Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
20.11.40
RD
4ST
4ST
4ST

COLLIER ROW Clockhouse Lane - North Street - Romford - Roneo Corner - Hornchurch Road - Abbs Cross Road - Elm Park Avenue - Rainham Road - RAINHAM White Post Corner
New Route ( 253 double decked and renumbered )

25.03.42
RD
4STL
4STL
4STL

HAVERING PARK Hunters Grove - RAINHAM White Post Corner
Extended at Collier Row to Havering Park

1943 map

Extracted from 1943 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

25.02.48
RD
5G
5G
5G

HAVERING PARK Hunters Grove - RAINHAM War Memorial
Converted to G type
Withdrawn between RAINHAM War Memorial and White Post Corner

14.05.52
RD
6STL
7STL
4RTL

Mon-Fri converted to STL and Sunday to RTL.

06.08.52
RD
6STL
7RTL
4RTL

Diverted at Elm Park via Rosewood Avenue and Wood Lane in order that Elm Park Station could be served.

165 diversion
19.05.54
RD
6RT
7RT
4RT

Converted to RT operation.

165 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
21.01.59
RD
6RT
7RT
4RT

Diverted at South Hornchurch to serve Mungo Park Road and Southend Road instead of via Rainham Road.

RT3584

RT3584 at Havering Park terminal

This image available on the
RT download

10.07.66
RD
13RM
13RM/2RT
6RM

Converted from RT to RM operation - buses coming from Upton Park where Route 15 was upgraded to RML.

07.09.68
RD
14RML
14RML/1RT
6RML

Converted from RM to RML.


18.11.72
RD
16RML
16RML
5RML

Mon-Fri allocation increased - hence Saturday RT ended.

RML2400

RML2400 outside North Street Garage

This image available with the RML download

16.06.73
RD
19DMS
19DMS
5DMS

HAVERING PARK Firbank Road - RAINHAM War Memorial.
Converted to Double Deck One Person Operation and terminal altered at Havering Park.

01.06.75
RD
19DMS
20DMS
5DMS

HAVERING PARK Firbank Road - RAINHAM Mardyke Estate (Mon-Fri except peaks and Saturday shopping hours) or RAINHAM War Memorial.
Service to Mardyke Estate introduced. buses diverted via Mardyke Estate normally started and finished at North Street Garage.

24.04.76
RD
19DMS
20DMS
5DMS

HAVERING PARK Firbank Road - RAINHAM Mardyke Estate (Mon-Fri and Saturday shopping hours) or RAINHAM War Memorial.
Mon-Fri peak service introduced to Mardyke Estate


04.12.78
RD1+
19T
20T
5T

Converted from DMS to Titan operation.

T6

A grubby T6 waits at the Parkside Hotel stand

This image available on the
Titan download

21.06.86
RD1+
15T
20T
5T

HAVERING PARK Firbank Road - RAINHAM Mardyke Estate (Mon-Fri and Saturday shopping hours) or RAINHAM War Memorial (Mon-Sat evenings and Sundays) - RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Mon-Sat daytime extended from Rainham War Memorial to Abbey Wood Lane

1986 leaflet
07.02.87
RD1+
15T
20T
5T

HAVERING PARK Firbank Road - RAINHAM Mardyke Estate or RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane
Service revised to operate at all times to both Mardyke Estate and Abbey Wood Lane

24.09.88
DM
dd
dd
dd
 

WE

dd

dd

dd

HAVERING PARK Firbank Road - RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - WENNINGTON Wagon & Horses
Service to Mardyke Estate renumbered 365.
Hornchurch Garage closure - route transferred to Ensignbus with garage journeys introduced to Wennington.

Capital Citybus 280

This image available on the
First London download

01.09.90
DM
dd
dd
dd

HAVERING PARK Firbank Road - RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - WEST THURROCK Lakeside (journeys)
Journeys extended to Lakeside

281

Metrobus CC281

This image available on the
First London download

12.01.91
DM
15dd
19dd
9dd

Diverted in Rainham via Tescos.

14.09.91
DM
7dd
7dd
3dd

ROMFORD MARKET - RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane
Withdrawn between Romford and Havering Park - this section replaced by Route 365.

29.09.01
DM
12M
11M
6M

ROMFORD MARKET - Brentwood Road - Slewins Lane - North Street - Hornchurch High Street - Abbs Cross Lane,
Elm Park - South Hornchurch - Rainham - Upminster Road - RAINHAM Abbey Wood lane
Rerouted between Romford and Hornchurch via Emerson Park

165 map
Scanned from LRT leaflet dated 29.06.02
25.11.06
DM
11DMC
11DMC
6DMC

ROMFORD Brewery - RAINHAM Abbey Wood lane
Extended from Romford Market to Brewery via St Edwards Way and Waterloo Road

DMC44512

DMC41512 Romford

This image available on the
First London download

27.09.08
DM
11DML
11DML
6DML

Contract renewal

06.11.10
DM
11DML
11DML
6DML

Re-routed towards Rainham from Western Road via Grimshaw Way and Slaney Road.

44046

DML44046 Rainham Tesco

This image available on the
First London download

29.09.13
RM121+
11EM
11EM
6EM

ROMFORD Brewery - RAINHAM Abbey Wood lane
Operation transferred from First to Stagecoach East London (RM)

36580

AD Enviro 36580 seen in Hornchurch

© Robert Mighton

Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point outside garage

DM Dagenham
Changeover point Romford Station

RM Rainham
Changeover point RAINHAM Tesco

 

Current times for Route live stands Tender Specs Route 165 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 13.09.17