Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
BK
LT
16LT
--
    ex23/23B    

BECONTREE HEATH - Longbridge Road - Fair Cross - Barking - Ripple Road - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM Fords Main Works ( works journeys )
Renumbered from Route 293

1934 map

Extracted from October 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

30.01.35
BK
6LT
16LT
--

Mon-Fri received separate allocation

09.12.36
BK
17LT+
21LT+
--
    14 ex other 2 ex other  

BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM Fords Main Works ( works journeys ) or RAINHAM ( journeys )
Additional journeys added to Rainham

25.12.36
BK
14LT+
15LT+
--
    14 ex other 2 ex other  

BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM Fords Main Works ( works journeys )
Rainham journeys withdrawn

17.02.37
BK
20LT+
29LT+
--
    6 ex other 3 ex other  

GIDEA PARK Bobs Cafe - Romford - Rush Green Road - Becontree Heath - Barking - Ripple Road - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Sats pm ) - New Road - RAINHAM Clock Tower ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Becontree Heath to Gidea Park
Diverted at Dagenham to Rainham except for Sat pm journeys to Church Elm

02.08.39
BK
21LT+
27LT+
--
    4 ex other 3 ex other  

Mon-Fri am Rainham to Fords Works journeys introduced

1939 map

Extracted from June 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map
13.12.39
BK
23LT
19LT
11LT

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Sun pm ) - BECONTREE HEATH ( Sun am ) - DAGENHAM ( Sun am ) - FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm )
Sunday introduced
Saturday pm journeys to Church Elm withdrawn

20.03.40
BK
23LT
19LT
11LT

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM ( Daily )
Sundays revised to run all day Romford to Rainham

15.05.40
BK
23LT
19LT+
23LT
      2 ex other  

Mon-Sat journeys from Fords Works to Becontree Heath extended to Gidea Park

20.11.40
BK
23LT
19LT+
23LT
      2 ex other  

Mon-Fri journeys from Fords Works to Rainham introduced
Sunday journeys from Fords Works to Romford introduced

14.05.41
BK
21LT
19LT+
22LT
      1LT / 23  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Suns ) - FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM (Mon-Sat )
Saturday journeys introduced between Rainham and Fords Works
Sundays withdrawn between Dagenham and Rainham

29.10.41
BK
24LT
21LT+
24LT
      2 ex other  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM War Memorial ( Daily )
Sunday service to Rainham reinstated
Sunday journeys from Fords Works to Romford curtailed at Barking Garage

27.10.43
BK
28LT+
26LT+
27LT
    2 ex other 2 ex other  

Mon-Fri journeys from Fords Works to Gidea Park withdrawn

10.10.45
BK
29LT+
27LT+
30G
    1/23B (Wed) 2 ex other  

Sunday LT type replaced by G

25.02.48
BK
30LT+
38LT+
33G
    1/23B (Wed) 5 ex other  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM White Post Corner ( Daily )
Daily extended in Rainham from War Memorial to White Post Corner replacing withdrawn section of Route 165

05.05.48
BK
30LT+
39LT+
34G
    1/23B (Wed) 4G ex other  

GIDEA PARK -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM White Post Corner ( Daily )
Sunday extended from Romford to Gidea Park

13.04.49
BK
29RTL+
31RTL/7G
34G
    1/23B (Wed) 5G ex other  

Mon-Sat RTL type introduced

17.10.51
BK
31RTL+
34RTL/7STL
19RTL/10STL
    1/23 (Wed) 2STL ex other  

Sunday RTL introduced

14.05.52
BK
31RTL+
41RTL
29RTL
    1/23 (Wed) 2RTL/23  

STL type withdrawn

30.04.58
BK
3ORTL
38RTL
21RTL
1958 times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

The Sunday times and full timetable to White Post Corner is in the Red Book

20.08.58
BK
31RTL
38RTL
24RTL

RAINHAM White Post Corner - Dagenham - Barking - Becontree Heath - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood Stn - Brook Street - BRENTWOOD Yorkshire Grey
Extended from Gidea Park to Brentwood replacing withdrawn 86

1958 times
Extracted from 1959 Red Book
26.11.58
BK
30RT
38RT
21RT

RTL type replaced by RT

15.08.62
BK
18RT
38RT
18RT

RAINHAM - BECONTREE HEATH (Mon-Fri) - BRENTWOOD (Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Becontree Heath and Brentwood - replaced by new 287.

Fares

31.12.66
BK
28RT
26RT
14RT

RAINHAM White Post Corner - Dagenham - Barking - Becontree Heath - Romford - Gidea Park - Straight Rd - Hilldene Avenue - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive
Diverted at Gidea Park to Harold Hill

12.04.69
BK
28RT
26RT
12RT

RAINHAM White Post Corner or RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive
New Route to Abbey Wood Lane in Rainham introduced.

30.08.69
BK
28RT
26RT
12RT
 
NS
--
--
5RT

RAINHAM White Post Corner or RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (MS) - Leamington Rd - Petersfield Avenue - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Drive (Suns)
Sunday extended in Harold Hill to Dagnam Park Drive.
Sunday North Street (NS) allocation added

16.01.71
BK
28RT
26RT
7RT
 
NS
--
--
5RT

RAINHAM White Post Corner (MS) or RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (MS) - Leamington Rd - Petersfield Avenue - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Drive (Suns)
Sunday Route in Rainham to White Post Corner withdrawn.

20.04.74
BK
28RT
27RT
7RT
 
NS
--
--
5RT

RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (MS) - Leamington Rd - Petersfield Avenue - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Drive (Suns)
Route in Rainham to White Post Corner withdrawn.

01.11.75
BK
28RT
27RT
6RT
 
NS
--
--
4RM

Routemaster operation introduced at North Street (NS)

23.07.77
BK131+
28RT
27RT
6RT
 
NS61+
--
--
4RM

RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Par Square
Mon-Sat extended from Gooshays Drive to Dagnam Park Drive as per Sunday routeing.

RT4255

RT4255 with dented roof seen in Dagenham

© Malcolm Allan

28.10.78
BK131+
26RM
26RM/1RT
7RM
 
NS61+
--
--
4RM

Routemaster operation introduced at Barking (BK).

RT2150

The conductor enjoys a fag break at Abbey Wood Lane

© John Parkin

07.04.79
BK131+
26RM
27RM
7RM
 
NS61+
--
--
4RM

RT type withdrawn - last in London.

RM1859

RM1859 (NS) South Street - Romford

This image available with the Routemaster download

17.02.80
BK131+
26Tc
27Tc
7Tc
 
NS61+
--
--
4RM

Barking converted from Routemaster to Titan operation.

29.03.82
BK131+
26Tc
27Tc
6Tc
 
NS61+
--
--
4Tc

North Street (NS) converted from Routemaster to Titan operation.

04.09.82
BK131+
16Tc
13Tc
--
 
NS61+
--
--
5Tc

CREEKMOUTH Power Station (Mon-Fri jnys) -; BARKING Linton Road - HAROLD HILL
Withdrawn between Barking and Rainham - this section replaced by 287.
Creekmouth journeys introduced with some journeys bifurcating via Remploy Factory.

23.04.83
BK131+
16T
14T
6T

CONVERTED TO ONE PERSON OPERATION

14.09.91
BK131+
11T
14T
7T

BARKING Town Centre - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Drive
Creekmouth journeys replaced by New Route B4

20.03.93
BK131+
9T
9T
5T

BARKING Town Centre - ROMFORD Market Place
Withdrawn between Romford and Harold Hill.

25.09.93
BK131+
10T
11T
5T

BECKTON Savacentre (except evgs) North Circular Road - BARKING (evgs) - ROMFORD
Extended to Beckton Savacentre except evenings.

T578

T578 bound for Beckton

This image available on the
Titan download

01.04.95
BK1+
10T
9T
4T

BARKING London Road - ROMFORD St Edwards Way
Withdrawn between Beckton and Barking

87 map

Scanned from August 1998 leaflet

20.07.02
NS1+
10TA
11TA
5TA

Allocation moved to North Street (NS)

TA374

TA374 Romford

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

25.03.06
Route withdrawn - replaced by revised Route 5

Operating Garages

BK Barking
Changeover point at garage

NS North Street
Changeover point at Romford Station

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Date edited 23.06.16