Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
D
9LT
10LT
8LT
 
TB
18ST
16ST
24ST
 
TL
3ST
3ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - Liverpool Street - Monument - London Bridge - Tooley Street - Bermondsey - Surrey Docks - Deptford - Brookmill Road - Lewisham - Catford - Downham - Bromley - Bromley Common - Locks Bottom -- FARNBOROUGH George & Dragon - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey )

17.04.35
D
9LT
10LT
10LT
 
TB
18ST
16ST
25ST
 
TL
3ST
3ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

05.06.35
D
9LT
10LT
16LT
 
TB
18ST
16ST
25ST
 
TL
6ST
3ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey/ Sat pm ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Saturday pm extended from Farnborough to Green Street Green

02.10.35
D
9LT
10LT
8LT
 
TB
18ST
16ST
24ST
 
TL
5ST
3ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey )
Withdrawn between Farnborough to Knockholt Pound except for Mon-Fri am journey to Green Street Green)

08.04.36
D
9LT
10LT
10LT
 
TB
18ST
16ST
19ST
 
TL
5ST
3ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

27.05.36
D
9LT
12LT
16LT
 
TB
18ST
16ST
25ST
 
TL
6STL
4STL
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey/ Sat pm ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Saturday pm extended from Farnborough to Green Street Green

07.10.36
D
9LT
10LT
17LT
 
TB
23ST
19ST
15ST
 
TL
--
3ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey )
Withdrawn between Farnborough to Knockholt Pound except for Mon-Sat am journey to Green Street Green)
Mon-Fri Catford (TL) allocation withdrawn

24.03.37
D
9LT
10LT
16LT
 
TB
23ST
19ST
19ST
 
TL
--
3ST
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

28.05.37
D
10LT
12LT
16LT
 
TB
23ST
19ST
25ST
 
TL
--
3STL
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey/ Sat pm ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Saturday pm extended from Farnborough to Green Street Green

06.10.37
D
10STL
16STL
17STL
 
TB
23ST
19ST
16ST
 
TL
--
3STL
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey )
Withdrawn between Farnborough to Knockholt Pound except for Mon-Fri am journey to Green Street Green)
Dalston LT replaced by STL

20.10.37
D
10STL
10STL
17STL
 
TB
23ST
19ST
16ST

Catford (TL) allocation withdrawn

13.04.38
D
10STL
10STL
16STL
 
TB
23ST
19ST
19ST

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

04.05.38
D
10STL
12STL
16STL
 
TB
23ST
19ST
19ST

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey/ Sat pm ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Saturday pm extended from Farnborough to Green Street Green

12.10.38
D
10STL
10STL
17STL
 
TB
23ST
19ST
16ST

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey )
Withdrawn between Farnborough to Knockholt Pound except for Mon-Fri am journey to Green Street Green)
Dalston LT replaced by STL

05.04.39
D
10STL
10STL
16STL
 
TB
23ST
19ST
19ST

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

03.05.39
D
10STL
12STL
16STL
 
TB
23ST
19ST
19ST

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey/ Sat pm ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Saturday pm extended from Farnborough to Green Street Green

22.11.39
D
10STL
15STL
23STL
 
TB
22STL
14STL
12STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey )
Withdrawn between Farnborough to Knockholt Pound except for Mon-Fri am journey to Green Street Green)
Bromley (TB) LT replaced by STL

20.03.40
D
10STL
29STL
24STL
 
TB
29STL
14STL
12STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

15.05.40
D
12STL
29STL
24STL
 
TB
28STL
18STL
12STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey/ Sat pm ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Saturday pm extended from Farnborough to Green Street Green

05.06.40
D
12STL
29STL
24STL
 
TB
28STL
18STL
12STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Mon-Sat extended from Farnborough to Green Street Green at all times

07.11.40
D
10STL
27STL
18STL
 
TB
20STL
10ST
10STL
10ST
21STL
Express TB
12STL
12STL
--

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat )
EXPRESS SERVICE : BROMLEY MARKET PLACE - LONDON BRIDGE STN ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Withdrawn between Green Street Green and Knockholt Pound
Express service introduced

19.03.41
D
10STL
27STL
18STL
 
TB
20STL
10ST
10STL
10ST
21STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat )
Express service withdrawn

02.04.41
D
12STL
17STL
10ST
24STL
 
TB
28STL
11ST+
16STL
11ST
20STL
    1STL/146A    

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Farnborough and Green Street Green
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

29.10.41
D
12STL
18STL
24STL
 
TB
32STL
7ST+
30STL
6ST
20STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat am journey )
Sunday withdrawn between Farnborough to Knockholt Pound except for Mon-Sat am journey to Green Street Green)

21.04.43
D
12STL
18STL
21STL
 
TB
32STL
6ST
31STL
6ST
20STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH
Withdrawn between Farnborough and Green Street Green

27.10.43
D
12STL
16STL
18STL
 
TB
36STL
36STL
21STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH - GREEN STREET GREEN ( Sun mid-day journeys)
Sunday mid-day journeys extended from Farnborough to Green Street Green

25.10.44
D
12STL
16STL
18STL
 
TB
27STL
9ST
30STL
8ST
21STL

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH -
Sunday mid-day journeys withdrawn between Farnborough and Green Street Green


22.05.46
D
8STL
4ST
21STL
4ST
27STL
 
TB
25STL
17ST
24STL
17ST
30STL
8ST

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

09.10.46
D
8STL
5ST
18STL
10ST
20STL
 
TB
40STL
6ST+
34STL
8ST
27STL
    1STL/61    

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH

30.04.47
D
13STL
24STL
10ST
27STL
 
TB
40STL
6ST+
34STL
8ST
38STL
    1STL/61 1STL/61  

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

12.11.47
D
7STL
7ST
21STL
11ST
20STL
 
TB
29STL
10ST+
30STL
16ST
23STL
    1STL/61    

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH

05.05.48
D
14STL
31STL
27STL
 
TB
39RT+
40RT
38RT
    1STL/61    

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound
Bromley (TB) ST/STL replaced by RT

20.10.48
D
14RT
19RT
12STL
20RT
 
TB
39RT+
40RT
23RT
    1STL/61    

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH
RT type introduced to Dalston (D)

13.04.49
D
14RT
19RT
12STL
27RT
 
TB
39RT+
40RT
38RT
    1STL/61    

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - KNOCKHOLT POUND ( Sundays )
Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

I notice that the last two departures from Knockholt Pound at 10.3 and 10,33 arent shown on timetable

26.10.49
D
14RT
23RT/8STL
17RT
 
TB
40RT
40RT
25RT

SHOREDITCH CHURCH - FARNBOROUGH
Withdrawn between Farnborough and Knockholt Pound for winter months.

03.05.50
D
14RT
31RT
27RT
 
TB
40RT
40RT
38RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH (Monday-Saturday) - Sevenoaks Road - Pratts Bottom - Rushmore Hill - KNOCKHOLT POUND (Summer Sundays)
Summer Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

11.10.50
D
14RT
31RT
17RT
 
TB
40RT
40RT
25RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
Withdrawn between Farnborough and Knockholt Pound for winter months.

02.05.51
D
14RT
31RT
27RT
 
TB
15RT
12RT
16RT
 
TL
25RT
28RT
22RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH (Monday-Saturday) - KNOCKHOLT POUND (Summer Sundays)
Summer Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound

Daily TL allocation introduced. This was part of a complicated round of re-allocations connected with the opening of PM garage. Briefly though the gap at Bromley was covered by the 227 and the Route 36 was transferred from TL to PM making room for the 47.

17.10.51
D
14RT
31RT
17RT
 
TB
15RT
12RT
11RT
 
TL
25RT
28RT
15RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
Withdrawn between Farnborough and Knockholt Pound for winter months.

14.05.52
D
14RT
31RT
27RT
 
TB
15RT
12RT
5RT
 
TL
25RT
28RT
33RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH (Monday-Saturday) - KNOCKHOLT POUND (Summer Sundays)
Summer Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound


22.10.52
D
14RT
31RT
18RT
 
TB
15RT
12RT
8RT
 
TL
25RT
28RT
25RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
Withdrawn between Farnborough and Knockholt Pound for winter months.

06.05.53
D
14RT
31RT
27RT
 
TB
15RT
11RT
5RT
 
TL
25RT
29RT
33RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH (Monday-Saturday) - KNOCKHOLT POUND (Summer Sundays)
Summer Sunday extended from Farnborough to Knockholt Pound (last season)

07.10.53
D
14RT
31RT
19RT
 
TB
15RT
12RT
9RT
 
TL
25RT
28RT
14RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
Withdrawn between Farnborough and Knockholt Pound for good.

19.05.54
D
23RTL
31RTL
19RTL
 
TB
15RT
12RT
9RT
 
TL
25RT
28RT
14RT

D changed from RT to RTL.

16.10.57
D
18RTL
37RTL
8RTL
 
TB
10RT
7RT
7RT
 
TL
17RT
10RT
25RT

SHOREDITCH - BROMLEY GARAGE (Monday-Saturday) - FARNBOROUGH (Sundays)
Monday-Saturday section from Bromley Garage to Farnborough replaced by New Route 199

30.04.58
D
18RTL
37RTL
8RTL
 
TB
10RT
7RT+
6RT
 
TL
17RT
10RT
32RT


19.07.61
D
15RTL
34RTL
6RTL
 
TB
10RT
6RT
8RT
 
TL
20RT
16RT
29RT

STOKE NEWINGTON - Dalston Junction - Kingsland Road - Shoreditch - - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - FARNBOROUGH (Sun)
Daily extended from Shoreditch to Stoke Newington as part of the Trolleybus Replacement program.

It is surprising that when the route was extended to Stoke Newington that no garage journeys went via Dalston Junction and Queensbridge Road

This fine shot of RTL144 at the Shoreditch stand is part of the

Jeff Lloyd collection


28.02.62
D
15RTL
27RTL
8RTL
 
TB
10RT
6RT
10RT
 
TL
20RT
14RT
28RT

STAMFORD HILL (Sun) - STOKE NEWINGTON ( Mon-Sat ) - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - FARNBOROUGH (Sun)
Sunday extended from Stoke Newington to Stamford Hill


RTL1423 heading for the new northern terminus

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection


09.10.63
D
15RTL
19RTL/10RTW
6RTL
 
TB
12RT
5RT
7RT
 
TL
18RT
14RT
30RT

STAMFORD HILL (Sun) - STOKE NEWINGTON ( Mon-Sat ) - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - FARNBOROUGH (Sun)
RTW type introduced on Saturdays from D (spare from Route 11)

27.01.65
D
14RTL
18RTL/6RTW
6RTL
 
TB
11RT
5RT
7RT
 
TL
20RT
20RT
23RT

STAMORD HILL (MS except evenings/Sundays) - STOKE NEWINGTON (MS evenings) - FARNBOROUGH
Monday-Saturday extended from Stoke Newington to Stamford Hill and from Bromley Garage to Farnborough replacing part of withdrawn 199.

Can anyone spot the mistake on the timetable ?

03.10.65
D
14RTL
15RTL/9RTW
6RTL
 
TB
11RT
5RT
--
 
TL
20RT
20RT
25RT

STAMORD HILL (MS except evenings/Sundays) - STOKE NEWINGTON (MS evenings) - FARNBOROUGH
Sunday TB allocation withdrawn.

RT220 seen in 1965 as the blind proves

Lewisham Obelisk 'Duke of Cambridge' 

 


31.12.66
D
12RTL
22RM
8RM
 
TB
12RT
--
--
 
TL
17RT
20RT
22RT

STAMFORD HILL (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat am/Sun except evgs) - SHOREDITCH (Sat pm/Sun evgs) - FARNBOROUGH
Daily extended from Stoke Newington to Stamford Hill except Sat pm and Sunday evgs
The Mon-Fri Farnborough service will run to and from Lewisham only so they will not be affected by traffic in the City
Saturday TB allocation withdrawn. RM type allocated to D at weekends.

Saturday and Sunday times click here
15.06.68
D
12RT
22RM
8RM
 
TB
12RT
--
--
 
TL
17RT
20RT
22RT

STAMFORD HILL (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat am/Sun except evgs) - SHOREDITCH (Sat pm/Sun evgs) - FARNBOROUGH
RTL type withdrawn.

24.01.70
D
9RT
13RM
7RM
 
TB
12RT
--
--
 
TL
17RT
21RT
19RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
Withdrawn between Shoreditch and Stamford Hill

16.01.71
D
--
18RM
7RM
 
CT
9RT
9RM
--
 
TB
12RT
--
--
 
TL
18RT
14RT
16RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
Monday-Friday D allocation withdrawn.
Monday-Saturday CT allocation introduced.

08.01.72
D
9RT
19RM
7RM
 
TB
12RT
--
--
 
TL
18RT
16RT
16RT

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
Monday-Friday D allocation re-introduced.
Monday-Saturday CT allocation withdrawn.

RT3871 A deserted London Bridge

busmap.co.uk


26.01.75
D101+
9RM
15RM
5RM
 
TB151+
8RM
--
--
 
TL211+
18RM
19RM
16RM

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
RM type introduced on a daily basis.


02.05.76
D101+
9RM
15RM
6RM
 
TB151+
8RM
--
--
    +1RT/94
+4RM/119
   
 
TL211+
18RM
19RM
16RM
    +1RT/94    

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
RT crooss links

RM1126 Lewisham on a D garage journey

busmap.co.uk


28.10.78
D101+
9RM
11RM
5RM
 
TB151+
11RM
--
--
 
TL211+
17RM
24RM
16RM

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
Busplan 2


25.04.81
AG101+
9RM
11RM
5RM
 
TB151+
13RM
--
--
 
TL211+
17RM
24RM
16RM
    +1RM/94    

SHOREDITCH - FARNBOROUGH
Dalston (D) garage closed - allocation moved to new Ash Grove (AG).


04.09.82
TB151+
7RM
6RM
5RM
    +1RM/261    
 
TL211+
19RM
13RM
12RM

SHOREDITCH - BROMLEY GARAGE
Withdrawn between Bromley Garage and Farnborough - replaced by New 261.
Ash Grove (AG) allocation withdrawn.
A weekend allocation re-introduced at TB.

25.08.84
TB151+
7RM
6RM
5RM
 
TL211+
19Tc
13Tc
12Tc

SHOREDITCH - BROMLEY GARAGE
RM vehicles at Catford (TL) replaced by T crew buses.


28.09.84
TB151+
7Tc
6Tc
5Tc
 
TL211+
19Tc
13Tc
12Tc

RM vehicles at TB replaced by T crew buses.

27.04.85
TL211+
18Tc
6Tc
5Tc

SHOREDITCH - DOWNHAM WAY Bromley Road
Withdrawn between Downham and Bromley - withdrawn section covered by new 47A.
TB allocation withdrawn.

25.10.86
TL211+
22T
15T
13T

SHOREDITCH - DOWNHAM WAY Bromley Road

Converted to One Person Operation.

T1077 Surrey Quays

busmap.co.uk


19.11.88
TL211+
20T
10T
11T

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Catford Garage and Downham.


29.06.95
TL211+
14L
12L
10L

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Leyland Olympians introduced.

L70 London Bridge

© Eamonn Kentell


18.09.99
TL211+
16dd
15dd
9dd

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Rerouted via Canada Water Bus Station

 

 

16095 Lewisham High Street

© Eamonn Kentell

 


20.12.99
TL211+
16dd
15dd
9dd

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Olympian type withdrawn.

05.10.01
TL211+
17TAS
16TAS
10TAS

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Low floor dd introduction.

 

 

TAS469 London Bridge

© Mark Pitman

 


21.01.06
TL211+
17TAS
16TAS
10TAS

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Renewal of contract.

22.01.11
TL211+
18TAS
16TAS
10TAS

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Renewal of contract.

Selkent Ambassador 10136
Photo taken at Gracechurch Street/Leadenhall Street Dec 2014.

© Alan Clarke


12.01.15
TL211+
20TAS
17TAS
11TAS
 
WH301+
10TAS
--
--

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Supplementary service between London Bridge and Lewisham whilst works are carried out at London Bridge Station - these buses operated by West Ham (WH)

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk
14.03.15
TL211+
20TAS
18TAS
12TAS
 
WH301+
5TAS
--
--

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Frequency decrease on supplementary service - date withdrawn ?   

27.03.15
TL211+
20TAS
18TAS
12TAS

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Last day of supplementary service - WH withdrawn

12.09.15
TL211+
20TAS
18TAS
12TAS
 
TL151+
4E
4E
4E

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Route N47 withdrawn - 47 revised to run 24 hour

23.01.16
TL211+
21E
18E
12E
 
TL151+
4E
4E
4E

SHOREDITCH - CATFORD GARAGE
Contract renewal with new buses

Stagecoach 10136 Monument Station

07.05.16
TL211+
21E
17E
11E
 
TL151+
5E
5E
5E


CATFORD GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET - SHOREDITCH High Street ( Early am / Late pm )
Curtailed at Liverpool Street except early am and late pm

Stagecoach 13087 Lewisham Station

© Lawrence Living



29.10.16
TL211+
21E
17E
11E
 
TL151+
5E
5E
5E

CATFORD GARAGE - TOWER BRIDGE ROAD  - SHOREDITCH High Street ( Early am / Late pm )
Curtailed at Tower Bridge Road except early am and late pm

Stagecoach 10124 London Bridge

© Lawrence Living


17.12.16
TL211+
21E
17E
11E
 
TL151+
5E
5E
5E

CATFORD GARAGE - LIVERPOOL STREET  - SHOREDITCH High Street ( Early am / Late pm )
Service restored to Liverpool Street

30.09.17
TL211+
22E
19E
14E
 
TL151+
5E
5E
5E

CATFORD GARAGE - SHOREDITCH High Street
Normal service restored to Shoreditch

23.01.21
TL211+
22E
19E
14E
 
TL151+
5E
5E
5E

CATFORD GARAGE - SHOREDITCH High Street
Contract extended for two years

Operating Garages

TB Bromley
Changeover point Garage

TL Catford
Changeover point at garage

D Dalston
Regarding the working arrangements from Dalston garage, perhaps I may submit the following recollections as one who worked there as a conductor in 1979-1980. Dalston garage was some distance away from the Shoreditch terminus and in London Transport tradition buses running out of and into the garage worked as garage journeys, in this case via Hackney Road, carrying fare-paying passengers, although these arrangements were never publicised on route maps and on bus stop display panels so only regular passengers knew about them. Otherwise, the procedure for travelling from the garage to Shoreditch was to walk the approximately 500 metres to Hackney Well Street bus stop along the main road (in theory you could take the 236 bus from the stop in front of the garage to travel round but these were days when the London bus service was extremely unreliable and you could well wait 45 minutes for a 236 despite the scheduled 15-minute headway so crews didn’t bother) and pick up a number 6 or 35 from there. I can’t remember how much time was allotted for this but I never recall arriving at Shoreditch late, so it must have been adequate, although given the unreliability of the bus service at the time I suspect at times the crew would have arrived late due to the long wait for a bus and would have set out on a curtailed trip because of this. There was only a small Dalston contingent on the route and quite a lot of the buses ran in and out of the garage at the end or start of a stint of duty, so some of the duties on this route involved a meal break at the garage, while the meal break on others was at Shoreditch. There was an interesting arrangement on Sundays. The canteen at Shoreditch was inside the sparsely used underground station there and it was shut on Sundays along with the canteen. In those days, the Transport and General Workers Union had a lot of clout and one of its requirements was that a London Transport staff canteen be available at the time wherever meal breaks were taken. Since there was no canteen at Shoreditch on Sundays and Dalston’s contingent on the 47 ran constantly from morning to night with no garage journeys, the solution was to make Liverpool Street, where there was a large canteen servicing route 11 crews, the meal break venue on Sundays. I remember there was a clever bit of scheduling that London Transport was so good at whereby just the first relief crew had to travel by public transport to Liverpool Street, and each crew that was relieved took over from the next crew to come off, at least 50 minutes or so later to allow for the walking time of about five minutes each way to the canteen plus the required minimum 40-minute meal break, and the final crew to be relieved had to travel back to the garage by public transport. The route to and from Liverpool Street was the one used by crews on the 11 route, i.e. once more to walk to the Hackney Well Street bus stop, pick up either a 106 or 253 to Bethnal Green Station and then take the Central Line for a one-stop journey to Liverpool Street.

Thank you to Tim Drayton for the above info

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point at Shoreditch or Liverpool Street

CT Clapton
Changeover point at Shoreditch or Liverpool Street

WH West Ham
Changeover point at ?

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Date of edit   Friday, 25.06.21