From Transport for London 28 September:
Today we have launched our consultation on proposed changes to central London bus services to deliver an efficient, modern, simple network with buses in the right places at the right times.
This is the first step in a major modernisation of the bus network in more than 16 years. London’s bus network is also crucial to its continued economic and social development, and will be vital in meeting the Mayor’s Transport Strategy target of 80 per cent of journeys being made using sustainable transport options by 2041.
Currently some routes can be inefficient, unreliable, or overly complex, particularly where we’re not matching the number of bus services to the level of customer demand. For example Kingsway and Park Lane, is current served by more than 100 buses an hour, many of which are significantly underused. This oversupply impacts on bus reliability, journey times, congestion and air quality.
Through our consultation we are proposing changes to 33 routes across central London, which will:
These changes aim to modernise our bus services by matching capacity with demand. This will help enable the delivery of year-on-year increases of outer London bus services.
The public consultation is open until 9 November. Please visit https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/central-london/?cid=central-... to provide your response.