Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.06.73
U
9DMS
5DMS
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POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel (Mon-Fri peaks)  - CANNING TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) Newham Way - Dagenham - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue (Mon-Sat evgs) - DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri journeys) Heathway - BECONTREE HEATH (Mon-Sat except evenings)

1974 map
Scanned from 1974 London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge
22.04.78
PR131+
5DMS
6DMS
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CANNING TOWN Royal Oak - Barking Road - New Barn Street - Newham Way - Ripple Road - Heathway - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Canning Town and Poplar
Ford Works spur withdrawn
Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn in favour of  Poplar (PR)

25.06.79
PR131+
6LS
6LS
--

Converted to single deck - National operation.

01.09.79
PR131+
7LS
8LS
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BECONTREE HEATH - Canning Town - West Ham Station - STRATFORD Bus Station
Extended from Canning Town to Stratford via West Ham Station.

25.04.81
WH51+
7LS
6LS
--

Operation transferred to West Ham (WH)

1981 entry
 
10.09.83
WH51+
7LS
6LS
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BECONTREE HEATH - Dagenham - Newham Way - Manor Way - Tollgate Rd - EAST BECKTON Asda - Canning Town - West Ham Station - STRATFORD
Service diverted at Beckton via Asda.

LS371

LS371 Becontree Heath

This image available on the
Single Deck download

27.10.84
WH51+
7T
6T
1T

STRATFORD - Plaistow - Greengate Street - Prince Regent Lane - Tollgate Road - EAST BECKTON Asda (Sun except evgs) Manor Way - Newham Way - Dagenham - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Re-routed between Newham Way and Stratford via Route 262 instead of Canning Town and Manor Way.
Sunday introduced between Stratford and East Beckton.
Converted to double deck operation as the need for single deck along Manor Way was transferred to new Route 276.

03.08.85
WH51+
7T
6T
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BECONTREE HEATH - STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn

T591

A downpour is imminent at Beckton Heath while T593 is on the stand

This image available on the
Titan download

21.06.86
WH51+
7T
6T
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BECONTREE HEATH - East Beckton - Tollgate Road - Stansfield Road - Victoria & Albert Docks - Prince Regent Lane - Greengate Street - Plaistow - STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Rerouted in Newham via Connaught Road instead of via Tollgate Road direct.

28.02.87
DX1+
dd
dd
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Operated by Grey Green ( Trading as Eastenderbus )

Grey Green
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20.03.93
DX1+
dd
dd
dd

STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat ) - EAST BECKTON District Centre (SUN) - Becontree Heath - Whalebone Lane South - Chadwell Heath - Chadwell Heath Lane - LITTLE HEATH
Extended from Becontree Heath to Little Heath and a Sunday service re-introduced between East Beckton and Little Heath.

151

151 at Becontree Heath Bus Station

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Arriva download

05.06.93
DX1+
dd
dd
dd

STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat ) - E BECKTON (Suns) - Little Heath - Barley Lane - GOODMAYES King George's Hospital
Extended from Little Heath to King George's Hospital

25.09.93
DX11+
7midi
7midi
3midi

GOODMAYES - EAST BECKTON Asda
Withdrawn between East Beckton and Stratford.
Converted from double deck to midibus operation.
The Stratford to Greengate section replaced by new Route 473 Stratford and North Woolwich.

30.09.00
DX91+
8PDL
8PDL
3PDL

Start of new contract and converted to low floor operation.

ADL701

ADL701 at Asda

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Arriva download

15.10.05
DX91+
9PDL
8PDL
4PDL

Contract renewal

PDL29

PDL29 King George Hospital

Photographer unknown

07.11.08
DX91+
9PDL
8PDL
4PDL

KING GEORGE HOSPITAL  -  BECKTON STATION DLR
Rerouted to Beckton Station

VLA125

VLA125 poses with the driver at Beckton Station. Occasionally a double decker replaces the usual Dart.

This image available on the
Arriva download

16.10.10
DX91+
11ENL
11ENL
7ENL

Contract renewed - new Enviro single deck type introduced

ENL53

ENL53 Beckton Bus Station

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Arriva download

03.05.14
DX91+
13ENL
12ENL
8ENL
173 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
17.10.15
DX91+
17T
13T
9T

Contract renewal and converted to double deck operation with buses made spare frpm Route 78

T68

T68 at Beckton

© Lawrence Living

Operating Garages

WH West Ham
Changeover point ?

PR Poplar
Changeover point ?

DX Barking
Changeover point outside garage

Current times for Route 104 live stands Tender Specs Route 173 fares