London Buses route 66

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London Transport bus T64 (WYV 64T), 1979 Leyland Titan (B15), Gants Hill, route 66, 19 April 1980.jpg
Leyland Titan in Gants Hill in April 1980
Operator Arriva Southend
Garage Grays (GY)
Start Romford station
Via Newbury Park
Gants Hill
End Leytonstone station
Length 10 miles (16 km)
Level Daily

London Buses route 66 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Romford and Leytonstone stations, it is operated by Arriva Southend.


By January 1950, route 66 was an established route operating from Hornchurch station to Leytonstone via Romford, Newbury Park, Gants Hill, Redbridge and Wanstead.

On 18 July 1970, it withdrawn between Hornchurch station and Romford and diverted to Harold Wood station. On 8 January 1972, it was converted to one man operation and on 9 May 1976 to double deck operation with Daimler Fleetlines.

On 4 September 1982, it was withdrawn between Harold Wood station and Romford.

Upon being put out to tender, the route passed to Country Bus & Coach's Debden garage on 4 August 1990. It was transferred to fellow Cowie Group company Grey-Green's Barking garage on 2 August 1997. It became an Arriva London route following Grey-Green being integrated in 1998.

When re-tendered, it passed to Blue Triangle on 6 September 2003. When next tendered, it passed to Arriva Southend's Grays garage on 4 September 2010.[1]

Current route[edit]

Route 66 operates via these primary locations:[2]


  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 66 Transport for London 10 December 2009
  2. ^ Route 66 Map Transport for London

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