Route History

 

19.07.61
EM
36RM
32RM
21RM
 
SF
--
--
14RM

WALTHAM CROSS - Hertford Road - Ponders End - Edmonton - Tottenham - Stamford Hill - Stoke Newington - Dalston - Shoreditch - Bishopsgate  -  LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs Sat/Sun) -  Bank - Southwark Bridge - Stamford Street - Waterloo - York Road - Lambeth Bridge - Horseferry Road -  Victoria St  -  VICTORIA (Mon-Fri except evenings)
TROLLEYBUS REPLACEMENT ROUTE FOR 649

1961 times
Extracted from Winter 1961 Red Book
11.10.61
EM
24RM
20RM
28RM
 
SF
12RM
12RM
7RM

Mon-Fri Stamford Hill allocation introduced.

28.02.62
EM
24RM
20RM
31RM
 
SF
12RM
12RM
--

Sunday Stamford Hill allocation withdrawn.

01.07.64
EM
24RM
20RM
31RM
 
SF
12RM
12RM
--
1964 map

Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Click map to enlarge

03.10.65
EM
24RM
19RM
26RM
 
SF
12RM
13RM
5RM

Sunday Stamford Hill allocation re-introduced.

30.11.68
EM
18RM
20RM
19RM
 
SF
16RM
10RM
4RM

FLAMSTEAD END (Mon-Fri pm peak jnys) Cheshunt - WALTHAM CROSS - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Peak journeys introduced to Flamstead End.

24.01.70
EM
15RM
14RM
11RM
 
SF
16RM
9RM
11RM

ENFIELD GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Withdrawn north of Ponders End.

04.12.71
EM
17RM
13RM
12RM
 
SF
15RM
3RM
6RM

ENFIELD GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)- EDMONTON Tramway Avenue - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evenings/Sat/Sun) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Withdrawn between Edmonton Garage and Enfield Garage except for Mon-Fri peaks

02.02.74
EM
17DMSc
6DMSc
12DMSc
 
SF
15DMSc
10DMSc
3DMSc

Doored vehicles introduced.

31.10.74
EM
17DM
6DM
12DM
 
SF
15DM
10DM
3DM

DM type introduced.

28.10.78
EM81+
21DM
14DM
13DM
 
SF121+
14DM
12DM
8DM

ENFIELD GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri Vesta/Sat/Sun) - VICTORIA (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Extended from Edmonton to Ponders End at all times.

DM1730

DM1730 York Road - Waterloo

© John Parkin

27.09.80
EM81+
21RCL
14RCL
13RCL
 
SF121+
15RCL
12RCL
15RCL

Routemaster coach type introduced.

RCL2257

RCL2257 Bruce Grove - Tottenham

© John Parkin

16.12.84
EM81+
17RM
11RM
8RM
 
SF121+
14RM
10RM
9RM

Routemaster coach type replaced by normal Routemaster type.

RM1384

RM1384 Ponders End Garage - although blinds set for 279

This image available with the RML download

02.02.85
EM81+
16RM
11RM
6RM
 
SF121+
13RM
10RM
9RM

ENFIELD GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri except evgs)
Withdrawn between Waterloo and Victoria

01.02.86
AR51+
--
6RM
--
 
E21+
17RM
7RM
6RM
 
SF71+
13RM
10RM
9RM

Edmonton garage closure - reallocations as above.

07.02.87
E21+
18M
13M
8M
 
SF71+
16M
13M
11M

ONE PERSON OPERATION -
Tottenham (AR) allocation withdrawn

11.07.87
AR261+
--
--
11M
 
E21+
18M
13M
8M
 
SF71+
16M
13M
--

Tottenham (AR) allocation re-introduced on Sundays

04.02.89
E21+
18M
13M
20M
 
SF71+
16M
13M
--

Tottenham (AR) allocation transferred to Enfield (E).

M1179

M1179 Bishopsgate

This image available on the
Metrobus download

06.07.91
E21+
16M
14M
19M
 
SF71+
16M
13M
--

ENFIELD GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET - MANSION HOUSE STATION (Mon-Fri early journeys)
Withdrawn between Liverpool Street and Waterloo except for early morning journeys to Mansion House Stn.

29.07.91
E21+
16M
14M
19M
 
SF71+
16M
13M
--

ENFIELD GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET; - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri peaks)
Re-instated between Liverpool Street and Waterloo albeit peak hours only after local objections.

23.11.91
E21+
26M
14M
19M
 
SF71+
9M/T
13M/T
--

Leyland Titans introduced at Stamford Hill (SF)

18.07.92
E21+
23M
18M
15M
 
SF71+
10L/M
9L/M
--

ENFIELD GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET - COUNTY HALL (Mon-Fri peaks)
Waterloo terminal changed to County Hall

18.09.93
E21+
23M
19M
14M
 
SF71+
10L/M
9L/M
--

ENFIELD GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET - Monument - Lower Thames Street - Upper Thames Street - Southwark Bridge - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri peaks) or early Mon-Fri journeys to MANSION HOUSE STN

13.05.95
AR71+
6M
--
--
 
E21+
29M
28M
14M

Mon-Fri Tottenham (AR) allocation introduced and Stamford Hill (SF) withdrawn.

28.02.98
AR71+
6M
--
--
 
E21+
30M
30M
15M

ENFIELD HIGHWAY Red Lion (Mon-Fri am schoolday only journeys) ENFIELD GARAGE - LONDON BRIDGE STN
WATERLOO - SHOREDITCH
peak journeys only
Extended daily from Liverpool Street to London Bridge via withdrawn Route 22A
Early morning journeys to Mansion House withdrawn.

28.08.99
E21+
30M
30M
16M

ENFIELD HIGHWAY Red Lion (Mon-Fri am schoolday only journeys) ENFIELD GARAGE - LONDON BRIDGE STN
WATERLOO - SHOREDITCH peak journeys only withdrawn plus AR allocation replaced by rerouteing Route 344.

07.04.01
E21+
31DLA
24DLA
17DLA

Low floor double deckers introduced

DLA115

DLA115 London Bridge

This image available on the
Arriva download

24.04.04
SF71+
25MA
25MA
20MA
Night service
SF61+
4MA
4MA
4MA

LONDON BRIDGE STN - EDMONTON GREEN
Converted to single deck artic operation and withdrawn between Edmonton Green and Enfield Garage - this section being replaced by new 349
The MA's are all kept at Edmonton (EC) but the schedules are worked by both EC and SF crews - with crew ferry vans used as required.

19.02.05
LV71+
25MA
25MA
20MA
Night service
LV61+
4MA
4MA
4MA

Allocation transferred to Lea Valley (LV)

MA42

MA42 Stamford Hill

This image available on the
Arriva download

16.10.10
AR51+
36DW
21DW
21DW
Night service
AR91+
4DW
4DW
4DW

Contract renewal and converted from Artic to double deck operation
Operation transferred to Tottenham (AR)

DW308

DW308 is seen on diversion in Commercial Street

This image available on the
Arriva download

17.10.15
AR51+
38LT
22LT
22LT
Night service
AR91+
5LT
9LT
9LT

LONDON BRIDGE STN - EDMONTON GREEN
Contract renewal with NBFL buses

LT586
LT586 seen on London Bridge
© Ian Armstrong
149 times 149 live stands Tender Specs 149 fares

Operating Garages

E Enfield
Changeover point at garage or Ponders End High Street.

EC Edmonton
Changeover point Stamford Hill

EM Edmonton
Changeover point at Tramway Avenue / Hertford Road.

AR Tottenham
Changeover point at TOTTENHAM Swan.

SF Stamford Hill
Changeover point at Stamford Hill.

LV Lea Valley
Changeover point at ?