Route History

 

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
26.03.88
AP81+
6T
6T
--
 
NS111+
--
--
9T

ILFORD STATION - CHIGWELL ROW
Route re-introduced - Sunday service joint with Route 247 hence NS allocation.

T629

T629 is showing the yellow blind for Chigwell Row which is a hangover from the 247 when this point was a bifurcation of the main route

This image available with the
Titan download

01.09.90
AP81+
6T
6T
--
 
NS111+
T/247
T/247
T/247

MS North Street allocation introduced albeit ex 247.

14.09.91
AP81+
6T
6T
8T
 
NS111+
T/247
T/247
--

North Street allocation withdrawn on Sunday - replaced by Seven Kings (joint with 247)

10.10.92
AP81+
10DA#
11DA#
--
 
NS111+
6T#
8T#
8T#

# Joint with 247
Sunday allocation reverted to North Street

20.03.93
BK271+
9DA
10DA
5DA

Allocation transferred to Barking (BK)

DA23

DA23 is displaying the CH code but the number is 271 which shows this bus was based at Barking (BK).

Originally Chadwell Heath (CH) was to replace BK and AP but plans fell through at the last minute as the intended site was an ex paint factory and the land was found to be contaminated

This image available with the
Single Deck download

19.07.97
WT
10dd
11dd
6dd

Contract re-assigned to Harris Bus operated from a base at Manor Road - West Thurrock.

335

DAF Northern Counties Palatine ll 335

This image can be found in the Harris Bus folder on the
Abellio download


09.03.00
BT
10dd
11dd
6dd

Service passed temporarily to Blue Triangle although buses from Harris were used. This was due to the liquidation of Harris Bus.

Ipswich 35

This Ipswich bus dates from July 1997 - Harris hired four (18 - 22 - 30 - 35) due to the slow delivery of their buses.

When Blue Triangle operated the route in March/April 2000 it was with Harris Bus vehicles + Blue Triangle drivers.

Blue Triangle hired buses from elsewhere - this example being from Ipswich

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London downloadin the Blue Triangle folder

15.04.00
AG21+
10dd
11dd
6dd

Contract passed to East Thames Buses operated from Ash Grove Garage.

349

ELV12 is showing the previous owners fleet number as well

This image is part of a download available with the Abellio download

and can be found in the ETB folder

2001 map
26.06.04
AG1+
11VWL
10VWL
5VWL

CHIGWELL ROW - BECONTREE HEATH
Extended from Ilford to Becontree Heath via withdrawn 129.

15.10.05
R
11VNW
10VNW
6VNW

OPERATED BY FIRST LONDON from base at Rainham

vnw32659

VNW32659 is seen outside Tesco Barkingside

© Ian Armstrong

16.10.10
DX71+
12T
12T
8T
  SI 93 PVL/474    
arriva Contract reassigned

New contract with Arriva London (DX) - running numbers ex Route 78 which was transferred to Ash Grove
One SDO with the flow journey BECONTREE HEATH - GANTS HILL operated by Blue Triangle from Silvertown Garage ex Route 474

T191

T191 GANTS HILL

© Ian Armstrong

17.10.15
DX71+
14T
14T
9T
  SI 93 PVL/474    

Contract extended for two years

WVL431

WVL431 seen on the lone afternoon journey operated by Docklands Buses from Becontree Heath to Gants Hill

London Bus Routes by Adam

2014 map 2014 map of Ilford
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
01.10.16
DX71+
14T
14T
9T
  RR93 1dd    

CHIGWELL ROW - BECONTREE HEATH
Schoolday only journey transferred with GAL from Dockland (SI) to Blue Triange (RR)

PVL95
PVL95 seen on school duty in Ilford
24.04.17
DX71+
14T
14T
9T
  RR93
1dd
   

branding leaflet
Click image to enlarge

T172
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14.10.17
DX71+

Contract renewal
Go-Ahead Blu Triangle involvement ended

 

 

150 TIMES live stands Tender Specifications 150 Fares

Operating Garages

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point Ilford

BK Barking
Changeover point Ilford

NS North Street
Changeover point North Street Garage (247)

Rainham R
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

DM Dagenham
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

DX Barking
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

RR Barking River Road
Changeover point not applicable