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London Buses route 158 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Stratford and Chingford Mount, it is operated by Stagecoach London.

HistoryEdit

Route 158 commenced operating on 31 January 1981 between Stratford bus station and Chingford Mount via Leyton and Walthamstow as a Monday to Saturday route. The route was initially operated by London Transport from their Walthamstow (WW) garage using Daimler Fleetlines.

In September 1981, the Daimler Fleetlines were replaced by Leyland Titans. On 23 November 1991, the route passed from London Forest to Capital Citybus and a Sunday service was introduced. Route 158 was included in the 8 July 1998 sale of Capital Citybus to First London.

On 26 February 2000, route 158 was retained by First London with low floor Plaxton President bodied Dennis Tridents intrdouced.

On 5 March 2005, it passed to Stagecoach London operating from their Stratford (SD) garage with Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents introduced.

On 29 April 2006, the allocation was moved to Bow (BW) garage.

On 28 November 2009, the allocation was moved to Leyton (T) garage.

On 25 June 2011, the allocation was moved to West Ham (WH) garage.

On 3 March 2012, the route was retained by Stagecoach London with existing Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents and brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s introduced.

On 20 August 2016, a half hourly weekend night serivce was introduced.

Current routeEdit

  • Stratford Bus Station
  • Leyton Station
  • St James Street Station
  • Blackhorse Road Station
  • Walthamstow
  • Chingford Mount

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