Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.01.88
BX61+
5L/T+
4L/T
--
logo NEW TENDERED ROUTE previously operated by Kentish Bus

WOOLWICH HIGH STREET - Nathan Way - Eastern Way - Carlisle Road - Bentham Road - (Mon-Fri peaks) THAMESMEAD Town Centre - (MS except evenings) - Central Way - Crossway - Harrow Manor Way - Yarnton Way - Eastern Way - then Mon-Fri peaks double run via Anderson Way and Crabtree Manorway roundabout back to Eastern Way - Picardy Road - Nuxley Road - Bedonwell Road, Long Lane - Woolwich Road - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre (MS evenings) then Mayplace Road - Erith Road - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE ( Mon-Sat except evenings ) or Bexleyheath Broadway - Gravel Hill - Bourne Road - Bexley High Street - Vicarage Road - Dartford Road - Old Bexley Lane - Oakfield Lane - DARTFORD HEATH ( Mon-Fri peaks )
The Mon-Fri peak journeys operated from Bexleyheath and were with the flow journeys ie towards Dartford Heath am and from Dartford Heath pm
Mon-Fri peak journeys to/from Woolwich operated via Bentham Road both ways instead of Crossway

L281

L281 seen at Bexleyheath

London Buses by Adam

24.11.90
BX61+
5L/T+
4L/T
--
logo Contract reassigned
map

Extracted from 1990 London Transport Map

Bus Maps for sale

19.01.91
BX61+
7T
4T
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THAMESMEAD Town Centre - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre ( Mon-Fri evenings / Sat early am / evenings) - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE ( Mon-Fri  except evenings and Sat shop hours ) or DARTFORD HEATH ( SDO journeys
Withdrawn between Thamesmead and Woolwich this section replaced by revised 244
All Mon-Fri journeys up to 1900 revised to operate via Crabtree Manorway roundabout
Projections beyond Bexleyheath to Dartford restricted to schoolday only now.

T750

T750 seen at ?

London Buses by Adam

 

401
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books
09.10.94
BX61+
6T
4T
3MRL

THAMESMEAD Town Centre - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre ( Mon-Fri evenings / Sat early am / evenings / Suns ) - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE ( Mon-Fri  except evenings and Sat shop hours ) or DARTFORD HEATH ( SDO journeys
Sunday service introduced with midibus

1995 map

Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

23.01.99
BX61+
6T
4T
3MRL

THAMESMEAD Town Centre - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (MS except evenings )
Service revised to operate daily between Thamesmead and Bexleyheath - the projections beyond Bexleyheath to Bexley and Dartford Heath replaced by Route 601
Start of new contract

NV25

NV26 Thamesmead terminus

© John King

01.04.00
BX21+
5PVL
4PVL
3DMS

Buses converted to low floor operation

PVL25

PVL25 Bexleyheath

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download


24.01.04
BX21+
6PVL
4PVL
3DMS

Start of new contract

24.01.09
BX21+
7PVL
6PVL
3PVL

Service increase

22.01.11
BX21+
7PVL
6PVL
3PVL
logo Contract renewal

23.01.16
BX21+
8E
6E
3E

Thamesmead – Belvedere – Upper Belvedere – Bexleyheath 
Thamesmead Thamesmere Drive - Central Way - Crossway - Carlyle Road - Harrow Manor Way - Yarnton Way - Thamesmead East - Eastern Way then (Mondays to Fridays except evenings) double run via Anderson Way to/from Crabtree Manorway then Picardy Manorway - Lower Road (for Belvedere Station) - Picardy Road - Upper Belvedere - Nuxley Road - Bedonwell Road - Long Lane - Woolwich Road - North Street - Chapel Road - Geddes Place - Bexleyheath Market Place

Bexleyheath – Upper Belvedere – Belvedere – Thamesmead 
Bexleyheath Market Place - Friswell Place - Woolwich Road - Long Lane - Bedonwell Road - Nuxley Road - Albert Road - Woolwich Road - Upper Belvedere - Picardy Road - Lower Road (for Belvedere Station) - Picardy Manorway - then (Mondays to Fridays except evenings) double run via Anderson Way to/from Crabtree Manorway then Eastern Way - Thamesmead East - Yarnton Way - Harrow Manor Way - Carlyle Road - Crossway - Central Way - Thamesmead Thamesmere Drive
Contract extended for two years

WVL360

WVL360 Bexleyheath

London Buses by Adam


20.01.18
DT101+
8DW
6DW
3DW
ARRIVA LOGO Contract reassigned

DW455

DW455 seen in Bexleyheath on the first day of operation with Arriva

© Jeff Lloyd

 

Operating Garage

BX Bexleyheath
Crew changeover point Bexleyheath stand

DT Dartford
Crew changeover point Bexleyheath stand

 

 

 

 

83 times live stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Monday, 22.01.18