Mayor answers to London

Bus Routes

Question number1176/2013
Meeting date20/03/2013

Question by Valerie Shawcross

Please list all bus routes that have had their service reduced in the last six months.

Answer by Boris Johnson

Routes where there have been permanent changes to frequencies and/or routeings between 29/09/12 – 30/03/13 are listed below. Each of these results from TfL’s ongoing process of keeping the network under regular review. This list does not include temporary service changes introduced to deal with the effects of road works nor schedule changes to improve reliability. During this period TfL has also introduced 272 new buses of which 79 are hybrids.

Reduced

4 – a morning peak journey withdrawn. The main service runs every 6 minutes.

27 – a morning peak journey withdrawn. The main service runs every 7.5 minutes.

248 – two morning and two afternoon journeys withdrawn on non school days.

38 – peak frequencies reduced. The main service runs every 6 minutes.

52 – three morning peak journeys withdrawn. The main service runs every 6 minutes.

236 – night service withdrawn. The service now runs between approximately 0430 and 0100.

242 – Monday to Saturday daytime frequencies decreased. The main service runs every 7.5 minutes.

621 – reduced from two to one journey in the morning and afternoon.

Increased

4 – weekend frequencies increased. Now runs every 12 minutes.

44 – an extra morning peak journey introduced.

77 – an extra morning peak journey introduced.

141 – an extra morning peak journey introduced.

153 – Sunday shopping hours frequencies increased. Now runs every 12 minutes.

220 – peak frequencies increased. The main service runs every 8 minutes.

329 – an extra morning peak journey introduced.

499 – Monday – Saturday frequencies increased. Now runs every 20 minutes.

601 – an extra morning and afternoon peak journey introduced.

N41 – weekend night frequencies increased. Now runs every 20 minutes.

Extended or rerouted

114 and 183 rerouted westbound via Sheepcote Road and Station Road instead of Gayton Road

165, 287 amd 652 rerouted eastboung via Viking Way instead of Rainham Broadway

224 – diverted to serve Brent Park in both directions

27 – extended to Chiswick Business Park

275 – diverted from Woodford Bridge to operate direct via Manor Road

46 – extended to St Bartholomew’s Hospital

52 – night service rerouted via day service

N55 – diverted from Leytonstone (westbound) to run via Blake Hall Road and Bush Road

U4 – extended to Hayes, Prologis Park

Main question

Valerie Shawcross