Route History

15.07.95
U141+
3S
3S
3S
logo New route mainly replacing withdrawn
Route N95

BECONTREE HEATH Bus Station - Longbridge Road - Barking - East Ham - Upton Park - Plaistow - Canning Town - Poplar - Limehouse - Stepney - Aldgate - Bank - Mansion House - St Pauls - Fleet Street - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus - MARBLE ARCH:- Sun am journey extended to Edgware Road - PADDINGTON STATION

S44

S44 Duncannon Street - Charing Cross

© London Buses by Adam

22.08.98
BK141+
6T
5T
5T

ROMFORD St Edwards Way - Roneo Corner - Rush Green Road - Becontree Heath - Aldgate,Bank - MARBLE ARCH
Extended from Becontree Heath to Romford but withdrawn Marble Arch to Paddington.
Allocation moved from Upton Park (U) to Barking (BK)

24.03.01
BK141+
6T
5T
5T

ROMFORD St Edwards Way - Roneo Corner - Rush Green Road - Becontree Heath - Aldgate - Tower Hil - Cannon Street - St Pauls - Marble Arch - PADDINGTON STATION
Diverted via Tower Hill instead of Bank - and extended Marble Arch to Paddington

06.09.02
BK141+
8TA
13TA
13TA

Converted to low floor operation.

29.08.03
BK301+
7TA
10TA
10TA
BW302+
7TA
9TA
9TA
BK running Numbers 301,303,305 etc
BW running numbers  302,304,306 etc

Bow (BW) allocation added.
BK used odd running numbers and BW used even running numbers

01.04.06
BK301+
7TA
10TA
10TA
BW302+
7TA
9TA
9TA
BK running Numbers 301,303,305 etc
BW running numbers  302,304,306 etc

Westbound buses diverted via Great Tower Street instead of Lower Thames Street.

13.10.07
BK301+
7TA
10TA
10TA
BW302+
7TA
9TA
9TA
BK running Numbers 301,303,305 etc
BW running numbers  302,304,306 etc

ROMFORD St Edwards Way - PADDINGTON BASIN
Extended from Paddington to Paddington Basin via Bishops Bridge Road and North Wharf Road.

28.08.10
BK301+
6TA
8TA
8TA
WH502+
6TA
8TA
8TA
BK running Numbers 301,303,305 etc
WH running numbers  502,504,506 etc

ROMFORD St Edward's Way - REGENT STREET Conduit Street
Withdrawn between Regent Street and Paddington Basin - this section replaced by Route 159
Bow (BW) allocation moved to West Ham (WH)

03.03.12
BK301+
6TA
10TA
10TA
BW502+
7TA
8TA
8TA
BK running Numbers 301,303,305 etc
BW running numbers  502,504,506 etc

West Ham (WH) allocation moved to Bow (BW)

N15 full map Romford Town plan
25.05.13
BK301+
6TA
14TA
14TA
BW502+
7TA
8TA
8TA
BK running Numbers 301,303,305 etc
BW running numbers  502,504,506 etc

ROMFORD St Edward's Way - TRAFALGAR SQUARE Charing Cross Station
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Regent Street

28.08.15
BK301+
11TA
17TA
11TA
BW502+
7TA
12TA
9TA
BK running Numbers 301,303,305 etc
BW running numbers  502,504,506 etc

Contract extended for two years

26.08.17
RR251+
21LT
23LT
23LT
LOGO Contract reassigned

ROMFORD  -  OXFORD CIRCUS
Contract reassigned to GAL Blue Triangle
Extended from Trafalgar Square to Oxford Circus

EH151

A dawn shot of EH151 at Barking Station

© Richard Groves


Comment
When the route ran from Romford to Paddington Basin the mileage was 21.3 - a contender for longest route ?

Garages

RR River Road
Changeovers at London Road Barking and Canning Town

BK Barking
Meal reliefs taken at Barking Garage

BW Bow
Meal reliefs taken at Bow Garage

229 times live stands Tender Specs