Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.09.93
SD251+
6MR/SR
6MR/SR
--

WANSTEAD Woodbine Place - Blake Hall Road - Cann Hall Road - Forest Gate Station - Forest Lane - Water Lane - Romford Road - Stratford Station - Angel Lane - Leyton Road - Temple Mills Lane - Eastway - HACKNEY WICK Waterden Road SD Garage (Mon-Sat)
NEW ROUTE - replaced Route 162 between Forest Gate and Wanstead and introduced buses in the Temple Mills lane area

SR12 MR
SR12 Woodbine Place
MR16 Woodbine Place
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16.09.95
SD251+
6DW
6DW
--

DW type introduced

DWL20

DWL20 Wanstead High Street

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13.07.96
SD251+
6DW
6DW
2DW

WANSTEAD Woodbine Place - HACKNEY WICK Waterden Road ( Daily )
Sunday service introduced. Funded by London Borough of Newham for an experimental one year period

SLD98

 

 

SLD98 Wanstead Woodbine Place

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04.03.00
H201+
6sd
6sd
3sd
fc logo Contract reassigned to First Capital operating from their Hackney base (H)
07.07.00
H201+
6DM
6DM
3DM

Start of conversion to low floor single deck buses

DML326

 

 

DML326 Wanstead Woodbine Place

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05.03.05
H201+
6DM
6DM
3DM

WANSTEAD Woodbine Place - - Eastway - Homerton Road - Marsh Hill - Homerton High Street - Brooksby's Walk - Chatsworth Road - CLAPTON PARK Millfields Road ( return via Glyn Road - Elderfield Road - Chatsworth Road - Brooksby's Walk - Homerton Grove - Wardle Street - Homerton High Street )
Contract renewal with First
Withdrawn from Waterden Road and diverted at Eastway to CLAPTON PARK

DM746

 

DM41746 Woodbine Place stand

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16.07.07
H
9DM
8DM
5DM

Rerouted between Stratford and Hackney Wick via Leyton Station instead of Temple Mills Lane

15.12.07
LI
9DM
8DM
5DM

Reallocated to Lea Interchange (LI)

04.04.09
DMC type occasionally used from this date

DMC41599

 

 

DMC41499 unloads at Stratford Broadway

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10.08.09
LI
10DML
9DML
4DML

WANSTEAD Woodbine Place,,Stratford - Crownfield Road - Leytonstone Road - The Grove - Eastway - Homerton Road - Marsh Hill - Homerton High Street - Brooksby's Walk - Chatsworth Road - CLAPTON PARK Millfields Road
Angel Lane bridge closed thus diverted long time via Leyton Station

06.03.10
LI
9DML
8DML
5DML

Contract extended for two years

04.09.10
LI
9DML
8DML
4DML

Angel Lane reopened - restored to original route via Angel Lane and Leyton Road

03.03.12
LI
9DMV
8DMV
4DMV

Contract renewal with new buses

DMV44529

 

 

DMV44529 at the Woodbine Place stand in Wanstead

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22.06.13
LI
9DMV
8DMV
4DMV
logo Contract novated to Tower Transit

25.01.14
LI
9DMV
8DMV
4DMV

Wanstead Woodbine Place - High Street - Wanstead Station - Cambridge Park - Blake Hall Road - Lake House Road - Dames Road - Wanstead Park Station - Woodgrange Road - Forest Gate Station - Forest Lane - Maryland Station - Water Lane - Romford Road - Broadway - Great Eastern Road - Stratford Station Bus Station - Great Eastern Road - Angel Lane - Leyton Road - Penny Brookes Street - double run via Montfichet Road to Stratford City Bus Station then International Way - Celebration Avenue - Temple Mills Lane - High Road Leyton - Leyton Station - High Road Leyton - Alexandra Road - York Road - Ruckholt Road - Homerton Road - Marsh Hill - Homerton High Street - Brooksby's Walk - Homerton Hospital - Chatsworth Road - Lea Bridge Road - Clapton Lea Bridge Road Roundabout
Rerouted via Olympic Park and extended to Clapton

DMV44258

DMV44258 seen at Stratford City bound for the new destination - this bus is also celebrsting the year of the bus 2014

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2014 map
Extracted from LRT North East map available as as a download from their site
04.03.17
LI
9DN
8DN
4DN

WANSTEAD  -  CLAPTON
Contract renewal

DN33624

DN33624 seen in Stratford

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12.05.17
LI
13MV
12MV
7MV

WANSTEAD Woodbine Place  -  CLAPTON Lea Bridge Rounabout
Diversion in Stratford area as shown

Wanstead – Forest Gate – Stratford – Temple Mills – Homerton – Clapton 
Wanstead Woodbine Place - High Street - Wanstead Station - Cambridge Park - Blake Hall Road - Lake House Road - Dames Road - Wanstead Park Station - Woodgrange Road - Forest Gate Station  then (normal routeing)  Forest Lane - Maryland Station - Water Lane  or (sporadic weekend routeing - see Diversions page for dates and times)  longer sections of Woodgrange Road and Romford Road  then  Romford Road - Broadway - Great Eastern Road - Stratford Station Bus Station - Great Eastern Road - Angel Lane - Leyton Road - Penny Brookes Street - double run via Montfichet Road to Stratford City Bus Station then International Way - Celebration Avenue - Temple Mills Lane - Ruckholt Road - Homerton Road - Marsh Hill - Homerton High Street (for Homerton Station) - Brooksby's Walk - Homerton Hospital - Chatsworth Road - Lea Bridge Road - Clapton Lea Bridge Road, Roundabout

Clapton – Homerton – Temple Mills – Stratford – Forest Gate – Wanstead 
Clapton Lea Bridge Road, Roundabout - Lea Bridge Road - Chatsworth Road - Brooksby's Walk - Homerton Grove - Homerton Hospital - Wardle Street - Homerton High Street (for Homerton Station) - Marsh Hill - Homerton Road - Ruckholt Road - Temple Mills Lane - Celebration Avenue - International Way - double run via Montfichet Road to Stratford City Bus Station then Penny Brookes Street - Leyton Road - Angel Lane - Great Eastern Road - The Grove - Broadway - Romford Road -  then (normal routeing)  Water Lane - Maryland Station - Forest Lane  or (sporadic weekend routeing - see Diversions page for dates and times)  longer sections of Romford Road and Woodgrange Road  then  Forest Gate Station - Woodgrange Road - Wanstead Park Station - Dames Road - Lake House Road - Blake Hall Road - Cambridge Park - Wanstead Station - High Street - Wanstead Woodbine Place

 

MV38246

MV38246 Stratford Broadway

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Operating Garages

SD Stratford
Crew changeover at garage

H Hackney (Waterden Road)
Crew changeover at garage

LI Lea Interchange
Drivers changeover outside the garage on Ruckholt Road

 

 

308 live stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Thursday, 26.04.18