Route History

09.05.62
PR
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21RM
 
WH
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6RM
New Route

BLOOMSBURY Red Lion Square - Clerkenwell Green - Old Street - Commercial Street - Stepney - Limehouse - Poplar - Canning Town - Plaistow - Upton Park,  East Ham - Barking, Becontree Avenue - BECONTREE Chittys Lane (Suns)
Route 5 extended on Sunday from Barking to Becontree via Becontree Avenue instead of Bennetts Castle Lane thus renumbered.

15.08.62
PR
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18RM
21RM
 
WH
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6RM

BLOOMSBURY (Sat/Sun) - BARKING GARAGE (Sat) - BECONTREE Chittys Lane (Sun)
Saturday introduced to replace withdrawn Route 5.

RM114

RM114 stops at a "dual" bus stop

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10.10.62
WH
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18RM
27RM

PR allocation withdrawn.

%b central section
5B eastern section
Both maps extrcted from 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
27.01.65
PR
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20RM
 
WH
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7RM

BLOOMSURY - BECONTREE (Sun)
Saturday  route withdrawn - replaced by new 5C.
Sunday PR allocation re-introduced.

1965 times
Extracted from 1965 Red Book
23.01.66
PR
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13RM
 
WH
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5RM

BLOOMSBURY - Becontree - Green Lane - BECONTREE HEATH (Sun)
Extended from Becontree to Becontree Heath

31.12.66
PR
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13RM
 
WH
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6RML

RML introduced at WH.

07.09.68
Route withdrawn without replacement.

Operating Garages

PR Poplar
Changeover point at Aberfeldy Street

WH West Ham
Changeover point at Greengate