Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
29.01.64
AC
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30RTW
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WW
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21RM
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WILLESDEN GARAGE (garage journeys) Brondesbury Park - Staverton Road - KENSAL RISE STN - West Kilburn - The Chippenham - Warwick Avenue - Edgware Road - Marble Arch - Oxford Circus - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalgar Square - Aldwych - Fleet Street - St Paul's - Bank - Liverpool Street - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Walthamstow - Chingford Mount - Larkshall Rd - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel. (Saturday only)
This Route was a replacement for Route 6 and Route 257 which were withdrawn on Saturdays.

Both maps from 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

 

RTW320 Oxford Street followed by a Routemaster on 73

 

01.04.65
AC
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35RM.2RTW
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WW
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17RM
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RM type introduced at AC.

 

RM259 Marble Arch

 

01.10.66
AC
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30RML
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WW
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21RM
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RML type introduced at AC.

Extracted from 23.01.66 Red Book
31.12.66
AC
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18RML
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WW
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8RM
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KENSAL RISE STATION - CHINGFORD MOUNT (Sat)
Withdrawn between Chingford Mount and Royal Forest Hotel and Route generally pruned with the re-introduction of Route 6 between Hackney Wick and Warwick Avenue and Route 257

1967 times

 

RML2501 Pound Lane stand at Willesden - it is quite noticeable the lack of via points on the blind compared to the RTW shot above

 

07.09.68
Route withdrawn - replaced by extension of Route 6 from Warwick Avenue to Kensal Rise and general revisions in the Walthamstow reshaping plan.

Operating Garages

AC Willesden
Meal relief point at Kensal Rise

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point at garage