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London Buses route 104 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Manor Park and Stratford, it is operated by Stagecoach London.

HistoryEdit

Route 104 commenced operating on 28 October 1989 between Stratford Bus Station and Manor Park Station via Great Eastern Road - Stratford Broadway - West Ham Lane - Densham Road - Portway - Plashet Road - Green Street - Upton Park Station - Green Street - Central Park Road - Hatherley Gardens - Lonsdale Avenue - High Street South - High Street North - East Ham Station. The route was introduced to replace withdrawn route S1. The route was initially operated by London Transport from their Upton Park (U) and West Ham (WH) garages using Leyland Titans.

In February 1992, the Sunday service was converted to Midibus operation using MCW Metroriders.

In May 1992, the Sunday Service was extended from East Ham to Manor Park.

In September 1992, the Sunday service was transferred to Stratford (SD) garage.

In 1993, the route was extended to East Ham at all times.

In 1995, the Sunday service was converted back to double deck and the allocation was transferred to Upton Park (U) garage.

In 2000, the route was converted to single deck using low floor Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In 2003, the route was converted back to double deck using Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents.

In 2011, Upton Park (U) garage was closed and the allocation was transferred to West Ham (WH) garage.

In 2012, the route was retained by Stagecoach London using Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents and brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s.

The route will pass to Docklands Buses and will be operating from their Silvertown (SI) garage using Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs from 8 December 2018. The route will be withdrawn between Manor Park and Lonsdale Avenue. This withdrawn section will be replaced by new route 304 and extended to Beckton Bus Station at the same time.

Current RouteEdit

  • Manor Park Station
  • East Ham Station
  • Lonsdale Avenue
  • Upton Park Station
  • Stratford Broadway
  • Stratford Bus Station

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