Route History

Fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
SP
5ST
5ST
7ST

SIDCUP STATION - Foots Cray - St Mary Cray - Orpington - Sevenoaks Road - Farnborough - Locks Bottom - Bromley Common - BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Previously numbered 411

1934 map
17.04.35
SP
5ST
6ST
--
 
TB
--
--
7ST

Sunday Sidcup (SP) allocation moved to Bromley (TB)

05.06.35
SP
5ST
5ST
1LT
--
 
TB
--
4ST
7ST

Saturday Bromley (TB) introduced

02.10.35
SP
5ST
6ST
7ST

Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn

27.05.36
SP
5LT+
1LT/21
6LT
5LT
 
TB
--
4ST
--

Saturday Bromley (TB) reintroduced

07.10.36
SP
6LT
--
5LT
 
TB
--
6ST
--

Saturday Sidcup (SP) allocation withdrawn

04.05.38
SP
6LT
9LT
7LT

Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn

03.05.39
SP
--
--
7LT
 
TB
6STL
9STL
--

Mon-Sat Sidcup (SP) allocation moved to Bromley (TB)

22.11.39
TB
4STL
4STL
8STL

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - BROMLEY NORTH STATION ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Farnborough and Bromley North
Sunday only Sidcup (SP) allocation withdrawn

29.10.41
SP
3LT
3LT
--
 
TB
4STL
4STL
7STL

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat )  or GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Suns )
Mon-Sat part of service diverted to Green Street Green
Sunday withdrawn between Bromley Garage and Bromley North
Mon-Sat Sidcup (SP) allocation reintroduced

22.04.42
SP
4LT
4LT
--
 
TB
4STL
4STL
7STL

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat )  - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Suns )
Mon-Sat Green Street Green journeys withdrawn

28.10.42
SP
4LT
4LT
--
 
TB
4STL
4STL
7STL

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat / Sun am)  - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Sun pm)
Sunday am withdrawn between Farnborough and Bromley Garage except for garage journeys

09.12.42
SP
4LT
4LT
--
SP allocation includes 51A
 
TB
4STL
4STL
7STL
Mon-Sat TB allocation includes 51A

Diverted via Sevenoaks Way and Cray Avenue
Mon-Sat journeys to Green Street Green reinstated but numbered 51A

27.10.43
SP
5LT
4LT
3LT
Mon-Sat SP allocation includes 51A and daily 51B
 
TB
6STL
4STL
4STL
Mon-Sat TB allocation includes 51A and Daily 51B

Sunday Sidcup (SP) reintroduced
Daily journeys bifurcated to Orpington Station but were numbered 51B

24.03.48
SP
7LT
7LT
11LT
Sunday allocation includes 51B

Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn

13.04.49
SP
7RTL
7RTL
14RTL

LT type replaced by RTL

dartford map 1950

This is an extract from the Dartford and district timetable leaflet dated 1950

This book can be obtained in pdf form from the Sales List

04.05.55
SP
7RT
7RT
13RT

RTL replaced by RT.

30.04.58
SP
7RT
7RT
13RT

1958 times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

26.11.58
SP
10RT
10RT
18RT

WELLING STATION (Sat/Sun) - BLACKFEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - SIDCUP STN (Mon-Fri) - FARNBOROUGH - BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun afts)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Sidcup Station to Blackfen
Sat & Sun extended from Sidcup to Welling replacing withdrawn 241 on these days.

51 times

28.03.62
SP
10RT
10RT
15RT

WELLING STATION (Sat/Sun) - SIDCUP STN (Mon-Fri) - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun aft)
Mon-Fri peak extension between Sidcup and Blackfen withdrawn.

08.05.63
SP
10RT
14RT
14RT

WOOLWICH ROAD Victoria Way (Sat peaks) - WOOLWICH Hare Street (Sat/Sun) - Plumstead Common - Blackfen - SIDCUP STN (Mon-Fri) - FARNBOROUGH  (Mon-Sat / Sun am)-; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun afts)
Sat & Sun extended from Welling to Woolwich and further extended Sat peaks to Victoria Way.

01.07.64
SP
14RT
14RT
15RT

WOOLWICH Victoria Way (Mon-Sat peaks) - WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - FARNBOROUGH HOSPITAL (Suns) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
Mon-Fri extended from Welling to Woolwich - further extended to Woolwich Road replacing Route 241 which was withdrawn.

1964 map
 
15.06.68
SP
32RT
22RT
10RT

WOOLWICH Victoria Way (Mon-Fri peaks) - WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun pm) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
Saturday withdrawn between Woolwich and Victoria Way
Route increased to compensate for 51A and 51C withdrawal.

RT3264

RT3264 Sidcup Hill / Cray Road known at the time as
FOOTS CRAY Barley Mow

© Jim Blake

07.09.68
SP
16RT
11RT
10RT

WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun pm) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
Route decreased with the re-introduction of Route 51A.
The Victoria Way projections were transferred to Route 51A.

13.06.76
SP1+
15RM
12RM
9RM

RT type replaced by Routemasters.

21.05.77
SP1+
29DMS
21DMS
10DMS

CONVERTED TO ONE PERSON DOUBLE DECK OPERATION
CHARLTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks) - WOOLWICH - GREEN STREET GREEN
Extended from Woolwich to Charlton Mon-Fri peaks and diverted at Orpington to Green Street Green instead of Farnborough. This in fact was the 51A renumbered. The Farnborough section was replaced by a revised 229 although the Hayes Station journeys were not replaced.

04.09.82
SP1+
24DMS
16DMS
9DMS

CHARLTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks) - WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Withdrawn between Orpington and Green Street Green - this section being replaced by a revised 229.

02.11.85
SP1+
18T
16T
9T

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Extension from Woolwich to Charlton Mon-Fri peaks withdrawn.
Converted from DMS to T operation.

16.08.86
SJ
dd
dd
dd

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION - GREEN STREET GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Operation transferred to London Country.
Mon-Fri peak journeys diverted to Green Street Green

19.08.89
DT
dd
dd
dd

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Mon-Fri peak journeys to Green Street Green withdrawn.
Operation transferred from Swanley to Dartford.

L508

L508 at Woolwich

This image available on the
Arriva download

26.09.92
BX81+
15T
16T
9T

Operation transferred from London & Country to London Central (BX)

T1095

T1095 Orpington Station

This image available on the
Titan download

25.11.95
BX81+
16NV
16NV
9NV

T type replaced by Volvo Olympians - new contract commenced.

NV12

NV12 at Orpington Station

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

22.02.03
BX81+
17PVL
17PVL
9PVL

Low Floor introduction

PVL4 Orpington High Street

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

06.12.08
PD101+
17SC
16SC
13SC

Contract transferred to Selkent (PD) using Scania Omnicity buses.

15096 Woolwich

15096 loads up at Thomas Street

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

07.12.13
PD101+
17SC+
16SC
11SC
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Contract renewal

51 times

Operating Garages

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point Welling
Towards WOOLWICH outside Welling library
Towards ORPINGTON STATION outside Welling Macdonalds

SP Sidcup
Changeover point Foots Cray.

PD Plumstead
Changeover point Woolwich Beresford Square stand

SJ Swanley
Changeover point ?

DT Dartford
Changeover point ?

TB Bromley
Changeover point ?

Current stands and turning points

Tender specs