Route History

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16.08.86
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ORPINGTON Walnut Centre - Orpington High Street - Station Road - Crofton Road - Addington Road - Kent Gateway - Selsdon Park Road - Pixton Way - Bardolph Avenue - Courtwood Lane ( double run ) - Featherbed Lane - Gravel Hill - Coombe Lane - Coombe Road - Park Hill Road - then peak hours via Fairfield Road - Altyre Road - and Addiscombe Road - CROYDON Fairfield Halls (Mon-Fri peaks)
Route transferred to LRT network - previosly run as a commercial service by Orpington and District - Tillingbourne - and Metrobus

1995 map
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge
688
Metrobus 688 with ex RM registration plate seen at ?

30.03.96
MB32+
4dd
4dd
2sd

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - Rye Crescent - Hart Dyke Road - Eldred Drive - Tintagel Road - Ramsden Road - Court Road (Orpington By-Pass) - Orpington High Street - Station Road - Crofton Road - Addington Road , Farnborough Common - Croydon Road - Baston Road - Pickhurst Lane - Station Approach - Bourne Way - Addington Road - Glebe Way Roundabout - Addington Road - Addington Village Road - Kent Gate Way - Selsdon Park Road - Pixton Way - Bardolph Avenue - Courtwood Lane ( double run ) - Featherbed Lane - Gravel Hill - Coombe Lane - Coombe Road - Park Hill Road - then peak hours via Fairfield Road - Altyre Road - and Addiscombe Road - and at other times Addiscombe Road - George Street - Park Lane - Fairfield Road - CROYDON Fairfield Halls (Daily)
Daily service introduced - extended in Orpington from Walnuts Centre to Ramsden Estate and diverted between Keston Mark and Coney Hall via Hayes Station

1996 ebtry
This has been extracted from the 1996 allocation book and is part of a collection of 20 books which are available for sale
THE 1980,s collection has 20 books - the 1990's collection has 25 books
The collections are £6 each - £5 going to Great Ormonde Street Hospital
          Allocation Books
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20.05.00
MB31+
6sd
6sd
@ 5sd

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - ADDINGTON Tramlink
Withdrawn between Addington and Croydon - replaced by New Route T33 and the new Tram system
Converted to single deck operation
@ also worked T33 on Sunday

325

325 Addington Tramlink

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

05.03.05
PH31+
4sd/2dd
4sd/2dd
4sd

Operation transferred to Polehill Garage (PH)

21.05.05
PH31+
4sd/2dd
4sd/2dd
4sd

Contract renewal

03.06.06
MB31+
4sd/2dd
4sd/2dd
4sd

Transferred back to Orpington (MB)

02.09.06
MB31+
6SC
6SC
4SC

Converted to double deck operaion

907

Scania 907 Tramlink

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

22.05.10
MB31+
7WVL
6WVL
4WVL

Contract renewal

2014 map 2014 Orpington
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge
24.10.15
MB31+
8dd
7dd
3dd
+ 1ex 654 1am/1pm  
2dd
   

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate  -  Addington  -  Lodge Lane  -  Kent Gateway  --  Selsdon Park Road  -  Featherbed Lane  -  Courtwood Lane  -  FORESTDALE
Extended from Addington Interchange to Forestdale via withdrawn T31
Meal relief changed from Addington Village to Orpington Station

WVL216
WVL216 being measured off by a colleague somewhere in Orpington

Operating Garages

MB Orpington
Crew Changeover point Addington Village Interchange (some Locks Bottom)
From 24.10.15 Orpington Station , Locks Bottom changeover withdrawn

PH Polehill
Crew Changeover point Addington Village Interchange (some Locks Bottom)

 

times live stands Tender Specs 341 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Monday, 07.08.17