Route History

Fares

03.10.34
SP
7LTL
5LTL
5LTL
         


ELTHAM Well Hall Station - Eltham Church - Bexley Road - Avery Hill Road - Halfway Street - Sidcup Station - Sidcup Police Station - Perry Street - CHISLEHURST Queens Head
New single deck route previously numbered 195

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
04.05.38
SP
9LTL
7LTL
7LTL

ELTHAM Well Hall Station - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms
Altered to terminate at Gordon Arms in Chislehurst  ( barred from Queens Head ? )

20.10.48
SP
11Q+
11Q
7Q
    1LT/51    

LTL type replaced by Q type - although ths type had operated Sundays from 29.10.41

13.04.49
SP
11T+
11T
9T
    1RTL/51    

Q type replaced by T type

Extracted from Dartford local timetable book dated January 1950
Local timetables for sale
06.05.53
SP
13RF+
13RF
9RF
    1RTL/51A    

Main service converted to RF operation.

30.04.58
SP
13RF+
13RF
7RF
    1RT/51A    

1958 TIMES

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

26.11.58
SP
11RT
9RT
5RT

Converted to double deck operation

12.10.60
NX
5RT
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--
 
SP
5RT
9RT
4RT


CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms - ELTHAM Well Hall
(Sat/Sun) - Blackheath Royal Standard - Ship & Billet - Woolwich Road - Greenwich - Creek Road - Evelyn Street - SURREY DOCKS STATION (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri extended via Route 70 from Eltham to Surrey Docks - this replaced that route over the Eltham to Greenwich section which was withdrawn on Mon-Fri.
Mon-Fri New Cross allocation added which compensated for the 70 loss at that shed.

228 times 1961

Scanned from July 1961 red book

1964 map
Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

31.12.66
NX
6RT
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--
 
SP
5RT
5RT
5RT

CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms - ELTHAM Well Hall (Sun) - SURREY DOCKS STATION (MS) - Jamaica Road - Rotherithe - Bermondsey - Tooley Street -
LONDON BRIDGE STN Joiner Street
( 6 early Sat am journeys )
Saturday service extended from Eltham to Surrey Docks with early projections to London Bridge - this replaced Saturday Route 70 which was withdrawn on this day.

26.10.68
SP
9RT
5RT
5RT

CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms - ELTHAM Well Hall
Withdrawn between Eltham and Surrey Docks/London Bridge - The Eltham to Greenwich section replaced by revised 108A

RT3332

RT3332 Well Hall Road

© Malcolm Allan

25.10.69
SP
9RT
5RT
4MB

Sunday converted to single deck OPO.

24.11.73
SP
9RT
5RT
4SMS

MB type replaced by SMS.

SMS175

SMS175 leaving Well Hall Stn

This image available on the
Single Deck download

01.03.75
SP
9RT
5RM
4SMS

Saturday RT type replaced by Routemasters.

05.12.76
SP
9RT
5RM
4DMS

Sunday converted to double deck OPO.

21.05.77
SP101+
7RM
5RM
4DMS

Mon-Fri service converted to Routemaster.

28.01.78
SP
6DMS
6DMS
4DMS

MS converted to OPO - now daily operation.

DMS2051

DMS2051 Eltham High Street

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download


01.11.82
SP
5T
5T
2T

DMS type replaced by Leyland Titans.

M1393

M1393 was part of a trial comparing the Titan with the Metrobus between 1982 and 1986 seen at QM Hospital

This image available on the
Metrobus download


04.02.84
SP101+
6T
4T
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ELTHAM - SIDCUP GARAGE (MS) or CHISLEHURST (Mon-Fri Peaks)
Rerouted at Sidcup Police Station to Sidcup Garage except for Mon-Fri peaks when route was extended to Chislehurst.
Sunday withdrawn - replaced by new 299 and revised 161

31.03.84
SP101+
6T
4T
--

ELTHAM - SIDCUP Queen Marys Hospital (MS) - CHISLEHURST (Mon-Fri Peaks)
Sidcup Garage journeys rerouted at Sidcup Police Station to Queen Marys Hospital


27.10.84
SP101+
6T
4T
1L/T

ELTHAM - SIDCUP Queen Marys Hospital - CHISLEHURST (Mon-Fri Peaks)
Sunday service re-introduced - replacing part of withdrawn 299.

L41

L41 seen at Elm Road - Sidcup

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

29.11.86
Route withdrawn - replaced by new Routes 228A and Route 228C

Operating Garages

SP Sidcup
Changeover point Sidcup Police Station

NX New Cross
Changeover point at garage.