Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
SP
5ST
5ST
7ST

SIDCUP STATION - Foots Cray - St Mary Cray - Orpington - Sevenoaks Road - Farnborough - Locks Bottom - Bromley Common - BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Previously numbered 411


17.04.35
SP
5ST
6ST
--
 
TB
--
--
7ST

SIDCUP STATION - BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Sunday Sidcup (SP) allocation moved to Bromley (TB)

05.06.35
SP
5ST
5ST
1LT
--
 
TB
--
4ST
7ST

SIDCUP STATION - BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Saturday Bromley (TB) introduced

02.10.35
SP
5ST
6ST
7ST

SIDCUP STATION - BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn

27.05.36
SP
5LT+
1LT/21
6LT
5LT
 
TB
--
4ST
--

SIDCUP STATION - BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Saturday Bromley (TB) reintroduced

07.10.36
SP
6LT
--
5LT
 
TB
--
6ST
--

SIDCUP STATION - BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Saturday Sidcup (SP) allocation withdrawn

04.05.38
SP
6LT
9LT
7LT

SIDCUP STATION - BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn

03.05.39
SP
--
--
7LT
 
TB
6STL
9STL
--

SIDCUP STATION - BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Mon-Sat Sidcup (SP) allocation moved to Bromley (TB)

22.11.39
TB
4STL
4STL
8STL

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - BROMLEY NORTH STATION ( Suns )
Mon-Sat withdrawn between Farnborough and Bromley North
Sunday only Sidcup (SP) allocation withdrawn

29.10.41
SP
3LT
3LT
--
 
TB
4STL
4STL
7STL

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat )  or GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Suns )
Mon-Sat part of service diverted to Green Street Green
Sunday withdrawn between Bromley Garage and Bromley North
Mon-Sat Sidcup (SP) allocation reintroduced

22.04.42
SP
4LT
4LT
--
 
TB
4STL
4STL
7STL

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat )  - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Suns )
Mon-Sat Green Street Green journeys withdrawn

28.10.42
SP
4LT
4LT
--
 
TB
4STL
4STL
7STL

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat / Sun am)  - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Sun pm)
Sunday am withdrawn between Farnborough and Bromley Garage except for garage journeys

09.12.42
SP
4LT
4LT
--
SP allocation includes 51A
 
TB
4STL
4STL
7STL
Mon-Sat TB allocation includes 51A

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat / Sun am)  - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Sun pm)
Diverted via Sevenoaks Way and Cray Avenue
Mon-Sat journeys to Green Street Green reinstated but numbered 51A

27.10.43
SP
5LT
4LT
3LT
Mon-Sat SP allocation includes 51A and daily 51B
 
TB
6STL
4STL
4STL
Mon-Sat TB allocation includes 51A and Daily 51B

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat / Sun am)  - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Sun pm)
Sunday Sidcup (SP) reintroduced
Daily journeys bifurcated to Orpington Station but were numbered 51B

13.02.46
SP
7LT
6LT
7LT
Mon-Sat SP allocation includes 51A and daily 51B
 
TB
5STL
5STL
4STL
Mon-Sat TB allocation includes 51A and Daily 51B


24.03.48
SP
7LT
7LT
11LT
Sunday allocation includes 51B

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat / Sun am)  - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Sun pm)
Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn

13.04.49
SP
7RTL
7RTL
14RTL

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat / Sun am)  - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Sun pm)
LT type replaced by RTL


04.05.55
SP
7RT
7RT
13RT

SIDCUP STATION - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat / Sun am)  - BROMLEY GARAGE ( Sun pm)
RTL replaced by RT.

30.04.58
SP
7RT
7RT
13RT


26.11.58
SP
10RT
10RT
18RT

WELLING STATION (Sat/Sun) - BLACKFEN (Mon-Fri peaks) - SIDCUP STN (Mon-Fri) - FARNBOROUGH - BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun afts)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Sidcup Station to Blackfen
Sat & Sun extended from Sidcup to Welling replacing withdrawn 241 on these days.


28.03.62
SP
10RT
10RT
15RT

WELLING STATION (Sat/Sun) - SIDCUP STN (Mon-Fri) - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun aft)
Mon-Fri peak extension between Sidcup and Blackfen withdrawn.


08.05.63
SP
10RT
14RT
14RT

WOOLWICH ROAD Victoria Way (Sat peaks) - WOOLWICH Hare Street (Sat/Sun) - SIDCUP STN (Mon-Fri) - FARNBOROUGH  (Mon-Sat / Sun am)-; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun afts)
Sat & Sun extended from Welling to Woolwich and further extended Sat peaks to Victoria Way.

Scanned from Winter 1963 Red Book
01.07.64
SP
14RT
14RT
15RT

WOOLWICH Victoria Way (Mon-Sat peaks) - WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH ( Mon-Sat ) - FARNBOROUGH HOSPITAL (Suns) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
Mon-Fri extended from Welling to Woolwich - further extended to Woolwich Road replacing Route 241 which was withdrawn.

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

15.06.68
SP
32RT
22RT
10RT

WOOLWICH Victoria Way (Mon-Fri peaks) - WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun pm) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
Saturday withdrawn between Woolwich and Victoria Way
Route increased to compensate for 51A and 51C withdrawal.

RT3264 Sidcup Hill / Cray Road known at the time as
FOOTS CRAY Barley Mow

© Jim Blake

07.09.68
SP
17RT
11RT+
10RT
      1RT/161  

WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun pm) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
Route decreased with the re-introduction of Route 51A.
The Victoria Way projections were transferred to Route 51A.

18.04.70
SP
16RT+
12RT
9RT
    2RT/228    

WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun pm) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
Saturday cross link with 161 withdrawn

04.08.73
SP
16RT+
12RT
9RT
    1RT/228    

WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun pm) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
One crosslinked 228 withdrawn

01.03.75
SP
15RT
12RT
9RT

WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun pm) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
Cross linked 228 withdrawn


13.06.76
SP1+
15RM
12RM
9RM

WOOLWICH - FARNBOROUGH -; BROMLEY GARAGE (Sun pm) - HAYES STN (Daily pm jnys)
RT type replaced by Routemasters.

21.05.77
SP1+
29DMS
21DMS
10DMS

CONVERTED TO ONE PERSON DOUBLE DECK OPERATION
CHARLTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks) - WOOLWICH - ORPINGTON STATION or GREEN STREET GREEN
Extended from Woolwich to Charlton Mon-Fri peaks and diverted at Orpington to Green Street Green instead of Farnborough.
This in fact was the 51A renumbered.

The Farnborough section was replaced by a revised 229 although the Hayes Station journeys were not replaced.


04.09.82
SP1+
24DMS
16DMS
9DMS

CHARLTON STATION (Mon-Fri peaks) - WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Withdrawn between Orpington and Green Street Green - this section being replaced by a revised 229.

02.11.85
SP1+
18T
16T
9T

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Extension from Woolwich to Charlton Mon-Fri peaks withdrawn.
Converted from DMS to T operation.

04.05.86
SP1+
18L
9l16L
9T

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Titan type replaced by Leyland Olympian

L36 Orpington  
16.08.86
SJ41+
AN
AN
AN

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION - GREEN STREET GREEN (Mon-Fri peaks)
Operation transferred to London Country operated by Swanley (SJ) which was an outstation of Dartford (DT)
Mon-Fri peak journeys diverted to Green Street Green


19.08.89
DT
15ON
16ON
9ON

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Mon-Fri peak journeys to Green Street Green withdrawn.
Operation transferred from Swanley to Dartford.

26.12.90
BO
?
--
--

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Special one day only service operated by Boroline

 

26.09.92
BX81+
15T
16T
9T

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Operation transferred from London & Country to London Central (BX)


25.11.95
BX81+
16NV
16NV
9NV

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
T type replaced by Volvo Olympians - new contract commenced.

 

NV12 at Welling

 

22.02.03
BX81+
17PVL
17PVL
9PVL

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Low Floor introduction

PVL4 Orpington High Street
06.12.08
PD101+
17SC
16SC
13SC
Contract reassigned

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Contract transferred to Selkent (PD) using Scania Omnicity buses.

07.12.13
PD101+
18SC+
16SC
13SC
    1SC/672    

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Contract renewal

 

15096 loads up at Thomas Street

 


30.01.16
PD101+
19SC+
18SC
11SC
    1/672    

WOOLWICH -ORPINGTON STATION
Schedule includes changeovers at Plumstead Common in addition to Woolwich

09.12.18
MB171+
19EN/WVL
19EN/WVL
11EN/WVL
Contract reassigned to GoAhead Metrobus (MB)

EN41Woolwich Town Centre

© Mr Mildenhall


22.06.19
BX21+
19EN
19EN
17EN
From Metrobus to London Central

WOOLWICH  -  ORPINGTON
Transferred within GAL to Bexleyheath (BX)

E95 Castle Road, Woolwich

© London Bus Explorer

 

 

Operating Garages

MB Orpington
Changeover points at Sidcup Station and Orpington Station

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point Welling
Towards WOOLWICH outside Welling library
Towards ORPINGTON STATION outside Welling Macdonalds

From 22.06.19
WELLING Bellegrove Road but Sunday at BX Garage buses running light from Woolwich or Orpington

SP Sidcup
Changeover point Foots Cray.

PD Plumstead
Changeover point Woolwich Beresford Square stand

MON-SAT only Plumstead Common as well

SJ Swanley
Changeover point ?

DT Dartford
Changeover point ?

TB Bromley
Changeover point ?

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Saturday, 31.10.20