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 (as found in a leaflet on 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.
|CLAPTON POND Stop G||9.10||9.30||9.50||10.10||10.30||10.50||11.10||11.30||11.50|
|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|
|CLAPTON POND Stop H||10.03||10.23||10.43||11.03||11.23||11.43||12.03||12.23|
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.