Route History

08.09.37
TL
14STL
18STL
18STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - Shooters Hill - Blackheath - Lewisham - Catford - Bromley - BROMLEY COMMON Chatterton Arms -: Keston Mark - Leaves Gree n-  WESTERHAM HILL ( Mon-Sat am journey )
New route replacing Route 21A - which was diverted at New Cross to Brockley Rise instead of Welling.
Also replaced Catford to Bromley Common / Westerham Hill on Route 137

04.05.38
TB
14STL
12STL
6ST
13STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - BROMLEY COMMON Chatterton Arms - WESTERHAM HILL ( Mon-Sat am journey )
TL allocation replaced by Bromley (TB)

03.05.39
TB
14STL
12STL
8ST
16STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - BROMLEY COMMON Chatterton Arms ( Mon-Fri / Sat am Sun ) -:  - WESTERHAM HILL ( Mon-Fri am journey / Sat pm / Sun )
Extended from Bromley Common to Westerham Hill Sat pm and Sunday

Extracted from 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
22.11.39
TL
8STL
8STL
10STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
Withdrawn between Lewisham and Bromley Common / Westerham Hill
The Mon-Sat peak journeys to Westerham Hill was partly replaced by Route 146

TB allocation moved back to Catford (TL)

20.03.40
TL
8STL
8STL
10STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
Mon-Fri am journey introduced between Bromley North and Westerham Hill as a seperate leg

03.07.40
TL
8STL
8STL
10STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
Mon-Fri am journey withdrawn between Bromley North and Westerham Hill

19.04.44
TL
9STL
10STL
10STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street

20.10.48
TL
14RT
15RT
12RT

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
RT type introduced

26.10.49
P
--
5RT
14RT
 
TL
17RT
11RT
--

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
Sat and Sun Old Kent Road (P) allocation introduced
Sunday Catford (TL)  allocation withdrawn

11.10.50
P
--
5RT
9RT
 
TL
17RT
13RT
5RT

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
Sunday Catford (TL) allocation reintroduced.

02.05.51
P
--
18RT
14RT
 
TL
17RT
--
--

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
Catford (TL) weekend allocation withdrawn.

22.10.52
NX
--
--
14RT
 
P
--
18RT
--
 
TL
17RT
--
--

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
Sunday Old Kent Road (P) allocation transferred to New Cross (NX)

RT2128 Lewisham

© Lloyd Rich

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
Old Kent Road (P) and Catford (TL) allocations transferred to New Cross (NX)

30.04.58
NX
15RT
15RT
11RT

8 May 1963
BX
4RT
4RT
3RT
 
NX
15RT
15RT
7RT

ELTHAM Well Hall Station - Blackfen - Blendon - Park Hill Road - Bexley - Bexleyheath - Welling - Shooters Hill - Blackheath - Prince of Wales Road - LEWISHAM Rennel Street
Extended from Welling to Eltham to part replace Route 195 which was witrhdrawn. Bexleyheath (BX) allocation introduced.

07.09.68
BX
9RT
4RT
4RT
 
NX
13RT
14RT
7RT
Taken from 1968 allocation book

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

30.01.71
BX
13RT
5RT
4RT
 
NX
11RT
10RT
--

ELTHAM Well Hall ( Mon-Sat ) - BEXLEYHEATH (Suns) - LEWISHAM
Sunday withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Eltham - Gravel Hill section left unserved but Blendon to Eltham still covered by Route 132.

RT4641 seen on Blackheath

© Malcolm Allan
08.01.72
BX
19RT
8RT
4RT
 
NX
--
6RT
--

LEWISHAM  -  BEXLEYHEATH (Suns )  -  ELTHAM Well Hall ( Mon-Sat )
Mon-Fri New Cross (NX) allocation withdrawn


01.03.75
BX
19RT
7RT
4RT
 
NX
--
7RM
--

LEWISHAM  -  BEXLEYHEATH (Suns )  -  ELTHAM Well Hall ( Mon-Sat )
Saturday only (NX) allocation converted to Routemaster operation.


22.04.78
BX31+
15DMS
15DMS
4DMS

SLADE GREEN STATION - Colyers Lane - Bexleyheath - Welling - Shooters Hill - Blackheath - LEWISHAM Bus Station.
Peak hour journeys diverted to Bexley Station
Diverted at Bexleyheath to Slade Green replacing withdrawn section of Route 132 - And the Bexleyheath to Eltham section replaced by revised 132.
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.
New Cross (NX) allocation withdrawn

08.03.83
BX31+
17T
15T
4T

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN STATION
Converted to Leyland Titan operation.

24.05.86
BX31+
15L
14L
4L

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN STATION
Converted to Olympian operation.

L69 (BX)  Slade Green Station

mike-harris.co.uk

 

16.08.86
NX241+
15L
21L
5L

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN STATION
Bexleyheath Garage closure - allocation moved to New Cross,
Garage journeys ran in servie via Route 36

11.10.90
NX241+
15T/L
19T/L
5T/L

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN STATION
New Cross now using mixed Titans and Olympians Í

 

 

T1107 Blackheath

 

19.01.91
BX1+
9T
9T
4T
 
NX241+
7T/L
8T/L
--

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN STATION
Daily Bexleyheath (BX) allocation reintroduced and Sunday New Cross (NX) withdrawn.

L34 Bexleyheath L34 Bexleyheath
05.02.00
BX1+
15PVL
16PVL
7PVL

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN
Mon-Fri special journeys to Bexley Station withdrawn.
New Cross (NX) allocation withdrawn.
Converted to low floor double deck operation.

NV157 NV157 at Bexleyheath still using the Sutton (A) code as evidence of a previous life
23.02.02
BX1+
9PVL
11PVL
7PVL
 
NX121+
6PVL
6PVL
--

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN
Mon-Sat New Cross (NX) allocation re-introduced.

 

PVL17 Shooters Hill

 

28.06.02
BX1+
9PVL
11PVL
7PVL
 
NX121+
6PVL
6PVL
--

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN STATION
Route N89 introduced between Trafalgar Square and Erith via daytime Route 89

29.01.05
BX1+
15PVL
16PVL
7PVL

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN STATION
Contract renewal - NX allocation transferred to BX

30.01.10
BX1+
15PVL
16PVL
7PVL

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN STATION
Contract extended for two years

28.01.12
BX1+
15E
16E
7E

LEWISHAM  -  SLADE GREEN STATION
Contract renewal

E231 wintry scene at Blackheath
London Bus Routes by Adam

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge

28.01.17
BX1+
17E
17E
8E

SLADE GREEN STATION - LEWISHAM Bus Station
Contract renewal

VP15 Bexleyheath

VP15 in Bexleyheath

© Mark Pitman

30.09.17
BX1+
15E
15E
8E

SLADE GREEN STATION - LEWISHAM Bus Station
Mon-Sat daytime frequency reduction

WVL326 seen in Lewisham

© Lawrence Living

Operating Garages

P Old Kent Road
Changeover point Lewisham

NX New Cross
Changeover point Lewisham

TL Catford
Changeover point Lewisham

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point Bexleyheath Market Place before April 1978 and then outside garage

Live Visual

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Saturday, 18.07.20