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London Buses route 147

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London Buses route 147 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Ilford and Canning Town, it is operated by Blue Triangle.


On 3 October 1934, route 248 Ilford station to Leytonstone was renumbered 147. In May 1948 it was extended to Redbridge station. In June 1954 it was extended south to North Woolwich.

In July 1964 it was cut back to Royal Albert Dock and converted to AEC Routemaster operation. In July 1971 the route was converted to one man operation with ingle deck buses. The unreliability of such buses saw their replacement with Daimler Fleetlines in November 1975.

The same reliability problems saw their replacement with Leyland Titans in 1981, a type which remained on the route for an unbroken 19 years. The late 1980s saw the route curtailed at Ilford.

In May 1999, it was extended to Canning Town station, and in August 2000 the Leyland Titans were replaced by Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents.

On 10 May 2004, the route was retained by Stagecoach London.

On 7 May 2016, the route passed to Blue Triangle operating from their River Road (RR) garage with Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s introduced.

Current routeEdit

  • Ilford High Road Hainault Street
  • Ilford High Road (for Ilford Station)
  • East Ham Station
  • Upton Park
  • Plaistow
  • Prince Regent Station
  • Custom House Station
  • Royal Victoria Station
  • Keir Hardie Estate
  • Canning Town Station

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