Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
19.07.61
SF
36RM
24RM
--

WOOD GREEN Redvers Road - Lordship Lane - Tottenham High Road - Stamford Hill - Stoke Newington - Dalston Junction - SHOREDITCH CHURCH (Sat evgs) Clerkenwell Road - Grays Inn Road - HOLBORN CIRCUS return via Farringdon Road (Mon-Fri/Sat except evgs)
TROLLEYBUS REPLACEMENT ROUTE FOR 543 & 643

243 times
Scanned from 1961 Red Book
31.12.66
SF
27RM
18RM
--
 
WN
6RM
--
--

Mon-Fri Wood Green (WN) allocation introduced.

24.01.70
SF
16RM
14RM
--
 
WN
6RM
--
--

WOOD GREEN - DALSTON Downham Road (Sat evgs) - HOLBORN CIRCUS (Mon-Fri/Sat except evgs)
Saturday evenings withdrawn between Dalston and Shoreditch.

13.06.70
SF
16RML
14RML
--
 
WN
6RML
--
--

Converted from RM to RML.

04.09.71
AR
6RML
--
--
 
SF
16RML
14RML
--

Wood Green (WN) allocation transferred to Tottenham (AR).

04.12.71
AR
11RML
--
--
 
SF
11RML
11RML/2RM
--

WOOD GREEN - DALSTON Downham Road (Sat pm) - HOLBORN CIRCUS (Mon-Fri/Sat am)
Saturday afternoons withdrawn between Dalston and Shoreditch.


10.03.73
AR191+
11RML
7RML
--
 
SF71+
11RML
6RML
--

Saturday Tottenham (AR) allocation introduced.

28.10.78
SF71+
19RML
18RML
--

WOOD GREEN - SHOREDITCH (Sat evgs) - HOLBORN CIRCUS (Mon-Fri/Sat except evgs)
Saturday evenings extended from Dalston to Shoreditch and further extended in the afternoon to Holborn Circus

RM314

RM314 Redvers Road stand

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31.01.81
AR181+
11RML
7RML
--
 
SF71+
11RML
6RML
--

Tottenham (AR) allocation re-introduced

25.04.81
AR181+
19RML
14RML
--
 
SF71+
--
4RML
--

Mon-Fri Stamford HIll (SF) allocation withdrawn

04.09.82
AR181+
18RML
16RML
--

Stamford HIll (SF) allocation withdrawn.

03.08.85
AR181+
19M
19M
--

ONE PERSON OPERATION

02.11.85
AR181+
16M
19M
--
 
SF71+
3M
--
--

Mon-Fri Stamford HIll (SF) allocation re-introduced.

25.10.86
AR181+
20M
19M
--

Stamford HIll (SF) allocation withdrawn

06.07.91
AR181+
17M
19M
--

WOOD GREEN - OLD STREET STN (Sats) - HOLBORN CIRCUS (Mon-Fri/Sat early am jnys)
Saturdays withdrawn between Old Street and Holborn Circus except for early journeys.

01.02.92
AR181+
17M
19M
--

WOOD GREEN GARAGE - OLD STREET STN (Sats) - HOLBORN CIRCUS (Mon-Fri/Sat early am jnys)
Revised to terminate at WN Garage instead of Redvers Road.


19.08.00
AR171+
24M/DLA
16M/DLA
11M/DLA

WOOD GREEN GARAGE - OLD STREET STN (Sats/Sun) - Theobalds Road - Holborn - Kingsway - Aldwych - WATERLOO (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri diverted at Theobalds Road to Waterloo replacing Red Arrow Route 505.
Sat journeys withdrawn between Old Street and Holborn Circus.
Sunday introduced between Wood Green and Old Street - replacing most of Sunday only 243A.

M1213

M1213 is working a Saturday duty to
Old Street Station

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Metrobus download


09.11.02.
AR171+
29DLA
21DLA
15DLA

WOOD GREEN GARAGE - WATERLOO STATION
Sat and Sun extended from Old Street to Waterloo

03.09.05
AR171+
28DLA
22DLA
15DLA
Night service
AR81+
4DLA
4DLA
4DLA

N243 revised to same route as 243 thus renumbered 243 - service now 24 hour,

19.04.08
AR171+
28DLA
22DLA
17DLA
Night service
AR81+
4DLA
5DLA
4DLA

Night service transferred to Wood Green (WN)

DLA242

DLA242 seen at Waterloo Bridge performing a short working journey to Lordsip Lane

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21.08.10
AR171+
30DLA
22DLA
17DLA
Night service
WN1+
4DLA
5DLA
4DLA

Contract renewal

VLW129

VLW129 leads a quartet on Waterloo Bridge

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26.11.11
AR171+
30DLA
22DLA
17DLA
Night service
AR161+
5VLA
5VLA
5VLA

Night service reallocated to Tottenham (AR)

DW304

DW304 shows how destination information has dwindled.

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22.08.15
AR171+
30DW
22DW
17DW
Night service
AR161+
5DW
5DW
5DW

Contract extened for two years

243 times 243 live 243 stands Tender Specs Route 243 fares

Operating Garages

WN Wood Green
Changeover point Wood Green.

AR Tottenham
Changeover point Swan

SF Stamford Hill
Changeover point Stamford Hill.

 

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