Route History

Route 247 fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
RD
4LTL
4LTL
4LTL

ROMFORD Mawney Road  -  Romford  -  Brentwood Road  -  Gidea Park  -  Harold Wood  -  Warley  -  Brentwood Station  -  Brentwood High Street  -  BRENTWOOD Robin Hood & Little John
Prior to this date route had been numbered G2

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
9.12.36
RD
9LTL
9LTL
7LTL

CHADWELL HEATH  -  London Road  -  Romford  -  Gidea Park  -  Warley  - BRENTWOOD Robin Hood & Little John
Diverted at Romford via London Road to Chadwell Heath instead of Mawney Road

20.11.40
RD
9ST
9ST
4ST
single deck  
2LTL
2LTL
2LTL

COLLIER ROW White Hart  -  Collier Row Lane  -  North Street  -  Romford  -  Gidea Park  -  Harold Wood  -  Warley  - BRENTWOOD Robin Hood & Little John
Diverted at Romford via North Street to Collier Row replacing previous Route 109
Double deck section introduced between Collier Row and Harold Wood Station
or Shepherd & Dog  ( Summer Sundays )
Single deck operated between ROMFORD Parkside Hotel and Brentwood

15.07.45
RD
9ST
9ST
4ST
single deck  
2LTL
2LTL
2LTL

Single deck section extended from Romford to Collier Row

10.10.45
RD
9G
9G
4G
single deck  
2LTL
2LTL
2LTL

Double deck section converted to Guy operation

22.05.46
RD
8G
12G
7G
single deck  
4LTL
4LTL
4LTL

CHIGWELL ROW ( Summer Sat pm / Sun )  -  COLLIER ROW  -  BRENTWODD Robin Hood & Little John
Double Deck Summer Sat pm and Suns extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row

05.05.48
RD
8G
14G
7G
single deck  
4LTL+
4LTL+
4LTL
    1LTL/250 1LTL/250  

LAMBOURNE END ( Summer Sat pm / Sun )  -  COLLIER ROW  -  BRENTWODD Robin Hood & Little John
Double Deck Summer Sat pm and Suns extended from Chigwell Row to Lambourne End

05.04.50
RD
12G
18G
11G

Whole service converted to double deck operation

11.10.50
RD
12G
15G
9G

COLLIER ROW White Hart - BRENTWOOD
Withdrawn between Collier Row and Lambourne End.

14.05.52
RD
4STL
3STL
4STL

Guy type exchanged for STL.

12.08.53
NS
4RTL
4RTL
3RTL

Hornchurch allocation transferred to North Street - Romford NS.

03.02.54
NS
4RT
4RT
4RT

RTL type withdrawn in favour of RT.

30.04.58
NS
4RT+
4RT+
4RT
    1RT/247A 1RT/247A  
1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
18.07.70
NS
4RT
3RT
2RT

COLLIER ROW White Hart (Mon-Fri/Sun) - COLLIER ROW Clockhouse Lane (Sats) - BRENTWOOD
Saturday withdrawn in Collier Row between Clockhouse Lane and White Hart.

RT2127

RT2127 seen at the Parkside Hotel stand - the blind usually reserved for above the platform is being used as the front ultimate

© Jim Blake


08.01.72
NS
4RT
3RT
2RT

COLLIER ROW White Hart ( Sun ) - COLLIER ROW Clockhouse Lane ( Mon-Sat ) - BRENTWOOD
Mon-Sat withdrawn in Collier Row between Clockhouse Lane and White Hart.

RT22

RT2295 Collier Row Road

© Malcolm Allan

24.04.76
NS111+
2BL
2BL
2BL

ROMFORD North Street Garage - BRENTWOOD
CONVERTED TO SINGLE DECK OPO OPERATION
Withdrawn between Collier Row and Romford Garage.

08.01.77
NS111+
4BL
4BL
4BL

EPPING St Margarets Hospital Epping Church - Ivychimneys - Theydon Bois Stn - Abridge - Passingford Bridge - Stapleford Abbots - Havering Green - Chase Cross - Collier Row - North Street - Romford - Brentwood Road - Gidea Park Stn - Harold Wood - Warley - BRENTWOOD Robin Hood & Little John
Extended from Romford to Epping via withdrawn 250.

BL13

BL13 seen at Abridge - at this time I believe the 247 was the longest route in London

This image available on the
Single Deck download

28.01.78
NS111+
4BL
4BL
4BL

Rerouted via Epping Station in both directions.

05.04.80
NS111+
4LS
4LS
4LS

Converted to LS operation

LS392

LS392 at St Margarets Hospital ?

This image available on the
Single Deck download

25.07.81
Route withdrawn.

Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point Romford Station ?

NS North Street - Romford
Change over point outside garage

               
               

© Ian Armstrong 2014
Date of edit   Thursday - 29.10.15

 

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