London Buses route 444 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Chingford and Turnpike Lane, it is operated by Tower Transit.


Route 444 was introduced on 16 November 1991 between Chingford and Turnpike Lane via Larkshall Road - New Road - Chingford Mount - Hall Lane - North Circular Road - Edmonton - Silver Street - "Cambridge" - Great Cambridge Road - The Roundway - Westbury Avenue. It replaced route 144 except for Sunday extension to Muswell Hill Broadway. It was initially operated by London Country North East from their Edmonton (EM) garage using Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts.

In 1998, County Bus renamed Arriva East Herts and Essex.

In 2000, the route was converted to low floor using brand new Alexander ALX200 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In 2002, the route was rerouted in Edmonton via Wilbury Way to serve North Middlesex Hospital.

In 2005, It was retained by Arriva London.

In 2009, the Alexander ALX200 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs were replaced by Wright Cadet bodied DAF SB120s.

In 2012, the allocation was transferred to Lea Valley (LV) garage.

In March 2014, the allocation was transferred to Edmonton (EC) garage but using Palmers Green (AD) garage drivers.

On 7 March 2015, the route passed to Tower Transit operating from their Lea Interchange (LI) garage using brand new Wright StreetLites.

Current routeEdit

Route 444 operates via these primary locations:

  • Chingford Station
  • Chingford Mount
  • Silver Street Station
  • North Middlesex Hospital
  • White Hart Lane
  • Lordship Lane
  • Turnpike Lane Station

External linksEdit

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