Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
09.12.42
TB
STL
STL
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SP
LT
LT
--
   
ex 51
ex 51
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SIDCUP STATION - Sidcup High Street - Sidcup Hill - Foots Cray - Cray Road - St Mary Cray - Orpington - GREEN STREET GREEN Rose & Crown (Mon-Sat)
New Route
- jointly operated with route 51

Extracted from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

24.03.48
SP
8LT
8LT
--
   
joint 51B
joint 51B
--

Bromley (TB) allocation withdrawn - now jointly operated with 51B

13.04.49
SP
8RTL
7RTL
--
   
joint 51B
joint 51B
--

LT type withdrawn - RTL type introduced

17.10.51
SP
9RTL
7RTL
--

Route 51B withdrawn thus no shared allocation

05.02.53
SP
9RTL
9RTL
--
   
joint 51B
joint 51B
--

Route 51B re-introduced thus joint allocation re-introduced

04.05.55
SP
9RT
9RT
--
   
joint 51B
joint 51B
--

RTL type replaced by RT.

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List
26.11.58
SP
12RT+
--
--
    1RT/228    
   
joint 51B
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--

ELTHAM Well Hall Station (Mon-Fri except evenings) - Eltham High Street - Blackfen - SIDCUP STATION (Mon-Fri evenings) Sidcup - Foots Cray - St Mary Cray - Orpington - GREEN STREET GREEN Rose & Crown (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri except evenings extended from Sidcup to Eltham via Blackfen

Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

RT3562 seen at the Rose & Crown in 1964

This image available with the RT.RTL.RTW download at Bus Photos

15.06.68
Last day of operation 14.06.68

Garages

SP Sidcup
Changeover point Foots Cray.