Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
27.10.84
SP101+
T ex 228
T ex 228
--

ELTHAM Well Hall - Avery Hill - Sidcup - Foots Cray,Birchwood Corner - SWANLEY LCBS Garage
NEW Monday-Saturday route via 228 to Sidcup Station and then withdrawn 21A to Swanley using buses ex 228

Extracted from Winter 1985 map which is for sale
Bus Maps for sale

T557 Swanley stand

 


21.02.87
SP101+
L/T
L/T
--

ELTHAM STATION  -  SWANLEY
Buses ex 228A/C

L40 Eltham Station
Sidcup experimented with Metrobus for a while - 1371 is one such example

16.01.88
BO
dd
dd
--
Operation transferred to Boroline Maidstone

ELTHAM STATION  -  SWANLEY
New operator

Boroline 769 at Swanley

© Jason Jones


17.02.92
CR
dd
dd
--
Contract novated to
KENTISH BUS (Crayford)

ELTHAM STATION  -  SWANLEY
New operator

 

KB770 Eltham Station

 


05.09.92
CR
dd
dd
--
 
DT
--
--
sd

ELTHAM STN ( Mon-Sat ) - SIDCUP STN (Suns) - SWANLEY Beechenlea Road
Sunday service introduced between Sidcup and Swanley operated by single deck buses from Dartford

16.05.93
CR
dd
dd
--
 
DG
--
--
sd

ELTHAM STN ( Mon-Sat ) - SIDCUP STN (Suns) - SWANLEY Beechenlea Road
Sunday service reallocated to Dunton Green (DG) Garage

 

6715 Eltham Station

© Eamonn Kentell

 


18.10.93
DT
dd
dd
--
 
DG
--
--
sd

ELTHAM STN ( Mon-Sat ) - SIDCUP STN (Suns) - SWANLEY Beechenlea Road
Crayford base closed - Mon-Sat allocation moved to Dartford (DT)

14.09.96
DT23+
7sd
7sd
--
 
DG31+
--
--
4sd

ELTHAM STN - SWANLEY Beechenlea Road
Mon-Sat service converted to single deck - and Sunday service extended from Sidcup to Eltham
- replaced part of withdrawn 228 and 328

28.09.97
DT23+
7sd
7sd
4sd

ELTHAM STN - SWANLEY Beechenlea Road
Sunday allocation moved to Dartford (DT)

24.01.98
MB11+
5sd
5sd
3sd
Contract reassigned

ELTHAM STN - - Eltham High Street - Foots Cray Road - New Eltham Stn - Main Road - Longlands Road - Sidcup Stn - then as before to SWANLEY Beechenlea Lane
Rerouted between Eltham and Sidcup via New Eltham instead of Avery Hill - revised 286 covering the withdrawn section.

 

 

Short Dart 704 Eltham

 

Strange visitor 423 Eltham Station

© Andrew Gadsby


08.03.03
MB161+
6MPD
6MPD
3MPD

ELTHAM STN  -  SWANLEY
Contract renewal

Transbus Pointer 8.8m 271 Eltham
now in red livery

© Robert Mighton

 


23.02.08
DT31+
6SE
5SE
4SE
Contract reassigned to Arriva Kent Thameside

ELTHAM STN  -  SWANLEY
New operator

1625 Swanley

© Brian Creasey

1644 Swanley

© John King


23.02.13
MB281+
6SE
6SE
3SE
CONTRACT  reassigned

ELTHAM STN  -  SWANLEY
New operator

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

24.03.18
MB281+
6SE
6SE
3SE

ELTHAM STATION  -  SWANLEY Beechenlea Lane
Contract renewal

179 Eltham Station

© Jack Marian

Operating Garages

SP Sidcup
Changeover at garage

DT Dartford
Changeover point Eltham Station

DG Dunton Green
Changeover point ?

Metrobus
Changeover meal relief point at Eltham Station but some duties start and finish at Swanley - buses running light between Green Street Green and Swanley

BO Boroline Maidstone
Changeover point Eltham Station

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Thursday, 19.08.21