Number 78 bus

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2009
Reference: 
2009/0819
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have received a great many complaints about the 78 bus. The buses are often bunched, are seriously overcrowded (particularly between Bermondsey and the City) and frequently terminate before their planned destination. Will you ask TfL to increase the frequency and capacity of service?

Answer

Answer for Number 78 bus

Answer for Number 78 bus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Route 78 has been particularly disrupted recently as a result of works at Aldgate and Bishopsgate which has created the problems you describe.

The frequency and passenger capacity of the 78 is sufficient providing the route runs reliably, and TfL is working with the operator of the 78, Arriva, to ensure that the reliability improves.