Removal of the 13 Bus Route

Date petition submitted: 
02 November 2016
Petition presented by: 
Andrew Dismore AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We the undersigned call on TfL to reconsider its plans to rename the 82 bus the ‘13’ and remove the 13 bus route, thereby reducing the frequency of buses along the Finchley Road.”

Response information

Response title: 
Mayor's Response
Name of person responding: 
Sadiq Khan, Chairman of Transport for London
Response date: 
09 January 2017
"Thank you for your letter of 4 November 2016 enclosing a petition opposing the changes proposed to bus routes 13 and 82. I note that you wrote to Mike Brown as well and I am also replying on his behalf and I am sorry for the delay in responding. Transport for London (TfL) has review bus services to and from Abbey Road and Finchley Road, through the Baker Street corridor. The proposed changes to bus routes 13, 82, 113, 139, 189, N13, and N113 are in light of a change of demand, and TfL's proposals look to better match demand to capacity. The review included looking at the number of passengers using each bus route, as well as the journey times and locations where people were travelling to and from. In addition, improved services on the Tube and London Overground were considered, including the upcoming introduction of the Elizabeth line as well as the successful introduction of the one-hour 'Hopper' bus fares, which is changing the way customers travel. As a result, TfL proposed alterations to bus services along Abbey Road and Finchley Road, including their links to Oxford Street and the wider West End area. TfL ran a public consultation from 29 July until 30 September to seek the public's views on proposals to alter bus services 13 and 82. All users and stakeholders were encouraged to submit their views on the proposed changes. The consultation generated great interest among local residents and passengers with a total 1,754 responses received. TfL has now completed a review of feedback. The consultation report and its response to the main issues will be published shortly. A copy of the report will be made publically available at www.consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/routes-13-82-113-139-189/."