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Fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
T
3LT
3LT
--

ILFORD STATION, Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, Wanstead, LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Mon-Sat )
Renumbered from 248

03.07.35
G
6LT
5LT
4LT

ILFORD STATION, Cranbrook Road, The Drive, Wanstead, LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Daily )
Diverted via The Drive instead of Gants Hill
Sunday service introduced
Leyton (T) allocation moved to Forest Gate (G)

15.05.40
AP
3LT
3LT
3LT

Forest Gate (G) allocation moved to Seven Kings (AP)

20.11.40
AP
2LT
2LT
2LT

ILFORD - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane
Withdrawn between Wanstead Lane and Leytonstone

29.10.41
AP
4LT
--
--
U
--
4LT
--

ILFORD STATION, Cranbrook Road, THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane -: - LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Mon-Sat peaks)
Mon-Sat peaks extended from The Drive to Leytonstone
Sunday withdrawn
Saturday only Upton Park (U) introduced

21.01.42
AP
4LT
4LT
--

Saturday only Upton Park (U) withdrawn

17.06.42
AP
2LT
2LT
--

ILFORD - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Wanstead Lane and Leytonstone

12.11.47
AP
3LT
3LT
2LT

ILFORD - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane ( Daily )
Sunday service reintroduced

05.05.48
AP
4LT
--
--
G
--
4STL
2STL

ILFORD - REDBRIDGE STATION ( Daily )
Extended to Redbridge Station
Weekend Forest Gate introduced at expense of Seven Kings

20.10.48
AP
4RT
--
--
G
--
4STL
2STL

RT type introduced

26.10.49
AP
4RTL
--
--
G
--
4STL
2STL

RT type replaced by RTL

03.05.50
AP
4RTL
--
--
 
G
--
4RT
2RT

Forest Gate (G) converted to RT type.

30.06.54
AP
3RTL
--
--
 
G
--
7RT
2RT
 
U
6RT
--
--

NORTH WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Fri peaks), ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (Sat peaks), Manor Way, EAST HAM White Horse (MS) High Street North, Gladstone Avenue, Browning Road, Little Ilford Lane, ILFORD STN (Suns), The Drive, REDBRIDGE STN
MS extended from Ilford to East Ham and further extended MS peaks to ROYAL ALBERT DOCK and further extended Mon-Fri peaks to NORTH WOOLWICH.
Mon-Fri Upton Park allocation added.

06.10.54
AP
3RTL
--
--
 
G
--
7RT
--
 
U
6RT
--
--

NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks), ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (Sat peaks) , EAST HAM (MS), REDBRIDGE STN (MS)
Sunday service withdrawn. The Drive section was left unserved on Sundays until March 1955 when new Route 148A was introduced.

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

20.08.58
AP
6RTL
--
--
 
U
7RT
9RT
--

Forest Gate (G) allocation withdrawn.

26.11.58
AP
6RT
--
--
 
U
7RT
9RT
--

Seven Kings allocation converted to RT type.


01.07.64
AP
3RT
--
--
 
U
9RT
9RT
--

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks), EAST HAM (MS), REDBRIDGE (MS)
Withdrawn between Royal Albert Dock and North Woolwich.

27.01.65
U
12RT
9RT
--

Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn.

RT1231

Saunders roofbox RT1231 seen on a peak hour journey to
Royal Albert Dock

This image available on the
RT download


03.10.66
U
12RT
9RM
--

Saturday service converted to RM.

RM725

RM725 East ham

This image available on the
Routemaster CD


18.07.70
U
13RT
9RML
--

Saturday converted to RML using buses spare from Route 15.

03.07.71
U
12SMS
11SMS
4SMS

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks), EAST HAM, REDBRIDGE (MS) , LEYTONSTONE (Suns)
Converted to single deck OPO
Sunday service introduced between East Ham and Leytonstone

16.11.75
U
12DMS
11DMS
4DMS

Converted to double deck operation.


22.04.78
U131+
12DMS
11DMS
3DMS

EAST HAM White Horse, REDBRIDGE STN
Mon-Fri withdrawn between East Ham and Royal Albert Dock, and Sunday withdrawn between Redbridge and Leytonstone thus standardising sevice.

26.04.81
U131+
10T
10T
3T

DMS type replaced by Titans.


25.06.83
U131+
7T
8T
2T

REDBRIDGE STN, EAST HAM White Horse (MS) or Barking Road, Upton Park, Prince Regent Lane, VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Daily)
Part of MS and all of Sunday service rerouted at East Ham Town Hall via Route 5 to Greengate and 262 to V & A Docks, this enabling the new Newham General Hospital to be served.

04.02.84
U131+
7T
8T
2T

REDBRIDGE STN, VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Daily)
Bifurcations to East Ham withdrawn

02.11.85
U131+
10T
10T
3T

REDBRIDGE STN, The Drive, Ilford, Browning Road, East Ham, Barking Road, Prince Regent Lane, Victoria Dock Road, Munday Road, Radland Road, Tarling Road, ( return via Appleby Road) KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Rerouted at Victoria Dock Road via Route 241 to Keir Hardie Estate.


21.06.86
U121+
10T
10T
4T

ILFORD Hainult Street, KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Withdrawn between Ilford and Redbridge and diverted at Ilford via Route 25 to the Hainult Street stand.

06.06.87
AP1+
--
--
7T
U121+
10T
11T
--

SEVEN KINGS GARAGE (Sun garage journeys) ILFORD Hainult Street, KEIR HARDIE ESTATE (MS) Victoria Dock Road, Freemasons Road, New Barn Street, Balaam Street, Plaistow, Plaistow Road, Stratford BRoadway, STRATFORD Bus Station (Suns)
Sunday service extended from Kier Hardie Estate to Stratford
Sunday Seven Kings allocation introduced

20.03.93
BK121+
--
--
7T
U121+
10T
11T
--


ILFORD Hainult Street, KEIR HARDIE ESTATE (MS) Victoria Dock Road, Freemasons Road, New Barn Street, Balaam Street, Plaistow, Plaistow Road, Stratford BRoadway, STRATFORD Bus Station (Suns)
Sunday only AP allocation moved to Barking (BK)

T625

T625 (BK) at Ilford

This image available on the
Titan download


25.09.93
BK121+
11T
12T
--
U121+
--
--
4midi

ILFORD , KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Sunday withdrawn between Keir Hardie Estate and Ilford, replaced by reintroduced Route 241.
Sunday service also converted to midibus and transferred to Upton Park (U) the MS allocation moved from U to BK.


19.07.97
BK121+
14T
13T
6T

Sunday allocation moved from Upton Park (U) to Barking (BK) and converted from midibus status to double deck.

01.05.99
U121+
14T
13T
5T

ILFORD , Keir Hardie Estate, CANNING TOWN STATION.
MS BK allocation moved to Upton Park and extended from Keir Hardie Estate to Canning Town Station via Route 241.

147 map

Scanned from 1999 leaflet

28.08.00
BK121+
--
--
6T
U121+
13TAS
12TAS
--

Sunday only BK introduced
Converted to low floor double deck operation.


13.10.01
U121+
14TAS
13TAS
8TAS

Sunday only BK allocation moved to Upton Park (U)


10.05.04
U121+
15TAS
14TAS
10TAS

Start of new contract, retained by Stagecoach East London (U). Earlier first and last buses to meet tube connections.

01.09.07
U121+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

Daily frequency increase.

28.07.10
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

Allocation moved to Canning Town (WH

07.05.11
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

Contract renewed

25.07.11
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

ILFORD, PRINCE REGENT DLR STATION
During closure of Victoria Dock Road, withdrawn between Prince Regent and Canning Town

17516

Trident 17156 has just set down at the temporary terminal at Prnce Regent

This image available on the
Stagecoach CD


01.04.13
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
18TAS

ILFORD , Keir Hardie Estate, CANNING TOWN STATION.
Routeing reverted to Canning Town, temporary curtailment ended

14.09.13
WH51+
19TAS
20TAS
18TAS

ILFORD, PRINCE REGENT DLR STATION
During closure of Victoria Dock Road, withdrawn between Prince Regent and Canning Town

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Operating Garages

G Forest Gate
Changeover point at Ilford

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point at Ilford

BK Barking
Changeover point at Ilford

U Upton Park
Changeover point at Upton Park

WH Canning Town
Changeover point at Canning Town, but while terminatng at Prince Regent buses ran out of service to garage

Current stands and turning points

               
               
 

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Date edited 08.07.14