Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
21.05.77
BX81+
15DMS
14DMS
8DMS

SIDCUP GARAGE - Foots Cray - Sidcup Station - Faraday Avenue - Hurst Road - Parkhill Road - Townley Road - Bexleyheath - Erith - West Street - Belvedere - Abbey Wood - Plumstead - WOOLWICH Hare Street
New OPO Route - replaced withdrawn section of Route 229 between Bexleyheath & Woolwich and served new Roads in the Albany Park area

DMS2368 Bridgen

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Extract from 1978 map ( full colour ) and converted to Grey scale

28.10.78
BX81+
15DMS
14DMS
8DMS
Extracted from Ocrober 1978 Red Book
01.07.79
BX81+
15DMS
14DMS
8DMS

SIDCUP Queen Mary's Hospital - WOOLWICH Hare Street
Diverted at Sidcup to Queen Mary's Hospital instead of Sidcup Garage.

DMS1860 Powis Street, Woolwich

04.09.82
BX81+
15DMS
13DMS
7DMS
    +1DMS/89    

SIDCUP Queen Mary's Hospital - WOOLWICH Hare Street ( Mon-Sat ) - WOOLWICH Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Suns)
Sunday service extended from Woolwich to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

08.03.83
BX81+
15T
13T
7T

DMS type replaced by Leyland Titan.

T799 Plumstead High Street

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27.10.84
BX81+
9T
8T
6T

Allocation reduced with the introduction of New Route 269A

02.11.85
BX81+
12T
11T
6T

BROMLEY NORTH - Bickley - Chislehurst - Perry Street - Sidcup - Bexley - Barnehurst - Bexleyheath - Erith - Belvedere - Abbey Wood - Plumstead - WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat ) - Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Suns)
Extended from Sidcup to Bromley North

L44 General Gordon Place, Woolwich

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24.05.86
BX81+
12L
11L
6L

Leyland Titans replaced by Leyland Olympians.

16.08.86
PD261+
12L
11L
6L

BX Garage closed - allocation transferred to Plumstead (PD).


16.01.88
BX101+
6LS
6LS
4LS
Contract reassigned

BROMLEY NORTH - Bickley - Chislehurst - Perry Street - Sidcup - Bexley - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Woolwich - replaced by new Route 469.
Converted to single deck operation.


24.11.90
BX101+
6dd
7dd
4dd
    +1dd/401    

BROMLEY NORTH  -  BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Converted to double deck.

19.01.91
NF
6ON
6ON
4midi
Contract reassigned

PLUMSTEAD STATION - (MS one early journey in this direction only ) Abbey Wood - Belvedere - Erith - Barnehurst - - BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
MS one early journey projected to start from Plumstead Station.

08.10.94
NF
6ON
6ON
4midi

The early journey from Plumstead rerouted at Abbey Wood via Eynsham Drive and Harrow Manorway instead of McLeod Road.

Optare Metrorider 447
Northern Counties PalatineII 5562
30.06.96
NF21+
6ON
6ON
3midi
3ON

Sunday service converted from midi to dd during shopping hours.

23.01.99
TB31+
1VA
9SLD
11SLD
9SLD
Contract reassigned

BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
Converted from double deck to low floor single deck.
Plumstead journey withdrawn.

VA129 Bexleyheath
SLD89 Bexleyheath
26.01.04
TB31+
14TA
14TA
10TA

Contract renewal.

 

 

TA355 Bexleyheath

 

22.01.11
TB31+
14TA
14TA
10TA
Contract renewal

BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
Buses now departing Bromley North will operate via East Street and Widmore Road instead of missing the town centre via Tweedy Road

29.07.13
TB31+
14TA
14TA
10TA

Buses reverted to previous routeing when leaving Bromley North as East Street pedestrianised

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris

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23.01.16
TB31+
14TA
13TA
10TA

BEXLEYHEATH  -  BROMLEY  NORTH
Contract extended for two years

Trident Enviro 19137 Bexleyheath seen in 2011 but is currently the vehicle of choice for this route

London Buses by Adam

Trident 18489 seen at Queen Mary's Hospital

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02.09.17
TB31+
12TA
11TA
10TA

Mon-Sat frequency reduction

20.01.18
DT301+
12DW
11DW
8DW
Contract reassigned

DW458 shown here in Bexleyheath

© Jeff Lloyd

13.07.19
DT301+
12DW
11DW
10DW

BEXLEYHEATH Town Centre  -  BROMLEY NORTH STATION
New schedules for reliability

 

Operating Garages

DT Dartford
Changeover point at Bexleyheath

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point at garage.

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at garage.

TB Bromley
Changeover point at garage - Bromley North Stn although some Sunday reliefs ran light to Catford (TL) owing to the closure of TB canteen at certain times.

NF Northfleet
Changeover point at garage OR Bromley North mainly with the occasional changeover at Bexleyheath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Thursday, 16.01.20