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Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.06.39
AP
3LT
4LT
3LT
         

CLAYBURY BROADWAY,Clayhall Avenue, Barkingside, Gants Hill, ILFORD STATION
New Route

13.12.39
AP
3LT
--
3LT
 
U
--
3LT
--

Saturday Seven Kings allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

20.11.40
AP
3LT
3LT
2LT

Saturday only Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn

12.11.47
U
5LT
6LT
2LT

Seven Kings allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

05.05.48
U
6RT
6RT
3RT

LT type replaced by RT

03.05.50
U
7RTW
6RTW
3RTW

RT type replaced by RTW

02.05.51
U
8RT
6RT
3RT

Reverted to RT

17.10.51
U
8RTW
6RTW
3RTW

RTW type re-introduced.

03.02.54
AP
8RTL
6RTL
3RTL

Upton Park (U) allocation transferred to Seven Kings (AP) and RTL replace RTW type.

26.11.58
AP
8RT
6RT
5RT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - ILFORD -: Seven Kings, Barley Lane, LITTLE HEATH (Sun afts)
RTL type replaced by RT.
Sunday afternoon service extended from Ilford to Little Heath replacing withdrawn 25A.

08.05.63
AP
8RT
6RT
5RT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, ILFORD York Road, LITTLE HEATH (Sun aft jnys), CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun afts jnys)
Two journeys further extended Sunday afternoon from Little Heath to Chadwell Heath Hospital.

27.01.65
AP
13RT
10RT
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, Ilford, Green Lane, South Park Drive, Longbridge Road, BARKING London Road ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Ilford to Barking via South Park Drive, Sunday service re-numbered 129A.

03.10.65
AP
9RT
6RT
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Ilford and Barking, this section replaced by new OPO Route 291.
The Sunday service remained numbered 129A  although there was no need now that the route did not divert to Barking

31.12.66
AP
9RT
6RT
4RT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, ILFORD
Sunday service re-instated although the Little Heath section was withdrawn.

RT4705

RT4705 at Clayhall Avenue

© John Reed


07.09.68
AP
9RT
6RT
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn, Clayhall Avenue section replaced by New Route 169C.

09.10.76
AP
8DMS
4DMS
3DMS

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, ILFORD
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK OPO.
Sunday service re-introduced.

15.10.77
AP11+
13DMS
7DMS
3DMS

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, ILFORD (Sun), Green Lane, Goodmayes, BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat service extended from Ilford to Becontree Heath via route 25

22.04.78
AP11+
13DMS
7DMS
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn, Clayhall Avenue left unserved on this day.

14.07.80
AP11+
13T
7T
--

DMS replaced by Leyland Titans.

14.10.85
AP11+
11T
8T
--

Rerouted westbound to Claybury BRoadway direct via Clayhall Avenue.

21.11.87
AP11+
7T
7T
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ), Dagenham East, Ballards Lane, DAGENHAM Fords Works (Mon-Fri peaks jnys)
Mon-Fri peak journeys introduced to Fords Works.

28.10.89
AP11+
10T
10T
--


CLAYBURY BROADWAY, BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ), Rush Green Road, ROMFORD St Edwards Way (Mon-Fri ex evgs/Sat sh) or DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri am jnys)
Mon-Fri except evenings and Saturday shopping hours extended from Becontree Heath to Romford via Rush Green

16.05.92
AP11+
9DA
1RN
9DA
1RN
--

Converted to single deck operation.

DA10

DA10 Romford Station

This image available on the
Single Deck CD

10.10.92
NS?
10DA
10DA
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ), ROMFORD Parkside Hotel (Mon-Fri ex evgs/Sat sh)
Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn in favour of North Street (NS). Fords Works journeys withdrawn and extended in Romford from Market to Parkside Hotel.

20.03.93
BK21+
7T
7T
6T

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, BECONTREE HEATH, DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri am jny)
North Street allocation transferred to Barking (BK).
Sunday service re-introduced.
Withdrawn between Becontree Heath and Romford, this secion replaced by New Route 128.
Early morning journeys to Ford Main Works introduced, replacing Route 25.

Converted to double deck operation

04.12.93
NS441+
8T
8T
6T

North Street allocation re-introduced at the expense of Barking (BK)

19.07.97
WT
8ON
8ON
7ON

Operation transferred to Harris Bus operating from a base at West Thurrock
Converted from negotiated to tendered net cost contract;

348

Volvo Olympian, East Lancs Pyoneer 348

This image on the
Abellio download


02.01.99
WT
8ON
8ON
7ON

Change of contract from Tendered Net Cost to New Gross

25.03.00
AG
8ON
8ON
7ON

Operation transferred to East Thames Buses following the demise of Harris Bus.
Operated from Ash Grove garage, Cambridge Heath.

24.03.01
AG
8ON
8ON
7ON

Minor timetable changes involving the withdrawal of one morning journey to Ford's works. Increased running time with corresponding reduction in layover.

09.04.01
AG
8ON
8ON
7ON

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, BECONTREE HEATH, DAGENHAM New Road (Mon-Fri am jny)
The Fords works journey cut back to New Road.

02.06.01
AG
8ON
8ON
7ON

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, BECONTREE HEATH, DAGENHAM New Road (Mon-Fri am jny in this direction only)
The Dagenham journey revised to operate towards Dagenham only.
Withdrawal of northbound departure from Fords Works at 06:00, to commence in service from Becontree Heath at 06:13, trip advanced by two minutes.

07.12.01
AG11+
7ON
8ON
7ON

CLAYBURY BROADWAY, BECONTREE HEATH
Withdrawal of first M-F shortworking journey between Ilford High Road and Fords Main Works thus Fords no longer served

342

Olympian 342 is seen at Becontree Heath, for some reason Becontree Heath was not included on the Ash Grove blind, thus the nearest point BECONTREE Chittys Lane is shown

This image available on the
Abellio / East Thames CD

129 map

26.06.04
Withdrawn, replaced by revised 128. and 150.

Operating Garages

U Upton Park
Changeover point Ilford ?

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point Ilford , Hainault Street
, York Road or Cranbrook Road

BK Barking
Changeover point Green Lane / South Park Drive

NS North Street
Changeover point at garage

AG   Ash Grove
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station

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Date edited 16.03.14