Route History

Route 247A fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
06.12.50
RD
10G
14G
6G


HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive - Harold Wood - Gidea Park - Romford - North Street - COLLIER ROW White Hart
NEW ROUTE

02.05.51
RD
10G
14G
7G

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW (Sat pm/Suns)
Saturday pm and Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row.

11.10.51
RD
9G
14G
6G

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Saturday pm and Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

14.05.52
RD
9STL
15STL
7STL

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW (Sat pm/Suns)
Saturday pm and Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row.
Guy type converted to STL

22.10.52
RD
9STL
15STL
6STL

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Saturday pm and Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

06.05.53
RD
9STL
15STL
7RTL

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Mon-Fri/Sat am) - CHIGWELL ROW (Sat pm/Suns)
Saturday pm and Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row.
RTL type introduced on Sundays.

12.08.53
NS
8RTL
15RTL
7RTL
 
RD
1/175
--
--

Hornchurch (RD) allocation transferred to North Street (NS) except for one peak working Mon-Fri.

07.10.53
NS
8RTL
14RTL
6RTL
 
RD
1/175
--
--

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Saturday pm and Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

03.02.54
NS
9RT
14RT
6RT

RTL type replaced by RTL. Hornchurch working withdrawn.

06.10.54
NS
9RT
14RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Saturday pm and Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

01.06.55
NS
9RT
11RT
7RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW ( Mon-Sat ) - CHIGWELL ROW (Suns)
Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row. (Sat extension not applied this year)

12.10.55
NS
9RT
11RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW
Sunday extension from Collier Row to Chigwell Row withdrawn.

02.05.56
NS
9RT
11RT
7RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW ( Mon-Sat ) - CHIGWELL ROW (Suns)
Sunday extended from Collier Row to Chigwell Row.

27.06.56
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - Harold Wood - Gidea Park - Romford - Collier Row - Hainault - Barkingside - GANTS HILL STN (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD STN (Sats)
Mon-Sat extended from Collier Row to Gants Hill and further extended on Saturdays to Ilford. Sunday service re-numbered 247B.

17.10.56
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn for winter months.

01.05.57
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service replaced by re-introduced 247B.

16.10.57
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn for winter months.

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
30.04.58
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service replaced by re-introduced 247B.

247A map 1958
Extracted from 1958 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
05.10.58
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn for winter months.

13.05.59
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service replaced by re-introduced 247B.

14.10.59
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn for winter months.

01.05.60
NS
13RT
16RT
--

HAROLD HILL - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service replaced by re-introduced 247B.

12.10.60
NS
13RT
16RT
6RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL (Mon-Fri) - ILFORD (Sats)
Sunday service re-introduced as Collier Row to Chigwell Row section (247B) withdrawn.

10.10.62
NS
13RT
16RT
4RT

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday withdrawn between Gants Hill and Ilford.

19.07.69
NS
13RT
12RT
4RT

Mon-Fri peaks and mid-day journeys diverted via Hainault Industrial Estate.

13.03.71
NS
13RT
11RT
3SMS

Single deck one person operation introduced on Sundays.

RT873

RT873 outside North Street Garage (NS)

© Malcolm Allan

18.11.72
NS
12DMS
11DMS
3DMS

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (MS evgs/Suns) - GANTS HILL (MS except evgs)
Daily double deck one person operation introduced and evening service withdrawn between Collier Row and Gants Hill.

31.08.74
NS
12DMS
11DMS
3DMS

Mon-Fri service via Hainault Industrial Estate withdrawn unofficially

18.11.74
NS
12DMS
12DMS
3DMS

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - GANTS HILL ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri service via Hainault Industrial Estate withdrawn officially.

08.01.77
NS121+
12DMS
12DMS
3DMS

HAROLD HILL - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Gants Hill to Ilford.

05.11.79
NS121+
12T
12T
3T

DMS replaced by Leyland Titan.

T80

T80 Western Road - Romford

© Lawrence Living

28.11.81
NS111+
13T
12T
3T

GIDEA PARK STN (Mon-Fri peaks) Straight Road - NOAK HILL Tees Drive - Harold Hill - Harold Wood - Gidea Park - Romford - COLLIER ROW (Suns) - ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Harold Hill to Noak Hill and further extended Mon-Fri peaks to Gidea Park Station via Noak Hill Road and Straight Road replacing withdrawn section of 246.

04.09.82
Route renumbered 247

Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point Romford Station ?

NS North Street
Changeover point outside garage.