Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
19.08.59
AP
7RT
16RT
6RT
 
BK
--
3RT
--


BARKING London Road - Ilford Lane - Ilford - Seven Kings - CHADWELL HEATH - Romford - Roneo Corner - HORNCHURCH GARAGE (Sat afts)
Trolleybus replacement for Route 693

11.11.59
AP
9RT
11RT
7RT
 
BK
--
10RT
--

THAMES VIEW ESTATE Abridge Way - Bastable Avenue - River Road - Movers Lane - Ripple Road - Barking - Ilford - Seven Kings - CHADWELL HEATH - Romford - HORNCHURCH GARAGE (Sat afts)
Extended from Barking to Thames View Estate.

11.05.60
AP
9RT
11RT
3RT
 
BK
--
10RT
4RT

Sunday Barking (BK) allocation added.

09.10.63
AP
9RT
12RT
4RT
 
BK
5RT
7RT
4RT

BARKING London Road - Ilford - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Hornchurch - Upminster - Hall Lane - Avon Road - Front Lane - Rosebery Gardens - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE Waycross Road.
Daily extended from Chadwell Heath to Upminster Park Estate replacing Route 86 between Upminster Station and Upminster Park Estate but withdrawn between Barking and Thames View Estate - this section replaced by new Route 179.
New Daily Hornchurch (RD) allocation added but Barking (BK) withdrawn.
CMMS allocation withdrawn

01.07.64
AP
9RT
12RT
--
 
BK
5RT
7RT
7RT

Sunday Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn.

1964 map

Extracted from 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

18.11.64
AP
9RT
12RT
4RT
 
BK
5RT
7RT
3RT

Sunday Seven Kings (AP) allocation re-introduced

RT181

RT181 Hornchurch

This image available on the
RT download

23.01.66
AP181+
9RT
12RT
--
 
RD
5RT
7RT
--

BARKING London Road - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE Waycross Road ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn and the section between Upminster Station and Upminster Park Estate was replaced by extending Route 86 from Upminster Station on this day
BK allocation withdrawn but RD introduced .

1969 times
 
18.07.70
AP
5RT
6RT
--

BARKING London Road - HORNCHURCH White Hart.
Route withdrawn between Hornchurch and Upminster - this section replaced by revised Route 248.
Hornchurch (RD) allocation withdrawn.

28.02.76
AP
9RT
8RM
--

Saturday Routemaster introduction.

19.03.77
AP61+
8RM
8RM
--

BARKING London Road - HORNCHURCH Central Drive
Extended from Hornchurch to Hacton Lane Estate via Upminster Road - Hacton Lane and Bevan Way.

RM133

RM133 Hornchurch stand

This image available with the Routemaster download

04.09.82
NS211+
3T
--
--
 
RD111+
--
3T
--

ROMFORD St Edwards Way - HORNCHURCH Central Drive
ONE PERSON OPERATED.
Withdrawn between Barking and Romford.

13.07.85
EN
2dd
2dd
--
logo Contract assigned to Eastern National

1985 leaflet
02.08.86
EN
mini
mini
--

ROMFORD St Edwards Way - Hornchurch - Station Lane - Suttons Lane - Vaughan Avenue - Crystal Avenue - Ascot Gardens - Newmarket Way - Bevan Way - Hacton Lane - Hubbards Chase - Essex Gardens - COUNTY PARK ESTATE. ( Mon-Sat )
MINIBUS OPERATION
Withdrawn between Hornchurch and Hacton Lane and diverted via above route to County Park Estate instead. Marketed under the name "Hornchurch Hoppa".
This service replaced Route 256 which was withdrawn.

02.09.89
EN
7mini
7mini
--

ROMFORD MARKET - Hornchurch - Station Lane - Suttons Lane - Vaughan Avenue - Crystal Avenue - Ascot Gardens - Newmarket Way - Bevan Way - Hacton Lane - Hubbards Chase - Essex Gardens - COUNTY  PARK ESTATE. ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn in Romford between Market and St Edwards Way.

29.07.90
TW
7mini
7mini
--
logo Contract reassigned to Thamesway

391

Mercedes 709D
Reeves Burgess Beaver ( 391 )

This image available on the
First London download

10.12.95
TW
7mini
7mini
--

Transferred to Basildon Depot.

28.09.96
TW
10mini
10mini
3mini

ROMFORD Oldchurch Hospital - Romford Market - Romford Station - Brentwood Road - Osborne Road - Hornchurch Road - Hornchurch - Station Lane - Suttons Lane - Vaughan Avenue - Crystal Avenue - Ascot Gardens - Newmarket Way - Bevan Way - Hacton Lane - Hubbards Chase - Essex Gardens - COUNTY PARK ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )
Extended in Romford from Market to Oldchurch Hospital and re-routed between Romford and Hornchurch via Osborne Road instead of Roneo Corner.
Experimental Sunday service introduced

28.09.97
TW
10midi
10midi
--

Last day of Sunday operation

193 map
Scanned from 1997 leaflet
11.11.00
RD
10midi
10midi
--

Basildon allocation moved to Romford.

29.09.01
RD
10midi
10midi
3mini

ROMFORD Oldchurch Hospital - COUNTY PARK ESTATE
Sunday service reintroduced.
Contract renewal

24.03.02
RD
10OS
10OS
3OS

Converted from Midi operation to low floor single deck

First Essex 504

First Essex 504 - Optare Solo 8.5m

This image available on the
First London download

18.09.04
RD
10SOLO
10SOLO
3SOLO

Contract transferred from First Essex to First London

01.01.07
RD
10SOLO
11SOLO
3SOLO

ROMFORD Queens Hospital -- COUNTY PARK ESTATE
Extended from Oldchurch Hospital to Queens Hospital

01.10.11
DM
11DMS
11DMS
3DMS

RENEWED CONTRACT - frequency changes

DMS41483 seen in Romford

This image available on the
First London download

22.06.13
BE401+
11DMN
11DMN
3DMN
logo Contract reassigned
to GAL-Blue Triangle

dmn15

DMN15 - the same bus as above but now using Go-Ahead fleet numbers although the First 41483 is still shown

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

02.07.16
RR401+
12DMN
11DMN
5DMN

RAINHAM (RE) closed, allocation moved to River Road (RR)

01.10.16
RR401+
12DMN
11DMN
5DMN

ROMFORD Queens Hospital -- COUNTY PARK ESTATE
Contract extended for two years

Current times for Route live stands Tender Specs Route 193 fares

 

Operating Garages

RR River Road, Barking
Changeover point Queens Hospital

BE Rainham
Changeover point Queens Hospital

BK Barking
Changeover point ?

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point at garage

NS North Street
Changeover point at Station ?

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point at garage