London Buses route 284 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Grove Park and place, it is operated by Stagecoach London.


Route 284 commenced operating on 9 December 1989 between Lewisham Bus Station and Grove Park Station via Lewisham High Street - Ladywell Road - Chudleigh Road - Bexhill Road - Manwood Road - Ravensbourne Park - Catford - Sangley Road - Verdant Lane - Northover - Downham Way. The route was initially operated by Selkent from their Catford (TL) garage using Wright Nimbus bodied Mercedes Benz 811Ds.

On 3 February 1990, Optare StarRiders were introduced.

On 12 March 1994, the route was extended from Grove Park to Grove Park Cemetry and the route passed to Kentish Bus operating from Deptford (LM) garage using Optare Metroriders.

On 25 February 1995, the allocation was transferred to Bromley (BE) garage.

On 4 November 1995, the allocation was transferred back to Deptford (LM) garage.

On 27 January 1996, the route passed to Metrobus operating from their Orpington (MB) garage using Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts.

On 17 March 2001, the route passed to Selkent operating from their Catford (TL) garage using low floor Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs and was temporarily diverted direct to Catford and the withdrawn section covered by Route 584 using Mercedes Varios.

On 20 October 2001, the temporary routing was withdrawn and route 584 was withdrawn.

On 18 March 2006, the route passed to Metrobus operating from their Polhill (PH) garage with East Lancs Esteem bodied Scania OmniTowns.

On 3 June 2006, the allocation was transferred to Orpington (MB) garage.

On 29 March 2008, the route was re-routed towards Grove Park Cemetery direct via Baring Road.

On 16 March 2013, the route was retained by Metrobus with brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts introduced.

In July 2014, the Go-Ahead Group restructured its bus operations, which included the transfer of Route 284 from Metrobus to Go-Ahead London.

On 17 March 2018, the route passed to Stagecoach London operating from their Kangley Bridge Road (KB) garage using brand new Enviro 200 MMC bodied Alexander Dennis E20Ds.

Current RouteEdit

Route 284 operates via these primary locations:

  • Grove Park Cemetery
  • Grove Park Station
  • Catford Bridge and Catford Stations
  • Ladywell Station
  • Lewisham Loampit Vale (for Lewisham Station)

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