Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
31.10.81
PD81+
10MD
7MD
4MD

LEWISHAM BUS STATION - Lee Green - Kidbrooke Park Road - Shooters Hill - Woolwich - Griffin Road - Plumstead Common - WOODLANDS ESTATE
New route mainly replacing Route 192

MD77

MD77 Lewisham Bus Station

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Nostalgia 2 download

22.11.82
PD81+
9T
7T
4T

MD type replaced by Titans.

27.10.84
PD81+
3T
3T
2T

WOOLWICH - WOODLANDS ESTATE
Withdrawn between Woolwich and Lewisham - this section replaced by amended Route 178.

27.04.85
PD81+
3T
3T
--

WOOLWICH - WOODLANDS ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn

07.02.87
PD81+
L/244
L/244
--

Joint operation with Route 244 commenced.

L127

The blind arrangement is cleverly arranged so that the route can be adapted between 244 and 291 easily

 

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16.01.88
BX241+
ex 244
ex 244
--

Service transferred to Bexleybus and converted to midibus

E631

MR in Bexleybus livery waits at Woolwich

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Single Deck download

19.01.91
BX231+
ex 244
ex 244
--

Rerouted at Woodlands Estate via Flaxton Road and Timbercroft Lane instead of Landstead Road.

RH21

BEXLEYBUS 74

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17.02.96
BX231+
ex 244
ex 244
3MRL

WOOLWICH - WOODLANDS ESTATE
Sunday service introduced.

23.01.99
PD181+
4SLD
5SLD
2SLD

WOODLANDS ESTATE - WOOLWICH High Street
Operation transferred to Selkent (PD) and converted to low floor s/d.

1999 map
Scanned from 1999 leaflet

24.02.01
PD181+
7SLD
5SLD
5SLD

WOODLANDS ESTATE - Woolwich - Grand Depot Road - Ha Ha Road - Stadium Road - QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL
Extended from Woolwich to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

34383

Transbus Pointer 9.3m 34383 Arsenal Station

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22.01.11
PD181+
7DS
7DS
5DS

Contract renewal

36330

AD Enviro E200 Dart 9.3m QE Hospital
Fleet Number 36330

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23.01.16
PD181+
7DS
7DS
5DS

WOOLWICH  -  WOODLANDS ESTATE
Contract extended for two years

Operating Garages

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point ?

PD Plumstead
Changeover point Woolwich Arsenal Station

Current times for Route 291 live 291stands Tender Specs Route 291 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Tuesday, 13.06.17