Route History

Route 252 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
BK
2DA
2DA
2DA
Joint operation with 252A

ROMFORD Birch Road  -  Romford Station  -  Gidea Park  -  Gallows Corner  -  NOAK HILL Pentowan  ( Daily OMO )
Prior to this date had been numbered G5

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
28.11.34
BK
3DA
3DA
3DA
Joint operation with 252A

ROMFORD Birch Road  -  Romford Station  -  Gidea Park  -  Gallows Corner  -  NOAK HILL The Bear ( Daily ) - NOAK HILL Pentowan ( Daily journeys ) OPO
Withdrawn between Bear and Pentowan except for irregular journeys

31.07.35
BK
3DM
3DM
3DM
Joint operation with 252A

Type change

11.09.35
BK
2DM
1C
2DM
1C
2DM
1C
Joint operation with 252A

Type change

27.05.36
BK
3C
3C
3C

Type change
Joint allocation ceased

09.12.36
RD
4DA
4DA
4DA

ROMFORD Birch Road  -  Romford Station  -  Gidea Park  -  Gallows Corner  -  NOAK HILL Pentowan  ( Daily OMO )
Full daily service restored to Pentowan
Diverted in Romford to run direct via Brentwood Road instead of Victoria Road and Albert Road

BK allocation replaced by Hornchurch (RD)
Type change

17.02.37
BK
4C
4C
4C

Type change

20.11.40
RD
3C
3C
2C

ROMFORD Birch Road  -  ROMFORD STATION ( Daily OMO )
Withdrawn between Romford Station and Noak Hill
Section between Gidea Park and Noak Hill replaced by New Route 238

20.07.49
RD
4T
4T
2T

ROMFORD Birch Road  -  ROMFORD STATION ( Daily crew )
Converted to crew operation

22.10.52
RD
4Tsd
4Tsd
2TD

Sunday operation converted to TD operation

06.05.53
RD
4TD
4TD
2Tsd

Mon-Sat operation converted to TD operation.

08.01.58
RD
4RT
4RT
1RT

COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane - White Hart Lane - Mawney Road ,High St ,ROMFORD STATION
Extended from Birch Road to Collier Row and converted to double deck operation (RT)

252 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
RD
7RT
8RT
2RT

COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane White Hart Lane - Mawney Road - Romford - Rainham Road - Elm Park Avenue - The Broadway - Coronation Drive - South End Road - SOUTH HORNCHURCH Wood Lane
Extended from Romford to South Hornchurch via withdrawn Route 123.

20.01.60
RD
7RT
8RT
2RT

SOUTH HORNCHURCH - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane -Lodge Lane - COLLIER ROW Stapleford Gardens (Mon-Fri 3 school jnys in each peak)
Mon-Fri school journeys extended with Collier Row as above.

18.07.70
RD
10RT
6RT
2RT

SOUTH HORNCHURCH - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane - COLLIER ROW Turpin Avenue (Mon-Fri school jnys)


13.03.71
RD
11SMS
7SMS
2SMS

SOUTH HORNCHURCH - COLLIER ROW Turpin Avenue
Converted to cattle truck operation and extended to Turpin Avenue at all times

sms

 

 

 

SMS753 South Hornchurch

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18.11.72
RD
10SMS
7SMS
2SMS

SOUTH HORNCHURCH - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane ( Mon-Sat ) - COLLIER ROW Turpin Ave (Mon-Fri peaks/Suns)
Cut back in Collier Row to Lowshoe Lane except Mon-Fri peaks and Sunday.

02.02.74
RD
10SMS
7SMS
2SMS

SOUTH HORNCHURCH - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane ( Mon-Sat ) - COLLIER ROW Turpin Ave (Mon-Fri peaks) - HAVERING PARK Firbank Road (Suns)
Sunday service extended from Collier Row to Havering Park via Cornell Way.

01.03.75
RD
10DMS
7DMS
2DMS

Converted to double deck operation (DMS)

DMS646

DMS646 Romford

© John Parkin

 

14.12.78
RD91+
10T
7T
3T

Converted to Leyland Titan operation.


28.11.81
RD91+
10LS
7LS
3LS

Converted to Leyland National single deck operation.


04.09.82
RD91+
8T
6T
2T

SOUTH HORNCHURCH - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane - COLLIER ROW Turpin Avenue (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Collier Row and Havering Park .

29.09.84
RD91+
10T
8T
3T

COLLIER ROW Turpin Avenue (Mon-Fri peaks) - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane White Hart Lane - Mawney Road - Romford - Rainham Road - Elm Park Avenue - The Broadway - Coronation Drive - South End Road - South Hornchurch - Airfield Way - Suttons La - HORNCHURCH White Hart
Extended from South Hornchurch to HORNCHURCH White Hart

21.06.86
RD91+
10T
9T
3T

COLLIER ROW Turpin Avenue (Mon-Fri peaks) - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane - Hornchurch - Emerson Park - Slewins Lane - GIDEA PARK STN
Extended from Hornchurch to Gidea Park via withdrawn section of Route 294.

T23

T23 Western Road

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03.09.88
 
dd
dd
dd

Operated by FRONTRUNNER SOUTH EAST

426

Frontrunner 426

photographer unknown

01.07.89
DM81+
10dd
9dd
3dd

Operated by ENSIGNBUS

This isan extract from February 1990 allocation book

Set of  25 1990's allocation books £6
£5 donated to Great Ormonde Street Hospital for children

01.09.90
DM91+
10dd
9dd
3dd

GIDEA PARK STATION - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane - Lodge Lane - Cornell Way - Firbank Road - Clockhouse Lane - Chase Cross Road - CHASE CROSS Bower Park School (SDO journeys)
Mon-Fri peak journeys to Lodge Lane extended to Chase Cross

124

124 waiting for a repaint - still showing Ensignbus colours

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14.09.91
DM91+
8T
6T
2T

HORNCHURCH Town Centre - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane - Lodge Lane - Cornell Way - Firbank Road - Clockhouse Lane - Chase Cross Road - CHASE CROSS Bower Park School (SDO journeys)
Withdrawn between Hornchurch and Gidea Park

First Capital Metrobus 172

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28.09.96
DM91+
8T
6T
2T

HORNCHURCH Town Centre - COLLIER ROW Lowshoe Lane
Withdrawn between Collier Row and Chase Cross - replaced by 651

252 map
Scanned from leaflet dated 29.09.01
23.03.02
R81+
11TNL
12TNL
6TNL

Allocation moved to Rainham (R)

17.12.05
DM
11TNL
12TNL
6TNL

Allocated to new garage at Dagenham Chequers Lane

30.09.06
DM
11TNL
12TNL
6TNL

Contract extended for two years

TN33051

TN33051 COLLIER ROW stand

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27.09.08
DM
12DN
12DN
6DN

Renewed contract - new buses

DN33570 Romford Market stop

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28.09.13
RM121+
11TE
12TE
6TE

Start of new contract with Stagecoach East London (RM)

15029

Scania 15029 which was previously worked on Route 106 until the contract was transferred to Arriva. Seen here in Hornchurch Town Centre

© Robert Mighton

252 times

Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point Romford Station

DM Dagenham
Changeover point Romford Station

R Rainham
Changeover point Romford Station

RM Rainham
Changeover point Romford Station

Stands and turning points