London Buses route N86 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Harold Hill and Stratford, it is operated by Stagecoach London.


Route N86 commenced operating on 26 June 2004 between Stratford Bus Station and Harold Hill Gooshays Drive via Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Chadwell Heath - London Road - Romford - Main Road - Gallows Corner - Straight Road - Hilldene Avenue. The route was initially operated by Stagecoach London from their Romford (NS) garage using Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents. The route was introduced to replace the withdrawn section of route N25 between Ilford and Harold Hill.

On 31 March 2007, the route was extended in Harold Hill to Dagnam Park Square.

In 2013, Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s were introduced.

On 16 July 2016, the frequency was increased and was converted to full Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 operation.

Original RouteEdit

Route N86 was renumbered from 286 in 1960. It ran from Victoria Embankment to New Cross Brockley Rise (Chandos) via Blackfriars, Elephant & Castle, Camberwell Green and Peckham. Subsequently a couple of journeys were extended to Brockley Rise (Chandos) via Brockley. Some years later it was rerouted to serve Trafalgar Square via Fleet Street and Strand, and finally formed part of route N171.

Current RouteEdit

  • Harold Hill Dagnam Park Square
  • Gallows Corner
  • Romford Station
  • Chadwell Heath
  • Seven Kings Station
  • Ilford High Road (for Ilford Station)
  • Manor Park
  • Woodgrange Park Station
  • Forest Gate
  • Stratford Broadway
  • Stratford Bus station

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