Route History

 

Date of introduction
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Mon-Fri
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04.09.82
TB31+
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ORPINGTON Goodmead Road - Farnborough - Bromley Common - Bromley - Grove Park - Baring Road - Lee - LEWISHAM - Crofton Park - BROCKLEY RISE (Sat shopping hrs)
NEW ROUTE replacing Route 94 between Brockley Rise and Bromley - the 47 between Bromley and Farnborough and the 51 between Farnborough and Orpington.
The one advantage of this route was the ability to have the crew changeover at the home garage unlike Route 94,
which was a suggestion from Bob Baker

1984 map
Extracted from map drawn by © Darius Grigg
RM487

RM487 seen at Bromley Common ?

This image is part of the Routemaster download

RM family

 

23.04.83
TB31+
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21LS
4LS

CONVERTED TO SINGLE DECK OPO

LS91

LS91 Lewisham when passengers were able to board in the
Bus Station

This is one of 1500 images available on the Single Deck download

 

27.04.85
TB31+
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ORPINGTON Goodmead Road - LEWISHAM Bus Station
Withdrawn between Lewisham and Brockley Rise and converted to double deck.

T1124

T1124 Bromley North

This image is one of  590 photos which are available with the
Leyland Titan download

 

 

This has been extracted from the 1985 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital

Allocation Books

16.08.86
TB31+
9T
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4T

BROMLEY GARAGE - LEWISHAM Bus Station
Withdrawn between Bromley Garage and Orpington
This was part of the new 'Roundabout' local minibus scheme for the Orpington area.
The section from Bromley Garage to Green Street Green was part compensated by   Route 361

1986 leaflet
Click image for timetable
21.11.87
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logo Contract reassigned

BROMLEY COMMON Crown - LEWISHAM Bus Station
Withdrawn between Bromley Common and Bromley Garage
This section had only been for operational convenience but now the route was with Metrobus it was not necessary .

dms2211

DMS2211 Bromley North

© John Parkin

13.05.89
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LEWISHAM Bus Station - BROMLEY COMMON Crown - GREEN STREET GREEN (MS jnys) - PRATTS BOTTOM Stonehouse Lane (Mon-Fri am jny towards Lewisham)
MS garage jnys extended from Bromley Common to Green Street Green

UWW14X seen at Lee

This is part of the Go-Ahead download containing over 1500 images

 

 

21.11.92
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LEWISHAM Bus Station - BROMLEY COMMON Crown - GREEN STREET GREEN (Mon-Fri jnys) - PRATTS BOTTOM Stonehouse Lane (Mon-Fri am jny towards Lewisham)
SAT withdrawn between Bromley Common & Green Street Green.

1992 entry

This has been extracted from the 1993 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital

Allocation Books

Palatine

Northern Counties Palatine 829 Lee

This is part of the Go-Ahead download containing over 1500 images

 

 

07.10.00
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LEWISHAM Bus Station - BROMLEY COMMON Crown - GREEN STREET GREEN (Mon-Fri jnys)
Withdrawn between Pratts Bottom and Green Street Green.

03.12.01
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LEWISHAM Bus Station - BROMLEY COMMON Crown
Converted to double deck low floor operation and withdrawn between Bromley Common and Green Street Green

424

Dennis Trident - East Lancs Lolyne 424

This is part of the Go-Ahead download containing over 1500 images

 

02.12.06
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10DLF
11DLF
7DLF

New contract retained by Metrobus and new buses introduced.

488

Omnidekka 488 Lee Station

This is part of the Go-Ahead download containing over 1500 images

 

24.02.07
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LEWISHAM Bus Station - LOCKS BOTTOM Princess Royal Hospital
Extended from Bromley Common to Locks Bottom via Hastings Road

465

Omnidekka 465 at Lewisham sporting a new unhelpful blind display heads for the  new terminus

This is part of the Go-Ahead download containing over 1500 images

 

 

03.12.11
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13DLF
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Contract extended for two years

30.11.13
TB101+
11E
11E
8E
  TB501
1 ex 638
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logo New contract commenced with Stagecoach Selkent using ADLEnviro 40D operating from Bromley (TB)
10190

Enviro 10190

© Robert Mighton

map bromley map lewisham map

Extracted from Map 35 drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

Garages

TB Bromley
Changeover point at garage

MB Metrobus Green Street Green
Changeover point Bromley North Station -Towards PRU only (some at PRU)

 

261 times live stands Tender Specs 341 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Monday, 29.05.17