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Route P4 towards Lewisham on Diversion till 31/12/24
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samuelsen


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Post: #1
10-02-2024 10:16 PM

Needed go get the P4 on Monday, checked and shock horror found this......

HONOR OAK PARK, SE23L ROUTE P4 towards Lewisham is on diversion until 23:59 Sunday 31 December. Buses are diverted via Brockley Rise, missing stops 'Stondon Park / Honor Oak Park' (HC) and 'Maclean Road (HN)'. Buses towards Brixton are not affected.

Don't know how (they) TfL sneaked that under the radar

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samuelsen


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Post: #2
10-02-2024 10:28 PM

Just to re-iterate, it is the service towards Lewisham is on diversion
via Brockley Rise, missing stops 'Stondon Park / Honor Oak Park' (HC) and 'Maclean Road (HN)'
. Buses towards Brixton are not affected.

This post was last modified: 10-02-2024 10:34 PM by samuelsen.

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Honoak


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11-02-2024 10:23 PM

My question is why? The only thing I can think off is that it is seen as a problem for a single deck bus to turn left out of Honor Oak Park into Stondon Park. But its no worse than the left hand turn the 2 decker 171 does out of Borckley Rise into Stanstead Rd.

Indeed I've noticed that sometimes the P4 does a !72 loop" around the Chandos rather than turn left into Stondon Park - which just delayed things.

Doesn't make a great deal of sense to me. But thank you for the heads up.

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samuelsen


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11-02-2024 11:09 PM

They did this last year "P4 does a !72 loop" around the Chandos rather than turn left into Stondon Park - which just delayed things" and then earlier this year reverted to a normal left turn from Honor Oak Park into Stondon Park. As you say it just wasted time and increases journey time.

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nottinghillbilly


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12-02-2024 04:06 PM

A question,
My chiropodist is in Stondon Park and I normally get off of the bus near the Brockley Jack,
Does this mean I can only get the 122 bus to go there until next year?
Or is the bus skipping the aforementioned stops but still stopping nearish Crofton Park Station?
I'm a bit confused as It appears I can get a bus back to Forest Hill from the McClean road stop.

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samuelsen


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12-02-2024 04:40 PM

My understanding is that the P4 misses the first two stops on Stondon Park but still stops at the stop close to the Brockley Jack, that's my understanding.

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Honoak


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20-02-2024 12:45 PM

Peculiar - just seen a Lewisham bound P4 exit the 172/Chandos loops, go through the lights and stop at Stondon Park. The website still say that Stondon Park and Maclean Rd are missed - though I can't see why a bus exiting the Cjhandoes loop wouldn't stop at Stondon Park (after all the 172 does).

Possibly whoever put the disruption notice together didn't understand the road layout; or maybe the P4 bus driver didn't understand the "disruption route"!

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