Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
18.07.94
NS420
1 midi ex 247
--
--
New contract

ROMFORD North Street Garage - North Street - St Edwards Way - Mercury Gardens - Western Road - South Street,  Romford Station - Oldchurch Hospital then circular via Crow Lane - Whalebone Lane South - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road - Dagenham Road - Oldchurch Hospital - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel ( Mon-Fri 1000 - 1500 hourly )
NEW MIDI BUS ROUTE using a bus from the 247 schedule

Extracted from April 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map


19.07.97
NS420
1 midi ex 247
1DAL
--

ROMFORD North Street Garage - CROW LANE - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel ( MS 1000 - 1500 hourly )
Saturday service introduced.

24.06.00
NS420
1 midi ex 247
1DAL
--

ROMFORD North Street Garage - North Street - St Edwards Way - Mercury Gardens - Western Road - South Street,  Romford Station - Oldchurch Hospital then circular via Crow Lane - Whalebone Lane South - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Marston Avenue - Stansgate Road - Rusholme Avenue - Frizlands Lane - Rainham Road North - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road - Dagenham Road - Oldchurch Hospital - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel ( Mon-Fri 1000 - 1500 hourly )
Rerouted in Becontree Heath to serve new Roads

28.07.01
NS420
1 midi ex 247
2SLD
--

ROMFORD North Street Garage - BECONTREE HEATH - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel ( Mon-Fri 1000 - 1500 hourly )
Saturday service increased to 2bph

SLD89 loads up at Romford Station\


20.07.02
R
3DMS
3DMS
3DMS
New contract awarded to First operating from Rainham Garage

GALLOWS CORNER Tesco - Whitelands Way - Colchester Road - Gallows Corner - Straight Road - Heaton Avenue - Keats Avenue - Grange Road - Straight Road - Lower Bedfords Road - Helmsdale Road - Glenton Way - Garry Way - Spey Way - Moray Way - Ayr Way - Petits Lane North - Petits Lane - Main Road - Mercury Gardens - Western Road - South Street,  Romford Station - Oldchurch Hospital then circular via Crow Lane - Whalebone Lane South - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Marston Avenue - Stansgate Road,HEATH PARK ESTATE Rusholme Avenue - Frizlands Lane - Rainham Road North - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road and return to GALLOWS CORNER Tesco
Extended from Romford to Gallows Corner as shown
Sunday service introduced

 

DMC41513 seen at Romford Station

 


15.10.05
R
3DMS
3DMS
3DMS

GALLOWS CORNER Tesco - Whitelands Way - Colchester Road - Gallows Corner - Straight Road - Heaton Avenue - Keats Avenue - Grange Road - Straight Road,Hilldene Avenue - North Hill Drive - North Hill Road - Lower Bedfords Road - Helmsdale Road - Glenton Way - Garry Way - Spey Way - Moray Way - Ayr Way - Petits Lane North - Petits Lane - Main Road - Mercury Gardens - Western Road - South Street,  Romford Station - Oldchurch Hospital then circular via Crow Lane - Whalebone Lane South - Becontree Heath - Wood Lane - Marston Avenue - Stansgate Road,HEATH PARK ESTATE Rusholme Avenue - Frizlands Lane - Rainham Road North - Wood Lane - Rush Green Road and return to GALLOWS CORNER Tesco
Rerouted at Harold Hill via North Hill Drive instead of direct via Straight Road

04.07.09
GY11+
4SE
4SE
4SE
New contract awarded to Arriva Southend


27.04.13
GY11+
4SE
4SE
4SE

GALLOWS CORNER Tesco  -  HEATH PARK ESTATE  -  GALLOWS CORNER Tesco
Rerouted via Queens Hospital Romford. via Oldchurch Rise - Queens Hospital in both directions.

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map


27.06.15
NS101+
7DE
7DE
4DE
Contract reassigned to East London

GALLOWS CORNER Tesco  -  HEATH PARK ESTATE  -  GALLOWS CORNER Tesco
New contract with Stagecoach

Enviro 200 36261 Mercury Gardens, Romford

© Lawrence Living


24.08.19
RM261+
7SE
7SE
6SE

GALLOWS CORNER Tesco  -  HEATH PARK ESTATE  -  GALLOWS CORNER Tesco
Allocation moved from North Street (NS) to Rainham (RM)

36665 Havering Road

© Lawrence Living


27.06.20
RM261+
7SE
7SE
6SE

GALLOWS CORNER Tesco  -  HEATH PARK ESTATE  -  GALLOWS CORNER Tesco
Contract renewal

Operating Garages

NS North Street
Crew Changeover point at garage

RM Rainham
Mon-Sat Changeover pont Romford Station
Sunday changeover point at NS Garage, buses running light to and from Gallows Corner

R Rainham ( FIRST )
Crew Changeover point at Romford Station

GY Grays
Crew Changeover point at Romford Station

 

Live visual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Thursday, 18.06.20