Route History

Fares

08.09.37
TL
14STL
18STL
18STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - Shooters Hill - Blackheath - Lewisham - Catford - Bromley - BROMLEY COMMON Chatterton Arms -: Keston Mark - Leaves Gree n-  WESTERHAM HILL ( Mon-Sat am journey )
New route replacing Route 21A - which was diverted at New Cross to Brockley Rise instead of Welling.
Also replaced Catford to Bromley Common / Westerham Hill on Route 137

04.05.38
TB
14STL
12STL
6ST
13STL

TL allocationreplaced by Bromley (TB)

03.05.39
TB
14STL
12STL
8ST
16STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - BROMLEY COMMON Chatterton Arms ( Mon-Fri / Sat am Sun ) -:  - WESTERHAM HILL ( Mon-Fri am journey / Sat pm / Sun )
Extended from Bromley Common to Westerham Hill Sat pm and Sunday

1939 map
Extracted from 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
22.11.39
TL
8STL
8STL
10STL

WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick - LEWISHAM Rennell Street
Withdrawn between Lewisham and Bromley Common / Westerham Hill
The Mon-Sat peak journeys to Westerham Hill was partly replaced by Route 146

TB allocation moved back to Catford (TL)

20.03.40
TL
8STL
8STL
10STL

Mon-Fri am journey introduced between Bromley North and Westerham Hill as a seperate leg

03.07.40
TL
8STL
8STL
10STL

Mon-Fri am journey withdrawn between Bromley North and Westerham Hill

20.10.48
TL
14RT
15RT
12RT

RT type introduced

26.10.49
P
--
5RT
14RT
 
TL
17RT
11RT
--

Sat and Sun Old Kent Road (P) allocation introduced
Sunday Catford (TL)  allocation withdrawn

11.10.50
P
--
5RT
9RT
 
TL
17RT
13RT
5RT

Sunday Catford (TL) allocation reintroduced.

02.05.51
P
--
18RT
14RT
 
TL
17RT
--
--

Catford (TL) weekend allocation withdrawn.

22.10.52
NX
--
--
14RT
 
P
--
18RT
--
 
TL
17RT
--
--

Sunday Old Kent Road (P) allocation transferred to New Cross (NX)

16.10.57
NX
15RT
15RT
11RT

Old Kent Road (P) and Catford (TL) allocations transferred to New Cross (NX)

30.04.58
NX
15RT
15RT
11RT

89 times

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List

8 May 1963
BX
4RT
4RT
3RT
 
NX
15RT
15RT
7RT

ELTHAM Well Hall Station - Blackfen - Blendon - Park Hill Road - Bexley - Bexleyheath - Welling - Shooters Hill - Blackheath - Prince of Wales Road - LEWISHAM Rennel Street
Extended from Welling to Eltham to part replace Route 195 which was witrhdrawn. Bexleyheath (BX) allocation introduced.

07.09.68
BX
9RT
4RT
4RT
 
NX
13RT
14RT
7RT
1968 allocation entry
Taken from 1968 allocation book
1964 map

Extracted from July 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

30.01.71
BX
13RT
5RT
4RT
 
NX
11RT
10RT
--

ELTHAM Well Hall ( Mon-Sat ) - BEXLEYHEATH (Suns) - LEWISHAM
Sunday withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Eltham - Gravel Hill section left unserved but Blendon to Eltham still covered by Route 132.

08.01.72
BX
19RT
8RT
4RT
 
NX
--
6RT
--

Mon-Fri New Cross (NX) allocation withdrawn

RT4641
RT4641 seen on Blackheath
© Malcolm Allan

01.03.75
BX
19RT
7RT
4RT
 
NX
--
7RM
--

Saturday only (NX) allocation converted to Routemaster operation.

RM1284
RM1284 Rennell Street
© John Parkin

22.04.78
BX31+
15DMS
15DMS
4DMS

SLADE GREEN STATION - Colyers Lane - Bexleyheath - Welling - Shooters Hill - Blackheath - LEWISHAM Bus Station.
Peak hour journeys diverted to Bexley Station
Diverted at Bexleyheath to Slade Green replacing withdrawn section of Route 132 - And the Bexleyheath to Eltham section replaced by revised 132.
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.
New Cross (NX) allocation withdrawn

DMS2419

DMS2419 (BX) Lewisham Bus Stn

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 download

08.03.83
BX31+
17T
15T
4T

Converted to Leyland Titan operation.

24.05.86
BX31+
15L
14L
4L

Converted to Olympian operation.

16.08.86
NX241+
15L
21L
5L

Bexleyheath Garage closure - allocation moved to New Cross,
Garage journeys ran in servie via Route 36

11.10.90
NX241+
15T/L
19T/L
5T/L

Allocation transferred to New Cross using mixed Titans and Olympians Í

T1107

T1107 Blackheath

This image available on the
Titan download

19.01.91
BX1+
9T
9T
4T
 
NX241+
7T/L
8T/L
--

Daily Bexleyheath (BX) allocation reintroduced and Sunday New Cross (NX) withdrawn.

L34

L34 (NX) at Bexleyheath

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

05.02.00
BX1+
15PVL
16PVL
7PVL

SLADE GREEN STATION - LEWISHAM Bus Statio
Mon-Fri special journeys to Bexley Station withdrawn.
New Cross (NX) allocation withdrawn.
Converted to low floor double deck operation.

NV157

NV157 at Bexleyheath still using the Sutton (A) code as evidence of a previous life

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

23.02.02
BX1+
9PVL
11PVL
7PVL
 
NX121+
6PVL
6PVL
--

Mon-Sat New Cross (NX) allocation re-introduced.

PVL17

PVL17 Shooters Hill

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download

28.06.02
BX1+
9PVL
11PVL
7PVL
 
NX121+
6PVL
6PVL
--

Route N89 introduced between Trafalgar Square and Erith via daytime Route 89

29.01.05
BX1+
15PVL
16PVL
7PVL

Contract renewal - NX allocation transferred to BX

30.01.10
BX1+
15PVL
16PVL
7PVL

Contract extended for two years

28.01.12
BX1+
15E
16E
7E

Contract renewal

E231
E231 wintry scene at Blackheath
London Bus Routes by Adam
2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge

28.01.17
BX1+
17E
17E
8E

SLADE GREEN STATION - LEWISHAM Bus Station
Contract renewal

 

Operating Garages

P Old Kent Road
Changeover point Lewisham

NX New Cross
Changeover point Lewisham

TL Catford
Changeover point Lewisham

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point Bexleyheath Market Place before April 1978 and then outside garage

 

89 times 89 live 89 stands Tender Specs 89 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Friday, 21.07.17