Kennington & Bermondsey Tubes Stations (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
July 16, 2002
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have also got an item that I would like TfL to put right to the top of its agenda for change, and I am talking about a very unloved and unwanted bus route which was rammed into a totally unsuitable residential road, by TfL, against virtually all the residents saying they did not want it. They pointed out at the time that it was the wrong sort of road and that, with parking for residents up both sides of the road, buses going in both directions would not be able to pass each other.

The Chair: Angie, this actually has nothing to do with the question.

Angie Bray: Yes, it does, it has everything to do with the TfL change because it is actually something which they are begging for. Now we have a bus that not only crashed into a legally parked resident's car but we also have a bus that has to turn off its engine for 1½ hours because it and the one going in the other direction could not pass each other, and there were four buses at the same time jammed up in the road. Could that also please be one of TfL's top items on its agenda for review and change because everything the residents had predicted has come to pass and it is getting beyond a joke?

Answer

Answer for Kennington & Bermondsey Tubes Stations (Supplementary) [2]

Answer for Kennington & Bermondsey Tubes Stations (Supplementary) [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have also got an item that I would like TfL to put right to the top of its agenda for change, and I am talking about a very unloved and unwanted bus route which was rammed into a totally unsuitable residential road, by TfL, against virtually all the residents saying they did not want it. They pointed out at the time that it was the wrong sort of road and that, with parking for residents up both sides of the road, buses going in both directions would not be able to pass each other.

The Chair: Angie, this actually has nothing to do with the question.

Angie Bray: Yes, it does, it has everything to do with the TfL change because it is actually something which they are begging for. Now we have a bus that not only crashed into a legally parked resident's car but we also have a bus that has to turn off its engine for 1½ hours because it and the one going in the other direction could not pass each other, and there were four buses at the same time jammed up in the road. Could that also please be one of TfL's top items on its agenda for review and change because everything the residents had predicted has come to pass and it is getting beyond a joke?