Route History

Route 243 fares

21.06.80
PR151+
6DMS
6DMS
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ALDGATE Minories Bus Station - Commercial Road - Stepney - Limehouse - West India Dock - West Ferry Road - Cubitt Town - POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel ( Mon-Sat except evenings ) - East India Dock Road - LIMEHOUSE (Mon-Fri except peaks / Sat)
NEW Mon-Sat OPO ROUTE

DMS1882

DMS1882 seen on the stand at Limehouse

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

18.04.82
PR151+
6T
6T
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DMS type replaced by Titan

t460

T460 seen at Cubitt Town

© Colin Stannard

27.10.84
WH111+
9T
8T
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ALDGATE Minories Bus Station - Minories - East Smithfield - The Highway - Butcher Row - Commercial Road - Limehouse - West Ferry Road - East Ferry Road - Limeharbour - Marshwall - Prestons Road - Poplar - East India Dock Road - Canning Town - Barking Road - New Barn Street - Newham Way - Tollgate Road - EAST BECKTON District Centre (MS)
Rerouted between Aldgate and Limehouse via The Highway instead of Commercial Road.
Rerouted on Isle of Dogs via Limeharbour instead of Manchester Road

Rerouted at Poplar via Canning Town to East Beckton - the Poplar to Limehouse section withdrawn.
PR allocation moved to West Ham (WH)

1984 leaflet
02.11.85
WH111+
9T
7T
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ALDGATE Minories Bus Station - Minories - East Smithfield - The Highway - Butcher Row - Commercial Road - Limehouse - West Ferry Road - East Ferry Road - Limeharbour - Marshwall - Prestons Road - POPLAR Bazeley Street (MS) - East India Dock Road - Canning Town - Barking Road - Greengate - WEST HAM GARAGE (MS garage journeys)
Withdrawn between Poplar and East Beckton except for garage journeys to West Ham.

25.10.86
WH111+
7LS+
7T
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    1T/10
1T/225
1T/276
   

Converted to single deck operation except for a few peak journeys using buses ex other routes

28.02.87
WH
4LS
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--

Mon-Fri Route reduced to peaks only - Saturday Route withdrawn.

56 leaflet 1984 times

21.11.87
Withdrawn - LDO 20.11.87.
The DLR had opened in August thus making this route unnecesary.

Operating Garages

PR Poplar
Changeover point ?

WH West Ham
Changeover point Abbey Arms