Route History



19.05.54
E
11RT
13RT
2RT
 
WG
5RTL
3RTL
--

UPSHIRE Princefield Road - WALTHAM CROSS ( Suns ) - ALEXANDRA PARK Victoria ( Mon-Sat )
Route 144A renumbered

1955 TIMES

01.05.57
E
9RT
11RT+
6RT
      1RT /135  
 
WG
5RTL+
3RTL
--
    1RTL/29    

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STN (Suns) - ALEXANDRA PARK (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service extended from Waltham Cross to Turnpike Lane Stn.

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

26.11.58
E
9RT
11RT
--
 
WG
5RTL
3RTL
--

UPSHIRE - ALEXANDRA PARK (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn.
Sunday Upshire to Waltham Cross section replaced by new 242A,


Taken from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk


03.01.62
E
10RT
9RT
--
 
WN
7RT
5RT
--

UPSHIRE - ALEXANDRA PARK (Mon-Sat)
West Green garage closure - WG allocation transferred to Wood Green (WN).

 

 

RT3488 Enfield Garage forecourt

 


27.02.63
E
11RT
10RT
--

UPSHIRE - ALEXANDRA PARK (Mon-Sat)
Wood Green (WN) allocation withdrawn.
Service reduced as  Route 217A  was introduced at this time.

07.09.68
E1+
11RT
6RT
--

UPSHIRE - ALEXANDRA PARK (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Turnpike Lane and Alexandra Park - replaced by new flat fare route  W2.

 

RT3095

© Malcolm Allan

 

 


10.04.76
E81+
9RT
6RT
2RT

UPSHIRE - ENFIELD GARAGE (Suns) - TURNPIKE LANE STN (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service re-introduced between Upshire and Enfield Garage.

A rare shot RM2186 Westbury Avenue

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20.08.77
E71+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STATION
ONE PERSON OPERATION INTRODUCED.
Sunday service diverted at Southbury Road to Turnpike Lane as per Mon-Sat


31.03.79
E71+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS

UPSHIRE - TURNPIKE LANE STATION
Altered in Waltham Abbey to run via Crooked Mile and Parklands
The link between Broomstick Hall Road and Upshire provided by London Country Route 329 ( Waltham Cross & Harlow )



31.10.81
E61+
10DMS
7DMS
4DMS

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - The Roundway - 'The Cambridge' - Great Cambridge Road - Bullsmoor Lane - Waltham Cross - Waltham Abbey - Broomstick Hall Road - Ninefields - UPSHIRE Princesfield Road
Re-routed between Waltham Abbey and Upshire via Farm Hill Road - Broomstick Hall Road - Paternoster Hill - Ninefields Road and Ninefields North instead of Crooked Mile - Parklands and Paternoster Hill.

 

 

DMS2388 Turnpike Lane

 


30.12.81
E61+
10M
7M
4M

TURNPIKE LANE  -  UPSHIRE
DMS type replaced by Metrobus (M).


04.09.82
E61+
7M
5M
3M

TURNPIKE LANE  -  UPSHIRE
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Upshire - replaced by new Route 250A.

06.06.87
E61+
7M
5M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn - partly replaced by revised 231.

04.02.89
E61+
9M
7M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat evenings) - Cheshunt - Flamstead End - HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Daytime extended from Waltham Cross to Hammond Street

19.05.90
E61+
7M
6M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street.

02.06.90
PB161+
11M
12M
--
Contract transferred to
London Northern (PB).

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Joint operation with Route 231 introduced

As can be seen the allocation included Route 231

25.09.93
PB161+
15M
15M
--

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Time Schedule and duty schedule joint with routes 231 and 242.
Service also diverted via Southbury Road Sainsbury's.


10.09.94
PB161+
11M
11M
8MW

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
Sunday service re-introduced and 242 taken off schedule.
Sunday service converted to midi-bus operation.

 

MW22 Waltham Cross

Photographer unknown

 


26.10.94
PB161+
11M
11M
8MW
London Northern purchased by MTL

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
New operator


 

M1149 Waltham Cross,March 1995

busmap.co.uk

 


04.07.98
PB161+
7DML
6DML
7DML

TUTURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
Converted from double deck to Low Floor single deck.

DML530 Waltham Cross


07.06.03
PB161+
10TP
8TP
6TP
Start of new contract - and converted to double deck operation.
TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
Contract renewal

TP437 Turnpike Lane


05.06.10
PB161+
11TP
9TP
7TP

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
Contract renewal

03.05.14
PB161+
11TE
9TE
10TE

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
see map

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk


06.06.15
PB161+
11TE
9TE
10TE

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
Contract extended for two years

 

TE939 seen at Waltham Crossbefore the painters took away the blue skirt

© London Buses by Adam


03.06.17
SM61+
11E
8E
5E
Contract reassigned

TURNPIKE LANE STATION - WALTHAM CROSS
New contract with new buses

E77 Turnpike Lane Station

© Anthoy Moore

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Current Blind



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Operating Garages

SM South Mimms
Changeover point at Waltham Cross - buses travel light to and from garage via M25.

E Enfield
Changeover point Great Cambridge Road / Southbury Road.

PB Potters Bar
Changeover point at Waltham Cross - buses travel light to and from garage via M25.

WN Wood Green
Changeover point Turnpike Lane Stn.

WG West Green
Changeover point Turnpike Lane Stn.

Live visual

 

217 map and times 217 Tender specs