Route History

at 03.10.34
AM
9LT
12LT
7LT

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - Beresford Square - Plumstead High Street - Bostall Hill - Upper Belvedere - Woolwich Road - Erith Road - Fraser Road - ERITH Prince of Wales

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
13.02.46
AM
15LT
15LT
7LT

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - ERITH Prince of Wales
Times below

1946 first and last times
13.04.49
AM
15LT
16LT
7RTL

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - ERITH Prince of Wales
RTL type introduced on Sundays - spare from 53A

1949 first and last times
26.10.49
AM
15RTL
16RTL
7RTL

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - ERITH Prince of Wales
RTL type introduced on Mon-Sat

04.05.55
AM
12RT
13RT
6RT

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - ERITH Prince of Wales
Route converted to RT operation.

RT1904 Woolwich

 

 

Roofbox RT1904 is just about to enter Woolwich New Road from Plumstead Road/ Beresford Square. Tthe Arsenal wall behind.

 


30.04.58
AM
10RT+
13RT
6RT
    1RT/122    

1958 first and last times
01.07.64
AM
11RT
11RT
--
 
AW
--
--
4RT

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - ERITH Prince of Wales
Sunday allocation transferred to Abbey Wood (AW)

22.03.69
AM
11RT
11RT
--
 
AW
--
--
3RM

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - ERITH Prince of Wales
Routemasters introduced - albeit Sunday only from AW.

RM180 Erith

RM180 seen at the Erith terminus of 'Prince of Wales.' The road is Avenue Road. All is now demolished, the road widened and now called James Watt Way. The pub gone replaced by a fast food place.

© John King


24.01.70
AM
11MB
7MB
3MB

WOOLWICH ARSENAL STATION - ERITH OPO
Converted to single deck (standee) one person operated operation.

MB663 Woolwich Arsenal Station

10.11.74
AM
11DMS
7DMS
3DMS

WOOLWICH ARSENAL STATION - ERITH
Converted to double deck operation.

 

 

DMS1691 Woolwich

 


13.01.79
AM61+
10DMS
8DMS
3DMS

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH (Suns) - High Street Erith - Manor Road - Slade Green Road - Hazel Road - Moat Lane - Forest Road (return via Cedar Road) SLADE GREEN STATION (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Sat extended from Erith to Slade Green

DMS787 Avenue Road, Erith

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27.04.80
AM61+
10MD
8MD
3MD

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH (Suns) - -SLADE GREEN STATION (Mon-Sat)
Scania Metropolitan type introduced.

MD78 has just turned into Powis Street from Parsons Hill/ John Wilson Street. The cinema is now a wine church

© Paul Davis


31.10.81
PD61+
10MD
8MD
3MD

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH (Suns) - -SLADE GREEN STATION (Mon-Sat)
Plumstead (AM) closes - allocation moved to PD.

04.09.82
BX51+
--
--
4DMS
 
PD61+
8MD+
6MD
--
    1MD/177    

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH (Suns) - -SLADE GREEN STATION (Mon-Sat)
Sunday allocation moved to Bexleyheath (BX)

22.11.82
BX51+
--
--
4DMS
 
PD61+
8T+
6T
--
    1T/177    

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH (Suns) - -SLADE GREEN STATION (Mon-Sat)
Scania Metropolitan type withdrawn.

T742 General Gordon Place

T742 seen leaving Woolwich for Slade Green

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02.11.85
PD61+
7T
6T
2T
    +1T/272    

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Withdrawn between Erith and Slade Green - withdrawn section replaced by revised 122A.
Sunday Bexleyheath (BX) allocation withdrawn

22.03.86
PD61+
7L
6L
2L

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Leyland Olympian type introduced.

L133 Woolwich Arsenal Station

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16.01.88
BX21+
5D/L
6D/L
5D/L
BexleyBus logo Reassigned to BexleyBus

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Operated by Bexleybus and transferred to BX.

DMS1492 Woolwich

DMS1492 General Gordon Place

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14.05.88
BX21+
14D/L
14D/L
3D/L

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Jointly operated with Route 272

Bexleybus 16

T1034


24..11.90
BX21+
6T
6T
3T
    +3T/178 1T/401    

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Joint operation withdrawn.

T888 Thomas Street, Woolwich

T888 Thomas Street, Woolwich

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19.01.91
BX21+
6T
7T
3T
Contract reassigned

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Operated by London Central.

T948 Woolwich

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03.03.96
BX21+
6T
7T
3midi

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Sunday Route converted to midi bus operation.

 

 

DRL9 Erith

 


23.01.99
PD201+
1dd/6lfsd
6lfsd
4lfsd
Contract reassigned

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Converted to low floor single deck operation.


Extracted from 1999 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

24.01.04
PD201+
6TA
6TA
4TA

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Converted to double deck operation - new contract commenced.

36035 Plumstead Road

 

 

36035 subs for a Trident Plumstead Road

 

24.01.09
PD201+
11TA
11TA
9TA

WOOLWICH Hare Street - Powis Street - John Wilson Street - Castile Road - Monk Street - Calderwood Street - Thomas Street - Greens End - General Gordon Place - Woolwich Arsenal Station - Vincent Road - Burrage Road - Plumstead Road - Plumstead Station - Plumstead High Street - Bostall Hill - Bostall Hill Road - Woolwich Road - Upper Belvedere - Erith Road - Fraser Road - Bexley Road - Erith Station - Queens Road - James Watt Way - Manor Road - Slade Green Road - Hazel Road - Slade Green Station (north side) - Moat Lane - Forest Road - Bridge Road - Whitehall Lane - Slade Green Station (south side) - Howbury Lane - Thames Road - Barnehurst Parkside Avenue - Northall Road (for Barnehurst Station) - Barnehurst Road - Mayplace Road East - Mayplace Road West - Arnsberg Way - Geddes Place - Bexleyheath Geddes Place
Extended from Erith to Bexleyheath via withdrawn section of Route 469 and contract extended for two years.

2011 map for 99
Extracted from 2011 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

17311 General Gordon Place

TA311 Woolwich Arsenal Station

© Jeff Lloyd


22.01.11
PD201+
11TE
11TE
9TE

WOOLWICH Hare Street - BEXLEYHEATH
Contract renewal

 

Enviro 19816 Woolwich

 

16.06.14 until 11.08.14
Diverted between Erith and Slade Green via, Queens Road, South Road, Northend Road, Bridge Road, Slade Green Road and Hazel Road instead of Manor Road and Slade Green Road.
Slade Green to Manor Road was replaced by temporary Route 579


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

23.01.16
PD201+
11TE
11TE
9TE

WOOLWICH  -  BEXLEYHEATH
Contract extended for two years

20.01.18
DT201+
14DW
12DW
10DW
Contract reassigned

DW438 Bexleyheath

DW438 on the first day of operation at the Bexleyheath stand in Geddes Place Bexleyheath

© Jeff Lloyd

 

13.07.19
DT201+
14DW
12DW
10DW

WOOLWICH  -  BEXLEYHEATH
Allocation moved to new garage at Manor Road Erith (MR) which is an outstation for Dartford (DT)

 

Operating Garages

MR Manor Road, Erith
Changeover point at Erith, Bexley Road/Cross Street
START / FINISH duties changeover outside garage at Bilton Road stop

DT Dartford
Changeover point at Erith
Intersting that Arriva has adopted the same running number sequence as Stagecoach

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at Plumstead Station

AM Plumstead
Changeover point at Plumstead Co

AW Abbey Wood
Changeover point at Bostall Hill ?

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point at garage

 

Live visual

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 17.06.20