Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
27.04.02
H
9EC
9EC
9EC
New Route marketed as Riverside Bus

COVENT GARDEN  -  Aldwych  -  Waterloo  -  Royal Festival Hall  -  Southwark Street  -  London Bridge Station  -  Tooley Street  -  Tower Bridge  -  TOWER GATEWAY.

Extracted from First Map dated 2002 drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
26.06.04
H
8EC
8EC
8EC

Timing change

WC2003 Tower Bridge approach

02.09.06
H
8ES
8ES
8ES

COVENT GARDEN  -  TOWER GATEWAY
Journeys towards Covent Garden revised to turn directly right at Tower Bridge to Tooley Street instead of Tanner Street diversion

 

 

DML41725 Waterloo roundabout

 

 


15.12.07
LI
8ES
8ES
8ES

COVENT GARDEN  -  TOWER GATEWAY
Hackney (H) garage closure  - allocation moved to Lea Interchange LI

ES64004 Aldwych Eastern Arm

18.12.10
LI 701+
8ES
8ES
8ES

COVENT GARDEN  -  TOWER GATEWAY
Contract extended for three years

Strange visitor TN802 Waterloo Bridge

22.06.13
LI 701+
8WSH
8WSH
8WSH

 

Contract novated to Tower Transit

 


23.11.12
LI 701+
8WSH
8WSH
8WSH



Tower Gateway Station - Goodmans Yard - Mansell Street - Tower Bridge Approach - Tower Bridge - Tower Bridge Road - Tooley Street - Duke Street Hill - London Bridge Station - Borough High Street - Southwark Street - (junction with Great Guildford Street or Sumner Street for Tate Modern) - Southwark Street - Stamford Street - Cornwall Road - Upper Ground - National Theatre - Belvedere Road - Chichely Street - York Road - Waterloo Station - Waterloo Road - Waterloo Bridge - Lancaster Place - Aldwych - Catherine Street - Russell Street - Wellington Street - Tavistock Street - Covent Garden Catherine Street
Note: When Tower Bridge is closed, buses are diverted between Tower Gateway and London Bridge Station via Aldgate, Fenchurch Street and London Bridge.
The section shown in red is the diversion routeing. The normal routeing is via Blackfriars Road and the full length of Upper Ground..

02.06.14
LI 701+
8WSH
8WSH
8WSH

COVENT GARDEN  -  TOWER GATEWAY
Westbound diversion withdrawn, back to normal route

WSH62193 Waterloo Bridge

30.04.16
LI 701+
8WSH
8WSH
8WSH

Tower Gateway Station (for Tower Hill Station) - Minories - Goodmans Yard - Mansell Street - Tower Bridge Approach - Tower Bridge - Tower Bridge Road - Tooley Street - Duke Street Hill - London Bridge Station - Borough High Street - Southwark Street - Blackfriars Road - Upper Ground - Royal National Theatre - Royal Festival Hall - Belvedere Road - Concert Hall Approach - Waterloo Station - York Road - Tenison Way - Waterloo Road - Waterloo Bridge - Lancaster Place -Aldwych - Catherine Street - Russell Street - Wellington Street - Tavistock Street - Covent Garden Catherine Street 
Note: When Tower Bridge is closed - buses are diverted between Tower Gateway and London Bridge Station via Aldgate - Fenchurch Street and London Bridge. 

Covent Garden – Waterloo – South Bank – London Bridge – Tower Gateway 
Covent Garden Catherine Street - Catherine Street - Aldwych - Strand - Lancaster Place - Waterloo Bridge - Waterloo Road - Tenison Way - Waterloo Station - York Road - Chichely Street - Belvedere Road - Royal Festival Hall - Royal National Theatre - Upper Ground - Broadwall - Stamford Street - Southwark Street - Borough High Street - London Bridge Station - Borough High Street - London Bridge - King William Street - Monument Station - Eastcheap - Great Tower Street - Byward Street - Tower Hill - Tower Hill Station - Minories - Tower Gateway Station 
Rerouted towards Tower Gateway via London Bridge and Easatcheap

14.06.19
Last day of operation, partly replaced by revised 343

 

Garages

H/LI Lea Interchange
Changeover point Tower Gateway

For more info about vehicles etc

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 17.06.20