Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Sun-Thur
nights
Friday
night
Saturday
night
28.07.95
NX271+
2T
5T
5T
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VICTORIA BUS STATION (journeys) - Westminster - Whitehall - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Blackfriars Bridge - Southwark Street - Borough Station - Great Dover Street ,Bricklayer's Arms - Old Kent Road - New Cross - Lewisham - Lee High Road - Eltham High Street - Bexley Road - Avery Hill - Blackfen Road - Blackfen - Wellington Avenue - The Oval - Willersley Avenue - Halfway Street - Station Road - Sidcup Station,Sidcup High Street - Sidcup Hill - FOOTS CRAY Cray Road ( NIGHTLY ) or additional service Fri/Sat night diverts at Eltham Hill then via Court Road - Mottingham - Sidcup Road - New Eltham Station - Foots Cray Road - Main Road - Sidcup Police Station - Station Road - SIDCUP STATION
NEW ROUTE:
replaced N61 between Lewisham and Sidcup Station and N62 between New Cross and Foots Cray both routes being withdrawn.

1995 entry
Taken from 1995 allocation book
0811.97
BX311+
1NV
2NV
2NV
Joint allocation with Routes N1 and N81at BX
 
NX281+
4NV
6NV
6NV

VICTORIA BUS STATION (journeys) - Westminster - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Blackfriars Bridge - Southwark Street - Borough Station - Great Dover Street ,Bricklayer's Arms - Old Kent Road - New Cross - Lewisham - Lee High Road - Eltham High Street - Bexley Road - Avery Hill - Blackfen Road - Blackfen - Wellington Avenue - The Oval - Willersley Avenue - Halfway Street - Station Road - Sidcup Station,Sidcup High Street - Sidcup Hill - FOOTS CRAY Cray Road ( NIGHTLY ) or additional service diverts at Eltham Hill then via Court Road - Mottingham Road - Sidcup Road - CHISLEHURST War Memorial
Bexleyheath (BX) allocation added.

Rerouted between Ludgate Circus and Borough via Bank and London Bridge instead of Blackfriars Bridge and Southwark Street
Fri/Sat night only section Eltham to Sidcup Station diverted at Mottingham to CHISLEHURST and revised to run nightly

1997 entry
Taken from December 1997 allocation book
14.11.98
BX311+
2NV
4NV
4NV
Joint allocation with Routes N81at BX
 
NX281+
4NV
7NV
7NV

Revised Frequencies

24.07.99
BX311+
2NV
5NV
5NV
Joint allocation with Routes N81at BX
 
NX281+
5NV
7NV
7NV

VICTORIA BUS STATION (journeys) - Westminster - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - CHISLEHURST or FOOTS CRAY Tesco
Extended in Foots Cray to Tesco via daytime Route 21.

05.02.00
NX281+
5NC
8NV
8NV
 
PM261+
1NV
2NV
2NV

Bexleyheath (BX) withdrawn - Peckham (PM) introduced.

28.06.02
NX281+
5PVL
8PVL
8PVL
 
PM261+
1AVL
1AVL
1AVL

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - CHISLEHURST or FOOTS CRAY Tesco
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Victoria

01.09.02
NX281+
5PVL
8PVL
8PVL
 
PM261+
1AVL
1AVL
1AVL

Revised routeing at Trafalgar Square - following the pedestrianisation of the north side of the Square as part of the World Squares Project.
Buses will stand in Pall Mall East instead of the west side of Trafalgar Square (outside Canada House). Buses from the Strand will be routed via Trafalgar Square - Cockspur Street and Pall Mall East to stand - departing from the stand via Pall Mall East and Trafalgar Square to the Strand.

12.10.02
NX281+
5PVL
8PVL
8PVL
 
PM261+
1AVL
1AVL
1AVL

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - FOOTS CRAY Tesco
Withdrawn between Eltham and Chislehurst

22.02.03
BX161+
2PVL
4PVL
4PVL
 
NX281+
3PVL
5PVL
5PVL

Bexleyheath (BX) reintroduced - Peckham (PM) withdrawn.

PVL25

PVL25 (BX) seen at dawn in Eltham

© John King

10.10.09
BX161+
2PVL
2PVL
3PVL
 
NX281+
3WVL
3WVL
2WVL

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Ludgate Circus - Bank - London Bridge - Borough - Old Kent Road - New Cross - Lewisham - Lee Green - Eltham - Blackfen - Bridgen - Bexley Village - BEXLEYHEATH Market Place
Rerouted at Eltham via day route 132 to BEXLEYHEATH - the withdrawn section between Eltham and Foots Cray replaced by adding a night service to Route 321

WVL291

WVL291 heads for the new destination, seen in Lewisham

© Robert Mighton

2010 entry
Taken from 2010 allocation book

11.10.14
BX161+
2PVL
2PVL
2PVL
 
NX281+
3WVL
3WVL
3WVL

Contract extended for two years

08.10.16
BX161+
2WVL
3WVL
3WVL
 
NX281+
3WVL
5WVL
5WVL

Contract renewal

28.05.17
NX281+
6WVL
9WVL
9WVL

Bexleyheath (BX) allocation withdrawn

N21 Central Secion
Taken from 2017 Night Bus Map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map
Click here for outer section

 

Garages

BX Bexleyheath
Straight duties

PM Peckham
Meal reliefs taken at ?

NX New Cross
Straight duties

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