Route History

 

P4 fare (s)

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
30.09.72
SW
3FS
3FS
--


BRIXTON STATION - Brixton Road - Gresham Road - Coldharbour Lane - Herne Hill Road - Red Post Hill - Dulwich Village - Court Lane - Lordship Lane - London Road - Honor Oak Road - Honor Oak Park - BROCKLEY RISE Chandos ( Mon-Sat )
NEW FLAT FARE MINIBUS SERVICE

P4
FS5

FS5 seen on first day at Brockley Rise

© John Parkin

18.12.76
SW251+
3BS
3BS
--

Type change

BS17

BS17 Brixton

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27.09.80
SW251+
3BL
3BL
--

Converted to BL operation

04.09.82
SW251+
2BL
2BL
--

BRIXTON STATION - BROCKLEY RISE (MS except evgs)
Evening service withdrawn.

BL42

BL42 Brockley

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29.01.83
SW251+
4LS
4LS
--

BRIXTON STATION - North Dulwich Stn - Dulwich Village - Honor Oak Park - Brockley Rise - Stondon Park,Brockley Road - Adelaide Avenue - Ladywell Road - High Street Lewisham - LEWISHAM Bus Station (MS except evgs)
Extended from Brockley Rise to Lewisham via Route 122 and converted to Leyland National operation. The new section was conventional fare stage system although the flat fare was still maintained between Brixton and Brockley Rise

LS484

LS484 Lewisham Bus Station

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22.05.83
SW251+
4LS
4LS
--

The whole route converted to conventional fare stage operation.

25.06.83
SW251+
4LS
4LS
--

BRIXTON STATION - North Dulwich Stn - Dulwich Village - Honor Oak Park - Brockley Rise - Stondon Park - Brockley Grove - Ladywell Road - High Street Lewisham - LEWISHAM Bus Station (MS except evgs)
Rerouted in Brockley via Brockley Grove instead of Adelaide Avenue.

21.09.83
SW251+
4LS
4LS
--

Buses towards Lewisham revised run direct from Honor Oak Park into Stondon Park - instead of via Wyleu Street and Gabriel Street

03.08.85
NL
SNB
SNB
SNB
logo New contract

Operation transferred to London Country under LRT tendering process operating from National London premises at Catford.
A more frequent service on Saturday required the loan of extra SNB's from CM on this day although crewed by NL drivers.
This practise ceased in October when additional SNB's were allocated to NL.

P4 leaflet
 
07.09.86
NL
SNB
SNB
SNB

London Country was split into 4 separating companies - our route was London Country (South East) Ltd although still under contract to LRT.

SNB483

SNB483 Lewisham Bus Station

© John Parkin

 

28.02.87
VE
SNB
SNB
SNB

Operation transferred to VE ( ex Samuelsons garage at Victoria ) although in practise buses parked at Battersea Coach Park.

SNB425

SNB425 Lewisham stand

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30.12.89
SK
SNB
SNB
SNB

Allocation moved to a new depot at Bricklayers Arms

17.11.90
DT
SNB
SNB
SNB

Allocation moved to Dartford depot.
During the Kentish Bus era - the route was rerouted in Dulwich after Court Lane had speed humps installed - so changed from serving Court Lane and Lordship Lane north of The Grove Tavern to Dulwich Common and College Road. However I don't have the exact date of the change.

27.04.91
TL101+
7DW
6DW
4DW
selkent Contract reassigned

BRIXTON - LEWISHAM
Operation transferred to Selkent (TL) under LRT tendering process
Mon-Sat evening service and new Sunday service introduced.
Inter worked with Route L1 Mon-Sat evgs and Sat early morning.

DW65

DW65 Lewisham Bus Station

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09.05.98
TL101+
7SLD
7SLD
6SLD

New Contract - Sunday service increased from 2bph to 3bph. SLD type introduced ( 5th May ).

15.09.02
TL101+
10DM
10DM
11DM

Frequencies increased.

34388

34388 Transbus Pointer 10.1m Lewisham Bus Station

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01.05.10
TL101+
11DM
11DM
11DM

Contract renewal

36343 Lewisham Station

© Jeff Lloyd

P4 map Llewisham town Centre
Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
02.05.15
TL101+
13SE
14SE
11SE

Contract extended for two years

P4 times

Operating Garages

SW Stockwell
Meal reliefs were made by running dead to garage from Brixton

NL Catford
Changeover ?

VE Victoria
Changeover ?

SK Southwark ( Bricklayers Arms )
Changeover ?

DT Dartford
Changeover ?

TL Catford
Changeover Lewisham stand - duty schedule combined with Route 178

Stands and turning points

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