Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.06.39
AP
3LT
4LT
3LT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY  -  Clayhall Avenue - Barkingside - Gants Hill - ILFORD STATION
New Route replacing single deck Route 229

Extracted from June 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

13.12.39
AP
3LT
--
3LT
 
U
--
3LT
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION
Saturday Seven Kings allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

20.11.40
AP
3LT
3LT
2LT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION ( except late evenings )
Saturday only Upton Park (U) allocation withdrawn

12.11.47
U
5LT
6LT
2LT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION
Seven Kings allocation moved to Upton Park (U)

05.05.48
U
6RT
6RT
3RT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION
LT type replaced by RT

03.05.50
U
7RTW
6RTW
3RTW

CLAYBURY BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION
RT type replaced by RTW


02.05.51
U
8RT
6RT
3RT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION
Reverted to RT

17.10.51
U
8RTW
6RTW
3RTW

CLAYBURY BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION
RTW type re-introduced.


03.02.54
AP
8RTL
6RTL
3RTL

CLAYBURY BROADWAY  -  ILFORD STATION
Upton Park (U) allocation transferred to Seven Kings (AP) and RTL replace RTW type.

26.11.58
AP
8RT
6RT
5RT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - ILFORD -: Seven Kings - Barley Lane - LITTLE HEATH (Sun afts)
RTL type replaced by RT.
Sunday afternoon service extended from Ilford to Little Heath replacing withdrawn 25A.


08.05.63
AP
8RT
6RT
5RT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - ILFORD York Road - LITTLE HEATH (Sun aft jnys) - CHADWELL HEATH HOSPITAL (Sun afts jnys)
Two journeys further extended Sunday afternoon from Little Heath to Chadwell Heath Hospital.


27.01.65
AP
13RT
10RT
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - Ilford - Green Lane - South Park Drive - Longbridge Road - BARKING Blakes Corner( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat extended from Ilford to Barking via South Park Drive - Sunday service re-numbered 129A.


03.10.65
AP
9RT
6RT
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Ilford and Barking - this section replaced by new OPO Route 291.
The Sunday service remained numbered 129A  although there was no need now that the route did not divert to Barking


31.12.66
AP
9RT
6RT
4RT

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - ILFORD
Sunday service re-instated although the Little Heath section was withdrawn.


07.09.68
AP
9RT
6RT
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - Clayhall Avenue section replaced by New Route 169C.

30.06.73
AP
7RT
5RT
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - ILFORD ( Mon-Sat )
Schedule change

09.10.76
AP
8DMS
4DMS
3DMS

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - ILFORD
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK OPO.
Sunday service re-introduced.

15.10.77
AP11+
13DMS
7DMS
3DMS

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - ILFORD (Sun) - Green Lane - Goodmayes - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Sat service extended from Ilford to Becontree Heath viawithdrawn section of Route 150


22.04.78
AP11+
13DMS
7DMS
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - Clayhall Avenue left unserved on this day.

14.07.80
AP11+
13T
7T
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
DMS replaced by Leyland Titans.

14.10.85
AP11+
11T
8T
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat )
Rerouted westbound to Claybury Broadway direct via Clayhall Avenue.

21.11.87
AP11+
7T
7T
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - Dagenham East - Ballards Lane - DAGENHAM Fords Works (Mon-Fri peaks jnys)
Mon-Fri peak journeys introduced to Fords Works.

28.10.89
AP11+
10T
10T
--


CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - Rush Green Road - ROMFORD St Edwards Way (Mon-Fri ex evgs/Sat sh) or DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri am jnys)
Mon-Fri except evenings and Saturday shopping hours extended from Becontree Heath to Romford via Rush Green

16.05.92
AP11+
9DA
1RN
9DA
1RN
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD St Edwards Way (Mon-Fri ex evgs/Sat sh) or DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri am jnys)
Converted to single deck operation.


10.10.92
NS41+
10DA
10DA
--

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH ( Mon-Sat ) - ROMFORD Parkside Hotel (Mon-Fri ex evgs/Sat sh)
Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn in favour of North Street (NS).
Fords Works journeys withdrawn
Extended in Romford from Market to Parkside Hotel
.


20.03.93
BK21+
7T
7T
6T

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri am jny)
North Street allocation transferred to Barking (BK).
Sunday service re-introduced.
Withdrawn between Becontree Heath and Romford - this section replaced by New Route 128.
Early morning journeys to Ford Main Works introduced - replacing Route 25.

Converted to double deck operation


04.12.93
NS441+
8T
8T
6T

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri am jny)
North Street allocation re-introduced at the expense of Barking (BK)

Extracted from April 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris

19.07.97
WT
8ON
8ON
7ON
Contract reassigned

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri am jny)
Operation transferred to Harris Bus operating from a base at West Thurrock
Converted from negotiated to tendered net cost contract;


02.01.99
WT
8ON
8ON
7ON

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri am jny)
Change of contract from Tendered Net Cost to New Gross

25.03.00
AG
8ON
8ON
7ON
Operation transferred to East Thames Buses following the demise of Harris Bus.
Operated from Ash Grove garage - Cambridge Heath.

26.03.01
AG
8ON
8ON
7ON

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM Fords (Mon-Fri am jny)
Minor timetable changes involving the withdrawal of one morning journey to Ford's works. Increased running time with corresponding reduction in layover.

East Thmes 343 at Gants Hill

© John Delaney

09.04.01
AG
8ON
8ON
7ON

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM New Road (Mon-Fri am jny)
The Fords works journey cut back to New Road.

02.06.01
AG
8ON
8ON
7ON

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH - DAGENHAM New Road (Mon-Fri am jny in this direction only)
The Dagenham journey revised to operate towards Dagenham only.
Withdrawal of northbound departure from Fords Works at 06:00 - to commence in service from Becontree Heath at 06:13 - trip advanced by two minutes.

VWL15 Ilford

© Eamonn Kentell


07.12.01
AG11+
7ON
8ON
7ON

CLAYBURY BROADWAY - BECONTREE HEATH
Withdrawal of first M-F short working journey between Ilford High Road and Fords Main Works thus Fords no longer served

VWL29 Ilford Post Office

© Lawrence Living

26.06.04
Withdrawn - replaced by revised 128. and 150.

Operating Garages

U Upton Park
Changeover point Ilford ?

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point Ilford - Hainault Street
- York Road or Cranbrook Road

BK Barking
Changeover point Green Lane / South Park Drive

NS North Street
Changeover point at garage

AG   Ash Grove
Changeover point Becontree Heath Bus Station