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03.10.34
C
27NS
27NS
25NS

BROMLEY BY BOW Edgar Road, Poplar, Blackwall Tunnel, Blackwall Lane, Westcombe Hill, Blackheath, Lewisham, Catford, Perry Hill, Lower Sydenham, Sydenham Road, Westwood Hill, CRYSTAL PALACE
Renumbered from 108A, 108B and 108E

28.05.37
C
25STL
25STL
27STL

NS type replaced by STL type

19.04.44
C
19STL
#25STL
18STL

#Saturday joint allocation with Route 108A introduced

13.03.46
C
#28STL
#30STL
18STL

#Mon-Fri joint allocation with Route 108A introduced

07.12.47
C
#29STL
#30STL
#20STL

#Sunday joint allocation with 108A introduced

STL

STL719 Crystal Palace

This image available on the
Nostalgia download


06.05.53
C
26STL/10RTL
17STL/17RTL
30RTL

RTL type introduced

17.03.54
C
31RTL
33RTL
30RTL


STL type withdrawn

RTL

RTL1013 Crystal Palace

This image availabe on the
RTL download

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Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List


12.10.60
C
19RTL
29RTL
24RTL

BROMLEY BY BOW, LOWER SYDENHAM ( Mon-Fri ), CRYSTAL PALACE ( Sat/Sun )
Mon-Fri service withdrawn between Lower Sydenham and Crystal Palace, replaced by new 108B

10.05.61
PR
19RTL
29RTL
24RTL

Atholl Street (C) garage closed, allocation moved to Poplar (PR)

Fares

07.09.68
PR
12RT+
16RT
9RT
    1RT ex PLA    

RTL type replaced by RT

26.10.68
PR
8MB
7MB
5MB

BROMLEY BY BOW, BLACKHEATH Royal Standard
Route withdrawn between Blackheath and Crystal Palace and converted to single deck one person operation

MB13

MB13 emerges from Blackwall Tunnel

This image available on the
Single Deck download


24.01.70
PR
15MB
11MB
6MB

BROMLEY BY BOW, Poplar, Blackwall Tunnel, Westcombe Hill, Blackheath, Rochester Way, Kidbrooke, ELTHAM CHURCH(Suns), ELTHAM Southend Crescent (M-Sat)
Daily extended from Blackheath to Eltham Church and further extended MS to Southend Crescent

27.01.73
PR
15SM
11SM
6SM

MB type replaced by SM type

SM13

SM13 seen at the Seven Stars stand before the route was extended to Stratford

This image available on the
Single Deck download


23.07.77
PR51+
15SM
12SM
5SM

STRATFORD Bus Station (Mon-Sat), BROMLEY BY BOW (Suns), ELTHAM CHURCH (Suns), ELTHAM Southend Crescent (Mon-Sat)
MS extended from Bromley By Bow to Stratford

23.04.78
PR51+
12LS
10LS
8LS

STRATFORD Bus Station, ELTHAM Southend Crescent
Route amended to run Stratford to Eltham daily, and converted to Leyland National

LS144

LS144 seen on a garage run

This image available on the
Single Deck download


02.11.85
BW111+
9LS
8LS
4LS

Rerouted at Bow towards Stratford to encircle Bow Church
Poplar (PR) closed, allocation transferred to Bow (BW)

21.06.86
BW11+
12LS
10LS
8LS

STRATFORD Bus Station, Bromley By Bow, Poplar, Blackwall Tunnel, Westcombe Hill, Blackheath, LEWISHAM Bus Station
Rerouted at Blackheath to Lewisham instead of Eltham, the Blackheath to Eltham section replaced by new 286.

16.01.88
BW111+
11LS
10LS
6LS

WANSTEAD, Leytonstone, Stratford, Bromley By Bow, Poplar, Blackwall Tunnel, Westcombe Hill, Blackheath, LEWISHAM Bus Station
Extended from Stratford to Wanstead replacing part of withdrawn Route 10

25.11.89
MS
11LX
10LX
5LX

OPERATION TRANSFERRED TO BOROLINE MAIDSTONE

809

Boroline 809 Stratford

Photographer unknown


17.02.92
CR
11LX
10LX
5LX

OPERATION TRANSFERRED TO KENTISH BUS FROM A BASE AT CRAYFORD

25.09.93
DT
11LX
10LX
5LX

STRATFORD , LEWISHAM Bus Station
Withdrawn between Stratford and Wanstead, withdrawn section replaced by increased service on Route 257
Moved to a base at Dartford, Crayford base closed

27.02.94
DT
6LX
5LX
3LX
 
LM
5LX
5LX
2LX

Part of allocation moved to Lewisham depot

407

Kentish Bus Lynx

This image available on the
Arriva download


10.04.94
DT
6B6
5B6
3B6
 
LM
5B6
5B6
2B6

Volvo B6 single deckers introduced.

206

206 at Lewisham

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Arriva download


14.08.94
DT
6B6
5B6
3B6
 
CH
5B6
5B6
2B6

Lewisham allocation transferred to Cambridge Heath.

08.10.94
CH
10B6
10B6
5B6

Dartford allocation withdrawn.

19.04.97
HB
10XL
10XL
6XL

OPERATION TRANSFERRED TO HARRIS BUS from a base at Crayford
Withdrawn from Stratheaden Road and Prince of Wales Road Blackheath and instead re-routed at Royal Standard via Vanburgh Park, Charlton Way and Prince Charles Road.
Converted to low floor single deck buses

108 leaflet
 
21.02.98
BV
10XL
10XL
6XL
 
CR
?
?
?

Belvedere allocation added.

324

Harris 324 Lewisham Bus Station

This image is part of a download available on the Abellio download


21.11.98
BV
14XL
13XL
6XL
 
CR
?
?
?

Re-routed via North Greenwich Station site
Re-routed in Blackheath via
Stratheaden Road and Prince of Wales Road instead of Vanburgh Park, Charlton Way and Prince Charles Road.
Buses departing Lewisham Bus Station now leave via Molesworth Street and High Street at all times instead of just shopping times.

25.03.00
BV
14XL
13XL
6XL
 
AG
?
?
?

Contract reassigned to East Thames Buses (London Buses Ltd) operated from Belvedere and Ash Grove

330

Lynx 330 Lewisham

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29.09.01
BV
14XL
13XL
6XL

Ash Grove allocation withdrawn.
All night service introduced but numbered N108

108 map
Scanned from 2001 leaflet announcing N108
14.11.03
BV71+
14DC
13DC
7DC
 
BV85+
4DC
4DC
4DC

Route now 24hr as "N" prefix has been dropped.

DC12

DC12 seen leaving Lewisham

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DWL13

DWL13 at O2 with Canary Wharf in the background

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03.10.09
BV71+
14DWL
13DWL
8DWL
 
BV85+
4DWL
4DWL
4DWL

Service transferred to Go Ahead.,
NEW CONTRACT

DWL26

DWL26 at Stratford with the GO-Ahead logo clearly visible

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download


01.05.10
NX161+
14DWL
13DWL
10DWL
Night Service
NX175+
3DWL
3DWL
3DWL

Allocation moved to New Cross (NX)
At the present time Blackwall Tinnel is shut southbound from 2100 and therefore the service is run in two sections Stratford, Cannng Town Stn and North Greenwich to Lewisham with extra buses in the evening off 321 allocation (dd).
The night service operates the full route by special arrangement

ED4

ED4 has just left Lewisham Bus Station

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download


12.11.11
NX161+
14DWL
13DWL
10DWL
Night Service
NX175+
3DWL
3DWL
3DWL

Full evening and night service restored with completion of works in the north bore of Blackwall Tunnel

 

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Operating Garages

WH West Ham
Changeover point Stratford

BW Bow
Changeover point Bow church

PR Poplar
Changeover point Poplar

C Athol Street (Poplar)
Changeover point Poplar

NX New Cross
Changeover point ?

CH Cambridge Heath ( Kentish Bus)
Changeover point ?

AG Ash Grove (East Thames Buses)
Changeover point ?

LM Lewisham (Kentish Bus)
Changeover point ?

BV Belvedere (Kentish Bus)
Changeover point ?

CR Crayford (Kentish Bus)
Changeover point ?

Current stands and turning points

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Date edited 28.12.13