465 Fulwell to Dorking bus service

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Reference: 
2004/0120
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

What action is TfL taking to improve the reliability of the 465 Fulwell to Dorking bus service which is frequently up to nearly an hour late and on one autumn Saturday was an hour and forty five minutes between buses on a half hourly service.

Answer

Answer for 465 Fulwell to Dorking bus service

Answer for 465 Fulwell to Dorking bus service

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

London Buses are concerned at the performance of this service, which as you say has not been meeting reliability targets. For example, the percentage chance of a bus departing on time in Quarter 3 2003 was 48.2%. This has dropped to 39.5% in Quarter 3 2003. The operator is reviewing the route schedule to determine what changes could be made to the service to improve performance. London Buses is working with the operator to implement a revised schedule, which should about improvements in reliability. London Buses hope to introduce a new schedule in April this year. .