Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
27.04.60
WH
16RM
13RM
5RM

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - Freemasons Road - New Barn Street - Balaam Street - Plaistow Broadway - Clegg Street - Stopford Road - Upton Lane - Forest Gate - Woodford Road - WANSTEAD FLATS (Suns) Forest Road - Dames Road - Cann Hall Road - Crownfield Road - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - Walthamstow - CHINGFORD MOUNT ( Mon-Sat )
New trolleybus replacement route for southern section of Trolleybus 687 (Leyton High Road to Victoria & Albert Docks)

03.01.62
WH
15RM
8RM
--

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - Freemasons Road - New Barn Street - Balaam Street - Plaistow Broadway - Clegg Street - Stopford Road - Upton Lane - Forest Gate - Woodgrange Road - Forest Lane - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Hoe Street - Walthamstow - CHINGFORD MOUNT ( Mon-Sat )
Diverted via Forest Lane instead of Wanstead Flats and diverted on Sundays to Stratford and renumbered 278A.

Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
27.01.65
WH
14RM/4RTL/25
8RM
--

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - Plaistow - Forest Gate - Leyton High Road - Bakers Arms - Walthamstow - Chingford Mount - Mansfield Hill - YARDLEY LANE ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Chingford Mount to Yardley Lane Estate.

07.09.68
WH
11RM
8RM
--
    +4RT/25    

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL &  VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Walthamstow Central and Yardley Lane Estate - this section replaced by new 276.

18.04.70
WH
8RM+
6RM
--
    1RT/25    

Service reduction

08.01.72
WH41+
9RM
6RM
--

RT operation withdrawn.

RM22 Walthamstow Central

© Malcolm Allan

28.10.72
WH
9DMS
6DMS
--

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL &  VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to One person double deck operation.

16.06.73
WH61+
8DMS
6DMS
--

LEYTON Grange Park Road -  VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Leyton and Walthamstow Central.

DMS122 Victoria & Albert Docks

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31.01.76
WH61+
10DMS
7DMS
--

WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL  -  VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Leyton to Walthamstow Central

DMS111 Walthamstow Central

The Greater London Bus Map

19.03.77
WH61+
12DMS
9DMS
--

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS  -  CHINGFORD MOUNT ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Walthamstow Central to Chingford Mount.

DMS550 Chingford Mount

The Greater London Bus Map

31.01.81
WH61+
9DMS
5DMS
--

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - Plaistow - Forest Gate - Maryland Station - STRATFORD Bus Station ( Mon-Sat ) or Leyton - WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Diverted at Forest Lane to Stratford Bus Station but Mon-Fri peak service went to Walthamstow Central Stn.

DM958 Stratford Bus Station

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04.09.82
WH71+
9LS
7LS
--

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - STRATFORD (Mon-Sat evgs) Hackney Wick - Hackney - Amhurst Road - STOKE NEWINGTON (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Extended from Stratford to Stoke Newington except evenings - replacing Route S3.
Converted to single deck Leyland National operation.

Withdrawn between Forest Lane and Walthamstow Central Stn.

 

LS306 Stratford Bus Station

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Extracted from 1984 map drawn by © Darius Grigg
27.10.84
WH71+
6T
5T
--

VICTORIA &ALBERT DOCKS - Stratford - Bow Church - Devons Road - LIMEHOUSE ( Mon-Sat )
Converted from single deck LS to double deck Titan operation.
Withdrawn between Stratford and Stoke Newington - this section replaced by new 276 - and diverted instead via withdrawn 86 section to Limehouse.

T499 Stratford High Street

The Greater London Bus Map

03.08.85
WH71+
7T
6T
--

NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Sat except evgs) Albert Road - Silvertown - Connaught Road - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Mon-Sat evgs) - LIMEHOUSE
Extended from Victoria & Albert Docks to North Woolwich - except evenings.

28.02.87
WH71+
7T
8T
--

NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Sat except evgs) - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Mon-Sat evgs) - LIMEHOUSE (Mon-Fri peaks/evgs/Sat except eves) Stepney East - East Smithfield - Tower Hill - ALDGATE (Mon-Fri except peaks & eves/Sat except evgs)
Extended from Limehouse to Aldgate as shown above.

Click image for times
21.11.87
WH71+
7LS
6LS
--

NORTH WOOLWICH - LIMEHOUSE (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Withdrawn between Limehouse and Aldgate and also whole evening service.

04.06.88
WH71+
6LS
6LS
--

EAST BECKTON District Centre - Manor Way - Strait Road - Connaught Road - Freemasons Road - Plaistow - Forest Gate - Maryland - Stratford - Bow - LIMEHOUSE (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Diverted at Victoria & Albert Docks to East Beckton instead of North Woolwich.

LS277 District Centre, East Beckton

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25.05.91
BW241+
--
--
2RB
 
WH71+
6LS
6LS
--

EAST BECKTON (Mon-Sat except evgs) - STRATFORD Bus Station (Sun afts) - LIMEHOUSE (Mon-Sat except evgs/Sun afts)
Sunday afternoon service introduced with minibuses from BW between Stratford and Limehouse.

23.11.91
BW241+
--
--
2RB
 
WH71+
7MRL
7MRL
 

Converted to midibus service.

 

 

RB23 Burdett Road seen with the lazy blind for Sunday service

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09.05.92
WH71+
7MRL
6MRL
--

EAST BECKTON  -  LIMEHOUSE ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn

MRL121 by Bow flyover

The Greater London Bus Map

26.09.92
SD271+
7MRL+
6MRL
--
    1MRL/241    

Change of allocation with WH garage closure

MRL75 (SD) Stratford Broadway

The Greater London Bus Map

25.09.93
Route withdrawn.

Operating Garages

BW Bow
Changeover point Bow Church

WH West Ham
Changeover point Plaistow Broadway

SD Stratford
Changeover point Stratford Bus Station

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 08.01.20