Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.05.50
BK
4G
4G
4G

DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - Heathway - Oxlow Lane - Rush Green - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel
New Route

11.10.50
BK
6G
4G
4G
 
RD
3G
3G
3G

DAGENHAM New Road - Romford - Main Road - Gallows Corner - Straight Road - HAROLD HILL Myrtle Road
Extended from Romford to Harold Hill replacing withdrawn 86B. Hornchurch (RD) allocation added.

20.02.52
BK
8STL
12STL
4RTL
 
RD
3STL
4STL
4RTL

DAGENHAM - Straight Road - Hilldene Avenue - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive
Extended from Myrtle Road to Gooshays Drive within Harold Hill and Guys replaced by STL/RTL

14.05.52
BK
8STL
12RTL
6RTL
 
RD
3STL
4RTL
4RTL

Saturday converted to RTL operation.

RTL294 seen in Romford

© Alan Cross

12.08.53
BK
--
10RTL
--
 
NS
16STL
13STL
13STL

Daily Hornchurch (RD) allocation withdrawn. Barking (BK) Mon-Fri and Sunday allocation withdrawn. North Street (NS) allocation introduced.

24.02.54
BK
--
10RTL
--
 
NS
15RT
13RT
13RT

North Street (NS) converted to RT operation.

08.01.58
BK
--
10RTL
--
 
NS
19RT
18RT
17RT

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) Thames Avenue - DAGENHAM - NOAK HILL
ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (EXPRESS SERVICE Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peak journeys extended in Dagenham to Fords Foundry.


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

20.08.58
BK
--
13RTL
--
 
NS
20RT
16RT
17RT

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) DAGENHAM - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - NOAK HILL Pentowan (MS irregular)
ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (EXPRESS SERVICE Mon-Fri peaks)
MS journeys introduced to NOAK HILL Pentowan - replacing withdrawn section of Route 238

26.11.58
BK
--
13RT
--
 
NS
20RT
16RT
17RT

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Daily jnys) DAGENHAM - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - NOAK HILL Pentowan (MS irregular)
ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (EXPRESS SERVICE Mon-Fri peaks)
Daily journeys introduced to Fords Foundry. Barking allocation converted to RT.

10.07.66
BK
--
14RT
--
 
NS
20RM
16RM
12RM

North Street (NS) converted to RM operation.

18.07.70
NS
14RM
14RM/3RT
3RM
 
RD
5RM
5RM
4RM

Barking (BK) allocation withdrawn but Daily Hornchuch (RD) allocation introduced.

RM11 seen in winter sunshine

This image available on the
Nostalgia 1 CD


13.03.71
NS
19RM
19RM/2RT
6RM

Hornchurch (RD) allocation withdrawn.

20.04.74
NS
19RM
20RM
5RM

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Daily jnys) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - NOAK HILL Pentowan (Mon-Fri schooltime jnys)
ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (EXPRESS SERVICE Mon-Fri peaks)
Pentowan journeys reduced to schooltime only


23.07.77
NS81+
19RM
17RM
5RM

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Daily jnys) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - NOAK HILL Pentowan (Mon-Fri schooltime jnys)
EXPRESS SERVICE withdrawn.

17.05.80
NS81+
20RM
17RM
5RM

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Daily jnys) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - Oxlow Lane - Dagenham Road - Oldchurch Road - Romford Station - NOAK HILL Tees Drive
Diverted via Oldchurch Hospital - Pentowan journeys withdrawn.

29.03.82
NS81+
20Tc
17Tc
5Tc

Converted to Titan crew operation.

23.04.83
NS81+
18T
16T
5T

Converted to One Person operation.

21.06.86
NS81+
18T
16T
5T
Express
NS101+
--
6T
--

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - Harold Hill - Dagnam Park Drive - Whitchurch Road - NOAK HILL Tees Drive (return via Noak Hill Rd - North Hill Drive - Whitchurch Drive. )
EXPRESS SERVICE - ROMFORD STATION - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive ( operated limited stop between Romford Market and Straigh Road
Saturday express service re-introduced and weekend journeys to Fords Foundry withdrawn

07.02.87
NS81+
18T
16T
5T
Express
NS101+
--
6T
--

Re-routed northbound in Romford to serve Bus Station.

15.02.88
NS81+
18T
16T
5T
Express
NS101+
--
6T
--

SDO journeys diverted at Main Road via Balgores Lane - Gidea Park Station - Upper Brentwood Road - Main Road - then line of route.

?
NS81+
15T
12T
5T
Express
NS101+
--
6T
--

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peaks) - NOAK HILL Tees Drive
SATURDAY SHOPPING HOURS EXPRESS SERVICE:
ROMFORD Bus Station - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive
Mon-Fri peak journeys introduced to DAGENHAM DOCK

01.09.90
NS81+
15T
15T
5T

DAGENHAM Fords Foundry (Mon-Fri peaks) DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri peaks) - NOAK HILL Tees Drive
EXPRESS SERVICE withdrawn.

T306 at Romford Station

This image available with the
Titan download

 


14.09.91
NS381+
15T
15T
9T

Commencement of three year contract.

20.03.93
NS381+
10T
12T
5T

SDO bifurcation via Gidea Park Station transferred to new 374

16.09.00
NS381+
13T
12T
5T
Contract renewal
2001
NS381+
13TAS
12TAS
5TAS

Low floor dd introduced.

17.06.02
NS381+
13TAS
12TAS
5TAS

NOAK HILL Tees Drive - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue
Withdrawn between Kent Avenue and Fords Foundry / Dagenham Dock

14.09.03
NS381+
15TAS
12TAS
5TAS

NOAK HILL Tees Drive - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue (Sun) - DAGENHAM Marsh Way CEME ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Kent Avenue to Marsh Way  CEME


15.10.05
NS381+
15TAS
12TAS
6TAS

HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Square - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue (Sun) - DAGENHAM Marsh Way CEME ( Mon-Sat )
New contract commenced - route restuctured to terminate at Harold Hill thus withdrawn to Tees Drive - replacing withdrawn Route 374.

17194 at the Harold Hill stand

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download


18.07.09
RM41+
20TAS
20TAS
10TAS

Allocation moved to Rainham (RM)


16.10.10
RM41+
20E
20E
10E

Contract renewal

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
17.10.15
RM41+
21E
21E
12E

HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Square - DAGENHAM Marsh Way CEME
Contract renewal
Sunday service extended from New Road to CEME

19793 MARSH WAY terminus
19727 at the Romford Station stop

Operating Garages

BK Barking
Changeover point ?

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point ?

NS North Street - Romford
Changeover point Romford Station at present but has been Romford Market in the past

RM Rainham
Changeover point - buses running light to and from Rainham Garage

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Thursday, 24.05.18