Route History

Route 246 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
17.10.51
RD
2STL
2STL
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HORNCHURCH STATION - Station Lane - Hornchurch - Butts Green Road - Ardleigh Green Road - Squirrels Heath Road - Gubbins Lane - Harold Wood Station - Station Road - Avenue Road - Main Road - Gooshays Drive - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE

1952 map
Extracted from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
28.10.53
RD
2STL
2STL
--

HORNCHURCH STATION - - Gooshays Drive - North Hill Drive - Whitchurch Road - NOAK HILL Tees Drive (MS)
Extended from Harold Hill to Noak Hill

19.05.54
RD
4RT
3RT
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HORNCHURCH STATION - Gooshays Drive - North Hill Drive - Whitchurch Road - NOAK HILL Tees Drive ( Mon Sat ) or North Hill Drive - Noak Hill Road - Straight Road - Main Road - Upper Brentwood Road - Station Road - GIDEA PARK STATION (Mon-Fri peaks/ Sat 1200 -1400)
Mon-Fri peaks and Sat journeys extended from Noak Hill to Gidea Park Station.
STL replaced by RT.


18.07.70
RD
6RT
2RT
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HORNCHURCH STATION - - NOAK HILL Tees Drive (MS) - GIDEA PARK STATION (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday withdrawn between Noak Hill and Gidea Park Station.

RT2573

RT2573 seen in Hornchurch
© Malcolm Allan

18.11.72
RD
6DMS
3DMS
--

Converted to double deck OPO.

dms336
DMS336 seen at  ?
This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

04.12.78
RD31+
5T
3T
--

DMS type replaced by Titans.

25.07.81
RD31+
5LS
3LS
--

Converted to single deck Leyland National.

28.11.81
RD31+
8LS
6LS
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UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE Waycross Road - Front Lane - St Mary's Road - (double run via Station Road) Upminster Station - St Mary's Lane - Upminster Bridge Stn - Hornchurch - then as before to HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (MS)
Mon-Fri peaks journeys ran from Hornchurch Station to Harold Hill
.
Sat shopping hours service operated between Hornchurch Garage and Upminster Park Estate
Withdrawn between Harold Hill and Noak Hill / Gidea Park Station - this section replaced by 247A

04.09.82
RD31+
LS ex 244
LS ex 244
LS ex 244

UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE Waycross Road -
Front Lane - St Mary's Road - (double run via Station Road) Upminster Station - St Mary's Lane - Upminster Bridge Stn - Hornchurch - HAROLD WOOD STATION (Sun afts) - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (MS)
Sunday afternoon service introduced between Upminster Park Estate and Harold Wood Station.


21.06.86
RD31+
8LS#
3LS
2LS

UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE Waycross Road - - HAROLD WOOD STATION (MS evgs/Sun afts) - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive (MS except evgs)
Mon-Fri evgs withdrawn between Harold Wood Station and Harold Hill.

15.08.87
RD31+
8LS#
3LS
2LS

UPMINSTER PARK ESTATE - HAROLD WOOD STATION (MS evgs/Sun afts) - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive(MS except evgs) - HAROLD HILL LOOP (Mon-Fri peaks)
Buses starting from Harold Hill ( Gooshays Drive
) rerouted during Mon-Fri am peaks via North Hill Drive - Noak Hill Road - Straight Road and Hilldene Avenue. Buses terminating in the pm peak did the same loop before terminating at the Gooshays Drive roundabout.

24.09.88
EB
sd
sd
sd

HAROLD HILL LOOP - Gooshays Drive - Harold Wood Station - Hornchurch - Upminster Station - Corbets Tey Road - CORBETS TEY Huntsman and Hounds (Mon-Fri peaks) or school journeys via St Mary's Lane - Front Lane to CRANHAM Moor Lane
Operated by Ensignbus
Withdrawn between Upminster and Upminster Eark Estate and diverted to Corbets Tey with some journeys to Cranham - withdrawn outside Mon-Fri peaks and all day Saturday.
Withdrawn section between Hornchurch and Harold Hill replaced by new 256.

FC276
First Capital 276 Hornchurch
This image available on the
First London download

09.09.92
EB
sd
sd
sd

EASTERN AVENUE Mawney Road (Mon-Fri jny each peak) - Collier Row - Chase Cross - Noak Hill - HAROLD HILL LOOP - - CORBETS TEY Huntsman and Hounds (Mon-Fri peaks) or school journeys via St Mary's Lane - Front Lane to CRANHAM Moor Lane

1991 entry
Extracted from allocation book dated 31.10.92
24.10.92
CC
sd
sd
sd

EASTERN AVENUE Mawney Road ( Mon-Fri jny each peak ) - HAROLD HILL LOOP - CRANHAM Moor Lane (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Upminster and Corbets Tey

739

First Capital 739 Hornchurch

This image available on the
First London download

09.11.92
CC
sd
sd
sd

EASTERN AVENUE Mawney Road (Mon-Fri jny each peak) - HAROLD HILL LOOP - - CORBETS TEY (Mon-Fri peaks) or school journeys via St Mary's Lane - Front Lane to CRANHAM Moor Lane
Corbets Tey journeys reinstated.

1995 map
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

27.09.96
Last day of operation.

Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point Hornchurch Town Centre ?

FL Ensignbus
Changeover point Hornchurch Town Centre ?