Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.01.88
BX61+
5L/T+
4L/T
--
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 seen at Bexleyheath

© Brian Kemp


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

WOOLWICH ( Mon-Fri peaks )  -  THAMESMEAD ( ( Mon-Sat except evenings )  -  BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre ( Mon-Sat evenings )  -  ( Mon-Sat except evenings )  -  DARTFORD HEATH
( Mon-Fri peaks)
New operator

Extracted from 1990 London Transport Map
Bus Maps for sale


19.01.91
BX61+
7T
4T
--

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Withdrawn between Thamesmead and Woolwich this section replaced by revised 244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.


T694 Bexleyheath

© Phillip Hambling


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

Taken from1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk


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

NV26 Thamesmead terminus

© John King


01.04.00
BX21+
5PVL
4PVL
3DMS

THAMESMEAD Town Centre - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (MS except evenings )
Buses converted to low floor operation


24.01.04
BX21+
6PVL
4PVL
3DMS

THAMESMEAD Town Centre - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (MS except evenings )
Start of new contract

24.01.09
BX21+
7PVL
6PVL
3PVL

THAMESMEAD Town Centre - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (MS except evenings )
Service increase

22.01.11
BX21+
7PVL
6PVL
3PVL

THAMESMEAD Town Centre - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (MS except evenings )
Contract renewal

 

PVL250 Bexleyheath

© Eamonn Kentell


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

WVL369 Bexleyheath stand

© Brian Kemp


20.01.18
DT101+
8DW
6DW
3DW
Contract reassigned

THAMESMEAD  - BEXLEYHEATH
New contract

DW457 Thamesmead Terminus
27.05.22

© Ian Armstrong

 

Operating Garages

BX Bexleyheath
Crew changeover point Bexleyheath stand

DT Dartford
Crew changeover point Bexleyheath stand

2022 Map

401 map
Taken from 2022 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

Live Visual

 

Current Blind



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© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Saturday, 28.05.22