Route History


16.08.86
OB41+
3RH/OV
3RH/OV
--
New Route

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - Augustine Road - Chalk Pit  Avenue - Main Road - Station Road - Mill Brook Road - St. Mary Cray High Street ,Kent Road - Lower Road - Perry Hall Road - Goodmead Road - Chislehurst Road - - Orpington High Street - Orpington War Memorial - Station Road - Station Approach - Orpington Bus Station - Station Approach - Station Road - Tubbenden Lane,Farnborough Way - Starts Hill Road - Starts Road - Crofton Road - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way (Mon-Sat except evgs)
New Mon-Sat minibus route operated by Orpington Buses Ltd - trading as Roundabout under LRT tendering process.

11.08.90
OB41+
3RH
3RH
--

OV type withdrawn

RH6

 

 

RH6 seen at ?

 


24.04.91
OB41+
4RH
4RH
--

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - Augustine Road - Chalk Pit  Avenue - Main Road - Station Road - Mill Brook Road - St. Mary Cray High Street ,Kent Road - Lower Road - Perry Hall Road - Goodmead Road - Chislehurst Road - - Orpington High Street - Orpington War Memorial - Station Road - Station Approach - Orpington Bus Station - Station Approach - Station Road - Tubbenden Lane  -  Tubbenden Drive - Northlands Avenue - Southlands Avenue - Beechcroft Way - Farnborough Way - Starts Hill Road - Starts Road - Crofton Roa - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Diverted in Farnborough as shown in blue

24.04.93
OB41+
5FM
5FM
--

AUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way (Mon-Sat except evgs)
RH type replaced by FM type

FM5 FM5 Orpington High Street

02.12.95
Y
4MM
4MM
1MM
Contract reassigned to Centrewest

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way ( Daily)
Mon-Sat evening service inroduced and Sunday service from mid-day

MM3

MM3 Orpington High Street

© Jeff Lloyd


08.11.99
Y
4DMS
4DMS
1DMS

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way ( Daily)
Converted to low floor operation

01.12.01
Y
4DMS
4DMS
1DMS

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - Augustine Road - Chalk Pit  Avenue - Main Road - Station Road - Mill Brook Road - St. Mary Cray High Street - Chelsfield Road - Cockmannings Road - Waldenhurst Road - Somerdon Road - Rookesly Road - Renton Drive - Chelsfield Lane - Petten Grove - Ramsden Road - Court Road - Orpington High Street - Orpington War Memorial - Station Road - Station Approach - Orpington Bus Station - Station Approach - Station Road - Tubbenden Lane  -  Tubbenden Drive - Northlands Avenue - Southlands Avenue - Beechcroft Way - Farnborough Way - Starts Hill Road - Starts Road - Crofton Road - LOCKS BOTTOM Pallant Way (Mon-Sat except evgs)
Contract renewal
Diverted via Ramsden Estate as shown in blue replacing part of Route R8

25.09.04
Y
5DMS
5DMS
2DMS

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - Locks Bottom - Farnborough Common - PRINCESS ROYAL HOSPITAL
Extended from Locks Bottom to Princess Royal Hospital

08.12.07
MB325+
5DMS
5DMS
2DMS
Contract reassigned to Metrobus

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - Locks Bottom - Farnborough Common - PRINCESS ROYAL HOSPITAL
Contract reassigned to Metrobus (MB)

255

255 Orpington High Street

© Lawrence Living


03.12.11
MB325+
5DMS
5DMS
ex R3

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - PRINCESS ROYAL HOSPITAL
Contract renewal

233

233 Orpington

© Lawrence Living


01.05.14
MB325+
5DMS
5DMS
ex R3

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

01.04.17
MB331+
6SE
5SE
ex R3

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - PRINCESS ROYAL HOSPITAL
Contract renewal
Running number sequence change

185

185 Orpington

© Lawrence Living


02.04.22
MB331+
6SE
6SE
2SE

PAUL CRAY HILL Augustine Road - PRINCESS ROYAL HOSPITAL
Contract etended for two years

Operating Garages

OB Orpington
Crew Changeover point

OB Orpington
Crew Changeover point

MB Green Street Green
Crew Changeover point Orpington Station and some at Princess Royal Hospital
From 01.04 17 all changeovers at Orpington Station

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Wednesday, 13.04.22