London Buses route 99

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99 bus on Manor Road - geograph.org.uk - 2833932.jpg
Overview
Operator Stagecoach London
Garage Plumstead (PD)
Route
Start Bexleyheath
Via Slade Green
Erith
Belvedere
Plumstead
End Woolwich Arsenal station
Length 10 miles (16 km)
Service
Level Daily

London Buses route 99 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Bexleyheath and Woolwich Arsenal station, it is operated by Stagecoach London.

History[edit]

At the time of the formation of the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933, route 99 was an established service between Woolwich and Erith via Belvedere and Plumstead.

On 24 January 1970, the route was converted to one man operation with the AEC Routemasters replaced by AEC Merlins, before being converted back to double deck operation on 10 November 1974 with Daimler Fleetlines. On 13 January 1979, it was extended from Erith to Slade Green, before reverting to its previous route on 2 November 1985.

Upon being tendered, route 99 passed to Bexleybus' Bexleyheath garage on 16 January 1988. When next tendered, it passed to London Central on 19 January 1991. Stagecoach London successfully tendered to operate the route from its Plumstead garage from 23 January 1999 with single deck buses introduced.

Stagecoach London commenced a further contracts on 24 January 2004 and 22 January 2011 with double deckers buses reintroduced.[1][2]

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 99 Transport for London 10 April 2003
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 99 Transport for London 28 June 2010

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