Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
26.04.61
EM
17RM
26RM
12RM

SMITHFIELD. St John Street - Islington - Highbury - Holloway - Finsbury Park - Manor House - Tottenham -Ponders End - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Fri/Sun)-  Cheshunt - FLAMSTEAD END (Sats)
Trolleybus Replacement Route for 679

First and last times when route introduced

27.02.63
EM
17RM
28RM
12RM

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS ( Mon-Fri / Sun ) - HAMMOND STREET Rising Sun ( Sats )
Saturday extended from Flamstead End to Hammond Street replacing withdrawn 205.

01.07.64
EM
17RM
28RM
12RM

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS ( Mon-Fri / Suns ) - HAMMOND STREET Smiths Lane ( Sats )
Extended within Flamstead End to Smiths Lane.


23.01.66
EM
17RM
28RM
7RM

SMITHFIELD - LOWER EDMONTON STN (Sun am) - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Fri/Sun pm) - HAMMOND STREET (Sats)
Sunday morning withdrawn between Lower Edmonton and Waltham Cross.

31.12.66
EM
17RM
28RM
7RM

SMITHFIELD - LOWER EDMONTON STN (Sun am) - PONDERS END Enfield Garage (Mon-Fri) - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Fripeaks/Sun pm) - HAMMOND STREET (Sats)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Enfield Garage and Waltham Cross except peaks.

Taken from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

24.01.70
E
6RM
5RM
--
 
EM
40RM
26RM
13RM
 
HT
--
--
4RM

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Fri extended from Waltham Cross to Hammond Street.
Mon-Sat Enfield (E) allocation and Sunday Highgate (HT) allocation introduced.

18.07.70
E
6RM
5RM
4RM
 
EM
41RM
36RM
13RM

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat)
Sunday HT allocation transferred to E.

18.09.71
E
6RM
5RM
6RM
 
EM
41RM
36RM
11RM

HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat) - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - Islington then St John Street SMITHFIELD (Mon-Sat) or Goswell Rd - Aldersgate Street - Long Lane - (return via East Poultry Avenue Charterhouse Street Lindsey Street) WEST SMITHFIELD (Suns)
Sunday service revised as above.

09.09.72
E
6RM
5RM
6RM
 
EM
41RM
36RM
11RM

HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat) - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - Islington then St John Street - SMITHFIELD (Mon-Sat) or Goswell Rd - Aldersgate Street - London Wall - LIVERPOOL ST ( Suns )
Sunday revised to terminate at Liverpool Street instead of West Smithfield

RM721 seen on a Sunday working at London Wall

busmap.co.uk


10.03.73
E
6RM
5RM
6RM
 
EM
39RM
34RM
7RM

HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat) - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - HOLLOWAY Nags Head (Sun am jnys) - SMITHFIELD (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service withdrawn south of Finsbury Park  except for early morning journeys to Holloway
Withdrawn section replaced by new OPO route 279A.

23.03.74
E
9RM
7RM
9RM
 
EM
36RM
33RM
7RM

HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat) - WALTHAM CROSS (Suns) - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - HOLLOWAY Nags Head (Sun am jnys) - SMITHFIELD (Mon-Sat)
Revised schedule, Enfield receive larger share of allocation


10.04.76
E171+
7RM
5RM
7RM
 
EM1+
38RM
35RM
7RM

HAMMOND STREET - FINSBURY PARK (Suns) - HOLLOWAY Nags Head (Sun am jnys) - SMITHFIELD (Mon-Sat)
Sunday extended from Waltham Cross to Hammond Street replacing withdrawn 205 and 205A.

RT739 subs for a Routemaster in the hot Summer of 1976

busmap.co.uk


28.10.78
E171+
9RM
9RM
--
 
EM1+
14RM
15RM
--

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street replaced by new daily service 283.


27.09.80
E171+
22RM
22RM
--
 
EM1+
10RM
9RM
--

SMITHFIELD - HAMMOND STREET (Mon-Sat)
Re-introduced between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street replacing withdrawn service 283.

DM976 Tottenham Garage

busmap.co.uk


03.08.85
E171+
8RM
7RM
--
 
EM1+
16RM
19RM
--

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Withdrawn between Waltham Cross and Hammond Street replaced by Revised 259.

01.02.86
E161+
24RM
26RM
--

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat)
Edmonton (EM) closes - allocation transferred to Enfield (E).
Running number sequence changed at Enfield


26.09.87
E161+
27M
29M
--

SMITHFIELD - WALTHAM CROSS (Mon-Sat) - UPSHIRE (Mon-Sat nights)
Night journeys introduced between Waltham Cross and Upshire - replacing previous N90 bifurcated journeys via Waltham Abbey
Converted to OPO

M464 Lower Edmonton Station shows off the Upper Case intemediate blind popular with Leaside at the time

busmap.co.uk


01.02.92
E161+
29M
30M
17M

UPSHIRE (night jnys) - WALTHAM CROSS - HOLLOWAY - SMITHFIELD (Mon-Fri early am)
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Holloway and Smithfield except for Mon-Fri journeys before 0700 - Smithfield section replaced by revised 153.

27.04.96
E161+
25M
25M
18M

WALTHAM CROSS - HOLLOWAY
Withdrawn Holloway to Smithfield and Waltham Cross to Upshire.

20.08.99
E161+
25DLP
25DLP
18DLP

WALTHAM CROSS - HOLLOWAY
Start of conversion to low floor operation


16.10.99
E161+
25DLP
25DLP
19DLP

WALTHAM CROSS - HOLLOWAY
Start of new contract]

 

 

DLP12 Tottenham High Road

 


16.10.04
E161+
25DLP
21DLP
14DLP

WALTHAM CROSS - MANOR HOUSE STATION
Withdrawn between Manor House and Holloway
New contract commenced.

Taken from 279 leaflet dated 4.06.01

17.10.09
E151+
21DLA
22DLA
12DLA

WALTHAM CROSS - MANOR HOUSE STATION
Contract extended for two years

 

 

DLA225 Waltham Cross

 


15.10.11
E151+
28DLA
18DLA
15DLA

WALTHAM CROSS - MANOR HOUSE STATION
Contract renewal

A lucky shot here with all three types parked on the
Waltham Cross stand
DLP93 - T226 - and VLW103


15.10.16
E151+
33T
23T
16T

WALTHAM CROSS - MANOR HOUSE STATION
Contract renewal

T246 Waltham Cross

© Samuel Letsu


16.10.21
E151+
29T
24T
17T

WALTHAM CROSS - MANOR HOUSE STATION
Contract extended for two years

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Operating Garages

E Enfield
Changeover point Ponders End

EM Edmonton
Changeover point Tramway Avenue

HT Highgate
Changeover point Nags Head

Live Visual

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Tuesday, 19.10.21