London Buses route 69

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Operator Tower Transit
Start Walthamstow Central station
Via Leyton
End Canning Town station

London Buses route 69 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Walthamstow Central and Canning Town stations, it is operated by Tower Transit.


Upon being re-tendered, it was retained by Stagecoach London with a new contract commencing on 30 April 2004.[1]

On 17 December 2005, it was curtailed from London City Airport to Canning Town station as part of a series of changes in connection with the Docklands Light Rail being extended.[2] Stagecoach London commenced a further contract on 30 April 2011.[3] In October 2015, three Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMCs with inductive wireless charging technology, which allows its batteries to receive a charging boost when stationary at specially equipped bus stops entered service on route 69.[4][5][6][7]

When next tendered, it was awarded to Tower Transit. The new contract commenced on 6 February.[8][9]

Current route[edit]

Route 69 operates via these primary locations:[10]


  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 69/N69 Transport for London 24 October 2003
  2. ^ Bus Services London City Airport Consultative Committee
  3. ^ Bus tender results Route 69/N69 Transport for London 6 September 2010
  4. ^ Murray, James (28 August 2014). "London to get hybrid buses that could charge wirelessly". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Brian, Matt (27 August 2014). "London to start trialling wirelessly charged buses". Engadget. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Kee, Edwin (27 August 2014). "Hybrid Bus Charging Technology Trial Kicks Off In London". Uber Gizmo. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "October start for Enviro400 virtual electric trial" Buses issue 725 August 2015 page 10
  8. ^ Bus tender results Route 69/N69 Transport for London 7 October 2015
  9. ^ Tender News Bus Talk (Go-Ahead London) issue 37 December 2015 page 11
  10. ^ Route 69 Map Transport for London

External links[edit]

Media related to London Buses route 69 at Wikimedia Commons