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alywin
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75 and 194 buses on diversion

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Up through Penge High Street and down Lawrie Park Road and back onto normal route at Sydenham station, due to a water leak on Newlands Park between Homecroft and Tredown. Should be back to normal by tomorrow morning in time for the rush hour.

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Re: 75 and 194 buses on diversion

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And once again, Thames Water work on Parish Lane (I think) means that the 75 and 194 are cutting out the route from the Newlands Park junction round to Penge. Diversion in place until the work is completed - whatever that may mean.

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Re: 75 and 194 buses on diversion

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What a mess. The TFL website claims that the buses are diverting via Kent House Road, but in reality they are going round Lawrie Park Road as usual. And I walked down Parish Lane early this afternoon and couldn't see any signs of water works going on, so I don't know what's happening. Buses are still on diversion, though.

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Re: 75 and 194 buses on diversion

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Add to the mess that the bus app on mobile was showing Zero buses on both routes in sydenham so my mate ended up getting an uber home thinking the buses were not running at all.... what a total F*k up.

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Re: 75 and 194 buses on diversion

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It's very poor, isn't it? There are no hoods or whatever you call them on the bus stops either, so you really have to look closely to realise that the buses have been diverted.

If anyone's driving down Parish Lane, do report back on what, if anything, is happening.

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Re: 75 and 194 buses on diversion

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alywin wrote:
31 Jan 2020 22:28
And I walked down Parish Lane early this afternoon and couldn't see any signs of water works going on, so I don't know what's happening. Buses are still on diversion, though.
Duh! I must have been taking the shortcut through the alley by the railway all this week. The works are virtually at the junction of Parish Lane and Newlands Park (if it still is Newlands Park and not Lennard Road at that point): that annoying and repetitive seepage incident which you hear the buses sloshing through, and which Thames Water have already attempted to repair on several occasions in the past year. That explains why I hadn't noticed it. Let's hope these works do solve the problem.

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Re: 75 and 194 buses on diversion

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And lo and behold, no sooner are the buses back again than there's another diversion through Penge, for the 363, 122 and 202, I think it was. Does that make sense? Must be quite some diversion.

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