Route History

ibus

16.08.86
OB41+
3RH/OV
3RH/OV
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logo New Route

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - Augustine Road - Chalk Pit  Avenue - Main Road - Station Road - Mill Brook Road - St. Mary Cray High Street ,Kent Road - Lower Road - Perry Hall Road - Goodmead Road - Chislehurst Road - - Orpington High Street - Orpington War Memorial - Station Road - Station Approach - Orpington Bus Station - Station Approach - Station Road - Tubbenden Lane,Farnborough Way - Starts Hill Road - Starts Road - Crofton Road - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way (Mon-Sat except evgs)
New Mon-Sat minibus route operated by Orpington Buses Ltd - trading as Roundabout under LRT tendering process.

11.08.90
OB41+
3RH
3RH
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OV type withdrawn

RH6

RH6 seen at ?

This image available on the
Single Deck download

24.04.91
OB41+
4RH
4RH
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PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - Augustine Road - Chalk Pit  Avenue - Main Road - Station Road - Mill Brook Road - St. Mary Cray High Street ,Kent Road - Lower Road - Perry Hall Road - Goodmead Road - Chislehurst Road - - Orpington High Street - Orpington War Memorial - Station Road - Station Approach - Orpington Bus Station - Station Approach - Station Road - Tubbenden Lane  -  Tubbenden Drive - Northlands Avenue - Southlands Avenue - Beechcroft Way - Farnborough Way - Starts Hill Road - Starts Road - Crofton Road - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Diverted in Farnborough as shown in blue

24.04.93
OB41+
5FM
5FM
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RH type replaced by FM type

FM5 DT36
FM5 Orpington High Street
DT36 Orpington
02.12.95
Y
4MM
4MM
1MM
logo Contract reassigned to Centrewest

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way ( Daily)
Mon-Sat evening service inroduced and Sunday service from mid-day

MM3

MM3 Orpington High Street

© Jeff Lloyd

08.11.99
Y
4DMS
4DMS
1DMS

Converted to low floor operation

01.12.01
Y
4DMS
4DMS
1DMS

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - Augustine Road - Chalk Pit  Avenue - Main Road - Station Road - Mill Brook Road - St. Mary Cray High Street - Chelsfield Road - Cockmannings Road - Waldenhurst Road - Somerdon Road - Rookesly Road - Renton Drive - Chelsfield Lane - Petten Grove - Ramsden Road - Court Road - Orpington High Street - Orpington War Memorial - Station Road - Station Approach - Orpington Bus Station - Station Approach - Station Road - Tubbenden Lane  -  Tubbenden Drive - Northlands Avenue - Southlands Avenue - Beechcroft Way - Farnborough Way - Starts Hill Road - Starts Road - Crofton Road - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Contract renewal
Diverted via Ramsden Estate as shown in blue replacing part of Route R8

25.09.04
Y
5DMS
5DMS
2DMS

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - Locks Bottom - Farnborough Common - PRINCESS ROYAL HOSPITAL
Extended from Locks Bottom to Princess Royal Hospital

08.12.07
MB325+
5DMS
5DMS
2DMS
logo Contract reassigned to Metrobus

Contract reassigned to Metrobus (MB)

285

285 Orpington High Street

London Bus by Adam

03.12.11
MB325+
5DMS
5DMS
ex R3

Contract renewal

257

257 Orpington Station

London Bus by Adam

01.05.14
MB325+
5DMS
5DMS
ex R3

2014 map Orpington town centre
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

Operating Garages

OB Orpington
Crew Changeover point

OB Orpington
Crew Changeover point

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

Stands and turning points

R4 live

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