Route History


16.08.86
OB
4OV/RH
4OV/RH
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logo New service

PETTS WOOD STATION - Petts Wood Road - Poverest Road,Kent Road - Lower Road - High Street Orpington - double run via Orpington Station ( evenings and peaks ) - Repton Road - Eton Road - The Highway - CHELSFIELD STATION (Mon-Sat) - Windsor Drive - Vine Road - Worlds End Lane - High Street - GREEN STREET GREEN Rose & Crown (Mon-Sat except evenings ) - Cudham Lane North - Cudham Lane South - Knockholt Main Road - Knockholt Road - Knockholt Station - Watercroft Road - London Road - Wheatsheaf Hill - Orpington By Pass - Court Road - Spur Road - ORPINGTON War Memorial ( One late evening Sat journey )
New Midibus Route operated by Orpington Buses - replaced most of Route 284

OV5 RH28
OV5 seen in the original Roundabout livery RH28 Orpington Station
11.08.90
OB
4MC
4MC
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Change of vehicle type

MC2

Mercedes MC2 Orpington

This image available on the
Single Deck download

16.11.91
OB
4MC
4MC
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Rerouted in Chelsfield to operate in both directions via Warren Road and `The Meadway  to Windsor Drive

MA18

This image available on the
Single Deck download

21.11.92
OB
4MC+ 1 R1
4MC+ 1 R1
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PETTS WOOD STATION - Petts Wood Road - Poverest Road,Kent Road - Lower Road - High Street Orpington - double run via Orpington Station (at all times) - Repton Road - Eton Road - The Highway - Chelsfield Station,Warren Road - The Meadway - Windsor Drive - Glentrammon Lane - GREEN STREET GREEN High Street (Mon-Sat ) - Cudham Lane North - Cudham Lane South - Knockholt Main Road - Knockholt Road - Knockholt Station - Watercroft Road - London Road - Wheatsheaf Hill - Orpington By Pass - Court Road - Spur Road - ORPINGTON War Memorial ( One late evening Sat journey )
Rerouted at Green Street Green to terminate in High Street instead of Rose and Crown
Rerouted at all times via Orpington Station
Extended in evenings from Chelsfield to Green Street Green
Saturday night journey extended from Green Street Green via Cudham rerouted as shown
Commencement of two year contract

02.12.95
Y
4MM
4MM
1MM
logo Conract reassigned to Centrewest (Y)

PETTS WOOD STATION - GREEN STREET GREEN (Daily)
Hourly Sunday service introduced
Saturday night journey via Cudham withdrawn

08.11.99
Y
4DMS
4DMS
1DMS

Converted to low floor single deckers

DP7

DP7 Orpington

This image available on the
First London download

01.12.01
Y
4DMS
4DMS
1DMS

LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way - Crofton Lane - Coppice Estate - Petts Wood - Petts Wood Road - Poverest Road - Orpington Station - Charterhouse Road - Orpington By Pass - Maypole Road - CHELSFIELD Five Bells
Contract renewal
Withdrawn between Orpington and Green Street Green - this section being covered by Revised R1
Diverted at Orpington to CHELSFIELD Five Bells by withdrawn Route R8
Extended from Petts Wood via Fairway - Tudor Way - Queensway - Franks Wood Avenue - Faringdon Avenue - Whitbeam Avenue - Lovelace Avenue - Chesham Avenue - Shepperton Road - Towncourt Lane - Crofton Lane - Crofton Road -   LOCKS BOTTOM Palanrt Way

25.09.04
Y
4DMS
4DMS
1DMS

PRINCESS ROYAL HOSPITAL - CHELSFIELD VILLAGE
Extended from Locks Bottom to Princess Royal Hospital

08.12.07
MB321+
4DMS
4DMS
3DMS
logo Contract reassigned

03.12.11
MB321+
4DMS
4DMS
3DMS

Contract renewal

281

Metrobus 281 Orpington

London Buses by Adam

01.05.14
MB321+
4SE
4SE
3SE

R3 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
01.04.17
MB321+
4SE
4SE
3SE

PRINCESS ROYAL HOSPITAL  -  ORPINGTON STATION
Withdrawn between Orpington and Chelsfield, replaced by R7
Diverted off Poverest Road via Amherst Road to replace that section of R2
Frequency increase

Operating Garages

OB Orpington
Crew Changeover point KENT ROAD Cray Avenue

Y Orpington
Crew Changeover point not known

MB Green Street Green
Crew Changeover point Orpington Station (some at Princess Royal Hospital)

 

R3 times R3 live R3 stands    

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Sunday, 02.04.17