Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
T
3LT
3LT
--

ILFORD STATION - Cranbrook Road - Gants Hill - Wanstead - LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Mon-Sat )
Renumbered from 248

03.07.35
G
6LT
5LT
4LT

ILFORD STATION - Cranbrook Road - The Drive - Wanstead - LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Daily )
Diverted via The Drive instead of Gants Hill
Sunday service introduced
Leyton (T) allocation moved to Forest Gate (G)

15.05.40
AP
3LT
3LT
3LT

ILFORD & LEYTONSTONE
Forest Gate (G) allocation moved to Seven Kings (AP)

20.11.40
AP
2LT
2LT
2LT

ILFORD - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane
Withdrawn between Wanstead Lane and Leytonstone

29.10.41
AP
4LT
--
--
U
--
4LT
--

ILFORD STATION - Cranbrook Road - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane - LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Mon-Sat peaks)
Mon-Sat peaks extended from The Drive to Leytonstone
Sunday withdrawn
Saturday only Upton Park (U) introduced

21.01.42
AP
4LT
4LT
--

ILFORD STATION - Cranbrook Road - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane - LEYTONSTONE Green Man ( Mon-Sat peaks)Saturday only Upton Park (U) withdrawn

17.06.42
AP
2LT
2LT
--

ILFORD - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Wanstead Lane and Leytonstone

12.11.47
AP
3LT
3LT
2LT

ILFORD - THE DRIVE Wanstead Lane ( Daily )
Sunday service reintroduced

05.05.48
AP
4LT
--
--
G
--
4STL
2STL

ILFORD - REDBRIDGE STATION ( Daily )
Extended to Redbridge Station
Weekend Forest Gate introduced at expense of Seven Kings

20.10.48
AP
4RT
--
--
G
--
4STL
2STL

ILFORD - REDBRIDGE STATION ( Daily )
RT type introduced

26.10.49
AP
4RTL
--
--
G
--
4STL
2STL

ILFORD - REDBRIDGE STATION ( Daily )
RT type replaced by RTL

03.05.50
AP
4RTL
--
--
 
G
--
4RT
2RT

ILFORD - REDBRIDGE STATION ( Daily )
Forest Gate (G) converted to RT type.

30.06.54
AP
3RTL
--
--
 
G
--
7RT
2RT
 
U
6RT
--
--

NORTH WOOLWICH Free Ferry (Mon-Fri peaks) - ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (Sat peaks) - Manor Way - EAST HAM White Horse ( Mon-Sat ) High Street North - Gladstone Avenue - Browning Road - Little Ilford Lane - ILFORD STN (Suns) - The Drive - REDBRIDGE STN
MS extended from Ilford to East Ham and further extended MS peaks to ROYAL ALBERT DOCK and further extended Mon-Fri peaks to NORTH WOOLWICH.
Mon-Fri Upton Park allocation added.

06.10.54
AP
3RTL
--
--
 
G
--
7RT
--
 
U
6RT
--
--

NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks) - ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (Sat peaks) - EAST HAM ( Mon-Sat ) - REDBRIDGE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn. The Drive section was left unserved on Sundays until March 1955 when new Route 148A was introduced.

20.08.58
AP
6RTL
--
--
 
U
7RT
9RT
--

NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks) - ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (Sat peaks) - EAST HAM ( Mon-Sat ) - REDBRIDGE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Forest Gate (G) allocation withdrawn.

Extracted from 1958 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

26.11.58
AP
6RT
--
--
 
U
7RT
9RT
--

NORTH WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks) - ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (Sat peaks) - EAST HAM ( Mon-Sat ) - REDBRIDGE STN ( Mon-Sat )
Seven Kings allocation converted to RT type.

01.07.64
AP
3RT
--
--
 
U
9RT
9RT
--

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks) - EAST HAM ( Mon-Sat ) - REDBRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Royal Albert Dock and North Woolwich.

27.01.65
U
12RT
9RT
--

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks) - EAST HAM ( Mon-Sat ) - REDBRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn.

Taken from Alterations ( no.1 ) Booklet dated 18 November 1964

 

Saunders roofbox RT1231 seen on a peak hour journey to
Royal Albert Dock

 

03.10.66
U
12RT
9RM
--

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks) - EAST HAM ( Mon-Sat ) - REDBRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday service converted to RM.

18.07.70
U
13RT
9RML
--

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks) - EAST HAM ( Mon-Sat ) - REDBRIDGE ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday converted to RML using buses spare from Route 15.

03.07.71
U
12SMS
11SMS
4SMS

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks) - EAST HAM - REDBRIDGE ( Mon-Sat ) - LEYTONSTONE (Suns)
Converted to single deck OPO
Sunday service introduced between East Ham and Leytonstone

3
16.11.75
U
12DMS
11DMS
4DMS

ROYAL ALBERT DOCK (MS peaks) - EAST HAM - REDBRIDGE ( Mon-Sat ) - LEYTONSTONE (Suns)
Converted to double deck operation.


22.04.78
U131+
12DMS
11DMS
3DMS

EAST HAM White Horse - REDBRIDGE STN
Mon-Fri withdrawn between East Ham and Royal Albert Dock - and Sunday withdrawn between Redbridge and Leytonstone thus standardising service.

26.04.81
U131+
10T
10T
3T

EAST HAM White Horse - REDBRIDGE STN
DMS type replaced by Titans.

25.06.83
U131+
7T
8T
2T

REDBRIDGE STN - EAST HAM White Horse ( Mon-Sat ) or Barking Road - Upton Park - Prince Regent Lane - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Daily)
Part of MS and all of Sunday service rerouted at East Ham Town Hall via Route 5 to Greengate and 262 to V & A Docks - this enabling the new Newham General Hospital to be served.

04.02.84
U131+
7T
8T
2T

REDBRIDGE STN - VICTORIA & ALBERT DOCKS (Daily)
Bifurcations to East Ham withdrawn

02.11.85
U131+
10T
10T
3T

REDBRIDGE STN - The Drive - Ilford - Browning Road - East Ham - Barking Road - Prince Regent Lane - Victoria Dock Road - Munday Road - Radland Road - Tarling Road - ( return via Appleby Road) KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Rerouted at Victoria Dock Road via Route 241 to Keir Hardie Estate.


21.06.86
U121+
10T
10T
4T

ILFORD Hainault Street - KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Withdrawn between Ilford and Redbridge and diverted at Ilford via Route 25 to the Hainault Street stand.

06.06.87
AP1+
--
--
7T
U121+
10T
11T
--

SEVEN KINGS GARAGE (Sun garage journeys) ILFORD Hainault Street - KEIR HARDIE ESTATE ( Mon-Sat ) Victoria Dock Road - Freemasons Road - New Barn Street - Balaam Street - Plaistow - Plaistow Road - Stratford Broadway - STRATFORD Bus Station (Suns)
Sunday service extended from Keir Hardie Estate to Stratford
Sunday Seven Kings allocation introduced

20.03.93
BK121+
--
--
7T
U121+
10T
11T
--


ILFORD Hainault Street - KEIR HARDIE ESTATE ( Mon-Sat ) Victoria Dock Road - Freemasons Road - New Barn Street - Balaam Street - Plaistow - Plaistow Road - Stratford Broadway - STRATFORD Bus Station (Suns)
Sunday only AP allocation moved to Barking (BK)

25.09.93
BK121+
11T
12T
--
U121+
--
--
4DRL

ILFORD - KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Sunday withdrawn between Keir Hardie Estate and Ilford - replaced by reintroduced Route 241.
Sunday service also converted to midibus and transferred to Upton Park (U) the MS allocation moved from U to BK.

19.07.97
BK121+
14T
13T
6T

ILFORD - KEIR HARDIE ESTATE
Sunday allocation moved from Upton Park (U) to Barking (BK) and converted from midibus status to double deck

01.05.99
U121+
14T
13T
5T

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
MS BK allocation moved to Upton Park and extended from Keir Hardie Estate to Canning Town Station via Route 241.

28.08.00
BK121+
--
--
6T
U121+
13TAS
12TAS
--

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
Sunday only BK introduced
Converted to low floor double deck operation.

 

DM192 stands in for a double decker

 

13.10.01
U121+
14TAS
13TAS
8TAS

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
Sunday only BK allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

10.05.04
U121+
15TAS
14TAS
10TAS
Start of new contract - retained by Stagecoach East London (U).
Earlier first and last buses to meet tube connections.

01.09.07
U121+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
Daily frequency increase.

28.07.10
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
Allocation moved to Canning Town (WH

07.05.11
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
Contract renewed

25.07.11
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
14TAS

ILFORD - PRINCE REGENT DLR STATION
During closure of Victoria Dock Road - withdrawn between Prince Regent and Canning Town

01.04.13
WH51+
18TAS
19TAS
18TAS

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
Routeing reverted to Canning Town - temporary curtailment ended

14.09.13
WH51+
19TAS
20TAS
18TAS

ILFORD - PRINCE REGENT DLR STATION
During closure of Victoria Dock Road - withdrawn between Prince Regent and Canning Town

31.10.15
WH51+
19TAS
20TAS
18TAS

ILFORD - Keir Hardie Estate - CANNING TOWN STATION.
Routeing reverted to Canning Town - temporary curtailment ended

07.05.16
RR1+
21E
20E
14E
Contract reassigned to GA-L Blue Triangle operating from a new base in River Road - Barking

Operating Garages

G Forest Gate
Changeover point at Ilford

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point at Ilford

BK Barking
Changeover point at Ilford

U Upton Park
Changeover point at Upton Park

RR River Road
Changeover point ILFORD stand

WH Canning Town
Changeover point at Canning Town - but while terminating at Prince Regent buses ran out of service to garage

Live visual

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 08.07.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 08.07.20