Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
C
20STL
18STL
9STL
 
T
17LT
19LT
24LT

FINSBURY PARK STATION - Brownswood Road - Lordship Park - Stoke Newington - Clapton - Hackney - Bethnal Green - Roman Road - Grove Road - Mile End - Burdett Road - Timothy Road - Limehouse - Commercial Road - Poplar - Canning Town - Beckton Road - East Ham & Barking By Pass - Movers Lane - Ripple Road - Barking - Longbridge Road - Bennetts Castle Lane - Green Lane - BECONTREE Chittys Lane
Additional service Mon-Sat Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock


27.02.35
C
22STL
20TL
9STL
 
T
17LT
19LT
24LT

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE
Addional Service Daily Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Sunday service to Royal Victoria Dock added

17.02.37
C
16STL
20TL
9STL
 
T
23LT+
24LT+
26LT
    1LT/10 1LLT/38  

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE
Addional Service Daily Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Mon-Fri evening journeys to West Ham Stadium
Mon-Fri evening journeys to West Ham Stadium added

04.12.37
C
16STL
20TL
9STL
 
T
23LT+
24LT+
26LT
    1LT/10 1LLT/38  

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE
Addional Service Daily Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Mon-Sat evening journeys to West Ham Stadium
Sat evening journeys to West Ham Stadium added

29.01.38
C
12STL
20TL
9STL
 
T
27LT+
18LT+
26LT
    1LT/10 1LLT/38  

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE
Addional Service Daily Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
West Ham Stadium journeys withdrawn

09.02.38
C
11STL
19STL
9STL
 
T
26LT
18LT+
25LT
      1LT/38  

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE
Addional Service Mon-Sat Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Sunday additional service withdrawn

03.08.38
C
11STL+
11STL
9STL
    1STL/57    
 
T
28LT
33LT
25LT

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE
Addional Service Mon-Sat peaks Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Additional service reduced to peak hours only

03.12.38
C
11STL+
11STL+
9STL
    1STL/57 2STL/56  
 
T
28LT
33LT
25LT

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE
Addional Service Mon-Sat peaks Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Sat evening journeys to West Ham Stadium
Sat evening journeys to West Ham Stadium reintroduced

28.01.39
C
11STL+
11STL
9STL
    1STL/57 2STL/56  
 
T
28LT
33LT
25LT

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE
Addional Service Mon-Sat peaks Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
West Ham Stadium journeys withdrawn

22.11.39
AR
--
--
17STL
 
H
29STL+
29STL
10STL
    2STL/6    

FINSBURY PARK - MILE END ( evenings )  -  BECONTREE ( except evenings )
Addional Service Mon-Sat peaks Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Withdrawn evenings between Mile End and Becontree
Athol Street and Leyton allocations withdrawn
Daily Hackney (H) and Sunday only Tottenham (AR) introduced

03.01.40
AR
--
--
17STL
 
H
29STL+
29STL
10STL
    2STL/6    

FINSBURY PARK - MILE END ( evenings )  -  BECONTREE ( except evenings )
Addional Service Mon-Sat peaks Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Sat afternoong journeys to West Ham Stadium
Sat afternoon journeys to West Ham Stadium introduced

24.01.40
AR
--
10ST
17STL
 
H
29STL
29STL
14STL

FINSBURY PARK -  POPLAR ( eveninds )  -  BECONTREE ( except evenings )
Addional Service Mon-Sat peaks Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Sat afternoong journeys to West Ham Stadium
Evening service restored between Mile End and Poplar

20.03.40
AR
--
10ST
14STL
 
H
29STL
29STL
10STL

FINSBURY PARK - POPLAR ( Mon-Sat evenings)  -  BECONTREE ( except Mon-Sat evenings )
Addional Service Mon-Sat peaks Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Sat afternoong journeys to West Ham Stadium
Sunday evening service restored between Poplar and Becontree

15.05.40
AR
--
6STL
14STL
 
H
10STL
12STL
14STL
T
18LT
16LT
--

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Addional Service Mon-Sat peaks Finsbury Park - Royal Victoria Dock
Sat afternoong journeys to West Ham Stadium
Mon-Sat evening service restored between Poplar and Becontree
Mon-Sat Leyton (T) allocation reitroduced

Extracted from December 1940 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
30.04.41
AR
--
--
14LT
 
H
10STL
18STL
14STL
T
18LT
16LT
--

Saturday Tottenham (AR) allocation withdrawn

23.07.41
AR
--
--
14LT
 
H
9STL
12STL
14STL
T
18LT
16LT
--

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Sat afternoong journeys to West Ham Stadium
Royal Victoria Dock journeys withdrawn

29.10.41
H
--
8STL
9STL
 
T
27LT
20LT
10LT

Sunday only Tottenham (AR) allocation withdrawn
Mon-Fri Hackney (H) allocation withdrawn

28.10.42
H
--
6STL
9STL
 
T
21LT
15LT
10LT

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Sat only West Ham Stadium journeys withdrawn

27.10.43
H
--
--
9STL
 
T
21LT
21LT
10LT

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Saturday Hackney (H) allocation withdrawn

19.04.44
H
--
6STL
8STL
 
T
19LT
13LT
10LT

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Saturday Hackney (H) allocation reintroduced

12.12.45
H
13STL
13STL
12STL
 
T
7LT
7LT
6LT

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Mon-Fri Hackney (H) reintroduced

17.04.46
CL
--
--
8STL
 
H
17STL
17STL
10STL
T
7LT
7LT
--

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Sunday Leyton (T) withdrawn but Sunday only Clay Hall (CL) introduced

13.04.49
CL
--
--
12STL
 
H
17STL+
25STL
12STL
    1STL/6    
T
7LT
3ST+
7LT
3ST
--
    1RT/10    

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
SEE TIMETABLE BELOW
Note a crossed linked RT is used from T, this working commenced 12.11.47


03.05.50
CL
--
--
12RTL
 
H
17STL
25STL
12STL
T
10STD
10RT
--

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Start of RT/RTL introduction

18.05.52
D
--
--
12RTW
 
H
8RTW
25RTW
12RTW
 
T
11RT
10RT
--

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Type change as above and Clay Hall (CL) allocation withdrawn in favour of new Dalston (D) allocation.


06.05.53
D
--
--
12RTW
 
H
17RTL
27RTW
8RTL
12RTW
 
T
11RT
10RT
--

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Mon-Fri Hackney (H) allocation converted to part RTW/RTL to RTL

19.05.54
D
--
--
12RTW
 
H
17RTW
25RTW
12RTW
 
T
11RT
10RT
--

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Hackney (H) allocation converted to RTW

30.04.58
D
--
--
6RTW
 
H
18RTW
24RTW
14RTW
 
T
8RT
9RT
--

FINSBURY PARK  - BECONTREE
Diverted at Becontree via Becontree Avenue instead of Bennetts Castle Lane.


26.11.58
D
--
6RTW
--
 
H
18RTW
27RTW
--
 
T
8RT
--
--

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE Chittys lane ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service re-routed at Barking to Dagenham and re-numbered 106A.
Saturday Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Dalston (D).



15.04.59
H
18RTW
27RTW
--
 
T
8RT
6RT
--

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE Chittys lane ( Mon-Sat )
Rerouted at Mile End direct via Burdett Road instead of Timothy Road.
Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.

29.01.64
CT
8RTL
6RTL
--
 
H
18RTW
22RTW
--

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE Chittys lane ( Mon-Sat )
Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Clapton (CT).
This was an exchange with Route 38A and would have meant easier changeover supervision.

01.03.66
CT
8RTL
6RTL
--
 
H
18RTL
22RTL
--

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE Chittys lane ( Mon-Sat )
RTW type withdrawn in favour of RTL.

31.12.66
CT
5RTL
10RTL
--
 
H
12RTL
16RTL
--
 
PR
7RTL
--
--

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE Chittys lane ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri Poplar (PR) allocation introduced.

RTL1592 Blackwall Tunnel stand, note UPPER CASE blinds on the front but lower case on the side

01.09.67
CT
5RT
10RT
--
 
H
12RTL
16RTL
--
 
PR
7RTL+
--
--
    1RTL/56    

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE Chittys lane ( Mon-Sat )
Clapton (CT) allocation converted to RT operation


07.09.68
CT
--
5RM
--
 
H
9RT
16RM
6RT
--
 
PR
15RT
--
--

FINSBURY PARK
- BECONTREE Chittys lane ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri Clapton (CT) allocation withdrawn.
26.10.68
H
9RT
16RM
7RT
--
 
PR
15RT
5RM
--

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE Chittys lane ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday only Clapton (CT) allocation withdrawn.
Saturday Poplar (PR) introduced

02.12.68
H
9RM
23RM
--
 
PR
15RM
5RM
--

FINSBURY PARK - BECONTREE Chittys lane ( Mon-Sat )
Converted fully to Routemaster operation.

RM466 Becontree bound

16.01.71
AR
9RM
13RM
5RM
 
H
9RM
6RM
6RM

FINSBURY PARK STN ( Mon-Sat ) or FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road (Sun) - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel
Withdrawn between Poplar and Becontree. Daily service re-instated.
Poplar (PR) withdrawn but Tottenham (AR) introduced

12.08.72
AR171+
9DMS
9DMS
5DMS
 
H101+
10DMS
10DMS
7DMS

POPLAR  -  FINSBURY PARK STATIoN ( Mon-Sat )  -  FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road ( Suns )
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION


31.03.79
AR171+
7RM
9RM
10RM
 
H101+
8RM
9RM
3RM

POPLAR  -  FINSBURY PARK STATIoN ( Mon-Sat )  -  FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road ( Suns )
REVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK CREW OPERATION.

RM942 seen at ?

25.04.81
AG191+
14RM
17RM
10RM

POPLAR  -  FINSBURY PARK STATIoN ( Mon-Sat )  -  FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road ( Suns )
Tottenham (AR) and Hackney (H) allocations withdrawn in favour of new Ash Grove (AG)

04.09.82
AG191+
16T
14T
8T

POPLAR  -  FINSBURY PARK STATIoN ( Mon-Sat )  -  FINSBURY PARK Plimsoll Road ( Suns )
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.

10.09.83
AG191+
17T
15T
8T

FINSBURY PARK - POPLAR (MS evgs/Suns) - Manchester Road - East Ferry Road - ISLE OF DOGS District Centre (MS except evgs)
Mon-Sat shopping hours extended from Poplar to Isle of Dogs.

01.07.84
AG191+
17T
15T
8T

FINSBURY PARK - POPLAR (MS evgs/Suns) - Manchester Road - Marshwall - Limeharbour - ISLE OF DOGS District Centre (MS except evgs)
Rerouted on the Isle of Dogs via Marshwall and Limeharbour instead of East Ferry Road.

18.10.84
AG191+
18M/T
15M/T
8M/T

FINSBURY PARK - POPLAR (MS evgs/Suns) - Manchester Road - Marshwall - Limeharbour - ISLE OF DOGS District Centre (MS except evgs)
Metrobuses introduced.

21.06.86
AG191+
18M
15M
8M

FINSBURY PARK - POPLAR (MS evgs/Suns) - ISLE OF DOGS District Centre (MS except evgs) - ISLE OF DOGS Asda Store (Mon-Fri am peak)
Mon-Fri am peak extended from District Centre to ASDA Store.

04.03.89
AG201+
11T
10T
8T

FINSBURY PARK STATION- MILE END GATE ( Mon-Sat ) or Grove Road - Burdett Road - Limehouse - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel (Suns)
Withdrawn Mon-Sat between Mile End Gate and Isle of Dogs - this section replaced by  New Route D6

T216 Stoke Newington Common

06.04.91
AG201+
11T
10T
8T

FINSBURY PARK - MILE END GATE (MS except evgs) - POPLAR (MS late evgs/Suns) - ISLE OF DOGS Asda (MS early evening)
Re-routed Mon-Sat evenings at Bethnal Green Station to Poplar as per Sunday routeing instead of Mile End Gate.
Further extended during early evenings to ISLE OF DOGS Asda via Route D6.


23.11.91
CT201+
11M
10M
8M

FINSBURY PARK - MILE END GATE (MS except evgs) - POPLAR (MS late evgs/Suns) - ISLE OF DOGS Asda (MS early evening)
Ash Grove (AG) allocation replaced by Clapton (CT).

09.05.92
CT201+
11M
10M
6M

FINSBURY PARK
- MILE END GATE
Withdrawn between Bethnal Green and Isle of Dogs


04.09.93
CT201+
11M
11M
6M

FINSBURY PARK - WHITECHAPEL Durward Street
Extended from Mile End Gate to Whitechapel


27.04.96
TT
16dart
16dart
10dart
New contract

FINSBURY PARK - WHITECHAPEL Durward Street
Contract reassigned to Doklands Transit using Darts

Docklands Transit Dart at Finsbury Park

11.10.97
SD101+
16PD
16PD
11PD

FINSBURY PARK - WHITECHAPEL Durward Street
Operation moved to Stagecoach East London (SD)

27.04.01
SD101+
20PD
20PD
17PD

FINSBURY PARK - WHITECHAPEL Durward Street
All night service added Finsbury Park & Aldgate but numbered N106

27.10.01
SD101+
20TAS
18TAS
16TAS

FINSBURY PARK - WHITECHAPEL Durward Street
Start of gradual conversion to low floor double deck operation.

TAS506 Finsbury Park stand

23.02.08
WH101+
18TAS
18TAS
17TAS

FINSBURY PARK - WHITECHAPEL Durward Street
Stratford (SD) closed. allocation moved to new base at Canning Town named West Ham (WH)

26.04.08
WH101+
18sc
18sc
17sc

FINSBURY PARK - WHITECHAPEL Durward Street
Contract renewed and new Scania bus introduced.

15021 seen in Hackney

19.12.09
WH101+
18sc
17sc
17sc

FINSBURY PARK - WHITECHAPELCavell Street
Whitechapel terminus altered - Whitechapel Road not now served. This was necessary due to Crossrail works

The new arrangement can be seen in the map below

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

27.04.13
AE31+
17DW
16DW
13DW
Contract reassigned to Arriva London North (AE)

FINSBURY PARK - WHITECHAPELCavell Street
New contract starts

DW534 Clapton, Lea Bridge Road

25.11.17
AE31+
14DW
13DW
11DW

FINSBURY PARK STN  -  WHITECHAPEL
Frequency reduction

28.04.18
AE31+
14DW
13DW
11DW

FINSBURY PARK STN  -  WHITECHAPEL
Contract extended for two years

06.06.20
NP401+
15Ee
15Ee
13Ee
Contract reassigned to Go Ahead
operating from NP

FINSBURY PARK STN  -  WHITECHAPEL
Contract reassigned to Go Ahead operating from Northumberland Park (NP)

Ee26 Whitechapel

© Gellico

Operating Garages

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover point Finsbury Park Station

AR Tottenham
Changeover point Stoke Newington Common

CT Clapton
Changeover point outside garage

T Leyton
Changeover point Clapton Pond

H Hackney
Changeover point Well Street

D Dalston
Changeover point H Garage

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point outside garage

AE Ash Grove
Changeover point outside garage

CL Clay Hall
Changeover point Grove Road / Roman Road ?

PR Poplar
Changeover point Poplar stand ??

SD Stratford Base
Changeover point CT Garage or Aldgate Bus Station

TT Docklands Transit
Changeover point ??

WH West Ham
Changeover point Whitechapel stand

Live visual

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Tuesday, 09.06.20