Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
30.11.74
AW81+
3DMS
3DMS
-

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - THAMESMEAD Titmus Avenue / Carlyle Road( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE
serving new roads in Thamesmead


DMS282

DMS282 seen at ABBEY WOOD Harrow

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Route 272 map at 1976 Woolwich Town Centre
Taken from Mike Harris 1976 Historical Map
Greater London Bus Map

25.06.77
AW81+
3DMS
3DMS
--

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - THAMESMEAD Carlyle Road ( Mon-Sat )
Extended within Thamesmead via Bentham Road - Titmuss Avenue and Applegarth Road - returning direct via Carlyle Road

24.07.77
AW81+
3DMS
3DMS
1DMS

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - THAMESMEAD Carlyle Road
Extended in Thamesmead to northern end of Carlyle Road
Limited Sunday service (1000 - 1700 ) introduced.


DMS209 loads in Woolwich
© Eamonn Kentell
22.04.78
AW81+
4DMS
4DMS
2DMS

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - THAMESMEAD Carlyle Road
A full Sunday service introduced.

DMS209 Woolwich Town Centre

DMS209 Powis Street, Woolwich

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31.01.81
AW81+
5MD
4MD
2MD

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - THAMESMEAD Bentham Road
Extended from Carlyle Road to northern end of Bentham Road.
Converted to MD type.

MD133 Bentham Road terminus

 

 

MD133 Bentham Road terminus

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31.10.81
PD181+
5MD
4MD
2MD

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - THAMESMEAD Bentham Road
Abbey Wood closure - allocation moved to new Plumstead (PD)

22.11.82
PD181+
5T
4T
2T

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - THAMESMEAD Bentham Road
MD type replaced by Titan.

27.10.84
PD181+
8T
7T
3T
    +1T/122    

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - then loop via Bentham Road - Crossway - Carlyle Road - Harrow Manor Way and return to Woolwich.
The loop operates in both directions Mon-Sat but only anti-clockwise on Sundays.

T750 General Goron Place

T750 with the blind showing the route would traverse the loop at Thamesmead in anti clockwise direction

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25.10.86
PD181+
8L
7L
3L

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - then loop via Bentham Road - Crossway - Carlyle Road - Harrow Manor Way and return to Woolwich.
The loop operates in both directions Mon-Sat but only anti-clockwise on Sundays.

Diverted in Thamesmead via Central Way and Joyce Dawson Way

L83 General Gordon Place

L83 General Gordon Place

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16.01.88
BX
D/L ex 96
D/L ex 96
D/L ex 96
Contract reassigned to BexleyBus


WOOLWICH Thomas Street -
Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - then loop via Bentham Road - Crossway - Carlyle Road - Harrow Manor Way and return to Woolwich.
The loop operates in both directions Mon-Sat but only anti-clockwise on Sundays.

Diverted in Thamesmead via Central Way and Joyce Dawson Way

Bexleybus 92 ( DMS ) T1034

14.05.88
BX
D/L ex 99
D/L ex 99
D/L ex 99

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - then loop via Bentham Road - Crossway - Carlyle Road - Harrow Manor Way and return to Woolwich.
The loop operates in both directions Mon-Sat but only anti-clockwise on Sundays.

Allocation now comes from Route 99 instead of 96.

Bexleybus 23 at Bentham Road Bexleybus43 Thamesmead Town Cente

24.11.90
CR
10dd
9dd
7dd
Contract reassigned to
Maidstone Boroline operating from Crayford depot


WOOLWICH Thomas Street -
Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - then loop via Bentham Road - Crossway - Carlyle Road - Harrow Manor Way and return to Woolwich.
The loop operates in both directions

Thamesmead loop operates in both directions daily instead of just Mon-Sat.

Boroline 924 Thamesmead Town Centre Boroline 765 Thomas Street


17.02.92
DT
10dd
9dd
7dd
Contract novated to Kentish Bus

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - then loop via Bentham Road - Crossway - Carlyle Road - Harrow Manor Way and return to WOOLWICH
The loop operates in both directions

Kentish Bus now operate the route

Kentish Bus 724 Vincent Road, Woolwich Kentish Bus 762 Thomas Street

26.12.1993
Boxing Day 1993 saw a one off operation by Roundabout

DT32 Thamesmead Town Centre

 

Roundabout DT32 seen on Boxing Day 1993
at Thamesmead

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14.09.96
DT
dd/sd
dd/sd
sd

WOOLWICH Thomas Street - Plumstead - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - then loop via Bentham Road - Crossway - Carlyle Road - Harrow Manor Way and return to WOOLWICH
The loop operates in both directions

Evening and Sunday service converted to midibus.

1995 map of Route 272 Woolwich Town Centre
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

23.01.99
Withdrawn - replaced mainly by  new 472  and revised 244 

 

 

 

Operating Garages

AW Abbey Wood
Changeover point Abbey Wood

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point at ?

BO Maidstone Boroline

DT Dartford (Kentish Bus)