Night bus provision to Hither Green

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2009
Reference: 
2009/0628
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Since the N171 night bus service was terminated at Bellingham (Catford bus garage) residents of Hither Green have been left without a night bus service. While we appreciate this has been kept under review, could there now be a serious appraisal of demand with a view to restoring the original service pattern?

Answer

Answer for Night bus provision to Hither Green

Answer for Night bus provision to Hither Green

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL always undertakes an appraisal before proposing major changes to the bus network. This was done when the N171 was restructured in April 2006 and found that around 30 passengers per weeknight using the service to or from Hither Green.

Options for providing a night service to the Hither Green area have subsequently been investigated but none have so far proved cost effective. TfL will however keep this under review.