Route History

Fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
02.01.35
BK
3LT
3LT
--

LITTLE HEATH Haw bush - Goodmayes Lane - Longbridge Road - Fair Cross - Barking Station - BARKING Westbury Road
New Monday-Saturday route operated by Barking (BK)

18.03.36
U
3LT
3LT
--

Barking (BK) allocation replaced by Upton Park (U)

17.02.37
C
3STL
--
--
 
U
--
3TD
--

Mon-Fri Upton Park (U) allocation replaced by Atholl Street (C)

05.01.38
BK
8LT
8LT
--

LITTLE HEATH Haw bush - Goodmayes Lane - Longbridge Road - Fair Cross - Barking - Ripple Road - Woodward Road - Gale Street - Porters Avenue - Valence Avenue - CHADWELL HEATH Wangey Road
Extended from Barking to Chadwell Heath

04.05.38
BK
8LT
8LT
--
 
U
--
--
8STL

LITTLE HEATH Haw bush - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH ( Daily )
Sunday service introduced between Barking and Chadwell Heath

03.08.38
BK
8LT
8LT
--
 
U
--
--
8STL

LITTLE HEATH Haw bush - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH ( Mon-Sat / Sun am ) - Whalebone Lane - Marks Gate - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sun pm )
Sunday service extended from Chadwell Heath to Chigwell Row

12.10.38
BK
8LT
8LT
6LT

LITTLE HEATH Haw bush - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH ( Daily )
Suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months
Sunday Upton Park (U) withdrawn in favour of Barking (BK)

03.05.39
BK
8LT
10LT
8LT

LITTLE HEATH Haw bush - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH ( Mon-Fri / Sat /Sun am ) - Whalebone Lane - Marks Gate - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sat/Sun pm )
Sat/Sun pm service extended from Chadwell Heath to Chigwell Row

1939 map

Extracted from 1939 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

13.12.39
BK
9LT+
9LT+
4LT
    1LT/148 1LT/148  

HAINAULT Smith's Factory ( Mon-Sat peaks ) Hainault Road - - LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH (Daily )
Suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months
Mon-Sat peaks extended from Little Heath to Hainault

20.03.40
BK
9LT+
9LT+
4LT
    1LT/148 1LT/148  

HAINAULT Smith's Factory ( Mon-Sat peaks ) -LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Mon-Sat / Sun am ) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sun pm )
Reinstated between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for Summer months

15.05.40
BK
8LT
8LT
6LT

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Mon-Sat / Sun am ) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sun pm )
Withdrawn between Hainault and Little Heath

13.11.40
BK
8LT
8LT
4LT

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Daily )
Suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months

02.04.41
BK
8LT
8LT
6LT

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Mon-Sat / Sun am ) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sun pm )
Sun pm reinstated between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for Summer months

29.10.41
BK
8LT
8LT
6LT

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Daily )
Suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months

25.03.42
BK
8LT
8LT
6LT

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Mon-Sat / Sun am ) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sun pm )
Sun pm reinstated between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for Summer months

08.04.42
BK
8LT
8LT
4LT

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Daily )
Suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row until 1944

19.04.44
BK
8LT
8LT
10LT

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Mon-Sat ) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sun )
Sun reinstated between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for Summer months

25.10.44
BK
8LT
8LT
4LT

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Daily )
Suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months

02.05.45
BK
8LT
8LT
10LT

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Mon-Sat ) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sun )
Sun reinstated between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for Summer months

26.09.45
BK
10G
10G
10G
         

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Daily )
Suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months

17.04.46
BK
10G
10G+
10G
      2G/23
1G/175
 

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - BARKING ( Suns ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sat pm / Sun )
Sat/Sun reinstated between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for Summer months

22.05.46
BK
10G
10G+
10G
      2G/23
1G/175
 

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm) - BARKING ( Sun am) - CHADWELL HEATH( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sat pm / Sun )
Sun am extended from Barking to Little Heath

09.10.46
BK
10G
10G+
10G
      2G/23
1G/23C
 

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm) - BARKING ( Sun am) - CHADWELL HEATH( Daily)
Suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months

01.01.47
BK
12G/
1LT
13G+
10G
      1G/23  

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm) - BARKING ( Sun am) - CHADWELL HEATH(Suns) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Chadwell Heath to Chigwell Row

30.04.47
BK
11G
11G+
15G
      3G/23
2G/23C
 

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm) - BARKING ( Sun am) - CHADWELL HEATH Mon-Fri / Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Sat pm / Sun )
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row
Sat/Sun reinstated between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for Summer months

12.11.47
BK
11G
13G+
10G
      1G/23C  

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm) - BARKING ( Sun am) - CHADWELL HEATH( Suns ) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Chadwell Heath to Chigwell Row
Sunday suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months

05.05.48
BK
11G
11G+
15G
      3G/23
2G/23C
 

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm) - BARKING ( Sun am) -- CHIGWELL ROW ( Daily )
Sat/Sun reinstated between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for Summer months

20.10.48
BK
11G
12G+
11G
      1G/23
1G/23C
 

LITTLE HEATH ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm) - BARKING ( Sun am) - CHADWELL HEATH( Suns ) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Chadwell Heath to Chigwell Row
Sunday suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months

13.04.49
BK
11G
12G+
10G
      1G/23B
2G/23C
 

LITTLE HEATH - CHIGWELL ROW
Revised to run at all times end to end

26.10.49
BK
11G
12G+
11G
      1G/23B
1G/23C
 

LITTLE HEATH ( Daily ) - CHADWELL HEATH( Suns ) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday suspended between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row for winter months

14.12.49
BK
11RTL+
12RTL
10RTL
    2RTL/23C    

RTL introduction

03.05.50
BK
11RTL+
15RTL
15RTL
    1RTL/23
1RTL/175
   

LITTLE HEATH - CHIGWELL ROW
Revised to run at all times end to end

11.10.50
BK
11RTL
18RTL
10RTL

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row suspended for winter months.

02.05.51
BK
13RTL
18RTL
15RTL

LITTLE HEATH Haw bush - CHIGWELL ROW Maypole
Sunday Route extended from Chadwell Heath to Chigwell Row

17.10.51
BK
11RTL
18RTL
10RTL

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) - CHIGWELL ROW ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row suspended for winter months.

16.04.52
BK
14RTL
16RTL
10RTL

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) Whalebone Lane - Hainault - BARKINGSIDE Old Maypole ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat Route diverted at Hainault and amended to run via New North Road to Barkingside.

14.05.52
BK
14RTL
16RTL
--

LITTLE HEATH - BARKINGSIDE Old Maypole ( Mon-Sat )
Summer Sunday Route renumbered 62A as it diverted to Chigwell Row on this day

22.10.52
BK
14RTL
16RTL
10RTL

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) Whalebone Lane - Hainault - BARKINGSIDE Old Maypole ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row suspended for winter months - therefore the number 62A was not needed and a Sunday Route was re-introduced for winter months.

06.05.53
BK
14RTL
16RTL
--

LITTLE HEATH - BARKINGSIDE Old Maypole ( Mon-Sat )
Summer Sunday Route renumbered 62A as it deviated to Chigwell Row on this day.

07.10.53
BK
14RTL
16RTL
10RTL

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) Whalebone Lane - Hainault - BARKINGSIDE Old Maypole ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Route between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row suspended for winter months - therefore the number 62A was not needed and a Sunday Route was re-introduced for winter months.

03.02.54
AP
5RTL
--
--
 
BK
13RTL
16RTL
10RTL

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri extended from Barkingside to Ilford via Gants Hill. Mon-Fri Seven Kings (AP) allocation added.

19.05.54
AP
5RTL
--
--
 
BK
13RTL
16RTL
--

LITTLE HEATH - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri)
Summer Sunday Route renumbered 62A as it deviated to Chigwell Row on this day.

06.10.54
AP
5RTL
--
--
 
BK
13RTL
16RTL
10RTL

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION (Mon-Fri)
Sunday Route between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row suspended for winter months - therefore the number 62A was not needed and a Sunday Route was re-introduced for winter months.

04.05.55
AP
5RTL
--
--
 
BK
13RTL
16RTL
--

LITTLE HEATH - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri)
Summer Sunday Route renumbered 62A as it deviated to Chigwell Row on this day.

12.10.55
AP
5RTL
--
--
 
BK
13RTL
16RTL+
10RTL
      1RTL/174  

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION (Mon-Fri)
Sunday Route between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row suspended for winter months - therefore the number 62A was not needed

02.05.56
AP
5RTL
--
--
 
BK
13RTL
16RTL+
--
      1RTL/174  

LITTLE HEATH - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri)
Summer Sunday Route renumbered 62A as it deviated to Chigwell Row on this day.

27.06.56
AP
8RTL
5RTL
--
 
BK
10RTL
11RTL+
--
      1RTL/174  

LITTLE HEATH - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri except peaks)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Gants Hill and Ilford in the off peak.
Saturday Seven Kings (AP) allocation introduced.

17.10.56
AP
8RTL
5RTL
--
 
BK
10RTL
11RTL
10RTL
      1RTL/174  

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri except peaks)
Sunday Route between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row suspended for winter months - therefore the number 62A was not needed

01.05.57
AP
8RTL
5RTL
--
 
BK
10RTL
11RTL
--
      1RTL/174  

LITTLE HEATH - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri except peaks)
Summer Sunday Route renumbered 62A as it deviated to Chigwell Row on this day.

16.10.57
AP
8RTL
5RTL
--
 
BK
10RTL
11RTL
10RTL
      1RTL/174  

LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH (Suns) - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri except peaks)
Sunday Route between Chadwell Heath and Chigwell Row suspended for winter months - therefore the number62A was not needed

30.04.58
AP
8RTL
5RTL
--
 
BK
10RTL+
11RTL
 
    1RTL/23    

LITTLE HEATH - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri except peaks)
Summer Sunday Route renumbered 62A as it deviated to Chigwell Row on this day.

See map at bottom of page

62 times

The above timetable has been extracted from the 1958 Red Book which is available for sale
This book shows all the first and last times of Central Buses - Trolleybuses and Green Line ( full timetables ) current at 30th April 1958 prior to the heavy cuts in Novemebr 1958

1958 map

Extracted from 1958 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

26.11.58
AP
8RT
5RT
--
 
BK
10RT+
11RT
 
    1RTL/23    

LITTLE HEATH - BARKINGSIDE (Sats) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri except peaks)
RTL type withdrawn in favour of RT. It will be noted that the Sunday Route was not re-instated for the winter and the 62A now ran all year round - demoting the 62 to a Mon-Sat Route.

07.07.59
AP
8RT
5RT
--
 
BK
10RT
11RT
 

Daily diverted via Rose Lane & Billet Road to serve Marks Gate Estate

03.02.60
AP
5RT
5RT
--
 
BK
9RT+
10RT
 
    1RT/162    

BARKING St Pauls Road - Upney - Becontree - Chadwell Heath - Whalebone Lane - Hainault - BARKINGSIDE Old Maypole (Sats) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - ILFORD (Mon-Fri except peaks)
Withdrawn between Little Heath and Barking and instead diverted at Upney to run via Upney lane and Longbridge Road to Barking instead of Rippleside. The Little Heath section was replaced by new Route 162.

09.10.63
AP
5RT
--
--
 
BK
9RT+
13RT
 
    1RT/175    

Saturday Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn.

07.04.65
BK
14RT
13RT
--

Mon-Fri only (AP) allocation withdrawn thus ending an 11 year association with the route.

23.01.66
BK
14RT
14RT
--

BARKING - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sats)
Saturday Route extended from Barkingside to Ilford.

07.09.68
BK
15RT+
14RT
7RT
    1RT/23c    

BARKING - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri except peaks/Sats/Suns)
Sunday Route re-introduced with the withdrawal of Route 62A.
Sunday introduced with one journey in each direction diverted via Whalebone Lane North.

1968 entry
This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale
19.07.69
BK
14RT
12RT
9RT

CREEKMOUTH (Sun journeys) - BARKING ( Mon-Sat ) - ILFORD STN
Sunday 5 am and 5 pm journeys extended from Barking to Creekmouth Power Station.
Mon-Fri extended from Gants Hill to Ilford at all times instead of peaks only.
Mon-Fri peak journeys introduced via Fowler Road - Hainault

Scanned from April 1970 Red Book
Note the Creekmouth journeys - Whalebone Lane North journeys shown as via Marks Gate Cemetery on blinds and the journeys starting and finishing at WOOD LANE Valence Avenue would have been garage journeys to or from BK

1970 map

Extracted from 1970 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Interesting to note that the route had 3 bifurcations at this time

Marks Gate Cemetery
Hainault Industrial Estate
and Creekmouth

08.01.72
BK
12RT
11RT
7RT

CREEKMOUTH (Sun jnys) - BARKING - BARKINGSIDE High Street (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Barkingside and Ilford except peaks.

10.03.72
BK
14RT
10RT
7RT

CREEKMOUTH (Sun jnys) - BARKING Oban Road (MS except evgs) - BARKING London Rd (MS evgs/Suns) - BARKINGSIDE (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD STN (Mon-Fri peaks/Sat/Sun)
Diverted in Barking to terminate at Gascoigne Estate.

31.08.74
BK
14RT
10RT
7RT

Mon-Fri journeys via Fowler Road in Hainault withdrawn.

19.03.77
BK221+
10RT
9RT
6RT

CREEKMOUTH (Suns) - BARKING (Mon-Sat) - BARKINGSIDE High Street
Daily withdrawn between Barkingside and Ilford.

RT624

RT624 on the last day showing an incorrect via Fowler Road ultimate destination

© John Parkin


07.04.79
BK221+
10RM
9RM
6RM

The 62 had the honour of being the last operated RT route - a special event was held on this day to mark the occasion

RM970

RM970 Gascoigne Estate

© John Parkin


04.09.82
BK221+
7Tc
7Tc
3Tc

BARKING Oban Road - - MARKS GATE (MS eves/Suns) - HAINAULT The Lowe (MS except evgs)
Withdrawn between Hainault and Barkingside and further withdrawn MS evenings between Marks Gate and Hainault.
RM type replaced by crew Titans.

23.04.83
BK221+
8T
7T
3T

Daily-OPO

21.06.86
BK221+
8T
7T
4T

BARKING - MARKS GATE (MS eves/Suns am) - HAINAULT (MS except eves/Sun pm) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) Ilford - South Park Drive - BARKING GARAGE (Mon-Fri jnys)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Hainault to Gants Hill and further extended to Barking Garage via South Park Drive (garage journeys)

25.10.86
BK221+
8T
7T
3T

BARKING   - MARKS GATE (MS eves/Suns) - HAINAULT (MS except eves) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks) - BARKING GAR (Mon-Fri jnys)
Sunday withdrawn between Marks Gate and Hainault.

t117

 

 

T117 Gascoigne Estate - Barking

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17.01.87
DM31+
dd
dd
dd

BARKING   - MARKS GATE (MS eves/Suns) - HAINAULT (MS except eves) GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri peaks)
Contract transferred to Ensignbus and therefore withdrawn between Gants Hill and Barking Garage.

Ensignbus 296 Gascoigne Estate

© Paul Davis


01.12.90
DM31+
7dd
7dd
3dd

BARKING - MARKS GATE (Suns) - COLLIER ROW Clockhouse Lane (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hours)
Withdrawn between Marks Gate and Gants Hill but extended Mon-Fri daytime and Sat shop hours to COLLIER ROW Clockhouse Lane.

23.11.91
BK221+
8T
8T
3T

BARKING - MARKS GATE
Withdrawn between Marks Gate and Collier Row
Ensignbus contract transferred to East London Buses (BK)

20.03.93
BK221+
11DWL
11DWL
6DWL

Converted to single deck midibus operation.

dwl19

 

 

DWL19 London Road

This is one of 1500 images available on the Single Deck download

 

16.09.95
BK221+
11DAL
11DAL
6DAL

Type change

19.07.97
BK221+
11PD
11PD
6PD

Type change

01.05.99
BK221+
11PD
11PD
6PD

New timetable and map issued

24.03.01
BK221+
13PD
12PD
5PD

Start of new contract

SLD333

 

 

SLD333 Cooper's Arms
CHADWELL HEATH

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25.03.06
BK221+
14DM
12DM
5DM

Contract renewal

26.03.11
BK221+
14DM
1TA
13DM
6DM

Contract renewal - and one doUble deck working added

26.04.11
BK221+
14DM
1E
13DM
6DM

Double deck working converted to E400 type

19781

Enviro 19781 London Road - Barking

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23.05.11
BK221+
14E200
1E 400
13E200
6E200

Start of conversion from DM type to Enviro 200 - completed by July

36296

36296 Barking Station

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30.04.16
BK221+
16E
15E
9E

Contract renewal with new double deck ADL

10331 10309


10331 seen in Gale Street - Barking

© Aubrey Morandarte.

10309 is seen at Marks Gate - the fading light does not do the new style blind justice

© Lawrence Living

62 times

Operating Garages

Seven Kings
Changeover point Goodmayes ?

BK Barking
Changeover point Fair Cross

FL Purfleet
Changeover point Barking London Road

Upton Park (U)
Changeover point Barking London Road ?

C Atholl Street
Changeover point Barking London Road ?

Current stands and turning points

2014 map

Extracted from Map 35 drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map