Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
31.01.81
WW121+
10DMS
9DMS
5DSM

CHINGFORD STATION - Friday Hill - Chingford Hatch - Highams Park - Fulbourne Road - Walthamstow Central Station - WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE
NEW ROUTE partly replaced 191 and W21


15.09.81
WW121+
10T
9T
5T

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE
DMS replaced by Titans.

T346 Chingford Hatch

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04.09.82
WW121+
10T
8T
5T

CHINGFORD STATION - Friday Hill - Chingford Hatch - Highams Park - Fulbourne Rd - Walthamstow Central - Chingford Mount - Mansfield Hill - YARDLEY LANE ESTATE
Extended from Walthamstow Garage to Yardley Lane Estate replacing withdrawn 276.


06.06.87
T21+
--
--
LS ex 179A
WW121+
10T
9T
--

CHINGFORD STATION
- YARDLEY LANE ESTATE

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation introduced at the expense of Walthamstow (WW) and was jointly operated with Route 179A

17.10.87
T21+
--
--
3LS
WW121+
9T
9T
--

CHINGFORD STATION ( Mon-Sat )  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION ( Suns )  - YARDLEY LANE ESTATE ( Daily )
Sunday withdrawn between Walthamstow and Chngford - this section replaced by Sunday extension Route 236
Leyton (T) has own allocation - joint with 179A withdrawn.

LS337 (T) waits at YLE to perform a garage journey

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19.11.88
WW121+
5T
5T
5MR

CHINGFORD STATION - Friday Hill - Chingford Hatch - Highams Park - Fulbourne Rd,WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Yardley Lane - this section replaced by new 215.

MR103 enjoys a Sunday outing

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23.11.91
NP81+
5ON
5ON
4sd
Contract reassigned


01.04.95
NP81+
5ON
5ON
4sd

Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map


22.07.00
NP81+
10DML
9DML
5DML

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW Mission Grove
Extended in Walthamstow to Mission Grove.


11.11.00
NP81+
10DML
9DML
5DML

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW South Grove
Walthamstow stand change

22.09.01
NP
8DML
9DML
5DML

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station
Walthamstow terminus change

05.03.05
EC810
1DLA
--
--
NP
9DML
9DML
5DML

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station

SDO journey introduced with double deck - contract assigned to Arriva London North operated by Edmonton
03.12.05
EC810
1DLA
--
--
H
9DML
9DML
5DML

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station
Allocation moved to Hackney (H)

15.12.07
EC810
1DLA
--
--
LI
9DML
9DML
6DML

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station
Allocation change - Hackney closed - moved to Lea Interchange (LI)

20.06.08
DX673
1DLA
--
--
L!
9TN/TNL
9TN/TNL
6TN/TNL

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station
Converted to double deck operation

TN33194 on the stand at Chingford

© Graham Smith


28.03.09
NP
9TN
9TN
6TN

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station
Allocation moved from LI to NP - Arriva involvement withdrawn.

06.03.10
HK71+
9SD
9SD
7SD
New contract awarded to Hackney Community Transport with double deck Scania buses.

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station
Contract reassigned


 

Scania SD5 Walthamstow Central

© Swansell

 

HTL112 shows off the awful blind arrangement at Chingford

© Brian Kemp

 


07.03.15
LI
9VH
9VH
6VH
Contract reassigned

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station

New contract

 

 

Hybrid 38106 at St James Street

 


31.03.18
LI
10VH
10VH
6VH

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station
Schedule change

07.03.20
NP331+
12Ee
11Ee
8Ee

CHINGFORD STATION - WALTHAMSTOW St James's Street Station
New operator using new electric buses

New Ee13 turning into Station Road, Chingford

© Anthony Moore

Ee7 Chingford Hatch © Dave McKay

Ee7 Chingford Hatch

© Dave McKay

OME2678 hired from Metroline at Chingford Station

© Peter Horrex

Operating Garages

WW Walthamstow
Changeover at garage

NP Northumberland Park
Changeover at  Walthamstow Central Station

EC Edmonton
Changeover at garage

LI Lea Interchange
Changeover at Chingford Station ( Mon-Sat ) and Walthamstow Central ( Daily )

 


 

 

 

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Date of edit   Friday, 05.06.20