Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
06.12.50
RD
10G
14G
6G


HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive - Harold Wood - Gidea Park - Romford - North Street - COLLIER ROW White Hart
NEW ROUTE

02.05.51
RD
10G
14G
7G

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW (Sat pm/Suns)
Saturday pm and Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row.

11.10.51
RD
9G
14G
6G

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Saturday pm and Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

14.05.52
RD
9STL
15STL
7STL

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW (Sat pm/Suns)
Saturday pm and Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row.
Guy type converted to STL

22.10.52
RD
9STL
15STL
6STL

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Saturday pm and Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

06.05.53
RD
9STL
15STL
7RTL

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW (Sat pm/Suns)
Saturday pm and Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row.
RTL type introduced on Sundays.

12.08.53
NS
8RTL
15RTL
7RTL
 
RD
1/175
--
--

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW (Sat pm/Suns)
Hornchurch (RD) allocation transferred to North Street (NS) except for one peak working Mon-Fri.

07.10.53
NS
8RTL
14RTL
6RTL
 
RD
1/175
--
--

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Saturday pm and Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

03.02.54
NS
9RT
14RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
RTL type replaced by RTL. Hornchurch working withdrawn.

06.10.54
NS
9RT
14RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Saturday pm and Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

01.06.55
NS
9RT
11RT
7RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW ( Mon-Sat ) - CHIGWELL ROW (Suns)
Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row. (Sat extension not applied this year)

12.10.55
NS
9RT
11RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

02.05.56
NS
9RT
11RT
7RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW ( Mon-Sat ) - CHIGWELL ROW (Suns)
Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row.

27.06.56
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - Harold Wood - Gidea Park - Romford - Collier Row - Hainault - Barkingside - GANTS HILL STN (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD STN (Sats)
Mon-Sat extended from Collier Row to Gants Hill and further extended on Saturdays to Ilford. Sunday service re-numbered 247B.

17.10.56
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn for winter months.

01.05.57
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service replaced by re-introduced 247B.

16.10.57
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn for winter months.

30.04.58
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service replaced by re-introduced 247B.

Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk
05.10.58
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn for winter months.

13.05.59
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service replaced by re-introduced 247B.

14.10.59
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn for winter months.

01.05.60
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service replaced by re-introduced 247B.

12.10.60
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn.

10.10.62
NS
13RT
16RT
4RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday withdrawn between Gants Hill and Ilford.

19.07.69
NS
13RT
12RT
4RT

Mon-Fri peaks and mid-day journeys diverted via Hainault Industrial Estate.

13.03.71
NS
13RT
11RT
3SMS

Single deck one person operation introduced on Sundays.

RT873 outside North Street Garage (NS)

© Malcolm Allan

18.11.72
NS
12DMS
11DMS
3DMS

HAROLD HILL  Gooshays Drive  - COLLIER ROW White Hart (Mon-Sat evgs / Suns) - GANTS HILL STATION(Mon-Sat except evgs)
Daily double deck one person operation introduced and evening service withdrawn between Collier Row and Gants Hill.

31.08.74
NS
12DMS
11DMS
3DMS

HAROLD HILL  Gooshays Drive  - COLLIER ROW White Hart (Mon-Sat evgs / Suns) - GANTS HILL STATION(Mon-Sat except evgs)
Mon-Fri service via Hainault Industrial Estate withdrawn unofficially

18.11.74
NS
12DMS
12DMS
3DMS

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri service via Hainault Industrial Estate withdrawn officially.

DMS477 Western Road, Romford

busmap.co.uk

08.01.77
NS121+
12DMS
12DMS
3DMS

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Gants Hill to Ilford.

05.11.79
NS121+
12T
12T
3T

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
DMS replaced by Leyland Titan.

T87 Argyle Road, Ilford

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28.11.81
NS111+
13T
12T
3T

GIDEA PARK STN (Mon-Fri peaks) Straight Road - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - Harold Hill - Harold Wood - Gidea Park - Romford - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Harold Hill to Noak Hill and further extended Mon-Fri peaks to Gidea Park Station via Noak Hill Road and Straight Road replacing withdrawn section of 246.

04.09.82
Route renumbered 247

 

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Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point Romford Station ?

NS North Street
Changeover point outside garage.