Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
CL
15STL
14STL
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LOGO Prior to this date the route was numbered 160

OLD FORD - Bethnal Green - Shoreditch - Liverpool Street - Monument - LONDON BRIDGE STN (Mon-Fri except evenings/Sat peaks)

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
15.11.39
CL
STL ex 8
8STL
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OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks

15.05.40
CL
STL ex 8
8STL
--

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat peaks )
Service reinstated between Mon-Fri peaks

26.05.45
CL
STL ex 8
8STL
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OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat am)
Saturday service introduced between Sat peaks

24.06.45
CL
STL ex 8
8STL
STL ex 8

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
Sunday service added between 1030 and 1300

03.05.50
CL
RTL ex 8
RTL ex 8
RTL ex 8

Converted from STL to RTL

RTL773

RTL773 seen in Bishopsgate

This image available with the
Nostalgia download

02.05.51
CL
RTW ex 8
RTW ex 8
RTW ex 8

Converted to RTW type

16.10.57
CL
15RTW
8RTW
29RTW

Route receives own allocation - Sunday joint operation with Route 8B

30.04.58
CL
15RTW
8RTW
31RTW
8A times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.11.59
BW
14RTW
8RTW
23RTW

Clay Hall CL garage closes - operation transferred to BW Bow - Sunday allocation includes Route 8B

18.11.64
BW
14RTW
8RTW
RTW ex 8

Sunday joint operation with Route 8B withdrawn.

RTW99

RTW99 waits at London Bridge with an RM on Route 18

This image availabe with the RT.RTL.RTW download on the Bus Photos page

01.01.65
BW
14RM
8RM
RM ex 8

RTW type converted to RM.

RM102

RM102 London Bridge Station

This image available with Routemaster family downloadat the Bus Photos page


07.09.68
BW
13RM
ex RM/8
ex RM/8

1968 allocation book entry
Taken from 1968 allocation book which is for sale, obtainable from Sales List for £2.25
25.10.69
BW
13RM
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--

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE STN (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Saturday & Sunday Route withdrawn - Route 8 augmented to compensate.

RM1303

RM1303 unknown location

This image available with Routemaster family downloadat the Bus Photos page

10.01.76
BW91+
13RM
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--

Revised to operate in Old Ford both directions via Roman Road - St Stephen's Road and Old Ford Road. Eastbound routeing via Driffield Road discontinued.

28.10.78
BW91+
9RML
--
--

RM type converted to RML

RML2390

RML2390 seen operating a garage journey via Mile End

This image available with the Routemaster family download at Bus Photos

28.07.84
BW91+
7RML
--
--

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE STN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Route reduced to peak hours only.


21.06.86
WH91+
9T
--
--

Converted to One Person Operation
Operation transferred from Bow (BW) to West Ham (WH)

T436

T436 waits for the off at London Bridge

Jeff Lloyd collection

21.11.87
WH91+
5T
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--

WEST HAM GARAGE (journeys) - SHOREDITCH (Mon-Fri peaks) - LONDON BRIDGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Old Ford and Shoreditch except for West Ham garage journeys

04.03.89
Route withdrawn

Operating Garages

BW Bow
Changeover point OLD FORD canteen or Garage

CL Clay Hall
Changeover point OLD FORD canteen

WH West Ham
Spreadover duties - therefore all changeovers at garage

 

Route 8A fares

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Sunday, 15.10.17