London Buses route 165
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart 10.7m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||11|
|Length||10 miles (16 km)|
|Journey time||38-62 minutes|
|Operates||04:40 until 01:54|
Route 165 commenced operating on 20 November 1940 between Rainham and Havering Park. On 19 May 1954 it was converted to AEC Regent III RT operation. On 10 July 1966 AEC Routemasters took over. One 16 June 1973 it was converted to one man operation with Daimler Fleetlines, these were replaced on 4 December 1978 by Leyland Titans.
In 1975 part of the service was diverted to serve Mardyke Estate during the off-peak on Mondays to Fridays and during Saturday shopping hours.
Upon being put up for tender, the route passed to Ensignbus. On 1 September 1990 it was extended to Lakeside Shopping Centre. Route 165 was included in the sale of Ensignbus' contracted Transport for London services to Capital Citybus on 29 December 1990. On 14 September 1991, the route was withdrawn between Romford and Havering Park with this section being taken over by route 365. On 8 July 1998, route 165 was included in the sale of Capital Citybus to First London.
- Romford The Brewery
- Romford station
- Emerson Park station
- Hornchurch Town Centre
- Elm Park station
- South Hornchurch Cherry Tree Lane
- Rainham station
- Rainham Abbey Wood Lane
- From Hong Kong by bus Commercial Motor 10 January 1991
- Annual Report Year Ended 31 March 1999 FirstGroup
- Capital Citybus Thurrock Transport
- Bus tender results Route 165 Transport for London 31 January 2013
- Tendering Stagecoach 1 February 2013
- Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 21 April 2013