Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
27.02.63
E
7RT
7RT
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ALEXANDRA PARK Victoria  -  Priory Road - Turnpike Lane - The Roundway  -  Great Cambridge Road - Bullsmoor Lane - Waltham CrosS  -  ,Waltham Abbey - Honey Lane - Woodridden Hill - EPPING FOREST Wake Arms (Mon-Sat)
New Route which followed Route 217 from Alexandra Park to Waltham Abbey and then withdrawn section of  Route  242

01.07.64
E
7RT
7RT
--

Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

07.09.68
E
4RT
4RT
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ENFIELD TOWN - Southbury Road - Great Cambridge Road - Waltham X - Waltham Abbey - Honey Lane - Woodridden Hill - EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Ponders End and Turnpike Lane and diverted instead to Enfield Town.

15.02.69
E
-
4RT
--
 
L
5RT
--
--

Mon-Fri Enfield (E) allocation transferred to Loughton (L)

16.01.71
L
5RT
4RT
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ENFIELD TOWN - EPPING FOREST Wake Arms - Golding Hill - LOUGHTON GARAGE (journeys)
Enfield (E) allocation withdrawn.

 

RT2268 at Wake Arms with the wrong via blind ( 205A )

 

21.06.75
L
5RT
4RT
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ENFIELD TOWN - Southbury Road - Great Cambridge Road - Waltham X - Waltham Abbey - Honey Lane - Ninefields - Woodridden Hill - Epping Forest - LOUGHTON GARAGE (Mon-Sat)
Diverted via Shernbroke Road to serve Ninefields Estate.

10.04.76
L41+
5RT
4RT
2RT

ENFIELD TOWN (Mon-Sat except evenings) - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat evenings / Suns) - LOUGHTON GARAGE
Mon-Sat evening service withdrawn between Enfield and Waltham Cross - compensated with the introduction of Route 217B
Sunday service introduced between Waltham Cross and Loughton Garage to partly replace withdrawn 205A.

Taken from Mike Harris 1976 Historical Map
Greater London Bus Map

This March 1977 timetable shows the withdrawn Mon-Sat evening service between Enfield and Waltham Cross but I wonder why the first journey from Loughton is shown as starting from Wake Arms

RT2628 Waltham Cross May 1976

busmap.co.uk

RT3310 arrives at home garage

busmap.co.uk

19.08.77
Last day of operation - partly replaced by improvements to Green Line Route 703

This also meant the last day of crew operation at Loughton Garage

Operating Garages

E Enfield
Changeover point Great Cambridge Road / Southbury Road.

L Loughton
Changeover point at garage.

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Wednesday, 10.04.19