Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
19.08.59
G
9RT
10RT
--
 
NS
9RT
7RT
--
 
RD
9RT
10RT
3RT
 
U
8RT
12RT
12RT
lt logo ROUTE 86A renumbered.

LIMEHOUSE Eastern Hotel - Campbell Road - Bow - Stratford - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Hornchurch - UPMINSTER STATION (Suns) - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )

27.04.60
NS
9RT
--
--
 
RD
9RT
8RT
4RT
 
U
17RT
32RT
12RT

Forest Gate (G) garage closed - G allocation and Saturday NS transferred to Upton Park (U).

11.05.60
NS
9RT
--
--
 
RD
9RT
8RT
4RT
 
U
17RT
32RT
12RT

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE
Mon-Sat extended from Upminster to Upminster Park Estate

86 times
 
09.10.63
AP
--
5RT
--
 
RD
13RT
--
--
 
U
13RT
29RT
13RT

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STATION
Withdrawn between Upminster and Upminster Park Estate.
Allocation change as above - NS withdrawn - AP introduced.

01.04.64
AP
--
5RT
--
 
RD
13RT
--
--
 
U
13RT
29RT
13RM

Sunday RM introduced at Upton Park (U) spare from Route 15.

1964 map Limehouse section
Extracted from 1964 historical map drawn by  Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
23.01.66
AP
--
5RT
--
 
RD
13RT
--
--
 
U
13RT
29RT
13RM

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STN ( Mon-Sat ) - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE (Suns)
Sunday Route extended from Upminster Stn to Upminster Park Estate.

10.07.66
AP
--
5RT
--
 
RD
13RT
--
--
 
U
13RT
29RT
13RML

Sunday RML introduced at Upton Park (U) spare from Route 15.

07.09.68
RD
11RT
---
--
 
U
15RT
27RT
12RML

Daily diverted via Bromley Station
AP allocation withdrawn.

25.10.69
AP
--
--
3RT
 
RD
11RT
--
--
 
U
15RT
27RT
9RML

Sunday AP allocation re-introduced.

1969 entry
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

 

18.04.70
AP
--
--
11RT
 
RD
11RT
--
--
 
U
15RT
27RT
--

Sunday U allocation withdrawn.

RT4331

A superb shot of roofbox RT4331 at
Bow Roundabout heading for U garage

 

© Jim Blake

18.07.70
AP
19RT
6RT
9RT
 
U
--
15RT
--

LIMEHOUSE - ROMFORD STATION
Withdrawn between Romford and Upminster.
Hornchurch (RD) allocation withdrawn.
Mon-Sat Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn.

28.10.72
AP
20RT
6RT
9RT
 
U
--
14RM
--

Saturday RM introduced at U.

05.01.74
AP
20RT
6RT
9RT
 
U
--
14RML
--

Saturday RML introduced at U.

RML2728

RML2728 Stratford Broadway

© Paul Davis

28.02.76
AP101+
21RM
6RM
9RM
 
U201+
--
14RML
--

RM type introduced to Seven Kings (AP)

04.09.82
AP101+
23RM
22RM
7RM

ROMFORD STATION - STRATFORD -; BOW CHURCH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Bow and Limehouse.


23.04.83
AP101+
26RM
18RM
8RM
 
WH281+
--
8RM
--

ROMFORD - LIMEHOUSE
Extended from Bow to Limehouse
Saturday West Ham (WH) introduced.

02.03.84
AP101+
26Tc
18Tc
8Tc
 
WH281+
--
8RM
--

Leyland Titan crew operation introduced at Seven Kings (AP).

27.10.84
AP101+
22Tc
18Tc
8Tc
 
WH291+
--
5RM
--

LIMEHOUSE (Suns) - BROMLEY BY BOW (Mon-Fri peaks) - STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD STN
Withdrawn between Stratford and Limehouse except Sundays and also between Stratford and Bromley By Bow except Mon-Fri peaks and Sunday.
West Ham (WH) running number change

02.02.85
AP101+
25T
22T
8T

Converted to One Person Operation.

T2

T2 Romford Station

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03.08.85
AP101+
26T
22T
8T

LIMEHOUSE (Suns) or MILE END STN (Mon-Fri peaks) -- STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat ) -- ROMFORD
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Bromley By Bow to Mile End Station.

07.02.87
AP101+
25T
24T
9T

LIMEHOUSE (Sun except eves) or MILE END STN (Mon-Fri peaks) -- STRATFORD (Mon-Sat/Sun eves) -- ROMFORD Bus Station
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Stratford and Limehouse

01.04.89
AP101+
25T
24T
9T
el logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off

28.10.89
AP101+
24T
24T
9T

LIMEHOUSE (Sun except eves) -- STRATFORD (MS/Sun eves) -- ROMFORD Bus Station
Mile End Station journeys withdrawn

06.01.90
AP101+
24T
23T
9T

Sunday rerouted eastbound at Stratford via Bus Station Great Eastern Road to Stratford Broadway.


25.05.91
AP101+
19T
20T
6T

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
Withdrawn between Stratford and Limehouse

20.03.93
NS341+
19T
20T
7T

Seven Kings (AP) allocation transferred to North Street (NS)


19.07.97
BW131+
--
6VN
--
 
NS341+
18VN
15VN
9VN

Saturday BW introduced

VN28

VN28 seen at Ilford High Road

© MK Conway

28.04.01
SD131+
--
7TA
--
 
NS341+
18TA
18TA
14TA

Saturday only Bow (BW) allocation replaced by new Stratford (SD) allocation.

20.07.02
NS341+
9TA
6TA
7TA
 
SD301+
20TA
25TA
12TA

Daily Stratford (SD) allocation introduced - new contract commenced with increased service

 
15.10.05
SD301+
28TA
28TA
16TA

North Street (NS) allocation withdrawn.


23.02.08
WH301+
28TA
28TA
20TA

Stratford (SD) closed. allocation moved to new base at Canning Town named West Ham (WH)

18.07.09
NS371+
28TA
28TA
17TA

Contract renewal and allocation moved to Romford (NS)

17202

Trident 17202 Romford Station

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04.03.13
NS371+
30TA
28TA
17TA
 
WH83/84
2 ex 158
--
--

A study of the timetable Mon-Fri reveals that there are two departures from Manor Park to Stratford at 0812 and 0824 - these journeys run out of service from West Ham. On arrival at Stratford they take up service on Route 158

London Bus Routes: Route 86: Romford Station - Stratford &emdash; Route 86, East London ELBG 15023, LX58CFO, Romford 

15023 Romford

18.07.14
NS371+
30TA
28TA
17TA
 
WH83/84
2 ex 158
--
--

Contract extended for two years

London Bus Routes: Route 86: Romford Station - Stratford &emdash; Route 86, Stagecoach London 19737, LX11BAU, Romford 

16.07.16
NS371+
32TA
30TA
19TA
 
WH403/4
2 ex 158
--
--

Contract renewal

Operating Garages

BW Bow
Changeover point Stratford Bus Station

WH West Ham
Changeover point Stratford

U Upton Park
Changeover point Green Street - Forest Gate

G Forest Gate
Changeover point Green Street - Forest Gate

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point outside garage

NS North Street - Romford
Changeover point Romford Station

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point outside garage

SD Stratford
Changeover point buses run light to garage

 

 

 

 

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© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Monday, 13.11.17