Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
31.03.79
L71+
4LS
4LS
4LS

WALTHAM CROSS - Waltham Abbey - Ninefields South - Epping Forest - Loughton - Valley Hill - Buckhurst Hill  -  Chigwell - GRANGE HILL Limes Farm Estate
NEW SERVICE
, connections will be made at Wake Armsfor journeys to and from Epping, as aresult of this route being introduced Route 329 was diverted to run via Upshire

LS204 Chigwell Station

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Extracted from 1981 map which is available for sale in pdf format
Bus Maps for sale

25.07.81
L71+
7LS
7LS
3LS

*Joint with 255
WALTHAM CROSS - Waltham Abbey - Ninefields South - Epping Forest - Loughton - Valley Hill - BUCKHURST HILL (Suns) Maybank Road - SOUTH WOODFORD STN (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Chigwell and Limes Farm Estate - diverted via 255 to South Woodford instead

LS202 Loughton Station March 1982

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04.09.82
L71+
6LS
6LS
3LS

*Joint with 25OA
WALTHAM CROSS - LOUGHTON STN (Suns) - SOUTH WOODFORD STN (Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Loughton and Buckhurst Hill. Also rerouted between Loughton and Buckhurst Hill via Loughton High Road and Palmerston Road instead of Roding Road - Valley Hill and Loughton Way - in fact the 167 and 250 exchanged routeings.

LS162 Loughton High Road

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24.05.86
Route transferred to Samson Coaches under Essex tendering scheme thus story ends here.

Note: The blinds at Loughton made provision for a routeing via West Hatch School but I have not found any evidence of this happening !!

Operating Garage

L Loughton
Changeover outside garage