Route History

 

 

Fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
T
3LT
3LT
--

ILFORD STATION - Cranbrook Road - Gants Hill - Wanstead - LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Mon-Sat )
Renumbered from 248

03.07.35
G
6LT
5LT
4LT

ILFORD STATION - Cranbrook Road - The Drive - Wanstead - LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Daily )
Diverted via The Drive instead of Gants Hill
Sunday service introduced
Leyton (T) allocation moved to Forest Gate (G)

15.05.40
AP
3LT
3LT
3LT

Forest Gate (G) allocation moved to Seven Kings (AP)

20.11.40
AP
2LT
2LT
2LT

ILFORD - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane
Withdrawn between Wanstead Lane and Leytonstone

29.10.41
AP
4LT
--
--
U
--
4LT
--

ILFORD STATION - Cranbrook Road - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane -: - LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Mon-Sat peaks)
Mon-Sat peaks extended from The Drive to Leytonstone
Sunday withdrawn
Saturday only Upton Park (U) introduced

21.01.42
AP
4LT
4LT
--

Saturday only Upton Park (U) withdrawn

17.06.42
AP
2LT
2LT
--

ILFORD - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Wanstead Lane and Leytonstone

12.11.47
AP
3LT
3LT
2LT

ILFORD - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane ( Daily )
Sunday service reintroduced

05.05.48
AP
4LT
--
--
G
--
4STL
2STL

ILFORD - REDBRIDGE STATION ( Daily )
Extended to Redbridge Station
Weekend Forest Gate introduced at expense of Seven Kings

20.10.48
AP
4RT
--
--
G
--
4STL
2STL

RT type introduced

26.10.49
AP
4RTL
--
--
G
--
4STL
2STL

RT type replaced by RTL

03.05.50
AP
4RTL
--
--
 
G
--
4RT
2RT

Forest Gate (G) converted to RT type.

1950 entry
This 1950 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
30.06.54
AP
3RTL
--
--
 
G
--
7RT
2RT
 
U
6RT
--
--

NORTH WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Fri peaks) - ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (Sat peaks) - Manor Way - EAST HAM White Horse ( Mon-Sat ) High Street North - Gladstone Avenue - Browning Road - Little Ilford Lane - ILFORD STN (Suns) - The Drive - REDBRIDGE STN
MS extended from Ilford to East Ham and further extended MS peaks to ROYAL ALBERT DOCK and further extended Mon-Fri peaks to NORTH WOOLWICH.
Mon-Fri Upton Park allocation added.

06.10.54
AP
3RTL
--
--
 
G
--
7RT
--
 
U
6RT
--
--

NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks) - ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (Sat peaks) - EAST HAM ( Mon-Sat ) - REDBRIDGE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn. The Drive section was left unserved on Sundays until March 1955 when new Route 148A was introduced.

147 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


20.08.58
AP
6RTL
--
--
 
U
7RT
9RT
--

Forest Gate (G) allocation withdrawn.

1958 map

Extracted from 1958 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

26.11.58
AP
6RT
--
--
 
U
7RT
9RT
--

Seven Kings allocation converted to RT type.

01.07.64
AP
3RT
--
--
 
U
9RT
9RT
--

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks) - EAST HAM ( Mon-Sat ) - REDBRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Royal Albert Dock and North Woolwich.

1964 times
This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book and is available for sale as a pdf document
27.01.65
U
12RT
9RT
--

Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn.

RT1231

 

Saunders roofbox RT1231 seen on a peak hour journey to
Royal Albert Dock

This image is part of the RT download

                      RT family
 

03.10.66
U
12RT
9RM
--

Saturday service converted to RM.

18.07.70
U
13RT
9RML
--

Saturday converted to RML using buses spare from Route 15.

03.07.71
U
12SMS
11SMS
4SMS

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks) - EAST HAM - REDBRIDGE ( Mon-Sat ) - LEYTONSTONE (Suns)
Converted to single deck OPO
Sunday service introduced between East Ham and Leytonstone

16.11.75
U
12DMS
11DMS
4DMS

Converted to double deck operation.


22.04.78
U131+
12DMS
11DMS
3DMS

EAST HAM White Horse - REDBRIDGE STN
Mon-Fri withdrawn between East Ham and Royal Albert Dock - and Sunday withdrawn between Redbridge and Leytonstone thus standardising service.

26.04.81
U131+
10T
10T
3T

DMS type replaced by Titans.

25.06.83
U131+
7T
8T
2T

REDBRIDGE STN - EAST HAM White Horse ( Mon-Sat ) or Barking Road - Upton Park - Prince Regent Lane - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Daily)
Part of MS and all of Sunday service rerouted at East Ham Town Hall via Route 5 to Greengate and 262 to V & A Docks - this enabling the new Newham General Hospital to be served.

04.02.84
U131+
7T
8T
2T

REDBRIDGE STN - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Daily)
Bifurcations to East Ham withdrawn

02.11.85
U131+
10T
10T
3T

REDBRIDGE STN - The Drive - Ilford - Browning Road - East Ham - Barking Road - Prince Regent Lane - Victoria Dock Road - Munday Road - Radland Road - Tarling Road - ( return via Appleby Road) KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Rerouted at Victoria Dock Road via Route 241 to Keir Hardie Estate.

1985 entry
This has been extracted from the 1985 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital
          Allocation Books

21.06.86
U121+
10T
10T
4T

ILFORD Hainault Street - KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Withdrawn between Ilford and Redbridge and diverted at Ilford via Route 25 to the Hainault Street stand.

06.06.87
AP1+
--
--
7T
U121+
10T
11T
--

SEVEN KINGS GARAGE (Sun garage journeys) ILFORD Hainault Street - KEIR HARDIE ESTATE ( Mon-Sat ) Victoria Dock Road - Freemasons Road - New Barn Street - Balaam Street - Plaistow - Plaistow Road - Stratford Broadway - STRATFORD Bus Station (Suns)
Sunday service extended from Keir Hardie Estate to Stratford
Sunday Seven Kings allocation introduced

20.03.93
BK121+
--
--
7T
U121+
10T
11T
--


ILFORD Hainault Street - KEIR HARDIE ESTATE ( Mon-Sat ) Victoria Dock Road - Freemasons Road - New Barn Street - Balaam Street - Plaistow - Plaistow Road - Stratford Broadway - STRATFORD Bus Station (Suns)
Sunday only AP allocation moved to Barking (BK)

T525

 

T525 (BK) at Ilford

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

 

25.09.93
BK121+
11T
12T
--
U121+
--
--
4midi

ILFORD - KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Sunday withdrawn between Keir Hardie Estate and Ilford - replaced by reintroduced Route 241.
Sunday service also converted to midibus and transferred to Upton Park (U) the MS allocation moved from U to BK.

19.07.97
BK121+
14T
13T
6T

Sunday allocation moved from Upton Park (U) to Barking (BK) and converted from midibus status to double deck.

01.05.99
U121+
14T
13T
5T

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
MS BK allocation moved to Upton Park and extended from Keir Hardie Estate to Canning Town Station via Route 241.

S58

 

 

Scania S58 Ilford

This image is one of 850 which is available for sale with the Stagecoach download

 

147 map

Scanned from 1999 leaflet

28.08.00
BK121+
--
--
6T
U121+
13TAS
12TAS
--

Sunday only BK introduced
Converted to low floor double deck operation.

DM192

DM192 stands in for a double decker

This image is one of 850 which is available for sale with the Stagecoach download

13.10.01
U121+
14TAS
13TAS
8TAS

Sunday only BK allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

10.05.04
U121+
15TAS
14TAS
10TAS
logo Start of new contract - retained by Stagecoach East London (U).
Earlier first and last buses to meet tube connections.

01.09.07
U121+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

Daily frequency increase.

28.07.10
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

Allocation moved to Canning Town (WH

07.05.11
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

Contract renewed

25.07.11
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

ILFORD - PRINCE REGENT DLR STATION
During closure of Victoria Dock Road - withdrawn between Prince Regent and Canning Town

17516

Trident 17156 has just set down at the temporary terminal at Prince Regent

This image is one of 850 which is available for sale with the Stagecoach download

01.04.13
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
18TAS

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
Routeing reverted to Canning Town - temporary curtailment ended

14.09.13
WH51+
19TAS
20TAS
18TAS

ILFORD - PRINCE REGENT DLR STATION
During closure of Victoria Dock Road - withdrawn between Prince Regent and Canning Town

31.10.15
WH51+
19TAS
20TAS
18TAS

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
Routeing reverted to Canning Town - temporary curtailment ended

07.05.16
RR1+
21E
20E
14E
logo Contract reassigned to GA-L Blue Triangle operating from a new base in River Road - Barking
E175
E175 Canning Town stand

147 times

Operating Garages

G Forest Gate
Changeover point at Ilford

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point at Ilford

BK Barking
Changeover point at Ilford

U Upton Park
Changeover point at Upton Park

RR River Road
Changeover point ILFORD stand

WH Canning Town
Changeover point at Canning Town - but while terminating at Prince Regent buses ran out of service to garage

Tender specs

Route 147 live