Route History

 



Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
05.05.48
T
3LT
3LT
3LT

LOUGHTON STATION - Buckhurst Hill High Road - Palmerston Road - Roding Lane - Chigwell Rise - Chigwell Road - Station Road - Hainault Road - Fenpiece Road - BARKINGSIDE Old Maypole

26.10.49
T
3STD
3STD
3RT

Type change

03.05.50
T
3STD
3STD
3STD

Sunday service reverted to STD

11.10.50
L
5STD
5STD
5STD

LOUGHTON GARAGE - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD
Extended in Loughton to the Garage and from Barkingside to Ilford
Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Loughton (L)

17.10.51
L
6STD
6STD
6STD

DEBDEN Chester Road - Loughton - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION
Extended from Loughton Garage to Debden Estate

19.05.54
L
6STD
6STD
6STD

DEBDEN BROADWAY - Willingale Road - Chester Road - Pyrles lane - Goldings Hill - Loughton - - ILFORD STATION
Extended from Debden Estate to Debden Broadway.

16.03.55
L
6RT
6RT
6RT

STD type replaced by RT.

30.04.58
L
7RT
6RT
6RT

1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.05.60
L
7RT
6RT
6RT
167 entry
This entry has been taken from the May 1960 allocation book which is available for sale
 
03.07.71
L
9SMS
7SMS
4SMS

Converted to single deck one person operation.

SMS549

SMS549 Gants Hill with an RM on a 123 following

This image available on the
Single Deck download

12.09.76
L
9DMS
7DMS
4DMS

Converted to double deck operation.

31.03.79
L101+
7DMS
6DMS
3DMS

DEBDEN STATION ,Rectory Lane - Loughton - Loughton Station - Loughton - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION
SDO jnys DEBDEN STATION - WEST HATCH SCHOOL
Revised to double run via Loughton Station and SDO journeys introduced to West Hatch School from Debden

DMS1631

DMS1631 York Road - Ilford

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

28.01.82
L101+
7T
4T
3T

Converted to Leyland Titan operation.

04.09.82
L101+
5LS
5LS
2LS

LOUGHTON STATION - Oakwood Hill - Debden Lane - Church Hill - Loughton Station - Loughton Way - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION
Rerouted between Buckhurst Hill and Loughton Station via Loughton Way - Valley Hill - Roding Road - Station Road - Loughton High Road - Rectory Lane - Debden Station - Oakwood Hill - and Roding Road thus terminating at Loughton Station instead of Debden Station. This was an exchange of routeings with 250
Converted to single deck operation with Leyland Nationals.

LS208

Leylnad National LS208 at the
Buckhurst Hill Station stop

This image available on the
Single Deck download

24.05.86
EN
sd
sd
sd

Operation transferred to Eastern National from a depot in Walthamstow - and Loughton Garage closed.

14.08.88
EN
sd
sd
sd

DEBDEN STATION - Debden - Chester Road - Pyrles Lane - Rectory Lane - Church Hill - Loughton Station - Loughton Way - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell Station - Grange Hill - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION
Rerouted in Debden via Debden Estate

31.10.88
EN
sd
sd
sd

One Mon-Fri am peak journey revised to start from Woodford Green - Debden

29.07.90
TW
sd
sd
sd

Operation transferred to Thamesway - joint allocation with Route 20

07.03.92
DX
5sd
5sd
3sd

Operation transferred to Grey Green - operated from Barking Depot

930

DAF Ikarus 930 at Hainault Street stand

This image available on the
Arriva download

 

08.03.97
DX61+
8SLF
7SLF
3SLF

Start of new contract with low floor buses.

ADL963

Dennis Dart Alexander ADL963 ILFORD POST OFFICE

This image available on the
Arriva download

09.03.02
D1+
10SLF
10SLF
5SLF
 
EM
1M
--
--

Contract assigned to Docklands Buses operated from a base in Silvertown BUT ONE SCHOOLDAY ONLY JOURNEY with Leaside Travel.

CAETANO M1326
Caetano Nimbus at ILFORD POST OFFICE
This rare shot of M1326 on the 167 seen at ?
This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download
This image available on the
Metrobus download
18.09.06
SI1+
10SLF
10SLF
5SLF
logo Docklands Buses now under Go Ahead management

25.06.11
BE41+
9ED
8ED
5ED
LOGO Now operated by Blue Triangle from Rainham (BE)

ED23

MCV Evolution ED23 seen in the shadows at Barkingside

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

10.03.12
BE41+
9ED
8ED
5ED

Contract renewal

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
02.07.16
RR41+
9ED
8ED
5ED

Rainham (BE) closed, allocation moved to River Road (RR)

SOE27

SOE27 makes a rogue appearance shortly before the contract is transferred to Stagecoach

Click image to enlarge

© Ian Jordan

LDP198

LDP198 is seen at Loughton Station which will shortly become the northern terminus

© Ian Jordan

11.03.17
BK
7SE
7SE
4SE
logo Contract reassigned

ILFORD  -  LOUGHTON STATION
Withdrawn between Loughton and Debden, at school times this section replaced by Route 677

36346

Dart e200 10.2m seen in Ilford with the new destination showing

© Lawrence Living

Operating Garages

BK Barking
Changeover point Ilford

RR River Road, Barking
Changeover point Ilford

L Loughton
Changeover point outside garage

DX Barking
Changeover point Ilford

T Leyton
Changeover point ?

DB Silvertown
Changeover point is Ilford Hainault Street - we have 11 of the dart/nimbus combo buses but only use 10 a day numbered D1 through to D10 - with 21 M - F duties using 10 buses 20 Saturday duties using 10 buses and 10 Sunday duties using 4 buses .
We use either a de licensed black taxi or a peugeot 205 and some times a dark metallic blue transit van plastered in Docklands minibus logo.

Thanks to Graham - a driver at Docklands for this information.

 

Current times for Route 167 live 167 stands Tender Specs Route 167 fares

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Sunday, 19.03.17