Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
06.02.49
U
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--
11RT
15LT

BECONTREE HEATH - Barking - East Ham - Plaistow - Canning Town - Poplar - Stepney - Aldgate - Bank - High Holborn - Oxford Circus - Marble Arch - Paddington - Westbourne Park Road - Ladbroke Grove - Cambridge Gardens - St Quentin Avenue - WORMWOOD SCRUBS Dalgarno Gardens (Suns)
New route which was in effect the renumbering of Route 163

26.10.49
U
--
--
26RT

BECONTREE HEATH - WORMWOOD SCRUBS Dalgarno Gardens (Suns)
LT type withdrawn


17.10.51
U
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--
26RTW

BECONTREE HEATH - WORMWOOD SCRUBS Dalgarno Gardens (Suns)
RT type replaced by RTW

 

 

RTW78 still with war time restricted blinds even though the route was introduced after the war seen at Oxford Circus

 


06.07.52
U
--
--
26RTW

Extracted from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

22.10.52
U
--
--
26RTW

BECONTREE HEATH - LADBROKE GROVE Eagle (Suns)
Withdrawn between Ladbroke Grove and Wormwood Scrubs.

26.11.58
Route withdrawn, busy section between Poplar and Aldgate partly replaced by New Route 95A.

Operating Garage

U Upton Park
Meal reliefs and start / finish Priory Road

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Saturday, 04.04.20