Route History

 

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
21.02.51
AM
5RTL
5RTL
4RTL

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - ERITH Prince of Wales
New service serving new roads



Taken from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
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04.05.55
AM
5RT
5RT
3RT

WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham - ERITH Prince of Wales
RT type introduced.

17.10.56
AM
5RT
5RT
--

WOOLWICH - ERITH ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - replaced by an extension of Route 53 from Plumstead Garage.

30.04.58
AM
5RT
5RT
--


08.05.63
AM
5RT
4RT
4RT

WOOLWICH - ERITH
Sunday service re-introduced - the 53 extension withdrawn.

01.07.64
AM
5RT
4RT
6RT

ERITH - WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat ) - CRYSTAL PALACE (Suns)
Sunday extended from Woolwich to Crystal Palace via Route 122.

Taken from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

RT2070 Erith Prince of Wales Stand in Avenue Road. Behind is Abbey Wood (AW) - RM180 (VLT180) on route 99. Abbey Wood ran the 180 weekdays at the time and the buses used on route 99 on a Sunday..

Everything in the picture has gone even Erith Odeon seen above the bus rooftop. The road is now a dual carriageway called James Watt Way.

© John King

RT835 blinded for a Sunday working seen at ??

Part of Jeff Lloyd collection


23.08.69
AM
6MB
5MB
2MB

ERITH - WOOLWICH
Sunday withdrawn between Woolwich and Crystal Palace.
Converted to single deck one person operation.


MB650 Erith Town Centre

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10.11.74
AM
6DMS
5DMS
2DMS

ERITH  -  WOOLWICH
Converted to double deck operation.

DMS537 Wickham Lane, Plumstead

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1976 Map

1976 map click to expand

22.04.78
AM41+
6DMS
6DMS
3DMS

ERITH - WOOLWICH Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Extended from Woolwich to Queen Elizabeth Hospital via Woolwich New Road and Ha Ha Road.



27.04.80
AM41+
6MD
6MD
3MD

ERITH - WOOLWICH Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Converted to MD type

31.10.81
PD41+
6MD
6MD
3MD

ERITH - WOOLWICH Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Allocation moved to new Plumstead Garage (PD)

MD29 Powis Street, Woolwich

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04.09.82
BX101+
6DMS
7DMS
--

ERITH - WOOLWICH Queen Elizabeth Hospital ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn -
Reverted to DMS type with the transfer to Bexley heath Garage (BX)


08.08.83
BX101+
6T
7T
--

ERITH - WOOLWICH Queen Elizabeth Hospital ( Mon-Sat )
Converted to Leyland Titan.

T746 White Hart, Erith

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02.11.85
PD41+
6T
5T
--

WOOLWICH QEH - Plumstead - Erith - Manor Road - SLADE GREEN STATION
Extended from Erith to Slade Green Station replacing withdrawn section of Route 99 and re-allocated to PD.

22.03.86
PD41+
5L
5L
--

WOOLWICH QEH - Plumstead - Erith - Manor Road - SLADE GREEN STATION
Converted to Leyland Olympian.

L102 Woolwich New Road

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16.01.88
Route withdrawn - replaced by B12 and 422

Operating Garages

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

AM Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover at Carlton Road Erith - and had a blind for cuts etc - other changeovers were at Erith and some at BX garage

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Tuesday, 13.07.21