Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
T
21RT
12RT
12RT

LONDON BRIDGE STN - Monument - Bishopsgate - Shoreditch - Kingsland Road - Dalston Junction - Dalston Lane - Pembury Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Bakers Arms - WHIPPS CROSS
NEW ROUTE replacing 38A between Whipps Cross and Clapton - 35 between Leyton and Shoreditch

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

Taken from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

16.01.71
T
19RT+
12RT
11RM
    1RT/55    

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS
Sunday Route converted to Routemaster operation.

 

A classic shot of a Saunders RT1656 complete with roofbox

 


15.05.71
T
19RML
10RML
11RML
    +1RML/262    

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS
Daily Route converted to RML operation.


28.10.78
T
19RML
10RML
11RML
    +1RML/262    

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS

Reverted to Routemaster operation



31.01.81
T151+
17RM
8RM
8RM
        +1RML/38

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS
Reverted to RML operation at weekends.

.

RM11 Bishopsgate

From Jeff Lloyd collection


04.09.82
T151+
16RM
6RML
7RML+
        1RML/38

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS
RML type introduced on Saturday

26.02.83
T151+
11RM
6RML
6RML
        1RML/38

LONDON BRIDGE - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun)
Withdrawn between Bakers Arms and Whipps Cross but diverted instead to Walthamstow Central Stn


02.02.85
T151+
11RM
6RML
--
 
WW171+
--
--
9T

LONDON BRIDGE - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE  ( Sunday gar jnys)
Sunday converted to OPO and Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Walthamstow (WW)

T375 (WW) Monument

T375 (WW) Monument

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03.08.85
WW171+
13T
9T
9T

LONDON BRIDGE - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE  (gar jnys)
Daily converted to OPO and Mon-Sat allocation transferred to Walthamstow (WW)

06.06.87
WW171+
14T
9T
9T

LONDON BRIDGE - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN -; WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE (gar jnys)
Mon-Fri evening Route extended from Leyton Green to Walthamstow Central Stn.

19.11.88
T21+
14T
7T
8T

LONDON BRIDGE - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Walthamstow (WW) garage closed - allocation transferred to Leyton (T)

LS243 Strange visitor seen at London Bridge

LS243 Strange visitor seen at London Bridge

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24.02.90
T21+
14T
10T
8T

LONDON BRIDGE STN - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Lower Clapton Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Bakers Arms - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Diverted at Shoreditch via Hackney instead of Dalston.


22.06.96
T21+
15T
12T
8T

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Revised timetable

28.02.98
T21+
15VA
12VA
8VA

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Start of new contract

 

VN162 Bishopsgate with the Great Eastern Hotel in the background

 


28.04.01
T21+
14TA
12TA
9TA

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
New schedule

TA31 London Bridge

© Peter Horrex


01.03.08
T21+
20TA
20TA
13TA

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Two year extension to existing contract

 

 

TA3 London Bridge

 


27.02.10
T21+
20SC
19SC
12SC

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Contract renewed - new scanias introduced

15141

 

15141 Kenninghall Roundabout

 


28.02.15
T21+
21SC
21SC
14SC

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Contract extended for two years

15174 Bethnal Green © Lawrence Living

15174 Bethnal Green

© Lawrence Living


25.02.17
AE61+
25LT
23LT
14LT
Contract reassigned to Arriva (AE)

LONDON BRIDGE - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Contract reassigned to Arriva (AG)

DW225 Bishopsgate

© Aubrey Morandarte


11.10.19
Last day of operation, partly replaced by 26 enhancement and 388 extension to London Bridge

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Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

 

Operating Garages

T Leyton
Changeover point Bakers Arms

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point at garage

AE Ash Grove
Changeover point at garage

Live visual

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Saturday, 26.06.21