Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.09.68
WH
13RM
14RM
3RM

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - Connaught Road - Victoria Dock Road - Freemasons Road - New Barn Street - Balaam Street - Plaistow - West Ham Lane - STRATFORD BROADWAY (Suns) - Leytonstone Road - Crownfield Road - Leyton Station - Markhouse Road - Forest Road - Tottenham Hale - Seven Sisters Road - MANOR HOUSE STATION (Mon-Sat)
NEW ROUTE replaced withdrawn section of Route 41 between Tottenham Hale and Victoria & Albert Docks.

RM68

RM68 pulls up at the southbound stop at Leyton Station on the High Road and heading toward the V & A Docks via Balaam Street and WH's route 241. 
Of note is the disused offside route number box - painted over from behind and left in situ until its next overhaul which - in this case - would be seven months hence. 
This was a rare sunny moment on this otherwise annoyingly dull day. 

© Malcolm Allan

01.01.70
WH
13RM
14RM
3RM

241 map

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

30.10.70
WH
11RM
10RM
3SMS

Sunday service converted to single deck OPO.

16.06.73
WH
6DMS
5DMS
3DMS

VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS - STRATFORD Bus Station
Withdrawn between Stratford Broadway and Manor House diverting instead to the new Stratford Bus Station - the withdrawn section mostly replaced by new Route 230.
Daily conversion to double deck OPO.

1973 times
London Bus Routes: Route 241: Canning Town, Barking Road - Stratford City &emdash; Route 241, London Transport, DMS1456, MLH456L, Stratford 

DMS1456 at Stratford

© Eamonn Kentell


13.06.76
WH1+
6DMS
5DMS
3DMS

STRATFORD Bus Station - Great Eastern Road - High Street Stratford - Stratford Broadway - West Ham Lane - New Plaistow Road - Plaistow Road - High Street Plaistow - Balaam Street - New Barn Street - Newham Way - Freemasons Road - Victoria Dock Road - Monday Road - Radland Road - Tarling Road - ( return via Appleby Road) KIER HARDIE ESTATE
Diverted at Victoria Dock Road to Keir Hardie Estate instead of VA Docks.

London Bus Routes: Route 241: Canning Town, Barking Road - Stratford City &emdash; Route 241, London Transport, SMS603, EGN603J 

SMS603 seen at ?

© Keith V

31.01.81
WH1+
6DMS
5DMS
3DMS

STRATFORD Bus Station - KIER HARDIE ESTATE :- Rogers Road - Ruscoe Road - Hallsville Road - Silvertown Road - and Barking Road - CANNING TOWN Hermit Road
(MS Shopping hours)
Extended from Keir Hardie Estate to Canning Town during MS shopping hours.

21.02.82
WH1+
6T
5T
3T

DMS type replaced by Leyland Titans

06.06.87
WH1+
5T
5T
--

STRATFORD Bus Station - KIER HARDIE ESTATE ( Mon-Sat ) - CANNING TOWN Hermit Road (MS Shopping hours)
Sunday service replaced by revisions to Route 147.

T395

T395 Stratford Broadway

This image available with the
Titan download

19.11.88
WH1+
4T
4T
--

STRATFORD Bus Station - KIER HARDIE ESTATE  ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between
Keir Hardie Estate and Canning Town - this section replaced by revised 262.

241
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
London Bus Routes: Route 241: Canning Town, Barking Road - Stratford City &emdash; Route 241, East London, LS115, THX115S, Palistow 

Leyland Nationals were sometimes used as evidenced here by LS116

© Philip Hambling

23.11.91
WH1+
7MRL
7MRL
--

STRATFORD Bus Station - KIER HARDIE ESTATE ( Mon-Sat ) - CANNING TOWN Hermit Road (MS Shopping hours)
Canning Town workings restored - 262 withdrawn over this section and converted to midibus status.

MRL130

MRL130 seen at ?

This image available with the
Single Deck download

26.09.92
SD301+
7DW
7DW
--

Reallocated to Stratford Midibus base (SD)

London Bus Routes: Route 241: Canning Town, Barking Road - Stratford City &emdash; Route 241, Stagecoach London, DW135, NDZ3135, Stratford 

DW149 Stratford

© Eamonn Kentell

25.09.93
SD301+
8DRL
8DRL
5DRL

STRATFORD Bus Station - CANNING TOWN Hermit Road
Sunday service introduced replacing withdrawn 147 and extended at all time to Hermit Road.

16.09.95
SD301+
--
--
5DRL
 
U151+
8S
9S
--

MS converted to double deck operation and transferred from Stratford (SD) to Upton Park (U)

London Bus Routes: Route 241: Canning Town, Barking Road - Stratford City &emdash; Route 241, Stagecoach London, S41, J414HMT, Stratford 

S41 seen here leaving Stratford Bus Station

© Eamonn Kentell

 

19.09.99
BW141+
8VA
8VA
--
 
SD141+
--
--
4DRL

MS allocation moved from Upton Park (U) to Bow (BW) AND RUNNING NUMBER SEQUENCE CHANGE AT SD

VA157

VA157 Stratford Bus Station

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download

28.04.01
BW141+
8TAS
8TAS
4TAS

Converted to low floor double deck - and Sunday allocation moved to BW as per Mon-Sat.

30.08.03
SD141+
11TAS
12TAS
6TAS

Allocation moved from Bow (BW) to Stratford (SD)

London Bus Routes: Route 241: Canning Town, Barking Road - Stratford City &emdash; Route 241, East London ELBG 34172, V172MVX, Stratford 

34172 at Stratford

© Lawrene Living

23.02.08
WH141+
9TAS
10TAS
6TAS

Stratford (SD) closed. allocation moved to new base at Canning Town named West Ham (WH)

London Bus Routes: Route 241: Canning Town, Barking Road - Stratford City &emdash; Route 241, East London ELBG 15025, LX58CFU, Stratford 

Scania 15025 seen in Stratford

© Steven Hughes


03.05.11
WH141+
9TAS
9TAS
6TAS

STRATFORD Bus Station - PRINCE REGENT STATION
Temporary withdrawn between Prince Regent & Canning Town - a special free service 541 provided replacement between Canning Town & Keir Hardie Estate

17355

Trident 17355 parked at the temporary stand at Prince Regent

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download

07.05.11
WH141+
9TAS
9TAS
6TAS

Contract renewal

London Bus Routes: Route 241: Canning Town, Barking Road - Stratford City &emdash; Route 241, East London ELBG 36358, LX59AOJ, Stratford 

East London ELBG 36358 captured at Stratford on a short working

© Mark Pitman

13.09.11
WH141+
9TAS
9TAS
6TAS

STRATFORD CITY - PRINCE REGENT STN
Extended to Stratford City via Angel Lane - Penny Brooke Street and Montfichet Road

241 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

31.10.15
WH141+
10TAS
10TAS
6TAS

STRATFORD CITY Bus Station - CANNING TOWN Hermit Road
Temporary curtailment at Prince Regent withdrawn - reverted to Canning Town terminal

07.05.16
WH141+
10TAS
10TAS
6TAS

Contract extended for two years

21.06.17
WH551+
10TAS
10TAS
6TAS

Running number change

05.05.18
WH551+
10TAS
10TAS
6TAS

STRATFORD CITY Bus Station - CANNING TOWN Hermit Road
Contract renewal with Stagecoach (WH)

 

Operating Garages

WH West Ham
Changeover point Plaistow Broadway

WH West Ham ( Canning Town)
Changeover point Stratford City - but Stratford Bus Station while Stratford City closed during Olympics

SD Stratford
Changeover point Stratford Bus Station

U Upton Park
Changeover point ?

BW Bow
Changeover point Stratford Bus Station ?

 

 

 

 

Current times for Route live stands Tender Specs Route 241 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Friday, 04.05.18