Release Date: 02 November 2018
Residents across the borough are encouraged to take part in Transport for London’s consultation on its proposed changes to bus routes.
The changes would affect four routes in the borough.
The frequency would change from:
The route will be covered at its busiest point by extended route 110/419.
Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Cabinet Member for Transport, Streetscene and Air Quality, said:
“The prospect of buses serving parts of the borough that have long-argued for better bus provision is welcome, but this should not be at the expense of frequency or service on other routes.
“Any reductions in service are particularly disappointing when overall bus usage in Richmond upon Thames is bucking the trend with increasing usage.
“Reducing the frequency of bus services might seem of lesser impact, but if it makes it more difficult for wheelchair users and parents with buggies to board buses then it runs the risk of disrupting travel and pushing these important users back into more polluting travel options.
“I would encourage our residents to take part in this consultation and press TfL to deliver the best services it can for our borough. I know that local people care passionately about our bus services and hope that TfL can improve their proposals.”
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Updated: 10 December 2018