Route History

Route 21A fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
19.03.41
SP
LT
LT
--
Jointly operated with Route 21
lt logo New Route


WOOLWICH Parsons Hill
(
non-stop to Eltham ) then Eltham High Street - New Eltham - Sidcup - Foots Cray - Swanley - FARNINGHAM Bull ( Mon-Sat )

1943 map
Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

05.05.48
SP
11LT
10LT
--

Separated from Route 21
13.04.49
SP
11RTL
--
--

WOOLWICH Parsons Hill - FARNINGHAM Bull ( Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri reduced to peak hours
Saturday withdrawn

06.07.52
SP
12RTL
6RTL
--

WOOLWICH
Parsons Hill (Mon-Fri peaks) - ELTHAM Well Hall Station (Mon-Sat) -  SIDCUP GARAGE (Mon-Sat)
Mon-Fri revised to stop between Woolwich and Eltham and all day Route including new Saturday Route introduced between Eltham and Sidcup but withdrawn between Sidcup Garage and Farningham.


04.05.55
SP
11RT
6RT
--

RTL type withdrawn in favour of RT

17.10.56
SP
14RT
9RT
--

FARNINGHAM - ELTHAM (Mon-Sat) - WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks)
Extended from Sidcup Garage to Farningham

30.04.58
SP
14RT+
9RT
--
    2RT/21    

21a times 1958

10.10.62
SP
12RT
--
--

WOOLWICH (Mon-Fri peaks) - WELL HALL STATION (Mon-Fri) - FARNINGHAM (Mon-Fri)
Saturday Route withdrawn in favour of Route 21 extension.

RT2151

RT2151 still with offside route stencil and upper case blinds is seen opposite Well Hall Station

This image available with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

15.06.68
SP
5RT
2RT
1RT

FARNINGHAM (Mon-Fri peaks) - SWANLEY GARAGE - SIDCUP STATION
Sat & Sun Route introduced between Sidcup Station and Swanley to partly replace withdrawn section of Route 21.
Mon-Fri Route between Swanley and Farningham reduced to Mon-Fri peak hours.

26.10.68
SP
9MB
6MB
2MB

FARNINGHAM (Mon-Fri peaks) - SWANLEY GARAGE -WELL HALL STATION
Converted to single deck One Person Operation

Daily Route extended from Sidcup to Well Hall Station.

01.01.70
SP
9MB
5MB
2MB
1970 map
Extracted from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
08.01.72
SP
9MB
6MB
2MB

WELL HALL STATION - SWANLEY GARAGE
Withdrawn between Swanley and Farningham.

MBS370

MB370 seen at a bus/coach stop opposite Sidcup Garage

This image available with the
Single Deck download

24.11.73
SP
9SMS
7SMS
2SMS

Merlin type replaced by Swift.

SMS175

Sidcup Police Station cross roads

This image available with the
Single Deck download

05.12.76
SP
9DMS
7DMS
2DMS

Swift type replaced by double deck Daimlers.

DMS2044

DMS2044 Well Hall Station

This image available with the
Nostalgia 2 download

04.09.82
SP
2DMS
2DMS
1DMS

SWANLEY GARAGE - SIDCUP STATION
Withdrawn between Sidcup and Well Hall Station.

01.11.82
SP
2T
2T
1T

Daimler type replaced by Leyland Titans.

28.10.83
SP
3T
2T
--

SWANLEY GARAGE - SIDCUP STATION (Mon-Sat)
Sunday Route withdrawn.

T596

Leyland Titan T596 is opposite Sidcup Garage

This image available with the
Titan download

27.10.84
Route withdrawn - replaced by new 233

Operating Garages

SP Sidcup
Crew Changeover point at garage

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