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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 Stagecoach London.

HistoryEdit

Route 269 commenced on 21 May 1977, new OPO Route - replaced withdrawn section of Route 229 between Bexleyheath & Woolwich and served new Roads in the Albany Park area. The route was initially operated from 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In January 1988, the route was withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Woolwich this section was replaced by new route 469, the route was passed to Bexleybus and converted to single deck operation using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.

The route will pass to Arriva London and will be operated from their Dartford (DT) garage using Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300s from 20 January 2018.

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

External linksEdit

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