Limerston Street Bus Stand, SW10

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1131
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does the Mayor agree that the photos sent to him by my office in his role as Chairman of Transport for London clearly demonstrate that there were no illegally parked vehicles forcing the buses to mount the pavement?

Does the Mayor agree that it is a dangerous practice for buses to use the pavement when pulling into bus stops and stands?

What action has been taken by Transport for London to address the problems in Limerston Street of buses regularly encroaching on the pavement in order to use the bus stand?

If the problem is shown to persist, will the Mayor give a commitment that alternative solutions will be sought by TfL and will this include the possibility of relocation of the stand to a more suitable site?

Answer

Answer for Limerston Street Bus Stand, SW10

Answer for Limerston Street Bus Stand, SW10

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The photos do not show the full range of the Limerston Street stand and the effects of parked vehicles out of shot limiting the turn in line of vehicles to the stand. Since the beginning of the year approximately 13,000 buses have pulled into the stand. Evidence has been received of a small number of vehicles (around 10) sweeping or mounting the curb. Nevertheless, driver behaviour that may pose a potential threat to safety is not acceptable. TfL has been working with the operator, First, to enforce driver standards at the stand. A supervisor is in attendance and drivers have been given written notification that should they be unable to pull into the stand correctly they are to continue around until the stand is clear. A small number of drivers who have been identified breaching this rule have been disciplined. TfL and First will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action.