Route History

 



Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
05.05.48
T
3LT
3LT
3LT

LOUGHTON STATION - Buckhurst Hill High Road - Palmerston Road - Roding Lane - Chigwell Rise - Chigwell Road - Station Road - Hainault Road - Fenpiece Road - BARKINGSIDE Old Maypole

26.10.49
T
3STD
3STD
3RT

LOUGHTON  -  BARKINGSIDE
Type change

03.05.50
T
3STD
3STD
3STD

LOUGHTON  -  BARKINGSIDE
Sunday service reverted to STD

11.10.50
L
5STD
5STD
5STD

LOUGHTON GARAGE - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD
Extended in Loughton to the Garage and from Barkingside to Ilford
Leyton (T) allocation transferred to Loughton (L)

17.10.51
L
6STD
6STD
6STD

DEBDEN Chester Road - Loughton - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION
Extended from Loughton Garage to Debden Estate

19.05.54
L
6STD
6STD
6STD

DEBDEN BROADWAY - Willingale Road - Chester Road - Pyrles lane - Goldings Hill - Loughton - - ILFORD STATION
Extended from Debden Estate to Debden Broadway.

16.03.55
L
6RT
6RT
6RT

DEBDEN BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION
STD type replaced by RT.

30.04.58
L
7RT
6RT
6RT

DEBDEN BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION
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11.05.60
L
7RT
6RT
6RT
This entry has been taken from the May 1960 allocation book which is available for sale

03.07.71
L
9SMS
7SMS
4SMS

DEBDEN BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION 
Converted to single deck one person operation.

SMS815 Chigwell Station

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12.09.76
L
9DMS
7DMS
4DMS

DEBDEN BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION 
Converted to double deck operation.

DMS1634 Cranbrook Road

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31.03.79
L101+
7DMS
6DMS
3DMS

DEBDEN STATION ,Rectory Lane - Loughton - Loughton Station - Loughton - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION
SDO jnys DEBDEN STATION - WEST HATCH SCHOOL
Revised to double run via Loughton Station and SDO journeys introduced to West Hatch School from Debden

28.01.82
L101+
7T
4T
3T

DEBDEN STATION - ILFORD STATION
SDO jnys DEBDEN STATION - WEST HATCH SCHOOL

Converted to Leyland Titan operation.

T387 Loughton Crown

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04.09.82
L101+
5LS
5LS
2LS

LOUGHTON STATION - Oakwood Hill - Debden Lane - Church Hill - Loughton Station - Loughton Way - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION
Rerouted between Buckhurst Hill and Loughton Station via Loughton Way - Valley Hill - Roding Road - Station Road - Loughton High Road - Rectory Lane - Debden Station - Oakwood Hill - and Roding Road thus terminating at Loughton Station instead of Debden Station. This was an exchange of routeings with 250
Converted to single deck operation with Leyland Nationals.

LS433 Loughton Garage

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24.05.86
EN
sd
sd
sd
New contract

LOUGHTON  -  ILFORD
Operation transferred to Eastern National from a depot in Walthamstow - and Loughton Garage closed.

EN1802 York Road, Ilford

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14.08.88
EN
sd
sd
sd

DEBDEN STATION - Debden - Chester Road - Pyrles Lane - Rectory Lane - Church Hill - Loughton Station - Loughton Way - Buckhurst Hill - Chigwell Station - Grange Hill - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION
Rerouted in Debden via Debden Estate

31.10.88
EN
sd
sd
sd

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
One Mon-Fri am peak journey revised to start from Woodford Green - Debden

29.07.90
TW
sd
sd
sd
New operator

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
Operation transferred to Thamesway - joint allocation with Route 20

1894 Clements Road, Ilford

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07.03.92
DX61+
5sd
5sd
3sd
New operator

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
Operation transferred to Grey Green - operated from Barking Depot

859 Loughton High Road

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08.03.97
DX61+
8SLF
7SLF
3SLF

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
Start of new contract

03.10.98
DX61+
8SLF
7SLF
3SLF
New operator

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
Contract passed to Arriva London NE

Dennis Dart Alexander ADL963 ILFORD POST OFFICE

 


09.03.02
D1+
10SLF
10SLF
5SLF
 
EM
1M
--
--
New operator

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
Contract assigned to Docklands Buses operated from a base in Silvertown BUT ONE SCHOOLDAY ONLY JOURNEY with Leaside Travel.

Caetano Nimbus at ILFORD POST OFFICE
This rare shot of M1326 on the 167 seen at Buckhurst Hill Station

18.09.06
SI1+
10SLF
10SLF
5SLF
Docklands Buses now under Go Ahead management

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
Now operated by GA-L

25.06.11
BE41+
9ED
8ED
5ED
Now operated by Blue Triangle from Rainham (BE)

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
Transferred within GA-L to Blue Triangle (BE)

 

MCV Evolution ED23 seen in the shadows at Barkingside

 


10.03.12
BE41+
9ED
8ED
5ED

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
Contract renewal

Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
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02.07.16
RR41+
9ED
8ED
5ED

DEBDEN  -  ILFORD
Rainham (BE) closed, allocation moved to River Road (RR)

SOE27 makes a rogue appearance shortly before the contract is transferred to Stagecoach

11.03.17
BK151+
7SE
7SE
4SE
Contract reassigned

ILFORD  -  LOUGHTON STATION
Withdrawn between Loughton and Debden, at school times this section replaced by Route 677

Dart e200 10.2m seen in Ilford with the new destination showing

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24.04.17
BK151+
7SE
7SE
4SE

ILFORD  -  LOUGHTON STATION
Barkingsiide scheme commenced


 
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New MMC Enviro 36660 shows off the new branding for the Barkingside scheme

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12.03.22
BK151+
7SE
7SE
5SE

ILFORD  -  LOUGHTON STATION
Contract extended for two years

Current Blind



167

Operating Garages

BK Barking
Changeover point Ilford

RR River Road, Barking
Changeover point Ilford

L Loughton
Changeover point outside garage

DX Barking
Changeover point Ilford

T Leyton
Changeover point ?

DB Silvertown
Changeover point is Ilford Hainault Street - we have 11 of the dart/nimbus combo buses but only use 10 a day numbered D1 through to D10 - with 21 M - F duties using 10 buses 20 Saturday duties using 10 buses and 10 Sunday duties using 4 buses .
We use either a de licensed black taxi or a peugeot 205 and some times a dark metallic blue transit van plastered in Docklands minibus logo.

Thanks to Graham - a driver at Docklands for this information.

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Tuesday, 31.05.22