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London Buses route 145 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Leytonstone and Dagenham, it is operated by Stagecoach London.

HistoryEdit

Route 145 originally operated between Chingford and Dagenham.

In October 1963, the Chingford to Ilford section was withdrawn, this section was replaced by route 179.

In 1969, the Sunday service was withdrawn.

In April 1974 it was converted to one man operation with Daimler Fleetlines, being converted to Leyland Titan operation in 1980.

On 21 June 1986, the service passed to Ensignbus and was extended to Redbridge.

In June 1991, it returned to East London operating from their Barking (BK) garage.

In March 1993 it was converted to midibus operation with with Wright Handybus bodied Dennis Darts and a Sunday service was reintroduced.

In July 1993, the route was extended from Redbridge to Leytonstone replacing withdrawn section of Route 366.

In 1995, the Wright Handybus bodied Dennis Darts were replaced by Optare Deltas.

In 1997, the route was extended from "Green Man" to Station in Leytonstone.

In 2001, the route was converted to low floor operation with Alexander ALX200 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In August 2003, it returned to double deck operation with Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents.

In March 2011, the route was retained by East London.

In June 2011, the Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents were replaced by Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s.

On 30 April 2016, the route was retained by Stagecoach London with brand new Enviro 400 MMC bodied Alexander Dennis E40Ds and existing Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s. At the same time, the route was re-routed between Dagenham Asda and New Road via Messina Way, Orion Park and Chequers Lane.

On 20 August 2016, a half hourly weekend night service will be introduced.

Current routeEdit

  • Leytonstone Station
  • Wanstead Station
  • Redbridge Station
  • Ilford Station
  • Becontree Station
  • Dagenham Asda

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