London Buses route B15is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Horn Park and Bexleyheath, it is operated by Arriva London.

History Edit

Route B15 commenced operation on 16 January 1988 between Welling Corner and Joydens Wood via Upper Wickham Lane - Elsa Road - Holmesdale Road - Brampton Road - Dorcis Avenue - Pickford Lane - Bexleyheath Station - Avenue Road - Crook Log - Broadway - Arnsberg Way - Bexleyheath Shopping Centre - Gravel Hill - Bourne Road - Bexley High Street (for Bexley Station) - North Cray Road - Vicarage Road - Dartford Lane then either Baldwyns Park - Tile Kiln Lane - Joydens Wood Summerhouse Drive - Birchwood Road - Leyton Cross Road - Oakfield Lane - Bexley Park - Old Bexley Lane - Dartford Road and return to Bexleyheath or via Old Bexley Lane - Birchwood Road - Summerhouse Drive - Baldwyns Park and return to Bexleyheath. The route was initially operated by Bexleybus from their Bexleyheath (BX) garage using MCW Metroriders and Robin Hood bodied Ivecos.

On 19 January 1991, the route passed to Transcity operating from their Sidcup (TX) garage using Talbot Pullman minibuses and the Sunday service was withdrawn.

On 29 October 1993, the route passed to Kentish Bus but still operating from Sidcup (TX) garage using Talbot Pullman minibuses.

On 7 November 1993, the allocation was transferred to Dartford (DT) garage.

On 15 January 1994, the route was retained by Kentish Bus.

On 27 September 1996, the allocation moved from Dartford (DT) to Northfleet (NF) garages.

On 23 January 1999, the route passed to London Central operating from their Bexleyheath (BX) garage using Marshall Minibuses.

On 1 May 1999, the route was converted to low floor using Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 24 January 2004, the route passed to Arriva Kent Thameside operating from their Dartford (DT) garage with Wright Cadet bodied DAF SB120's introduced.

On 24 January 2009, the route was retained by Arriva Kent Thameside with Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced and the route was discontinued between Joydens Wood and Bexleyheath and between Eltham Church and Eltham Station, but was diverted to Horn Park (Alnwick Road) via Eltham Green. A half hourly Sunday service was introduced at the same time.

On 25 January 2014, the route was retained by Arriva Kent Thameside.

On 1 January 2016, the Arriva group restructured its bus operations, which included the transfer of route B15 from Arriva Kent Thameside to Arriva London.

Current Route Edit

  • Horn Park Estate Alnwick Road
  • Eltham Green
  • Eltham High Street
  • Avery Hill
  • Falconwood Station
  • Bellegrove Road (for Welling Station)
  • Welling Corner
  • Bexleyheath Station
  • Bexleyheath Market Place

External linksEdit

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