Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.01.88
BX
4RH/MR
4RH/MR
ex B13
New Service

WELLING CORNER ( Mon-Sat except evenings )  -  Upper Wickham Lane - Elsa Road - Holmesdale Road - Brampton Road - Dorcis Avenue - Pickford Lane - Bexleyheath Station - Avenue Road - Crook Log - Broadway -  Arnsberg Way -  BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre -- Gravel Hill - Bourne Road - Bexley High Street (for Bexley Station) - North Cray Road - Vicarage Road - Dartford Lane then either Baldwyns Park - Tile Kiln Lane - Joydens Wood Summerhouse Drive - Birchwood Road - Leyton Cross Road - Oakfield Lane - Bexley Park - Old Bexley Lane - Dartford Road and return to Bexleyheath or via Old Bexley Lane  -  Birchwood  Road  -  Summerhouse Drive  -- Baldwyns Park and return to Bexleyheath

The route ran as follows
WELLING CORNER - JOYDENS WOOD alternate journeys either via Leyton Cross or Summerhouse Drive ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre - JOYDENS WOOD via Bexley Hospital ( Mon-Sat evenings / Suns )

RH11 Bexleyheath

19.01.91
TX31+
4midi
4midi
--
Contract reassigned to Transcity

WELLING  -  JOYDENS WOOD
Sunday service withdrawn
Loop working for all buses at Joydens Wood via Bexley Hospital and Leyton Cross returning direct before 1200 and vica versa after 1200

Transcity midibus at Bexleyheath

© Mark Pitman


29.10.93
TX
4midi
4midi
--
Operation taken over by Kentish Bus still operating from Transcity base at Sidcup

WELLING  -  JOYDENS WOOD
New operator

7.11.93
DT
4midi
4midi
--

WELLING  -  JOYDENS WOOD
Operation moved to Kentish Bus Garage at Dartford

15.01.94
DT
4midi
4midi
--

WELLING  -  JOYDENS WOOD
Late evening service withdrawn
Contract renewal

 

Mercedes 892 at Bexleyheath

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01.04.95
DT
4midi
4midi
--

WELLING  -  JOYDENS WOOD
see map

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

27.09.96
NF71+
4midi
4midi
--

WELLING  -  JOYDENS WOOD
Allocation moved from Dartford (DT) to Northfleet (NF)

AKT3153

3153 seen here at Bexleyheath with a very unhelpful blind display

© Lawrence Living



23.01.99
BX221+
5sd
4sd
--
Contract reassigned

WELLING  -  JOYDENS WOOD
New operator

01.05.99
BX221+
5DMS
4DMS
--

WELLING  -  JOYDENS WOOD
Converted to low floor operation

 

 

DMS12 Bexleyheath

 


24.01.04
DT86+
7cadet
7cadet
--
Contract reassigned to
Arriva Kent Thameside

Joydens Wood - Bexley - Bexleyheath - Welling - Falconwood - Avery Hill - Eltham
From Eltham to Dartford Road Baldwyns Park then either Old Bexley Lane - Bexley Park - Oakfield Lane - Leyton Cross Road - Birchwood Road - Joydens Wood Summerhouse Drive - Tile Kiln Lane - Baldwyns Park (after 1200) or Baldwyns Park - Tile Kiln Lane - Joydens Wood Summerhouse Drive - Birchwood Road - Leyton Cross Road - Oakfield Lane - Bexley Park - Old Bexley Lane (before 1200) then Dartford Road - Vicarage Road - North Cray Road - Bexley High Street (for Bexley Station) - Bourne Road - Gravel Hill - Broadway - Highland Road - Arnsberg Way - Geddes Place - Bexleyheath Market Place - Friswell Place - Arnsberg Way - Broadway - Crook Log - Avenue Road - Bexleyheath Station - Pickford Lane - Dorcis Avenue - Brampton Road - Holmesdale Road - Gipsy Road - Elsa Road - Upper Wickham Lane - Springfield Road - Nags Head Lane - Welling High Street - Welling Corner - Bellegrove Road (for Welling Station) - Welling Way - Rochester Way - Falconwood Station - Avery Hill Riefield Road - Bexley Road - Eltham High Street - Well Hall Road - Eltham Station

Eltham - Avery Hill - Falconwood - Welling - Bexleyheath - Bexley - Joydens Wood
Eltham Station - Well Hall Road - Eltham High Street - Bexley Road - Avery Hill Riefield Road - Falconwood Station - Rochester Way - Welling Way - Bellegrove Road (for Welling Station) - Welling Corner - Upper Wickham Lane - Elsa Road - Gipsy Road - Holmesdale Road - Brampton Road - Dorcis Avenue - Pickford Lane - Bexleyheath Station - Avenue Road - Crook Log - Broadway - Arnsberg Way - Geddes Place - Bexleyheath Mayplace Road West - Arnsberg Way - Highland Road - Broadway - Gravel Hill - Bourne Road - Bexley High Street (for Bexley Station) - North Cray Road - Vicarage Road - Dartford Lane then either Baldwyns Park - Tile Kiln Lane - Joydens Wood Summerhouse Drive - Birchwood Road - Leyton Cross Road - Oakfield Lane - Bexley Park - Old Bexley Lane - Dartford Road (after 1200) or Old Bexley Lane - Bexley Park - Oakfield Lane - Leyton Cross Road - Birchwood Road - Joydens Wood Summerhouse Drive - Tile Kiln Lane - Baldwyns Park - Dartford Road (before 1200) and return to Eltham
Extended from Welling to Eltham Station via Welling Way - Falconwood and Riefield Road

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Cadet 3955 at Eltham

© John A  KIng

 


24.01.09
DT93+
5SE
5SE
3SE

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre  -  Eltham Church  -  Westhorne Avenue  -  HORN PARK ( Daily )
Withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Joydens Wood - this section replaced by Revised B12
Rerouted at Eltham Church to Horn Park via Eltham Hill,  Westhorne Avenue,  Alnwick Road,  ( return via Mottingham Lane,  and Sidcup Road ) to Horn park
Sunday service introduced

25.01.14
DT93+
5SE
5SE
3SE

BEXLEYHEATH  -  HORN PARK
Contract renewal

Enviro Dart 4035 heading for the new western terminus at Horns Park - seen here at Bexleyheath

© Mark McWalter


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

03.09.16
DT94+
6SE
6SE
5SE

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre  -  Eltham Church  -  Westhorne Avenue  -  HORN PARK ( Daily )
The hail and ride section between Bexleyheath Station and Upper Wickham Lane converted to fixed stops

29.10.16
DT94+-
6SE
6SE
3SE
Contract novated within Arriva to
Arriva London North

BEXLEYHEATH  -  HORN PARK
New management

16.09.17
DT91+-
6ENL
6ENL
5ENL

BEXLEYHEATH  -  HORN PARK
New schedule introduced

ENX29 Bexleyheath

© Bexleybus


25.01.19
DT94+-
6ENL
6ENL
3ENL

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre  -  HORN PARK
Contract renewal

ENR5 Bexleyheath

© Bexleybus


13.07.19
DT421+
6ENL
6ENL
3ENL

BEXLEYHEATH Shopping Centre  -  HORN PARK
Running number sequence change

Current Blind



B15

 

 

Garages

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point Shopping Centre

TX Transcity - Sidcup
Changeover point ?

NF Northfleet
Changeover point ?

DT Dartford
Changeover point Bexleyheath Shopping Centre

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 30.06.22-->