465 Bus Route

Date petition submitted: 
08 February 2017
Petition presented by: 
Caroline Pidgeon AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We the undersigned Surrey electors, mindful of the new Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan’s early implementation of his election pledge to introduce passenger bus transfers within 60 minutes of the start of a journey, hereby calls on Transport for London (TfL) together with Surrey County Council to make the 465 bus route into a semi-express service both ways between the Mansfield road roundabout bus stop in Chessington/Hook and Surbiton Road, Kingston calling only at Southborough School in Tolworth and Surbiton Station”.

Response information

Response title: 
Mayor's Response
Name of person responding: 
Sadiq Khan, Chairman of Transport for London
Response date: 
23 March 2017
"Thank you for the letter of 15 February enclosing a petition about changing the service of bus route 465. I note that you also wrote to Mike Brown. Thank you for sharing with me the proposal to operate an express service on sections of bus route 465. The route from Mansfield Roundabout to Surbiton Road is used by many customers, both alighting and boarding at these stops. Transport for London (TfL) estimates that roughly 31% of the total passenger usage on bus route 465 occurs at these stops. To remove these stops from this route would impact customers' access to the network and increase pressure on the other services, such as bus route 71. While I appreciate your desire to reduce journey times on this route, I cannot support this change at this time. TfL is discussing the future of the service between Leatherhead and Dorking with Surrey County Council, and no decision has yet to be taken. TfL will run a public consultation about any proposals before a final decision is made. Thank you for writing to me."