Route History

 

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
12.10.38
SP
4DA
4DA
4DA

SIDCUP GARAGE - Foots Cray - Sidcup - Halfway Street - Blackfen - WELLING STATION
NEW single deck OMO Route

04.01.39
SP
4T
4T
4T

Converted to crew operation

11.01.39
SP
4T
4T
4T

SIDCUP GARAGE - Foots Cray - Sidcup - Halfway Street - Blackfen - Hook Lane - Westwood Lane - WELLING STATION
Diverted in Welling via Hook Lane and Westwood Lane instead of ?

03.05.39
SP
6T
6T
4T

GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - Orpington High Street - Lower Road - Main Road - St Mary Cray - Cray Road - SIDCUP GARAGE ( Suns ) - Foots Cray - Sidcup Station - Halfway Street. Willersley Avenue. B;ackfen - Westwood Lane - Hook Lane - Welling High Street - WELLING STATION
Mon-Sat diverted at Foots Cray Post Office to Green Street Green

1939 map

Extracted from June 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

06.03.40
SP
10Q
10Q
4Q

T type replaced by Q type

02.04.41
SP
10Q+
10Q
4Q
    1LT/161    

Double deck journeys introduced Mon-Fri peaks between Sidcup Garage and Sidcup Station

29.10.41
SP
10Q+
11Q
4Q
    1LT/161    

SIDCUP GARAGE - WELLING STATION
Withdrawn between Foots Cray and Green Street Green. this section replaced by  revised 51

20.01.43
SP
16Q
16Q
4Q

Mon-Fri double deck journeys withdrawn

06.05.53
SP
29RF
22RF
12RF

Q type replaced by AEC Regal (RF)

241 times

As can be seen from the service interval this was a very frequent route for a suburban service

RF466

RF466 Sidcup Hill

Image taken from Red RF site with permission

26.11.58
SP
15RT
--
--

SIDCUP GARAGE - WELLING STATION (Mon-Fri)
Sat & Sun service replaced by revised Route 51. Converted to double deck operation.

08.05.63
SP
21RT
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--

SIDCUP GARAGE - Foots Cray - Blackfen - Welling - Central Avenue - Wickham Street - Edison Road - Plumstead Common - WOOLWICH Parsons Hill (Mon-Fri) -; High Street - WOOLWICH ROAD Victoria Way (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Welling to Woolwich replacing withdrawn section of Route 54

241 times

Scanned from Winter 1963 Red Book

01.07.64
Renumbered 51B

Garage

SP Sidcup
Crew Changeover point at garage