Route History



19.05.54
E
11RT
13RT
2RT
 
WG
5RTL
3RTL
--

UPSHIRE Princefield Road - WALTHAM CROSS ( Suns ) - ALEXANDRA PARK Victoria ( Mon-Sat )
Route 144A renumbered

01.05.57
E
9RT
11RT+
6RT
      1RT /135  
 
WG
5RTL+
3RTL
--
    1RTL/29    

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STN (Suns) - ALEXANDRA PARK (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service extended from Waltham Cross to Turnpike Lane Stn.

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
E
9RT
11RT
--
 
WG
5RTL
3RTL
--

UPSHIRE - ALEXANDRA PARK (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn.
Upshire to Waltham Cross section replaced by new 242A,

Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

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03.01.62
E
10RT
9RT
--
 
WN
7RT
5RT
--

West Green garage closure - WG allocation transferred to Wood Green (WN).

 

 

RT3488 Enfield Garage forecourt

 

27.02.63
E
11RT
10RT
--

Wood Green (WN) allocation withdrawn.
Service reduced as  Route 217A  was introduced at this time.

07.09.68
E1+
11RT
6RT
--

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STN (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Park - replaced by new flat fare route  W2.

RT1346 at Upshire May 1973

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10.04.76
E81+
9RT
6RT
2RT

UPSHIRE - ENFIELD GARAGE (Suns) - TURNPIKE LANE STN (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service re-introduced between Upshire and Enfield Garage.

RT2146 gives the OPO driver a break at the Cambridge

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RM2186 , a rare example of a Routemaster on the 217 taken August 1977 shortly before the DMS type took over

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20.08.77
E71+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STATION
ONE PERSON OPERATION INTRODUCED.
Sunday service extended from Enfield to Turnpike Lane Station.

31.03.79
E71+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STATION
Altered in Waltham Abbey to run via Crooked Mile and Parklands
The link between Broomstick Hall Road and Upshire provided by London Country Route 329 ( Waltham Cross & Harlow )

 

 

DMS2388 Turnpike Lane

 

01.10.79
E71+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS

LT Area divided into 8 districts - Route 217 was managed by  Leaside District

The logo representing the swans on the River Lea

31.10.81
E61+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - The Roundway - 'The Cambridge' - Great Cambridge Road - Bullsmoor Lane - Waltham Cross - Waltham Abbey - Broomstick Hall Road - Ninefields - UPSHIRE Princesfield Road
Re-routed between Waltham Abbey and Upshire via Farm Hill Road - Broomstick Hall Road - Paternoster Hill - Ninefields Road and Ninefields North instead of Crooked Mile - Parklands and Paternoster Hill.

30.12.81
E61+
10M
7M
4M

DMS type replaced by Metrobus (M).

M743 Upshire terminus

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04.09.82
E61+
7M
5M
3M

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Upshire - replaced by new Route 250A.

06.06.87
E61+
7M
5M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn - partly replaced by revised 231.

04.02.89
E61+
9M
7M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat evenings) - Cheshunt - Flamstead End - HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Daytime extended from Waltham Cross to Hammond Street

01.04.89
E61+
9M
7M
--
London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off
19.05.90
E61+
7M
6M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street.

02.06.90
PB161+
11M
12M
--
Contract transferred to
London Northern (PB).

Joint operation with Route 231 introduced

As can be seen the allocation included Route 231

25.09.93
PB161+
15M
15M
--

Time Schedule and duty schedule joint with routes 231 and 242.
Service also diverted via Southbury Road Sainsbury's.

 

M1158 Waltham Cross

 


10.09.94
PB161+
11M
11M
8MW

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
Sunday service re-introduced and 242 taken off schedule.
Sunday service converted to midi-bus operation.

 

MW22 Waltham Cross

 

26.10.94
PB161+
11M
11M
8MW
London Northern purchased by MTL

M1141 Waltham Cross,March 1995

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04.07.98
PB161+
7DML
6DML
7DML

Converted from double deck to Low Floor single deck.

 

 

DML530 Waltham Cross

 

07.06.03
PB161+
10TP
8TP
6TP
Start of new contract - and converted to double deck operation.

 

TP437 Turnpike Lane

 

05.06.10
PB161+
11TP
9TP
7TP

WALTHAM CROSS  -  TURNPIKE LANE STN
Contract renewal

03.05.14
PB161+
11TE
9TE
10TE

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

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06.06.15
PB161+
11TE
9TE
10TE

Contract extended for two years

 

TE939 seen at Waltham Crossbefore the painters took away the blue skirt

© London Buses by Adam

03.06.17
SM61+
11E
8E
5E
Contract reassigned

WALTHAM CROSS  -  TURNPIKE LANE STATION
New contract with new buses

E74 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield

© Peter Horrex

 

 

 

Operating Garages

SM South Mimms
Changeover point at Waltham Cross - buses travel light to and from garage via M25.

E Enfield
Changeover point Great Cambridge Road / Southbury Road.

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at Waltham Cross - buses travel light to and from garage via M25.

WN Wood Green
Changeover point Turnpike Lane Stn.

WG West Green
Changeover point Turnpike Lane Stn.