Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
24.09.88
NS1+
4MR
4MR
3MR

HORNCHURCH St George's Hospital - Hornchurch - Emerson Park Stn - Ardleigh Green - Harold Wood Station - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive then am peak clockwise loop via Hilldene Avenue - Straight Road - Noak Hill Road - North Hill Drive HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive pm peak anti clockwise loop via Noak Hill

29.09.90
GY
5midi
4midi
2midi

Contract reassigned to County Bus operating from Grays (GY)

256_2291 

 

 

Thameside 2291 Hornchurch stand

 

03.10.94
GY
5midi
4midi
2midi

HORNCHURCH St George's Hospital,- - HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive then Mon-Fri mid-day clockwise loop via Hilldene Avenue - Straight Road - Noak Hill Road - North Hill Drive HAROLD HILL Gooshays Drive
Loop working at Noak Hill now runs mid-day instead of just peaks

1995 map
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
28.09.96
GY
7DP
6DP
3DP

HORNCHURCH St George's Hospital - Gooshays Drive - Hilldene Avenue - Straight Road - Noak Hill Road - NOAK HILL Tees Drive
Loop working at Noak Hill withdrawn but extended daily from Harold hill to Noak Hill

256_3426 

 

 

DP3426 Dennis dart 10.0m at Hornchurch

 


22.08.04
GY41+
10Cadet
10Cadet
4Cadet

New emergency timetable introduced with reduced frequency due to the loss of stand at Suttons Lane and o.o.s extension to Elm Park - Rosewood Avenue.

30.09.06
GY41+
10Cadet
10Cadet
4Cadet
logo Contract renewal with
Arriva Southend
256_4502 

 

 

4502 DAF Wrightbus Cadet 10.2m at Hornchurch Town Centre

 

19.04.08
GY41+
10Cadet
10Cadet
4Cadet

The stand at St George's Hospital restored thus frequencies increased

01.10.11
GY41+
10Cadet
10Cadet
4Cadet

Contract extended for two years

London Bus Routes: Route 256 Hornchurch, St. George's Hospital - Noak Hill &emdash; Route 256, Arriva Southend 6114, LJ05BKD, Hornchurch 

6114 seen in Hornchurch working GY46 thus standing in for a single decker

London Bus Routes by Adam

13.04.13
GY41+
10Cadet
10Cadet
4Cadet
SDO Journey
NS
1dd
--
--

One double decker SDO journey introduced from Noak Hill to Hornchurch - but operated by East London (NS)

28.09.13
RM141+
10SE
10SE
4SE
SDO Journey
RM132
1dd ex 252
--
--
logo Contract reassigned to East London (RM)

The schoolday double deck journey transferred to Rainham (RM)

London Bus Routes: Route 256 Hornchurch, St. George's Hospital - Noak Hill &emdash; Route 256, Stagecoach London 36572, LX13CZP, Hornchurch 

AD E200 Dart 36572 at Hornchurch

© Lawrence Living

29.09.18
RM141+
10SE
10SE
4SE
    2dd    

HORNCHURCH St George's Hospital   -   NOAK HILL Tees Drive
Contract renewal

 

Operating Garages

NS Romford
Crew changeover point ?

GY Grays
Crew changeover point HAROLD WOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE - crews exchange a ferry vehicle which is usually an ex London taxi

RM Rainham
Crew changeover point Hornchurch Town Centre - a ferry van used for driver changeovers

 

256 times live stands Tender Specs 256 fares

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 02.10.18