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21.02.51
SP
2SRT
2SRT
--

SIDCUP GARAGE, Sidcup Station, Faraday Avenue, SIDCUP Wren Road (MS)
NEW ROUTE
, This was the first service numbered over 200 to be double deck, these numbers usually reserved for single deck only

02.05.51
SP
2SRT
2RTL
--

Saturday, RTL type introduced.

RTL1486 at the Wren Road stand

17.10.51
SP
5STL
5RTL+1RTL/51
4RTL

ORPINGTON STN, Orpington High Street, Chipperfield Road, St Mary Cray Stn, Midfield Way, Foots Cray, Sidcup, Sidcup Station, SIDCUP Wren Road
Route revised to run Orpington to Bexleyheath, routeing as above. SRT type withdrawn.

22.10.52
SP
7STL
7RTL+1RTL/51
6RTL

ORPINGTON STN, Orpington High Street, Chipperfield Road, St Mary Cray Stn, Midfield Way, Foots Cray, Sidcup, Sidcup Station,Faraday Avenue, Foots Cray Lane, Hurst Road, Murchison Avenue, Elmwood Drive, Bridgen Road, Arbuthnot Lane, Rochester Way, Upton Road, Townley Road, Bexleyheath, May Place Road West, BEXLEYHEATH TB Depot
Daily extended from Sidcup to Bexleyheath Trolleybus Depot

19.05.54
SP
7RTL
7RTL
6RTL

Mon-Fri STL replaced by RTL

04.05.55
SP
7RT
7RT
6RT

RTL type replaced by RT.

04.03.59
BX
14RT
8RT
5RT
 
SP
10RT
14RT
8RT

ORPINGTON STN, St Mary Cray, Foots Cray, Sidcup, Bexley Park, Bexleyheath, Erith, Lower Belvedere, Abbey Wood, Plumstead, WOOLWICH Parsons Hill, WOOLWICH ROAD Victoria Way (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Bexleyheath to Woolwich via withdrawn trolleybus 698.
Bexleyheath (BX) allocation added.

RT 748 Wololwich RT4264 Woolwich

01.07.64
BX
7RT
3RT
8RT
 
SP
10RT
12RT
10RT

ORPINGTON STN, WOOLWICH Parsons Hill
Mon-Fri peak extension from Woolwich to Charlton withdrawn.

21.05.77
SP141+
10RM
7RM
4RM

FARNBOROUGH, Farnborough Hill, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, St Mary Cray, Sidcup, BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE, Erith Road, Bexley Road, ERITH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Woolwich except for Mon-Fri peak service to Erith. Withdrawn section replaced by 269
Extended from Orpington to Farnborough replacing withdrawn section of Route 51
Bexleyheath (BX) allocation withdrawn.
RT type replaced by Routemasters.

RM41 Farnborough
04.09.82
SP141+
9DMS
7DMS
3DMS

GREEN STREET GREEN Rose and Crown, SIDCUP STATION (Mon-Fri evgs,Sat outside shopping hours and Sundays), BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri between peaks, Sat shopping hours)-: ERITH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Converted to One Person Operation with double deck buses.
Re-routed between Sidcup and Bexleyheath via Hurst Road and Parkhill Road instead of Murchison Avenue and Elmwood Drive
Withdrawn between Sidcup Station and Bexleyheath Mon-Fri evgs, Saturday except shopping hours, and Sundays
Withdrawn between Green Street Green and Farnborough, replaced by new Route 261.

DMS2041

01.11.82
SP141+
9T
5T
3T

DMS type replaced by Leyland Titan.

04.02.84
SP141+
9T
5T
--

GREEN STREET GREEN (MS), SIDCUP STATION (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat outside sh), BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs), ERITH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday service replaced by New Route 299 running between Green Street Green and Eltham via withdrawn 229 and 228.

T608 Foots Cray

27.10.84
SP141+
9T
5T
3T

GREEN STREET GREEN, SIDCUP STATION (Mon-Fri evgs/Sat outside sh/Suns), BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs) , ERITH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Sunday service re-instated with the 299 withdrawal.

04.05.86
SP141+
9L
8L
3L

Leyland Titan replaced by Leyland Olympian.

L64 at Bexleyheath Garage

16.08.86
SP141+
5L
4L
--

SIDCUP GARAGE, BEXLEYHEATH Market Place (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs), ERITH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between Sidcup Garage and Green Street Green (Roundabout scheme)
Withdrawn during evenings, early Saturday mornings and all day Sundays.
Withdrawn between Bexleyheath Market Place and Bexleyheath Garage.
ROUTE OPERATED UNDER LRT Tender.

16.01.88
BX
5dd
5dd
--

FOOTS CRAY Sidcup Hill, ERITH (MS except evgs)
Sidcup Garage closed, route transferred to Bexleyheath (BX) and terminus changed at Foots Cray. Extended from Bexleyheath to Erith Monday to Saturday instead of just Mon-Fri peaks.
BEXLEYBUS SCHEME.

DMS in Bexleybus colours

14.05.88
BX41+
dd
dd
--

Joint operation with Route 178

19.01.91
BX41+
5T
5T
--

SIDCUP Queen Mary's Hospital, ERITH (Mon-Fri except evgs/Sat shop hrs)
Diverted at Sidcup to Queen Mary's Hospital instead of Foots Cray.

08.10.94
BX51+
7T
7T
4MRL

SIDCUP Queen Mary's Hospital, THAMESMEAD Town Centre
Extneded from Erith to Thamemead via Belvedere, Abbey Wood and Crossway
.
Evening service introduced and Midibus Sunday service

MRL240 Bexleyheath

23.01.99
BX51+
14T
12T
6T

Diverted between Bexley and Bexleyheath via Bourne Road instead of Townley Road. Sunday service converted to double deck. the overall effect between Bexleyheath and Queen Mary's Hospital being to replace the newly-withdrawn 726.

T164 T787 T677

01.04.00
BX51+
14PVL
12PVL
6PVL

Converted to low floor double deck operation.

PVL5 Queen Marys Hospital, Sidcup PVL29 Bexleyheath PVL267 Bexleyheath

24.01.04
BX51+
18PVL
15PVL
8PVL

Contract renewed with London Central with increased frequencies

PVL251

22.01.11
BX51+
18WVL
15WVL
9WVL

Contract renewal

229 times

Operating Garages

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point outside garage

SP Sidcup
Changeover point outside garage or Foots Cray Post Office.

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