Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
27.09.80
AW21+
3DMS
3DMS
2DMS


WOOLWICH - Plumstead Station - Bostall Hill - Basildon Road - McLeod Road - Abbey Wood - Harrow Manor Way - Yarnton Way - THAMEMEAD Alsike Road
NEW ROUTE ;-
Localised section of Route 177 renumbered

31.01.81
AW21+
3MD
3MD
2MD

Converted to Scania type MD.

 

 

MD72 seen here in Woolwich with the wrong blind set.

 

31.10.81
PD121+
3MD
3MD
2MD

Abbey wood closure - reallocated to the new Plumstead Garage (PD)

22.11.82
PD121+
3T
3T
2T

Converted to Leyland Titan.

27.10.84
PD121+
8T
7T
4T

THAMEMEAD Alsike Road - Abbey Wood - Plumstead - Woolwich - Herbert Road - Shooters Hill - Sun in the Sands - K-idbrooke Station - Lee Green - LEWISHAM Bus Station.
Extended from Woolwich to Lewisham via withdrawn section of service 291.

22.03.86
PD121+
8L
7L
4L

Converted to Olympian operation.

 

 

L64 standing at the purpose-built (but I think currently disused) turning circle at Alsike Road, Thamesmead

 

16.01.88
BX41+
8L
9L
3L

THAMEMEAD Hailey Road - LEWISHAM Bus Station.
Operation transferred to Bexleybus operating from Bexleyheath.
Extended at Thamesmead to Eastern Industrial Estate via Yarnton Way.

 

 

T1088 seen at Lewisham

 

08.10.94
BX41+
6T
6T
3T

WOOLWICH Monk Street - KIDBROOKE Dover Patrol
Withdrawn between Woolwich and Thamesmead - this section replaced by revised Route 180. and also between Kidbroke and Lewisham - this section replaced by new Route 278

29.04.95
BX31+
6DRL
6DRL
3DRL

Converted to midibus operation.

 

 

DRL15 seen in Woolwich Town Centre

 

20.06.98
BX31+
6DRL
6DRL
3DRL

WOOLWICH Monk Street - KIDBROOKE BR Station
Extended to Kidbroke Station.

23.01.99
PD41+
6SLD
5SLD
4SLD

Contract reassigned to Stagecoach Selkent operating from Plumstead Garage (PD)

24.01.04
PD41+
9SLD
9SLD
7SLD

LEWISHAM Bus Station - WOOLWICH Monk Street
Extended daily via Ferrier Estate and current Route 278 to Lewisham Bus Station. Buses in both directions are to work around Ferrier Estate in an anti clockwise loop via Tudway Road - Moorehead Way - Weigall Road - and Kidbroke Park Road.
Rerouted at Shooters Hill Road via Baker Road - Stadium Road - Ha Ha Road - Nightingale Place and Plumstead Common Road in order to serve Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The previous routeing replaced by revised 244.

18.03.06
TL71+
8SLD
8SLD
7SLD

Allocation moved to Catford (TL)

06.02.10
TL71+
8DM
8DM
7DM

Rerouted in Woolwich area

 

34394 seen approaching QE hospital

 

22.01.11
TL71+
8DM
8DM
7DM

Contract renewal

27.07.13
TL71+
8DM
8DM
7DM

Rerouted at Kidbroke to run direct via Kidbroke Park Road instead of via Ferrier Estate

This smart looking Optare Tempo Hybrid seen in
Woolwich Town Centre

© Lawrence Living

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
23.01.16
TL71+
8DM
8DM
7DM

LEWISHAM  -  WOOLWICH
Contract extended for two years

08.12.18
NX131+
9E
8E
6E
Contract reassigned (NX)

LEWISHAM  -  WOOLWICH
Contract reassigned and converted to double deck operation

29.06.19
MG31+
9DM
8DM
6DM

LEWISHAM  -  WOOLWICH
Allocation moved to Morden Wharf (MG)

Operating Garages

MG Morden Wharf
Changeover point  Woolwich Monk Street stand

NX New Cross
Changeover point  Lewisham Station

AW Abbey Wood
Changeover point Abbey Wood

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point ?

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

TL Catford
Changeover point at Lewisham

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2019
Date of edit   Thursday, 01.08.19