Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
18.07.92
BW161+
15S/T
12S/T
11S/T

HACKNEY WICK Eastway - Cassland Road - Hackney - Cambridge Heath - Hackney Road - Shoreditch - Liverpool Street - Bank - St Paul's - Ludgate Circus - Fleet Street - Aldwych - WATERLOO
This Route was introduced to replace the withdrawn section of Route 6 between Aldwych and Hackney Wick.

05.11.94
BW161+
15T
12T
11T

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
Scanias replaced by all Leyland Titans.

Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
07.12.96
BW161+
15T/VN
12T/VN
11T/VN

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
VN type introduced

 

 

T591 Eastway stand

 

04.08.97
BW161+
15VA
12VA
9VA

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO 
VA type introduced


11.03.99
BW161+
15TA
12TA
9TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO 
Low Floor dd introduced (Dennis Trident)

19.05.99
BW161+
18TA/VA
11TA/VA
9TA/VA

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO 
VN type withdrawn.

26.06.99
BW161+
18TA
11TA
9TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO 
VA type withdrawn.


21.07.99
BW161+
18VA/T
11VA/T
9VA/T

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO 
Type change

13.10.00
BW161+
18TA/TAS
11TA/TAS
9TA/TAS

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO 
TAS type introduced.

28.04.01
SD161+
18TA/TAS
11TA/TAS
9TA/TAS

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO 
Allocation transferred from Bow(BW) to Stratford (SD)


25.06.01
SD161+
18TA/VA
12TA/VA
9TA/VA

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
TAS type withdrawn

23.03.02
SD161+
18TA
11TA
11TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
Contract renewal


22.06.02
SD161+
18TA
11TA
13TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
Rerouted at Shoreditch to comply with new one way system

 

17174 Waterloo Bridge

 


16.02.08
SD161+
18TA
11TA
13TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
Revised terminal arrangement at Waterloo where buses make a "U" turn via a dedicated bus gate instead of running dead via St Georges Circus - and The Cut

23.02.08
WH161+
19TA
16TA
14TA
 
T361+
ex N26
ex N26
ex N26

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
Stratford (SD) closed. allocation moved to new base at Canning Town named West Ham (WH)

Date unknown
WH161+
19TA
16TA
14TA
 
T361+
ex N26
ex N26
ex N26

HACKNEY  WICK Chapman Road - WATERLOO
Hackney Wick terminal altered to Chapman Road instead of Eastway

26.06.09
BW1+
19TA
14TA
11TA

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
Allocation transferred from WH to Bow (BW). The gap at WH was filled by the 15.
This was a cost cutting exercise to reduce dead mileage and travelling times for drivers.

15105 Ludgate Hill 15110 Hackney Wick
25.06.11
LI
17DN
11DN
9DN
Contract reassigned
DN33616 Waterloo Roundabout 33653 St Paul's

22.06.13
LI 201+
17DN
11DN
9DN
Contract novated from First to Tower Transit

14.12.13
LI 201+
17DN
11DN
9DN

HACKNEY WICK Eastway - WATERLOO
The Hackney Wick terminal has been altered back to Eastway instead of Chapman Road by TFL to coincide with the night bus which follows 20 mins after the last day 26.


27.02.16
HK131+
18DN
12DN
10DN
Contract reassigned brought forward from
25 June

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
Buses hired from Tower Transit until new buses delivered - a sticker in window states ON HIRE FROM TOWER TRANSIT

2502 Waterloo Bridge

© Robert Donaldson


08.04.17
HK231+
16DN
14DN
10DN

HACKNEY WICK  -  WATERLOO
Running number sequence change

31.04.18
HK231+
16DN
14DN
10DN

HACKNEY WICK Eastway - WATERLOO
The Hackney Wick terminal has been altered back to Eastway

Strange Visitor HEA1 Ash Grove

© Alisha Jusczyk

12.10.19
HK231+
DN
DN
DN

HACKNEY WICK Eastway - WATERLOO
Service increased to partly compensate for 48 withdrawal

Operating Garages

BW Bow
Changeover Point = Buses run light into Bow Garage

SD Stratford
Changeover point inside garage

WH West Ham
Changeover point inside garage

LI Lea Interchange
Changeover point Chapman Road stand - via Ferry bus from garage

HK Ash Grove
Changeover point Cambridge Heath Road / Victoria Park Road

 

 

Live visual

 

 

   

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Friday, 30.10.20