London Bus Route 284 - Grove Park Cemetery Grove Park - Downham - Catford - Ladywell - Lewisham Station. (6 Miles)
Operated By Metrobus
Garage: Orpington MB
Running Numbers: MB 201-211
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The route 284 began on the 9th December 1989 and provided a daily service between Lewisham and Grove Park Station via Ravensbourne Park, Catford, Verdant Lane, and Downham. The route was operated at Catford Garage TL by MW type buses. The current PVR was Monday to Saturday 6MW and Sunday (EX L1) MW. On the 3rd February 1990 the Sunday the MW type was withdrawn and replaced by the SR type which the Sunday service was operating by using the EX L1 buses. On the 14th July 1990 there was a slight change to the PVR, Monday to Saturday 6MW/SR and Sunday 2MW/SR so the SR type was introduced daily along with the MW type. On the 12th March 1994 Selkent lost the contract to Kentish Bus and they operated the route from their Deptford Garage LM, and they converted the route to Midi operation. The route was also extended from Grove Park Station and Grove Park Cemetery via Marvels Lane. The current PVR was Monday to Saturday 6Midi and Sunday 4Midi. On the 25th February 1995 the operation was transferred to BY Garage and the PVR stayed the same. On the 27th January 1996 Kentish Bus lost the contract to Metrobus and they operated the route from Orpington Garage MB. The current PVR was Monday to Saturday 7DT and Sunday 6DT.
On the 27th November 1999 there was a slight increase in the PVR, Monday to Saturday 8DT and Sunday 6DT. On the 17th March 2001 Metrobus lost the contract to Stagecoach Selkent and they operated the route at Catford Garage TL. The current PVR was Monday to Saturday 9SLD and Sunday 6SLD. There was a slight change in the routing of the 284 Lewisham, Catford, Verdant Lane, Downham, Grove Park, Marvels Lane and Grove Park Cemetery. On The 20th October 2001 they changed the route back to Lewisham, Ravensbourne Park, Catford, Verdant Lane, Downham, Grove Park, Marvels Lane and Grove Park Cemetery. On the 21st May 2005 there was a slight change in the PVR, Monday to Saturday 9SLD and Sunday 7SLD. On the 18th March 2006 Metrobus won the contract for the route and they operated the route from Polhill garage PH. They bought some brand new buses for the route as they also won the 181
. The current PVR is Monday to Saturday 9OmT and Sunday 4Omt. On the 3rd June 2006 the allocation was transferred to Orpington MB. The average journey time is between 27 and 41 minutes. The frequency Monday to Saturday is every 12 minutes, Sunday and evenings every 20 minutes.
Last Updated 9th March 2007