Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
11.06.39
CT
TB
TB
TB
WW
TB
TB
--

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square  -  Theobalds Road  -  Rosebery Avvenue  -  Angel  -  Essex Road  -  Ball Pond road    -  Daslston Junction  - Graham Road  -  Hackney  -  Clapton  - 
  Lea Bridge Road  -  Bakers Arms  -  Whipps Cross  -  Woodford New Road  -  WOODFORD Napier Arms
Mon-Sat peak service also ran between Bloomsbury and Leyton Green
New Trolleybus service operated by  Hackney and Walthamstow depots
Replaced Tram Rout e 81

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
10.12.39
CT
TB
TB
TB
WW
TB
TB
--

BLOOMSBURY  -  WOODFORD
The Mon-Sat service to Leyton Green also introduced outside of peak hours

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

BLOOMSBURY  -  WOODFORD ( Mon-Sat )
The Mon-Sat service to Leyton Green reverted to peak hours only
Sunday service withdrawn, replaced by Revised 555
WW allocation replaced by LB

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

BLOOMSBURY  -  WOODFORD
Mon-Sat peak service also ran between Bloomsbury and Leyton Green
Sunday service reintroduced

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

BLOOMSBURY  -  WOODFORD
Mon-Sat peak service also ran between Bloomsbury and Leyton Green
Sunday service withdrawn

1958 first and last times
Taken from May 1951 Red Book

1958 map of 581
Taken from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

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

WW Walthamstow
Changeover point ?

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Tuesday, 24.05.22