Oldfield Road Bus Shelters

Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Bob Neill
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)


Upon conducting my own consultation of residents in Oldfield Road, the overwhelming majority do not agree with TfL's decision to install bus shelters at any or all the stops on the road. The main reasons for this are that the bus service is only an hourly one, meaning that residents get to the stop in time for the arrival of the bus, rather than wait to `turn up and go', and that bus shelters are increasingly attracting graffiti and vandalism. Can you therefore detail, a) How many visits have been made to these shelters by TfL Officers, b) How many residents have you consulted, and c) Were the views of Ward Councillors sought?


Answer for Oldfield Road Bus Shelters

Answer for Oldfield Road Bus Shelters

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

The decision to erect shelters was made on site at a meeting attended by the highway authority and Police, in the context of the Mayor's Transport Strategy, which as you know directs us to install shelters `at the great majority of stops'.  TfL is obliged under section 154(3)(c) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, to secure or facilitate the implementation of the Mayor's Transport Strategy. 

TfL representatives made a total of 7 visits to Oldfield Road: in November 2005, and January, March, April, May, June, July and October 2006.  A letter was sent to residents to inform frontagers of our intentions.  TfL expect Borough officers to represent the views of the Borough when involved in discussions about the possibility of introducing a shelter, and this would include the views of Ward Councillors.