Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
27.10.84
SP101+
T ex 228
T ex 228
--

ELTHAM Well Hall - Avery Hill - Sidcup - Foots Cray,Birchwood Corner - SWANLEY LCBS Garage
NEW Monday-Saturday route via 228 to Sidcup Station and then withdrawn 21A to Swanley using buses ex 228

1985 map
Extracted from Winter 1985 map which is for sale
Bus Maps for sale
t557

T557 Swanley stand

This image available with the
Titan download

21.02.87
SP101+
L/T
L/T
--

Buses ex 228A/C

L40 M1371

L40 Eltham Station

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

Sidcup experimented with Metrobus for a while - 1371 is one such example

This image available with the
Metrobus download

16.01.88
BO
dd
dd
--
logo Operation transferred to Boroline Maidstone
769

Boroline 769 at Swanley

London Buses by Adam


17.02.92
CR
dd
dd
--
kentish Contract novated to
KENTISH BUS (Crayford)
770

KB770 Eltham Station

This image available on Bus Photos page

05.09.92
CR
dd
dd
--
 
DT
--
--
sd

ELTHAM STN ( Mon-Sat ) - SIDCUP STN (Suns) - SWANLEY Beechenlea Road
Sunday service introduced between Sidcup and Swanley operated by single deck buses from Dartford

16.05.93
CR
dd
dd
--
 
DG
--
--
sd

Sunday service reallocated to Dunton Green (DG) Garage

6715

6715 Eltham Station

London Bus by Adam

18.10.93
DT
dd
dd
--
 
DG
--
--
sd

Crayford base closed - Mon-Sat allocation moved to Dartford (DT)

14.09.96
DT23+
7sd
7sd
--
 
DG31+
--
--
4sd

ELTHAM STN - SWANLEY Beechenlea Road
Mon-Sat service converted to single deck - and Sunday service extended from Sidcup to Eltham
- replaced part of withdrawn 228 and 328

28.09.97
DT23+
7sd
7sd
4sd

Sunday allocation moved to Dartford (DT)

24.01.98
MB11+
5sd
5sd
3sd
logo Contract reassigned

ELTHAM STN - - Eltham High Street - Foots Cray Road - New Eltham Stn - Main Road - Longlands Road - Sidcup Stn - then as before to SWANLEY Beechenlea Lane
Rerouted between Eltham and Sidcup via New Eltham instead of Avery Hill - revised 286 covering the withdrawn section.

704

Short Dart 704 Eltham

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

08.03.03
MB161+
6MPD
6MPD
3MPD

Contract renewal

274

Transbus Pointer 8.8m 274 Well Hall Road
now in red livery

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

23.02.08
DT31+
6SE
5SE
4SE
Contract reassigned to Arriva Kent Thameside
3298

1647

AKE3298 Eltham Station

© Robert Mighton

Enviro 1647 Eltham Station

© Robert Mighton

23.02.13
MB281
6E200
6E200
3E200
LOGO CONTRACT  reassigned
273

Enviro E200 8.9m (187) Sidcup High St

© Robert Mighton

273 has just arrived after a dead run from the garage and is about to depart for Eltham

© Ian Armstrong

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Operating Garages

SP Sidcup
Changeover at garage

DT Dartford
Changeover point Eltham Station

DG Dunton Green
Changeover point ?

Metrobus
Changeover meal relief point at Eltham Station but some duties start and finish at Swanley - buses running light between Green Street Green and Swanley

BO Boroline Maidstone
Changeover point Eltham Station

 

233 times live stands Tender Specs 233 fares

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Thursday, 11.05.17