London Buses route 279
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|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.2m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||32|
|Night-time||Night bus N279|
|End||Manor House station|
|Length||9 miles (14 km)|
|Journey time||38-73 minutes|
|Operates||04:44 until 23:58|
Route 279 commenced operating on 26 April 1961 between Cheshunt and Smithfield via Waltham Cross, Ponders End, Edmonton, Tottenham, Manor House, Holloway and Islington as a replacement for trolleybus route 679 with AEC Routemasters.
On 28 October 1978, it was withdrawn between Cheshunt and Waltham Cross, being replaced by route 283. This was reintroduced on 27 September 1980, before being withdrawn again on 3 August 1985 and replaced by route 259.
From 1 February 1992, the Holloway and Smithfield section was withdrawn, with route 153 taking over. On 27 April 1996 the Waltham Cross to Upshire section ceased operating.
Upon being re-tendered, route 279 was retained by Arriva London with a new contract commencing on 16 October 1999. Arriva London retained when next tendered with a new contract commencing on 16 October 2004. On the same date it was withdrawn between Manor House and Holloway. Arriva London commenced a further contract on 15 October 2011 with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s introduced.
Route 279 operates via these primary locations:
- Waltham Cross bus station
- Enfield Highway
- Ponders End High Street
- Edmonton Green station bus station
- Upper Edmonton
- Bruce Grove station
- Tottenham High Road
- Seven Sisters station
- Manor House station