London Buses route 387 was a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. The 387 ran between Little Heath and Barking Reach, it was operated by Stagecoach London.


Route 387 commenced operation on 20 March 1993 between Little Heath and Creekmouth via Barley Lane - Goodmayes - Longbridge Road - Barking Town Centre - River Road - Thames Road - Renwick Road. It was initially operated by East London from their Barking (BK) garage using Leyland Titans and Wright Handybus bodied Dennis Darts. The route was introduced to replace withdrawn routes B1 and B4.

On 1 June 1993, the route was diverted via grounds of King Georges Hospital.

On 1 February 1998, the Wright Handybus bodied Dennis Darts were replaced by Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts.

On 28 March 2001, the route was retained by Stagecoach East London and the Sunday service was converted to double deck using Leyland Titans.

On 2 July 2001, the route was converted to low floor double deck operation using Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents.

On 29 March 2003, the route was extended in Barking Reach to Galleons Drive.

On 25 March 2006, the route was retained by Stagecoach East London.

On 26 March 2011, the route was retained by Stagecoach London.

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

On 26 October 2013, the peak journeys to Creekmouth was withdrawn.

On 18 February 2017, route 387 was renumbered EL3 and joined the East London Transit.

Current routeEdit

Route 387 operated via these primary locations:

  • Little Heath Haw Bush
  • King George Hospital
  • Goodmayes Station
  • Barking Station
  • Creekmouth
  • Barking Reach Mallards Road

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