Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
T
21RT
12RT
12RT

LONDON BRIDGE STN - Monument - Bishopsgate - Shoreditch - Kingsland Road - Dalston Junction - Dalston Lane - Pembury Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Bakers Arms - WHIPPS CROSS
NEW ROUTE replacing 38A between Whipps Cross and Clapton - 35 between Leyton and Shoreditch

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

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

16.01.71
T
19RT+
12RT
11RM
    1RT/55    

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS
Sunday Route converted to Routemaster operation.

 

A classic shot of a Saunders RT1656 complete with roofbox

 


15.05.71
T
19RML
10RML
11RML
    +1RML/262    

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS
Daily Route converted to RML operation.


28.10.78
T
19RML
10RML
11RML
    +1RML/262    

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS

Reverted to Routemaster operation


 

31.01.81
T151+
17RM
8RM
8RM
        +1RML/38

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS
Reverted to RML operation at weekends.

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RM11 Bishopsgate

From Jeff Lloyd collection

04.09.82
T151+
16RM
6RML
7RML+
        1RML/38

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WHIPPS CROSS
RML type introduced on Saturday

26.02.83
T151+
11RM
6RML
6RML
        1RML/38

LONDON BRIDGE - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun)
Withdrawn between Bakers Arms and Whipps Cross but diverted instead to Walthamstow Central Stn


02.02.85
T151+
11RM
6RML
--
 
WW171+
--
--
9T

LONDON BRIDGE - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE  ( Sunday gar jnys)
Sunday converted to OPO and Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Walthamstow (WW)


03.08.85
WW171+
13T
9T
9T

LONDON BRIDGE - LEYTON GREEN (Mon-Fri except evgs) - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat/Sun) - WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE  (gar jnys)
Daily converted to OPO and Mon-Sat allocation transferred to Walthamstow (WW)

06.06.87
WW171+
14T
9T
9T

LONDON BRIDGE - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN -; WALTHAMSTOW GARAGE (gar jnys)
Mon-Fri evening Route extended from Leyton Green to Walthamstow Central Stn.

19.11.88
T21+
14T
7T
8T

LONDON BRIDGE - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Walthamstow (WW) garage closed - allocation transferred to Leyton (T)


24.02.90
T21+
14T
10T
8T

LONDON BRIDGE STN - Shoreditch - Hackney Road - Cambridge Heath - Hackney - Lower Clapton Road - Clapton - Lea Bridge Road - Bakers Arms - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Diverted at Shoreditch via Hackney instead of Dalston.


22.06.96
T21+
15T
12T
8T

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Revised timetable

28.02.98
T21+
15VA
12VA
8VA

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Start of new contract

 

VN162 Bishopsgate with the Great Eastern Hotel in the background

 


28.04.01
T21+
14TA
12TA
9TA

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
New schedule


01.03.08
T21+
20TA
20TA
13TA

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Two year extension to existing contract

 

 

TA3 London Bridge

 


27.02.10
T21+
20SC
19SC
12SC

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Contract renewed - new scanias introduced


28.02.15
T21+
21SC
21SC
14SC

LONDON BRIDGE STN  -  WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION
Contract extended for two years

25.02.17
AE61+
25LT
23LT
14LT
Contract reassigned to Arriva (AE)

LONDON BRIDGE - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN
Contract reassigned to Arriva (AG)


Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

11.10.19
Last day of operation, partly replaced by 26 enhancement and 388 extension to London Bridge

 

Operating Garages

T Leyton
Changeover point Bakers Arms

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point at garage

AE Ash Grove
Changeover point at garage

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Monday, 25.05.20