Transport for London’s (TfL’s) reliance on passenger fares for the majority of its income, means the effect of the pandemic on TfL’s finances has been devastating, requiring Government support to keep public transport in London operating. The Government set a number of conditions before it would provide emergency funding to keep TfL operating, including requiring a plan to set out how TfL would achieve significant financial savings.
TfL have had to undertake a detailed review of London’s bus network in order to achieve these significant financial savings required by the Government.
As part of this work, TfL have reviewed key bus corridors from the north, south, east, and west into the centre of the city. This is because demand has reduced over the years on some roads leading into central and inner London due to changing travel patterns which have been accelerated by the pandemic.
Today TfL have launched a public consultation that proposes a number of changes to bus routes into central London and would like to hear your views. The changes being consulted on are intended to cause as little disruption to passengers as possible, while making the savings required by the Government.
For further information, to see which bus routes are included in our proposals and to complete our online survey, please visit https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/busreview
West London area during the day
- Earls Court including changes to routes 27, 328 and C3 in Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea
- South Kensington including changes to routes 14, 19, 49, 72, 74, 272, 283, 414, and 430 in Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Hounslow, and Ealing
West London at night including the following 24 hour and ‘N’ prefixed routes: 14, 27, N16, N27, N72, N74, and new routes N414 and N430
Alternatively you can submit your response to TfL by email or in writing (no stamp needed) to:
• firstname.lastname@example.org; or
• FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY (CLBR)
Consultation closes Tuesday 12 July 2022