Have your say on Central London bus changes

12 December 2016

At its recent Board meeting, London TravelWatch heard from TfL about their plans to change many  central London bus services in anticipation of the arrival of Crossrail and the Mayor’s aspiration to close Oxford Street to motor vehicles.

Stephen Locke, Chair of London TravelWatch commented: 'These proposals are far reaching. Over 17,000 bus passengers a day will have to change their journeys. The proposals also give a flavour of how other services in central London might be altered. We urge passengers to have a close look at the proposals and have their say'.

Stephen continued: ‘There are significant problems affecting bus travel in central London - as journeys get slower, ridership is falling. So some reforms are definitely needed. But for many passengers, this latest batch of proposals will involve a walk, change of bus or the use of the Underground. TfL must redouble its efforts, working with other partners such as local councils and Network Rail, to improve interchanges so that travel can be as seamless as possible. TfL must also implement a systematic programme of priority on each of the affected bus routes so that journeys are speeded up not slowed down. If not, even more passengers will abandon the bus.’

 

Further information

  • For more information, please contact the London TravelWatch press office on 020 3176 5941 or 07734 055494.
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