Route History

 

Route 279 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
26.04.61
EM
17RM
26RM
12RM

SMITHFIELD. St John Street - Islington - Highbury - Holloway - Finsbury Park - Manor House - Tottenham - Edmonton - Ponders End - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Fri/Sun) Cheshunt - FLAMSTEAD END (Sats)
Trolleybus Replacement Route for 679

27.02.63
EM
17RM
28RM
12RM

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS ( Mon-Fri / Sun ) - HAMMOND STREET Rising Sun ( Sats )
Saturday extended from Flamstead End to Hammond Street replacing withdrawn 205.

01.07.64
EM
17RM
28RM
12RM

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS ( Mon-Fri / Suns ) - HAMMOND STREET Smiths Lane ( Sats )
Extended within Flamstead End to Smiths Lane.

1964 times
This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book and is available for sale as a pdf document
23.01.66
EM
17RM
28RM
7RM

SMITHFIELD - LOWER EDMONTON STN (Sun am) - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Fri/Sun pm) - HAMMOND STREET (Sats)
Sunday morning withdrawn between Lower Edmonton and Waltham Cross.

31..12.66
EM
17RM
28RM
7RM

SMITHFIELD - LOWER EDMONTON STN (Sun am) - PONDERS END Enfield Garage (Mon-Fri) - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Fripeaks/Sun pm) - HAMMOND STREET (Sats)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Enfield Garage and Waltham Cross except peaks.

24.01.70
E
6RM
5RM
--
 
EM
40RM
26RM
13RM
 
HT
--
--
4RM

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Fri extended from Waltham Cross to Hammond Street.
Mon-Sat Enfield (E) allocation and Sunday Highgate (HT) allocation introduced.

18.07.70
E
6RM
5RM
4RM
 
EM
41RM
36RM
13RM

Sunday HT allocation transferred to E.

18.09.71
E
6RM
5RM
6RM
 
EM
41RM
36RM
11RM

HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat) - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - Islington then St John Street SMITHFIELD (Mon-Sat) or Goswell Rd - Aldersgate Street - Long Lane - (return via East Poultry Avenue Charterhouse Street Lindsey Street) WEST SMITHFIELD (Suns)
Sunday service revised as above.


10.03.73
E
6RM
5RM
6RM
 
EM
39RM
34RM
7RM

HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat) - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - HOLLOWAY Nags Head (Sun am jnys) - SMITHFIELD (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn south of Finsbury Park - withdrawn section replaced by new OPO route 279A.

10.04.76
E171+
7RM
5RM
7RM
 
EM1+
38RM
35RM
7RM

HAMMOND STREET - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - HOLLOWAY Nags Head (Sun am jnys) - SMITHFIELD (Mon-Sat)
Sunday extended from Waltham Cross to Hammond Street replacing withdrawn 205 and 205A.


28.10.78
E171+
9RM
9RM
--
 
EM1+
14RM
15RM
--

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street replaced by new daily service 283.


27.09.80
E171+
22RM
22RM
--
 
EM1+
10RM
9RM
--

SMITHFIELD - HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat)
Re-introduced between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street replacing withdrawn service 283.


03.08.85
E171+
8RM
7RM
--
 
EM1+
16RM
19RM
--

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street replaced by Revised 259.

RM966

RM966 Waltham Cross

This image available with Routemaster family downloadat the Bus Photos page

01.02.86
E161+
24RM
26RM
--

Edmonton (EM) closes - allocation transferred to Enfield (E).


26.02.87
E161+
27M
29M
--

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat) - UPSHIRE (Mon-Sat nights)
Night journeys introduced between Waltham Cross and Upshire - replacing previous N90 bifurcated journeys via Waltham Abbey
Converted to OPO

01.02.92
E161+
29M
30M
17M

UPSHIRE (night jnys) - WALTHAM CROSS - HOLLOWAY - SMITHFIELD (Mon-Fri early am)
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Holloway and Smithfield except for Mon-Fri journeys before 0700 - Smithfield section replaced by revised 153.

27.04.96
E161+
25M
25M
18M

WALTHAM CROSS - HOLLOWAY
Withdrawn Holloway to Smithfield and Waltham Cross to Upshire.

m1231

M1231 Lower Edmonton

This image available with the
Metrobus download

20.08.99
E161+
25DLP
25DLP
18DLP

Start of conversion to low floor operation


16.10.99
E161+
25DLP
25DLP
19DLP

Start of new contract]

dlp109

DLP109 Tottenham High Road

This image available on Bus Photos page


16.10.04
E161+
25DLP
21DLP
14DLP

WALTHAM CROSS - MANOR HOUSE STATION
Withdrawn between Manor House and Holloway
New contract commenced.

Taken from 279 leaflet dated 4.06.01

17.10.09
E151+
31DLA
22DLA
15DLA

Contract extended for two years

dla121

DLA121 Waltham Cross stand

This image available on Bus Photos page


15.10.11
E151+
31DLA
22DLA
15DLA

WALTHAM CROSS - MANOR HOUSE STATION
Contract renewal

3 x 279 A lucky shot here with all three types parked on the
Waltham Cross stand
DLP93 - T226 - and VLW103

Current times for Route

Operating Garages

E Enfield
Changeover point Ponders End

EM Edmonton
Changeover point Tramway Avenue

HT Highgate
Changeover point Nags Head

Stands and turning points

Route 279 live

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