Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
16.08.86
MB
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logo New contract

ORPINGTON Walnut Centre - Orpington High Street - Station Road - Crofton Road - Addington Road - Kent Gateway - Selsdon Park Road - Pixton Way - Bardolph Avenue - Courtwood Lane ( double run ) - Featherbed Lane - Gravel Hill - Coombe Lane - Coombe Road - Park Hill Road - then peak hours via Fairfield Road - Altyre Road - and Addiscombe Road - CROYDON Fairfield Halls (Mon-Fri peaks)
Route transferred to LRT network - previosly run as a commercial service by Orpington and District - Tillingbourne - and Metrobus

1995 map
Extracted from 1995 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge
688
Metrobus 688 with ex RM registration plate seen at ?

30.03.96
MB32+
4dd
4dd
2sd

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - Rye Crescent - Hart Dyke Road - Eldred Drive - Tintagel Road - Ramsden Road - Court Road (Orpington By-Pass) - Orpington High Street - Station Road - Crofton Road - Addington Road , Farnborough Common - Croydon Road - Baston Road - Pickhurst Lane - Station Approach - Bourne Way - Addington Road - Glebe Way Roundabout - Addington Road - Addington Village Road - Kent Gate Way - Selsdon Park Road - Pixton Way - Bardolph Avenue - Courtwood Lane ( double run ) - Featherbed Lane - Gravel Hill - Coombe Lane - Coombe Road - Park Hill Road - then peak hours via Fairfield Road - Altyre Road - and Addiscombe Road - and at other times Addiscombe Road - George Street - Park Lane - Fairfield Road - CROYDON Fairfield Halls (Daily)
Daily service introduced - extended in Orpington from Walnuts Centre to Ramsden Estate and diverted between Keston Mark and Coney Hall via Hayes Station

1996 ebtry
Part of the allocation book library which is for sale
Allocation Books

20.05.00
MB31+
6sd
6sd
@ 5sd

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate - ADDINGTON Tramlink
Withdrawn between Addington and Croydon - replaced by New Route T33 and the new Tram system
Converted to single deck operation
@ also worked T33 on Sunday

325

325 Addington Tramlink

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

05.03.05
PH31+
4sd/2dd
4sd/2dd
4sd

Operation transferred to Polehill Garage (PH)

21.05.05
PH31+
4sd/2dd
4sd/2dd
4sd

Contract renewal

03.06.06
MB31+
4sd/2dd
4sd/2dd
4sd

Transferred back to Orpington (MB)

London Bus Routes: Route 353: Forestdale - Ramsden Estate &emdash; Route 353, Metrobus 278, SN03YBS, Addington Village  Metrobus 278, SN03YBS, Addington Village
02.09.06
MB31+
6SC
6SC
4SC

Converted to double deck operaion

907

Scania 907 Tramlink

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

22.05.10
MB31+
7WVL
6WVL
4WVL

Contract renewal

2014 map 2014 Orpington
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
Click map to enlarge
24.10.15
MB31+
8dd
7dd
3dd
+ 1ex 654 1am/1pm  
2dd
   

ORPINGTON Ramsden Estate  -  Addington  -  Lodge Lane  -  Kent Gateway  --  Selsdon Park Road  -  Featherbed Lane  -  Courtwood Lane  -  FORESTDALE
Extended from Addington Interchange to Forestdale via withdrawn T31
Meal relief changed from Addington Village to Orpington Station

London Bus Routes: Route 353: Forestdale - Ramsden Estate &emdash; Route 353, Go Ahead London, WVL216, LX06DYW, Orpington  WVL216 being measured off by a colleague somewhere in Orpington
23.06.18
MB31+
8dd
7dd
3dd

Ramsden – Orpington – Locksbottom – Keston Mark – Hayes – Addington – Forestdale 
Ramsden Estate Rye Crescent - Rye Crescent - Hart Dyke Road - Eldred Drive - Tintagel Road - Ramsden Road - Court Road - High Street - Station Road - Orpington Station - Crofton Road - Locksbottom - Croydon Road - Keston Mark - Croydon Road - Baston Road - Pickhurst Lane - Station Approach - Hayes Station - Bourne Way - Addington Road - Addington Village Road - Kent Gate Way - Addington Village Tramlink Interchange - Lodge Lane - Kent Gate Way - Selsdon Park Road - Featherbed Lane - Courtwood Lane - Forestdale Courtwood Lane, Markfield

Forestdale – Addington – Hayes – Keston Mark – Locksbottom – Orpington – Ramsden 
Forestdale Courtwood Lane, Markfield - Courtwood Lane - Featherbed Lane - Selsdon Park Road - Kent Gate Way - Addington Village Tramlink Interchange - Lodge Lane - Kent Gate Way - Addington Village Road - Addington Road - Bourne Way - Hayes Station - Station Approach - Pickhurst Lane - Baston Road - Croydon Road - Keston Mark - Croydon Road - Locksbottom - Crofton Road - Orpington Station - Station Road - High Street - Chislehurst Road - Goodmead Road - Perry Hall Road - High Street - Court Road - Ramsden Road - Tintagel Road - Petten Grove - Rye Crescent - Ramsden Estate Rye Crescent
Mon-Sat frequency reduction

353 map 2018
Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map

Operating Garages

MB Orpington
Crew Changeover point Addington Village Interchange (some Locks Bottom)
From 24.10.15 Orpington Station , Locks Bottom changeover withdrawn

PH Polehill
Crew Changeover point Addington Village Interchange (some Locks Bottom)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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© Ian Armstrong 2018
Date of edit   Sunday, 17.06.18