Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
T
55LT
53LT
37LT

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Piccadilly Circus - Bloomsbury - Rosebery Avenue - Angel - Essex Road - Balls Pond Road - Dalston Junction - Dalston Lane - Graham Road  - Hackney Station  -  Clapton Pond  -  Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Hoe Street - Crooked Billet - Chingford Mount - The Ridgeway - Chingford Stn - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel

05.12.34
D
2LT
2LT
--
T
55LT
53LT
37LT

Mon-Sat Dalston (D) allocation added

30.01.35
D
2LT
--
--
T
55LT
55LT
37LT

Saturday Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn

17.04.35
D
2LT
--
--
T
55LT
55LT
44LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  Rangers Road  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

09.06.35
AR
--
--
12STL
D
2LT
--
--
T
55LT
54LT
44LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Fri / Sat am)  -  Rangers Road -  Epping New Road  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sat pm / Suns )
Sat pm extended from Chingford to Epping Forest
Sunday Tottenham (AR) allocation added

11.09.35
AR
--
--
12STL
D
10STL
--
--
T
56LT
54LT
44LT

Mon-Fri Dalston (D) allocation increased and converted to STL operation
The increase would have compensated for Route 166 ( London Bridge & Aldwych ) which was transferred to West Green

02.10.35
D
10STL
--
11STL
T
56LT
52LT+
26LT
      1LT/38A  

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Sunday Dalston (D) allocation added , Tottenham (AR) withdrawn
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months

08.04.36
D
10STL
--
11STL
T
56LT
52LT+
35LT
      1LT/38A  

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

10.05.36
D
10STL
--
11STL
T
56LT
52LT+
36LT
      1LT/38A  

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Fri / Sat am)  -  Rangers Road -  Epping New Road -  Manor Road  -  Loughton High Road  -  Goldings Hill  -  EPPING FOREST ( Summer Sat pm / Suns )
Diverted betwen Chingford and Wake Arms via Loughton
Sat pm extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

31.05.36
AR
--
--
13STL
D
10STL
--
11STL
T
56LT
52LT+
36LT
      1LT/38A  

Sunday only Tottenham (AR) allocation reintroduced

10.08.36
VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Fri / Sat am)  -  Rangers Road -  Epping New Road - EPPING FOREST ( Summer Sat pm / Suns )
Diversion via Loughton withdrawn

07.10.36
D
10STL
--
11STL
T
56LT
54LT+
28LT
      1LT/38A  

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months

28.03.37
D
10STL
--
--
T
56LT
52LT+
44LT
      1LT/38A  

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest
Sunday Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn

31.05.37
D
10STL
--
12STL
T
56LT
55LT+
44LT
      1LT/38A  

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
SAT pm extended from Chingford to Epping Forest
Sunday Dalston (D) allocation reinstated

06.10.37
D
10STL
--
18STL
T
56LT
55LT+
28LT
      1LT/38A  

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months
The Sat pm service to Epping Forest never operated again

17.04.38
D
21STL
--
13STL
T
58LT
56LT
31LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

03.08.38
D
--
--
25STL
T
53LT
14ST
45LT
11ST
31LT

Mon-Fri Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn.
The 30 was transferred to Hackney (H) and the 67 transferred from Hackney to Dalston to complete the circle

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.10.38
T
49LT
18ST
40LT
16ST
40LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months
Sunday only Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn

09.04.39
T
44LT
23ST
36LT
20ST
44LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

07.05.39
D
--
--
12STL
T
44LT
23ST
36LT
23ST
44LT

Sunday only Dalston (D) allocation reintroduced

06.12.39
t
37LT
37LT
22LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months
Sunday only Dalston (D) allocation withdrawn

20.03.40
GM
--
--
13STL
T
37LT
37LT
22LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest
Sunday only Gillingham Street (GM) allocation introduced

24.10.40
GM
--
--
13STL
T
36LT
37LT
24LT
Express
T
11PROV
11PROV
--

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
EXPRESS SERVICE : CHINGFORD - all stops to Bakers Arms then limited stop to BLOOMSBURY SQUARE
Mon-Sat peaks express service introduced using provincial buses

20.11.40
T
36LT
37LT
24LT
Express
T
11PROV
11PROV
--

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
EXPRESS SERVICE : CHINGFORD - all stops to Bakers Arms then limited stop to BLOOMSBURY SQUARE
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months
Sunday only Gillingham Street (GM) allocation withdrawn

19.03.41
T
36LT
37LT
24LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
EXPRESS service withdrawn

06.04.41
GM
--
--
13STL
T
42LT
43LT
24LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest
Sunday only Gillingham Street (GM) allocation reintroduced

29.10.41
T
36LT
37LT
24LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months
Sunday only Gillingham Street (GM) allocation withdrawn

29.03.42
GM
--
--
12STL
T
36LT
37LT
23LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest
Sunday only Gillingham Street (GM) allocation reintroduced

08.04.42
GM
--
--
12STL
T
36LT
37LT
21LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
WITHDRAWN between Chingford and Epping Forest until 1946

28.10.42
T
36LT
37LT
23LT

Sunday only Gillingahm Street (GM) withdrawn for good

05.05.43
T
36LT
36LT
32LT

VICTORIA  -  Piccadilly Circus  -  Angel  -  Balls Pond Road  -  Dalston Junction  -  Hackney Downs  -  Pembury Road  -  Clapton  -  Leyton  -  Walthamstow  -  CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel
Rerouted between Dalston Junction and Clapton Pond via Pembury Road instead of Graham Road

26.05.46
T
45LT
44LT
43LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

09.10.46
T
45LT
44LT
32LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months

30.04.47
T
45LT
44LT
45LT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

12.11.47
T
45LT
44LT
22LT
10RT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months
RT type appeared for first time

09.05.48
T
45LT
44LT
33LT
10RT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

20.10.48
T
36LT
9ST
35LT
9ST
22LT
10RT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months

13.04.49
T
36LT
9ST
35LT
9ST
35LT
10RT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

26.10.49
T
31RT
14LT
30RT
14LT
32RT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD RFH
Suspended between Chingford and Epping Forest for winter months
RT type introduced on a daily basis

03.05.50
T
49RT
44RT
47RT

VICTORIA  -  CHINGFORD ( Mon-Sat)  -  EPPING FOREST Wake Arms ( Summer Sundays )
Sunday extended from Chingford to Epping Forest

1950 allocation entry
Taken from May 1950 allocation book, which is available for sale
06.07.52
T
48RT
44RT
47RT
1952 MAP
Extracted from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
19.05.54
T
48RT
44RT
38RT
D
--
--
9RTL

Dalston (D) allocation added on Summer Sundays.

30.04.58
T
49RT
43RT
34RT
D
--
--
8RTL
38 times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

05.10.58
T
49RT
43RT
32RT

Dalston Summer Sunday only allocation withdrawn for good.

03.10.65
T
46RT
32RT
20RT

VICTORIA STATION - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel
Summer Sunday projection from Chingford to Epping Forest withdrawn for good.

07.09.68
T
69RT
43RT
22RT

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Piccadilly Circus - Bloomsbury - Rosebery Avenue - Angel - Essex Road - Balls Pond Road - Dalston Junction - Dalston Lane - Graham Road - Hackney Station - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Hoe Street - WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Garage and Chingford - replaced by extension of Route 69 and 262 to Chingford Station
Diverted between Dalston and Clapton via Graham Road instead of Pembury Road - withdrawn section replaced by Route 48

Route increased to compensate for loss of Route 38A.

RT1933

RT1933 Walthamstow

This image available on the
RT download

25.10.69
CT
21RT
9RT
--
T
31RT
24RT
17RT

VICTORIA - LEYTON GREEN
Withdrawn between Leyton and Walthamstow Garage - this section replaced by New Route 55
M0n-Sat Clapton (CT) allocation added.

16.01.71
CT
21RM
6RM
--
T
30RM/1RT
23RM
17RM

Routemasters introduced at both sheds.

05.01.74
CT
15RM
9RM
4RM
T
32RM
20RM
12RM

Sunday (CT) allocation introduced.

11.10.75
CT
8RM
4RM
--
T
37RM
23RM
15RM

Sunday (CT) allocation withdrawn.

31.03.79
T
46RM
24RM
15RM

Clapton (CT) allocation withdrawn.

rm1676

RM1676 Angel - Islington

This image available on the
Routemaster CD


04.09.82
T
38RML
22RML
12RML

Daily RML type introduced.

RML2706

RML2706 dressed for tourist trade at Clapton Pond

This image available with the RML download


06.06.87
T
40RML
30RML
18T

Sunday only OPO introduced.

1987 entry
Taken from 1987 allocation book which is part of a set for sale
01.04.89
T
40RML
30RML
18T
logo London Forest commenced operating as one of 12 operating subsidiaries of London Buses in preparation for privatisation
24.02.90
CT
41RML
24RML
--
T
--
--
15T

VICTORIA - CLAPTON POND ( Mon-Sat ) - LEYTON GREEN(Sunday garage journeys)
MS crew operation transferred to Clapton (CT)

T738

T738 Piccadilly Bus Lane

This image available on the
Titan download


19.07.97
CT
41RML
23RML
18L

VICTORIA - CLAPTON POND
Sunday (T) allocation withdrawn thus withdrawn between Clapton Pond and Leyton (T)

L326

L326 Clapton

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download


02.06.02
CT
41RML
23RML
18RML

Sunday reverted to crew operation.

RML2716

RML2716 in Amnesty International livery

This image available with the RML download

20.07.02
CT101+
50RML
34RML
23RML

Frequency increased

29.10.05
AE101+
42MA
34MA
23MA

Converted to OPO Artic operation and parked overnight at Ash Grove but still administrated from Clapton (CT)

MA82

MA82 Balls Pond Road

This image available on the
Arriva download


14.11.09
CT201+
70DW/T
51DW/T
35DW/T

Reverted to double deck operation and allocation parked at Clapton (CT)

2009 changes
Click image for map

27.02.12
CT201+
68DW
51DW
35DW
 
AE51+
5LT
5LT
4LT

Supplementary service added with new NBFL ( Borismaster ) between Hackney Central and Victoria

DW245

DW245 Hyde Park Corner

This image available on the
Arriva download

10.05.14
CT201+
55LT
50LT
34LT
 
AE51+
4LT
4LT
3LT

Route converted to TBFL (LT)
Conductor operation revised to work only between Mildmay Park and Vicroria

LT212

LT212 has just left the Clapton Pond stand

This image available on the
Arriva download

29.09.14
CT201+
59LT
54LT
37LT

Ash Grove (AE) allocation moved to Clapton (CT) although running numbers 51-54 will remain until next schedule change

15.11.14
CT201+
59LT
54LT
37LT
arriva logo
Contract extended for two years

05.11.16
CT201+
59LT
54LT
37LT

Contract renewal

Operating Garages

T Leyton
Changeover point Baker's Arms

CT Clapton
Changeover point outside garage and Mildmay Park

D Dalston
Changeover point Dalston Junction ?

AE Ash Grove
Changeover point outside CT Clapton garage.

AR Tottenham
Changeover point not known

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point Victoria Station

38 times 38 live 38 stands Tender Specs Fares