Eastern National became part of the National Bus Company, owned by the Government following
the Transport Act 1969.
Services in Thurrock were operated from Eastern Nationalís Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend
garageís, and mainly concentrated on the East of the borough, up to Grays. Places served included
Fobbing, Corringham, Stanford le Hope, Orsett (Hospital) and Stifford Clays using route numbers
152, 153, 154, 155, 156 and 157. Eastern National also operated express services to Dartford via
Grays and West Thurrock (route 400/2) as well as the 2 (Grays to Southend). Eastern National also
operated some journeys jointly with Green Line on route 722.