Route History

08.10.93
NX341+
2T
2T
2T

VICTORIA BUS STATION ( meal relief jnys ) - Parliament Square - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Whitehall - Westminster Bridge - Lambeth North - Elephant - New Kent Road - Old Kent Road - New Cross - Deptford - Blackheath - Shooters Hill - Welling - Bexleyheath - Crayford - Dartford - GRAVESEND ( Sun-Thu nights) - Strood - Rochester - Chatham - GILLINGHAM  BUS STATION ( Fri/Sat nights )
One London bound journey rerouted at Elephant & Castle via Blackfriars Bridge - Ludgate Circus - and Strand to Trafalgar Square ( see below on timetable )
New Night route replacing Routes N72 between Welling and Dartford - Dartford to Gillingham section of Route NX1 also replaced Old Kent Road section of withdrawn N85

T

T806 June 1994 at Gravesend

Image kindly supplied by
© Paul Harvey

N81 times
Timetable issued on Route introduction

1995 map
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

28.07.95
NX341+

@8T

@11T
@11T
@ Joint operation with Routes N1 and N21

VICTORIA BUS STATION ( meal relief jnys ) - Parliament Square - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Strand - Aldwych - Fleet Street - Ludgate Circus - Blackfriars Bridge - Elephant - Camberwell Green - Peckham - New Cross - Deptford - Blackheath - Shooters Hill - Welling - Bexleyheath - CRAYFORD  ( Sun-Thur nights) - Dartford - Gravesend - Strood - Rochester - Chatham - GILLINGHAM  Jeffeery Street ( Fri/Sat nights )
Diverted between TRafalgar Square and Elephant via Fleet Street and Blackfriars Road instead of Lambeth North
Diverted between Elephant & Castle and New Cross via Peckham instead of Old Kent Road
Mon-Thu nights withdrawn between Crayford and Gravesend

16.05.97
BX311+
--
1NV
1NV
NX271+

4NV

4NV
4NV

Fri/Sat night Bexleyheath (BX) allocation introduced
Joint allocation at New Cross discontinued

07.11.97
BX311+
@2NV
@4NV
@4NV
NX271+

*4NV

*4NV
*4NV
@ Joint with Route N1 & N21
* Joint with N1

Joint allocation reintroduced
Bexleyheath Sun-Thur nights introduced

23.07.99
BX311+
@2NV
@5NV
@5NV
NX281+

*6NV

*7NV
*7NV
@ Joint with Route N21
* Joint with N21

VICTORIA BUS STATION - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre ( nightly )
Withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Crayford/Gillingham
Withdrawn section replaced by commercial services N80 and N82

04.02.00
NX271
2NV
2NV
2NV

Bexleyheath (BX) allocation withdrawn

16.03.01
NX271
2PVL
2PVL
2PVL

Low floor vehicles introduced

27/28.06.02
Last night of operation - mostly replaced by New Route N89

Garages

NX New Cross
Meal relief at Victoria

BX Bexleyheath
Meal relief at Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Friday, 29.09.17