London Buses route 5
|Peak vehicle requirement||30 (August 2017)|
|Began service||11 November 1959|
|Former operator(s)||East London|
|End||Canning Town bus station|
|Annual patronage||11.3 million (2018/19)|
Route 5 was introduced on 11 November 1959 as a replacement for trolleybus routes 567 and 665 between East Ham and Bloomsbury being operated by AEC Routemasters. On 17 April 1971 it was converted to one man operation with Daimler Fleetlines introduced.
Having been altered to operate between Becontree Heath bus station and Canning Town bus station, from privatisation it was operated by East London. On 25 March 2006 it was extended east to Romford Market replacing route 87. On 14 May 2011, the last AEC Routemaster, RML2760 built, operated a special service for charity on route 5 between Romford and Barking.
Route 5 operates via these primary locations:
- *Taylor, Hugh (1994). London Trolleybus Routes. Harrow Weald: Capital Transport Publishing. ISBN 9781854141552.
- Wharmby, Matthew (2016). The London DMS. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books. ISBN 9781783831739.
- Route 5 to be extended to Romford Stagecoach London 23 March 2006
- David Moth (2019), Buses in Outer London Since 1990, Amberley Publishing, p. 182, ISBN 9781445687858
- Stagecoach lose out in bus tendering Coach & Bus Week issue 1285 5 April 2017
- Tender News Bus Talk issue 46 June 2017 page 10
- Proposed change to bus route 5 in Romford Transport for London 25 August 2017
- Lost Property Go-Ahead London
- Route 5 Map Transport for London
Media related to London Buses route 5 at Wikimedia Commons