Post by vjaska on Jan 17, 2019 0:08:36 GMT
This is one of the reasons why The Grove Tavern pub has been left derelict for the last few years. In an ideal world, the P4 would be diverted away from Dulwich Village to allow deckers via East Dulwich Grove and Lordship Lane.
Going back on topic:
185 should be 24/7, providing a 30 min service. This would give 4bph between Camberwell Green and Forest Hill (176) while providing overnight connections to Lewisham and Catford which currently overnight requires changing buses in Peckham or Camberwell in this area.
Extra buses on the 197 between Peckham and Forest Hill during shopping hours. This would reduce the loads on the 176 and 185 for which 197 passengers get on after the 12 if there's a long wait at Dulwich Library. Sunday service increased to 15 mins along the whole length of the route.
356 increased to every 15 mins Mon-Sat, 20 Sunday.
122 divided into two separate routes. One running between Crystal Palace and Lewisham, the other would start from Plumstead, run to Lewisham as now then along Rushey Green to Catford or Catford Garage. There would be the loss of direct connections from Crystal Palace, Sydenham, Forest Hill and Brockley Rise to Lee, Eltham Green, Woolwich & Plumstead, but the hopper should give enough time to change between the two routes.
Diverting the Plumstead end to Catford would give extra capacity for passengers travelling to Woolwich along Rushey Green, reliving the 54.
Townley Road would of been another way to run in an ideal world but the alternative would be via Half Moon Lane & Burbage Road where 3's have gone down on diversion a few years back when Croxted Road was shut. It even would provide a direct link to the Herne Hill Velodrome track