London Buses route N47 was a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. The N47 ran between Trafalgar Square and St Mary Cray, it was operated by Stagecoach London.
Route N47 commenced on 1 November 1985, running between Victoria and Bromley South station. Route N47 replaced withdrawn route N74. N47 was initially operated from Peckham (PM) garage using Leyland Titans.
In 1989, the route was extended from Bromley South to Orpington via Petts Wood or Farnborough. Catford (TL) and New Cross (NX) gained an allocation at the same time.
In 1993, Projections to St Mary Cray station was introduced as part replacement for the reduced service on Route N62. The Peckham (PM) allocation was withdrawn at the same time.
In 2001, the whole sevice runs between Trafalgar Square & St Mary Cray and the Leyland Titans were replaced by Volvo Olympians. London Central involvement (NX) was withdrawn at the same time.
On 5 October 2001, the route was converted to low floor using Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents.
On 12 September 2015, route N47 was withdrawn, Route N47 was replaced by new route N199 and a 24-hour service on route 47.
Current Route Edit
Route N47 operated via these primary locations:
- Trafalgar Square (For Charing Cross Station)
- Aldwych (For Covent Garden)
- Ludgate Circus
- St Paul's
- Cannon Street
- London Bridge (For Guy's Hospital and Southwark Cathedral)
- Surrey Quays
- Lewisham Town Centre
- Bromley Hill
- Bromley Town Centre
- Bromley South
- Bromley Common
- Petts Wood
- Crofton Road
- Orpington Town Centre
- Cray Avenue
- St Mary Cray Station