Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
T
21RT
12RT
12RT

LONDON BRIDGE STN - Monument - Bishopsgate - Shoreditch - Kingsland Road - Dalston Junction - Dalston Lane - Pembury Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Bakers Arms - WHIPPS CROSS
NEW ROUTE replacing 38A between Whipps Cross and Clapton - 35 between Leyton and Shoreditch

1968
 

16.01.71
T
19RT+
12RT
11RM
    1RT/55    

Sunday Route converted to Routemaster operation.

rt1656

A classic shot of a Saunders RT1656 complete with roofbox

This image available on the
RT download

15.05.71
T
19RML
10RML
11RML
    1RML/262    

Daily Route converted to RML operation.

28.10.78
T
19RML
10RML
11RML
    1RML/262    

31.01.81
T151+
17RM
8RM
8RM
        1RML/38

Reverted to Routemaster operation.

RM556

A nocturnal RM556 enters London Bridge Station

This image available with the Routemaster download

04.09.82
T151+
16RM
6RML
7RML+
        1RML/38

Reverted to RML operation at weekends.

26.02.83
T151+
11RM
6RML
6RML
        1RML/38

LONDON BRIDGE - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun)
Withdrawn between Bakers Arms and Whipps Cross but diverted instead to Walthamstow Central Stn

RML2585

RML2585 at London Bridge stop "F" - services to Shoreditch

This image available with the RML download

02.02.85
T151+
11RM
6RML
--
 
WW171+
--
--
9T

LONDON BRIDGE - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE
(gar jnys)
Sunday converted to OPO and Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Walthamstow (WW)

S65

Northern Counties Palatine Scania S65
is driven by a very bored driver at London Bridge

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03.08.85
WW171+
13T
9T
9T

Daily converted to OPO and MS allocation transferred to Walthamstow (WW)

06.06.87
WW171+
14T
9T
9T

LONDON BRIDGE - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN -; WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE (gar jnys)
Mon-Fri evening Route extended from Leyton Green to Walthamstow Central Stn.

T437

T437 about to cross the Thames at London Bridge

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Titan download

19.11.88
T21+
14T
7T
8T

LONDON BRIDGE - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Walthamstow (WW) garage closed - allocation transferred to Leyton (T)

24.02.90
T21+
14T
10T
8T

LONDON BRIDGE STN - Monument - Bishopsgate - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Lower Clapton Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Bakers Arms - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Diverted at Shoreditch via Hackney instead of Dalston.

22.06.96
T21+
15T
12T
8T

Revised timetable

48 map
28.02.98
T21+
15VA
12VA
8VA

Start of new contract

vn162

VN162 Bishopsgate with the Great Eastern Hotel in the background

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Stagecoach  download


01.03.08
T21+
20TA
20TA
13TA

Two year extension to existing contract

TA3

TA3 London Bridge

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27.02.10
T21+
20SC
19SC
12SC

Contract renewed - new scanias introduced

15166

Scania 15166 on a late running journey at Walthamstow Central

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

28.02.15
T21+
21SC
21SC
14SC

Contract extended for two years

25.02.17
AE61+
25DW
23DW
14DW
ARRIVA LOGO CONTRACT REASSIGNED

LONDON BRIDGE - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN

DW225 LT236
DW225 seen on the first day of operation at London Bridge
LT236 at London Bridge on the first day of operation
© Lawrence Living
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Operating Garages

T Leyton
Changeover point Bakers Arms

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point at garage

AE Ash Grove
Changeover point at garage

48 times  48 live stands Tender Specs 48 Fares

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 12.04.17