Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.06.73
NS
1RT
1RT
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ONGAR Cripsey Avenue - ROMFORD STATION (Mon-Sat)
Replacement service for withdrawn section of 175

1973 times

RT3226 RM102
RT3226 RM102
Both the above photos © Lawrence living
Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
02.12.74
NS
1RT
1RT
--

Timetable revision

1974 times
See comment below

 

08.01.77
Route withdrawn - replaced by new 247B.

Operating Garages

NS North Street
Changeover point outside garage.

 

 

 

COMMENT by reader

The problem was Ongar Comprehensive school. Before they changed the timetable in 1970 two journeys left Ongar (Cripsey Avenue) within a few minutes of each other purely to cope with the amount of school hour traffic in Ongar and to a lesser extent in Stapleford and Havering. However this also meant that one crew going to Ongar had a two hour wait before their scheduled time to return, my dads conductor used to go fishing!
This was stopped in 1970 and the one bus in school time couldn't cope.although I was surprised at that as the 339 had a good service then. 

They kinda solved the problem by running the 175A on a scheduled service from Cripsey Avenue to the Two Brewers, then to the school, pick up the rowdy kids and then back on route to Romford.