Route History

 

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
10.06.89
CT21+
6MRL
6MRL
4MRL

LIVERPOOL STREET STATION - Old Broad Street - Wormwood Street - Hounsditch - Aldgate - Fenchurch Street - Mincing Lane - Great Tower Street - Byward Street - Tower Hill - East Smithfield - Thomas More Street - Wapping High Street - Readon Path - Green Bank - Wapping Lane - The Highway - Glamis Street - Cable Street - Cannon Street Road - The Highway - Wapping Lane - Prusom Street - Garnet Street  - Wapping High Street - Wapping Lane - Green Bank - Readon Path - Tower Hil - Aldgate - LIVERPOOL STREET STATION
NEW Route serves new Roads and replaces Route 22A between Aldgate and Wapping.


MRL131

 

MRL131 (CT) Vaughan Road, Wapping

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24.02.90
BW201+
5RB
6RB
5RB

SHADWELL - LIVERPOOL STREET
Allocation transferred to Bow (BW)

03.11.91
BW201+
5RB
6RB
5RB

SHADWELL - LIVERPOOL STREET
Rerouted at Wapping via Vaughan Way instead of Thomas Moore Street.

 

RB8 Liverpool Street stand

 


26.09.92
SD201+
5RBMRL
6RB/MRL
5RB/MRL

SHADWELL - LIVERPOOL STREET
Allocation moved to Stratford (SD)

 

DW142 Liverpool Street Bus Station

 


Taken from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
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28.02.98
SD201+
8SLD
7SLD
5SLD

SHADWELL - LIVERPOOL STREET
Start of new contract - rerouted Eastbound via Minories instead of Fenchurch Street.

 

DS146 Ludgate Circus

 


18.09.99
SD201+
13SLD
14SLD
10SLD

SHADWELL STATION - Wapping - Aldgate - Liverpool Street - London Wall - St Paul's - Ludgate Circus - Blackfriars Bridge - Blackfriars Road - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Extended from Liverpool Street to Elephant & Castle.

 

SLD166 at Ludgate Circus

 


18.09.04
WL1+
18DP
11DP
8DP
Travel London logo Contract reassigned

SHADWELL - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
New operator

23.04.05
WL1+
18DP
11DP
8DP

SHADWELL - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Rerouted eastbound direct along London Wall instead of via Moorgate - South Place - Eldon Street and Bloomfield Street

 

8314 Elephant & Castle stand

 


21.05.09
WL401+
18DP
11DP
8DP
abellio logo Contract novated to Abellio

SHADWELL - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
New operator

19.09.09
WL401+
19DPS
11DPS
8DPS

SHADWELL - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Contract renewal

 

 

8323 Ludgate Circus

 


20.09.14
MW71+
17SE
11SE
11SE
logo New contract with London General (MW)

SHADWELL - ELEPHANT & CASTLE
New operator

Taken from TFL website

07.03.15
MW71+
17SE
11SE
11SE

SHADWELL & ELEPHANT & CASTLE
SHADWELL STATION - Cable Street - Cannon Street Road - The Highway - Wapping Lane - Wapping Station - Wapping High Street - Sampson Street - Vaughan Way - East Smithfield - Minories - Tower Gateway Station - Goodmans Yard - Mansell Street - Aldgate High Street - Aldgate Station - Aldgate - Leadenhall Street - Bishopsgate - Wormwood Street (for Liverpool Street Station) - London Wall (junction with Moorgate for Moorgate Station) - Aldersgate Street - St Martin's-le-Grand - St Paul's Station - Cheapside - New Change - Cannon Street - Friday Street - Queen Victoria Street - Blackfriars Station - Blackfriars Bridge - Blackfriars Road - Southwark Station - Blackfriars Road - St George's Circus - London Road -ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Diverted between Mansion House and Blackfriars direct via Queen Victoria Street instead of Ludgate Circus

SE231 Elephant & Castle roundabout
© Lawrence Living

08.04.17
MW71+
13SE
9SE
10SE

SHADWELL STATION  -  BARBICAN London Wall
Withdrawn between Barbican and Elephant & Castle, this section replaced by revised 388

29.07.17
SI 1+
13SE
10SE
10SE
logo

Transferred with GA-L to Dockland Buses

SHADWELL STATION  -  BARBICAN London Wall
Mandela Way closed, allocation moved to Silvertown ( SI )

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

15.06.19
Q1+
9SE
8SE
6SE

SHADWELL STN  -  ST PAUL'S STATION
Extended from London Wall to St Paul's Station via St Martin Le Grand
Allocation moved from Silvertown to Camberwell (Q) thus transferring with GAL to London Central

Taken from 2019 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

21.09.19
Q1+
9SEe
8SEe
6SEe

SHADWELL STN  -  ST PAUL'S STATION
Contract renewal with new electric buses

SEe107 Goodmans Yard

© Samuel Letsu

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Operating Garages

BW Bow
Changeover point at Liverpool Street

Q Camberwell
Changeover point at Moorgate Station

CT Clapton
Changeover point Liverpool Street ?

SD Stratford
Changeover point Liverpool Street

WL Walworth
Changeover point at Elephant & Castle stand

MW Mandela Way
Changeover point at Elephant & Castle stand
From 08.04.17 changeover point is Aldgate

SI Silvertown
Changeover point at Shadwell for start and finish, Aldgate for meal reliefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Friday, 09.07.21