Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
20.03.93
BK1+
6T
6T
--

ROMFORD STATION - Roneo Corner - Rush Green Road - Becontree Heath - Goodmayes - Green Lane - ILFORD Roden Street ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE replacing Route 129 between Romford and Becontree Heath.

T470 Romford stand ?

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Titan download

04.12.93
NS431+
6T/1-129
7T
--

Allocation moved from Barking to Romford North Street (NS)

Extracted from April 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
/maps/_2014-maps/128-2014.jpg
19.07.97
WT
6ON
7ON
4ON
Contract reassigned

ROMFORD STATION - ILFORD Roden Street
Sunday service introduced.

Volvo Olympian - East Lancs Pyoneer 342

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25.03.00
AG1+
6dd
7dd
4dd
Contract reassigned
25.06.04
AG21+
12VLW
11VLW
6VLW

ROMFORD STATION - Becontree Heath - Goodmayes - Green Lane - Ilford - Gants Hill - Barkingside - CLAYBURY BROADWAY
Extended from Ilford to Claybury Broadway via withdrawn 129.

15.10.05
DX21+
12VLA
12VLA
10VLA
Contract reassigned
06.10.07
DX21+
12VLA
12VLA
10VLA
Night Service
DX41+
5VLA
5VLA
5VLA

All night service added

VLA133 approaches Gants Hill Station - the lamp posts forming a guard of honour

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16.10.10
DX21+
13T
13T
12T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

Contract extended for two years

T24 pulls onto the Gants Hill Station stop

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09.06.12
DX21+
13T
13T
12T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

ROMFORD STATION - South Street - Western Road - Mercury Gardens - St Edwards Way - Waterloo Road - Oldchurch Road - Oldchurch Rise - Roads within Queen's Hospital - Rom Valley Way - Rush Green Road - Wood Lane - Becontree Heath - The Broadway - Green Lane - Goodmayes - Green Lane - Winston Way - Riches Road - Ilford High Road - Clements Road - Ilford High Road - Ilford Station - Cranbrook Road - Gants Hill Station - Cranbrook Road - Barkingside High Street - Fairlop Road - Clayhall Avenue - CLAYBURY BROADWAY
Notes: After 2130 every night - buses are rerouted via South Street (southbound) - Victoria Road and a further section of Mercury Gardens instead of South Street (northbound) and Western Road.
CLAYBURY BROADWAY - Clayhall Avenue - Fairlop Road - Barkingside High Street - Cranbrook Road - Gants Hill Station - Cranbrook Road - Ilford Station - Winston Way - Clements Road - Ilford High Road - Riches Road - Winston Way - Green Lane - Goodmayes - Green Lane - The Broadway - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road - Rom Valley Way - Roads within Queen's Hospital - Oldchurch Rise - Oldchurch Road - Waterloo Road - St Edwards Way - Mercury Gardens - Chandler Way - Eastern Road - South Street - ROMFORD STATION
Rerouted between Rush Green Road and Romford Station via Queens Hospital instead of Roneo Corner

03.10.12
DX21+
13T
13T
12T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

Contract renewal

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map


24.04.17
DX21+
15T
15T
8T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

 
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VLA138 seen at Romford Market showing off the new branding

14.10.17
DX21+
15T
15T
8T
Night Service
DX41+
5T
5T
5T

Contract extended for two years

 

Operating Garages

AG Ash Grove
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

BK Barking
Changeover point Green Lane / South Park Drive

NS Romford
Changeover point Romford Station Bus Stand

WT Thurrock
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

DX Barking
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Wednesday, 13.09.17