London Buses route EL2 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Dagenham Dock and Becontree Heath , it is operated by Blue Triangle.
Route EL2 commenced operating on 2 February 2010 between Ilford Hill and Dagenham Dock Station via Chapel Road - Winston Way - Ilford Lane - Fanshawe Avenue - Longbridge Road - Station Parade - Ripple Road - Movers Lane - River Road - Bastable Avenue - Bastable Avenue Bus-Only Slip Road - Thames View Estate - Choats Road. The route was initially operated by Blue Triangle from their garage Rainham (BE) garage using Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs. The route was introduced to replace the withdrawn section withdrawn route 369.
On 19 March 2016, the route was withdrawn between Barking and Ilford and re-routed to Becontree Heath Bus Station via route 5.
On 2 July 2016, the allocation was transferred to River Road (RR) garage.
On 18 February 2017, the route was retained by Blue Triangle with brand New Routemasters introduced.
Current route Edit
Route EL2 operates via these primary locations:
- Dagenham Dock Station
- Thames View Estate
- Barking Station
- Becontree Heath Ship & Anchor