Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
19.08.59
G
9RT
10RT
--
 
NS
9RT
7RT
--
 
RD
9RT
10RT
3RT
 
U
8RT
12RT
12RT
ROUTE 86A renumbered.

LIMEHOUSE Eastern Hotel - Campbell Road - Bow - Stratford - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Hornchurch - UPMINSTER STATION (Suns) - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )

27.04.60
NS
9RT
--
--
 
RD
9RT
8RT
4RT
 
U
17RT
32RT
12RT

Forest Gate (G) garage closed - G allocation and Saturday NS transferred to Upton Park (U).

11.05.60
NS
9RT
--
--
 
RD
9RT
8RT
4RT
 
U
17RT
32RT
12RT

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE
Mon-Sat extended from Upminster to Upminster Park Estate


09.10.63
AP
--
5RT
--
 
RD
13RT
--
--
 
U
13RT
29RT
13RT

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STATION
Withdrawn between Upminster and Upminster Park Estate.
Allocation change as above - NS withdrawn - AP introduced.

01.04.64
AP
--
5RT
--
 
RD
13RT
--
--
 
U
13RT
29RT
13RM

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STATION
Sunday RM introduced at Upton Park (U) spare from Route 15.

Extracted from 1964 historical map drawn by  Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

23.01.66
AP
--
5RT
--
 
RD
13RT
--
--
 
U
13RT
29RT
13RM

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STN ( Mon-Sat ) - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE (Suns)
Sunday Route extended from Upminster Stn to Upminster Park Estate.

10.07.66
AP
--
5RT
--
 
RD
13RT
--
--
 
U
13RT
29RT
13RML

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STN ( Mon-Sat ) - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE (Suns)
Sunday RML introduced at Upton Park (U) spare from Route 15.

07.09.68
RD
11RT
---
--
 
U
15RT
27RT
12RML

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STN ( Mon-Sat ) - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE (Suns)
Daily diverted via Bromley Station
AP allocation withdrawn.

25.10.69
AP
--
--
3RT
 
RD
11RT
--
--
 
U
15RT
27RT
9RML

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STN ( Mon-Sat ) - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE (Suns)
Sunday AP allocation re-introduced.

Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

01.01.70
AP
--
--
3RT
 
RD
11RT
--
--
 
U
15RT
27RT
9RML

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STATION
See map below

Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

18.04.70
AP
--
--
11RT
 
RD
11RT
--
--
 
U
15RT
27RT
--

LIMEHOUSE - UPMINSTER STN ( Mon-Sat ) - UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE (Suns)
Sunday U allocation withdrawn.

A superb shot of roofbox RT4331 at
Bow Roundabout heading for U garage

 

© Jim Blake


18.07.70
AP
19RT
6RT
9RT
 
U
--
15RT
--

LIMEHOUSE - ROMFORD STATION
Withdrawn between Romford and Upminster.
Hornchurch (RD) allocation withdrawn.
Mon-Sat Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn.


28.10.72
AP
20RT
6RT
9RT
 
U
--
14RM
--

LIMEHOUSE - ROMFORD STATION
Saturday RM introduced at U.

RT4795 Bromley By Bow Station. a Leyland National opposite on Route S2

busmap.co.uk

05.01.74
AP
20RT
6RT
9RT
 
U
--
14RML
--

LIMEHOUSE - ROMFORD STATION
Saturday RML introduced at U.

RT2430 Romford Station

busmap.co.uk


28.02.76
AP101+
21RM
6RM
9RM
 
U201+
--
14RML
--

LIMEHOUSE - ROMFORD STATION
RM type introduced to Seven Kings (AP)

04.09.82
AP101+
23RM
22RM
7RM

ROMFORD STATION - STRATFORD -; BOW CHURCH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn betweenStratfrod and Limehouse.
except for Mon-Fri peak service to Bow Church
Saturday only Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn
Section between Stratford and Limehouse replaced by New Route 225


23.04.83
AP101+
26RM
18RM
8RM
 
WH281+
--
8RM
--

ROMFORD - LIMEHOUSE
Extended from Bow to Limehous replacing Route 225 which was diverted at Bow to Aldgate
Saturday West Ham (WH) introduced.

02.03.84
AP101+
26Tc
18Tc
8Tc
 
WH281+
--
8RM
--

ROMFORD - LIMEHOUSE
Leyland Titan crew operation introduced at Seven Kings (AP).

27.10.84
AP101+
22Tc
18Tc
8Tc
 
WH291+
--
5RM
--

LIMEHOUSE (Suns) - BROMLEY BY BOW (Mon-Fri peaks) - STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD STN
Withdrawn between Stratford and Limehouse except Sundays and also between Stratford and Bromley By Bow except Mon-Fri peaks and Sunday.
West Ham (WH) running number change

02.02.85
AP101+
25T
22T
8T

LIMEHOUSE (Suns) - BROMLEY BY BOW (Mon-Fri peaks) - STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD STN
Converted to One Person Operation.

T142 Stratfrod High Street

busmap.co.uk

03.08.85
AP101+
26T
22T
8T

LIMEHOUSE (Suns) or MILE END STN (Mon-Fri peaks) -- STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat ) -- ROMFORD
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Bromley By Bow to Mile End Station.

T48 Stratford Broadway

busmap.co.uk

07.02.87
AP101+
25T
24T
9T

LIMEHOUSE (Sun except eves) or MILE END STN (Mon-Fri peaks) -- STRATFORD (Mon-Sat/Sun eves) -- ROMFORD Bus Station
Sunday evenings withdrawn between Stratford and Limehouse

T42 Ilford Broadway

busmap.co.uk

 

01.04.89
AP101+
25T
24T
9T
London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off

28.10.89
AP101+
24T
24T
9T

LIMEHOUSE (Sun except eves) -- STRATFORD (MS/Sun eves) -- ROMFORD Bus Station
Mile End Station journeys withdrawn

06.01.90
AP101+
24T
23T
9T

LIMEHOUSE (Sun except eves) -- STRATFORD (MS/Sun eves) -- ROMFORD Bus Station
Sunday rerouted eastbound at Stratford via Bus Station Great Eastern Road to Stratford Broadway.


25.05.91
AP101+
19T
20T
6T

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
Withdrawn between Stratford and Limehouse

20.03.93
NS341+
19T
20T
7T

ROMFORD - STRATFORD`
Seven Kings (AP) allocation transferred to North Street (NS) as a result of garage closure

At one stage Barking and Seven Kings were to be closed and the allocations transferred to a new garage at Chadwell Heath but due to a techical issue at the proposed site the arrangment was cancelled at the last minute but the garage code had already been decided and a lot of buses the code was applied as evidenced here by T11

19.07.97
BW131+
--
6VN
--
 
NS341+
18VN
15VN
9VN

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
Saturday BW introduced

VN28 seen at Ilford High Road

© MK Conway

28.04.01
SD131+
--
7TA
--
 
NS341+
18TA
18TA
14TA

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
Saturday only Bow (BW) allocation replaced by new Stratford (SD) allocation.

20.07.02
NS341+
9TA
6TA
7TA
 
SD301+
20TA
25TA
12TA

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
Daily Stratford (SD) allocation introduced - new contract commenced with increased service

15.10.05
SD301+
28TA
28TA
16TA

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
North Street (NS) allocation withdrawn.

23.02.08
WH301+
28TA
28TA
20TA

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
Stratford (SD) closed. allocation moved to new base at Canning Town named West Ham (WH)

18.07.09
NS371+
28TA
28TA
17TA

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
Contract renewal and allocation moved to Romford (NS)


04.03.13
NS371+
30TA
28TA
17TA
 
WH83/84
2 ex 158
--
--

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
A study of the timetable Mon-Fri reveals that there are two departures from Manor Park to Stratford at 0812 and 0824 - these journeys run out of service from West Ham. On arrival at Stratford they take up service on Route 158

15023 Romford
18.07.14
NS371+
30TA
28TA
17TA
 
WH83/84
2 ex 158
--
--

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
Contract extended for two years

 
16.07.16
NS371+
32TA
30TA
19TA
 
WH403/4
2 ex 158
--
--

ROMFORD - STRATFORD
Contract renewal

 

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

 

Operating Garages

BW Bow
Changeover point Stratford Bus Station

WH West Ham
Changeover point Stratford

U Upton Park
Changeover point Green Street - Forest Gate

G Forest Gate
Changeover point Green Street - Forest Gate

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point outside garage

NS North Street - Romford
Changeover point Romford Station

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point outside garage

SD Stratford
Changeover point buses run light to garage

Live visual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Tuesday, 03.11.20