London Buses route 261
|Start||Princess Royal University Hospital|
|Length||9 miles (14 km)|
Route 261 commenced operating on 4 September 1982 between Orpington and Brockley Rise via Farnborough, Bromley, Grove Park and Lewisham replacing parts of routes 47, 51, 94 and 229 with AEC Routemasters out of Bromley garage.
On 23 April 1983, it was converted to single deck, one man operation with Leyland Nationals. It reverted to double deck operation on 27 April 1985 with Leyland Titans. On the same date, the Lewisham to Brockley Rise section was withdrawn. On 16 August 1986, the Orpington to Bromley garage section was withdrawn.
- Blacker, Ken (2007). Routemaster: 1970–2005 2 (2nd ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-85414-303-7.
- Bus tender results Route 261 Transport for London 18 May 2006
- Bus tender results Route 261 Transport for London 12 April 2013
- Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 22 June 2013