Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.06.73
U
9DMS
5DMS
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POPLAR Blackwall Tunnel (Mon-Fri peaks)  - CANNING TOWN ( Mon-Sat ) Newham Way - Dagenham - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue (Mon-Sat evgs) - DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri journeys) Heathway - BECONTREE HEATH (Mon-Sat except evenings)
New service partly replacing lost section of Route 175

Scanned from 1974 London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge
22.04.78
PR131+
5DMS
6DMS
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CANNING TOWN Royal Oak - Barking Road - New Barn Street - Newham Way - Ripple Road - Heathway - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Canning Town and Poplar
Ford Works spur withdrawn
Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn in favour of  Poplar (PR)

25.06.79
PR131+
6LS
6LS
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CANNING TOWN  -  BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to single deck - National operation.

01.09.79
PR131+
7LS
8LS
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BECONTREE HEATH - Canning Town - West Ham Station - STRATFORD Bus Station
Extended from Canning Town to Stratford via West Ham Station.

25.04.81
WH51+
7LS
6LS
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BECONTREE HEATH - Canning Town - West Ham Station - STRATFORD Bus Station
Operation transferred to West Ham (WH)


10.09.83
WH51+
7LS
6LS
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BECONTREE HEATH - Dagenham - Newham Way - Manor Way - Tollgate Rd - EAST BECKTON Asda - Canning Town - West Ham Station - STRATFORD
Service diverted at Beckton via Asda.

 

LS371 Becontree Heath

 

27.10.84
WH51+
7T
6T
1T

STRATFORD - Plaistow - Greengate Street - Prince Regent Lane - Tollgate Road - EAST BECKTON Asda (Sun except evgs) Manor Way - Newham Way - Dagenham - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Re-routed between Newham Way and Stratford via Route 262 instead of Canning Town and Manor Way.
Sunday introduced between Stratford and East Beckton.
Converted to double deck operation as the need for single deck along Manor Way was transferred to new Route 276.

03.08.85
WH51+
7T
6T
--

BECONTREE HEATH - STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn

 

A downpour is imminent at Beckton Heath while T593 is on the stand

 


21.06.86
WH51+
7T
6T
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BECONTREE HEATH - East Beckton - Tollgate Road - Stansfield Road - Victoria & Albert Docks - Prince Regent Lane - Greengate Street - Plaistow - STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Rerouted in Newham via Connaught Road instead of via Tollgate Road direct.

28.02.87
DX1+
dd
dd
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BECONTREE HEATH  -  STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Operated by Grey Green ( Trading as Eastenderbus )

The entire fleet of London buses are wheelchair accessible and fitted with ramps for easy access. Many wheelchair users have opted to install elevators in their homes.
Small elevators for homes can be incredibly helpful for people with disabilities.

Click image for timetable

20.03.93
DX1+
dd
dd
dd

STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat ) - EAST BECKTON District Centre (SUN) - Becontree Heath - Whalebone Lane South - Chadwell Heath - Chadwell Heath Lane - LITTLE HEATH
Extended from Becontree Heath to Little Heath and a Sunday service re-introduced between East Beckton and Little Heath.

 

 

151 at Becontree Heath Bus Station

 

05.06.93
DX1+
dd
dd
dd

STRATFORD ( Mon-Sat ) - E BECKTON (Suns) - Little Heath - Barley Lane - GOODMAYES King George's Hospital
Extended from Little Heath to King George's Hospital

 

Grey Green 409

© Mark Pitman

25.09.93
DX11+
7midi
7midi
3midi

GOODMAYES - EAST BECKTON Asda
Withdrawn between East Beckton and Stratford.
Converted from double deck to midibus operation.
The Stratford to Greengate section replaced by new Route 473 Stratford and North Woolwich.

30.09.00
DX91+
8PDL
8PDL
3PDL

GOODMAYES - EAST BECKTON Asda
Start of new contract and converted to low floor operation.

 

ADL701 at Asda

 


15.10.05
DX91+
9PDL
8PDL
4PDL

GOODMAYES - EAST BECKTON Asda
Contract renewal

PDL29 King George Hospital

Photographer unknown


07.11.08
DX91+
9PDL
8PDL
4PDL

KING GEORGE HOSPITAL  -  BECKTON STATION DLR
Rerouted to Beckton Station

VLA125 poses with the driver at Beckton Station. Occasionally a double decker replaces the usual Dart.

 


16.10.10
DX91+
11ENL
11ENL
7ENL

KING GEORGE HOSPITAL  -  BECKTON STATION DLR
Contract renewed - new Enviro single deck type introduced

 

ENL53 Beckton Bus Station

 


03.05.14
DX91+
13ENL
12ENL
8ENL

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
17.10.15
DX91+
17T
13T
9T

KING GEORGE HOSPITAL  -  BECKTON STATION DLR
Contract renewal and converted to double deck operation with buses made spare frpm Route 78

T68 at Beckton

© Lawrence Living


09.04.16
DX171+
15T
13T
9T

New schedule and running number change

Operating Garages

WH West Ham
Changeover point ?

PR Poplar
Changeover point ?

DX Barking
Changeover point outside garage

 

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