Appropriateness of 272 Bus Route

Plenary on 2002-10-16
Session date: 
October 16, 2002
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


In what circumstances would TfL conclude that the 272 bus route is inappropriate down Emlyn/Larden Road? .


Answer for Appropriateness of 272 Bus Route

Answer for Appropriateness of 272 Bus Route

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

TfL will not operate buses along roads that are not suitable. A number of route tests were conducted on route 272 before its introduction, in the presence of the operator, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the police. This was to ensure that buses could use Emlyn Road and Larden Road. The tests showed that these roads are entirely suitable for use by 8.8 m single deck buses. .