Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
11.03.73
AR211+
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6DMS

LOWER EDMONTON STN - Tottenham - Manor House - Finsbury Park - Holloway - Islington - Goswell Road - Aldersgate Street - London Wall - Bloomfield Street - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
NEW OPO ROUTE - introduced to give Sunday work to 259 drivers and also replaced Route 279 between Finsbury Park and Liverpool Street - this section being withdrawn on Sundays.

DMS567 (AR) Islington High Street

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01.03.75
AR211+
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3DMS
 
EM51+
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6DMS

Edmonton (EM) ) allocation introduced.

No more 279A - Broad Street Station or DMS
DMS39 (EM)  at Broad Street Station

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DMS1999 Holloway Road followed by a DM on the 172

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Taken from Mike Harris 1976 Historical Map
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28.10.78
E181+
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9RM
 
EM31+
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7RM

WALTHAM CROSS - Ponders End - Edmonton - Tottenham - Manor House - Finsbury Park - Holloway - Islington - Angel - Barbican - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
Converted to crew operation and new Enfield allocation introduced - whilst Tottenham (AR) withdrawn.

Extended from Edmonton to Waltham Cross
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28.09.80
E171+
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5RM
 
EM1+
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12RM

HAMMOND STREET - Cheshunt - Waltham Cross - Ponders End - Edmonton - Tottenham - Manor House - Finsbury Park - Holloway - Islington - Barbican - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
Extended from Waltham Cross to Hammond Street replacing Route 283

RCL2253 when introduced in 1965 could be seen in the East End working Route 723 but now the folk in North London are treated to this wonderful beast normally found on the 149 during the week

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29.01.83
E171+
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4RM
 
EM1+
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12RM

RM1983 both shots taken on the same day and it looks like the same driver on both occasions
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14.04.84
E171+
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13RM
 
EM1+
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5RM
Taken from Enfield - Edmonton & Southgate local bus timetables dated 14.04.84

RM339 getting a breath of country air resting at Hammond Street

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03.08.85
E171+
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4RM
 
EM1+
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8RM

WALTHAM CROSS - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street - this section replaced by 259.

M623 Tottenham High Road

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01.02.86
E161+
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10RM

Edmonton garage closed - allocation transferred to Enfield (E).

26.09.87
E161+
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15M

UPSHIRE (One late night journey) - WALTHAM CROSS - LIVERPOOL STREET (Suns)
Converted to One Person Operation and one journey introduced to Upshire via 317.

01.02.92
Route withdrawn - replaced by Sunday reintroduction of  Route 279

Operating Garages

E Enfield
Changeover point PONDER END High Street

EM Edmonton
Changeover point EDMONTON Tramway Avenue.

AR Tottenham
Changeover point TOTTENHAM Swan.