Route History


Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
27.10.84
TL81+
4LS
4LS
--
New contract

LEWISHAM Bus Station - Lewisham High Street - Courthill - Hither Green Lane - Torridon Road - Sandhurst Road - Sangley Road - Bromley Rd - Bellingham - Southend Lane - LOWER SYDENHAM Bell Green ( Mon-Sat )
NEW Mon-Sat OPO Route: Replaced Mon-Sat section of withdrawn 180 between Catford and Lower Sydenham and also served new Roads between Lewisham and Hither Green.

03.08.85
TL81+
6LS
6LS
2LS

SURREY DOCKS STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Trundleys Road - New Cross - Lewisham Way - LEWISHAM Bus Station (Suns) - Hither Green - Catford - Bellingham - LOWER SYDENHAM Bell Green
MS extended from Lewisham to Surrey Docks via Trundleys Road replacing withdrawn section of Route P5 - Sunday service introduced between Lewisham and Lower Sydenham - thus Route 180 withdrawn between Catford Garage and Lower Sydenham on this day.

LS97 Surrey Quays

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06.06.87
TL81+
8LS
7LS
LS ex 108B

ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL (MS except evgs) - Salter Road - Redriff Road - SURREY DOCKS STN ( Mon-Sat ) - LEWISHAM Bus Station (Suns) - Hither Green - Catford - Perry Hill - Bell Green - Southend Lane - BELLINGHAM Catford Garage
MS (except evgs) extended from Surrey Docks to Rotherhithe via Route 70. and rerouted at Catford via Route 75 to Lower Sydenham replacing withdrawn section of Route 108B and then onto Catford Garage via Southend Lane thus withdrawn between Rushey Green and Catford Garage direct via Bromley Road.

29.07.89
TL91+
6SR
6SR
SR ex 160

LEWISHAM Bus Station - Hither Green - Catford - Lower Sydenham - Southend Lane - BELLINGHAM Catford Garage
Converted to midibus and withdrawn between Lewisham and Rotherhithe.
The withdrawn section replaced by new midibus route 225.

DW60 Lewisham

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03.02.90
TL91+
6SR
6SR
SR ex 108B

LEWISHAM - BELLINGHAM
Sunday service now joint with Route 108B instead of Route 160.

SR63 Lewisham

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19.01.91
TL91+
7SR/MW
7SR/MW
2SR/MW

LEWISHAM Bus Station - Hither Green Lane - Duncrevie Road - Springbank Road - Torridon Road - Catford - Lower Sydenham - Southend Lane - BELLINGHAM Catford Garage
Rerouted southbound at Hither Green via Duncrevie Road and Springbank Road

 

MW1 Lewisham

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12.02.94
LM
6midi
6midi
4midi
Operation transferred to Kentish Bus under tendering process operated by new Lewisham depot.

LEWISHAM Bus Station - Hither Green Lane - Duncrevie Road - Springbank Road - Torridon Road - Catford - Lower Sydenham - Southend Lane - DOWNHAM Old Bromley Road
Rerouted at Bellingham to Downham

Kentish Bus 202 on the first day of Kentish Bus operation

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25.02.95
BE
6midi
6midi
4midi

LEWISHAM  -  DOWNHAM
Allocation moved to a new base at Edison Road - Bromley

Kentish Bus 973 Lewisham

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15.08.95
BE
6midi
6midi
4midi

LEWISHAM  -  DOWNHAM
Rerouted at Bell Green via Sainsbury's Savacentre

04.11.95
LM
6midi
6midi
4midi

LEWISHAM  -  DOWNHAM
Allocation moved back to Lewisham (LM)

27.01.96
MB91+
8sd
7sd
4sd
Contract reassigned

LEWISHAM  -  DOWNHAM
New operator

 

Plaxton Pointer dart 722
Lewisham Bus Station

 


24.01.98
MB91+
8sd
7sd
4sd

LEWISHAM  -  DOWNHAM
Gradual conversion to low floor operation commenced.

17.03.01
TL71+
9SLD
8SLD
8SLD
Operation reassigned to Selkent (TL)

LEWISHAM  -  DOWNHAM
New operator

 

 

SLD309 Lewisham Bus Station

 


18.03.06
PH220+
11sd
10sd
7sd
Contract reassigned

LEWISHAM - Hither Green - Catford - Lower Sydenham - Downham - Downham Way - GROVE PARK STATION
Extended from Downham to Grove Park

New operator

03.06.06
MB220+
11sd
10sd
7sd

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK
Polehill allocation transferred to Orpington (MB)


19.03.11
MB220+
11SCsd
10SCsd
7SCsd

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK 
Contract renewal

 

 

Scania Omnitown - East Lancs Esteem 601 seen at
  Grove Park bus station.

 


12.01.13
MB211+
12SCsd
10SCsd
7SCsd

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK STATION
Running number sequence change

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
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11.07.15
MB121+
13SCsd
12SCsd
9SCsd

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK
PVR increase and running number sequence change

17.03.18
KB81+
13SE
13SE
13SE

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK
Contract reassigned to Stagecoach (KB)

36991 Lewisham

20.08.20
KB81+
13SE
11SE
13SE

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK
Changeovers at Catford Town Hall removed

Garages

KB Kangley Bridge Road
Changeover point at Lower Sydenham Sainsbury's or Catford Town Hall until August 2020

TL Catford
Changeover point at Catford Town Hall
1991-1994 Garage

PH Polehill
Changeover point at Lewisham Bus Station

MB Green Street Green
Changeover point at Lewisham Bus Station

LM Lewisham
Changeover point at Lewisham Bus Station

 

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Date of edit   Wednesday, 28.07.21