Route History

 

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
RD
2ST
2ST
2ST

ROMFORD Parkside Hotel– Romford – Oldchurch Road– Becontree Heath. – Rainham Road – DAGENHAM EAST The Bull -: Rainham - Wennington - AVELEY Prince Albert ( Daily irregular journeys )
Service was previously numbered 308

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge

09.12.36
RD
3ST
3ST
3ST

ROMFORD Parkside Hotel - RAINHAM Cauliflower
Daily service extended from Dagenham East to Rainham - but Aveley journeys withdrawn

28.05.37
RD
3ST+
3ST+
3ST
    1ST/175 1ST/175  

GALLOW CORNER - Eastern Avenue - Romford - RAINHAM War Memorial
Extended from Parkside Hotel to GIDEA PARK Gallows Corner and diverted at Rainham to War Memorial

04.05.38
RD
3ST+
3ST+
3ST
    1ST/175 1ST/175  

GALLOW CORNER  ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel ( Suns ) - RAINHAM War Memorial
Sunday withdrawn between Romford and Gidea Park

20.03.40
RD
3ST+
3ST
3ST
    1ST/175    

EASTERN AVENUE Pettits Lane - RAINHAM War Memorial
Withdrawn between Pettits Lane and Gallows Corner but extended on Sundays from Romford to Pettits Lane

29.10.41
RD
4STL
4STL
5STL

EASTERN AVENUE Pettits Lane - RAINHAM War Memorial
Type change

10.10.45
RD
9G
9G
4G

EASTERN AVENUE Pettits Lane - RAINHAM War Memorial
Type change


12.08.53
NS
10STL
13STL
6STL

EASTERN AVENUE Pettits Lane - RAINHAM War Memorial
RD allocation transferred to NS and vehicles changed from G to STL.


19.05.54
NS
10RT
13RT
5RT

EASTERN AVENUE Pettits Lane - RAINHAM War Memorial
STL type withdrawn in favour of RT.

27.06.56
NS
13RT
13RT
6RT

NORTH ROMFORD Chase Cross - Pettits Lane - Eastern Avenue - Romford - Oldchurch Rd - Becontree Heath - Dagenham East - South Hornchurch - RAINHAM War Memorial
Extended from Eastern Avenue to North Romford.


RT2211 South Road - Romford

 



09.10.63
NS
13RT
13RT
6RT

NORTH ROMFORD - HORNCHURCH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peak journeys) - RAINHAM War Memorial
Mon-Fri peak bifurcation introduced to Hornchurch Garage.


18.07.70
NS
15RT
12RT
5RT

RAINHAM - NORTH ROMFORD Chase Cross
Service between Romford and Hornchurch Garage withdrawn.


13.03.71
NS
15SMS
12SMS
5SMS

RAINHAM - NORTH ROMFORD Chase Cross
Converted to single deck One Person Operation.

03.08.75
NS
15DMS
12DMS
5DMS

RAINHAM - NORTH ROMFORD Chase Cross
Converted to double deck DMS operation.

22.04.78
NS1+
15DMS
15DMS
5DMS

RAINHAM - NORTH ROMFORD (Mon-Sat evenings) - STAPLEFORD ABBOTS (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Mon-Sat daytime extended from North Romford to Stapleford Abbots.


05.11.79
NS1+
15T
15T
5T

RAINHAM - NORTH ROMFORD (Mon-Sat evenings) - STAPLEFORD ABBOTS (Mon-Sat except evenings)
DMS type withdrawn in favour of Leyland Titan T type.

25.07.81
NS1+
14T
14T
5T

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM War Memorial
Withdrawn between North Romford and Stapleford Abbots - replaced by extended 175.

09.09.82
NS1+
11T
11T
3T

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM War Memorial
Service reductions.

23.04.83
NS61+
11T
11T
3T

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM War Memorial
Running number sequence change


01.09.90
CB
12dd
12dd
3dd

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM War Memorial
Operation transferred to County Bus.


06.01.91
DD41+
11ON
11ON
--
 
SH
--
--
3dd
Operation transferred to
Grey Green
14.03.92
DX21+
11dd
11dd
3dd

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM War Memorial
Dagenham and Stamford Hill operations transferred to Barking


19.11.95
DX21+
11dd
11dd
3dd

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM War Memorial
The terminal working changed at Chase Cross to allow passengers to board in Chase Cross Road


02.09.00
DX21+
11dd
11dd
5dd
Start of new contract

Taken from leaflet dated 2001


15.10.05
NS21+
12TA
12TA
5TA
Contract reassigned


16.10.10
NS21+
12TA
12TA
5TA

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM War Memorial
Contract extended for two years

22.09.12
NS21+
12TA
12TA
5TA

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM Interchange
Extended from Rainham War Memorial to Rainham Interchange

11.04.15
NS21+
9E
8E
5E
RM221+
4E
4E
--

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM Interchange
Mon-Sat Rainham (RM) allocation added


27.06.15
RM221+
14E
13E
6E

CHASE CROSS - RAINHAM Interchange
North Street (NS) allocation withdrawn except for 1 working off Route 86 am only (NS400)

Enviro 19734 seen in Mercury Gardens Romford
MMC 10333 Chase Cross
Both pictures courtesy © Lawrence Living

14.10.17
GY81+
14DW
14DW
7DW
Contract reassigned

CHASE CROSS  -  RAINHAM INTERCHANGE
Contract reassigned to Arriva London North operating from Grays (GY)

Operating Garages

RD Hornchurch
Changeover point Romford Station

NS North Street - Romford
Changeover point outside garage

RM Rainham
Changeover point at Rainham Interchange

SH Stamford Hill
Changeover point

DD Dagenham Dock
Changeover point

DX Barking
Changeover point

GY Grays
Changeover point Rainham Interchange

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