Operated by Stagecoach London
Garage Leyton (T)
West Ham (WH)
Vehicle Dennis Trident 10.5m / Alexander ALX400
Scania OmniCity 10.8m
PVR 21
predecessors Route 69
Start Chingford
Via Walthamstow
End Stratford City
Length 11 miles (18 km)
Level Daily
Journey time 35-86 minutes
Frequency About every 8-15 minutes
Day 04:40 until 01:27
Night Route N26
Adult single fares
Oyster 90p
Cash £2.00

London Buses route 97 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. The service is currently contracted to and operated by East London.


Although today's 97 commenced operation on 19 November 1988 as a daily service between Chingford Station and Leyton (Downsell Road) via Chingford Mount, Walthamstow, Walthamstow Central Station, Bakers Arms and Leyton High Road. It is actually descended from a daily route 97 that commenced operation on 31 January 1981 along with a Monday to Saturday supplementary service 97A.

Current routeEdit

Route departing Chingford StationEdit

Route departing Leyton (Downsell Road)Edit

Previous route 97s in LondonEdit

The route number 97 had been used prior to its current use.

  • Between 1959 - 1968 route 97 operated between Brentford and Ruislip station.
  • Between 1971 - 1978 route 97 operated between Northumberland Park station and Liverpool Street station.

There was also in London:

  • Route 97A

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

List of bus routes in London

1-99 | 100-199 | 200-299 | 300-399 | 400-499 | 500-599 | 600-699 | Letter prefix | Night only

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