Route History

Route 257 fares


03.02.60
WW
27RM
24RM
18RM

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel ( Mon-Sat ) - Chingford Hatch - CHINGFORD MOUNT ( Suns ) - Walthamstow - Leyton - Lea Bridge Road - Clapton - Hackney - Cambridge Heath - Shoreditch - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION
This was a trolleybus replacement for Route 557

1960 allocation book ectract
Extracted from May 1960 allocation book which is available for sale
RM243

RM243 seen in Bishopsgate with the overhead still intact

 

RM family
09.05.62
WW
27RM
24RM
16RM

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs) - LONDON BRIDGE (Mon-Fri except evenings/Sat/Sun)
Sunday extended from Chingford Mount to Royal Forest Hotel

10.10.62
WW
26RM
24RM
15RM

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel (MS) - CHINGFORD MOUNT (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri except evenings/Sat/Sun)
Sunday withdrawn between Chingford Mount & Royal Forest Hotel

08.05.63
WW
25RM
24RM
16RM

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs) - LONDON BRIDGE (Mon-Fri except evenings/Sat/Sun)
Sunday extended from Chingford Mount to Royal Forest Hotel

09.10.63
WW
25RM
24RM
15RM

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel (MS) - CHINGFORD MOUNT (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri except evenings/Sat/Sun)
Sunday withdrawn between Chingford Mount & Royal Forest Hotel

29.01.64
WW
23RM
--
15RM

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel (Mon-Fri) - CHINGFORD MOUNT (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri except evgs/Suns)
Saturday service replaced by new 6B and 256A

05.07.64
WW
23RM
--
16RM

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs) - LONDON BRIDGE (Mon-Fri/Suns)
Sunday extended from Chingford Mount to Royal Forest Hotel

1964 times

This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book and is available for sale as a pdf document

1964 map extract
Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
18.11.64
WW
23RM
--
15RM

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel (Mon-Fri) - CHINGFORD MOUNT (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION (Mon-Fri except evgs/Suns)
Sunday withdrawn between Chingford Mount & Royal Forest Hotel

31.12.66
WW
23RM
--
15RM

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel (MS) - CHINGFORD MOUNT (Suns) - LIVERPOOL STREET (Mon-Fri evgs) - LONDON BRIDGE STATION
Saturday service re-introduced replacing Routes 6B and 256A.


23.03.68
CT
7RM
7RM
--
 
WW
13RM
4RM
13RM

Mon-Sat Clapton (CT) allocation introduced.

06.09.68
Last day of operation
The section between Chingford and Chingford Mount was covered by Route 102
Section between Chingford Mount and Bakers Arms was covered by 69 and 262
Sextion between Bakers Arms and Shoreditch was covered by 170 and 256 ( from Blackhorse Road )
Section between Hackney and London Bridge was covered by revised 35

Operating Garages

CT Clapton
Changeover point garage.

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point garage.