Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.10.87
GG
LX
LX
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CHINGFORD STATION - Kings Head Hill - Sewardstone Road - YARDELY LANE ESTATE (MS)
Route 179A  renumbered - and passed to grey Green under LRT tendering process.
Operated by Grey Green with Leyland Lynx vehicles

885 leaving Chingford Station

© Phillip Hambling


05.03.89
PE
midi
midi
midi

CHINGFORD STATION - Kings Head Hill - Drysdale Avenue - Hawkswood Crescent - YARDLEY LANE ESTATE then loop via Sewardstone Road - Boardman Avenue - Yardley Lane - Antlers Hill - Sewardstone Road
Operation passed to Eastern National
Converted to Minibus operation and transferred from Grey Green to Eastern National operating from their Ponders End base jointly with Route W9.
Rerouted in Chingford via Drysedale Avenue and Hawkswood Crescent instead of Kings Head Hill and Sewardstone Road
. Also extended at YLE via Boardman Avenue - Antlers Hill - and Yardley Lane

29.07.90
PE
sd
sd
sd
New Contract commenced

CHINGFORD  -  YARDELY LANE ESTATE
New contract

 

 

306 Chingford Station

 


26.09.98
PE
1sd
1sd
1sd
Route and garage transferred to First Capital.

CHINGFORD  -  YARDELY LANE ESTATE
Contract novated to First Capital

03.02.01
NP241
1sd
1sd
1sd

CHINGFORD  -  YARDELY LANE ESTATE
Reallocated from Ponders End to Northumberland Park (NP)

 

571 Chingford Station

 


09.03.02
NP241+
2MM
2MM
1MM

CHINGFORD  -  YARDELY LANE ESTATE
Service increase and earlier/later buses


12.06.04
NP
1sd
1sd
1sd

CHINGFORD  -  YARDELY LANE ESTATE
New low floor single deck introduced

 

DMS41349 Chingford Station

 


10.03.07
EC221+
2PDL
2PDL
2PDL
Contract reassigned

CHINGFORD  -  YARDELY LANE ESTATE
New contract with Arriva

 

 

PDL72 Chingford Station

 


10.03.12
LV221+
2PDL
2PDL
2PDL

CHINGFORD  -  YARDELY LANE ESTATE
EC allocation moved to Lea Valley (LV)

05.10.13
E41+
2ENS
2ENS
2ENS

CHINGFORD  -  YARDELY LANE ESTATE
Allocation moved to Enfield (E)

 

EN37 Chingford Green

© Lawrence Living

A  happy driver on Route 379

© Aubrey Morandarte


11.03.17
NP1+
3WS
2WS
1WS
Contract reassigned

Metrobus 231  represents London General at ths time

©  Lawrence Living

WS79 Kings Head, Chingford

© Mr Lewisham Boy


12.03.22
E41+
2WS
2WS
1WS

CHINGFORD  -  YARDELY LANE ESTATE
Contract extended for two years

 

Operating Garages

Grey Green Stamford Hill
Crew changeover point at Chingford Station

PE Ponders End Thamesway
Crew changeover point at Chingford Station ?

NP Northumberland Park
Crew changeover point at Chingford Station

EC Edmonton
Crew changeover point was on Yardley Lane Estate stand.
Drivers use ferry vehicles from the garage.

E Ponders End ( Enfield )
Crew changeover point at Chingford Station

 

Live visual Chingford & Yardley Lane return

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Wednesday, 16.03.22