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London Buses route 215 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Yardley Lane Estate and Walthamstow, it is operated by Stagecoach London.

HistoryEdit

Route 215 was introduced on 19 November 1988 between Walthamstow Central and Yardley Lane Estate via Yardley Lane. It was initially operated from Walthamstow (WW) garage using Leyland Titans. The route was introduced to replace the withdrawn section of route 212 between Walthamstow Central and Yardley Lane.

On 17 June 1989, the route was extended from Yardley Lane to Lee Valley Camp Site during Summer Sundays.

On 14 September 1991, the route passed to Ensignbus operating from their Northumberland Park (NP) garage using Mark 2 MCW Metrobuses and Northern Counties bodied Leyland Olympians and Dennis Dominators.

On 23 November 1991, Ensignbus was renamed Capital Citybus.

On 21 March 1998, the Sunday allocation was transferred to Hackney Wick (H) garage.

On 26 February 2000, the route was retained by First Capital using Leyland bodied Leyland Olympian bodied Leyland and Northern Counties Palatine 2 bodied Dennis Arrows and the Sunday allocation was transferred back to Northumberland Park (NP) garage.

In 2002, the Leyland bodied Leyland Olympian bodied Leyland and Northern Counties Palatine 2 bodied Dennis Arrows were replace by Northern Counties Palatine 1 bodied Volvo Olympians.

In 2004, the route was converted to low floor operation using Plaxton President bodied Dennis Tridents.

In 2003, the extension to Lee Valley Camp Site was withdrawn.

On 5 March 2005, the route was retained by First London.

On 30 April 2005, the service to Lee Valley Camp Site during summer was resumed with the whole service running instead of just hourly.

On 6 March 2010, the route passed to East London operating from their Leyton (T) garage using brand new Scania OmniCitys.

On 4 March 2017, the route was retained by Stagecoach London with Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s introduced and was extended to Lee Valley Campsite at all times.

Current routeEdit

Route 215 operates via these primary locations:

  • Lee Valley Campsite
  • Yardley Lane Estate
  • Chingford Mount
  • Walthamstow Central Bus Station


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