Route History

Fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.10.51
TL
11RT
8RT
--

CATFORD GARAGE - Rushey Green - Lewisham - Lewisham Road - Greenwich - Woolwich Road - WOOLWICH Parsons Hill ( Mon-Sat )
Tram replacement route for #36-EX

06.07.52
TL
13RT
10RT
--

CATFORD GARAGE  - WOOLWICH Parsons Hill ;- Beresford Square - Plumstead Road - Burrage Road - Crescent Road - BlooMon-Friield Road - (return via Sandy Hill Road)- PLUMSTEAD COMMON Warwick Terrace (Mon-Fri peaks - Sat afternoons)
Mon-Fri peaks - Sat afternoons extended from Woolwich to Plumstead Common.

1952 map 1952 town plan
Extracted from 1952 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
04.03.53
TL
15RT
11RT
--

LOWER SYDENHAM STN - Worsley Bridge Road - Southend Lane - Bromley Road - Catford - Lewisham - Greenwich - WOOLWICH Parsons Hill ;- PLUMSTEAD COMMON Warwick Terrace (Mon-Fri peaks - Sat afternoons)
Extended from Catford Garage to Lower Sydenham.

30.04.58
TL
14RT
11RT
--
1958 tt
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
TL
14RT
7RT
--

LOWER SYDENHAM STN - WOOLWICH Parsons Hill ;- PLUMSTEAD COMMON Warwick Terrace (Mon-Fri peaks)
Saturday withdrawn between Woolwich and Plumstead Common.

RT2867

This classic view of RT2867 also shows a very old van closely behind - seen in Woolwich

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

08.05.63
AW
10RT
13RT
--
 
TL
11RT
7RT
--

LOWER SYDENHAM STN - Worsley Bridge Road - Southend Lane - Bromley Road - Catford - Lewisham - Greenwich - Woolwich - Plumstead - Bostall Hill - Basildon Road - Eynsham Bridge - Eynsham Drive - Grovebury Road - Godstow Road (return via Ampleforth Road) Harrow Manor Way - ABBEY WOOD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Woolwich and Plumstead Common and diverted instead via Plumstead and Abbey Estate to Abbey Wood Garage replacing withdrawn 177A.
Abbey Wood (AW) allocation added.

07.12.68
AW
12RM
10RM
--
 
TL
11RM
5RM
--

RT type replaced by Routemasters.

24.01.70
AW
11RM
10RM
--
 
TL
11RM
5RM
1RM

LOWER SYDENHAM STATION  -  CATFORD St Dunstans College ( Suns )  -  ABBEY WOOD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat )
A short Sunday service introduced between Catford and Lower Sydenahm replacing withdrawn section of Route 160A

1970 map
Scanned from 18.04.70 Red Book
16.01.71
AW
10RM
10RM
--
 
TL
11RM
5RM
--

ABBEY WOOD GARAGE - LOWER SYDENHAM STN ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn.

22.04.78
AW51+
12RM
10RM
5RM
 
TL81+
9RM
5RM
3RM

ABBEY WOOD GARAGE - LOWER SYDENHAM STN
Sunday service introduced - replacing Route 180A

RM1300 RM1300 General Gordon Place
31.10.81
PD151+
19MDc
12MDc
6MDc

Abbey Wood Garage closed - allocation transferred to new Plumstead Garage (PD) with Scania Metropolitan crew buses
Catford (TL) allocation withdrawn

MD157

MD157 Abbey Wood stand

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

04.09.82
PD151+
14MDc
13MDc
6MDc
 
TL81+
3RM
3RM
--

A   small MS Catford (TL) allocation re-introduced but the TL allocation were nearly all Lower Sydenham to Lewisham shorts.

22.11.82
PD151+
14Tc
13Tc
6Tc
 
TL81+
3RM
3RM
--

MD type replaced by Leyland Titan

02.08.84
PD151+
14Tc
13Tc
6Tc
 
TL81+
3Tc
3Tc
--

RM type replaced by Leyland Titan

27.10.84
PD161+
13Tc
12Tc
6Tc

ABBEY WOOD - CATFORD GARAGE ( Mon-Sat ) - LOWER SYDENHAM STN (Suns)
MS section between Catford Garage and Lower Sydenham replaced by new Route 181.
Catford (TL) allocation withdrawn.

03.08.85
PD161+
14T
18T
6T

ABBEY WOOD - CATFORD GARAGE
Converted to One Person Operation
Sunday withdrawn between Catford Garage and Lower Sydenham - this section replaced by 181 Sunday introduction.

artic

An experimental artic bus is shown here on loan to Selkent

This image available on the
Single Deck download

22.08.86
PD161+
14L
18L
6L

Titan type replaced by Leyland Olympian.

01.04.89
PD161+
16L
18L
7L
selkent logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off

19.01.91
PD161+
17L/T
18L/T
7L/T

Titan type re-intoduced.

L145

L145 seen here at Abbey Wood Station

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

27.04.91
PD161+
15L/T
19L/T
9L/T

ABBEY WOOD - Abbey Estate - Plumstead - Woolwich - Charlton - Greenwich - Lewisham - Catford - Sangley Road - Torridon Road - HITHER GREEN STN
Re-routed at Catford to Hither Green replacing withdrawn section of Route 36.

08.10.94
PD161+
14L
19L
7L

THAMESMEAD EAST - Yarnton Way - Abbey Wood - Plumstead - Woolwich - Charlton - Greenwich - LEWISHAM Bus Station (MS evenings and all day Sunday) - LEWISHAM Riverdale Centre ( Mon-Sat )
Withdrawn between Lewisham and Hither Green (no replacement) and revised east of Woolwich to operate to Thamesmead East via McLeod Road (replacing Route 178) instead of Abbey Wood via Eynsham Drive which was replaced by revised 469.

14.02.98
BV
12dd
13dd
7dd

THAMESMEAD EAST - LEWISHAM Riverdale Centre.
Service runs to Riverdale Centre at all times.

Route transferred to Harris Bus - operating from a base at Crabtree Manor Way - North Belvedere. Volvo Olympians used.

368

Harris 368 at the Riverdale Centre stand

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

25.03.00
BV
12ON
13ON
7ON
etb logo Contract reassigned

23.11.02
BV51+
14ON
14ON
7ON

LEWISHAM Riverdale Centre - Greenwich - Woolwich - Abbey Wood - Yarnton Way - Thamesmead East - Eastern Way - Anderson Way - Mulberry Way - Fishers Way - BELVEDERE Crabtree Manor Way North
Extended from Thamesmead East to Belvedere East Thames Bus Garage.

VWL4

VWL4 Lewisham

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download

180 map
03.10.09
BV51+
14VWL
14VWL
8VWL
LG LOGO Contract renewal although now under the GO Ahead maangement ( London General BV )
VWL26

VWL26 at the Woolwich Arsenal now in the new corporate livery of Go-Ahead

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

04.10.14
BV51+
14VWL
14VWL
8VWL

Contract extended for two years

01.10.16
BV51+
17VWL
17VWL
10VWL

Contract renewal

180 times live stands Tender Specifications

Operating Garages

AW Abbey Wood
Changeover point Abbey Wood

PD Plumstead
Changeover point Plumstead Garage

TL Catford
Changeover point Catford Garage

BV Belvedere
Changeover point at garage

A few of the N1 duties start the first half as 180 - have a break at the garage then continus as N1