Route History

 

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
12.10.38
SP
4DA
4DA
4DA

SIDCUP GARAGE - Foots Cray - Sidcup - Halfway Street - Blackfen - WELLING STATION
NEW single deck OMO Route

04.01.39
SP
4T
4T
4T

SIDCUP GARAGE  -   WELLING STATION
Converted to crew operation

11.01.39
SP
4T
4T
4T

SIDCUP GARAGE - Foots Cray - Sidcup - Halfway Street - Blackfen - Hook Lane - Westwood Lane - WELLING STATION
Diverted in Welling via Hook Lane and Westwood Lane instead of ?

03.05.39
SP
6T
6T
4T

GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat ) - Orpington High Street - Lower Road - Main Road - St Mary Cray - Cray Road - SIDCUP GARAGE ( Suns ) - Foots Cray - Sidcup Station - Halfway Street. Willersley Avenue. B;ackfen - Westwood Lane - Hook Lane - Welling High Street - WELLING STATION
Mon-Sat diverted at Foots Cray Post Office to Green Street Green

Taken from 1939 Historical Bus Map
Greater London Bus Map
06.03.40
SP
10Q
10Q
4Q

GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat )   -   SIDCUP GARAGE ( Suns ) -   WELLING STATION
T type replaced by Q type

02.04.41
SP
10Q+
10Q
4Q
    1LT/161    

GREEN STREET GREEN ( Mon-Sat )   -   SIDCUP GARAGE ( Suns ) -   WELLING STATION
Double deck journeys introduced Mon-Fri peaks between Sidcup Garage and Sidcup Station

29.10.41
SP
10Q+
11Q
4Q
    1LT/161    

SIDCUP GARAGE - WELLING STATION
Withdrawn between Foots Cray and Green Street Green. this section replaced by  revised 51

20.01.43
SP
16Q
16Q
4Q

SIDCUP GARAGE - WELLING STATION
Mon-Fri double deck journeys withdrawn

06.05.53
SP
29RF
22RF
12RF

SIDCUP GARAGE - WELLING STATION
Q type replaced by AEC Regal (RF)


As can be seen from the service interval this was a very frequent route for a suburban service

RF466 Sidcup Hill

Image taken from Red RF site with permission

26.11.58
SP
15RT
--
--

SIDCUP GARAGE - WELLING STATION (Mon-Fri)
Sat & Sun service replaced by revised Route 51. Converted to double deck operation.

08.05.63
SP
21RT
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--

SIDCUP GARAGE - Foots Cray - Blackfen - Welling - Central Avenue - Wickham Street - Edison Road - Plumstead Common - WOOLWICH Parsons Hill (Mon-Fri) -; High Street - WOOLWICH ROAD Victoria Way (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Welling to Woolwich replacing withdrawn section of Route 54


Scanned from Winter 1963 Red Book

01.07.64
Renumbered 51B

Garage

SP Sidcup
Crew Changeover point at garage