Route History

Route 1 fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.05.50
BK
4G
4G
4G

DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - Heathway - Oxlow Lane - Rush Green - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel
New Route

11.10.50
BK
6G
4G
4G
 
RD
3G
3G
3G

DAGENHAM New Road - Romford - Main Road - Gallows Corner - Straight Road - HAROLD HILL Myrtle Road
Extended from Romford to Harold Hill replacing withdrawn 86B. Hornchurch (RD) allocation added.

20.02.52
BK
8STL
12STL
4RTL
 
RD
3STL
4STL
4RTL

DAGENHAM - Straight Road - Hilldene Avenue - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive
Extended from Myrtle Road to Gooshays Drive within Harold Hill and Guys replaced by STL/RTL

14.05.52
BK
8STL
12RTL
6RTL
 
RD
3STL
4RTL
4RTL

Saturday converted to RTL operation.

RTL294

RTL294 seen in Romford

© Alan Cross

12.08.53
BK
--
10RTL
--
 
NS
16STL
13STL
13STL

Daily Hornchurch (RD) allocation withdrawn. Barking (BK) Mon-Fri and Sunday allocation withdrawn. North Street (NS) allocation introduced.

24.02.54
BK
--
10RTL
--
 
NS
15RT
13RT
13RT

North Street (NS) converted to RT operation.

08.01.58
BK
--
10RTL
--
 
NS
19RT
18RT
17RT

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) Thames Avenue - DAGENHAM - NOAK HILL
ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (EXPRESS SERVICE Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peak journeys extended in Dagenham to Fords Foundry.

174 times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

20.08.58
BK
--
13RTL
--
 
NS
20RT
16RT
17RT

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) DAGENHAM - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - NOAK HILL Pentowan (MS irregular)
ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (EXPRESS SERVICE Mon-Fri peaks)
MS journeys introduced to NOAK HILL Pentowan - replacing withdrawn section of Route 238

26.11.58
BK
--
13RT
--
 
NS
20RT
16RT
17RT

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Daily jnys) DAGENHAM - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - NOAK HILL Pentowan (MS irregular)
ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (EXPRESS SERVICE Mon-Fri peaks)
Daily journeys introduced to Fords Foundry. Barking allocation converted to RT.

10.07.66
BK
--
14RT
--
 
NS
20RM
16RM
12RM

North Street (NS) converted to RM operation.

18.07.70
NS
14RM
14RM/3RT
3RM
 
RD
5RM
5RM
4RM

Barking (BK) allocation withdrawn but Daily Hornchuch (RD) allocation introduced.

RM11

RM11 seen in winter sunshine

This image available on the
Nostalgia 1 CD


13.03.71
NS
19RM
19RM/2RT
6RM

Hornchurch (RD) allocation withdrawn.

20.04.74
NS
19RM
20RM
5RM

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Daily jnys) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - NOAK HILL Pentowan (Mon-Fri schooltime jnys)
ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (EXPRESS SERVICE Mon-Fri peaks)
Pentowan journeys reduced to schooltime only


23.07.77
NS81+
19RM
17RM
5RM

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Daily jnys) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - NOAK HILL Pentowan (Mon-Fri schooltime jnys)
EXPRESS SERVICE withdrawn.

17.05.80
NS81+
20RM
17RM
5RM

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Daily jnys) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - Oxlow Lane - Dagenham Road - Oldchurch Road - Romford Station - NOAK HILL Tees Drive
Diverted via Oldchurch Hospital - Pentowan journeys withdrawn.

29.03.82
NS81+
20Tc
17Tc
5Tc

Converted to Titan crew operation.

23.04.83
NS81+
18T
16T
5T

Converted to One Person operation.

21.06.86
NS81+
18T
16T
5T
Express
NS101+
--
6T
--

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - Harold Hill - Dagnam Park Drive - Whitchurch Road - NOAK HILL Tees Drive (return via Noak Hill Rd - North Hill Drive - Whitchurch Drive. )
EXPRESS SERVICE - ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive ( operated limited stop between Romford Market and Straigh Road
Saturday express service re-introduced and weekend journeys to Fords Foundry withdrawn

07.02.87
NS81+
18T
16T
5T
Express
NS101+
--
6T
--

Re-routed northbound in Romford to serve Bus Station.

15.02.88
NS81+
18T
16T
5T
Express
NS101+
--
6T
--

SDO journeys diverted at Main Road via Balgores Lane - Gidea Park Station - Upper Brentwood Road - Main Road - then line of route.

?
NS81+
15T
12T
5T
Express
NS101+
--
6T
--

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peaks) - NOAK HILL Tees Drive
SATURDAY SHOPPING HOURS EXPRESS SERVICE:
ROMFORD Bus Station - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive
Mon-Fri peak journeys introduced to DAGENHAM DOCK

01.09.90
NS81+
15T
15T
5T

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peaks) - NOAK HILL Tees Drive
EXPRESS SERVICE withdrawn.

T306 at Romford Station

This image available on the
Titan download

 


14.09.91
NS381+
15T
15T
9T

Commencement of three year contract.

20.03.93
NS381+
10T
12T
5T

SDO bifurcation via Gidea Park Station transferred to new 374

16.09.00
NS381+
13T
12T
5T
Contract renewal
2001
NS381+
13TAS
12TAS
5TAS

Low floor dd introduced.

17.06.02
NS381+
13TAS
12TAS
5TAS

NOAK HILL Tees Drive - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue
Withdrawn between Kent Avenue and Fords Foundry / Dagenham Dock

14.09.03
NS381+
15TAS
12TAS
5TAS

NOAK HILL Tees Drive - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue (Sun) - DAGENHAM Marsh Way CEME ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Kent Avenue to Marsh Way CEME


15.10.05
NS381+
15TAS
12TAS
6TAS

HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Square - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue (Sun) - DAGENHAM Marsh Way CEME ( Mon-Sat )
New contract commenced - route restuctured to terminate at Harold Hill thus withdrawn to Tees Drive - replacing withdrawn Route 374.

17194

17194 at the Harold Hill stand

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download


18.07.09
RM41+
20TAS
20TAS
10TAS

Allocation moved to Rainham (RM)


16.10.10
RM41+
20E
20E
10E

Contract renewal

174 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
17.10.15
RM41+
21E
21E
12E

HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Square - DAGENHAM Marsh Way CEME
Contract renewal
Sunday service extended from New Road to CEME

19793

19793 MARSH WAY terminus

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

174 times

Operating Garages

BK Barking
Changeover point ?

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point ?

NS North Street - Romford
Changeover point Romford Station at present but has been Romford Market in the past

RM Rainham
Changeover point - buses running light to and from Rainham Garage

Current stands and turning points

Tender specs