Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
L
19LT
16LT
17LT
 
T
--
2LT
--

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Piccadilly Circus - Holborn - Rosebery Avenue - Islington   Angel  - Essex Road - Dalston Junction -  Graham Road  -  Lower Clapton Road  - Clapton Pond  - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Whipps Cross - Woodford Green - Woodford Wells - LOUGHTON The Crown
Prior to this date the Route had been 138

38a map

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Click map to enlarge

05.01.38
L
--
17LT
17LT
 
T
--
2LT
--

VICTORIA STATION - LOUGHTON Crown ( Sat / Sun )
Mon-Fri service withdrawn - partly replaced by new 38B Loughton & Chingford

03.08.38
L
13LT
17LT
17LT
 
T
6LT
2LT
--

VICTORIA STATION - LOUGHTON Crown ( Daily )
Mon-Fri service reinstated - 38B withdrawn
Mon-Fri Leyton (T) allocation added

13.12.39
L
11LT
11LT
6LT
 
T
8LT
8LT
6LT

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation added

20.11.40
L
11LT
11LT
4LT
 
T
7LT
8LT
8LT

VICTORIA  -  LOUGHTON STATION ( Daily )
Diverted at Loughton to Station instead of Crown

05.05.43
L
11LT
11LT
4LT
 
T
7LT
8LT
8LT

VICTORIA STATION - Hyde Park Corner - Piccadilly Circus - Holborn - Rosebery  Avenue - Islington   Angel  - Essex Road - Dalston Junction -  Pembury Road  -  Cricketfield Rd   - Clapton Pond  - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton - Whipps Cross - Woodford Green - Woodford Wells - LOUGHTON STATION
Rerouted between Dalston and Clapton via Pembury Road instead of Graham Road

12.11.47
L
13STD
6STD
5STD
 
T
9RT
2LT
19RT
11RT

Loughton (LT) converted from LT to STD although they had a partial allocation since 30.04.47
Leyton (T) converted to RT operation

1950 entry

Taken from 1950 allocation book which is for sale at
Allocation books for sale


22.10.52
L
12STD
6STD
5STD
 
T
12STD
16RT
9RT

Mon-Fri Leyton (T) reverted to STD

16.03.55
L
19RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
2RT+
10RT
2RT
    1RT/38    

Converted to RT.

17.10.56
L
19RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
2RT
10RT
--

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn.

01.05.57
L
19RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
2RT
10RT
4RT

Sunday Leyton (T) allocation re-introduced.

38A times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

30.04.58
L
19RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
2RT+
10RT
4RT
    1RT/38    

38A map 1958 Central section
Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
15.04.59
CT
12RTL
9RTL
9RTL
 
L
20RT
12RT
7RT
 
T
20RT
13RT
--

Re-routed at Dalston to run via Graham Road and Hackney Station instead of Pembury Road.
Clapton (CT) allocation added - Route increased to part compensate for withdrawn trolleybus .Route 581

RTL651

RTL751 Victoria SR Station stand all set for a short working journey to Woodford Wells

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


29.01.64
CT
--
--
10RTL
 
L
20RT
12RT
10RT
 
T
28RT
22RT
--

Mon-Sat Clapton (CT) transferred to Leyton (T) and replaced by  Route 106   which was a move to cut back on unnecessary dead mileage and travelling times for the crew

RT3993

RT3993 turns into Terminus Place from Buckingham Palace Road

This image available with the
Nostalgia download


01.09.67
CT
--
--
4RT
 
L
19RT
12RT
8RT
 
T
29RT
20RT
--

Clapton (CT) allocation converted to RT.

Route 1 fares

07.09.68
Route withdrawn
Replaced by more frequent service on Route 38
which will be routed in Hackney via Graham Road.
Between Bakers Arms and Loughton it will be replaced by New Route 20. and between Clapton Pond and Whipps Cross it will be repalced by New Route 48

Operating Garages

CT Clapton
Changeover point at garage

T Leyton
Changeover point at Baker's Arms

L Loughton
Changeover point at garage

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 07.11.17

 

 

 

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