Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
RD
1T
1T
1T

ROMFORD Rainham Road / Gordon Avenue - Collier Row - Stapleford Abbotts - Passingford Bridge - Abridge - Theydon Bois - EPPING TOWN Cock
Prior to this date had been numbered G7

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
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09.12.36
RD
2T
2T
2T

ROMFORD Rainham Road / Laburnham Avenue - Collier Row - Stapleford Abbotts - Passingford Bridge - Abridge - Theydon Bois - EPPING TOWN Cock
Extended along Rainham Road to Laburnham Avenue

13.12.39
RD
3T
3T
2T

EPPING TOWN  -  Stapleford Abbots  -  North Romford  -  Romford  -  Brentwood Road  -  GIDEA PARK STN ( Suns )  -  Ardleigh Green Road  -  Parkstone Avenue  -  EMERSON PARK ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Romford and Rainham Road - this section replaced by extending 123 from Romford
Diverted at Romford to Gidea Park Station ( Suns ) and further extended on Mon-Sat to Emerson Park replacing Route 256 which was withdrawn
Mon-Sat route was split into two sections
EPPING & ROMFORD STATION
ROMFORD Parkside Hotel & EMERSON PARK

15.05.40
RD
3T
3T
2T

EPPING TOWN  -  ROMFORD STATION ( Suns )  -  EMERSON PARK ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday withdrawn between Romford & Gidea Park

20.11.40
RD
2T
2T
1T

EPPING TOWN  -  ROMFORD STATION
Withdrawn between Romford & Emerson Park - the Gidea Park to Emerson Park section replaced by new Route 238

05.05.43
RD
2T
2T
2T

EPPING TOWN  -  ROMFORD STATION ( Mon-Sat / Sun pm )
Sunday am service suspended

15.07.45
RD
2T
2T
2T

EPPING TOWN  -  ROMFORD STATION
Sunday am service reintroduced

1946 full timetables
Taken from February 1946 Red Book

20.10.48
RD
4TD
4TD
4TD
1T

EPPING TOWN  -  ROMFORD STATION
Leyland TD type introduced

03.05.50
RD
4TD
4TD
5TD/2T

HORNCHURCH GARAGE - EPPING TOWN
Extended from Romford to Hornchurch Garage

TD89 Epping Towb

 

TD89 Epping Town stand ?

 


11.10.50
RD
4TD
4TD
5TD

HORNCHURCH GARAGE (Mon-Sat) - ROMFORD STN (Suns) - EPPING TOWN
Sunday service withdrawn between Romford and Hornchurch.

06.05.51
RD
4TD
4TD
7TD

HORNCHURCH GARAGE - EPPING TOWN Cock
Sunday extended from Romford to Hornchurch.

1952 times
06.08.52
RD
4TD
4TD
7TD

HORNCHURCH GARAGE - EPPING TOWN Grove Lane
Extended in Epping Town to Grove Lane

12.08.53
NS
4TD
4TD
7TD

HORNCHURCH GARAGE - EPPING TOWN Grove Lane
Romford (RD) allocation transferred to new North Street Romford garage (NS).

14.11.56
NS
4TD
4TD
5TD


26.11.58
NS
3TD
3TD
5TD

HORNCHURCH GARAGE - Romford - Collier Row - Chase Cross - Stapleford Abbotts - Passingford Bridge - Abridge - Theydon Bois - Ivychimneys - EPPING TOWN
Diverted via Ivychimneys.

18.02.59
NS
3TD
3TD
5TD

CORBETS TEY (Mon-Fri peak jnys)  -  Upminster  - HORNCHURCH GARAGE - EPPING TOWN Grove Lane
Mon-Fri peak journeys to Corbets Tey introduced.

06.04.59
NS
3TD
3TD
5TD

HORNCHURCH GARAGE - EPPING TOWN Grove Lane
Withdrawn between Hornchurch and Corbets Tey.

01.07.59
NS
3RF
3RF
5RF

HORNCHURCH GARAGE - EPPING TOWN Grove Lane
TD allocation withdrawn in favour of RF


18.11.64
NS
3RFo
3RFo
2RFo

HORNCHURCH GARAGE - EPPING TOWN Grove Lane
Converted to One Person Operation.


16.06.73
NS
4RFo
4RFo
2RFo

ROMFORD STN - EPPING TOWN Grove Lane
Withdrawn between Romford and Hornchurch Garage.


30.11.74
NS
4RFo
4RFo
2RFo

ROMFORD STN - EPPING TOWN St Margaret's Hospital
Extended from Grove Lane to St Margarets Hospital in Epping.

RF461

RF461 Abridge

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24.04.76
NS
4BL
4BL
2BL

ROMFORD STN - EPPING TOWN St Margaret's Hospital
RF replaced by BL type.

BL37

BL37 St Margarets Hospital, Epping

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08.01.77
Route withdrawn - replaced by revised 247 service
.

Map

Taken from 1976 map drawn by Mike Harris
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Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point outside garage

NS North Street
Changeover point outside garage

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Tuesday, 14.09.21