Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
30.01.99
FR
2sd
2sd
--
New service

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - Friswell Place - Arnsberg Way - Bexleyheath Broadway - Crook Log - Danson Road - Danson Underpass - Penhill Roundabout - Penhill Road - Hurst Road - Foots Cray Lane - Bexley  lane - Royal Road - Maylands Drive - Kimberley Drive - Longmead Drive - Onslow Drive - Royal Road - Bexley Lane - Rectory Lane - The Drive - St John's Road - Granville Road - Hadlow Road - Sidcup High Street - Elm Road - Chislehurst Road - Frognal Avenue - Frognal Place - Private Road QUEEN MARY'S HOSPITAL ( Mon-Sat )
New Mon-Sat route - replaces Route 494

 

Crystals Vario at Bexleyheath with an odd blind combination

 


19.05.01
FR
5solo
5solo
--

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - Friswell Place - Arnsberg Way - Broadway - Crook Log - Danson Road - Danson Underpass - Penhill Road - Foots Cray Lane - Bexley Lane - Royal Road - Maylands Drive - Kimberley Drive - Albany Park - Longmead Drive - Bexley Lane (again) - Rectory Lane - The Drive - Lansdown Road - St. John's Road - Granville Road - Hadlow Road - Sidcup High Street - Elm Road - Chislehurst Road - Sidcup By-Pass - Sevenoaks Road - Midfield Way - St. Paul's Wood Hill - Mickleham Road - Chipperfield Road - St. Mary Cray Station Approach - Cray Avenue - Orpington High Street - Station Road - Station Approach - ORPINGTON STATION ( Mon-Sat )
Extended from Queen Mary's Hospital to Orpington


19.10.02
FR
5solo
5solo
4solo

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - ORPINGTON STATIION ( Daily )
Sunday shopping hours service introduced

Optare Solo Bexleyheath

© Eamonn Kentell

15.08.03
FR
5solo
5solo
4solo
Contract novated - operation remained the same

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - ORPINGTON STATIION ( Daily )
New operator

05.03.05
MB
5solo
5solo
4solo
Contract novated - allocation moved to
Orpington (MB)

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - ORPINGTON STATIION ( Daily )
New operator

Transbus Dart - Marshall Capital 8.9m
Metrobus 137 Orpington

© Brian Kemp

04.02.06
MB15+
5MPD
4MPD
4MPD

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - ORPINGTON STATIION ( Daily )
Rerouted westbound between Crittalls Corner and Q Marys Hospital via Watery Lane and Frognal Place
Rerouted at Albany Park - Buses now operate in both directions via Foots Cray Lane - Longmead Drive - Kimberley Drive - Maylands Drive - and Royal Road to Bexley Road - thus withdrawn from the section of Bexley Lane between Longmead Drive and Royal Road

Optare Solo 197 at Bexleyheath

© Graham Smith

12.04.08
MB15+
5MPD
4MPD
4MPD

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - ORPINGTON STATIION
Rerouted at Albany Park again. in place of one way system buses rerouted in a one way anti clockwise loop
Royal Road - Maylands Drive - Kimberley Drive - Albany Park - Longmead Road  - Onslow Drive - Royal Road and back to Bexley Lane

Dart 251 Bexleyheath

© Brian Creasey


05.02.11
MB15+
5SE
5SE
4SE

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - ORPINGTON STATIION
Contract renewal

East Lancs Esteem 259 Orpington Station

© Mark Collins


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

186 Bexleyheath

© Bexleybus


23.01.16
BX201+
5SEN
5SEN
4SEN
Contract novated with Go-Ahead to
London Central (BX)

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - ORPINGTON STATION
New operator

SEN46 Bexleyheath

© Bexleybus


03.02.18
TB41+
5SE
5SE
4SE
NEW OPERATOR

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - ORPINGTON STATION
New contract with Stagecoach operating from Bromley (TB)

37505 Orpington Station

© Aubrey Morandarte

 

Garages

TB Bromley
Changeover point Orpington Station

FR Crystals and TGM - Crayford
Changeover point Bexleyheath ?

MB Green Street Green
Changeover point Orpington Station

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point Bexleyheath Shopping Centre

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 18.11.21