.02.92
Route withdrawn - replaced by Sunday reintroduction of Route 279.

Operating Garages

E Enfield
Changeover point PONDER END High Street

EM Edmonton
Changeover point EDMONTON Tramway Avenue.

AR Tottenham
Changeover point TOTTENHAM Swan.