Route History

09.12.89
TL71+
6MW
6MW
MW ex L1

LEWISHAM Bus Station - Lewisham High Street - Ladywell Road - Chudleigh Road - Bexhill Road - Manwood Road - Ravensbourne Park - Catford - Sangley Road - Verdant Lane - Northover - Downham Way - GROVE PARK STATION
NEW ROUTE

MW35 Lewisham

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03.02.90
TL71+
6MW
6MW
SR ex L1

Sunday allocation now SR ex L1.

SR69 Lewisham

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12.03.94
LM
6MW
6MW
SR ex L1
Contract reassigned to
Kentish Bus

LEWISHAM - Ladywell - Ravensbourne Park Catford - Downham Way - Grove Park - Baring Road - Marvels Lane - GROVE PARK CEMETERY
Extended from Grove Park to Grove Park Cemetry

965 Catford

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25.02.95
BE
6midi
6midi
4midi

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK CEMETERY
Transferred to new base at Bromley (BE)

04.11.95
LM
6midi
6midi
4midi

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK CEMETERY
Allocation moved back to Lewisham (LM)

27.01.96
MB101+
7sd
7sd
6sd
Contract reassigned to Metrobus.

Scanned from leaflet dated 27.11.99

17.03.01
TL81+
9SLD
9SLD
6SLD
Contract reassigned

LEWISHAM - Lewisham High Street - Rushey Green - Wildfell Road - Brookdale Road - Holbeach Road - Thomas Lane - Catford - Downham Way - Grove Park - Baring Road - Marvels Lane - GROVE PARK CEMETRY
Due to a width restriction in Manwood Road the route was diverted direct to Catford and the withdrawn section covered by Route 584 operated by MB-class Varios until the correct buses could be allocated.

DM74 Lewisham

© Eamonn Kentell


20.10.01
TL81+
9SLD
9SLD
6SLD

LEWISHAM - Ladywell - Ravensbourne Park Catford - Downham Way - Grove Park - Baring Road - Marvels Lane - GROVE PARK CEMETERY
Temporary rerouteing discontinued as width restriction in Manwood Road removed - thus Route 584 withdrawn.

34206 Lewisham

18.03.06
PH211+
9sd
9sd
4sd
Contract reassigned to Metrobus using Scania Omnitown single deckers operated from the Polhill depot.

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK CEMETERY
NEW OPERATOR

03.06.06
MB211+
9sd
9sd
4sd

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK CEMETERY
Polhill allocation moved to Orpington (MB)

29.03.08
MB211+
9sd
9sd
4sd

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK CEMETERY
Rerouted northbound direct via Baring Road - thus omitting Grove Park Bus Station

METROBUS 606 Grove Park Cemetery

19.03.11
MB210+
10sc-sd
9sc-sd
4sc-sd

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK CEMETERY
Contract extended for two years

 

Metrobus 622 Lewisham Station

16.03.13
MB201+
11SE
9SE
5SE

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK CEMETERY
Contract renewal

761 Catford

© Ken Lansdowne


01.05.14
MB201+
11SE
9SE
5SE

715 seen entering Lewisham Bus Station

© Lawrence Living


Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
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17.03.18
KB241+
12SE
10SE
7SE
logo
Contract reassigned

LEWISHAM  -  GROVE PARK CEMETERY
New operator

 

 

36676 Hither Green

© Alisha

 

 

Operating Garages

KB Kangley Bridge Road
Changeover point at Catford Town Hall except for 2 late journeys that run light to TL and then after break reappear as 181

TL Catford
Changeover point at Catford

LM Deptford ( Dragoon Road Deptford )
Changeover point at Lewisham

BE Bromley
Changeover point at ?

PH Polhill
Changeover point at Lewisham Bus Station

MB Orpington
Changeover point at Lewisham Bus Station

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Thursday, 23.09.21