Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
BK
LT
16LT
--
    ex23/23B    

BECONTREE HEATH - Longbridge Road - Fair Cross - Barking - Ripple Road - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM Fords Main Works ( works journeys )
Renumbered from Route 293

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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30.01.35
BK
6LT
16LT
--

BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM Fords Main Works ( works journeys )
Mon-Fri received separate allocation

09.12.36
BK
17LT+
21LT+
--
    14 ex other 2 ex other  

BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM Fords Main Works ( works journeys ) or RAINHAM ( journeys )
Additional journeys added to Rainham

25.12.36
BK
14LT+
15LT+
--
    14 ex other 2 ex other  

BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM Fords Main Works ( works journeys )
Rainham journeys withdrawn

17.02.37
BK
20LT+
29LT+
--
    6 ex other 3 ex other  

GIDEA PARK Bobs Cafe - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Sats pm ) - New Road - RAINHAM Clock Tower ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Becontree Heath to Gidea Park
Diverted at Dagenham to Rainham except for Sat pm journeys to Church Elm

02.08.39
BK
21LT+
27LT+
--
    4 ex other 3 ex other  

GIDEA PARK Bobs Cafe - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Sats pm ) - FORDS Main Works ( Mon-Fri am)  -  RAINHAM Clock Tower ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri am Rainham to Fords Works journeys introduced

Taken from 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris
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13.12.39
BK
23LT
19LT
11LT

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Sun pm ) - BECONTREE HEATH ( Sun am ) - DAGENHAM ( Sun am ) - FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm )
Sunday introduced
Saturday pm journeys to Church Elm withdrawn

20.03.40
BK
23LT
19LT
11LT

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM ( Daily )
Sundays revised to run all day Romford to Rainham

15.05.40
BK
23LT
19LT+
23LT
      2 ex other  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM ( Daily )
Mon-Sat journeys from Fords Works to Becontree Heath extended to Gidea Park

20.11.40
BK
23LT
19LT+
23LT
      2 ex other  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM ( Daily )
Sunday journeys from Fords Works to Romford introduced

14.05.41
BK
21LT
19LT+
22LT
      1LT / 23  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Suns ) - FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM (Mon-Sat )
Saturday journeys introduced between Rainham and Fords Works
Sundays withdrawn between Dagenham and Rainham

29.10.41
BK
24LT
21LT+
24LT
      2 ex other  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM War Memorial ( Daily )
Sunday service to Rainham reinstated
Sunday journeys from Fords Works to Romford curtailed at Barking Garage

27.10.43
BK
28LT+
26LT+
27LT
    2 ex other 2 ex other  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM War Memorial ( Daily )
Mon-Fri journeys from Fords Works to Gidea Park withdrawn

10.10.45
BK
29LT+
27LT+
30G
    1/23B (Wed) 2 ex other  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM War Memorial ( Daily )
Sunday LT type replaced by G

25.02.48
BK
30LT+
38LT+
33G
    1/23B (Wed) 5 ex other  

GIDEA PARK ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns ) -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM White Post Corner ( Daily )
Daily extended in Rainham from War Memorial to White Post Corner replacing withdrawn section of Route 165

05.05.48
BK
30LT+
39LT+
34G
    1/23B (Wed) 4G ex other  

GIDEA PARK -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM White Post Corner ( Daily )
Sunday extended from Romford to Gidea Park

13.04.49
BK
29RTL+
31RTL/7G
34G
    1/23B (Wed) 5G ex other  

GIDEA PARK -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM White Post Corner ( Daily )
Mon-Sat RTL type introduced

17.10.51
BK
31RTL+
34RTL/7STL
19RTL/10STL
    1/23 (Wed) 2STL ex other  

GIDEA PARK -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM White Post Corner ( Daily )
Sunday RTL introduced

14.05.52
BK
31RTL+
41RTL
29RTL
    1/23 (Wed) 2RTL/23  

GIDEA PARK -- FORDS WORKS ( works journeys ) - RAINHAM White Post Corner ( Daily )
STL type withdrawn

30.04.58
BK
3ORTL
38RTL
21RTL
20.08.58
BK
31RTL
38RTL
24RTL

RAINHAM White Post Corner - Dagenham - Barking - Becontree Heath - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood Stn - Brook Street - BRENTWOOD Yorkshire Grey
Extended from Gidea Park to Brentwood replacing withdrawn 86


26.11.58
BK
30RT
38RT
21RT

RAINHAM White Post Corner - BRENTWOOD Yorkshire Grey
RTL type replaced by RT

15.08.62
BK
18RT
38RT
18RT

RAINHAM - BECONTREE HEATH (Mon-Fri) - BRENTWOOD (Sat/Sun)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Becontree Heath and Brentwood - replaced by new 287.

31.12.66
BK
28RT
26RT
14RT

RAINHAM White Post Corner - Dagenham - Barking - Becontree Heath - Romford - Gidea Park - Straight Rd - Hilldene Avenue - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive
Diverted at Gidea Park to Harold Hill

12.04.69
BK
28RT
26RT
12RT

RAINHAM White Post Corner or RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive
New Route to Abbey Wood Lane in Rainham introduced.

Taken from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
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30.08.69
BK
28RT
26RT
12RT
 
NS
--
--
5RT

RAINHAM White Post Corner or RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive ( Mon-Sat ) - Leamington Rd - Petersfield Avenue - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Drive (Suns)
Sunday extended in Harold Hill to Dagnam Park Drive.
Sunday North Street (NS) allocation added

16.01.71
BK
28RT
26RT
7RT
 
NS
--
--
5RT

RAINHAM White Post Corner ( Mon-Sat ) or RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive ( Mon-Sat ) - Leamington Rd - Petersfield Avenue - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Drive (Suns)
Sunday Route in Rainham to White Post Corner withdrawn.

20.04.74
BK
28RT
27RT
7RT
 
NS
--
--
5RT

RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive ( Mon-Sat ) - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Drive (Suns)
Route in Rainham to White Post Corner withdrawn.


01.11.75
BK
28RT
27RT
6RT
 
NS
--
--
4RM

RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive ( Mon-Sat ) - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Drive (Suns)
Routemaster operation introduced at North Street (NS)

23.07.77
BK131+
28RT
27RT
6RT
 
NS61+
--
--
4RM

RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Par Square
Mon-Sat extended from Gooshays Drive to Dagnam Park Drive as per Sunday routeing.

RT4255 with dented roof seen in Dagenham

© Malcolm Allan


28.10.78
BK131+
26RM
26RM/1RT
7RM
 
NS61+
--
--
4RM

RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Par Square
Routemaster operation introduced at Barking (BK).

The conductor enjoys a fag break at Abbey Wood Lane

© John Parkin


07.04.79
BK131+
26RM
27RM
7RM
 
NS61+
--
--
4RM

RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Par Square
RT type withdrawn - last in London.

RM1429 East Street, Barking

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17.02.80
BK131+
26Tc
27Tc
7Tc
 
NS61+
--
--
4RM

RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Par Square
Barking converted from Routemaster to Titan operation.

T133 Hilldene Avenue

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29.03.82
BK131+
26Tc
27Tc
6Tc
 
NS61+
--
--
4Tc

RAINHAM Abbey Wood Lane - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Par Square
North Street (NS) converted from Routemaster to Titan operation.

04.09.82
BK131+
16Tc
13Tc
--
 
NS61+
--
--
5Tc

CREEKMOUTH Power Station (Mon-Fri jnys) -; BARKING Linton Road - HAROLD HILL
Withdrawn between Barking and Rainham - this section replaced by 287.
Creekmouth journeys introduced with some journeys bifurcating via Remploy Factory.

23.04.83
BK131+
16T
14T
6T

CREEKMOUTH Power Station (Mon-Fri jnys) -; BARKING Linton Road - HAROLD HILL
CONVERTED TO ONE PERSON OPERATION


14.09.91
BK131+
11T
14T
7T

BARKING Town Centre - HAROLD HILL Dagnam Park Drive
Creekmouth journeys replaced by New Route B4

20.03.93
BK131+
9T
9T
5T

BARKING Town Centre - ROMFORD Market Place
Withdrawn between Romford and Harold Hill.

25.09.93
BK131+
10T
11T
5T

BECKTON Savacentre (except evgs) North Circular Road - BARKING (evgs) - ROMFORD
Extended to Beckton Savacentre except evenings.

 

T578 bound for Beckton

 


01.04.95
BK1+
10T
9T
4T

BARKING London Road - ROMFORD St Edwards Way
Withdrawn between Beckton and Barking

Route 87 as shown on 1995 map
Taken from 1985 map drawn by Mike Harris
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20.07.02
NS1+
10TA
11TA
5TA

BARKING London Road - ROMFORD St Edwards Way
Allocation moved to North Street (NS)

 

 

TA374 Romford

 

25.03.06
Route withdrawn - replaced by revised Route 5

Operating Garages

BK Barking
Changeover point at garage

NS North Street
Changeover point at Romford Station