Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
21.05.77
BX81+
15DMS
14DMS
8DMS

SIDCUP GARAGE - Foots Cray - Sidcup Station - Faraday Avenue - Hurst Road - Parkhill Road - Townley Road - Bexleyheath - Erith - West Street - Belvedere - Abbey Wood - Plumstead - WOOLWICH Hare Street
New OPO Route - replaced withdrawn section of Route 229 between Bexleyheath & Woolwich and served new Roads in the Albany Park area

269 map

Extract from 1978 map ( full colour ) and converted to Grey scale

Years
28.10.78
BX81+
15DMS
14DMS
8DMS
1978 times
Extracted from Ocrober 1978 Red Book
01.07.79
BX81+
15DMS
14DMS
8DMS

SIDCUP Queen Mary's Hospital - WOOLWICH Hare Street
Diverted at Sidcup to Queen Mary's Hospital instead of Sidcup Garage.

DMS2359

DMS2359 seen at Woolwich terminus July 1980

© Paul Davies

04.09.82
BX81+
15DMS+ 1/89
13DMS
7DMS

SIDCUP Queen Mary's Hospital - WOOLWICH Hare Street ( Mon-Sat ) - WOOLWICH Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Suns)
Sunday service extended from Woolwich to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

08.03.83
BX81+
15T
13T
7T

DMS type replaced by Leyland Titan.

27.10.84
BX81+
9T
8T
6T

Allocation reduced with the introduction of New Route 269A

02.11.85
BX81+
12T
11T
6T

BROMLEY NORTH - Bickley - Chislehurst - Perry Street - Sidcup - Bexley - Barnehurst - Bexleyheath - Erith - Belvedere - Abbey Wood - Plumstead - WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat ) - Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Suns)
Extended from Sidcup to Bromley North

24.05.86
BX81+
12L
11L
6L

Leyland Titans replaced by Leyland Olympians.

16.08.86
PD261+
12L
11L
6L

BX Garage closed - allocation transferred to Plumstead (PD).

1986 allocation book extract

This has been extracted from the 1986 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
16.01.88
BX101+
6LS
6LS
4LS
logo Contract reassigned

BROMLEY NORTH - Bickley - Chislehurst - Perry Street - Sidcup - Bexley - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Woolwich - replaced by new Route 469.
Converted to single deck operation.

LS428

 

LS428 Bexleyheath

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

 

24.11.90
BX101+
6T+1/401
7T
47

Converted to double deck.

19.01.91
NF
6ON
6ON
4midi
LLOGO Contract reassigned

PLUMSTEAD STATION - (MS one early journey in this direction only ) Abbey Wood - Belvedere - Erith - Barnehurst - - BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
MS one early journey projected to start from Plumstead Station.

605

 

 

 

Kentish Bus 605

This image is one of over 1300 which is available with the
Arriva Download

 

 

08.10.94
NF
6ON
6ON
4midi

The early journey from Plumstead rerouted at Abbey Wood via Eynsham Drive and Harrow Manorway instead of McLeod Road.

428 AKT5562
Optare Metrorider 447
Northern Counties PalatineII 5562
This image available on the
Arriva download
This image available on the
Arriva download
30.06.96
NF21+
6ON
6ON
3midi/3ON

Sunday service converted from midi to dd during shopping hours.

23.01.99
TB31+
1VA
9SLD
11SLD
9SLD
logo Contract reassigned

BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
Converted from double deck to low floor single deck.
Plumstead journey withdrawn.

VA129 SLD89
VA129 Bexleyheath
A rogue working in Sep 99 sees SLD89 operating
This image available on the
Stagecoach  download
This image available on the
Stagecoach  download
26.01.04
TB31+
14TA
14TA
10TA

Contract renewal.

TA355

TA355 Bexleyheath

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

22.01.11
TB31+
14TA
14TA
10TA
LOGO Contract renewal

BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
Buses now departing Bromley North will operate via East Street and Widmore Road instead of missing the town centre via Tweedy Road

29.07.13
TB31+
14TA
14TA
10TA

Buses reverted to previous routeing when leaving Bromley North as East Street pedestrianised

2014 map

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

23.01.16
TB31+
14TA
13TA
10TA

BEXLEYHEATH  -  BROMLEY NORTH
Contract extended for two years

19137 18489

Trident Enviro 19137 Bexleyheath seen in 2011 but is currently the vehicle of choice for this route

London Buses by Adam

Trident 18489 seen at Queen Mary's Hospital

© Ian Armstrong

Operating Garages

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point at garage.

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at garage.

TB Bromley
Changeover point at garage - Bromley North Stn although some Sunday reliefs ran light to Catford (TL) owing to the closure of TB canteen at certain times.

NF Northfleet
Changeover point at garage OR Bromley North mainly with the occasional changeover at Bexleyheath.

 

269 times live stands Tender Specs 269 fares

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 13.06.17