Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
12.03.94
LM
7midi
7midi
4midi
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.

Taken from June 1994 allocation book
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

28.07.96
DG42+
7midi
6midi
4midi

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms ( Mon-Sat except evgs/Suns ) - PETTS WOOD STATION ( Mon-Sat except evgs )
Reallocated to Dunton Green

 

Kentish Bus Dart 112 waits at Petts Wood Station

 


27.09.97
TB91+
7T
6T
4T
Contract reassigned

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms ( Mon-Sat except evgs/Suns ) - PETTS WOOD STATION ( Mon-Sat except evgs )
New operator

 

VA130 Beckenham Junction Station


03.11.97
TB91+
5T
2DAL
7T
5T

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms ( Mon-Sat except evgs/Suns ) - PETTS WOOD STATION ( Mon-Sat except evgs )
Mixed single and double deck operation introduced

08.11.97
TB91+
5T
2DAL
7T
5T

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms ( Mon-Sat except evgs/Suns ) - PETTS WOOD STATION ( Mon-Sat except evgs )
Rerouted southbound in Bromley after Bromley North Station via Tweedy Road and Kentish Way instead of East Street and Widmore Road.

 

SLD220 Eltham Station


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Withdrawn between Chislehurst and Petts Wood - this section replaced by revised 273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.

4220s Bromley

© Michael Wadham


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

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - ELTHAM STATION
To operate direct in both directions Bromley Town Centre from Kentish Way to Widmore Road instead of loop working.


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

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - ELTHAM STATION
New operator

 

Enviro Dart 162 Eltham Church

© John King

 


Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

19.03.16
MB101+
11SE
11SE
7SE

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - ELTHAM STATION
Contract renewal

SE290 Eltham Church

© Bexleybus


20.03.21
MB101+
11SE
11SE
7SE

BECKENHAM JUNCTION STN - ELTHAM STATION
Contract renewal

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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 MAP

February 2021 map
Taken from February 2021 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Tuesday, 20.07.21