Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
20.03.93
BK1+
6T
6T
--

ROMFORD STATION - Roneo Corner - Rush Green Road - Becontree Heath - Goodmayes - Green Lane - ILFORD Roden Street ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE replacing Route 129 between Romford and Becontree Heath.

T470

T470 Romford stand ?

This image available with the
Titan download

04.12.93
NS431+
6T/1-129
7T
--

Allocation moved from Barking to Romford North Street (NS)

1995 map
Extracted from April 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
/maps/_2014-maps/128-2014.jpg
19.07.97
WT
6ON
7ON
4ON
harris logo Contract reassigned

ROMFORD STATION - ILFORD Roden Street
Sunday service introduced.

342

Volvo Olympian - East Lancs Pyoneer 342

This image available with the Abellio download

25.03.00
AG1+
6dd
7dd
4dd
logo Contract reassigned
25.06.04
AG21+
12VLW
11VLW
6VLW

ROMFORD STATION - Becontree Heath - Goodmayes - Green Lane - Ilford - Gants Hill - Barkingside - CLAYBURY BROADWAY
Extended from Ilford to Claybury Broadway via withdrawn 129.

15.10.05
DX21+
12VLA
12VLA
10VLA
arriva logo Contract reassigned
06.10.07
DX21+
12VLA
12VLA
10VLA
Night Service
DX41+
5VLA
5VLA
5VLA

All night service added

VLA133

VLA133 approaches Gants Hill Station - the lamp posts forming a guard of honour

This image available on Bus Photos page

16.10.10
DX21+
13T
13T
12T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

Contract extended for two years

T24

T24 pulls onto the Gants Hill Station stop

This image available on Bus Photos page

09.06.12
DX21+
13T
13T
12T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

ROMFORD STATION - South Street - Western Road - Mercury Gardens - St Edwards Way - Waterloo Road - Oldchurch Road - Oldchurch Rise - Roads within Queen's Hospital - Rom Valley Way - Rush Green Road - Wood Lane - Becontree Heath - The Broadway - Green Lane - Goodmayes - Green Lane - Winston Way - Riches Road - Ilford High Road - Clements Road - Ilford High Road - Ilford Station - Cranbrook Road - Gants Hill Station - Cranbrook Road - Barkingside High Street - Fairlop Road - Clayhall Avenue - CLAYBURY BROADWAY
Notes: After 2130 every night - buses are rerouted via South Street (southbound) - Victoria Road and a further section of Mercury Gardens instead of South Street (northbound) and Western Road.
CLAYBURY BROADWAY - Clayhall Avenue - Fairlop Road - Barkingside High Street - Cranbrook Road - Gants Hill Station - Cranbrook Road - Ilford Station - Winston Way - Clements Road - Ilford High Road - Riches Road - Winston Way - Green Lane - Goodmayes - Green Lane - The Broadway - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road - Rom Valley Way - Roads within Queen's Hospital - Oldchurch Rise - Oldchurch Road - Waterloo Road - St Edwards Way - Mercury Gardens - Chandler Way - Eastern Road - South Street - ROMFORD STATION
Rerouted between Rush Green Road and Romford Station via Queens Hospital instead of Roneo Corner

03.10.12
DX21+
13T
13T
12T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

Contract renewal

128 map Ilford map 2014 Romford map 2014

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map


24.04.17
DX21+
15T
15T
8T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

brand leaflet
 
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vla138
VLA138 seen at Romford Market showing off the new branding

14.10.17
DX21+
15T
15T
8T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

Contract extended for two years

 

Operating Garages

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

BK Barking
Changeover point Green Lane / South Park Drive

NS Romford
Changeover point Romford Station Bus Stand

WT Thurrock
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

DX Barking
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

 

 

128 current times 128 live 128 stands Tender Specs Route 129 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 13.09.17