Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AP
39LT
44LT+
45LT+
      3LT/25 6LT/25
G
7LT
--
--

VICTORIA - Hyde Park Corner - Piccadilly - Bond Street - Oxford Circus - Holborn -  Bank   -  Aldgate - Mile End Road - Bow Church - Stratford - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Cranbrook Road  -  Gants Hill  -  Barkingside  -  CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Riverside (R) buses only used in peakhours between Victoria and Oxford Circus

26.04.36
AP
41LT
45LT+
48LT+
      1LT/148 1LT/148
G
7LT
--
**LT

VICTORIA -  CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday Forest Gate (G) allocation introduced using buses ex 25

05.08.36
AP
41LT
45LT+
48LT+
      1LT/25
1LT/148
5LT/148
G
7LT
--
9STL

VICTORIA -  CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday Forest Gate (G) allocation now self contained and converted to STL

07.10.36
AP
42LT
45LT+
53LT
   
--

1LT/25
1LT/148

--
G
7STL
--
--

VICTORIA -  CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday Forest Gate (G) withdrawn

09.12.36
AP
51LT
57LT+
53LT
   
--


1LT/148

--
G
7STL
--
--
R
7LT
4LT

VICTORIA -  CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Mon-Sat Riverside (R) allocation previously used on Route 25 transferred to 25A

14.07.37
AP
51LT
58LT
59LT
G
7STL
--
--
R
7LT/11
4LT

VICTORIA -  CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Mon-FRI Riverside (R) allocaton now uses buses ex Route 11

23.03.38
AP
59LT
59LT
57LT
R
5LT/11
4LT
--

VICTORIA -  CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Forest Gate (G) allocation withdrawn

12.10.38
AP
59LT
60LT
43LT
R
5LT/11
4LT
--
U
--
-
14LT

VICTORIA -  CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday only Upton Park (U) allocation introduced

18.10.39
AP
16LT
17LT
11LT
R
6LT
6LT
--

Split into 2 sections
VICTORIA - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat peaks )
ILFORD - CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Withdrawn between Ilford and Victoria except for Mon-Sat shuttle service between Victoria and Oxford Circus operated by Riverside (R)

20.03.40
AP
16LT
17LT
--
GM
7STL
3STL
--
U
--
--
11LT

VICTORIA - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat peaks )
ILFORD - CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday Seven Kings (AP) allocation transferred to Upton Park (U)
Mon-Sat Riverside (R) allocation moved to newly opened Gillingham Street (GM) garage

29.10.41
AP
16LT
17LT
10LT

ILFORD - CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Victoria to Oxfod Circus section withdrawn thus GM allocation withdrawn

27.10.43
AP
17ST
16ST
10ST

ILFORD - CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Converted wholly to ST type

13.02.46
AP
17ST
10ST
6LT+
11LT+
      1LT/86A 1LT/25

STRATFORD BROADWAY ( Sun early am journeys ) - ILFORD - CHIGWELL ROW Maypole Inn ( DAILY )  -  LAMBOURNE END ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday 2 early am journeys projected from Ilford to Stratford Broadway

Extracted from June 1946 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

14.09.48
Renumbered 26

 

Operating Garages

GM Gillingham Street / Victoria
Changeover at Tesco but most are at Tottenham Garage via ferry van

LV Lea Valley
Changeover at Tesco but most are at Tottenham Garage via ferry van

AR Tottenham
Changeover outside garage

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Friday, 11.01.19