Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
21.05.77
BX81+
15DMS
14DMS
8DMS

SIDCUP GARAGE - Foots Cray - Sidcup Station - Faraday Avenue - Hurst Road - Parkhill Road - Townley Road - Bexleyheath - Erith - West Street - Belvedere - Abbey Wood - Plumstead - WOOLWICH Hare Street
New OPO Route - replaced withdrawn section of Route 229 between Bexleyheath & Woolwich and served new Roads in the Albany Park area

DMS2368 Bridgen

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Extract from 1978 map ( full colour ) and converted to Grey scale


28.10.78
BX81+
15DMS
14DMS
8DMS

SIDCUP GARAGE  -  WOOLWICH
see tt beliw

Extracted from Ocrober 1978 Red Book

01.07.79
BX81+
15DMS
14DMS
8DMS

SIDCUP Queen Mary's Hospital - WOOLWICH Hare Street
Diverted at Sidcup to Queen Mary's Hospital instead of Sidcup Garage.

04.09.82
BX81+
15DMS
13DMS
7DMS
    +1DMS/89    

SIDCUP Queen Mary's Hospital - WOOLWICH Hare Street ( Mon-Sat ) - WOOLWICH Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Suns)
Sunday service extended from Woolwich to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

08.03.83
BX81+
15T
13T
7T

QUEEN MARY'S HOSPITAL -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat )  -  QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL ( Suns )
DMS type replaced by Leyland Titan.

T799 Plumstead High Street

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27.10.84
BX81+
9T
8T
6T

QUEEN MARY'S HOSPITAL -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat )  -  QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL ( Suns ) 
Allocation reduced with the introduction of New Route 269A

02.11.85
BX81+
12T
11T
6T

BROMLEY NORTH - Bickley - Chislehurst - Perry Street - Sidcup - WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat ) - Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Suns)
Extended from Sidcup to Bromley North

L44 General Gordon Place, Woolwich

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24.05.86
BX81+
12L
11L
6L

BROMLEY NORTH -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat )  -  QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL ( Suns ) 
Leyland Titans replaced by Leyland Olympians.

16.08.86
PD261+
12L
11L
6L

BROMLEY NORTH -  WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat )  -  QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL ( Suns ) 
BX Garage closed - allocation transferred to Plumstead (PD).


16.01.88
BX101+
6LS
6LS
4LS
Contract reassigned

BROMLEY NORTH - Bickley - Chislehurst - Perry Street - Sidcup - Bexley - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Woolwich - replaced by new Route 469.
Converted to single deck operation.

LS120 Widmore Road, Bromley

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24.11.90
BX101+
6dd
7dd
4dd
    +1dd/401    

BROMLEY NORTH  -  BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Converted to double deck.

DMS2108 Bromley North

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19.01.91
NF
6ON
6ON
4midi
Contract reassigned

PLUMSTEAD STATION - (MS one early journey in this direction only ) Abbey Wood - Belvedere - Erith - Barnehurst - - BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
MS one early journey projected to start from Plumstead Station.

Kentish Bus 685 Widmore Road

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08.10.94
NF
6ON
6ON
4midi

PLUMSTEAD STATION - (MS one early journey in this direction only ) - BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
The early journey from Plumstead rerouted at Abbey Wood via Eynsham Drive and Harrow Manorway instead of McLeod Road.

Northern Counties PalatineII 5562 Bromley North

30.06.96
NF21+
6ON
6ON
3midi
3ON

PLUMSTEAD STATION - (MS one early journey in this direction only ) - BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
Sunday service converted from midi to dd during shopping hours.

 Optare Metrorider 428 Bromley North
23.01.99
TB31+
1VA
9SLD
11SLD
9SLD
Contract reassigned

BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
Converted from double deck to low floor single deck.
Plumstead journey withdrawn.

VA129 Bexleyheath
SLD89 Bexleyheath

26.01.04
TB31+
14TA
14TA
10TA

BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
Contract renewal.

 

 

TA355 Bexleyheath

 


22.01.11
TB31+
14TA
14TA
10TA
Contract renewal

BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
Buses now departing Bromley North will operate via East Street and Widmore Road instead of missing the town centre via Tweedy Road

29.07.13
TB31+
14TA
14TA
10TA

BEXLEYHEATH SHOPPING CENTRE - BROMLEY NORTH
Buses reverted to previous routeing when leaving Bromley North as East Street pedestrianised

Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
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23.01.16
TB31+
14TA
13TA
10TA

BEXLEYHEATH  -  BROMLEY  NORTH
Contract extended for two years

 

Trident 18489 seen at Queen Mary's Hospital

© Ian Armstrong


02.09.17
TB31+
12E
11E
10E

BEXLEYHEATH  -  BROMLEY  NORTH
Mon-Sat frequency reduction

 

Trident Enviro 19137 Bexleyheath seen in 2011 but is currently the vehicle of choice for this route

© Brian Creasey


20.01.18
DT301+
12DW
11DW
8DW
Contract reassigned
BEXLEYHEATH  -  BROMLEY  NORTH
New operator

DW458 shown here in Bexleyheath

© Jeff Lloyd


13.07.19
DT301+
12DW
11DW
10DW

BEXLEYHEATH  -  BROMLEY NORTH STATION
New schedules for reliability

29.08.20
DT301+
12DW
11DW
10DW
 
N681
1HT
--
--

BEXLEYHEATH  -  BROMLEY NORTH STATION
Covid extra introduced but working from Norwood (N)

Operating Garages

DT Dartford
Changeover point at Bexleyheath

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point at garage.

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at garage.

TB Bromley
Changeover point at garage - Bromley North Stn although some Sunday reliefs ran light to Catford (TL) owing to the closure of TB canteen at certain times.

NF Northfleet
Changeover point at garage OR Bromley North mainly but with the occasional changeover at Bexleyheath.

Live visual

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Saturday, 18.09.21