Route 38A

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This route originally ran from Loughton to Victoria Stn.  The section of the route to be operated on the day is as follows:
LEYTON GREEN, Lea Bridge Road, CLAPTON POND, Pembury Road, DALSTON CROSS, Balls Pond Road, MILDMAY PARK Dove Road
Certain journeys will run from Leyton Green to Hackney Central Station only.  See note here regarding road closure.
(Routemasters will operate as 38)
Main boarding points
Leyton Green (bus stand)
Clapton Pond (towards Hackney: stop E;  towards Leyton: stop L)
Mildmay Park (Dove Rd stand)
Route history
Operated since before the formation of London Transport in 1933, the 38A was one of the first RT routes in London, with its Leyton allocation of six-wheeler LT buses being replaced during 1947 and 1948.  Loughton's post-war STDs were replaced by RTs in 1955, whereupon it remained RT operated from these garages, supplemented between 1959 and 1967 by RTLs from Clapton.
The route was discontinued in September 1968, being replaced by changes to the 20 and the 38.  The RTs on the 38 lasted a further 3 years until replaced by Routemasters, which then continued to serve Clapton Pond until 28 October 2005.  Their loss is mourned by the communities of Clapton, Hackney and Dalston.