Route History

Route 69 fares

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 (M-S)
Mon-Sat extended from Stratford to Chingford Mount - part replacing withdrawn trolleybus 699.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Sunday Poplar (PR) allocation withdrawn.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RT type withdrawn.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Mon-Sat withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Chingford Station - replaced by New Route 269
Mon-Fri Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn.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Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn but new Sat and Sun Walthamstow (WW) allocation introduced.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Mon-Fri extended from Walthamstow Central to Chingford Station replacing withdrawn 269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.

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 on 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 on the
Stagecoach  download

69 map
10.05.03
T251+
15TA
15TA
10TA

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

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 on the
Stagecoach  download

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

3 journeys each way introduced with new electic buses AD/MMC on a trila 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

68 times

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

Tender specs