The No 62 runs from Gascoigne estate in Barking and the only way to get there was to catch a No 62 from the railway station to the end of the route (Stagecoach 10330 at 1503) so as then to be able to return from the starting point.
|Aboard Stagecoach 10330 on way to start journey|
|Arrival behind Stagecoach 10310|
at the terminal/start point in the Gascoigne estate
|The penultimate stop in Barking|
The bus came up behind another of similar type Stagecoach 10310 at 1515. This bus moved off at 1518 and arrived back at Barking railway station at 1533
|I was not aware that Barking had an Abbey but that is what the stop is called|
before wending it way north then south past Upney station to the A13. The bus then returns north to reach Chadwell Heath before heading up Whalebone lane to reach the A12 at the Moby Dick and finally having transited Mark Gate to reach the local version of City limits at 1632.
|I had past through Mark Gate centre and reached|
Bisset road which was evidently Essex countryside
|A No 62 returning down Bisset road|
from the terminal point near City Limits
|I snapped this whilst the driver was|
turning the destination board. The No 62
does not go to Beckton!
|A very rural outlook from which to set off home|
To return I caught the No 362 to Chadwell Heath, then walked to the railway station where I caught for the first time an Elizabeth line class 345 unit to Stratford. From there I took the Jubilee line to Canada Water and then the London Overground to Sydenham as the next West Croydon train was not for over ten minutes. Eventually at West Croydon I caught the 1829 train home, so A whole 6 hours to do one bus route!