Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
BK
13NS
6NS
11LT
--
 
U
--
--
7TD

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - Whitehall Road - Woodford Wells - Woodford New Road - Grove Road - South Woodford - Gants Hill - Ilford Broadway - Green Lane - Goodmayes - Bennetts Castle Lane - Longbridge Road - Wood Lane Heathway - Oxlow Lane - DAGENHAM Frizlands Lane

1934 map

Extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

17.04.35
BK
12NS
6NS
10LT
--
 
G
--
--
9LT

Sunday Upton Park (U) replaced by Forest Gate (G)

02.10.35
BK
12NS
16LT
--
 
U
--
--
7TD

Sunday Upton Park (U) reinstated

04.03.36
BK
11LT
9LT
--
 
U
--
6TD
7TD

Part of Saturday Barking (BK) allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

21.03.36
BK
11LT
15LT
--
 
U
--
--
7TD

After only 3 weeks Saturday Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn

17.02.37
BK
12LT
14LT+
5LT
      1LT/23B  
 
U
4TD
4TD
5TD

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - Whitehall Road - Woodford Wells - Woodford New Road - Grove Road - South Woodford - Gants Hill - Ilford Broadway - Green Lane - Goodmayes - Bennetts Castle Lane - Longbridge Road - Porters Avenue - Gale Street - Hedgemans Road - Heathway - DAGENHAM New Road
Diverted at Wood Lane to run via Porters Avenue - Gale Street - Hedgemans Road - and Heathway to DAGENHAM New Road instead of Oxlow Avenue to Frizlands Lane
Daily operation from Barking and Upton Park introduced

1939 extension
1939 map shows new routeing via Gale Street instead of Oxlow Lane
24.03.37
BK
12LT
14LT+
--
      1LT/23B  
 
U
4TD
4TD
14TD

Sunday Barking (BK) withdrawn

13.12.39
BK
8LT
16LT+
--
      1LT/23B
2LT/23C
1LT/62
 
 
G
--
--
8STL

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - DAGENHAM New Road ( Daily except evening  ) - DAGENHAM Fords Works ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Mon-Sat journeys extended from New Road to Fords Works
Sunday Upton Park (U) transferred to Forest Gate (G)
Evening service withdrawn


20.03.40
BK
8LT
16LT+
--
      1LT/23B
2LT/23C
1LT/62
 
 
G
--
--
10STL

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - DAGENHAM New Road ( Daily except Mon-Sat evenings  ) - DAGENHAM Fords Works ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Sunday evening service restored

15.05.40
BK
8LT
14LT
--
 
G
--
--
10STL

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - DAGENHAM New Road ( Daily ) - DAGENHAM Fords Works ( Mon-Sat journeys )
Mon-Sat evening service restored

20.11.40
BK
8LT
16LT+
4LT
      1LT/23C  
 
G
--
--
4STL

Sunday Barking (BK) reintroduced

29.10.41
BK
8LT
10LT+
--
      1LT/23C  
 
G
--
4STL
4STL

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - DAGENHAM New Road ( Daily ) - DAGENHAM Fords Works ( Mon-Sat journeys ) or DAGENHAM DOCK ( Mon-Fri journey )
Mon-Fri journey introduced to Dagenham Dock
Saturday Forest Gate (G) introduced

Sunday Barking (BK) withdrawn

25.03.42
AP
--
--
7LT
 
BK
8LT
10LT+
6LT
      1LT/23C
 
 
G
--
4STL
--

Sunday Forest Gate (G) replaced by Barking (BK)
Sunday only Seven Kings (AP) introduction

22.04.42
AP
3LT
4LT
7LT
 
BK
8LT
10LT
6LT

Mpn-Sat Seven Kings (AP) introduced


Saturday only Forest Gate (G) withdrawn

28.10.42
AP
3LT
2ST
4LT
7LT
 
BK
8LT
12LT+
6LT
      1LT/23  
 
U
4ST
--
--

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - DAGENHAM New Road ( Daily ) - DAGENHAM Fords Works ( Daily journeys ) or DAGENHAM DOCK ( Mon-Fri journey )
Sunday journeys introduced to Fords Works
Mon-Sat Upton Park (U) allocation introduced

10.11.43
AP
5LT
6LT
7LT
 
BK
8LT
10LT
6LT
 
U
5LT
1ST
1LT
--

Saturday Upton Park (U) allocation introduced

17.05.44
AP
5LT
6LT
5LT
 
BK
8LT+
10LT+
6LT
    3LT/23 1LT/23B
1LT/87
 
 
U
6LT
1LT
--

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel -
Woodford Wells - Woodford New Road - Grove Road - Waterworks Corner - South Woodford - Gants Hill - Ilford - Goodmayes - Bennetts Castle Lane - Longbridge Road - Hedgemans Road - Heathway - DAGENHAM New Road
-Fords Works ( Daily journeys ) or DAGENHAM DOCK ( Mon-Fri journey )
Diverted at Woodford to run via Waterworks Corner instead of direct
12.06.46
AP
--
4LT+
10LT
      1LT/25A  
 
BK
7G
5G+
10G
      1LT/175  
 
U
6LT
6ST
5LT
--

Mon-Fri Seven Kings (AP) allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

01.02.47
AP
--
--
10LT
 
BK
7LT
11LT+
10G
      1LT/175  
 
U
12LT
8LT
--

Saturday Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn

13.04.49
BK
3G
2LT
7G
5LT+
13G
      1G/23B
2G/62
 
 
U
7LT/
7ST+
4LT
5G
12G
    1RT/15    

Sunday only Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn

03.07.49
AP
--
--
12RT
 
BK
3G
2LT
7G
5LT+
13G
      1G/23B
2G/62
 
 
U
7LT/
7ST+
4LT
5G
--
    1RT/15    

Sunday Seven Kings (AP) allocation reintroduced
Sunday Upton Park (U) withdrawn

26.10.49
AP
--
--
10RTL
 
BK
8RTL
12RTL
11RTL
 
U
15RT
9RT
--

RT/RTL type introduced

25.02.50
AP
--
--
10RTL
 
BK
8RTL
11RTL
11RTL
 
U
15RT
9RTW
--

Saturday RTW introduced at Upton Park (U)


03.05.50
AP
--
--
10RTL
 
BK
8RTW
11RTW
11RTW
 
U
15RTW
9RTW
--

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - DAGENHAM New Road ( Daily ) - Fords Works or DAGENHAM DOCK ( Daily journeys )
RTW introduced at Barking (BK)

RTW260

 

 

RTW260 unknown location

This image is part of the RTL download

                     RT family
 

27.05.51
AP
--
--
7RTL
 
BK
8RTL
11RTL
8RTL
 
U
15RT
9RT
10RT

RTW type withdrawn - and Sunday Upton Park (U) allocation introduced.

17.10.51
AP
--
--
7RTL
 
BK
8RTL
11RTL
7RTL
 
G
--
--
7RT
 
U
16RT
9RT
--

Sunday Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn but Forest Gate (G) introduced.

RTL301

Unusual for the fifties but RTL301 is showing the via points for a 148

This image is part of the RTL download

06.10.54
AP
--
--
7RTL
 
BK
8RTL+
11RTL+
5RTL
    1RTL/148
1RTL/23B
1RTL/62
1RTL/87
 
 
G
--
--
6RT
 
U
16RT
9RT
--

 

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - DAGENHAM New Road ( Daily ) - Fords Works ( Daily journeys )
Dagenham Dock journeys withdrawn although they were still shown on bus map

30.04.58
BK
7RTL
10RTL
4RTL
 
G
--
9RT
9RT
 
U
16RT
--
--

Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn.
Saturday Upton Park (U) allocation transferred to Forest Gate (G).

145 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 November 1958


26.11.58
BK
6RT
8RT
--
 
G
--
5RT
--
 
U
14RT
3RT
10RT

Sunday BK and G allocations withdrawn - U introduced.
Mon-Sat Barking (BK) changed from RTL to RT.

11.11.59
BK
13RT
11RT
--
 
G
--
5RT
--
 
U
9RT
--
10RT

Saturday U allocation withdrawn.

27.04.60
BK
13RT
11RT
--
 
U
9RT
5RT
10RT

Forest Gate garage closed - allocation transferred to Upton Park (U).

11.05.60
BK
13RT
11RT
7RT
 
U
9RT
5RT
6RT

Sunday Barking (BK) allocation introduced.

12.10.60
BK
13RT
11RT
--
 
U
9RT
5RT
10RT

Sunday Barking (BK) allocation withdrawn.

10.05.61
BK
13RT
11RT
4RT
 
U
9RT
5RT
6RT

Sunday Barking (BK) allocation re-introduced.

11.10.61
BK
13RT
11RT
--
 
U
9RT
5RT
8RT

Sunday Barking (BK) allocation withdrawn.

09.05.62
BK
13RT
11RT
3RT
 
U
9RT
5RT
5RT

Sunday Barking (BK) allocation re-introduced.

09.10.63
BK
12RT
11RT
--

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel (Mon-Fri school journeys) - ILFORD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - - DAGENHAM New Road -: or FORDS WORKS ( Mon-Sat journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Withdrawn between Ilford and Chingford except for a few school journeys - this section replaced by new 179.
Dagenham Dock journeys restored
Sunday service extended from Ilford to Leytonstone and renumbered 145A.
Upton Park allocation withdrawn.

23.01.66
BK
12RT
11RT
--
 
AP
--
--
6RT

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel (Mon-Fri school journeys) - ILFORD BROADWAY - DAGENHAM New Road -: or FORDS WORKS (MS journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Sunday service introduced between Ilford and Dagenham - replacing Route 145A.

07.09.68
BK
10RT
10RT
--
 
AP
--
--
5RT

CHINGFORD STATION (Mon-Fri school journeys) - ILFORD BROADWAY - DAGENHAM New Road -: or FORDS WORKS (MS journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Withdrawn between Chingford Station and Royal Forest Hotel.

1968

Oddly this has not been amended for the September 1968 entry as RFH is still in place. The book is for sale in pdf form

 

19.07.69
BK
10RT
10RT
--

CHINGFORD STATION
(Mon-Fri school journeys) - ILFORD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM New Road ( Mon-Sat ) -: or FORDS WORKS (MS journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Sunday service withdrawn.
18.07.70
BK
10RT
10RT
--

WOODFORD WELLS (Mon-Fri school journeys) - ILFORD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM New Road ( Mon-Sat ) -: or FORDS WORKS (MS journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Withdrawn between Chingford Station and Woodford Wells.

03.07.71
BK
10RT
10RT
--

Diverted in Woodford via Waterworks Corner instead of via High Road.

RT453

Roofbox RT453

 

© Malcolm Allan


20.04.74
BK
10DMS
8DMS
--

One Person Operation - double deck.

DMS692

DMS692 shares the stand at Dagenham with an RM

© Paul Davis 1980


01.06.80
BK
9T
7T
--

Converted from DMS to Titan operation

08.09.81
BK
9T
7T
--

CHINGFORD STATION (Mon-Fri school journeys) - ILFORD BROADWAY ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM New Road ( Mon-Sat ) -: or FORDS WORKS (MS journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
School journeys extended from Woodford Wells to Chingford Station.

04.09.82
BK
7T
5T
--

CHINGFORD STATION (Mon-Fri school journeys) - ILFORD BROADWAY (MS except evenings- DAGENHAM New Road (MS except evenings) -: or FORDS WORKS (MS journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peak journeys)
Evening service withdrawn.

02.02.85
BK
7T
5T
--

CHINGFORD STATION (Mon-Fri school journeys) - ILFORD BROADWAY (MS except evenings- DAGENHAM New Road (MS except evenings) -: or FORDS WORKS (Mon-Sat journeys)
Diverted in Dagenham via Church Elm Lane - Siviter Way,and Ballards Road instead of Heathway.
Journeys to Dagenham Dock via Chequers Lane withdrawn.

22.03.86
BK
5T
5T
--

ILFORD BROADWAY (MS except evenings- DAGENHAM New Road (MS except evenings) -: or FORDS WORKS (MS journeys)
Mon-Fri school journeys to Chingford renumbered 145A and transferred to Eastern National.

21.06.86
EB
DMS/RT
DMS/RT
--
logo Transferred from East London buses
to Ensignbus

REDBRIDGE STATION - The Drive - Ilford - South Park Drive - Longbridge Road - Porters Avenue - Gale Street - Hedgemans Road - Dagenham Village - DAGENHAM New Road ( Mon-Sat ) -: Fords Works (Mon-Fri journeys)

282

 

 

Ensignbus 282 Dagenham

This image is part of the Nostalgia 2 download

 

22.06.91
BK201+
7T
6T
--
logo Contract reassigned

REDBRIDGE STATION - The Drive - Ilford - South Park Drive - Longbridge Road - Porters Avenue - Gale Street - Hedgemans Road - Dagenham Village - DAGENHAM ASDA ( Mon-Sat ) -: Fords Works (Mon-Fri journeys)
Extended from New Road to Asda except for Fords Works journeys.
Service returned to Barking Garage (East London)

t153

 

 

T153 Ilford Town Centre

This image is one of  590 photos which are available with the Leyland Titan download

 

20.03.93
BK
14DW
13DW
13DW

REDBRIDGE STATION - The Drive - Ilford - South Park Drive - Longbridge Road - Porters Avenue - Gale Street - Hedgemans Road - Dagenham Village - DAGENHAM ASDA -: Fords Works (Mon-Fri journeys)
Converted to midibus and introduced on Sunday.

DWL23

 

DWL23 Ilford Shopping centre

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

 

10.07.93
BK201+
15DW
14DW
6DW

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - Wanstead - The Drive - Ilford - South Park Drive - Longbridge Road - Porters Avenue - Gale Street - Hedgemans Road - Dagenham Village - DAGENHAM ASDA -: Fords Works (Mon-Fri journeys)
Extended from Redbridge to Leytonstone replacing withdrawn section of Route 366.

DRL138

DRL138 bound for the Green man. This bus shows the "CH" garage code which was never used

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

09.95
BK201+
15LA
14LA
6LA

Upgraded to LA operation - completed by September 1995. Start of conversion unknown ?

DA10

DA10 seen in Ilford

© Eamonn Kentell


24.05.97
BK201+
15LA
14LA
6LA

LEYTONSTONE LU STATION - Wanstead - The Drive - Ilford - South Park Drive - Longbridge Road - Porters Avenue - Gale Street - Hedgemans Road - Dagenham Village - DAGENHAM ASDA -: Fords Works (Mon-Fri journeys)
Extended from "Green Man" to Station in Leytonstone.

May/June 01
BK201+
14SLD
14SLD
7SLD

Conversion to SLF Dart.

30.08.03
BK201+
15TA
15TA
8TA

Converted to low floor double deck operation

2003 map

Map issued 30.08.03
Click map to enlarge


25.03.06
BK201+
15TA
15TA
8TA
Contract renewal
17527

 

17527 LEYTONSTONE HIGH ROAD

This image is one of 850 which is available for sale as a download

 

26.03.11
BK201+
15TE
15TE
8TE
LOGO Contract renewal
19756

19756 parked at the Leytonstone Stn stand

This image is one of 850 which is available for sale as a download

30.04.16
BK201+
17TE
17TE
13TE

Leytonstone Station Bus Station - Church Lane - High Road Leytonstone - Green Man Roundabout - Cambridge Park - Wanstead Station - Eastern Avenue - Redbridge Station - Eastern Avenue - The Drive - Cranbrook Road - Ilford Station - Chapel Road - Winston Way - Handforth Road - Clements Road - High Road - Riches Road - Winston Way - High Road - Green Lane - South Park Drive - Faircross - Longbridge Road - Wood Lane - Porters Avenue - Gale Street - Becontree Station - Gale Street - Hedgemans Road - Dagenham Library (for Dagenham Heathway Station) - Church Elm Lane - Church Street - Siviter Way - Church Lane - Ballards Road - Oval Road South - Crosby Road - New Road - Chequers Lane - Orion Park - Messina Way - Asda access roads - Merrielands Crescent - Asda access roads - Dagenham Asda
Diverted at Chequers via Chequers Lane - and Orion Park to Asda instead of direct
Contract renewal

10330

10330 seen at Leytonstone

Photo kindly supplied by
© Aubrey Morandarte

19/20.08.16
BK201+
17TE
17TE
12TE
 
BK1+
--
4TE
4TE

LEYTONSTONE  -  DAGENHAM Asda ( Daily + Fri/Sat night service)
Fri and Sat night service added in connection with all night Central Line introduction

01.04.17
BK101+
17TE
17TE
12TE
 
BK951+
--
4TE
4TE

Running Number sequence change


Operating Garages

BK Barking
Changeover point at Martins Corner up to 1986
From 1991 Barking - South Park Drive - Longbridge Road

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point at Martins Corner

U Upton Park
Changeover point Ilford

G Forest Gate
Changeover point Ilford

145 times 145 live stands Tender Specs Fares

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 05.04.17