Route History

Date of introduction
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25.09.93
SD271+
6MRL
6MRL
5MRL
logo NEW CONTRACT

BETHNAL GREEN Three Colts Lane - Roman Road - Globe Road - Stepney Green - White Horse Lane - Ben Johnson Road,Rhodeswell Road - St Paul;s Way - Bow Common Lane - Upper North Street - Cordelia Street - Chrisp Street - Poplar All Saints DLR - East India Dock Road - Blair Street - Aberfeldy Street,Abbott Road - Ettrick Street - POPLAR Aberfeldy Estate
NEW MIDIBUS ROUTE - It was intended to start from BETHNAL GREEN Chest Hospital but this was delayed due to speed hump problems.

1993 entry
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
12.11.94
SD271+
6MRL
6MRL
5MRL

Buses now run both ways via Blair Street towards Bethanl Green instead of Ettrick Street

25.02.95
SD271+
6MRL
6MRL
5MRL

BETHNAL GREEN Chest Hospital - Bonner Road - Old Ford Road - Cambridge Heath Road - Bethnal Green Stn - POPLAR Aberfeldy Street
Extended from Bethnal Green Station to Chest Hospital

309 map
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
2504.98
SD271+
6MRL
6MRL
5MRL

BETHNAL GREEN Three Colts Lane - Roman Road - Globe Road - Stepney Green - White Horse Lane - Ben Johnson Road,Rhodeswell Road - St Paul;s Way - Bow Common Lane - Upper North Street - Cordelia Street - Chrisp Street - Willis Street - Hay Currie Street - Burcham Street - St Leonards Road - Zetland Road - and contra flow bus lane underneath Blackwall Tunnel approach Road POPLAR Aberfeldy Estate
Diverted at Poplar as shown in blue instead of via East India Dock Road

18.09.99
SD271+
6MRL
6MRL
5MRL

BETHNAL GREEN Chest Hospital - CANNING TOWN STATION
Extended from Aberfeldy Street via Blair Street - Abbott Road - East India Dock Road to Canning Town Bus Station. Returning buses have to spur via Leamouth Road and back to East India Dock Road due to a no right turn from EIDR into Abbott Road. See map

04.03.00
SD271+
9SLD
9SLD
7SLD

Contract renewal and converted to low floor single deck and frequencies increased

SLD106

SLD106 at an unknown location

 

Bus Photos for sale


05.03.05
H
8DM
8DM
6DM
firrst logo Contract reassigned

DM41271

DM41271 seen here at the Chest Hospital sporting an unusual blind which gives the Chest Hospital preference over Bethnal Green

Bus Photos for sale


01.12.07
DM
8DM
8DM
6DM

Reallocated to Dagenham Garage (DM)

04.04.09
LI
8DM
8DM
6DM

Reallocated to Lea Valley Interchange (LI)

01.11.10
LI
8DM
8DM
6DM

Rerouted in Poplar from Zetland Road via A12 northbound - Devon Street - Twelvetrees Crescent - Gillender Street - and A12southbound to reach Abbott Road


30.07.11
LI
8DM
8DM
6DM

Rerouted in Poplar towards Canning Town from Zetland Road to a direct rh turn onto A12 and then into Abbott Road.
This replaced a contra flow bus lane to the west of A12

03.03.12
HK111+
8solo
8solo
6solo
logo Contract reassigned to CT Plus with new Optare Solo buses
309 MAP
Extracted from Current TFL North East London map ( 2016 )

OS25 OS25 Canning Town roundabout

© Ian Armstrong
04.03.17
HK111+
9solo
9solo
6solo

BETHNAL GREEN Bonner Road
Contract renewal using existing Solo buses and Enviro 200 MMC type

CT Plus Enviro 200 MMC YY66PYJ 1243 

CT Plus Enviro 200 MMC YY66PYJ 1243

© Chris_Trident92

 

Operating Garages

SD Stratford
Changeover point not known

H Hackey Waterden Road
Changeover point not known

LI Lea Valley Interchange
Changeover point not known

DM Dagenham
Changeover point not known but Canning Town seems likely

HK Ash Grove
Changeover point not known but Canning Town seems likely

 

 

 

309 times 309 live 309 stands Tender Specs

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Thursday, 26.04.18