Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
31.01.81
WW
10DMS
10DMS
6DMS

CHINGFORD STATION - Old Church Road - Chingford Mount - Walthamstow - Bakers Arms - LEYTON Downsell Road
NEW OPO ROUTE:
Replaced withdrawn section of Route 69.

15.09.81
WW
10T
10T
6T

Converted to Leyland Titan operation.

04.09.86
T
--
--
4LS
  WW
11T
11T
--

Sunday allocation transferred to Leyton (T) using single deck Nationals.

06.06.87
Route withdrawn - replaced by Route 69 revision.

19.11.88
WW
11T
11T
4T

CHINGFORD STATION - Old Church Road - Chingford Mount - Walthamstow - Bakers Arms - LEYTON Downsell Road
Route re-introduced.

23.11.91
NP
12dd
12dd
4dd

Operated by Capital Citybus

CC116

Metrobus 116 Chingford

This image available on the
First London download

26.02.00
NP
12TN
13TN
7TN

Converted to low floor operation - start of new contract.

TN854

TN854 Chingford Station

This image available on the
First London download

2000 map
Scanned from Feb 2000 leaflet
05.03.05
T81+
12TA
13TA
8TA

Operated by Stagecoach East London- Leyton (T)
Start of new contract.


06.03.10
T81+
14TA
14TA
9TA

Contract renewal


10.09.11
T81+
19TA
18TA
11TA

CHINGFORD STATION - Leyton Station - Temple Mill Lane - Leyton Road - Alma Street West - Station Avenue - STRATFORD CITY BUS STATION
Extended from Leyton to Stratford City.

18132

18132 at Stratford City

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

03.03.12
T81+
8TA
8TA
6TA
 
WH421+
12TA
10TA
7TA

Part of allocation moved from Leyton (T) to West Ham (WH) to make room for newly tendered Route 275

31.08.13
T81+
10TA
9TA
6TA
 
WH421+
12TA
11TA
8TA

CHINGFORD STATION - Station Road - The Green - The Ridgeway - Old Church Road - Chingford Mount - Chingford Mount Road - Chingford Road - Crooked Billet Roundabout - Chingford Road - Hoe Street - Selborne Road - Walthamstow Central Station Bus Station - Selborne Road - Hoe Street - Leyton Green - Leyton High Road - Leyton (Midland Road) Station - Leyton High Road - Leyton Station - Leyton High Road - Temple Mills Lane - Celebration Avenue - Stratford International Station - International Way - Roundhouse Lane - Westfield Avenue - Montfichet Road - STRATFORD CITY Bus Station
Rerouted between Downsell Road and Stratford City via East Village and Chobham Manor

97 extension

Map showing new routeing at Stratford
The Greater London Bus Map

29.11.14
WH421+
21TA
22TA
15TA

Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn

07.03.15
WH421+
21TA
22TA
15TA

Contract extended for two years

11.06.16
WH101+
21TA
22TA
14TA

Running number sequence change

11.03.17
WH101+
22TA
22TA
14TA

CHINGFORD STATION - STRATFORD CITY Bus Station
Contract renewal with Stagecoach
Evenings and Sunday frequency increase

Current times for Route  97live 97 stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Garages

NP Northumberland Park
Driver changeover point was at Chingford Mount drivers used ferry vans from there to the garage.

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point outside garage

T Leyton
Changeover point outside garage

WH West Ham
Changeover point Stratford Bus Station or City
Weekend Early and late reliefs ran empty to Leyton (T) for meal breaks

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Thursday, 09.03.17

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