Route History

at 03.10.34
AM
9LT
12LT
7LT

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - Beresford Square - Plumstead High Street - Bostall Hill - Upper Belvedere - Woolwich Road - Erith Road - Fraser Road - ERITH Prince of Wales

13.04.49
AM
15LT
16LT
7RTL

RTL type introduced on Sundays - spare from 53A

26.10.49
AM
15RTL
16RTL
7RTL

RTL type introduced on Mon-Sat

04.05.55
AM
12RT
13RT
6RT

Route converted to RT operation.

 

 

Roofbox RT1904 is just about to enter Woolwich New Road from Plumstead Road/ Beresford Square. Tthe Arsenal wall behind.

 

30.04.58
AM
10RT+
13RT
6RT
    1RT/122    


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

01.07.64
AM
11RT
11RT
--
 
AW
--
--
4RT

Sunday allocation transferred to Abbey Wood (AW)

22.03.69
AM
11RT
11RT
--
 
AW
--
--
3RM

Routemasters introduced - albeit Sunday only from AW.

RM180 seen at the Erith terminus of 'Prince of Wales.' The road is Avenue Road. All is now demolished, the road widened and now called James Watt Way. The pub gone replaced by a fast food place.

© John King


24.01.70
AM
11MB
7MB
3MB

WOOLWICH ARSENAL STATION - ERITH OPO
Converted to single deck (standee) one person operated operation.

 

 

MB623 also at the Prince of Wales stand at Erith

 

10.11.74
AM
11DMS
7DMS
3DMS

Converted to double deck operation.

 

 

DMS1691 Woolwich

 

13.01.79
AM61+
10DMS
8DMS
3DMS

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH (Suns) - High Street Erith - Manor Road - Slade Green Road - Hazel Road - Moat Lane - Forest Road (return via Cedar Road) SLADE GREEN STATION (Mon-Sat)
MS extended from Erith to Slade Green

27.04.80
AM61+
10MD
8MD
3MD

Scania Metropolitan type introduced.

MD78 has just turned into Powis Street from Parsons Hill/ John Wilson Street. The cinema is now a wine church

© Paul Davis

31.10.81
PD61+
10MD
8MD
3MD

Plumstead (AM) closes - allocation moved to PD.

04.09.82
BX51+
--
--
4DMS
 
PD61+
8MD+1/177
6MD
--

Sunday allocation moved to Bexleyheath (BX)

22.11.82
BX51+
--
--
4DMS
 
PD61+
8T+1/177
6T
--

Scania Metropolitan type withdrawn.

02.11.85
PD61+
7T+1/272
6T
2T

WOOLWICH Hare Street - ERITH
Withdrawn between Erith and Slade Green - withdrawn section replaced by revised 122A.
Sunday Bexleyheath (BX) allocation withdrawn

22.03.86
PD61+
7L
6L
2L

Leyland Olympian type introduced.

16.01.88
BX21+
5D/L
6D/L
5D/L

Operated by Bexleybus and transferred to BX.

14.05.88
BX21+
14D/L
14D/L
3D/L

Jointly operated with route 272

24..11.90
BX21+
6T+3/178+1/401
6T
3T

Joint operation withdrawn.

19.01.91
BX21+
6T
7T
3T

Operated by London Central.

03.03.96
BX21+
6T
7T
3midi

Sunday Route converted to midi bus operation.

 

 

DRL9 Erith

 

23.01.99
PD201+
1dd/6lfsd
6lfsd
4lfsd
Contract reassigned

Converted to low floor single deck operation.


Extracted from 1999 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

24.01.04
PD201+
6TA
6TA
4TA

Converted to double deck operation - new contract commenced.

 

 

SLD313 subs for a Trident

 

24.01.09
PD201+
11TA
11TA
9TA

WOOLWICH Hare Street - Powis Street - John Wilson Street - Castile Road - Monk Street - Calderwood Street - Thomas Street - Greens End - General Gordon Place - Woolwich Arsenal Station - Vincent Road - Burrage Road - Plumstead Road - Plumstead Station - Plumstead High Street - Bostall Hill - Bostall Hill Road - Woolwich Road - Upper Belvedere - Erith Road - Fraser Road - Bexley Road - Erith Station - Queens Road - James Watt Way - Manor Road - Slade Green Road - Hazel Road - Slade Green Station (north side) - Moat Lane - Forest Road - Bridge Road - Whitehall Lane - Slade Green Station (south side) - Howbury Lane - Thames Road - Barnehurst Parkside Avenue - Northall Road (for Barnehurst Station) - Barnehurst Road - Mayplace Road East - Mayplace Road West - Arnsberg Way - Geddes Place - Bexleyheath Geddes Place
Extended from Erith to Bexleyheath via withdrawn section of Route 469 and contract extended for two years.

2011 map for 99
Extracted from 2011 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

TA311 Woolwich

© Jeff Lloyd

22.01.11
PD201+
11TE
11TE
9TE

Contract renewal

 

Enviro 19811 Woolwich

 

23.01.16
PD201+
11TE
11TE
9TE

WOOLWICH  -  BEXLEYHEATH
Contract extended for two years

20.01.18
DT201+
14DW
12DW
10DW
Contract reassigned

DW438 on the first day of operation at the Bexleyheath stand in Geddes Place Bexleyheath

© Jeff Lloyd

 

13.07.19
DT201+
14DW
12DW
10DW

WOOLWICH  -  BEXLEYHEATH
Allocation moved to new garage at Manor Road Erith (MR) which is an outstation for Dartford (DT)

 

Operating Garages

MR Manor Road, Erith
Changeover point at Erith, Bexley Road/Cross Street
START / FINISH duties changeover outside garage at Bilton Road stop

DT Dartford
Changeover point at Erith
Intersting that Arriva has adopted the same running number sequence as Stagecoach

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at Plumstead Station

AM Plumstead
Changeover point at Plumstead Co

AW Abbey Wood
Changeover point at Bostall Hill ?

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point at garage

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Sunday, 21.07.19