Route History

18.07.92
T181+
2T
2T
2T
east london logo New Route

VICTORIA - Westminster - Trafalgar Square - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Mansion House - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Morning Lane - Hackney Wick - Ruckholt Road - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
New Route mainly replacing the withdrawn N6 eastern section.

T668 National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

© Brian Creasy


15.07.95
T181+
2T
2T
2T

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Mansion House - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Morning Lane - Hackney Wick - Ruckholt Road - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - Walthamstow Central - Church Hill - Shernhall Street - WALTHAMSTOW Fulbourne Road
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Victoria
Extended from Walthamstow Central to Fulbourne Road although unofficially the route went to Crooked Billet and showed Crooked Billet on the blind.

22.06.96
BW51+
2T
2T
2T

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  WALTHAMSTOW
Allocation moved from Leyton (T) to Bow (BW)

31.10.98
BW51+
4VA
4VA
4VA

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  WALTHAMSTOW 
Frequency doubled to 2bph

29.04.00
BW51+
4VA
4VA
4VA

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  WALTHAMSTOW 
Rerouted westbound direct via Threadneedle Street instead of Liverpool Street Bus Station and Old Broad Street.

27.04.01
SD361+
8VA
8VA
8VA

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Mansion House - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Well Street - Hackney Wick - Ruckholt Road - Temple Mills Lane - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - Walthamstow Central - Crooked Billet - Chingford Mount - The Ridgeway - CHINGFORD STATION
Diverted between Mare Street Hackney and Leyton Town Hall via Well Street, Morning Lane and Clays Lane instead of direct via Ruckholt Road.
Diverted at Walthamstow Central via Crooked Billet - Chingford Mount and The Ridgeway to Chingford Station to replace N38 which was curtailed at Walthamstow Central.
Frequency increased from 2bph to 3bph
Allocation moved from Bow (BW) to Stratford (SD)

Taken from leaflet dated 23.03.02

21.06.04
SD361+
8TA
8TA
8TA

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  CHINGFORD STATION
Rerouted in both directions via new opened Walthamstow Central Bus Station

23.02.08
WH361+
8TA
8TA
8TA

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  CHINGFORD STATION 
SD closure - allocation moved to West Ham (WH)

31.05.08
T361+
8TA
8TA
8TA

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  CHINGFORD STATION 
Allocation moved from West Ham (WH) to Leyton (T)

25.06.11
LI
8VN
8VN
8VN
logo Contract reassigned

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  CHINGFORD STATION  
New contract with First

22.06.13
LI951+
8VN
8VN
8VN
logo Contract reassigned

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  CHINGFORD STATION  
Contract novated to Tower Transit
Running number sequence for internal use - not shown on buses

DN33169 Trafalgar Square

DN33169 Trafalgar Square

© Aubrey Morandarte


27.02.16
HK131+
8EH
16EH
9EH
Contract reassigned - brought forward from
25th June

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  CHINGFORD STATION  
Contract reassigned

ADL E400 type buses started to appear in June, 2507 seen here at the Trafalgar Square stop early one morning is 2507

© Aubrey Morandarte


26.06.21
HK131+
8EH
10EH
10EH

TRAFALGAR SQUARE  -  CHINGFORD STATION
Contract extended for two years

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PROPOSAL FOR 2023

Rerouted at Aldwych to Victoria via withdrawn N11

 

Garages

BW Bow
Meal reliefs taken at ?

SD Stratford
Meal reliefs taken at ?

WH Canning Town
Meal reliefs taken at ?

T Leyton
Meal reliefs taken at Victoria Bus Station

HO Lea Interchange
Meal reliefs taken at Ruckholt Road / Temple Mills Lane

HK Ash Grove
Changeover point at Cambridge Heath Road / Victoria Park Road

 

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