Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
12.03.94
LM
7midi
7midi
4midi
logo Operated by Kentish Bus from a base at Deptford

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN,Park Langley - Bromley - Bickley - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms ( Mon-Sat except evgs/Suns ) St Pauls Cray Road - PETTS WOOD STATION ( Mon-Sat except evgs )
NEW ROUTE: replaced Route 126 between Beckenham and Bromley - 161 between Bromley and Chislehurst and 161A between Chislehurst and Petts Wood.

1994 entry
Taken from June 1994 allocation book
162 map 1995 Bromley Town Centre 1995
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

28.07.96
DG42+
6midi
6midi
3midi

Reallocated to Dunton Green

L112

Kentish Bus Dart 112 waits at Petts Wood Station

This image available on Bus Photos page

27.09.97
TB91+
7T
6T
4T
selkent Contract reassigned
VA130

VA130 Beckenham Junction Station

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download

03.11.97
TB91+
5T
2DAL
7T
5T

Mixed single and double deck operation introduced

08.11.97
TB91+
5T
2DAL
7T
5T

Rerouted southbound in Bromley after Bromley North Station via Tweedy Road and Kentish Way instead of East Street and Widmore Road.

SLD220

SLD220 Eltham Station

This image available with the
Stagecoach  download

17.03.01
TB91+
7SLD
7SLD
7SLD

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms
Withdrawn between Chislehurst and Petts Wood - this section replaced by revised 273

20.10.01
TB91+
9SLD
9SLD
8SLD

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - ELTHAM STATION
Extended from Chislehurst to Eltham Station via Belmont Lane - Imperial Way - Molescroft - Domonic Drive - Edgebury - Green Lane - Southwood Road - Avery Hill Road - Bexley Road - Eltham High Street.

17975

17975 Trident stands in for a single decker

 

34219

34219S 34219 Beckenham.  Bromley Road, at St George's Church

© J G S Smith

 

 

18.03.06
DT21+
8sd
8sd
5sd
LOGO Contract reassigned to Arriva Kent Thameside (DT) although hired Stagecoach Darts were used until 28.04.06

To operate direct in both directions Bromley Town Centre from Kentish Way to Widmore Road instead of loop working.

1628

Arriva Kent Thameside 1628 Bromley

© Lawrence Living

19.03.11
MB101+
8SE
8SE
4SE
logo New contract awarded to Metrobus operating from the Orpington base
155

Enviro Dart 155 Eltham Station

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

2014 map
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
19.03.16
MB101+
11SE
11SE
7SE

Contract renewal

Operating Garages

TB Bromley
Changeover at ?

LM Deptford
Changeover at ?

DG Dunton Green
Changeover at ?

MB Green Street Green
Changeover at Eltham Station and also Bromley South has a few changeovers but only for late turn start and finish duties

DT Dartford
Changeover at Eltham Station

Current times for Route 162 live 162 stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Monday, 07.08.17