Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
04.05.38
TL
8ST
11ST
9ST

CATFORD St Dunstan's College  - Catford Bridge - Brownhill Road - Westhorne Avenue - Eltham Green - Middle Park Avenue - Eltham Church - Eltham Park - Rochester Way - Welling Way - WELLING Guy Earl of Warwick
New Route serving new Roads between Catford and Eltham but replacing Route 227 between Eltham and Welling

1939 map
Extracted from June 1939 historical drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
13.12.39
TL
8STL
12STL
10STL

ST type replaced by STL

20.10.48
TL
8RT
11RT
11RT

STL type replaced by new RT type

RT4616

RT4616 is is Brownhill Road - Catford - opposite Plassy Road.
There's a glimpse of the Salvation Army chapel which still exists in some form.

This image available on the
Nostalgia download

30.04.58
TL
9RT
11RT
8RT

160 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
08.05.63
TL
9RT
9RT
--

CATFORD - WELLING (Mon-Sat)
Sunday service re-numbered 160A

RT189

Health & safety might have something to say about the timecard sat in the windscreen RT189 at the
SDC Stand

This image available on the
RT download

24.01.70
TL
10SM
8SM
--

Converted to single deck one person operation.

27.06.76
TL101+
10SMD
8SMD
--

Type change

28.01.78
TL101+
10DMS
8DMS
--

Converted to double deck operation.

22.04.78
TL101+
7DMS
7DMS
3DMS

CATFORD St Dunstan's College (Mon-Sat) or CATFORD GARAGE (Suns) - WELLING
Sunday service re-introduced. This was part of Busplan 1 - an excercise in standardising routes and withdrawing suffix letters

04.09.82
TL101+
7DMS
5DMS
--

CATFORD - WELLING ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service re-numbered 160A

25.07.83
TL101+
7T
5T
--

Converted from Daimler Fleetline to Leyland Titan.

02.11.85
TL101+
7T
7T
2T

CATFORD - Middle Park - Eltham - Eltham Park - Hook Lane - Welling - Bexleyheath - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Extended from Welling to Bexleyheath Garage and introduced on Sunday replacing Route 160A

160 leaflet
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Titan

T86 at Eltham Green heading for the new destination

© Malcolm Macdonald

03.02.87
TL101+
7LS
7LS
2LS

Converted to single deck Leyland National.

08.07.89
TL81+
5SR
4SR
3SR

CATFORD - ELTHAM Southend Crescent -; Falconwood - Westwood Lane - WELLING CORNER (Mon-Fri pm school journeys)
Withdrawn between Eltham and Welling except for school journeys - most replaced by New Midibus Route B16

29.07.89
TL81+
5SR
4SR
##11SR

Sunday joint allocation with 108b,180,273,L1

03.02.90
TL81+
5SR
4SR
##MW

Sunday buses ex 124

01.09.90
TL81+
4SR/MW
4SR/MW
##MW

CATFORD - ELTHAM Southend Crescent
School journeys to Welling withdrawn.

24.04.93
TL81+
4SR/MW
4SR/MW
2SR/MW

Sunday allocation now confined to 160.

DW63

DW63 at Eltham

This image available on the
Single Deck download

02.03.94
TL46+
4LA
4LA
3MW
LOGO LA type introduced.

LA9

Dennis Lance Alexander LA9 in Eltham High Street

This image available on the
Single Deck download

19.08.95
TL101+
4L
4L
3sd

Converted from single deck LA to double deck Olympian.

L81

The new order represented here by L81 at Eltham

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

15.09.96
TL101+
9DAL
8DAL
4DAL

CATFORD - Eltham - New Eltham - Southwood Road - Green Lane - Chislehurst - Perry Street - Queen Mary's Hospital - SIDCUP STATION
Extended from Eltham to Sidcup via Chislehurst replacing part of withdrawn 228.
Olympians replaced by Alexandra Dash Darts.

618

Dennis Alexander Dash Dart 618 is in Jubilee Way at Sidcup Station

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

29.07.00
TL1+
10T/VN
9T/VN
4T/VN

CATFORD GARAGE - SIDCUP STATION
Withdrawn between Rushey Green and St Dunstan's College in Catford. Converted from single deck to double deck operation.

VN101

Seen here in Jubillee Way Sidcup is VN101

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

09.02.02
TL1+
11TAS
9TAS
6TAS

Converted to low floor operation.

TAS469

TAS469 at the Sidcup Station stand

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

16.09.06
DT8+
10dd
10dd
8dd
LOGO New contract awarded to ARRIVA  KENT THAMESIDE operated from Dartford Garage

CATFORD BRIDGE STATION - SIDCUP STATION
Rerouted between ST Mildred's Road and Catford Town Centre via Verdant Lane - Sandhurst Road and Sangley Road instead of direct via Brownhill Road.

AKT 6238

Trident 6238 at Chislehurst Common, approaching the War Memorial

© John King
17.09.11
DT8+
10dd/1sd
10dd
8dd

Contract renewal

4029

AD Enviro Dart 10.8m 4029
Chislehurst Common

© Ian Armstrong

28.11.15
DT11+
12E
11E
8E

Running number sequence change with PVR increase

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
17.09.16
DT11+
12E+
12E
8E
    +1E/660    

Contract renewal

29.10.16
DT11+
13E
12E
8E
logo Official transfer from AKT
to Arriva London

T325
Since Arriva London took over the management duties of Dartford Garage routes they have adopted the policy of showing running numbers as exampled here by T325 at Queen Mary's
© Ian Armstrong


160 current times 160 live stands Tender Specs 160 fares 1964

 

 

Garages

TL Catford
Changeover point Catford Town Centre, Town Hall

DT Dartford
Changeover point Sidcup Station but previously had been Eltham High Street and Queen Mary's Hospital

 

Dartford tt

The full timetable for Jan 1950 is shown - to purchase click below

 

The full timetable can be found in this 1949 booklet available for sale