Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.02.60
WH
21RM
17RM
9RM

NORTH WOOLWICH Free Ferry - Silvertown - Canning Town - Hermit Road - Plaistow - STRATFORD BROADWAY
NEW ROUTE replacing 669 trolleybus route

24.04.60
WH
29RM
26RM
9RM

NORTH WOOLWICH Free Ferry - STRATFORD BROADWAY (Suns) - Leyton - Walthamstow - CHINGFORD MOUNT (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Sat extended from Stratford to Chingford Mount - part replacing withdrawn trolleybus 699.
There were then no changes for 8 years apart from extra buses weekdays coming off Route 25 thus RT and RTL being used.

rtl96

RTL96 Stratford Broadway

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection
Photographer unknown

07.09.68
T81+
5RM+
5RM
6RT
--
    2RT/48    
`
WH
26RM+
15RM
15RM
    3RTL/25    

NORTH WOOLWICH Free Ferry - Chingford Mount - Oldchurch Road - CHINGFORD STN
Daily service now North Woolwich to Chingford Station
Mon-Sat Leyton (T) allocation added

1968 entry
This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale
18.04.70
T
5RM
5RM/6RT
--
`
WH
21RM
14RM
15RML

Sunday RML introduced.

RM13 (T82) Walthamstow Garage

© Eamonn Kentell

17.04.71
T
7RM
11RM
--
`
PR
-
--
5RM
`
WH
21RM
14RM
5RM/7RML

Sunday Poplar (PR) allocation introduced.

30.10.71
T
7RM
11RM
--
`
WH
21RM
14RM
6RM/9RML

Sunday Poplar (PR) allocation withdrawn.

08.01.72
T
6RM/1RT
11RM
--
`
WH
23RM
14RM
6RM/9RML

1RT introduced at Leyton

01.07.72
T
6RM/1RT
11RM
--
`
WH
23RM
14RM
15RM

Sunday Route reverted to RM.

28.10.72
T
7RM
11RM
--
`
WH
23RM
14RM
15RM

RT type withdrawn.

16.06.73
T
--
7RM
--
`
WH
23RM
22RM
15RM

NORTH WOOLWICH Free Ferry - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri) - CHINGFORD STN (Sat-Sun)
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Chingford Station - replaced by New Route 269
Mon-Fri Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn.

05.01.74
T
--
7RM
4RML
`
WH
23RM
22RM
11RM

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation introduced.

11.10.75
T
--
3RML
--
`
WH
23RM
22RM
11RML
`
WW
--
4RM
4RM

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn but new Sat and Sun Walthamstow (WW) allocation introduced.

31.01.76
T
4RM
4RML
--
`
WH
18RM
20RM
10RML
`
WW
10RM
4RM
5RM

NORTH WOOLWICH - CHINGFORD STATION.
Mon-Fri extended from Walthamstow Central to Chingford Station replacing withdrawn 269
Mon-Fri Leyton and Walthamstow allocation added.

19.03.77
T81+
--
4RML
--
`
WH181+
19RM
20RM
10RM
`
WW211+
14RM
4RM
5RM

Mon-Fri Leyton allocation transferred to Walthamstow.

31.01.81
T81+
4RM
6RML
--
`
WH251+
17RM
12RM
9RM

NORTH WOOLWICH - CHINGFORD MOUNT
Withdrawn between Chingford Mount and Chingford Station.
WW withdrawn. Mon-Fri Leyton re-introduced.

1981
 
04.09.82
T81+
--
5RM
--
`
WH251+
16RM
9RM
7RM

Mon-Fri Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn.

23.04.83
T81+
--
5RM
--
`
WH251+
16RM
9RM
7T

Sunday Route converted to Titan one person operation.

14.06.84
T81+
--
5RM
--
`
WH251+
16Tc
9Tc
7T

West Ham converted to Titan crew operation.

02.02.85
WH251+
17T
16T
8T

NORTH WOOLWICH - CHINGFORD MOUNT (Mon-Sat) - CHINGFORD STATION (Suns)
Sunday Route extended from Chingford Mount to Chingford Station. T allocation withdrawn.
One Person Operation introduced.

06.06.87
WH251+
18T
16T
6T
`
WW1+
12T
11T
6T

NORTH WOOLWICH - CHINGFORD STATION
Mon-Sat extended from Chingford Mount to Chingford Station. WW allocation re-introduced.

19.11.88
WH251+
15T
13T
8T

NORTH WOOLWICH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Chingford Station. WW withdrawn.

23.11.91
T251+
15T
14T
6T

West Ham (WH) closure - allocation transferred to Leyton (T).

t258

A very smart T258 works duty T261

This image available with the
Titan download

01.05.99
T251+
14TA
14TA
9TA

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - LONDON CITY AIRPORT
Diverted at Connaught Bridge to London City Airport - Silvertown to North Woolwich section replaced by new 474.

17809

17809 Leyton Town Hall

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download

69 map
10.05.03
T251+
15TA
15TA
10TA

Extended out of service in Walthamstow to South Grove during closure of Walthamstow Bus Station

2003
 
30.04.04
T251+
15TA
15TA
10TA
Night Service
T151+
3TA
3TA
3TA

Night Route introduced as "N" prefix dropped

17.12.05
T251+
17TA
17TA
10TA
Night Service
T151+
3TA
3TA
3TA

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - CANNING TOWN STATION
Withdrawn between Canning Town and London City Airport

28.11.09
WH201+
18TA
17TA
14TA
Night Service
T151+
3TA
3TA
3TA

Day Route allocation moved to West Ham (WH

30.04.11
WH201+
18TA
17TA
15TA
Night Service
T151+
3TA
3TA
3TA

Contract renewal with Stagecoach

19000

Spirit of London 19000 strays onto the 69 at Stratford Broadway

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download

09.11.15
WH201+
17TA
17TA
14TA
Night Service
T151+
3TA
3TA
3TA
Supplementary
LI
1MMC
--
--

3 journeys each way introduced with new electric buses AD/MMC on a trial basis but operated by Tower Transit

06.02.16
LI331+
18TA
17TA
14TA
Night Service
LI151+
3TA
3TA
3TA
logo Contract reassigned - buses hired from East London
dh38502
DH38502 Canning Town Station stand
30.04.16
LI331+
18DN
17DN
11DN
Night Service
LI151+
3TA
3TA
3TA
DN33776 DN33776 Canning Town

Operating Garages

PR Poplar
Changeover point Canning Town

WH West Ham
Changeover point Canning Town - Hermit Road

WH Canning Town
Changeover point Canning Town Station

T Leyton
Changeover point at garage

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point outside garage

LI Lea Interchange
Changeover point Leyton Station or Canning Town stand

 

68 times live stands Tender Specs Route 69 fares

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 12.04.17