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P4 diversion due to Thames Water
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Musomum


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Joined: Oct 2023
Post: #1
21-10-2023 11:02 AM

Hi all,
I'm having a frustrating time with the notice of diversion of the P4 from today until next Sunday. The whole of Honor Oak Road is not being served in both directions. There is no roadwork indication on the TfL site and their accessible support line is manned by people who have no answers. Thames Water said I would get a call back from the sub-contractors doing the work - of course no call came.

For anyone elderly, infirm, disabled, in a wheelchair or just lacking good mobility this diversion is more than unhelpful and seemingly ill-thought-out. The nearest stop to board is The Grove Tavern or Hengrave Road in the opposite direction. Alternatively, walk all the way up Westwood Park and then down, then along, then down Langton to Wood Vale. Not possible for many people. And this for a whole week. Checking alternative routes to Brixton, for example, comes to over an hour and still requires a passenger to walk down to the 185 stops, then walk to East Dulwich Grove to pick up a 37 or all the way to Goose Green! Of course, not really helpful at night either for someone vulnerable to walk from Hengrave.

Does anyone know more about what's going on? Cars, trucks, skip lorries, etc are still bombing up and down the road, so why no buses?

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ChrisR


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #2
21-10-2023 12:30 PM

The TfL website is showing the P4 diversion on it's status update pages:

Towards Brixton:
https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/status/?Input=P4+...n=outbound

Towards Lewisham:
https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/status/?Input=P4+...on=inbound

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Sandpiper


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Joined: Nov 2013
Post: #3
21-10-2023 12:36 PM

I walked along Honor Oak Road a little while ago. Thames Water have closed a section of the road on both directions round about Benson Rd and have a large suction machine working in a big hole in the middle of the road. Cars are being diverted either up and over Canonbie or down towards Devonshire Rd. It's gridlock all around - as already noted, there are temp lights under the bridge by the station (no sign of any work being down, so perhaps the surface needs to dry?) and another set on Honor Oak Park.

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samuelsen


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Joined: Feb 2016
Post: #4
21-10-2023 01:53 PM

From TfL, "HONOR OAK ROAD: From 08:00 Saturday 21 October to 17:00 Sunday 29 October, route P4 is on diversion between Dulwich Common and Honor Oak Park via Melford Road, Wood Vale and Forest Hill Road due to water works. Buses are missing the stops Lordship Lane/Wood Vale, Horniman Museum, South View Court, Ewelme Road, Horniman Drive and Fairlawn School."

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samuelsen


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Joined: Feb 2016
Post: #5
21-10-2023 01:56 PM

Quick thought, if possible, walk to the bus stops at the Forest Hill Road end of Woodvale, hail the P4 at the 363 bus stops.

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