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
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
Route 48 map 1970
Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

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 with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

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

Daily Route converted to RML operation.

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

1978 times
31.01.81
T151+
17RM
8RM
8RM
        1RML/38

Reverted to Routemaster operation.

RM11

RM11 Bishopsgate

From Jeff Lloyd collection

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Withdrawn between Bakers Arms and Whipps Cross but diverted instead to Walthamstow Central Stn

RML2699 LondonBridge

RML2699 at London Bridge

Jeff Lloyd collection

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)

London Bus Routes: Route 48: London Bridge - Walthamstow Central &emdash; Route 48, Stagecoach London, S68, K868LMK 

Northern Counties Palatine Scania S68

© Eamonn Kentell

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 LONDON BRIDGE

T437 about to cross the Thames at London Bridge

This image available with the
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

28.02.98
T21+
15VA
12VA
8VA

Start of new contract

VN162

VN162 Bishopsgate with the Great Eastern Hotel in the background

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download


01.03.08
T21+
20TA
20TA
13TA

Two year extension to existing contract

TA3

TA3 London Bridge

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download


27.02.10
T21+
20SC
19SC
12SC

Contract renewed - new scanias introduced

15141

Scania 15142 Lea Bridge Roundabout

This image available with 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 to Arriva (AE)

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
Click images to enlarge

Route 48 map
Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

 

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 2018
Date of edit   Friday, 11.05.18