Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
RD
12ST
7ST+
6ST
      1ST/66
2ST/109
 

STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak - Collier Row - Romford - Rush Green - Becontree Heath - Heathway - DAGENHAM Chequers - DAGENHAM Fords ( Mon-Sat journeys )

175 map

Extracted from 1934 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

21.07.35
RD
12ST
7ST+
10ST
      1ST/66
2ST/109
 

STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak - DAGENHAM Chequers - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys )
Sunday journey to Fords introduced

20.06.36
BK
--
5LT
--
 
RD
15ST
13ST
13ST

Saturday only Barking (BK) allocation introduced.

04.11.36
AP
2LT
2LT
--
 
BK
--
5LT
--
 
RD
15ST
13ST
13ST

Mon-Sat Seven Kings allocation introduced

09.12.36
BK
--
5LT
--
 
RD
21ST
14ST
9ST
 
U
3LT
3LT
7LT

STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak - Dagenham - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or Rippleside - Barking By Pass - High Street East Ham - MANOR PARK STATION
Daily extended from Dagenham to Manor Park
Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn
Daily Upton Park (U) introduced

1939 map

Extracted from 1939 historical map drawn by Mike Harris showing extension from
Dagenham to Manor Park

The Greater London Bus Map

06.10.37
BK
--
5LT
--
 
RD
21ST
14ST
9ST
 
U
3TD
3TD
--

STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Sunday ) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or MANOR PARK STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn between Dagenham and Manor Park
Sunday Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn

13.12.39
BK
5LT+
3LT+
--
    1LT/62
1LT/87
2LT/238  
 
RD
13ST
10ST
12ST
 
U
5LT
5LT
--

ONGAR Moreton Road  ( Mon-Fri am journey )- STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or MANOR PARK STATION ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Mon-Sat evenings withdrawn between Dagenham and Manor Park
One am journey extended from Stapleford Abbotts to Ongar
Mon-Fri Barking (BK) allocation introduced

15.05.40
BK
4LT+
--
--
    1LT/148    
 
RD
15STL+
13STL
12STL
    1ST/103    
 
U
5LT
5LT
--

Saturday Barking (BK) allocation withdrawn

20.11.40
BK
3LT+
--
--
    1LT/23
1LT/148
   
 
RD
16STL+
13STL
12STL
    1ST/103    
 
U
5LT
5LT
--

ONGAR Moreton Road  ( Mon-Fri am journey )- STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Manor Park journeys rerouted at Barking By Pass via East Ham By Pass and Canning Town to Poplar.
Poplar journeys start from Chase Cross

02.04.41
BK
3LT+
--
--
    1LT/23
1LT/148
   
 
RD
16STL+
18STL
14STL
    1STL/66
1STL/103
   
 
U
5LT
5LT
--

STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Ongar journey withdrawn.

23.07.41
BK
3LT+
--
--
    1LT/87
   
 
RD
18STL+
18STL
14STL
    1STL/103 1STL/123  
 
U
5LT
5LT
--

STAPLEFORD AERODROME - DAGENHAM Kent Ave ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Extended in Stapleford Abbotts to Church Lane

29.10.41
BK
3LT+
--
--
    1LT/148
4LT ex other  
 
RD
18STL+
18STL
14STL
    1STL/103 1STL/123  
 
U
5LT
5LT
--

STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Church Lane terminus cut back to Royal Oak
Saturday Barking (BK) reintroduced

22.04.42
BK
3LT+
--
--
    1LT/148
4LT ex other  
 
RD
18STL+
18STL
14STL
    1STL/103 1STL/123  
 
U
5LT
5LT
--

STAPLEFORD AERODROME ( journeys ) - STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Certain journeys extended from Royal Oak to Church Lane

05.05.43
BK
7LT+
9LT
--
    2LT/87
1LT/148
   
 
RD
18STL
13ST
20STL
9ST
18STL
 
U
7LT
3ST
7LT
--

STAPLEFORD AERODROME( journeys ) - STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm ) - CHASE CROSS ( Sun am ) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Sun am withdrawn between Chase Cross and Stapleford Abbotts except for some early journeys

1943 map

Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

02.05.45
BK
7LT+
8LT+
--
    1LT/87 1LT/23B  
 
RD
26LT
5STL
26LT
3STL
21LT
 
U
11LT
6ST
13LT
--

STAPLEFORD AERODROME( journeys ) - STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak- DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns ) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Sun am reinstated between Chase Cross and Stapleford Abbotts

09.10.46
BK
5G+
4G
8G
    1G/87    
 
RD
29G
22G+
16G
      5G/247  
 
U
21G/
3ST
13G
3LT
--

STAPLEFORD AERODROME( journeys ) - STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak- DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat evenings / Sun am) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings / Sun pm)
Sunday pm extended from Dagenham to Poplar
Sunday Barking (BK) introduced

12.11.47
BK
2G+
--
8G
    1G/23
1G/87
   
 
RD
29G
17G
16G
      5G/247  
 
U
23G+
11G+
--
    3G/101 1G/101  

Saturday Barking (BK) withdrawn

12.07.50
BK
12G+
--
8G
    1G/23
1G/87
   
 
RD
27G+
18G
16G
    1G/247    
 
U
23G+
13G+
--
    3G/101 1G/86A  

STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS Royal Oak- DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat evenings / Sun am) - DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys ) or POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings / Sun pm)
Stapleford Aerodrome journeys withdrawn

14.05.52
BK
12RTL
--
9RTL
 
RD
27RTL
19RTL
16RTL
 
U
23RT
13RT
--

G type replaced by RTL.

03.02.54
BK
12RTL
--
9RTL
 
NS
7RT
--
--
 
RD
28RTL
18RTL
16RTL
 
U
14RT
13RT
--

Mon-Fri North Street (NS) allocation added at the expense of Upton Park (U).

19.05.54
BK
12RTL
--
9RTL
 
NS
7RT
--
--
 
RD
28RT
18RT
16RT
 
U
14RT
13RT
--

Hornchurch (RD) allocation converted from RTL to RT type.

175-1958

This Mon-Fri first and last timetable extracted from April 1958 Red Book

A careful study reveals garage journeys

26.11.58
BK
7RT
--
--
 
NS
7RT
5RT
--
 
RD
16RT
12RT
15RT
 
U
10RT
10RT
--

ONGAR Moreton Road - Stanford Rivers - Passingford Bridge - Stapleford Abbotts - Chase Cross - Collier Row - Romford - Rush Green - Becontree Heath - Heathway - DAGENHAM New Road (Sun) - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel (Mon-Sat)
Additional service
STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS - DAGENHAM Fords or POPLAR - DAGENHAM Fords ( Mon-Sat )
Daily extended from Stapleford Abbots to Ongar via withdrawn 123.
Sunday withdrawn between Poplar and Dagenham - replaced by new 106A.
Saturday NS introduced. Sunday BK withdrawn

09.10.63
BK
7RT
--
--
 
NS
14RT
3RT
--
 
RD
5RT
12RT
12RT
 
U
11RT
9RT
--

ONGAR Cripsey Avenue - DAGENHAM New Road (Suns) - POPLAR (Mon-Sat)

Additional service
STAPLEFORD ABBOTS - DAGENHAM Fords or POPLAR - DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Sat)
CHASE CROSS - DAGENHAM Assembly Plant (Mon-Fri pm jnys)
Extended in Ongar to Cripsey Avenue and Mon-Fri pm journeys introduced to Fords Assembly Plant.

01.07.64
BK
9RT
--
--
 
NS
14RT
3RT
3RT
 
RD
5RT
12RT
9RT
 
U
11RT
9RT
--

Sunday North Street (NS) allocation re-introduced

18.11.64
BK
9RT
--
--
 
NS
14RT
5RT
--
 
RD
5RT
12RT
9RT
 
U
11RT
7RT
--

Sunday North Street (NS) allocation withdrawn.

31.12.66
BK
8RT
--
--
 
NS
10RT
6RT
--
 
RD
6RT
10RT
9RT
 
U
9RT
9RT
--

Journeys to Fords Assembly Plant withdrawn.

1968 allocation
Taken from 1968 allocation book
18.07.70
NS
12RT
7RT
6RT
 
U
15RT
10RT
--

ONGAR (Mon-Sat) - PASSINGFORD BRIDGE (Suns) - DAGENHAM (Suns) - POPLAR (Mon-Sat)
Daily journeys to Fords Works
Sunday withdrawn between Passingford Bridge and Chipping Ongar.
Barking (BK) and Hornchurch (RD) allocations withdrawn.

18.11.72
NS
13RT
7RT
5DMS
 
U
15RT
12RT
--

ONGAR (Mon-Sat) - CHASE CROSS (Suns) - DAGENHAM (Suns) - POPLAR (Mon-Sat)
Daily journeys to Fords Works
Sunday withdrawn between Chase Cross and Passingford Bridge.
Sunday converted to double deck One Person Operation.

16.06.73
NS
13RT
7RT
5DMS

CHASE CROSS - DAGENHAM New Road - FORDS WORKS (jnys)
Withdrawn between Chase Cross and Ongar - replaced by new 175A
Withdrawn between Dagenham and Poplar - replaced by Route 173
Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn withdrawn in favour of 173.

11.10.75
NS21+
13RMA
10RMA
5DMS

RT type replaced by RMA type.

RMA13

RMA13 resurrected from an express service to and from Heathrow to a suburban service in Essex

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

04.09.76
NS21+
13RT
10RT
5DMS

RMA type replaced by RT type

19.03.77
NS21+
13RM
10RM
5DMS

RT type replaced by Routemasters

RT3774

RT3774 seen on the last day of RT operation at Fords

© John Parkin

 

17.11.79
NS21+
12RM
10RM
5T

NORTH ROMFORD Hillrise Estate - DAGENHAM New Road - FORDS WORKS (journeys)
Extended at North Romford to Hillrise Estate

25.07.81
NS21+
12RM
10RM
5T

PASSINGFORD BRIDGE (Mon-Sat) - HILLRISE ESTATE (Suns) - DAGENHAM - Fords Works (jnys)
Mon-Sat extended from Chase Cross to Passingford Bridge replacing withdrawn section of Route 103.

RM1092

RM1092 with a battered roof

This image available with the Routemaster download

29.03.82
NS21+
12Tc
11Tc
5T

RM type replaced by Crew Titans.

04.09.82
NS21+
12Tc
11Tc
5T

PASSINGFORD BRIDGE (MS evg jny/Sat am jny) - HILLRISE ESTATE (Suns) - DAGENHAM - Fords (jnys)
Journeys to Passingford Bridge reduced

04.12.82
NS21+
12Tc
11Tc
5T

HILLRISE ESTATE - DAGENHAM - DAGENHAM Fords (jnys)
Withdrawn between North Romford and Passingford Bridge.

23.04.83
NS21+
10T
8T
3T

Converted to One Person Operation.

25.10.86
NS21+
10T
8T
3T

HILLRISE ESTATE - DAGENHAM - DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri/Sun jnys)
Saturday journeys to Fords withdrawn.

03.01.87
NS21+
10T
8T
3T

HILLRISE ESTATE - DAGENHAM - DAGENHAM Fords (jnys)
Saturday journeys to Fords re-instated.

21.11.87
NS21+
10T
8T
3T

HILLRISE ESTATE - DAGENHAM - FORDS (jnys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peak journeys to Dagenham Dock introduced.

T26

T26 Romford

This image available on the
Titan download

14.09.91
NS21+
10T
8T
3T

HILLRISE ESTATE - DAGENHAM Fords
All journeys to Fords now - Dagenham Dock journeys withdrawn

VN112

VN112 Romford Station

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

28.04.01
NS321+
10TAS
10TAS
3TAS

New contract commenced - double deck low floor buses introduced - date unknown.

15.10.05
NS321+
11TAS
10TAS
3TAS

HILLRISE ESTATE - DAGENHAM Fords - DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Sat & Sun)
Weekends curtailed at Fords Foundry due to the closure of access to Ford Main Works at these times.

25.11.06
NS321+
12TAS
12TAS
6TAS

HILLRISE ESTATE - DAGENHAM New Road - DAGENHAM Fords ( see below )
Weekend extension to Foundry withdrawn
Monday - Friday: First bus through to 2300 - buses will serve Ford Main Works.
Saturday: First bus through to 0700 - buses will serve Ford Main Works.
At all other times (after 2300 Mon-Fri; after 0700 Saturday and all day Sundays and Public Holidays) - buses will terminate at Dagenham - New Road

13.01.07
NS321+
12TAS
12TAS
6TAS

Rerouted via Rom Valley Way to call at Romford Queens Hospital.

02.10.10
NS321+
12TAS
12TAS
6TAS

Westbound journeys now omit to serve Becontree Heath Bus Station

17442

Trident 17442 Romford

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

16.10.10
NS321+
12TAS
12TAS
6TAS

Contract extended for two years

13.10.12
NS321+
12TAS
12TAS
6TAS

Contract renewal for 5 years

10344

10344 , a very smart bus is seen in
Chase Cross Road

© Lawrence Living

28.01.17
NS321+
12TAS
12TAS
6TAS

NORTH ROMFORD Hillrise Estate  -  DAGENHAM New Road
Withdrawn between New Road and Fords

14.10.17
DX
     
ARRIVA LOGO CONTRACT REASSIGNED

NORTH ROMFORD Hillrise Estate  -  DAGENHAM New Road
Contract reassigned to Arriva London North, operating from Barking (DX)



Operating Garages

DX Barking
Changeover point not known yet

NS North Street
Changeover point outside garage

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point ROMFORD STATION

Garage journeys leave line of route at Roneo Corner then via Route 248

BK Barking
Changeover point BECONTREE HEATH ?

Garage journeys leave line of route at Canning Town then via 23 to Barking
or at leave line of route at Heathway then 23 via Longbridge Road

U Upton Park
Changeover point CANNING TOWN Prince Regent Lane
One Saturday duty DAGENHAM Chequers

Garage journeys leave line of route at Heathway then via 23 to Upton Park
or Garage journeys leave line of route at Canning Town then via 23 to Upton Park
or Garage journeys leave line of route at Manor Way then 101 to East Ham Town Hall and 15 to Upton Park

 

 

175 times live stands Tender Specs Fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 12.09.17