Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
RD
2ST
ex 86 ST
--
 
G
--
ex 86 LT
--
 
U
6TD
ex 86 TD
10TD

STRATFORD BROADWAY - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Roneo Corner - Hornchurch - UPMINSTER Bell
Renumbered from 186

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
28.11.34
AP
2LT
ex 86
ex 86
 
G
--
ex 86 LT
--
 
U
6TD
ex 86 TD
10TD

Hornchurch (RD) withdrawn but Daily Seven Kings (AP) introduced

12.12.34
RD
2ST
ex 86 LT
ex 86
 
U
6TD
ex 86 TD
10TD

Mon-Sat Hornchurch (RD) reintroduced
Seven Kings (AP) withdrawn

05.06.35
G
--
*LT
--
 
U
8TD
ex 86 TD
10TD

Hornchurch (RD) withdrawnb
Saturday only Forest Gate (G) introduced

09.12.36
AP
12LT
12LT
7LT
 
RD
3ST
3ST
8ST

MILE END - Bow - Stratford - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Roneo Corner - Hornchurch - UPMINSTER Bell
Extended daily from Stratford to Mile End
G and U replaced by AP and RD

23.02.38
AP
12LT
12LT
7LT
 
RD
3ST
3ST
8ST

MILE END ( Mon-Fri / Sat am / Sun) -- STRATFORD ( Sat pm ) - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Roneo Corner - Hornchurch - UPMINSTER Bell
Saturday pm withdrawn between Stratford and Mile End

04.05.38
AP
12LT
13LT+
6LT
      2LT/25A  
 
RD
3ST
3ST
7ST

MILE END ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) -- STRATFORD ( Sat pm / Sun) - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Roneo Corner - Hornchurch - UPMINSTER Bell
Sunday withdrawn between Stratford and Mile End

13.12.39
AP
14LT
14LT
6LT
 
G
--
--
12STL
 
RD
4ST
4ST
--

LIMEHOUSE Eastern Hotel - Campbell Road - Bow - Stratford - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Hornchurch - UPMINSTER The Bell
Withdrawn between Bow and Mile End - diverted instead to Limehouse

Sunday RD withdrawn but G introduced

03.01.40
AP
14LT
14LT
6LT
 
G
--
--
12STL
 
RD
4ST
4ST
--
 
U
--
9LT
--

LIMEHOUSE Eastern Hotel - Campbell Road - Bow - Stratford - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Hornchurch - UPMINSTER The Bell
S
aturday only U introduced

20.03.40
AP
14LT
14LT
10LT
 
RD
4ST
4ST
--
 
U
--
9LT
7LT

Sunday U introduced at the expense of  G

20.11.40
AP
16LT
10LT
--
 
RD
9ST
9ST
6STL
 
U
--
5LT+
12LT
      1LT/25C  

LIMEHOUSE Eastern Hotel -- UPMINSTER The Bell ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) - CORBETS TEY Huntsman & Hounds ( Mon-Fri evgsSat pm / Sun )
Mon-Fri evgs - Sat pm and Sun exztended from Upminster to Corbets Tey

21.04.43
AP
7LT
7LT
--
 
RD
9STL
9STL
6STL
 
U
8LT
8LT+
12LT
      1LT/101  

LIMEHOUSE Eastern Hotel -- UPMINSTER The Bell ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) - CORBETS TEY Huntsman & Hounds ( Sat pm / Sun )
Mon-Fri evgs withdrawn between Upminster and Corbets Tey
Mon-Fri U introduced

05.05.43
AP
7LT
7LT
--
 
RD
9STL
9STL
6STL
 
U
8LT
8LT+
12LT
      1LT/101  

LIMEHOUSE Eastern Hotel -- HORNCHURCH GARAGE ( Sun am ) -- UPMINSTER The Bell ( Mon-Fri / Sat am) - CORBETS TEY Huntsman & Hounds ( Sat pm / Sun pm)
Sunday am withdrawn between Hornchurch Garage and Corbets Tey

15.07.45
AP
7LT+
7LT+
--
    1LT/139 1LT/148  
 
RD
8STL
8STL
6STL
 
U
11LT
12LT+
16LT
      5LT/101  

LIMEHOUSE Eastern Hotel -- UPMINSTER The Bell ( Mon-Fri / Sat am ) - CORBETS TEY Huntsman & Hounds ( Sat pm / Sun )
Sun am reinstated between Upminster and Corbets Tey

Date of Upminster terminal change between February 1946 and January 1949 ?

14.05.52
AP
7STL
8STL
--
 
RD
7STL
8STL
11STL
 
U
7STL
14RT
14RT

Type change as above.

22.10.52
AP
7STL
8STL
8RTL
 
RD
7STL
8STL
11STL
 
U
12STL
14RT
--

Sunday AP introduced - Sunday U withdrawn.

86A times
 
03.02.54
AP
--
3RTL
--
 
NS
12RT
4RT
--
 
RD
8RTL
13RTL
12RTL
 
U
6RT
10RT
8RT

MON-FRI - AP withdrawn - NS introduced
SAT - NS introduced.
SUN - AP withdrawn - U introduced.

01.06.55
NS
11RT
7RT
--
 
RD
8RT
11RT
10RT
 
U
6RT
10RT
7RT

Saturday only AP allocation withdrawn. RD changed from RTL to RT type.

86A times 1958
The above timetable has been extracted from the 1958 Red Book which is available for sale
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


20.08.58
NS
9RT
7RT
--
 
RD
9RT
10RT
10RT
 
U
7RT
7RT
10RT

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE (Mon-Sat) or CORBETS TEY (Suns)
Mon-Sat extended from Upminster to Upminster Park Estate partly replacing Route 249 - (Sat journeys to Corbets Tey withdrawn)

26.11.58
NS
9RT
7RT
--
 
RD
9RT
10RT
3RT
 
U
7RT
12RT
12RT

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STN (Suns) - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE (Mon-Sat)
Sunday withdrawn between Upminster and Corbets Tey.

19.08.59
Renumbered 86

Operating Garages

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point outside garage

NS North Street - Romford
Changeover point Romford Station ?

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point outside garage

U Upton Park
Changeover point FOREST GATE Green Street