Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AD
11LT
11LT
9LT
 
T
8LT
17LT
9LT


STRATFORD BROADWAY - Maryland - Crownfield Road - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Crooked Billet - North Circular Road - Edmonton - Palmers Green - Arnos Grove - New Southgate - Oakleigh Road - WHETSTONE The Griffin
Previous to this date the route had been numbered 604

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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27.05.36
AD
12LT
9LT+
11LT
     
2NS / 29
 
 
E
10ST
10ST
--
# joint with 34B
T
#17LT
#17LT
12LT

STRATFORD BROADWAY - WHETSTONE The Griffin
Mon-Sat Enfield (E) allocation introduced

17.02.37
AD
12LT
8LT+
11LT
     
2NS / 29
 
 
E
10ST
7ST
--
# joint with 34B
T
#11LT
#15LT
12LT

LEYTON GREEN - WHETSTONE The Griffin
Withdrawn between Leyton Green and Stratford

06.10.37
AD
8LT
--
11STL
     
2STL / 29
 
 
E
16STL
16STL
--
# joint with 34B
T
#11LT
#15LT
11LT

LEYTON GREEN - WHETSTONE Black Bull
Extended in Whetstone from The Griffin to Black Bull
Enfield (E) allocation converted from LT type to STL
Saturday Palmers Green (AD) allocation withdrawn except for two buses cross linked from
Route 29

05.01.38
AD
8STL
--
11STL
     
2NS / 29
 
 
E
16STL
16STL
--
# joint with 34B
T
#11STL
#15STL
11STL

LEYTON GREEN - WHETSTONE Black Bull
Palmers Green (AD) allocation converted to STL type

01.06.38
AD
8STL
--
11STL
     
2NS / 29
 
 
E
16STL
16STL
--
 
T
7LT
15LT
11LT

LEYTON GREEN - WHETSTONE Black Bull
Leyton (T) joint allocation with Route 34B ceased

12.10.38
AD
8STL
--
--
     
2STL / 29
 
 
AR
--
-
11STL
 
E
16STL
16STL
11STL
 
T
7LT
15LT
--

LEYTON GREEN - WHETSTONE Black Bull
Sunday allocations changed -: Enfield (E) and Palmers Green (AD) replaced by Leyton (T) and new Tottenham (AR)

04.01.39
AD
8STL
--
--
     
2STL / 29
 
 
AR
--
-
11STL
 
E
16STL
15STL+
11STL
     
3STL/69
 
 
T
7LT
15LT
--

LEYTON GREEN - WHETSTONE Black Bull
Saturday Enfield (E) cross linked STL from Route 69 added

07.06.39
AD
7STL
--
11STL
     
2STL / 29
 
 
E
16STL
15STL+
11STL
     
3STL/69
 
 
T
6LT
15LT
--

LEYTON GREEN - WHETSTONE Black Bull
Sunday (AR) allocation withdrawn in favour of reinstated Palmers Green (AD) on this day

01.11.39
AD
17STL
17STL
13STL
 
E
8STL
6STL
--

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet ( Daily ) - ARNOS GROVE STATION ( Sunday evenings ) - WHETSTONE Black Bull ( Mon-Sat / Suns except evenings )
Withdrawn between Crooked Billet and Leyton Green
Withdrawn Sun evenings between Arnos Grove and Whetstone
Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn
Saturday Palmers Green (AD) allocation reinstated
Sunday Enfield (E) allocation withdrawn

20.03.40
AD
17STL
17STL
13STL
 
E
8STL
6STL
--

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - WHETSTONE Black Bull
Sunday evening service reinstated between Arnos Grove and Whetstone

15.05.40
AD
12STL
9STL
8STL+
       
1STL/84
 
E
12STL
14STL
--

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - Whetstone High Road - Lyonsdown Road - Longmore Avenue,East Barnet Road - NEW BARNET STATION
Extended from Whetstone to New Barnet Station

29.10.41
AD
23STL
26STL
9STL

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - NEW BARNET STATION
Enfield (E) allocation withdrawn

13.02.46
AD
29LT
29LT
8LT
    +1LT/112 +3LT/112  

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - NEW BARNET STATION
Converted to LT type


13.04.49
AD

11SRT
15STL
2LT

11SRT
13STL
9SRT

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - NEW BARNET STATION
SRT type introduced


26.10.49
AD
29STL
19STL
9STL

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - NEW BARNET STN
SRT type withdrawn

03.01.51
AD
30RTL
21RTL
9RTL

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - NEW BARNET STN
STL type replaced by RTL

06.05.53
AD
33RT
22RT
9RT

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - Edmonton - Palmers Green - Arnos Grove - Oakleigh Road - Whetstone - Longmore Avenue - New Barnet - Meadway - Barnet High Street - Manor Road - Mays Lane - BARNET Chesterfield Road.
Daily extended from New Barnet Station to Chesterfield Road replacing withdrawn Route 207.

17.10.56
AD
29RT
28RT
7RT

BARNET Chesterfield Road - PALMERS GREEN GARAGE (Suns) - WALTHAMSTOW (Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Palmers Green and Walthamstow - replaced by Route 84 extension.

30.04.58
AD
28RT
21RT
7RT


26.11.58
AD
25RT
19RT
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road - WALTHAMSTOW (Mon-Sat)
Sunday Route withdrawn - replaced between Chesterfield Road and Whetstone by new route 134A and the remainder of the route by Route 84.

27.04.60
AD
24RT
18RT
--
 
T
5RT
5RT
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road (Mon-Sat) - Barnet - New Barnet - Whetstone - Arnos Grove - Palmers Green - Edmonton - Walthamstow - Hoe Street - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat pm)
Extended from Walthamstow to Leyton at times shown above in connection with Trolleybus Replacement Program.
Leyton (T) allocation added.

12.10.60
AD
24RT
17RT
--
 
T
5RT
5RT
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday withdrawn between Leyton Green and Downsell Road.

10.10.62
AD
24RT
17RT
--
 
T
5RT
5RT
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat pm)
Saturday Route re-introduced between Leyton Green and Downsell Road

29.01.64
AD
24RT
17RT
--
 
WW
5RT
5RT
--

BARNET Chesterfield Road - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat pm)
Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Walthamstow (WW)

01.07.64
AD
19RT
10RT
--
 
WW
5RT
5RT
--

NEW BARNET STN - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between New Barnet and Chesterfield Road - replaced by new 261 Route and also withdrawn on Saturdays between Leyton Green and Downsell Road.


03.10.65
AD
23RT
15RT
--

NEW BARNET STN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Walthamstow (WW) allocation withdrawn.

07.09.68
AD
15RT
15RT
--

NEW BARNET STN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Diverted via Walthamstow Central Bus Station.


22.03.69
AD
6RT
15RT
--
 
WW
12RT
--
--

NEW BARNET STN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Walthamstow (WW) allocation re-introduced.

23.08.69
AD
7RT
14RT
6RT
 
WW
14RT
--
--

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Suns) - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday Route introduced between Barnet Church and Walthamstow Central replacing withdrawn section of Route 84 - and extended daily from New Barnet to Barnet Church

16.01.71
AD51+
7RT
11RT
5RM
 
WW
12RT
--
--

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Suns) - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Sat) - LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peaks)
Routemaster operation introduced on Sundays

RT3256 Cambridge Roundabout

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16.06.73
AD51+
8RT
11RT
5RM
 
WW81+
11RT
--
--

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Suns) - LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Fri evenings / Sat ) - Whipps Cross - Green Man - LEYTONSTONE Harrow Green ( Mon-Fri except evenings )
Withdrawn between Leyton Green and Downsell Road and diverted on Mon-Fri daytime to Harrow Green via Whipps Cross.


RM339 Walthamstow Garage

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19.03.77
AD51+
7RT
4RT
2RM
 
WW81+
12RT
5RT
3RT


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Suns) - LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Fri evenings / Sat ) - LEYTONSTONE Harrow Green ( Mon-Fri except evenings )
Sat and Sun allocation introduced at Walthamstow (WW)


10.09.77
AD51+
7DMS
5DMS
3DMS
 
WW81+
12DMS
7DMS
4DMS

BARNET CHURCH - WHIPPS CROSS -; LEYTONSTONE Green Man (Mon-Fri peaks) - LEYTONSTONE Harrow Green ( Mon-Fri peak journeys )
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Green Man and Harrow Green except for odd journeys and further withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks between Whipps Cross and Green Man but extended weekends to Whipps Cross.
ONE PERSON OPERATION INTRODUCED.

 

DMS2478 Walthamstow Central

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19.09.81
AD51+
11M
9M
6M
 
WW81+
9T
8T
4T

BARNET CHURCH - WHIPPS CROSS -; LEYTONSTONE Green Man (Mon-Fri peaks) - LEYTONSTONE Harrow Green (Mon-Fri)
Daimler DMS operation replaced.

04.09.82
AD51+
10M
8M
4M
 
WW81+
6T
5T
4T

BARNET CHURCH - WHIPPS CROSS -; LEYTONSTONE Harrow Green (Mon-Fri journeys)
Withdrawn between Whipps Cross and Leytonstone except for special journeys to Harrow Green.

T371 Arnos Grove Station

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27.10.84
AD51+
9M
6M
4M
 
WW81+
5T
4T
4T

BARNET CHURCH - WHIPPS CROSS
Harrow Green journeys withdrawn.

M597 EDMONTON Cambridge

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05.11.88
AD51+
12M
9M
6M

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central Station and Whipps Cross
WW allocation withdrawn.


21.07.90
AD51+
11M
9M
--
 
WN51+
--
--
6M


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Palmers Green garage closed on Sundays - allocation transferred on this day to Wood Green although operated by AD drivers.

01.02.92
AD51+
11M
9M
6M


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Palmers Green re-opened on Sundays.


08.11.97
EC
14DP
14DP
8DP
Leaside Travel
EC
2M
--
--


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
New contract commenced by East Herts and Essex from a base at Edmonton Wharf.
Double deck schoolday only journeys introduced - operated by Leaside Travel.

DPP429 Barnet Church stand

29.08.98
EC
14DPP
14DPP
8DPP
Leaside Travel
EC
2M
--
--


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN|
Contract transferred to Arriva London North - still operated from Edmonton Base

 

 

DPP423 Walthamstow Central

 


28.04.03
EC151+
20DLA
19DLA
12DLA


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Converted to low floor double deck operation with increased frequencies

 

DLP97 approaches Barnet Hill from New Barnet

 


19.06.04
EC151+
19DLA
19DLA
11DLA


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Rerouted to set down - stand - and pick up in the newly opened Walthamstow Central Bus Station

DLA299 seen leaving the refurbished bus station at
Walthamstow Central

07.11.09
EC151+
19DLA
19DLA
11DLA


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Contract renewal

24.03.12
AD271+
2T
2T
11T
 
LV271+
18DLA
18DLA
2DLA


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Edmonton (EC) closed - allocation moved to Palmers Green (AD)
Most buses are parked at LV due to lack of room at AD - the drivers being ferried to LV to start their duty.

01.03.14
AD271+
22DLA
20DLA
13DLA


BARNET CHURCH
- WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Lea Valley closure - LV allocation transferred to Palmers Green (AD)

08.11.14
PB501+
22TE
21TE
17TE
Contract reassigned to Metroline (PB)

TE924 on the first day of operation at Arnos Grove has the incorrect garage code of HT instead of PB

© Peter Horrex


20.08.16
PB501+
22TE
21TE
17TE
Night service
PB641+
--
3TE
3TE

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Fri and Sat night service introduced

Brand New VWH2027 also seen at Arnos Grove on the first day of operation
by Metroline

© Peter Horrex


Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
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09.11.19
AD61+
22HV
23HV
15HV
Night service
AD91+
--
3HV
3HV
Contract reassigned

BARNET CHURCH - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Contract reassigned to Arriva (AD)

HV253 seen at Silver Street

© Samuel Letsu

 

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Operating Garages

AD Palmers Green
Changeover point North
Circular Road / Palmers Green

WN Wood Green
Changeover point Palmers Green

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point outside garage

T Leyton
Changeover point outside garage and certain duties at Crooked Billet

Edmonton Base
Changeover point at North Circular Road - Edmonton Eley Estate. Drivers use ferry vehicles back and forth from the garage.

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at Barnet Church stand
- drivers using ferry cars to return to garage

Live visual

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Friday, 25.06.21