All the axed London bus routes saved by Sadiq Khan, as TfL to cut just three

All the axed London bus routes saved by Sadiq Khan, as TfL to cut just three

Transport for London (TfL) has introduced it will eliminate solely three bus routes following a consultation that attracted greater than 20,000 replies.

Key central London routes, together with the 4, 12, 14, 24 and 74, have been under risk.

But some routes will be altered to “ensure a continued reliable bus network in central and inner London”.

The Mayor has decided to save all however three routes — the 11, 16 and 521 — and scale back or curtail the size of 15 others, together with the 3, 6, 23, 26, 59, 77 and 133, by drawing an additional £25 million a year from City Hall reserves.

In June, TfL warned central London buses might be decreased by a fifth as it tried to stability the books following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Which bus routes are being axed?

The routes being axed are:

  • 11 (Fulham Broadway/Liverpool St)
  • 16 (Victoria/Cricklewood) 
  • 521 (London Bridge/Waterloo)

But confusingly, the numbers 11 and 16 will nonetheless be seen on the entrance of buses, as the routes 507 (Waterloo/York Road) and 332 (Brent Park/Paddington) will be renumbered 11 and 16 respectively.

Which bus routes are being saved?

The following routes will be saved with out alteration:

  • 12
  • 14
  • 24
  • 31
  • 45
  • 72
  • 74
  • 78
  • 242
  • 349
  • C3
  • D7
  • N31
  • N72
  • N74
  • N242

Which bus routes are being altered?

Proposed adjustments to the following routes will nonetheless go forward:

  • 3
  • 6
  • 11
  • 23
  • 26
  • 59
  • 77
  • 133
  • 211
  • C10 
  • N26 

Source:standard.co.uk

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