Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
CL
15STL
14STL
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OLD FORD - Bethnal Green - Shoreditch - Liverpool Street - Monument - LONDON BRIDGE STN (Mon-Fri except evenings/Sat peaks)
Prior to this date the route was numbered 160

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

15.11.39
CL
STL ex 8
8STL
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OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat peaks )
Withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks

15.05.40
CL
STL ex 8
8STL
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OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat peaks )
Service reinstated between Mon-Fri peaks

26.05.45
CL
STL ex 8
8STL
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OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat am)
Saturday service introduced between Sat peaks

24.06.45
CL
STL ex 8
8STL
STL ex 8

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
Sunday service added between 1030 and 1300

03.05.50
CL
RTL ex 8
RTL ex 8
RTL ex 8

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
Converted from STL to RTL

RTL773
RTL773 seen in Bishopsgate

02.05.51
CL
RTW ex 8
RTW ex 8
RTW ex 8

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
Converted to RTW type

16.10.57
CL
15RTW
8RTW
29RTW

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
Route receives own allocation - Sunday joint operation with Route 8B

30.04.58
CL
15RTW
8RTW
31RTW

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.11.59
BW
14RTW
8RTW
23RTW

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
Clay Hall CL garage closes - operation transferred to BW Bow - Sunday allocation includes Route 8B

RT Bishopsgate

An unknown RT in Bishopdgate

© John Parkin


18.11.64
BW
14RTW
8RTW
RTW ex 8

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
Sunday joint operation with Route 8B withdrawn.

RTW99 RTW99 waits at London Bridge with an RM on Route 18

01.01.65
BW
14RM
8RM
RM ex 8

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
RTW type converted to RM.

RM102 RM102 London Bridge Station

07.09.68
BW
13RM
7RM
ex RM/8

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE
( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
Allocation book below

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

25.10.69
BW
13RM
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OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE STN (Mon-Fri except evenings)
Saturday & Sunday Route withdrawn - Route 8 augmented to compensate.

RM1303 RM1303 Ruston Street, Old Ford stand

10.01.76
BW91+
13RM
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OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
Revised to operate in Old Ford both directions via Roman Road - St Stephen's Road and Old Ford Road. Eastbound routeing via Driffield Road discontinued.

28.10.78
BW91+
9RML
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OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE ( Mon-Sat except evgs / Sun am)
RM type converted to RML

RML2390 RML2390 seen operating a garage journey via Mile End

28.07.84
BW91+
7RML
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--

OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE STN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Route reduced to peak hours only.


21.06.86
WH91+
9T
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OLD FORD - LONDON BRIDGE STN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to One Person Operation
Operation transferred from Bow (BW) to West Ham (WH)

T436

T436 waits for the off at London Bridge

Jeff Lloyd collection


21.11.87
WH91+
5T
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WEST HAM GARAGE (journeys) - SHOREDITCH (Mon-Fri peaks) - LONDON BRIDGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Old Ford and Shoreditch except for West Ham garage journeys

04.03.89
Route withdrawn

Operating Garages

BW Bow
Changeover point OLD FORD canteen or Garage

CL Clay Hall
Changeover point OLD FORD canteen

WH West Ham
Spreadover duties - therefore all changeovers at garage

 

 

 

 

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Date of edit   Thursday, 17.06.21