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London Buses route 269 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Bexleyheath and Bromley, it is operated by Arriva London.

HistoryEdit

Route 269 commenced operation on 21 May 1977 between Sidcup Garage and Woolwich Hare Street via Foots Cray - Sidcup Station - Faraday Avenue - Hurst Road - Parkhill Road - Townley Road - Bexleyheath - Erith - West Street - Belvedere - Abbey Wood - Plumstead. The route was introduced to replace the withdrawn section of route 229 between Bexleyheath & Woolwich. The route was initially operated by London Transpoert from their Bexleyheath (BX) garage using Daimler Fleetlines.

In 1979, the route was diverted at Sidcup to Queen Mary's Hospital instead of Sidcup Garage.

In 1983, the Daimler Fleetlines were replaced by Leyland Titans.

In 1985, the route was extended from Sidcup to Bromley North.

In May 1986, the Leyland Titans were replaced by Leyland Olympians.

In August 1986, BX Garage was announced closed and the allocation was transferred to Plumstead (PD) garage.

In January 1988, the route was withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Woolwich this section was replaced by new route 469, the route was passed to Bexleybus and converted to single deck operation using Leyland Swifts.

In 1990, the route was converted back to double deck.

In 1991, the route passed to Kentish Bus.

In 1999, the route passed to Stagecoach Selkent with brand new low floor Alexander ALX200 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs introduced.

In 2004, the route was retained by Stagecoach Selkent with brand new Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents introduced.

On 20 January 2018, the route passed to Arriva London operating from their Dartford (DT) garage using Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300s.

Current RouteEdit

Route 269 operates via these primary locations:

  • Bexleyheath Market Place
  • Bridgen
  • Bexley
  • Sidcup Station
  • Queen Mary's Hospital
  • Chislehurst War Memorial
  • Chislehurst Station
  • Bickley Park Road (junction with Southborough Road for Bickley Station)
  • Bromley North Station

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