Removal of Bus Stops

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0538
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

How do Transport for London justify the waste of money and inconvenience to residents caused by Transport for London's insistence on removing dedicated bus lay-bys on the A1 in Hampstead Garden Suburb last May, the repositioning of new bus stops right on a busy three lane highway and, a few months later, the suspension of these self-same bus stops because of the foreseeable dangers they were causing for passengers, pedestrians and car drivers alike?

Answer

Answer for Removal of Bus Stops

Answer for Removal of Bus Stops

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

TfL remains committed to retaining the improved accessibility for passengers without compromising safety.

Our objectives on Falloden Way were to:

- Ensure buses could pull up close to the kerb, making it easier for passengers to board, and achieve the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. - Reduce `dwell' time at these stops, resulting from buses being delayed re-entering the traffic flow. This can help improve the reliability of the service.

Two of the stops are operating successfully, achieving the scheme objectives. At the other two stops, the white hatched area of the road is being contravened by drivers, despite the presence of a solid white line to prohibit this. These stops have therefore been taken out of service until a satisfactory solution is reached. We have commissioned a review to address this non-compliance by motorists, in order to restore the stops to operational use. Certainly we apologise to passengers for the inconvenience this may cause.