Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
26.06.93
BD
sd
sd
--
NEW ROUTE introduced to provide a service along Roads that were to be served by the proposed extension of Route 362 in March 1993.

ILFORD Hainault Street - Ilford Station - Cranbrook Road - Beehive Lane - Eastern Avenue - Gants Hill Station - Woodford Avenue - Longwood Gardens - Fremantle Road - Barkingside High Street BARKINGSIDE Fullwell Cross (Mon-Sat except evenings)

 

 

Thamesway 226 Mercedes 608D at Ilford stand

 


14.10.95
PE
sd
sd
--

ILFORD  -  BARKINGSIDE
Reallocated from Brentwood to Ponders End (PE)

26.09.98
PE
3 midi
3 midi
--
Contract reassigned

ILFORD  -  BARKINGSIDE
Operation now under the control of First Capital

09.01.99
PE91+
6 mdi
6 midi
--

ILFORD - Barkingside - Fencepiece Road - clockwise loop via Limes Avenue - Copperfield - Limes Avenue then Fencepiece Road - Manor Road - Manford Way - HAINAULT The Lowe(Mon-Sat)
Extended from Barkingside to Hainault via withdrawn section of Route 362

 

 

Mercedes Vario 573 Ilford Town Centre\

 


23.06.01
NP44+
5DW
5DW
--

ILFORD  -  HAINAULT
Allocation moved from Poners End (PE) to Northumberland Park (NP)


01.12.01
DM151+
5DW
5DW
--

ILFORD  -  HAINAULT
Allocation moved from Northumberland Park (NP) to Dagenham (DM)

 

 

Dennis Dart Wright Handibus 639

 


23.03.02
R151+
7DMS
7DMS
3DMS

ILFORD  -  HAINAULT
Contract renewal and Sunday service introduced
New DMS type introduced and allocation moved to Rainham (R)

 

Transbus Dart Marshall 8.9m DMS41478

 


17.12.05
DM
7DMS
7DMS
3DMS

ILFORD  -  HAINAULT
Allocation moved to new Dagenham depot

24.03.07
DX101+
7PDL
7PDL
3PDL
Contract reassigned to Arriva London (DX)

ILFORD  -  HAINAULT
New operator

20.05.11
DX101+
7PDL
7PDL
3PDL

ILFORD  -  HAINAULT
At Limes Farm Estate all buses to run the loop clockwise in both directions

PDL61 Ilford Town Centre

 


24.03.12
BE221+
8WS
8WS
4WS
Contract reassigned to Blue Triangle with new Wrightbus Streetline 8.8m buses

ILFORD  -  HAINAULT
New operator

 

WS4 Gants Hill Station

 


01.05.14
BE221+
8WS
8WS
4WS
ILFORD  -  HAINAULT
see map
Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

02.07.16
RR221+
8WS
8WS
4WS

ILFORD  -  HAINAULT
RAINHAM (BE) CLOSED, allocation moved to River Road (RR)

25.03.17
BK261+
8SE
8SE
5SE
Contract reassigned

ILFORD -  HAINAULT
New Contract commenced

36633 seen in Barkingside

© Lawrence Living


22.04.17
BK401+
8SE
8SE
5SE

ILFORD -  HAINAULT
Running number sequence change

 

36638 With the new route branding applied

© Lawrence Living


 

26.03.22
BK401+
8SE
8SE
5SE

ILFORD -  HAINAULT
Contract extended for two years


 

Operating Garages

BE Ferry Lane - Rainham
Crew changeover point at Ilford stand

RR River Road - Barking
Crew changeover point at Ilford stand

BK Barking
Crew changeover point at Ilford stand

BD Brentwood
Crew changeover point at Ilford stand

PE Ponders End
Crew changeover point at ?

NP Northumberland Park
Crew changeover point at ?

DM Dagenham
Crew changeover point at Ilford stand

RN Rainham
Crew changeover point at Ilford stand

DX Barking
Crew changeover point at Ilford stand

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 10.03.22