Route History

 

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
BK
27LT+
8LT
--
   
2LT/148
3LT/23
--
--
 
X
--
10ST/7
--

BECONTREE Chittys Lane  ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat )  -  Barking  -  East Ham  -  Upton Park  -  Plaistow  -  Canning Town  -  Poplar  -  Limehouse  -  Commercial Road  -   ALDGATE ( Sat pm )  -  Bank  -  Holborn  -  Oxford Circus-  Baker Street  -  MARYLEBONE STATION ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat am)
Prior to this date had been numbered 151
The Mon-Fri service was run jointly with Route 87

Please refer to Route 23 for map

30.01.35
BK
21LT+
8LT
--
   
3LT/23
--
--
 
X
--
10ST/7
--

Joint allocation with Route 87 withdrawn

04.03.36
BK
23LT+
9LT
--
   
1LT/87
3LT/175A
--
--
 
X
--
6ST/7
--

BECONTREE Chittys Lane  ( Mon - Sat )  -   ALDGATE ( Sat pm )  - MARYLEBONE STATION ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat am)  -  St John's Wood  -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri am and afternoon )
Mon-Fri off peak service introduced between Becontree and Swiss Cottage
It is unclear if there was an evening service between Becontree and Marylebone

17.02.37
BK
13LT+
8LT+
--
   
7LT/23
2LT/87
3LT/23
--

BECONTREE Chittys Lane  ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat  except evenings)  -  BARKING  Blakes Corner ( Sat afts )  -  PLAISTOW  ( Mon-Fri )  -- MARYLEBONE STATION ( Mon-Fri / Sat am)
Withdrawn between Marylebone and Swiss Cottage

Mon-Fri withdrawn outside peaks between Plaistow and Becontree
Sat pm withdrawn between Barking and Aldgate

Middle Row (X) allocation withdrawn

13.12.39
BK
7LT+
8LT+
--
   
2LT/23
1LT/87
1LT/175A
1LT/23
--

BECONTREE Chittys Lane   -  BARKING  Blakes Corner ( Mon- Fri peaks and evening / Sat )
Withdrawn between Barking and Marylebone
Evening service introduced to replace 106 evening service which was withdrawn in November

18.05.42
BK
3LT+
8LT+
--
   
5LT/23
1LT/87
3LT/23
--

BECONTREE Chittys Lane   -  BARKING  St Paul's Road ( Mon- Fri peaks and evening / Sat )
Extended in Barking to St Paul's Road

28.10.42
BK
4LT+
8LT+
--
    4LT/23 3LT/23  

BECONTREE Chittys Lane   -  BARKING  St Paul's Road ( Mon- Sat peaks )
Mon-Fri evening service withdrawn
Saturday service reduced to peaks only

Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
10.10.45
BK
3G+
9G+
--
    4G/23
1LT/87
1G/23  

Type change

31.03.48
BK
4LT+
4LT+
--
    2G/23
2LT/87
2G/23
1LT/87
 

Type change

20.10.48
BK
5G+
9G+
--
    2G/23
1LT/87
2G/23
1LT/87
 

Type change

03.05.50
BK
5RTW+
7RTW+
--
    2G/23
1RTL/87
2G/23
1RTL/62
2RTL/87
 

RTW type introduced

1950 ENTRY
Taken from May 1950 allocation book which is for sale
02.05.51
BK
5RTL+
7RTL+
--
    2RTL/23
1RTL/87
2RTL/23
1RTL/62
2RTL/87
 

RTW type replaced by RTL

01.05.57
BK
6RTL+
7RTL+
--
    1RTL/23
2RTL/87
1RTL/87  

BECONTREE Chittys Lane  ( Mon-Sat peaks ) -  BARKING  Blakes Corner ( Mon- Sat )THAMES VIEW ESTATE Bastable Avenue ( Mon-Sat )  - REMPLOY FACTORY ( Mon-Sat peak journeys )
Withdrawn between Blakes Corner and St Paul's Road and diverted instead via Ripple Road - Movers Lane - River Road - and Bastable Avenue + peak journeys to Remploys which were previously served by Route 23C

23b times

This book shows all the first and last times of Central Buses - Trolleybuses and Green Line ( full timetables ) current at 30th April 1958 prior to the heavy cuts in November 1958
30.04.58
BK
6RTL+
7RTL+
--
    1RTL/23
2RTL/87
1RTL/87  

1958 times
Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
26.11.58
BK
6RT+
4RT+
1RT
    1RT/23
2RT/87
1RT/23C  

BECONTREE Chittys Lane  ( Mon-Sat peaks ) -  BARKING GARAGE ( Suns )  - BARKING  Blakes Corner ( Mon- Sat )THAMES VIEW ESTATE Bastable Avenue ( Daily )  - REMPLOY FACTORY ( Mon-Sat peak journeys )
Sunday service added between BK Garage and Thames View Estate

22.07.59
BK
6RT+
4RT+
1RT
    1RT/23
2RT/87
1RT/23C  

BECONTREE Chittys Lane  ( Mon-Sat peaks ) -  BARKING GARAGE ( Suns )  - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon- Sat )THAMES VIEW ESTATE Chelmer Crescent ( Daily )  - REMPLOY FACTORY ( Mon-Sat peak journeys )
Extended within Thames View Estate to Chelmer Crescent

10.11.59
Last day of operation
Withdrawn as part of Stage 4 Trolleybus Program
Becontree to Barking section replaced by new Route 238
Barking to Thames View Estate section replaced by extending Route 193 from Barking to TVE
Remploy Factory journeys were covered by peak journeys extended from Barking on Route 169

Operating Garage

BK Barking
Changeover point at garage.