Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
04.05.38
TL
8ST
11ST
9ST

CATFORD St Dunstan's College  - Catford Bridge - Brownhill Road - Westhorne Avenue - Eltham Green - Middle Park Avenue - Eltham Church - Eltham Park - Rochester Way - Welling Way - WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick
New Route serving new Roads between Catford and Eltham but replacing Route 227 between Eltham and Welling

Extracted from June 1939 historical drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
13.12.39
TL
8STL
12STL
10STL

ST type replaced by STL

20.10.48
TL
8RT
11RT
11RT

STL type replaced by new RT type

 

 

RT4616 is is Brownhill Road - Catford - opposite Plassy Road.
There's a glimpse of the Salvation Army chapel which still exists in some form.

 

30.04.58
TL
9RT
11RT
8RT

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
08.05.63
TL
9RT
9RT
--

CATFORD - WELLING (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service re-numbered 160A

 

 

Health & safety might have something to say about the timecard sat in the windscreen RT189 at the
SDC Stand

 

24.01.70
TL
10SM
8SM
--

CATFORD St Dunstan's College  - WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick
Converted to single deck one person operation.

SM9 Eltham High Street

busmap.co.uk

27.06.76
TL101+
10SMD
8SMD
--

Type change

SMD79 Catford Bridge

busmap.co.uk

28.01.78
TL101+
10DMS
8DMS
--

Converted to double deck operation.

22.04.78
TL101+
7DMS
7DMS
3DMS

CATFORD St Dunstan's College (Mon-Sat) or CATFORD GARAGE (Suns) - WELLING
Sunday service re-introduced. This was part of Busplan 1 - an excercise in standardising routes and withdrawing suffix letters

08.09.82
TL101+
7DMS
5DMS
--

CATFORD - WELLING ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service re-numbered 160A

D2582 Eltham High Street , May 1983

busmap.co.uk

25.07.83
TL101+
7T
5T
--

Converted from Daimler Fleetline to Leyland Titan.

02.11.85
TL101+
7T
7T
2T

CATFORD - Middle Park - Eltham - Eltham Park - Hook Lane - Welling - Bexleyheath - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Extended from Welling to Bexleyheath Garage and introduced on Sunday replacing Route 160A

Click image to expand
Click here for timetable

 

T1067 Eltham Church

busmap.co.uk

 

03.02.87
TL101+
7LS
7LS
2LS

Converted to single deck Leyland National.

08.07.89
TL81+
5SR
4SR
3SR

CATFORD - ELTHAM Southend Crescent -; Falconwood - Westwood Lane - WELLING CORNER (Mon-Fri pm school journeys)
Withdrawn between Eltham and Welling except for school journeys - most replaced by New Midibus Route B16

29.07.89
TL81+
5SR
4SR
##11SR

Sunday joint allocation with 108b,180,273,L1

SR61 Elltham High Street

busmap.co.uk

03.02.90
TL81+
5SR
4SR
##MW

Sunday buses ex 124

01.09.90
TL81+
4SR/MW
4SR/MW
##MW

CATFORD - ELTHAM Southend Crescent
School journeys to Welling withdrawn.

24.04.93
TL81+
4SR/MW
4SR/MW
2SR/MW

Sunday allocation now confined to 160.

 

 

DW63 at Eltham

 

02.03.94
TL46+
4LA
4LA
3MW
LA type introduced.

 

 

Dennis Lance Alexander LA9 in Eltham High Street

 

19.08.95
TL101+
4L
4L
3MR

Converted from single deck LA to double deck Olympian.

MR51 Catford Road

busmap.co.uk

 

 

The new order represented here by L81 at Eltham

 

15.09.96
TL101+
9DAL
8DAL
4DAL

CATFORD - Eltham - New Eltham - Southwood Road - Green Lane - Chislehurst - Perry Street - Queen Mary's Hospital - SIDCUP STATION
Extended from Eltham to Sidcup via Chislehurst replacing part of withdrawn 228.
Olympians replaced by Alexandra Dash Darts.

DT32 Catford Bridge Station, unusually for London using a three track number blind

busmap.co.uk

29.07.00
TL1+
10T/VN
9T/VN
4T/VN

CATFORD GARAGE - SIDCUP STATION
Withdrawn between Rushey Green and St Dunstan's College in Catford.
Converted from single deck to double deck operation.

 VN101 Sidcup

 

Seen here in Jubillee Way Sidcup is VN101

 

09.02.02
TL1+
11TAS
9TAS
6TAS

Converted to low floor operation.

TAS469 Sidcup

 

TAS469 Sidcup stand

 

16.09.06
DT8+
11dd
10dd
8dd
New contract awarded to ARRIVA  KENT THAMESIDE operated from Dartford Garage

CATFORD BRIDGE STATION - SIDCUP STATION
Rerouted between ST Mildred's Road and Catford Town Centre via Verdant Lane - Sandhurst Road and Sangley Road instead of direct via Brownhill Road.

 

Arriva 6458 on route 160 in Footscray Road, New Eltham

© John King
17.09.11
DT8+
11dd
10dd
8dd

Contract renewal

4029 Chislehurst Common AD Enviro Dart 10.8m 4029
Chislehurst Common
28.11.15
DT11+
12E
11E
8E

Running number sequence change with PVR increase

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
17.09.16
DT11+
12E+
12E
8E
    +1E/660    

Contract renewal

29.10.16
DT11+
13T
12T
8E
Official transfer from AKT
to Arriva London

T325 Queen Mary's Since Arriva London took over the management duties of Dartford Garage routes they have adopted the policy of showing running numbers as exampled here by T325 at Queen Mary's

01.09.18
DT121+
13T
12T
8T

CATFORD BRIDGE STATION - SIDCUP STATION
Running Number sequence change

 

Operating Garages

TL Catford
Changeover point Catford Town Centre, Town Hall

DT Dartford
Changeover point Sidcup Station but previously had been Eltham High Street and Queen Mary's Hospital

This page dedicated to Robert Mighton, a 160 driver at Dartford (DT)

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Monday, 04.11.19