Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
27.06.56
AW
2RT
2RT
--

WOOLWICH General Gordon Place - Plumstead Road - Griffin Road - Waverly Crescent - Plumstead Common - Garland Road - High Grove - WOODLANDS ESTATE Flaxton Road - Lanstead Road - Garland Road - WOOLWICH ( Mon-Sat )
NEW ROUTE

Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

07.01.59
TL
5RT
6RT
--

LEWISHAM Rennell Street - Blackheath - Shooters Hill - Shrewsbury Lane - Brent Road - Cantwell Road - Eglinton Hill - Herbert Road - Sandyhill Road - Woolwich - Plumstead - Plumstead Common - WOODLANDS ESTATE (MS)
Extended from Woolwich to Lewisham via withdrawn 89A and transferred to Catford (TL) garage.


Scanned from May 1959 Red Book

12.10.60
TL
5RT
6RT
2RT

LEWISHAM - WOOLWICH (Sun pm) - WOODLANDS ESTATE ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday pm service introduced between Lewisham & Woolwich

The one way working between Woolwich and Plumstead Common was reversed

08.05.63
TL
8RT
6RT
5RT

LEWISHAM - WOODLANDS ESTATE
Sunday am service introduced and extended all day from Woolwich to Woodlands Estate.

Extracted from 1964 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

27.01.65
NX
8RT
--
--
 
TL
--
8RT
5RT

LEWISHAM - WOODLANDS ESTATE
Mon-Fri Catford (TL) allocation transferred to New Cross (NX)

Taken from Alterations ( no.1 ) Booklet dated 18 November 1964
Click image to enlarge

08.01.72
NX
8RT
7RT
--
 
TL
--
--
5RT

LEWISHAM - WOODLANDS ESTATE
Saturday Catford (TL) allocation transferred to New Cross (NX)

 

 

RT3280 is halfway up Griffin Road - Plumstead - a long hill from Plumstead Station to Plumstead Common

 

05.02.73
NX
8RT
7RT
--
 
TL
--
--
5RT

LEWISHAM - WOODLANDS ESTATE
Buses towards Woodlands Estate reached Griffin Road via Ancona Road and Conway Road instead of turning direct into Griffin Road at Plumstead Station

05.10.74
NX
8RT
7RM
--
 
TL
--
--
5RT

Saturday NX allocation replaced by Routemasters.

26.01.75
NX
8RT
7RM
--
 
TL
--
--
6RM

Sunday TL allocation replaced by Routemasters.

RT3879 at Blackheath January 1975

busmap.co.uk

 

04.05.76
NX231+
8RM
7RM
--
 
TL191+
--
--
6RM

LEWISHAM - WOODLANDS ESTATE
Mon-Fri allocation converted to Routemaster operation.

 

RM1087 Blackheath Station seen in the very hot Summer of 1976 on a garage journey back to NX

 

busmap.co.uk

22.04.78
NX231+
9DMS
8DMS
6DMS

LEWISHAM Bus Station  -  WOODLANDS ESTATE
Lewisham terminus change from Rennell Street to new Bus Station
CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK ONE PERSON OPERATION.

DMS295 Lewisham Bus Station

busmap.co.uk

27.09.80
AM81+
9MD
8MD
5MD

NX allocation transferred to Plumstead (AM) and converted to Scania operation.
Some garage joutnys ran direct from Woodlands Estate to garage as shown on blind below

MD111 Lewisham Bus Station about to work a journey back to Plumstead Garage via Woodlands Estate

© John Parkin

31.10.81
Route withdrawn - mainly replaced by new Route 291.

Operating Garages

NX New Cross
Changeover point Lewisham

TL Catford
Changeover point Lewisham

AW Abbey Wood
Changeover point ?

AM Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 10.04.19