Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
31.12.66
T
10RML
10RML
6RML

LEYTON Bakers Arms - Whipps Cross - Leytonstone - Maryland - STRATFORD (Suns) - Plaistow - Greengate Street - Prince Regent Lane - Connaught Road - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE replacing withdrawn Route 26 between Leyton and Stratford.

07.09.68
T
10RML
7RML
6RML
 
WH
10RML
8RML
4RML
    +1RM/241    

CHINGFORD STN ( Mon-Sat ) The Ridgeway - Old Church Road - Chingford Mount - Chingford Road - Crooked Billet - Walthamstow Garage - Bell - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Suns) Bakers Arms - Whipps Cross - Leytonstone - Maryland - Stratford - Plaistow - Greengate - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS
Mon-Sat extended from Leyton to Chingford and Sunday from Leyton to Walthamstow Central and Stratford to V & A Docks

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

18.09.71
T
7RML
7RML
3RML
 
WH
9RML
8RML
3RM
    +1RT/25    

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN ( Suns )  -  CHINGFORD STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri RT type introduced and Sunday WH changed to RM instead of RML.

08.01.72
T
7RML
7RML
3RML
    +1RM/38    
 
WH
9RML
8RML
3RM
    +1RM/278    

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN ( Suns )  -  CHINGFORD STATION ( Mon-Sat )
RT type withdrawN.


15.07.72
T
7RML
7RML
3RML
    +1RM/38    
 
WH
11RM
8RM
3RM
    +1RM/278    

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN ( Suns )  -  CHINGFORD STATION ( Mon-Sat )
West Ham allocation converted to RM type.

28.10.72
T171+
7RML
7RML
3DMS
    +1RM/38    
 
WH21+
12RM
8RM
3DMS

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN ( Suns )  -  CHINGFORD STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service converted to OPO operation

16.06.73
T171+
--
4RML
3DMS
 
WH21+
12RM
9RM
3DMS

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Chingford this section being covered by new 269 Mon-Fri and improved 69 Saturdays.
Mon-Fri Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn.

RM605 Stratford Broadway RM1894 Stratford Bus Station
RML2267 V & A Docks RML2617 Green Man, Leytonstone

22.04.78
T171+
--
4RML
--
 
WH21+
13DMc
9DMc
5DMS

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
West Ham RM type replaced by Daimler Fleetlines
Sunday T allocation withdrawn.

DM1066 Walthamstow Central

DM1066 ( crew ) Walthamstow Central

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14.10.79
T171+
--
4RML
--
 
WH21+
13RM
9RM
5DMS

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
West Ham reverted to RM type.

31.01.81
T171+
--
3RML
1RM
--
 
WH21+
13RM
9RM
5DMS

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Leyton reintroduce RML type.

26.04.81
WH21+
16DMS
14DMS
6DMS

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Converted to OPO and whole allocation transferred to West Ham (WH)

DMS380 Stratford Broadway

DMS380 Stratford Broadway

The Greater London Bus Map

21.02.82
WH21+
16T
14T
6T

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
D type replaced by Leyland Titan.

T355 Green Man, Leytonstone

T355 Green Man, Leytonstone

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21.06.86
WH21+
11T
12T
--

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION - Bakers Arms - Whipps cross - Leytonstone - Maryland - Stratford - Plaistow - Greengate - Prince Regent Lane - Newham Way - Tollgate Road -
EAST BECKTON District Centre
( Mon-Sat )
Rerouted at Prince Regent Lane to East Beckton instead of V & A Docks
Sunday service diverted in the Beckton area and renumbered 262A.

T426 Stratford

T426 Stratford

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LS60

LS60 Tramway Avenue, Stratford

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19.11.88
WH21+
8T
8T
--

STRATFORD - Plaistow - Greengate - Prince Regent Lane - Newham Way - Tollgate Road - EAST BECKTON District Centre ( Mon-Sat ) - Cyprus - Strait Road - Connaught Road - Silvertown - Custom House - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN Hermit Road ( shopping hours )
Withdrawn between Stratford and Walthamstow Central - replaced by new Route 257.
Mon-Sat shopping hours extended from East Beckton via above routeing to Canning Town replacing withdrawn section of Route 241.


18.03.89
WH21+
8T
8T
--

STRATFORD - EAST BECKTON DISTRICT CENTRE ( Mon-Sat ) - CANNING TOWN Hermit Road(shopping hours)
Rerouted between Cyprus and Custom House via Woolwich Manor Way - Albert Road - and Connaught Road instead of Strait Road.

T418 District Centre, May 1989

T418 District Centre

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LS432 Canning Town stand

LS432 Canning Town stand showing an unusual blind display

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23.11.91
WH21+
8T
7T
--

STRATFORD - EAST BECKTON DISTRICT CENTRE ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between East Beckton and Canning Town

10.10.92
U101+
8T
7T
--
      +1S/15B  

STRATFORD - EAST BECKTON DISTRICT CENTRE ( Mon-Sat )
West Ham closed - allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

25.09.93
U101+
8T
8T
--
 
SD291+
--
--
6RB/MRL

STRATFORD -East Beckton - Manor Way - Cyprus - Winsor Park Estate - Claps Gate Lane - BECKTON Savacentre
Extended from East Beckton to Beckton and Sunday service introduced with midibuses from Stratford (SD)

MRL106 Stratford RB18 Stratford

10.01.94
U101+
6S/2T
8S
--
 
SD291+
--
--
6RB/MRL

Scania type used at Upton Park (U)

S62 Stratford Bus Station

 

 

S62 Stratford Bus Station

 


26.06.95
U101+
7S
2T
8S
--
 
SD291+
--
--
6MRL

Rerouted via Stratford Broadway when leaving Stratford Bus Station.

DRL141 Stratford

 

 

DRL141 with what looks like a PAPER stick on blind subs for a Scania at Stratford

 

22.10.95
U101+
9T
8T
--
 
U91+
--
--
ex 104

Sunday converted to double deck operation and re-allocated to Upton Park (U) ,joint operation with Route 104


19.07.97
U101+
9VN
9VN
--
 
U91+
--
--
ex 104

STRATFORD - BECKTON Savacentre (before 0930) - BECKTON Showcase Cinema (after 0930)
Extended from Savacente to Showcase cinema after 0930.

 

 

VN18 Stratford

 

26.06.99
BW1+
9VA
9VA
11VA INC 473

Allocation moved to Bow (BW)

23.03.02
BW1+
12VA
12VA
9VA

New Contract commenced.

05.04.03
BW1
15TAS
13TAS
9TAS

Converted to low floor operation.

30.08.03
U1+
13TAS
12TAS
11TAS

Allocation moved to Upton Park (U). This was to make room for the new 15 allocation which was moved from Upton Park to Bow

01.10.05
U1+
13TAS
12TAS
11TAS

Rerouted between Gallions Reach DLR and East Beckton Tesco via Armada Way instead of Royal Docks Road. As a result now serves Tesco all day every day instead of just daytime.

17.12.05
U1+
13TAS
12TAS
11TAS

Rerouted at Armada Way to double run via Gallions Reach Shopping P[ark

29.11.08
U1+
12TAS
12TAS
11TAS

STRATFORD - EAST BECKTON Sainsbury's
Withdrawn between Sainsbury's and Showcase Cinema

28.03.09
U1+
12TAS
12TAS
11TAS
STAGECOACH LOGO Contract renewal

17.09.11
WH361+
12TAS
11TAS
12TAS

STRATFORD - EAST BECKTON Sainsbury's
Upton Park Garage closed - allocation moved to Canning Town (WH)

18260 Stratford

 

 

18260 East Beckton Bus Station

 

29.03.14
WH361+
12TAS
11TAS
12TAS

STRATFORD - EAST BECKTON Sainsbury's
Contract renewal - a mixture of Tridents and Scanias used

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
11.06.16
WH601+
12TAS
11TAS
12TAS

STRATFORD - EAST BECKTON Sainsbury's
Running number change

 

15088 caught here leaving Stratford Bus Station

 

30.03.19
HO221+
11VN
11VN
8VN
Contract reassigned

STRATFORD  -  EAST BECKTON
Operator change working from Lea Interchange (HO)

  Tower Transit Wright Eclipse Gemini 2/Volvo B9TL VN36119 is seen at Gallions Reach Shopping Park on route 262 to East Beckton, Sainsburys

 

Operating Garages

LI Lea Interchange
Changeover point at STRATFORD Bus Station

T Leyton
Changeover point at garage

SD Stratford
Changeover point at Stratford

WH West Ham
Changeover point at garage

WH Canning Town
Changeover point at Stratford Bus Station but after 1900 buses ran light to garage from Stratford and Beckton

U Upton Park
Changeover point at Greengate

BW Bow
Changeover point - buses run light to garage
from Stratford

 

 

 

 

 

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