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Turnpike Lane Bus-stop islands, looking east, 1968

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Albums: Historical Images of Turnpike Lane

Comment by Lydia Walter on September 8, 2023 at 19:15

What a photo! The 217 and the 231 along with a Ford Anglia at the traffic lights near The Wellington!

Comment by Straw Cat on September 8, 2023 at 21:28
When were these removed? Don't think they were there when I came to London in 72
Comment by Hugh on September 8, 2023 at 23:22

Straw Cat, to the best of my knowledge the islands were installed in 1932 and removed in 1968. It seems likely that a bus enthusiast took this snap to record them shortly before they were removed. 

Comment by Jeremyb on September 9, 2023 at 22:31

Yes Hugh, on 7th Sept 1968, the 217 and 231 were withdrawn between Turnpike Lane Stn and Alexandra Park and replaced by single-deck flat-fare buses on route W2, and the islands stopped being served. The W2 had to be caught in the 'new' roofed-over bus station.

Comment by Hugh on September 10, 2023 at 10:46

Thanks, Jeremy. I knew someone would have unequivocal knowlege. 

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