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London Buses route P4 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Brixton and Lewisham, it is operated by Stagecoach London.

History Edit

Route P4 was commenced operating on 30 September 1972 between Brixton Station and Brockley Rise Chandos via 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 as a Monday to Saturday service. The route was initially operated by London Transport from their Stockwell (SW) garage using Ford Transits.

In 1976, the Ford Transits were replaced by Bristol LHs.

In 1982, the evening service was withdrawn.

In 1983, the route was extended from Brockley Rise to Lewisham via route 122. The Bristol LHs were replaced by Leyland Nationals at the same time.

In 1985, the route passed to London Country from their Catford (NL) garage using Leyland Nationals. A Sunday service was introduced at the same time.

On 27 April 1987, the route was transferred to Kentish Bus but still operating from their Catford (NL) garage using Leyland Nationals.

In February 1987, the allocation was transferred to Victoria (VE) garage

In 1989, the allocation was transferred to Southwark (SK) garage.

In 1990, the allocation was transferred to Dartford (DT) garage.

In 1991, the route passed to Selkent operating from their Catford (TL) garage using Wright Handybus bodied Dennis Darts introduced.

In 1994, the route was included in the sale of Selkent to Stagecoach Selkent.

In 1998, the route was retained by Selkent with low floor Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs introduced.

In August 2006, the route was included in the sale of Stagecoach Selkent to Macquarie Bank who restored the Selkent trading name logo.

In May 2010, the route was retained by Selkent.

In October 2010, the route was included in the sale of Macquarie Bank to Stagecoach London.

In 2014, Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts were introduced.

The route will be retained by Stagecoach London and converted to full Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart operation from 29 April 2017.

Current route Edit

Route P4 operates via these primary locations:

  • Brixton Station
  • Loughborough Junction Station
  • North Dulwich Station
  • Dulwich Village
  • Forest Hill Horniman Museum
  • Honor Oak Park Station
  • Crofton Park (near Station)
  • Ladywell Station
  • Lewisham Loampit Vale (for Lewisham Station)

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