Route History

03.10.34
SP
7LTL
5LTL
5LTL
         


ELTHAM Well Hall Station - Eltham Church - Bexley Road - Avery Hill Road - Halfway Street - Sidcup Station - Sidcup Police Station - Perry Street - CHISLEHURST Queens Head
New single deck route previously numbered 195

Taken from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

04.05.38
SP
9LTL
7LTL
7LTL

ELTHAM Well Hall Station - CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms
Altered to terminate at Gordon Arms in Chislehurst  ( barred from Queens Head ? )

20.10.48
SP
11Q+
11Q
7Q
    1LT/51    

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST
LTL type replaced by Q type - although ths type had operated Sundays from 29.10.41

13.04.49
SP
11T+
11T
9T
    1RTL/51    

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST 
Q type replaced by T type

Extracted from Dartford local timetable book dated January 1950


06.05.53
SP
13RF+
13RF
9RF
    1RTL/51A    

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST 
Main service converted to RF operation.


30.04.58
SP
13RF+
13RF
7RF
    1RT/51A    

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST 
Sunday PVR reduced



26.11.58
SP
11RT
9RT
5RT

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST 
Converted to double deck operation

12.10.60
NX
5RT
--
--
 
SP
5RT
9RT
4RT


CHISLEHURST Gordon Arms - ELTHAM Well Hall
(Sat/Sun) - Blackheath Royal Standard - Ship & Billet - Woolwich Rd - Greenwich - Creek Rd - Evelyn Street - SURREY DOCKS STATION (Mon-Fri)
Mon-Fri extended via Route 70 from Eltham to Surrey Docks - this replaced that route over the Eltham to Greenwich section which was withdrawn on Mon-Fri.
Mon-Fri New Cross allocation added which compensated for the 70 loss at that shed.


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

31.12.66
NX
6RT
--
--
 
SP
5RT
5RT
5RT

CHISLEHURST - WELL HALL (Sun) - SURREY DOCKS STATION ( Mon-Sat ) - Jamaica Rd - Rotherithe - Bermondsey - Tooley St - LONDON BRIDGE STN Joiner Street( 6 early Sat am journeys )
Saturday service extended from Eltham to Surrey Docks with early projections to London Bridge - this replaced Saturday Route 70 which was withdrawn on this day.


RT1995 Old Dover Road, Blackheath. The bus is turning left out of Delacourt Road.

Jeff Lloyd collection


26.10.68
SP
9RT
5RT
5RT

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST
Withdrawn between Eltham and Surrey Docks/London Bridge - The Eltham to Greenwich section replaced by revised 108A


RT3332 Well Hall Road

© Malcolm Allan


25.10.69
SP
9RT
5RT
4MB

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST
Sunday converted to single deck OPO.

24.11.73
SP
9RT
5RT
4SMS

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST
MB type replaced by SMS.

 

 

SMS175 leaving Well Hall Stn

 


01.03.75
SP
9RT
5RM
4SMS

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST
Saturday RT type replaced by Routemasters.

05.12.76
SP
9RT
5RM
4DMS

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST
Sunday converted to double deck OPO.

21.05.77
SP101+
7RM
5RM
4DMS

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST
Mon-Fri service converted to Routemaster.

28.01.78
SP
6DMS
6DMS
4DMS

WELL HALL  -  CHISLEHURST
Mon-Sat converted to OPO - now daily operation.

 

 

DMS2051 Eltham High Street

 


01.11.82
SP
5T
5T
2T

DMS type replaced by Leyland Titans.

 

 

M1393 was part of a trial comparing the Titan with the Metrobus between 1982 and 1986 seen at QM Hospital

 


04.02.84
SP101+
6T
4T
--

ELTHAM - SIDCUP GARAGE (MS) or CHISLEHURST (Mon-Fri Peaks)
Rerouted at Sidcup Police Station to Sidcup Garage except for Mon-Fri peaks when route was extended to Chislehurst.
Sunday withdrawn - replaced by new 299 and revised 161

31.03.84
SP101+
6T
4T
--

ELTHAM - SIDCUP Queen Marys Hospital (MS) - CHISLEHURST (Mon-Fri Peaks)
Sidcup Garage journeys rerouted at Sidcup Police Station to Queen Marys Hospital


27.10.84
SP101+
6T
4T
1L/T

ELTHAM - SIDCUP Queen Marys Hospital - CHISLEHURST (Mon-Fri Peaks)
Sunday service re-introduced - replacing part of withdrawn 299.

 

 

L41 seen at Elm Road - Sidcup

 

29.11.86
Route withdrawn - replaced by new Routes 228A and Route 228C

Operating Garages

SP Sidcup
Changeover point Sidcup Police Station

NX New Cross
Changeover point at garage.