Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.08.86
MB
dd
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New contract

ORPINGTON Walnut Centre - Orpington High Street - Station Road - Crofton Road - Addington Road - Kent Gateway - Selsdon Park Road - Pixton Way - Bardolph Avenue - Courtwood Lane ( double run ) - Featherbed Lane - Gravel Hill - Coombe Lane - Coombe Road - Park Hill Road - then peak hours via Fairfield Road - Altyre Road - and Addiscombe Road - CROYDON Fairfield Halls (Mon-Fri peaks)
Route transferred to LRT network - previosly run as a commercial service by Orpington and District - Tillingbourne - and Metrobus

Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

Metrobus 688 with ex RM registration plate seen at Addington Interchange

30.03.96
MB32+
4dd
4dd
2sd

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - Rye Crescent - Hart Dyke Road - Eldred Drive - Tintagel Road - Ramsden Road - Court Road (Orpington By-Pass) - Orpington High Street - Station Road - Crofton Road - Addington Road , Farnborough Common - Croydon Road - Baston Road - Pickhurst Lane - Station Approach - Bourne Way - Addington Road - Glebe Way Roundabout - Addington Road - Addington Village Road - Kent Gate Way - Selsdon Park Road - Pixton Way - Bardolph Avenue - Courtwood Lane ( double run ) - Featherbed Lane - Gravel Hill - Coombe Lane - Coombe Road - Park Hill Road - then peak hours via Fairfield Road - Altyre Road - and Addiscombe Road - and at other times Addiscombe Road - George Street - Park Lane - Fairfield Road - CROYDON Fairfield Halls (Daily)
Daily service introduced - extended in Orpington from Walnuts Centre to Ramsden Estate and diverted between Keston Mark and Coney Hall via Hayes Station


20.05.00
MB31+
6sd
6sd
@ 5sd

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - ADDINGTON Tramlink
Withdrawn between Addington and Croydon - replaced by New Route T33 and the new Tram system
Converted to single deck operation
@ also worked T33 on Sunday

 

325 Addington Tramlink

 


05.03.05
PH31+
4sd
2dd
4sd
2dd
4sd

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - ADDINGTON Tramlink
Operation transferred to Polehill Garage (PH)

21.05.05
PH31+
4sd
2dd
4sd
2dd
4sd

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - ADDINGTON Tramlink
Contract renewal

03.06.06
MB31+
4sd
2dd
4sd
2dd
4sd

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - ADDINGTON Tramlink
Transferred back to Orpington (MB)

Metrobus 278, SN03YBS, Addington Tramlink interchange

02.09.06
MB31+
6SC
6SC
4SC

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - ADDINGTON Tramlink
Converted to double deck operaion

 

Scania 907 Tramlink

 


22.05.10
MB31+
7WVL
6WVL
4WVL

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - ADDINGTON Tramlink
Contract renewal

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

24.10.15
MB31+
8dd
7dd
3dd
+ 1ex 654 1am/1pm  
2dd
   

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate  -  Addington  -  Lodge Lane  -  Kent Gateway  --  Selsdon Park Road  -  Featherbed Lane  -  Courtwood Lane  -  FORESTDALE
Extended from Addington Interchange to Forestdale via withdrawn T31
Meal relief changed from Addington Village to Orpington Station

WVL216 being measured off by a colleague somewhere in Orpington

23.06.18
MB31+
8dd
7dd
3dd

Ramsden – Orpington – Locksbottom – Keston Mark – Hayes – Addington – Forestdale 
Ramsden Estate Rye Crescent - Rye Crescent - Hart Dyke Road - Eldred Drive - Tintagel Road - Ramsden Road - Court Road - High Street - Station Road - Orpington Station - Crofton Road - Locksbottom - Croydon Road - Keston Mark - Croydon Road - Baston Road - Pickhurst Lane - Station Approach - Hayes Station - Bourne Way - Addington Road - Addington Village Road - Kent Gate Way - Addington Village Tramlink Interchange - Lodge Lane - Kent Gate Way - Selsdon Park Road - Featherbed Lane - Courtwood Lane - Forestdale Courtwood Lane, Markfield

Forestdale – Addington – Hayes – Keston Mark – Locksbottom – Orpington – Ramsden 
Forestdale Courtwood Lane, Markfield - Courtwood Lane - Featherbed Lane - Selsdon Park Road - Kent Gate Way - Addington Village Tramlink Interchange - Lodge Lane - Kent Gate Way - Addington Village Road - Addington Road - Bourne Way - Hayes Station - Station Approach - Pickhurst Lane - Baston Road - Croydon Road - Keston Mark - Croydon Road - Locksbottom - Crofton Road - Orpington Station - Station Road - High Street - Chislehurst Road - Goodmead Road - Perry Hall Road - High Street - Court Road - Ramsden Road - Tintagel Road - Petten Grove - Rye Crescent - Ramsden Estate Rye Crescent
Mon-Sat frequency reduction

EN44

EN44 Orpington

© Edward S


Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

Current Blind



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Operating Garages

MB Orpington
Crew Changeover point Addington Village Interchange (some Locks Bottom)
From 24.10.15 Orpington Station , Locks Bottom changeover withdrawn

PH Polehill
Crew Changeover point Addington Village Interchange (some Locks Bottom)

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 27.01.22