Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
31.08.02
W401+
17TP
17TP
16TP
New contract

PADDINGTON - WHITECHAPEL STATION
New Service


09.11.02
PV401+
17TP
17TP
16TP


PADDINGTON
- WHITECHAPEL STATION
Reallocated to Perivale (PV) and diverted westbound at Kings Cross to operate direct via Euston Road instead of via York Way.

 

 

TP301 ( PV418) is seen  at a deserted Finsbury Square

 

 


08.11.03
PV401+
17TP
17TP
17TP


PADDINGTON - WHITECHAPEL STATION
Diverted westbound at Euston to operate direct via Euston Road instead of via Euston Bus Station.

28.04.07
PV401+
23TP
20TP
16TP
NIGHT
PV691+
4TP
4TP
4TP

PADDINGTON Eastbourne Terrace - Whitechapel - Mile End Road - MILE END STATION
Extended from Whitechapel to Mile End and night time element introduced

 

SEL type were sometimes used spare from Route 7 - SEL807 at Paddington

 

30.08.09
BW111+
25SP
22SP
13SP
NIGHT
BW101+
4SP
4SP
4SP
Contract passed to East London (BW)

PADDINGTON - BOW GARAGE
Extended from Mile End to Bow Church

30.08.13
BW111+
26SP
23SP
14SP

PADDINGTON - BOW GARAGE
Night service now numbered N205 as it was extended from Bow to Leyton

Scania Omnicity 15109 Eastbourne Terrace
28.06.14
BW111+
26E
23E
14E

PADDINGTON  - BOW CHURCH
New timetable issued in advance of contract renewal in August

18216 outside Marylebone Station, a feature that was to be withdrawn later in life
28.11.15
BW111+
28E
25E
17E

PADDINGTON - BOW CHURCH
Diverted between Whitechapel High Street and Great Eastern Street direct via Commercial Street thus missing Aldgate and Bishopsgate.
This was to help combat delays due to roroadworks at  Aldgate

12330 on diversion in Commercial Street
07.05.16
BW111+
27E
23E
16E

PADDINGTON  - BOW CHURCH
Reverted to normal route via Liverpool Street coinciding with completed roadworks

02.09.17
BW111+
26E
23E
16E

PADDINGTON  - BOW CHURCH 
Mon-Fri frequency reduction

08.01.18
BW111+
26E
23E
16E

PADDINGTON  -  BOW CHURCH
Marylebone Station stop withdrawn while road works to convert Baker Street to two way traffic are in progress

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map
14.04.18
BW111+
26E
23E
16E

PADDINGTON  -  BOW CHURCH
Marylebone Station stop reinstated

15.06.19
BW111+
26E
23E
16E

PADDINGTON  -  BOW CHURCH
Marylebone Station stop permanently withdrawn

30.01.21
BW111+
19E
21E
16E

PADDINGTON  -  BOW CHURCH
Mon-Fri schedule revision with reduced running times

Operating Garages

W Cricklewood
Changeover at Eastbourne Terrace

PV Perivale
Changeover at Eastbourne Terrace

BW Bow
Changeover at Garage although some duties changeover at  Aldgate Bus Station

Readers Comment
Route 205. I'm always fascinated by this route because - although it's quite new - it is almost the same as Shilibeer's original horse bus route. Only the eastern bit of the 205 - from Moorgate to Mile End seems to depart from Shilibeer. Nobody seems to acknowledge this. Is this fact worth a mention on your website - rather than just giving the impression that it's a modern route?

Andrew Grant
27.8.09.

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Saturday, 06.03.21