Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.02.60
WH
18RM
20RM
7RM
 
WW
6RM
7RM
4RM

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - Higham Hill - Markhouse Road - Leyton - Wanstead Flats - Forest Gate - Upton Park - Barking Road  -  CANNING TOWN  -   SILVERTOWN (Saturday peaks) - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
New Trolley bus replacement route - replaced Route 685

Taken from 1964 map drawn by MIke Harris
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Scanned from July 1964 Red Book
27.01.65
WH
16RM+
27RM
9RM
    1RTL/25    
 
WW
6RM
9RM
4RM

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - CANNING TOWN  -   SILVERTOWN (Saturday peaks) - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
RTL type introduced albeit as a cross working

 

 

RTL942 in between peaks at WH Garage

 


18.04.70
WH
18RM
22RM
7RM
 
WW
5RM
8RM
3RM

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - CANNING TOWN - SILVERTOWN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Canning Town and North Woolwich except for Mon-Fri peak journeys to Silvertown

16.06.73
WH
23RM
17RM
7RM
 
WW
--
7RM
2RM

WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - CANNING TOWN - SILVERTOWN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri Walthamstow (WW) allocation withdrawn.

RM1569 Walthamstow

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22.04.78
WH
30RM
20RM
8RM
 
WW
--
8RM
3RM

CHINGFORD MOUNT - Crooked Billet - Markhouse Road - Leyton - Wanstead Flats - Forest Gate - Upton Park - CANNING TOWN - SILVERTOWN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Crooked Billet to Chingford Mount to part compensate for Route 256 withdrawal.

31.01.81
WH
18RM
18RM
7RM

WALTHAMSTOW (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours/Sun) - LEYTON Gloucester Road ( Mon-Sat ) - CANNING TOWN; - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Leyton and Chingford Mount except for Mon-Fri peaks - replaced by new 158.
Saturday shopping hours and Sunday Route to Crooked Billet.
Mon-Fri Peak Route to Silvertown extended to North Woolwich.
WW allocation withdrawn.

RM224 Free Ferry at North Woolwich

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25.04.81
WH
18RM
18RM
8DMS

WALTHAMSTOW (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours/Sun) - LEYTON Gloucester Road ( Mon-Sat ) - CANNING TOWN; - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday service converted to OPO

DMS709 Leyton Station

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23.04.83
WH
15T
18T
6T

WALTHAMSTOW (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat shop hours/Sun) - LEYTON Gloucester Road ( Mon-Sat ) - CANNING TOWN; - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Sat converted to OPO

06.06.87
WH
15T
18T
2T
 
WW
6T
7T
6T

CHINGFORD MOUNT (MS evenings) - WALTHAMSTOW Crooked Billet - CANNING TOWN; - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended at all times from Leyton to Crooked Billet and further extended Mon-Sat evenings to Chingford Mount.
Daily WW allocation added.

21.11.87
WH
15T
18T
2T
 
WW
6T
7T
6T

CHINGFORD MOUNT (Mon-Fri am journeys/MS eves) - WALTHAMSTOW - CANNING TOWN - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri early journeys extended from Crooked Billet to Chingford Mount.

19.11.88
WH
11T
17T
--

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - Selborne Road - Markhouse Road - Leyton - Wanstead Flats - Upton Park - CANNING TOWN (Mon=Sat except evgs)
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Crooked Billet / Chingford Mount and between Canning Town and North Woolwich.
WW withdrawn.
Sunday Route withdrawn.

23.11.91
WH161+
13T
15T
9T

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - CANNING TOWN
Sunday Route re-introduced.

10.10.92
T81+
12T
15T
10T

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - CANNING TOWN
West Ham garage closed - allocation transferred to Leyton (T)

 

 

T328 Canning Town Station stand still showing signs of previos life at Stamford Hill (SF)

25.09.93
T81+
11T
14T
9T

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - Selborne Road - Markhouse Road - Leyton - Wanstead Flats - Upton Park - EAST HAM White Horse
Diverted at Upton Park to East Ham instead of Canning Town which would partly compensate for the 162 withdrawal.

28.04.01
T81+
13TA
16TA
9TA

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL - EAST HAM
Converted to low floor operation - all night service introduced but numbered N58

 

 

TA14 Walthamstow Central stand

 


27.03.04
T81+
13TA
16TA
9TA
Night Service
T181+
3TA
3TA
3TA

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL - EAST HAM
Route N58 renumbered 58 - thus now 24 hour service

05.03.05
H
13TNL
13TNL
9TNL
NEW CONTRACT -:
route reassigned to First London

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - EAST HAM White Horse
All night service withdrawn

 

TNL33027 Leyton Town Hall

 


15.12.07
LI
13TNL
13TNL
9TNL

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - EAST HAM White Horse
Hackney (H) closed - allocation moved to Lea Interchange (LI)

06.03.10
LI
15VN
16VN
10VN

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - EAST HAM White Horse
Contract renewed with increased frequencies

 

37834 Eclipse Gemini
Walthamstow Central

 


22.06.13
LI
15VN
18VN
10VN
Contract novated to Tower Transit

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - EAST HAM White Horse

New operator

 

VN37850 caught on camera leaving the northern terminus

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07.03.15
LI
16VN
18VN
10VN

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - EAST HAM White Horse
Contract extended for two years

04.03.17
LI
17VN
17VN
11VN

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - EAST HAM Central Park
Contract renewal

05.03.22
HO81+
15VN
16VN
11VN

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN - EAST HAM Central Park
Contract extended for two years

Taken from 2018 map drawn by MIke Harris
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Current Blind



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Live View

Operating Garages

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point Crooked Billet

T Leyton
Changeover point Leyton High Road / Grange Park Road

WH West Ham
Changeover point Greengate

H Hackney ( First )
Changeover point ?

HO Lea Interchange
Changeover point Leyton Station
Drivers walk from depot to Leyton Station (or hop on a W15 for 2 stops)

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Wednesday, 09.03.22