Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
AP
6LT
6LT
6LT
 
BK
6LT+
--
--
    1LT/23    
 
G
5LT
9LT
--
 
T
--
--
6LT

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - Wanstead - Redbridge - The Drive - Ilford - Green Lane - Valence Avenue - Martins Corner - Valence Avenue - Parsloe Avenue - DAGENHAM Chequers Inn -: DAGENHAM DOCK ( Mon-Sat journeys )
EXPRESS SERVICE ILFORD - DAGENHAM Fords ( Mon-Sat peak hour )

17.04.35
AP
6LT
6LT
--
 
BK
6LT+
--
--
    1LT/23    
 
G
5LT
9LT
6LT
 
T
--
--
6LT

Sunday Seven Kings (AP) allocation moved to Forest Gate (G)

03.07.35
AP
6LT
6LT
--
 
BK
6LT+
--
--
    1LT/23    
 
G
5LT
9LT
6LT
 
T
--
--
6LT

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - Wanstead - Redbridge,Gants Hill - Ilford - Green Lane - Valence Avenue - Martins Corner - Valence Avenue - Parsloe Avenue - DAGENHAM Chequers Inn -: DAGENHAM DOCK ( Mon-Sat journeys )
EXPRESS SERVICE ILFORD - DAGENHAM Fords ( Mon-Sat peak hour )
Diverted via Gants Hill instead of The Drive - withdrawn section replaced by Revised 147

08.04.36
AP
6LT
6LT
--
 
BK
6LT+
--
--
    1LT/23B    
 
G
5LT
9LT
6LT
 
T
--
--
6LT

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - DAGENHAM Chequers Inn -: DAGENHAM DOCK ( Mon-Sat journeys ) or DAGENHAM Fords ( Sunday journeys )
EXPRESS SERVICE ILFORD - DAGENHAM Fords ( Mon-Sat peak hour )
Sunday journeys extended from Chequers Inn to Fords Main Works

07.10.36
AP
6LT
6LT
--
 
BK
6LT+
--
--
    1LT/23B    
 
G
5LT
9LT
13LT

Sunday only Leyton (T) allocation withdrawn

17.02.37
AP
6LT
7LT
--
 
BK
5LT+
--
--
    2LT/23B    
 
G
5STL
8STL
14STL

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - Wanstead - Redbridge - Gants Hill - Ilford - Green Lane - Bennetts Castle Lane - Martins Corner - Valence Avenue - Parsloe Avenue - DAGENHAM Chequers Inn -: DAGENHAM DOCK ( Mon-Sat journeys ) or DAGENHAM Fords ( Sunday journeys )
EXPRESS SERVICE ILFORD - DAGENHAM Fords ( Mon-Sat peak hour )
Withdrawn from Valence Avenue - diverted instead via full length of Bennetts Castle Lane

09.06.37
AP
6LT
7LT
--
 
BK
5LT+
--
--
    2LT/23B    
 
G
5STL
8STL
14STL

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - DAGENHAM Chequers Inn -: DAGENHAM DOCK ( Mon-Sat journeys ) or DAGENHAM Fords ( Sat / Sun journeys )
EXPRESS SERVICE ILFORD - DAGENHAM Fords ( Mon-Sat peak hour )
Saturday journeys extended from Chequers Inn to Fords Main Works

05.01.38
AP
6LT
7LT
--
 
BK
5LT+
--
--
    2LT/23B    
 
G
5STL
8STL
10STL

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - DAGENHAM Chequers Inn -: DAGENHAM DOCK ( Mon-Sat journeys ) or DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys )
Mon-Fri journeys extended from Chequers Inn to Fords Main Works but express journeys withdrawn.

13.12.39
AP
13LT+
15LT+
8LT
    1LT/86A 1LT/86A  
 
BK
4LT
--
--

Sunday Seven Kings (AP) allocation reinstated
Daily Forest Gate (G) allocation withdrawn

15.05.40
AP
14LT
15LT
9LT
 
BK
5LT+
1LT/23
--
    1LT/23    

Saturday Barking (BK) introduced albeit ex 23

11.06.41
AP
16LT
15LT+
11LT
      2LT/41  
 
BK
3LT
3LT/23
2LT/23C
--

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - DAGENHAM Chequers Inn -: DAGENHAM DOCK (Daily journeys ) or DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys )
Sunday journeys extended from Chequers Inn to Dagenham Dock

Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

12.11.47
AP
26LT+
21LT
18LT
    1LT/86A
   
 
BK
4G/23
--
--

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue -: DAGENHAM DOCK (Daily journeys ) or DAGENHAM Fords ( Daily journeys )
Saturday Barking (BK) allocation withdrawn
The terminal at Dagenham now Kent Avenue and not Chequers Inn - date of change not known

17.08.49
AP
16RTL+
10RT/
11LT+
18LT
    1LT/86A
1LT/86  
 
BK
3RTL+
3RTL/23/
1G/23B
1G/23C
--
    4RTL/23    

RT/RTL type introduced

 

RT394 with restricted blind bound for FORD WORKS - the Dagenham part seemingly unnecessary

 

11.10.50
AP
26RTW+
22RTW+
14RTW
    1G/86A
1RTL/86  
 
BK
3RTW+
3RTL/23/
1RTW/23B
1RTW/23C
--
    4RTL/23    

RTW type introduced

RTW316 waits at Dagenham for the off 1952

 

17.10.51
AP
26RTL+
22RTL+
14RTL
    1G/86A
1RTL/86  
 
BK
3RTL+
3RTL/23/
1RTL/23B
1RTL/23C
--
    4RTL/23    

May 1951 RTW from AP sent to Clay Hall for Route 8
Novemebr 1951 RTW from BK sent to Tottenham for Route 34B/76


30.04.58
AP
24RTL
19RTL+
6RT;
      1RTL/150  
 
BK
2RTL+
1RTL+
--
    4RTL/23 2RTL/23  


Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

26.11.58
AP
18RT
21RT
5RT
 
BK
2RT
2RT/23
--

Converted to RT operation and Sunday Barking (BK) withdrawn.

1210.60
AP
18RT
21RT
5RT
 
BK
2RT
2RT/23
--

LEYTONSTONE - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - DAGENHAM Fords Works (Daily journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Daily journeys) or Fords Assembley Plant (Mon-Fri journeys)
Mon-Fri Fords Assembley Plant journeys introduced -

23.01.66
AP
15RT
13RT
--
 
BK
4RT
1RT
--

LEYTONSTONE - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - DAGENHAM Fords Works (MS journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (MS journeys) or Fords Assembley Plant (Mon-Fri pm journeys)
Sunday service withdrawn

31.12.66
AP
13RT
12RT
--
 
BK
4RT
1RT
--

LEYTONSTONE - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue ( Mon-Sat ) - DAGENHAM Fords Works (MS journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (MS journeys) or Fords Assembley Plant (Mon-Fri pm journeys)
Sunday service rerouted via The Drive and renumbered
148A

31.07.71
AP
5RT
9RT
--
 
BK
8RT
2RT
6RT

LEYTONSTONE ( Mon-Sat ) - ILFORD STN (Suns) - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - DAGENHAM Fords Works (Daily journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Sat journeys)
Sunday service re-introduced between Dagenham and Ilford - replacing withdrawn 148A

10.03.73
AP
4RT
9RT
--
 
BK
6RT
--
6RT

Saturday BK allocation withdrawn.

RT2370 (BK) iseen one one of the illusive Ford's journeys

busmap.co.uk

01.09.73
AP
4RT
9RT
5RT
 
BK
6RT
--
3RT

Sunday Seven Kings (AP) allocation re-introduced.

RT4126 (AP) Wanstead Station

busmap.co.uk

28.02.76
AP
4RT
10RT
5RM
 
BK
6RT
--
3RT

Sunday Routemasters introduced.

 

RM1088 outside the Lord Napier at Goodmayes
July 1977

busmap.co.uk

 


23.07.77
AP41+
5DMS
4DMS
4DMS

 

BK201+

6DMS

7DMS

4DMS

One Person Operation.

DMS 2021 is pictured in Cranbrook Road - Ilford just south of Valentines Park

© Eamonn Kentell


22.04.78
AP41+
4DMS
4DMS
4DMS

 

BK201+

5DMS

5DMS

3DMS

LEYTONSTONE - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - DAGENHAM Fords Works (Daily journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (MS journeys)
Sunday extended from Ilford to Leytonstone.

17.05.80
AP41+
--
--
3DMS

 

BK201+

9DMS

9DMS

3DMS

Mon-Sat Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn.

DMS2193 (AP) Cranbrook Road, Ilford

busmap.co.uk

01.06.80
AP41+
--
--
3DMS

 

BK201+

9T

9T

3T

Start of Titan introduction at Barking(BK) completed by 31/07/80

DMS1596 (BK) Green Man stand

busmap.co.uk

 

01.07.80
AP41+
--
--
3T

 

BK201+

9T

9T

3T

Start of Titan introduction at Seven Kings (AP) completed by 15/08/80

04.09.82
AP41+
--
--
2T

 

BK201+

8T

7T

3T

LEYTONSTONE - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue - DAGENHAM Fords Works (Daily journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (MS journeys)
ILFORD BROADWAY - South Park Drive - - BARKING GARAGE (Mon-Fri except evgs)

Additional service added between Barking and Ilford replacing a section of withdrawn Route 199

T101 (AP )shows off the new blind for the Ilford to BK shuttle
busmap.co.uk

T224 (BK) shows another version of the shuttle blind
busmap.co.uk
02.02.85
BK201+
8T
8T
4T

Seven Kings (AP) allocation withdrawn.

21.06.86
AP31+
7T
7T
4T

LEYTONSTONE Green Man - Wanstead - Redbridge - The Drive - Ilford Broadway - Goodmayes - Bennetts Castle Lane - Parsloes Avenue - DAGENHAM New Rd - Ford Main Works (Daily journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri journeys)
Barking (BK) allocation transferred to Seven Kings (AP)
Rerouted between Ilford and Redbridge via The Drive.
South Park Drive service withdrawn.

12.11.90
AP31+
7T
7T
4T

LEYTONSTONE Green Man Wanstead - Redbridge - The Drive - Ilford Broadway - Goodmayes - Bennetts Castle Lane - Parsloes Avenue - then DAGENHAM New Rd
( Mon-Sat late evgs) or DAGENHAM Asda (Mon-Sat except late evgs) - Ford Main Works (Daily journeys) or DAGENHAM DOCK (Mon-Fri journeys)
Rerouted MS (except late evgs) to ASDA Superstore instead of terminating at Kent Avenue.

25.05.91
AP31+
9T
8T
6T

LEYTONSTONE - DAGENHAM Asda (MS except late evgs) - DAGENHAM Kent Avenue (MS late evgs/Suns) - DAGENHAM Fords Main Works (Mon-Fri journeys)
DAGENHAM DOCK journeys withdrawn. FORDS WORKS journeys restricted to Mon-Fri am peak.
ASDA  journeys rerouted via Chequers Lane and Merrielands Crescent instead of Kent Avenue.

 

T129 Cranbrook Road
busmap.co.uk

This DAF demo was obviosly a succes as a batch was ordered for 1992
busmap.co.uk

16.05.92
AP31+
7DA
8DA
6DA

Converted to single deck operation
Start of DA introduction - completed by 30/05/92

DA22 Wanstead

 

10.10.92
AP31+
8DA/
1RN
7DA
1RN
6DA

Experimental RN type introduced

RN1 Leytonstone stand

 

20.03.93
Route withdrawn.

Garages

AP Seven Kings
Crew Changeover point at Martins Corner

BK Barking
Crew Changeover point at Martins Corner

Forest Gate
Crew Changeover point at ?

T Leyton
Crew Changeover point at ? but probably Green Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Thursday, 30.05.19