Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
RD
2ST
2ST
2ST

ROMFORD Parkside Hotel– Romford – Oldchurch Road– Becontree Heath. – Rainham Road – DAGENHAM EAST The Bull -: Rainham - Wennington - AVELEY Prince Albert ( Daily irregular journeys )
Service was previously numbered 308

1934 map

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Click map to enlarge

09.12.36
RD
3ST
3ST
3ST

ROMFORD Parkside Hotel - RAINHAM Cauliflower
Daily service extended from Dagenham East to Rainham - but Aveley journeys withdrawn

28.05.37
RD
3ST+
3ST+
3ST
    1ST/175 1ST/175  

GALLOW CORNER - Eastern Avenue - Romford - RAINHAM War Memorial
Extended from Parkside Hotel to GIDEA PARK Gallows Corner and diverted at Rainham to War Memorial

04.05.38
RD
3ST+
3ST+
3ST
    1ST/175 1ST/175  

GALLOW CORNER  ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel ( Suns ) - RAINHAM War Memorial
Sunday withdrawn between Romford and Gidea Park

20.03.40
RD
3ST+
3ST
3ST
    1ST/175    

EATERN AVENUE Pettits Lane - RAINHAM War Memorial
Withdrawn between Pettits Lane and Gallows Corner but extended on Sundays from Romford to Pettits Lane

29.10.41
RD
4STL
4STL
5STL

Type change

10.10.45
RD
9G
9G
4G

Type change

03.05.50
RD
10G
11G
6G

1950 entry
This allocation book is in pdf form and has been photo copied - it is not the best reproduction but all the routes are included that were in service at the time
12.08.53
NS
10STL
13STL
6STL

RD allocation transferred to NS and vehicles changed from G to STL.


19.05.54
NS
10RT
13RT
5RT

STL type withdrawn in favour of RT.

27.06.56
NS
13RT
13RT
6RT

NORTH ROMFORD Chase Cross - Pettits Lane - Eastern Avenue - Romford - Oldchurch Rd - Becontree Heath - Dagenham East - South Hornchurch - RAINHAM War Memorial
Extended from Eastern Avenue to North Romford.

RT2211

RT2211 South Road - Romford

This image available with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

30.04.58
NS
13RT
13RT
6RT

103 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



09.10.63
NS
13RT
13RT
6RT

NORTH ROMFORD - HORNCHURCH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - RAINHAM War Memorial
Mon-Fri peak bifurcation introduced to Hornchurch Garage.

1968 entry
This entry is part of the September 1968 allocation book which is available for sale
18.07.70
NS
15RT
12RT
5RT

RAINHAM - NORTH ROMFORD Chase Cross
Hornchurch Garage journeys withdrawn.

13.03.71
NS
15SMS
12SMS
5SMS

Converted to single deck One Person Operation.

SMS795

SMS795

This image available on the
Single Deck CD

03.08.75
NS
15DMS
12DMS
5DMS

Converted to double deck DMS operation.

22.04.78
NS
15DMS
15DMS
5DMS

RAINHAM - NORTH ROMFORD (Mon-Sat evenings) - STAPLEFORD ABBOTS (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Mon-Sat daytime extended from North Romford to Stapleford Abbots.

05.11.79
NS
15T
15T
5T

DMS type withdrawn in favour of Leyland Titan T type.

25.07.81
NS
14T
14T
5T

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM War Memorial
Withdrawn between North Romford and Stapleford Abbots - replaced by extended 175.

09.09.82
NS
11T
11T
3T

Service reductions.

T87 St Edwards Way - Romford

This image available on the
Titan CD


01.09.90
CB
12dd
12dd
3dd

Operation transferred to County Bus.

06.01.91
DD
11dd
11dd
--
 
SH
--
--
3dd
grey green logo Operation transferred to
Grey Green
104

Volvo Citibus Alexander RV 104

This image available on Bus Photos page

14.03.92
DX
11dd
11dd
3dd

Dagenham and Stamford Hill operations transferred to Barking

402

Leyland Olympian Northern Counties 402

This image available on Bus Photos page

19.11.95
DX
11dd
11dd
3dd

The terminal working changed at Chase Cross to allow passengers to board in Chase Cross Road

468

MCW Metrobus  468

This image available on Bus Photos page


02.09.00
DX21+
11dd
11dd
5dd
Start of new contract

2001 map
Taken from leaflet dated 2001
168 406

Volvo East Lancs 168 Chase X stand

This image available on Bus Photos page

Leyland Olympian Northern Counties 406

This image available on Bus Photos page

15.10.05
NS21+
12TA
12TA
5TA
Contract reassigned
18461

Trident 18461 Romford Station

 

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download
16.10.10
NS21+
12TA
12TA
5TA

Contract extended for two years

22.09.12
NS21+
12TA
12TA
5TA

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM Interchange
Extended from Rainham War Memorial to Rainham Interchange

11.04.15
NS21+
9E
8E
5E
RM221+
4E
4E
--

Mon-Sat Rainham (RM) allocation added

15006

Scania 15006 seen in Romford
© Lawrence living

27.06.15
RM221+
14E
13E
6E

North Street (NS) allocation withdrawn except for 1 working off Route 86 am only (NS400)

19734
10333
Enviro 19734 seen in Mercury Gardens Romford
MMC 10333 Chase Cross
Both pictures courtesy © Lawrence Living

14.10.17
GY81+
14DW
14DW
7DW
Arriva logo Contract reassigned

CHASE CROSS  -  RAINHAM INTERCHANGE
Contract reassigned to Arriva London North operating from Grays (GY)

DW238

The new order represented here by DW238 at Romford Station. The 103 no stranger to Arriva operation although before was operated from Barking (DX)

© Richard Groves

   


103 times live stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

 

Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point Romford Station

NS North Street - Romford
Changeover point outside garage

RM Rainham
Changeover point at Rainham Interchange

SH Stamford Hill
Changeover point

DD Dagenham Dock
Changeover point

DX Barking
Changeover point

GY Grays
Changeover point Rainham Interchange