Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith,

This page created 5th April 2000, updated 18th January 2007.

Bus histories

These histories are incomplete. They are being assembled from data from a variety of sources, not all of which agree. Particularly helpful have been:


Boro'Line, Kentish Bus


227     D155 HML   5/87    new to Boro'Line, Maidstone: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S B49F
 417               2/92 NF bought by Kentish Bus, to store (Northfleet)
                   5/92 DG transfer (Dunton Green)
                           painted in Kentish Bus primrose/maroon
                           used on 227
                   6/94 DG 
                  12/94 DG 
 3066             11/97    transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex
                  12/98    Arriva Kent & Sussex
                   3/00    transfer to Arriva Merseyside, #1961
                           Arriva Merseyside trainer #8195
                   3/01    transfer to Arriva North West, trainer #8195
                   */05    Arriva North West, (Skelmersdale), trainer #8195

228     D156 HML   5/87    new to Boro'Line, Maidstone: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S B49F
 418               7/92 NF bought by Kentish Bus, to store (Northfleet)
                   5/92 DG change store (Dunton Green) 
                   6/92 NF change store
                   7/92 DG return, into service
                   6/94 DG 
                  12/94 DG
                           repainted in primrose/maroon
                        DG used on 227
                   5/96    transfer to Londonlinks
                        BF Arriva Croydon & North Surrey
                   5/99    bought by London Traveller
                   3/00    into service with Surrey Buses
                   3/00    Surrey Buses ceased trading

229     D157 HML   5/87    new to Boro'Line, Maidstone: Lynx LX112TL11ZR1S B49F
 419               2/92    bought by Kentish Bus
                   4/92 DG (Dunton Green) 
                   6/94 DG 
                  12/94 DG 
 3067             11/97    transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex
                  12/98    Arriva Kent & Sussex
                   3/00    transfer to Arriva Merseyside, #1962
                           Arriva Merseyside trainer #8196
                           Arriva North West, trainer #8196
                   2/03    return to Arriva Merseyside, trainer (Green Lane)

F608 WBV 11/88 new, Leyland demonstrator, B52F, all-white livery 14/12/88 NF on loan to Kentish Bus (Northfleet) 12/88 SJ (Swanley) 12/88 DG (Dunton Green) 20/12/88 on loan to Eastbourne Buses 3/90 bought by Westbus, Ashford 11/93 bought by PMT, #SLC849 1407 3/01 transfer to First Manchester 5/03 First Manchester
801 G34 VME 9/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 401 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus DT (Dartford) 5/94 CH transfer (Ash Grove-Cambridge Heath) 5/94 CH repainted to Network South East Livery for North Woolwich-Stratford 6/94 CH 12/94 CH 11/95 CR transfer to Londonlinks (Beddington Farm) Arriva Croydon & North Surrey 8/98 transfer to Arriva Cymru, #SLC340 renumbered #1734 802 G35 VME 9/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 402 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus 6/94 DT (Dartford) 10/94 DG transfer (Dunton Green) 12/94 DG 1/95 CR transfer to Londonlinks (Beddington Farm) 8/98 transfer to Arriva Cymru, #SLC350 MASS, Lincoln 89D52388 1/03 bought by Irish Bus, #LS129 803 G36 VME 9/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 403 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus 6/94 DT (Dartford) 12/94 DT 3056 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus Arriva Kent Thameside 4/99 transfer to Arriva Cymru, #SLC360 renumbered #1736 804 G37 VME 9/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 404 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus DT (Dartford) 2/94 LM transfer (Lewisham) 3/94 DT return 5/94 CH transfer (Ash Grove-Cambridge Heath) 5/94 CH repainted to Network South East Livery for North Woolwich-Stratford 6/94 CH 12/94 CH 11/95 DG transfer (Dunton Green) 3057 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus 3057 2/98 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex 7/00 Arriva Kent & Sussex 805 G38 VME 9/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 405 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus DT (Dartford) 5/94 CH transfer (Ash Grove-Cambridge Heath) 5/94 CH repainted to Network South East Livery for North Woolwich-Stratford 6/94 CH 12/94 CH 11/95 DG transfer (Dunton Green) repainted yellow/green 12/97 DG Kentish Bus 2/98 DG used on 402 3058 2/98 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex (DG closes) 7/00 Arriva Kent & Sussex TW (Tunbridge Wells) 11/02 NF transfer to Arriva Kent Thameside (Northfleet) 3/03 NF 4/03 NF into store.. 4/03 sold to Stafford Bus Centre 6/03 bought by Locallink Buses, Stansted 5/04 sold to a dealer 806 G39 VME 9/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 406 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus DT (Dartford) 2/94 LM transfer (Lewisham) 3/94 NF transfer (Northfleet) 4/94 repainted to Network South East livery for Stratford - N.Woolwich rail 5/94 DT transfer 6/94 DT 12/94 DT 3059 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus Arriva Kent Thameside 7/99 transfer to Arriva Cymru, #SLC390 renumbered #1736 MASS, Lincoln 89D52417 1/03 bought by Irish Bus, #LS129 807 G40 VME 10/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 407 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus DT (Dartford) 2/94 LM transfer (Lewisham) 3/94 DT return 5/94 CH transfer (Ash Grove-Cambridge Heath) 5/94 CH repainted to Network South East Livery for North Woolwich-Stratford 6/94 CH 12/94 CH 11/95 DG transfer (Dunton Green) 3060 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus Arriva Kent & Sussex 3060 2/99 transfer to Arriva Kent Thameside 7/00 NF Arriva Kent Thameside 11/00 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex 808 G41 VME 10/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 408 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus DT (Dartford) 2/94 LM transfer (Lewisham) 3/94 NF transfer (Northfleet) 5/94 DT transfer.. 5/94 CH ..transfer (Ash Grove-Cambridge Heath) 5/94 CH repainted to Network South East Livery for North Woolwich-Stratford 6/94 CH 12/94 CH 11/95 DT transfer 3061 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus Arriva Kent & Sussex 7/99 transfer to Arriva Cymru, #SLC41 renumbered #1741 809 G42 VME 10/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 409 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus DT (Dartford) 2/94 LM transfer (Lewisham) 3/94 DT return 5/94 CH transfer (Ash Grove-Cambridge Heath) 5/94 CH repainted to Network South East Livery for North Woolwich-Stratford 6/94 CH 12/94 CH 11/95 DT transfer 3062 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus Arriva Kent Thameside 3062 8/99 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex 7/00 Arriva Kent & Sussex 810 G43 VME 10/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 410 2/92 CR taken over by Kentish Bus (Crayford) 9/92 DT transfer (Dartford) 2/94 LM transfer (Lewisham) 3/94 DT return 6/94 DT (Dartford) 12/94 DT 3063 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus Arriva Kent Thameside 3063 3/99 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex 4/00 DT in store for AK&S 811 G44 VME 10/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 411 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus DT (Dartford) 5/94 CH transfer (Ash Grove-Cambridge Heath) 5/94 CH repainted to Network South East Livery for North Woolwich-Stratford 6/94 CH 12/94 CH 11/95 DT transfer 3064 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus Arriva Kent Thameside 3064 3/99 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex 4/00 DT in store for AK&S 812 G45 VME 10/89 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11C15Z4S B49F 11/89 into service on 108 (Greenwich) 412 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus used on D9 DT (Dartford) 5/94 CH transfer (Ash Grove-Cambridge Heath) 5/94 CH repainted to Network South East Livery for North Woolwich-Stratford 6/94 CH 12/94 CH 3050 9/95 transfer to Maidstone & District 412 4/97 transfer to Kentish Bus 3065 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus Arriva Kent Thameside 3065 3/99 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex 7/00 Arriva Kent & Sussex
813 H813 EKJ 1/91 new to Boro'Line Maidstone: LX2R11G15Z4S, B49F 1/91 CR into service on 492 (Crayford) 413 2/92 CR taken over by Kentish Bus (Crayford) 9/92 DT transfer (Dartford) 6/94 DT (Dartford) 12/94 DT 12/97 Kentish Bus 7/00 NF Arriva Kent Thameside (Northfleet) 3053 renumbered 8/01 NF used on 480, X29 9/01 DT transfer 11/01 NF transfer 1/02 DT on loan: crashed at Longfield on 423: withdrawn 5/02 gone 814 H814 EKJ 1/91 Boro'Line: B49F 1/91 CR into service on 492 (Crayford) 414 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus 4/94 repainted to Network South East livery for Stratford - N.Woolwich rail 6/94 DT (Dartford) 12/94 DT 8/97 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex 3051 12/98 Arriva Kent & Sussex 7/00 Arriva Kent & Sussex 12/01 MM loaned to Arriva Croydon & North Surrey for 406 (Merstham) TW Arriva Kent & Sussex (Tunbridge Wells) 3051 2/03 NF transfer to Arriva Kent Thameside (Northfleet) 9/03 NF sometimes on 480, 490 3/04 NF 10/04 NF 10/05 NF withdrawn into store 3/06 SE change store (Southend) 4/06 sold to Erith Commercials for scrap 815 H815 EKJ 1/91 Boro'Line: B49F 1/91 CR into service on 492 (Crayford) 415 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus 6/94 DT (Dartford) 12/94 DT 3054 renumbered 12/97 Kentish Bus 3054 3/00 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex: repainted blue/cream 7/00 Arriva Kent & Sussex 4/06 sold to Erith Commercials for scrap 816 H816 EKJ 1/91 Boro'Line: B49F 1/91 CR into service on 492 (Crayford) 416 2/92 taken over by Kentish Bus 12/94 DT 8/97 transfer to Arriva Kent & Sussex 3052 renumbered 3052 12/98 Arriva Kent & Sussex 7/00 Arriva Kent & Sussex MD (Maidstone) 7/04 NF transfer to Arriva Kent Thameside (Northfleet) 3/06 NF withdrawn into store 4/06 bought by D.Collier
F46 ENF 12/88 new to Shearings (Wigan): Lynx LX112L10ZR1R B49F 12/91 bought by Maidstone & District #3046 MD Arriva Kent & Sussex (Maidstone) 3046 7/04 NF transfer to Arriva Kent Thameside (Northfleet) 3/06 NF withdrawn into store 4/06 bought by D.Collier

Ian's Bus Stop LX Contents. Boro'line Maidstone & Kentish Bus text. LX photo refs.