RLH Bus Information Centre

News and Events

RLH Route 178 - the Last Chance - Sunday 1st July 2007

The 2nd July 2007 saw the closure of various roads (including parts of Carpenter's Road and White Post Lane) in the Hackney area, for the construction of the Olympic site (see leaflet available from the ODA website). When the local road network eventually re-opens after redevelopment, the bridge on Carpenter's Road is unlikely to remain low.

This event was therefore the last opportunity to run over the last LT lowbridge route, route 178, which ceased operation on 16th April 1971.

The event was organised at short notice and publicised on this web site less than a week before.

On the morning of Sunday 1st July 2007 three RLHs (RLH 23, RLH 48 and RLH 61) ran over the route, providing a twenty minute interval service between 0900-1200 hrs between Clapton Pond and Maryland Station, Stratford.

RLH 61 48 23 61 48 23 61 48 23
CLAPTON POND Stop G 9.10 9.30 9.50 10.10 10.30 10.50 11.10 11.30 11.50
Homerton Hospital 9.15 9.35 9.55 10.15 10.35 10.55 11.15 11.35 11.55
Carpenters Road Waterden Road 9.24 9.44 10.04 10.24 10.44 11.04 11.24 11.44 12.04
Stratford Station, Stop U 9.30 9.50 10.10 10.30 10.50 11.10 11.30 11.50 12.10
STRATFORD Nr Maryland, Stop Q 9.34 9.54 10.14 10.34 10.54 11.14 11.34 11.54 12.14NW
STRATFORD the Grove, Stop R 9.39 9.59 10.19 10.39 10.59 11.19 11.39 11.59
Stratford Broadway, Stop L 9.43 10.03 10.23 10.43 11.03 11.23 11.43 12.03
Carpenters Road Waterden Road 9.48 10.08 10.28 10.48 11.08 11.28 11.48 12.08
Homerton Hospital 9.58 10.18 10.38 10.58 11.18 11.38 11.58 12.18
CLAPTON POND Stop H 10.03 10.23 10.43 11.03 11.23 11.43 12.03 12.23
Notes:
NW - Continues to North Weald rally (no return service)

Passenger admission cannot be guaranteed. Services will not enter Stratford bus station. These services are provided free of charge and are not part of the London Buses network. Please be careful when boarding or alighting from these open platform buses. Photographers, please do not cause delays. Services are subject to traffic conditions and vehicle availability. Please do not eat, drink or smoke on board. Event organised by D. Pring with the support of the private vehicle owners R. Proctor, Ensignbus and Timebus.

News and Events Archive Index
RLH Bus Information Centre Home Page
© Timebus Travel 2007-06-24, 2007-07-08