Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
09.09.36
AM
8LT
8LT
8LT

BEXLEYHEATH Trolleybus Depot - Erith Road - Bexleyheath Broadway - Crook Log - Avenue Road - Pickford Lane - Long Lane - King Harold's Way - Leckwith Avenue - Glenview - Bedonwell Road - Woolwich Road - Bostall Hill - Plumstead High Street - Plumstead Road - Beresford Square - WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham


Taken from 1939 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk


20.11.40
AM
7LT
8LT+
7LT
    1LT/99    

BEXLEYHEATH Trolleybus Depot - Erith Road - Bexleyheath Broadway - Crook Log - Avenue Road - Pickford Lane - Long Lane - Okehampton Crescent - Wickham Lane - Plumstead High Street - Plumstead Road - Beresford Square - WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham
Diverted at Long Lane via Okehampton Crescent and Wickham Lane instead of King Harold's Way

Map extracted from 1940 historical map drawn by Mike Harris showing new routeing via Okehampton Crescent which would also have been more convenient for crew change overs

13.04.49
AM
18RTL
17RTL
9RTL

BEXLEYHEATH DEPOT  -  WOOLWICH 
Converted from LT to RTL type


04.05.55
AM
16RT
15RT+
6RT
      1RT/53  

BEXLEYHEATH DEPOT  -  WOOLWICH 
RTL type withdrawn in favour of RT type.

30.04.58
AM
16RT
15RT+
6RT
      1RT/53  


01.07.64
AM
36RT
33RT
6RT

CRYSTAL PALACE - Westwood Hill - Kirkdale - Dartmouth Road - Forest Hill - Brockley Rise - Adelaide Avenue - Lewisham - Lee Green - Eltham Green - Westhorne Avenue - Well Hall Road - Academy Road - Woolwich - Plumstead - Pickford Lane - Bexleyheath - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (Suns) Erith Road - Colyers Lane - North End - Bridge Road - Slade Green Road - Hazel Road - Whitehall Lane - Forest Road - return via Cedar Road - SLADE GREEN STATION
Mon-Sat extended from Bexleyheath to Slade Green Station.
Daily extended from Woolwich to Crystal Palace via withdrawn 186.

Taken from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk



18.04.70
AM
33RT
26RT
13RT

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri/Sun) - SLADE GREEN STATION (Sats)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Bexleyheath Garage and Slade Green - replaced by revised 132.

RT3259

© Malcolm Allan


01.03.75
AM
33RT
24RT
12RT

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri/Sun) - SLADE GREEN STATION ( Sat shop hrs )
Saturday extension from Bexleyheath Garage to Slade Green restriced to shoping hours only
Saturday service on Route 132 extended from Bexleyheath to Slade Green


22.04.78
AM1+
24RM
19RM
11RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Slade Green - this section now covered by daily service on Route 89

RM218 Woolwich

Photographer unknown


03.02.80
AM1+
24MDc
19MDc
11MDc

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Converted to double deck door buses (Scania Metropolitan) type.

MD31 Crystal Palace

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection


31.10.81
PD1+
24MDc
20MDc
11MDc

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Plumstead (AM) closed - allocation moved to new garage (PD)


22.11.82
PD1+
21Tc
19Tc
10Tc

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
MD type withdrawn in favour of Leyland Titan.

23.04.83
PD1+
26T
22T
9T

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Converted to One Person Operation.

T89 is seen at the first stop on route for Bexleyheath at Crystal Palace

27.10.84
BX121+
6T
6T
--
 
PD1+
18T
20T
9T
    +1T/99    

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Bexleyheath allocation introduced on Mon-Sat although BX mainly plied between Bexleyheath and Woolwich except for a few early and late journeys which went through to Crystal Palace.
The Mon-Fri daytime service was run in two sections BX - Forest Hill and PD to Crystal Palace.

Extracted from 2005 allocation book

24.05.86
BX121+
3L
4L
--
 
PD1+
21L+
22L
9L
    1L/272    

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Leyland Olympian introduced.

16.08.86
PD1+
24L+
25L
9L
    1L/272    

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Bexleyheath Garage closed - allocation moved to Plumstead (PD)

L131 Crystal Palace

16.01.88
PD1+
16L/T
16L/T
9L/T

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
Withdrawn between Plumstead and Bexleyheath - this section covered by new Route 422. and B11

06.09.94
PD1+
15L/T
14L/T
8L/T
Selkent purchased by Stagecoach

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
New operator

05.02.00
PD1+
16TA
14TA
7TA

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
Start of new Contract. which remained with Stagecoach operated from Plumstead Garage (PD) with new low floor buses (TA))

17302 Crystal Palace

29.06.02
PD1+
14TA
7TA
7dd

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
Contract renewal

30.08.06
PD1+
14TA
7TA
7dd
Stagecoach purchased by Australian Bank  Macquarie trading as East London Group

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
New operator

10.02.07
PD1+
16TA
14TA
10TA

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
Contract renewal

14.10.10
PD1+
16TA
14TA
10TA
Company purchased by Stagecoach

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
New operator

11.02.12
PD1+
16TA
14TA
10TA

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
Contract extended for two years

AD Trident Enviro 19825 with White Roundel and strangely a running number holder even though Stagecoach no longer uses them

21.07.12
TL1+
16TA
14TA
10TA

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
Allocation moved from Plumstead (PD) to Catford (TL)

18.08.12
PD21+
16TA
14TA
10TA

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
Allocation moved back to Plumstead (PD)

08.02.14
PD1+
16EH
14EH
10EH

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD GARAGE
Contract renewal

Enviro hybrid 12346 waits at the Plumstead Garage stand

17.03.18
PD1+
18EH
16EH
11EH

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
Revised time schedules, increase in PVR

09.02.19
PD1+
18EH
16EH
11EH

CRYSTAL PALACE -- PLUMSTEAD GARAGE
Contract renewal

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Operating Garages

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

AM Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point at garage

TL Catford
Changeover point Plumstead Garage or Crystal Palace - drivers being ferried from Catford Garage

Live visual

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Wednesday, 14.07.21