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London Buses route W19 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Ilford and Walthamstow, it is operated by CT Plus.


HistoryEdit

Route W19 commenced operating on 8 May 2000 between Ilford Hainault Street and Walthamstow Central Station via Romford Road - Manor Park,Station Road - Forest Drive - Aldersbrook Road - Blake Hall Road - Bush Road - Leytonstone High Road - Gainsborough Road - Grove Green Road - Leytonstone Station Plaza - Fairlop Road - Hainault Road - Essex Road South - James Lane - Private Road In Whipps Cross Hospital Grounds - Whipps Cross Road - Whipps Cross Roundabout - Whipps Cross - Lea Bridge Road - Leyton Green Road - High Road Leyton - Hoe Street - Selborne Road as a Monday to Saturday servic. The Route was initially operated by First Capital from their Basildon (BL) garage using Reeve Burgess bodied Mercedes Benz 811Ds.

In September 2000, the allocation was transferred to Dagenham (DM) and the Reeve Burgess bodied Mercedes Benz 811Ds were replaced by Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts.

In 2001, the route was converted to low floor using Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In 2002, the allocation was transferred to Rainham (R) garage.

In 2003, the route was extended to Argall Avenue Industrial Estate and Caetano Nimbus bodied Dennis Dart SLFs were introduced.

In December 2005, Rainham (R) garage was announced closed and the allocation was transferred to Dagenham (DM) garage.

In 2006, the route passed to Docklands Buses operating from their Silvertown (SI) garage using MCV Evolution bodied Dennis Dart SLFs and a Sunday service was introduced.

In May 2011, the route was transferred to Blue Triangle operating from their Rainham (BE) garage.

In November 2011, the route was retained by Blue Triangle.

In 2015, brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts were introduced.

On 2 July 2016, the allocation was transferred to River Road (RR) garage.

On 26 November 2016, the route passed to CT Plus operating from their Walthamstow Avenue (AW) garage using brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart's.

Current routeEdit

  • Ilford High Road Hainault Street
  • Ilford High Road (for Ilford Station)
  • Manor Park Station
  • Leytonstone Station Plaza
  • Whipps Cross Hospital
  • Leyton Baker's Arms
  • Walthamstow Central Bus Station
  • Argall Avenue Industrial Estate

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