Route History

 

Route 1 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
BK
22LT
23LT
21LT

RAINHAM Clock Tower  -  New Road  -  Dagenham  -- Ripple Road  -  Barking  -  East Ham  -  Upton Park  -  Plaistow  -  Canning Town  -  Poplar  -  Limehouse  -  Commercial Road  -  Aldgate  -  Bank  -  Holborn  -  Oxford Circus then Baker Street  -  MARYLEBONE STATION ( Mon-Sat )   -  Marble Arch  -  Edgware Road  -  Paddington  -  Westbourne Grove  -  Westboutne Park Road  -  Ladbroke Grove  -  St Marks Road  -  St Quintin Avenue  -  WORMWOOD SCRUBS ( Suns )

central
outer
04.03.36
BK
16LT+
23LT
22LT
    2LT/23B    
 
U
7LT
--
--

RAINHAM - MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat ) St Johns Wood  -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri pm journeys ) or WORMWOOD SCRUBS ( Suns )
Mon-Fri pm journeys extended from Marylebone to Swiss Cottage
Part of BK allocation transferred to Upton Park (U)

18.03.36
BK
23LT+
23LT
22LT
    2LT/23B    

Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn

07.10.36
BK
23LT
23LT
22LT
    2LT/23B    

RAINHAM - MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat ) St Johns Wood  -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri pm journeys ) or WORMWOOD SCRUBS ( Suns )
ADDITIONAL SERVICE : Rainham & Dagenham Fords

17.02.37
BK
46LT
40LT
%51LT
    2LT/23B    

ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns )  -  Rush Green Road  -  BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )  -  Longbridge Road  -  Barking  -  MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat )  -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri pm journeys ) or WORMWOOD SCRUBS ( Suns )
% Joint with 23C
Withdrawn between Barking and Rainham - this section replaced by extending Route 87 from Dagenham to Rainham
Fords Works journeys withdrawn

05.02.39
BK
46LT
41LT
--

BECONTREE HEATH  -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat )  -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri pm journeys )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by   diverting Route 9 at Barking to Romford - the Becontree Heath to Wormwood Scrubs section renumbered 163

13.12.39
BK
37LT
32LT
--

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Fri evenings ) - UPTON PARK Boleyn ( Sat evenings ) MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Mon-Fri Marylebone to Swiss Cottage extension withdrawn
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn between Barking and Marylebone
Sat evenings withdrawn between Upton Park & Marylebone

24.10.40
BK
37LT
34LT
--
 
BK
11PROV
11PROV
 

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Fri evenings ) - UPTON PARK Boleyn ( Sat evenings ) MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
EXPRESS SERVICE MON-SAT PEAKS:  ALDGATE - Blackwall Tunnel -  East Ham Town Hall  -  Barking  - BECONTREE HEATH
Express service introduced only stopping at points above using provincial buses
The buses ran at 10min intervals Mon-Fri 0715-0900 and 1600-1800 - Saturday 0715-0900 and 1200-1400

07.11.40
BK
37LT
34LT
--
 
BK
11PROV
11PROV
 

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Fri evenings ) - UPTON PARK Boleyn ( Sat evenings ) MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
EXPRESS SERVICE MON-SAT PEAKS:  ALDGATE - Blackwall Tunnel -  East Ham Town Hall  -  Barking  - all stops  -  BECONTREE HEATH
Revised to stop at all stops between Barking and Becontree Heath

18.03.41
Last day of express operation

28.10.42
BK
42LT
37LT
--

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Sat evenings withdrawn between Barking and Upton Park

19.04.44
BK
27G
15LT
27G
9LT
--

Type change

09.01.46
BK
46G
11G
25LT
--

Type change

09.10.46
BK
46G
37G
--
 
U
4ST
--
--

Mon-Fri Upton Park (U) allocation added

12.11.47
BK
52G
38G
--

Mon-Fri Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn

31.03.48
BK
52G
38G
--

BECONTREE HEATH  -  PLAISTOW Greengate ( Mon-Sat evenings )  -  MARYLEBONE STATION ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Mon-Sat evenings extended from Barking to Plaistow

20.10.48
BK
47G
5ST
31G
7ST
--

Type change

13.04.49
BK
49G
3RTL
38G
--

RTL type introduced

17.10.51
BK
49STL
3RTL
38STL
--

Converted from Guys to STL type.

14.05.52
BK
52RTL
38RTL
--

Converted from STL to RTL.

30.04.58
BK
43RTL+
25RTL+
--
    1RTL/23B 1RTL/174  
1958 TIMES

This timetable was taken from April 1958 Red Book

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 Novembe1958


26.11.58
BK
38RT
23RT
--

Converted from RTL to RT.

11.11.59
BK
36RT
12RT
--
 
PR
9RM
20RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH - ALDGATE ( Mon-Sat evenings) - MARYLEBONE (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Extended evenings from Plaistow to Aldgate.
PR allocation added with RM,s as part of Trolleybus Replacement program.

RT439 Gardiners Corner - Aldgate

This image is part of the Nostalgia download which is available for sale and has over 620 images


01.03.64
BK
15RM+
--
--
    1RT/23C
3RT/148
6RT/175
   
 
PR
18RM+
23RM
--
    3RM/5    

Saturday Barking (BK) allocation withdrawn. BK allocation converted from RT to RM.

 

RTL384

Sometimes an RTL was used from Poplar (PR) as shown here by roof box RTL384

The RTL download contains over 440 images mainly in service

RT family
01.07.64
BK
15RM+
--
--
    1RT/23C
3RT/148
6RT/175
   
 
PR
18RM+
23RM
--
    3RM/5    
1964 TIMES

This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book and is available for sale as a pdf document


07.09.68
BK
14RM
--
14RM/2RT
 
PR
7RM
8RM/6RT
6RT
 
U
--
7RML
--

BECONTREE HEATH   -  ALDGATE
Withdrawn between Aldgate and Marylebone - but introduced on Sunday to replace withdrawn section of Route 9.
Sunday BK and PR introduced. Saturday U introduced

21.12.68
BK
14RM
--
14RM/2RT
 
PR
7RT
14RM
6RM
 
U
--
7RML
--

Poplar type changes as above

25.10.69
BK
14RM
--
14RM
 
PR
--
--
8RM
 
U
--
9RML
--
 
WH
8RM
12RM
--

Mon-Sat Poplar (PR) allocation transferred to West Ham (WH)

18.04.70
BK
8RM
--
8RM
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
--
--
12RML
 
WH
7RM
10RM
--

SUN Poplar (PR) withdrawn but SAT allocation introduced.
SAT Upton Park (U) withdrawn but SUN allocation introduced.

18.07.70
BK
--
--
8RT
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
11RM
--
12RML
 
WH
7RM
10RM
--

Mon-Fri Barking (BK) allocation transferred to Upton Park (WH) - Sunday allocation reverted to RT.

05.10.70
BK
--
--
8RT
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
11RM
--
12RML
 
WH
7RM
10RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH    -  ALDGATE  -  BANK (Mon-Fri early am jnys)
Mon-Fri journeys projected from Aldgate to Bank.

30.10.71
BK
--
--
8RT
 
PR
--
7RM
5RM
 
U
9RM
--
7RML
 
WH
9RM
8RM
--

Part of Sunday Upton Park (U) allocation transferred to Poplar (PR)

20.04.74
BK
--
--
9DMS
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
11RM
--
6DMS
 
WH
7RM
10RM
--

SUN converted to OPO operation.
SUN Poplar (PR) allocation withdrawn.

28.02.76
BK
--
--
9DMS
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
11RM
--
6DMS
 
WH
7RML
7RML/3RM
--

WEST HAM (WH) allocation converted from RM to RML operation.

RM1875

RM1875 (U) unknown location

This is part of the RM download which contains nearly 800 images

RM family
 

19.03.77
BK
--
--
8DMS
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
16RML
--
5DMS
 
WH
6RML
6RML/4RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH - ALDGATE - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Aldgate to Farringdon Street via Route 15.

RML2266

RML2266 (U) and a RML from Upton Park are parked side by side in Aldgate Bus Station

RM family
31.01.81
BK
--
--
8T
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
13RML
--
5DMS
 
WH
13RML
13RML
4RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH - ALDGATE (Suns) - Tower Hill - Cannon Street - Ludgate Circus - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Aldgate and Farringdon Street via Bank but MS extended instead from Aldgate to Oxford Circus via Tower Hill - Cannon Street - and then Route 6.

T180

T180 seen here on a Sunday duty at Aldgate

Jeff Lloyd collection

25.04.81
PR
--
4RM
--
 
U
12RML+
--
--
    2RM/101    
 
WH
7RML
7RML
8RM
7RML
4RM

EAST HAM White Horse - Upton Park - Canning Town - Poplar - Limehouse - Stepney - Aldgate - Tower Hill - Cannon Street - Ludgate Circus - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus - Marble Arch - Paddington - Westbourne Grove - LADBROKE GROVE Eagle ( Daily )
REVERTED TO CREW OPERATION ON SUNDAYS.
Withdrawn between East Ham and Becontree Heath but extended from Oxford Circus to Ladbroke Grove via Route 15.

allocations

This has been extracted from the 1982 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital

Allocation Books
04.09.82
PR
--
4RM
--
 
U
17RML
12RML
9RML

West Ham (WH) allocation withdrawn.
Sat & Sun Upton Park (U) allocation introduced.

09.06.84
PR
--
4Tc
--
 
U
17RML
12RML
9RML

Saturday PR allocation converted to Titan crew operation.

18.05.85
Route 15 was diverted at this time via Tower and Cannon Street replacing Route 23 - and the section via Bank was renumbered 15A
The number 23 was not used again until 1992 when a similar operation was introduced Westbourne Park to Liverpool Street

Operating Garages

BK Barking
Changeover point outside garage

U Upton Park
Changeover point Priory Road.

WH West Ham
Changeover point at Greengate

PR Poplar
Changeover point Aberfeldy Street.