Route History

Route 244 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
07.02.87
PD81+
3L*
3L*
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*Joint with 291
WOOLWICH General Gordon Place - Burrage Road - Plumstead - Pettiman Crescent - Tom Cribb Road - Broadwaters Estate - Pettiman Crescent - Plumstead - WOOLWICH Beresford Street ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE: Introduced to serve new Broadwaters Estate.

16.01.88
BX111+
*LS
*LS
,,

Contract awarded to Bexleybus - buses ex Route 422 - now single deck operation.

LS428

LS428 Woolwich

This image available on the
Single Deck download

26.11.88
BX111+
2LS
2LS
,,

Route now as dedicated allocation.

24.11.90
BX111+
2T
3T
,,

Converted to double deck operation and now operated by London Central

19.01.91
BX231+
*9MRL
*9MRL
,,

*Joint with 291
WOOLWICH - BROADWATERS Western Way Roundabout ,( Mon-Sat ) Griffin Manor Way - Nathan Way - Eastern Way - Carlyle Road - Bentham Road - Central Way - THAMESMEAD Town Centre (Mon-Fri peaks)
One Mon-Fri am journey diverted via Nathan Way Industrial Estate to THAMESMEAD WEST Merbury Road
Extended from Broadwaters Estate (Goosander Way) to Thamsmead West Western Way via Winchat Road at Battery Road and further extended Mon-Fri peaks to Thamesmead Town Centre

27.04.91
BX231+
*9MRL
*8MRL
,,

*Joint with 291
WOOLWICH - Plumstead - Tom Cribb Road - Broadwaters - BELMARSH PRISON ( Mon-Sat ) - Woolwich Industrial Estate - THAMESMEAD Town Centre (Mon-Fri peaks)

Extended from THAMESMEAD WEST Merbury Road to Belmarsh Prison via Western Way with peak journeys to Thamesmead diverted to double run via Belmarsh Prison

MRL227

MRL227 Woolwich

This image available on the
Single Deck download

30.04.95
BX231+
*9MRL
*8MRL
MRL ex 229

WOOLWICH - Plumstead - Tom Cribb Road - Broadwaters - BELMARSH PRISON - - Woolwich Industrial Estate - THAMESMEAD Town Centre (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday service introduced between Woolwich and Belmarsh Prison.

23.01.99
BX231+
8DRL
8DRL
4DRL

Start of new contract
WOOLWICH High Street -
Belmarsh Prison - Western Way - Central Way - Thamesmead Town Centre - Bentham Road - Carlyle Road - Harrow Manor Way to ABBEY WOOD STATION
Extended at all times to Abbey Wood Station - this was part of the restructuring of Routes 272 & X72 to 472with the 244 providing the quickest link between Bentham Road and both Abbey Wood Station & Woolwich.

25.03.00
BX231+
8DML
8DML
4DML

Converted to low floor single deck operation.

DML7

DML7 Woolwich

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

24.01.04
BX231+
11DML
11DML
6DML

ABBEY WOOD STATION - Abbey Road - Knee Hill - Harrow Manor Way - Abbey Wood Station - Harrow Manor Way - Carlyle Road - Bentham Road - Thamesmere Drive (double run) - Thamesmead - Central Way - Western Way - Belmarsh Prison - Battery Road - Merbury Road - Warepoint Drive - Whinchat Road - Goosander Way - Broadwaters - Broadwaters Road - Tom Cribb Way - Pettman Crescent - Plumstead Station - Plumstead Road - Beresford Square - Woolwich New Road - Thomas Street - Green's End - General Gordon Place - Woolwich Arsenal Station - Vincent Road - Burrage Road - Raglan Road - Bloomfield Road - Plumstead Common Road - Herbert Road - Eglinton Hill - Cantwell Road - Brent Road - Eglinton Hill - Shrewsbury Lane - Shooter's Hill - Shooter's Hill Road - Baker Road - Stadium Road - WOOLWICH COMMON Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Extended from Woolwich to Queen Elizabeth Hospital via Shooters Hill

29.01.05
BX231+
11DML
11DML
6DML

Buses towards QE Hospital rerouted in Woolwich around General Gordon Square to better serve the Town Centre

LDP108

LDP108 with a fine view of East London

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

22.01.11
BV1+
12SE
11SE
9SE

Contract renewal
Allocation moved to Belvedere (BV) thus now London General operated although still with Go Ahead.

244 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
14.06.14
BV1+
12SE
11SE
9SE


ABBEY WOO Knee Hill - QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL

Extended within Abbey Wood from Station to Knee hill

SE75

SE75 Queen Elizabeth Hospital

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

23.01.16
BV1+
12SE
11SE
9SE

Contract extended for two years

Operating Garages

PD Plumstead
Changeover point outside garage

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point ?

BV Belvedere
Changeover point Thamesmead - Watersmeet Place,

Stands and turning points