East London Transit runs every six minutes

A �26MILLION bus route linking Barking and Dagenham Docks every six minutes has begun and is expected to ferry six million passengers a year. The new East London Transit (ELT) will also act as a catalyst to woo the first families to the 10,000-home, �1.

A �26MILLION bus route linking Barking and Dagenham Docks every six minutes has begun and is expected to ferry six million passengers a year.

The new East London Transit (ELT) will also act as a "catalyst" to woo the first families to the 10,000-home, �1.9billion Barking Riverside development, which is getting off the ground after seven years.

The first homes are to be built by Christmas. Plans for a shopping centre, primary school, church, cafe, play areas and offices were approved last month.

The ELT 1 route, replacing the 369 bus, runs between Ilford and Thames View Estate 24 hours a day and ELT 2 continues into Dagenham Dock between 5.15am and 12.30am.