Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
11.06.39
LB
TB
TB
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  -  Clerkenwell Road  -  Old Street  -  Shoreditch  -  Cambridge Heath  -  Hackney Road  -  Hackney  -  Clapton  -  Lea Bridge Road  -  LEYTON GREEN ( Suns )  -  Leyton Station  -  LEYTON Downsell Road ( Mon-Sat )
New Trolleybus service operated by Lea Bridge (LB) .... then known as Leyton
Replaced Tram Route 55

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
21.06.39
HT
TB
TB
TB
CT
TB
--
--

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  -  Clerkenwell Road  -  Old Street  -  Shoreditch  -  Cambridge Heath  -  Hackney Road  -  Hackney  -  Clapton  -  Lea Bridge Road  -  LEYTON GREEN ( Suns )  -  Leyton Station  -  LEYTON Downsell Road ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri allocation added from Clapton (CT) ...then known as Hackney

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
02.08.39
LB
TB
TB
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  -  Clerkenwell Road  -  Old Street  -  Shoreditch  -  Cambridge Heath  -  Hackney Road  -  Hackney  -  Clapton  -  Lea Bridge Road  -  LEYTON GREEN ( Suns )  -  Leyton Station  -  LEYTON Downsell Road ( Mon-Sat )
Clapton (CT) allocation withdrawn

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
02.08.39
CT
TB
TB
TB
LB
TB
TB
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  -  Clerkenwell Road  -  Old Street  -  Shoreditch  -  Cambridge Heath  -  Hackney Road  -  Hackney  -  Clapton  -  Lea Bridge Road  -  LEYTON GREEN ( Suns )  -  Leyton Station  -  LEYTON Downsell Road ( Mon-Sat  peak hours)
Clapton (CT) allocation introduced daily

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
08.05.40
CT
TB
TB
TB
LB
TB
TB
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrwn between Leyton Green and Downsell Road
Sunday diverted at Bakers Arms to WOODFORD Napier Arms

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.04.41
CT
TB
TB
TB
LB
--
--
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Mon-Sat Lea Bridge (LB) withdrawn

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
31.05.42
CT
TB
TB
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Sunday only Lea Bridge (LB) withdrawn

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
28.10.42
CT
TB
TB
TB
LB
--
--
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Sunday only Lea Bridge (LB) reinstated

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
21.04.43
CT
TB
TB
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Sunday only Lea Bridge (LB) withdrawn

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
20.10.43
CT
TB
TB
TB
LB
--
--
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Sunday only Lea Bridge (LB) reinstated

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
19.04.44
CT
TB
TB
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Sunday only Lea Bridge (LB) withdrawn

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.10.44
CT
TB
TB
TB
LB
--
--
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Sunday only Lea Bridge (LB) reinstated

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
02.05.45
CT
TB
TB
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Sunday only Lea Bridge (LB) withdrawn

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
25.11.45
CT
TB
TB
TB
LB
--
--
TB

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON

1946 map for TB555
Taken from 1946 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Sunday only Lea Bridge (LB) reinstated

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
22.10.52
CT
30TB
17TB
9TB
LB
5TB
5TB
3TB ex 581

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat )  or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Sunday only Lea Bridge (LB) reinstated

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.10.57
CT
26TB
12TB
8TB
LB
5TB ex 581
5TB ex 581
3TB ex 581

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  LEYTON GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) LEYTON Downsell Road (Mon-Fri peak jnys / Sat sh ) or Whipps Cross  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms ( Suns )
Allocation as above

555 first and last times
Taken from November 1958 Red Book although dated 17.10.56

 

14.04.59
Last day of operation, replaced by revised Route 170


Operating Depots

LB Lea Bridge
Changeover outside depot

CT Clapton
Changeover outside depot

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Monday, 23.05.22