Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
BK
22LT
23LT
21LT

RAINHAM Clock Tower  -  New Road  -  Dagenham  -- Ripple Road  -  Barking  -  East Ham  -  Upton Park  -  Plaistow  -  Canning Town  -  Poplar  -  Limehouse  -  Commercial Road  -  Aldgate  -  Bank  -  Holborn  -  Oxford Circus then Baker Street  -  MARYLEBONE STATION ( Mon-Sat )   -  Marble Arch  -  Edgware Road  -  Paddington  -  Westbourne Grove  -  Westboutne Park Road  -  Ladbroke Grove  -  St Marks Road  -  St Quintin Avenue  -  WORMWOOD SCRUBS ( Suns )


04.03.36
BK
16LT+
23LT
22LT
    2LT/23B    
 
U
7LT
--
--

RAINHAM - MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat ) St Johns Wood  -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri pm journeys ) or WORMWOOD SCRUBS ( Suns )
Mon-Fri pm journeys extended from Marylebone to Swiss Cottage
Part of BK allocation transferred to Upton Park (U)

18.03.36
BK
23LT+
23LT
22LT
    2LT/23B    

RAINHAM - MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat )  -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri pm journeys ) or WORMWOOD SCRUBS ( Suns )
Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn

07.10.36
BK
23LT
23LT
22LT
    2LT/23B    

RAINHAM - MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat ) -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri pm journeys ) or WORMWOOD SCRUBS ( Suns )
ADDITIONAL SERVICE : Rainham & Dagenham Fords

17.02.37
BK
46LT
40LT
%51LT
    2LT/23B    

ROMFORD New Mill Inn ( Suns )  -  Rush Green Road  -  BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )  -  Longbridge Road  -  Barking  -  MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat )  -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri pm journeys ) or WORMWOOD SCRUBS ( Suns )
% Joint with 23C
Diverted at Barking to Becontree Heath and extended on Sundays to Romford
The Barking to Rainham section replaced by extending Route 87 from Dagenham to Rainham
Fords Works journeys withdrawn

05.02.39
BK
46LT
41LT
--

BECONTREE HEATH  -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat )  -  SWISS COTTAGE ( Mon-Fri pm journeys )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by   diverting Route 9 at Barking to Romford - the Becontree Heath to Wormwood Scrubs section renumbered 163

13.12.39
BK
37LT
32LT
--

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Fri evenings ) - UPTON PARK Boleyn ( Sat evenings ) MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Mon-Fri Marylebone to Swiss Cottage extension withdrawn
Mon-Fri evenings withdrawn between Barking and Marylebone
Sat evenings withdrawn between Upton Park & Marylebone

24.10.40
BK
37LT
34LT
--
 
BK
11PROV
11PROV
 

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Fri evenings ) - UPTON PARK Boleyn ( Sat evenings ) MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
EXPRESS SERVICE MON-SAT PEAKS:  ALDGATE - Blackwall Tunnel -  East Ham Town Hall  -  Barking  - BECONTREE HEATH
Express service introduced only stopping at points above using provincial buses
The buses ran at 10min intervals Mon-Fri 0715-0900 and 1600-1800 - Saturday 0715-0900 and 1200-1400

07.11.40
BK
37LT
34LT
--
 
BK
11PROV
11PROV
 

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Fri evenings ) - UPTON PARK Boleyn ( Sat evenings ) MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
EXPRESS SERVICE MON-SAT PEAKS:  ALDGATE - Blackwall Tunnel -  East Ham Town Hall  -  Barking  - all stops  -  BECONTREE HEATH
Revised to stop at all stops between Barking and Becontree Heath

18.03.41
Last day of express operation

28.10.42
BK
42LT
37LT
--

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Sat evenings withdrawn between Barking and Upton Park

19.04.44
BK
27G
15LT
27G
9LT
--

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Type change

09.01.46
BK
46G
11G
25LT
--

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Type change


09.10.46
BK
46G
37G
--
 
U
4ST
--
--

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Mon-Fri Upton Park (U) allocation added

12.11.47
BK
52G
38G
--

BECONTREE HEATH - BARKING Blakes Corner ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Mon-Fri Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn

31.03.48
BK
52G
38G
--

BECONTREE HEATH -  PLAISTOW Greengate ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
Mon-Sat evenings extended from Barking to Plaistow


20.10.48
BK
47G
5ST
31G
7ST
--

BECONTREE HEATH -  PLAISTOW Greengate ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except late evenings )
Type change

13.04.49
BK
49G
3RTL
38G
--

BECONTREE HEATH -  PLAISTOW Greengate ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except late evenings)
RTL type introduced

17.10.51
BK
49STL
3RTL
38STL
--

BECONTREE HEATH -  PLAISTOW Greengate ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except late evenings)
Converted from Guys to STL type.

14.05.52
BK
52RTL
38RTL
--

BECONTREE HEATH -  PLAISTOW Greengate ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -   MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Sat except late evenings)
Converted from STL to RTL.


22.10.52
BK
52RTL
38RTL
--

BECONTREE HEATH - PLAISTOW ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -  ALDGATE ( Mon-Sat except late evening ) -  MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat 0700-1430 )
Extended from Plaistow to Aldgate until early evening and Saturday afternoon withdrawn between Aldgate and Marylebone

30.04.58
BK
43RTL+
25RTL+
--
    1RTL/23B 1RTL/174  


26.11.58
BK
38RT
23RT
--

BECONTREE HEATH - PLAISTOW ( Mon-Sat evenings ) -  ALDGATE ( Mon-Sat except late evening ) -  MARYLEBONE ( Mon-Fri except evenings / Sat 0700-1430 )
Converted from RTL to RT.

11.11.59
BK
36RT
12RT
--
 
PR
9RM
20RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH - ALDGATE ( Mon-Sat evenings) - MARYLEBONE (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Extended evenings from Plaistow to Aldgate.
PR allocation added with RM,s as part of Trolleybus Replacement program.

RT439 Gardiners Corner - Aldgate

01.03.64
BK
15RM+
--
--
    1RT/23C
3RT/148
6RT/175
   
 
PR
18RM+
23RM
--
    3RM/5    

BECONTREE HEATH - ALDGATE ( Mon-Sat evenings) - MARYLEBONE (Mon-Sat except evenings)
Saturday Barking (BK) allocation withdrawn. BK allocation converted from RT to RM.

RTL384 Oxford Street

01.07.64
BK
15RM+
--
--
    1RT/23C
3RT/148
6RT/175
   
 
PR
18RM+
23RM
--
    3RM/5    


27.01.65
BK
18RM+
--
--
    1RT/23C
3RT/148
6RT/175
   
 
PR
14RM
19RM
--

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

07.09.68
BK
14RM
--
14RM/2RT
 
PR
7RM
8RM
6RT
6RT
 
U
--
7RML
--

BECONTREE HEATH   -  ALDGATE
Withdrawn between Aldgate and Marylebone - but introduced on Sunday to replace withdrawn section of Route 9.
Sunday BK and PR introduced. Saturday U introduced


21.12.68
BK
14RM
--
14RM
2RT
 
PR
7RT
14RM
6RM
 
U
--
7RML
--

BECONTREE HEATH   -  ALDGATE
Poplar type changes as above

25.10.69
BK
14RM
--
14RM
 
PR
--
--
8RM
 
U
--
9RML
--
 
WH
8RM
12RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH   -  ALDGATE
Mon-Sat Poplar (PR) allocation transferred to West Ham (WH)

18.04.70
BK
8RM
--
8RM
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
--
--
12RML
 
WH
7RM
10RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH   -  ALDGATE
SUN Poplar (PR) withdrawn but SAT allocation introduced.
SAT Upton Park (U) withdrawn but SUN allocation introduced.

18.07.70
BK
--
--
8RT
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
11RM
--
12RML
 
WH
7RM
10RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH   -  ALDGATE
Mon-Fri Barking (BK) allocation transferred to Upton Park (WH) - Sunday allocation reverted to RT.

05.10.70
BK
--
--
8RT
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
11RM
--
12RML
 
WH
7RM
10RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH    -  ALDGATE  -  BANK ( Mon-Fri early am jnys )
Mon-Fri journeys projected from Aldgate to Bank.


30.10.71
BK
--
--
8RT
 
PR
--
7RM
5RM
 
U
9RM
--
7RML
 
WH
9RM
8RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH    -  ALDGATE  -  BANK ( Mon-Fri early am jnys )
Part of Sunday Upton Park (U) allocation transferred to Poplar (PR)

20.04.74
BK
--
--
9DMS
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
11RM
--
6DMS
 
WH
7RM
10RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH    -  ALDGATE  -  BANK ( Mon-Fri early am jnys )
SUN converted to OPO operation.
SUN Poplar (PR) allocation withdrawn.

28.02.76
BK
--
--
9DMS
 
PR
--
5RM
--
 
U
11RM
--
6DMS
 
WH
7RML
7RML
3RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH    -  ALDGATE  -  BANK ( Mon-Fri early am jnys )
WEST HAM (WH) allocation converted from RM to RML operation.

19.03.77
BK1+
--
--
8DMS
 
PR81+
--
5RM
--
 
U171+
16RML
--
5DMS
 
WH111+
6RML
6RML
4RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH - ALDGATE - FARRINGDON STREET (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Aldgate to Farringdon Street via Route 15.

31.01.81
BK1+
--
--
8T
 
PR81+
--
5RM
--
 
U171+
13RML
--
5DMS
 
WH111+
13RML
13RML
4RM
--

BECONTREE HEATH - ALDGATE (Suns) - Tower Hill - Cannon Street - Ludgate Circus - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - OXFORD CIRCUS ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Aldgate and Farringdon Street via Bank but MS extended instead from Aldgate to Oxford Circus via Tower Hill - Cannon Street - and then Route 6.


25.04.81
PR81+
--
4RM
--
 
U171+
12RML+
--
--
    2RM/101    
 
WH111+
7RML
7RML
8RM
7RML
4RM

EAST HAM White Horse - Upton Park - Canning Town - Poplar - Limehouse - Stepney - Aldgate - Tower Hill - Cannon Street - Ludgate Circus - Aldwych - Trafalgar Square - Piccadilly Circus - Oxford Circus - Marble Arch - Paddington - Westbourne Grove - LADBROKE GROVE Eagle ( Daily )
REVERTED TO CREW OPERATION ON SUNDAYS.
Withdrawn between East Ham and Becontree Heath but extended from Oxford Circus to Ladbroke Grove via Route 15.


04.09.82
PR
--
4RM
--
 
U
17RML
12RML
9RML

EAST HAM  -  LADBROKE GROVE
West Ham (WH) allocation withdrawn.
Sat & Sun Upton Park (U) allocation introduced.

09.06.84
PR
--
4Tc
--
 
U
17RML
12RML
9RML

EAST HAM  -  LADBROKE GROVE
Saturday PR allocation converted to Titan crew operation.

18.05.85
Route 15 was diverted at this time via Tower and Cannon Street replacing Route 23 - and the section via Bank was renumbered 15A
The number 23 was not used again until 1992 when a similar operation was introduced Westbourne Park to Liverpool Street

 

OPERATING GARAGES

BK Barking
Changeover point outside garage

U Upton Park
Changeover point Priory Road.

WH West Ham
Changeover point at Greengate

PR Poplar
Changeover point Aberfeldy Street.