Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
11.11.59
PR
5RM
--
--
 
WH
6RM
8RM
--

BECONTREE Chittys Lane - Bennetts Castle Lane - Longbridge Road - Barking - East Ham - Upton Park - Barking Road - CANNING TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) - Silvertown Way - NORTH WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Fri peaks)

11.10.61
PR
5RM
--
--
 
WH
8RM
--
--

LITTLE HEATH - Barley Lane - Goodmayes Lane - Barking - CANNING TOWN (Mon-Fri) - NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Barking and Becontree and diverted instead to Little Heath via Goodmayes Lane
Saturday withdrawn and replaced by new 238A.

27.01.65
WH
9RM
8RM
5RM

STRATFORD BROADWAY  - West Ham Lane - Portway - Plashet Road  - Green Street  - Barking Road - London Road - Longbridge Road   -  Goodmayes Lane -  Barley Lane  -
LITTLE HEATH ( Daily ) - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL ( Sat aft journeys )  
Withdrawn between Upton Park and Canning Town / North Woolwich - this section mainly replaced by revised 33.
Saturday and Sunday service introduced.

Sat afternoon journeys extended from Little heath to Chadwell Heath Hospital
PR allocation withdrawn.


RM79 on layover at Stratford


©  J G Smith


31.12.66
WH
9RM
8RM
5RM

STRATFORD BROADWAY - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL ( Sat pm / Sun pm jnys)
Sunday journeys extended from Little Heath to CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL

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


17.04.71
WH
8SMS
7SMS
3SMS

STRATFORD BROADWAY - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL ( Sat pm / Sun pm jnys)
Converted to single deck one person operation.

 

SMS598 West Ham Garage

 


30.10.71
U
--
--
4SMS
 
WH
9SMS
8SMS
--

STRATFORD BROADWAY - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL ( Sat pm / Sun pm jnys)
Sunday West Ham (WH) allocation transferred to Upton Park (U).

16.06.73
U
--
--
4SMS
 
WH
9SMS
8SMS
--

STRATFORD Bus Stn - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun pm jnys)
Stratford terminal changed to new Bus Station.

 
20.04.74
WH
9SMS
8SMS
4SMS

STRATFORD Bus Stn - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun pm jnys)
Sunday Upton Park (U) allocation transferred to West Ham (WH)

28.09.75
WH
9SMS
8SMS
4DMS

STRATFORD Bus Stn - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun pm jnys)
Sunday converted to double deck operation.

19.03.77
WH81+
9DMS
8DMS
4DMS

STRATFORD Bus Stn - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun pm jnys)
MS converted to double deck operation.

22.04.78
U101+
8DMS
6DMS
4DMS
 
WH81+
--
6DMS
--

STRATFORD Bus Stn - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun pm jnys)
Allocation change as above

26.04.81
U101+
8T
6T
4T
 
WH81+
--
7DMS
--

STRATFORD Bus Stn - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun pm jnys)
Upton Park (U) converted to Titan.

 

 

T188 Tramway Avenue, Stratford

 

 


04.09.82
BK61+
7T
10T
4T

STRATFORD Bus Stn - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun pm jnys)
U and WH allocation transferred to Barking (BK).

14.04.84
BK61+
7T
10T
3T

STRATFORD Bus Stn - LITTLE HEATH - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun afts)
Regular service to Chadwell Heath Hospital introduced instead of just isolated journeys.

28.10.89
BK61+
6T
11T
3T

STRATFORD - Portway - Plashet Grove - Plashet Road - High Street North - East Ham - Barking - Goodmayes - LITTLE HEATH -
CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun afts)
Diverted via East Ham Station instead of Upton Park.

14.09.91
BK61+
5T
7T
4T

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING GARAGE
Withdrawn between Barking Garage and Little Heath / Chadwell Heath Hospital.

25.09.93
BK61+
9DRL
9DRL
1DW
3DRL

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING GARAGE
Converted to single deck operation.

 

 

DRL125 Barking Station

 


26.06.95
BK61+
9DRL
9DRL
4DRL

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING GARAGE
Re-routed on leaving Stratford Bus Station via Stratford Broadway.

 

 

DWL24 Stratford

 


16.09.95
BK61+
8DAL
9DAL
4DAL

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING GARAGE
Revised bus type.

 

DAL14 at Stratford Bus Station

 

19.07.97
BK61+
8T
9T
4T

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING GARAGE
Converted to double deck operation.

09.10.99
BK61+
--
--
4SLD
 
U301+
9S
9S
--

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING GARAGE
Mon-Sat allocation moved to Upton Park

 

 

SLD182 seen outside the entrance to Stratford Mall

 


04.03.00
BK61+
--
--
7T
 
U301+
9S
9S
--
CONTRACT RENEWAL

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Withdrawn between Barking Station and Barking Garage.

Map issued at the time of this change

08.07.00
BK61+
--
--
4SLD
 
U301+
10SLD
10SLD
--

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Converted to low floor single deck operation.

31.08.03
U301+
10TA
11TA
7TA

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Barking (BK) allocation withdrawn - converted to low floor double deck operation.

05.03.05
U301+
10TA
12TA
8TA

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Contract renewal

06.03.10
U301+
10TA
12TA
8TA

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Contract extended for two years
It had been intended to extend the Route from Barking to Becontree Heath via Route 5 but this was cancelled

 

 

17889 at Tramway Avenue Stratford

 


17.09.11
WH231+
10TA
12TA
11TA

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Upton Park garage closed - allocation moved to Canning Town (WH)

03.03.12
WH231+
11E
12E
9E

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Start of new contract with new ADL Enviro 400 buses

 

 

19871 Tramway Avenue - Stratford

 

12.09.15
WH231+
11E
12E
9E
Night Service
WH931+
3E
3E
3E

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
All night service introduced

 

Stagecoach London 10106, LX12DBZ, Stratford

© eastleighbusman

23.04.16
WH231+
11E
12E
6E
Night Service
BK971+
3E
3E
3E

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Night element transferred to Barking (BK)

11.06.16
WH501+
11E
12E
6E
Night Service
BK971+
3E
3E
3E

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Running number change at WH

04.03.17
WH501+
12E
12E
6E
Night Service
BK971+
3E
3E
3E

STRATFORD Bus Station - BARKING STATION.
Contract renewal

Operating Garages

PR Poplar
Changeover point Canning Town

WH West Ham
Changeover point Greengate 1961 - 1965

U Upton Park
Changeover point East Ham - Newham Town Hall
Some Sunday meal reliefs were taken at Barking Garage - the driver keeping the same vehicle

BK Barking
Changeover point at garage.

WH Canning Town
Changeover point at Stratford Bus Station

 

Live visual

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 10.06.20