Route History

27.10.89
NX291+
2L/T
2L/T
2L/T
PD301+
4L
4L
4L
Duties at both garages include N77 nightly

VICTORIA BUS STATION - Westminster - Trafalgar Square - Lambeth North - Elephant & Castle. Old Kent Road - New Cross - Deptford - Lewisham Road,Lewisham - Blackheath Village - - Charlton Village - Woolwich - Plumstead Common - Upper Belvedere - ERITH Bexley Road/Cross Street
New Night Route

N53 intro leaflet

Introduction leaflet

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28.07.95
PD301+
6L/T
6L/T
6L/T

OXFORD CIRCUS - Piccadilly Circus or VICTORIA - Trafalgar Square - Westminster - Elephant - New Cross - Deptford - Lewisham - Blackheath - Woolwich - Plumstead Common - then either Upper Belvedere - ERITH Bexley Road/Cross Street or Griffin Road - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - then clockwise loop THAMESMEAD
Frequency increase between Central London and Plumstead Common where the route will divide with one section going to Erith via present routeing or via Abbey Wood to Thamesmead replaacing Route N77.
A few journeys will be back projected to Oxford circus
The New Cross allocation withdrawn thus solely operated by Stagecoach Selkent - London Central involement withdrawn
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N53 map 1999
Extracted from 1999 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
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08.01.00
PD301+
6VN
9VN
9VN

OXFORD CIRCUS - ERITH
Plumstead to Thamesmead section replaced by revised Route N1
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Victoria

28.06.02
PD301+
6VN
9VN
9VN

OXFORD CIRCUS - PLUMSTEAD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Plumstead Common and Erith - Erith was now served by New Route N89 albeit via different routeing

15.02.03
PD301+
7VN
7VN
7VN

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - PLUMSTEAD GARAGE
Withdrawn between Trafalgar Square and Oxford Circus

20.03.04
Incorporated into main service thus renumbered 53

Garages

NX New Cross
Meal reliefs taken at Victoria

PD Plumstead
Meal reliefs taken at Victoria  

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 15.02.17