Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.01.88
BX
10LS
10LS
3LS
New Route

BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (daytime) - BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre (evenings) Pickford Lane - King Harold's Way - Plumstead - WOOLWICH High Street
NEW ROUTE operated by Bexleybus - partly replacing Route 122A which was withdrawn.

 

 

LS135 Bexleyheath - note the dual Green Line bus stop

 


26.11.88
BO
8dd
8dd
2dd
Contract reassigned

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - Pickford Lane - King Harold's Way - Plumstead - WOOLWICH High Street

 

 

Boroline 927  Bexleyheath

 


19.01.91
BO
8dd
8dd
2dd

Extracted from 1991 Allocation book which is available for sale in pdf form

Sales List


17.02.92
CR
8dd
8dd
2dd
Contract reassigned

751

 

Leyland Olympian Optare - ex Boroline

 


17.10.93
DT
8dd
8dd
2dd
Operation transferred to Dartford base - Crayford base closed.
7641

 

 

Northern Counties Volvo Citybus 7641

 


23.01.99
BX131+
T
T
T
Contract reassigned

 

T1058 North Greenwich stand

 


29.05.99
BX131+
13T
13T
8T

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - Plumstead - Woolwich - Charlton - Blackheath - Westcombe Park Stn - Woolwich Road - Bugsby Way - NORTH GREENWICH STATION
Extended from Woolwich to North Greenwich Station.

Extracted from 1999 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map


 

 

NV24 Bexleyheath

 


01.04.00
BX131+
16PVL
16PVL
7PVL

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - NORTH GREENWICH STATION
Converted to low floor operation.

 

 

PVL55 Woolwich Arsenal Station

 

 


02.06.01
BX131+
15PVL
15PVL
7PVL

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - NORTH GREENWICH STATION
Rerouted in North Greenwich between the Bus Station and Blackwall Lane via Edmond Halley Way - West Parkside - and John Harrison Way.

24.01.04
BX131+
16PVL
16PVL
7PVL

BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE - NORTH GREENWICH STATION
Extended daily from Bexleyheath Shopping Centre to Bexleyheath Garage.
Contract renewed with London Central (BX)

25.11.06
BX131+
16PVL
16PVL
11PVL

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - NORTH GREENWICH STATION
Rerouted towards North Greenwich via new bus-only link Road after Westcombe Hill.

22.01.11
BX131+
16WVL
16WVL
11WVL
Contract renewal

 

 

WVL385 Royal Standard

 


23.01.16
BX131+
16WVL
15WVL
12WVL

BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE - NORTH GREENWICH STATION
Contract extended for two years

 

 

The occasional Enviro creep onto the route as seen here at Woolwich Arsenal

 


20.01.18
PD201+
16EH
16EH
12EH
Contract reassigned

ADL E40H / Enviro400 MMC 10.4m

12365 seen here at North Greenwich evidenced by the " Dome " in the background is working PD308

By kind permission of
© Malcolm Conway

 

12357

12357 Hythe Avenue

© Ben Knowles

 

Operating Garages

BX Bexleyheath
Crew changeover point at garage

BO Maidstone Boroline
Crew changeover point not known

CR Crayford

I worked for Boroline in 1989/90 from Crayford base - the crew change over point for 422 was at Bexleyheath Market Place - a Ford Transit minibus was used for crew ferry work (but things didn't always go to plan - I recall being at the depot one evening when there was a call from the LT controller complaining that there were five Boroline buses "abandoned" and obstructing the stand at Bexleyheath - and a bunch of drivers who were in the depot having just signed off were rounded up and sent in the Transit to each bring a bus back!

Ken Freston

DT Dartford
Crew changeover point not known

PD Plumstead
Crew changeover at garage eastbound and Station westbound

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Friday, 05.06.20