Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
18.07.94
NS420
1 midi ex 247
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el logo New contract

ROMFORD North Street Garage - North Street - St Edwards Way - Mercury Gardens - Western Road - South Street,  Romford Station - Oldchurch Hospital then circular via Crow Lane - Whalebone Lane South - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road - Dagenham Road - Oldchurch Hospital - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel ( Mon-Fri 1000 - 1500 hourly )
NEW MIDI BUS ROUTE using a bus from the 247 schedule

499 map

Extracted from April 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map
DRL12 DAL5
Before the DAL type were introduced the DRL were used
DAL5 Romford Station
This image available on the
Single Deck download
This image available on the
Single Deck download
19.07.97
NS420
1 midi ex 247
1DAL
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ROMFORD North Street Garage - - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel ( MS 1000 - 1500 hourly )
Saturday service introduced.

24.06.00
NS420
1 midi ex 247
1DAL
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ROMFORD North Street Garage - North Street - St Edwards Way - Mercury Gardens - Western Road - South Street,  Romford Station - Oldchurch Hospital then circular via Crow Lane - Whalebone Lane South - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Marston Avenue - Stansgate Road - Rusholme Avenue - Frizlands Lane - Rainham Road North - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road - Dagenham Road - Oldchurch Hospital - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel ( Mon-Fri 1000 - 1500 hourly )
Rerouted in Becontree Heath to serve new Roads

28.07.01
NS420
1 midi ex 247
2SLD
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Saturday service increased to 2bph

SLD89

SLD89 loads up at Romford Station\

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

499 MAP
20.07.02
R
3DMS
3DMS
3DMS
first logo New contract awarded to First operating from Rainham Garage

GALLOWS CORNER Tesco - Whitelands Way - Colchester Road - Gallows Corner - Straight Road - Heaton Avenue - Keats Avenue - Grange Road - Straight Road - Lower Bedfords Road - Helmsdale Road - Glenton Way - Garry Way - Spey Way - Moray Way - Ayr Way - Petits Lane North - Petits Lane - Main Road - Mercury Gardens - Western Road - South Street,  Romford Station - Oldchurch Hospital then circular via Crow Lane - Whalebone Lane South - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Marston Avenue - Stansgate Road,HEATH PARK ESTATE Rusholme Avenue - Frizlands Lane - Rainham Road North - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road and return to GALLOWS CORNER Tesco
Extended from Romford to Gallows Corner as shown
Sunday service introduced

DMC41513

DMC41513 seen at Romford Station

This image available on the
First London download

15.10.05
R
3DMS
3DMS
3DMS

GALLOWS CORNER Tesco - Whitelands Way - Colchester Road - Gallows Corner - Straight Road - Heaton Avenue - Keats Avenue - Grange Road - Straight Road,Hilldene Avenue - North Hill Drive - North Hill Road - Lower Bedfords Road - Helmsdale Road - Glenton Way - Garry Way - Spey Way - Moray Way - Ayr Way - Petits Lane North - Petits Lane - Main Road - Mercury Gardens - Western Road - South Street,  Romford Station - Oldchurch Hospital then circular via Crow Lane - Whalebone Lane South - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Marston Avenue - Stansgate Road,HEATH PARK ESTATE Rusholme Avenue - Frizlands Lane - Rainham Road North - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road and return to GALLOWS CORNER Tesco
Rerouted at Harold Hill via North Hill Drive instead of direct via Straight Road

04.07.09
GY11+
4SE
4SE
4SE
arriva logo New contract awarded to Arriva Southend
4003

Enviro Dart 4003 seen in Romford

This image available on the
Arriva download

27.04.13
GY11+
4E200
4E200
4E200

Rerouted via Queens Hospital Romford. via Oldchurch Rise - Queens Hospital in both directions.

2014 map

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

27.06.15
NS101+
7DE
7DE
4DE
logo Contract reassigned to East London
36601

New Enviro 36601 at Romford Station

© Alan Clarke

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Operating Garages

NS North Street
Crew Changeover point at garage

R Rainham
Crew Changeover point at Romford Station

GY Grays
Crew Changeover point at Romford Station

Stands and turning points