Route History

Fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
09.12.42
TB
STL
STL
--
 
SP
LT
LT
--
   
ex 51
ex 51
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SIDCUP STATION - Sidcup High Street - Sidcup Hill - Foots Cray - Cray Road - St Mary Cray - Orpington - GREEN STREET GREEN Rose & Crown (Mon-Sat)
New Route
- jointly operated with route 51

1943 map

Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

24.03.48
SP
8LT
8LT
--
   
joint 51B
joint 51B
--

Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn - now jointly operated with 51B

13.04.49
SP
8RTL
7RTL
--
   
joint 51B
joint 51B
--

LT type withdrawn - RTL type introduced

17.10.51
SP
9RTL
7RTL
--

Route 51B withdrawn thus no shared allocation

05.02.53
SP
9RTL
9RTL
--
   
joint 51B
joint 51B
--

Route 51B re-introduced thus joint allocation re-introduced

04.05.55
SP
9RT
9RT
--
   
joint 51B
joint 51B
--

RTL type replaced by RT.

1958 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
SP
12RT+
--
--
    1RT/228    
   
joint 51B
--
--

ELTHAM Well Hall Station (Mon-Fri except evenings) - Eltham High Street - Blackfen - SIDCUP STATION (Mon-Fri evenings) Sidcup - Foots Cray - St Mary Cray - Orpington - GREEN STREET GREEN Rose & Crown (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri except evenings extended from Sidcup to Eltham via Blackfen

1964 map

Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map
RT3562

RT3562 seen at the Rose & Crown in 1964

This image available on the
RT download

15.06.68
Last day of operation 14.06.68

Garages

SP Sidcup
Changeover point Foots Cray.