London Buses route 212

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Capital Citybus 130 J130YRM.jpg
Operator CT Plus
Garage Ash Grove (HK)
Vehicle Scania OmniCity 10.8m
Peak vehicle requirement 9
Night-time No night service
Start Chingford station
Via Chingford Hatch
Highams Park
End St James Street station
Length 6 miles (9.7 km)
Level Daily
Frequency 10-15 minutes
Journey time 25-38 minutes
Operates 05:00 until 01:05

London Buses route 212 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Chingford and St James Street stations, it is operated by CT Plus.


Route 212 commenced operating on 31 January 1981 between Chingford station and Walthamstow garage. Originally operated by Daimler Fleetlines, in September 1981 these were replaced with new Leyland Titans. On 4 September 1982 it was extended to Yardley Lane, this extension was withdrawn on 19 November 1988 replaced by route 215.

The route was one six that passed to Capital Citybus on 23 November 1991 as part of the breakup of London Forest. A small batch of new Northern Counties bodied Leyland Olympians quickly became the mainstay of route 212.[1] Route 212 was included in the July 1998 sale of Capital Citybus to First London.

In February 2000 it was converted to single deck operation with Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Darts.[1] It was converted back to double deck operation on 20 June 2008.

Upon being re-tendered, the route passed to CT Plus on 6 March 2010. Upon being re-tendered again, the route was awarded to Tower Transit's Lea Interchange garage with the transfer to occur on 7 March 2015.[2]

Current route[edit]


  1. ^ a b Route 212 London Bus Routes
  2. ^ Tender News Bus Talk (Go-Ahead London) issue 29 August 2014

External links[edit]

Media related to London Buses route 212 at Wikimedia Commons