Route History


Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
04.09.82
NS111+
13T
12T
3T

GIDEA PARK STN (Mon-Fri peaks) Straight Road - NOAK HILL - Tees Drive (Daily) Harold Hill - Gooshays Drive - Harold Wood - Gubbins Lane - Gidea Park - Brentwood Road - Romford - COLLIER ROW White Hart (Suns) Romford Road - Hainault Forest - New North Road - Hainault Stn - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD (Mon-Sat)
Route 247A renumbered.

This has been extracted from the Feb 1985 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital
13.07.85
NS111+
13T
12T
4T

GIDEA PARK (Mon-Fri peaks) - NOAK HILL - BARKINGSIDE (Suns) - ILFORD (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service extended from Collier Row to Barkingside.

02.11.85
NS111+
12T
11T
5T

GIDEA PARK (Mon-Fri peaks) - NOAK HILL - ILFORD
Sunday service extended from Barkingside to Ilford.

142

 

Volvo B10M with Alexander PS bodywork in corporate colours stands in for a Titan at Romford

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21.06.86
AP81+
10T
12T
--
 
NS111+
6T
8T
7T

ILFORD - CHIGWELL ROW or ROMFORD STN (MS evgs/Suns) - GIDEA PARK (MS except evgs)
Withdrawn north of Gidea Park Station. Further withdrawn Mon-Sat evenings Romford Station to Gidea Park Station.
Additional daily service introduced between Ilford and Chigwell Row via withdrawn service 150.
Daily Seven Kings (AP) allocation introduced.

T137

 

T137 seen in Ilford on a garage journey

This image is one of  590 photos which are available with the Leyland Titan download

07.02.87
AP81+
10T
12T
--
 
NS111+
6T
8T
7T

ILFORD - CHIGWELL ROW or ROMFORD Bus Station
Withdrawn between Romford and Gidea Park.

21.11.87
AP81+
16T
19T
--
 
NS111+
--
--
9T

Mon-Sat Romford (NS) allocation withdrawn

26.03.88
AP81+
10T
13T
--
 
NS111+
--
--
T ex 150

ILFORD - ROMFORD Bus Station
ILFORD - CHIGWELL ROW section re-numbered150

07.04.90
AP81+
10T
13T
--
 
NS111+
--
--
7T

ROMFORD Bus Station - Collier Row - Collier Row Road - Whalebone Lane North - Romford Road - Hainault Forest - New North Road - Hainault Stn - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD
Re-routed between Collier Row and Chigwell Row via Collier Row Road and Whalebone Lane North to serve bowling alley complex near Marks Gate - instead of Hoghill Road.

01.09.90
AP81+
4T
5T
--
 
NS111+
6T
8T
7T

Mon-Sat North Street (NS) allocation introduced.

14.09.91
AP
4T
5T
--
 
NS
6T
8T
7T

Sunday service re-routed via Hoghill Road because of traffic congestion (Sunday car boot sale).

T42

 

 

T42 seen prior to Seven Kings losing the Route

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20.03.93
NS
10DW
10DW
4DW

ROMFORD Bus Station - BARKINGSIDE Tanners Lane
Converted to midibus operation and withdrawn between Barkingside and Ilford
Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn.

DW167

 

DW167 Romford stand

This is one of 1500 images available on the Single Deck download

13.11.93
NS
10DRL
10DRL
4DRL

Vehicle type change,

DRL111

 

 

DRL111 Romford

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27.03.99
NS
10SLD
10SLD
4SLD

Converted to low floor s/d operation.

34092

34092 Romford Station

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27.03.04
NS411+
11TAS
11TAS
5TAS

New contract retained by Stagecoach. New low floor double deckers introduced.

17984

17984 Collier Row Lane

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26.03.11
NS411+
11TAS
11TAS
5TAS

Contract renewal

2014 map Romford Town Centre 2014
Click map to enlarge
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
26.03.16
NS411+
11TAS
11TAS
5TAS

ROMFORD Bus Station - BARKINGSIDE Tanners Lane
Contract extended for two years

24.04.17
NS411+
11TAS
11TAS
5TAS

brand leaflet
 
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17985
An example of the Route Branding can be seen here on 17985

 

Operating Garages

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point ?

NS Romford - North Street
Changeover point outside garage.

 

 

 

Current times for Route 247 live 247 stands Tender Specs 247 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Thursday, 03.08.17