Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
08.07.89
BX251+
6SR
6SR
2SR

BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE  -  Bexleyheath  -  Welling  -  Falconwood  -  Eltham Park  -  ELTHAM STATION ( Sunday )  -  Eltham Hill  -  KIDBROOKE Ferrier Estate ( Mon-Sat )
New Route - replaces most of Route 160 between Eltham and Welling and Route B1 between Eltham and Kidbroke

London Bus Routes: Route B16: Bexleyheath, Bus Garage - Kidbrooke &emdash; Route B16, Bexleybus 108, F154FWY, Bexleyheath 

06.10.90
BX251+
6SR
6SR
2SR

BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE ( Mon-Fri - Sat evgs - and Sun )  -  BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre ( Sat except evgs )  -  ELTHAM STN ( Suns )  -  KIDBROOKE  Ferrier Estate (Mon-Sat )
Sat except evenings withdrawn in Bexleyheath between Shopping Centre and garage

SR55

SR55 unknown location

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19.01.91
BX251+
6SR
6SR
2SR

BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE ( Mon-Fri - Sat evgs - and Sun )  -  BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre ( Sat except evgs )  -  KIDBROOKE  Ferrier Estate ( Daily )
Sun extended from Eltham to Kidbrooke

11.07.92
BX251+
7SR
7SR
3SR

BEXLEYHEATH GARAGEKIDBROOKE  Ferrier Estate ( Daily )
Revised to run end to end at all times

01.04.95
BX251+
7DRL
9DRL
3DRL

Bexleyheath 1995
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
23.01.99
BX251+
7DRL
7DRL
3DRL

Contract renewal

DRL13

DRL13 seen at the familiar clock tower at Bexleyheath

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01.08.99
BX251+
7DML
7DML
3DML

Converted to low floor operation

dml2

DML2 Bexleyheath

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22.01.11
BX251+
8LDP
8LDP
4LDP

Contract renewal

LDP4

LDP4 Bexleyheath

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27.06.13
BX251+
8SE
8SE
4SE

BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE   -  KIDBROOKE Wingfield School
Due to demolition of Kidbrooke Estate rerouted directly along Kidbrooke Park Road then double running along Weigall Road and Moorhead Way to turning circle outside Wingfield School

SE84

SE84 spotted in Welling

© Lawrence Living

23.01.16
BX251+
9SE
9SE
4SE

Contract extended for two years

b16 map
Taken from Greater London Bus Map 36, July 2017
Drawn by © Mike Harris

25.11.17
BX251+
9SE
9SE
4SE

Kidbrooke – Eltham – Eltham Park – Falconwood – Welling – Bexleyheath 
Kidbrooke Wingfield School - Moorhead Way - Weigall Road - Kidbrooke Park Road - Cambert Way - Ryan Close - Tudway Road - Kidbrooke Park Road - Eltham Road - Eltham Green - Eltham Hill - Eltham High Street - Westmount Road - Eltham Park - Rochester Way - Falconwood Station - Lingfield Crescent - Millbrook Avenue - Northumberland Avenue - Sutherland Avenue - Buckingham Avenue - The Green - Hook Lane - Westwood Lane - Bellegrove Road (for Welling Station) - Welling Corner - Welling High Street - Park View Road - Crook Log - Broadway - Arnsberg Way - Geddes Place - Bexleyheath - Mayplace Road West - Erith Road - Bexleyheath Bus Garage

Bexleyheath – Welling – Falconwood – Eltham Park – Eltham – Kidbrooke 
Bexleyheath Bus Garage - Erith Road - Mayplace Road West - Arnsberg Way - Geddes Place - Bexleyheath - Market Place - Friswell Place - Arnsberg Way - Broadway - Crook Log - Park View Road - Welling High Street - Welling Corner - Bellegrove Road (for Welling Station) - Westwood Lane - Hook Lane - The Green - Buckingham Avenue - Sutherland Avenue - Northumberland Avenue - Millbrook Avenue - Lingfield Crescent - Falconwood Station - Rochester Way - Eltham Park - Westmount Road - ElthamHigh Street - Eltham Hill - Eltham Green - Eltham Road - Kidbrooke Park Road - Cambert Way - Ryan Close - Tudway Road - Kidbrooke Park Road - Weigall Road - Moorhead Way - Kidbrooke Wingfield School
REVISED ROUTEING at Kidbroke as shown above

 

Garage

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point at garage

Comment
There have been various different routeings at Kidbrooke which I am trying to get details - if any reader can fill the gaps please let me know
A look at the stands and turning points document shows a stand at Eltham Station and the blind to show ELTHAM STN but last drop off point is Eltham High Street

 

 

 

 

 

Current times for Route B16 live B16 stands Tender Specs

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Monday, 01.01.18