Map-reading [2]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3302
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

TfL have apparently responded to Thames Valley Housing over a bus route enquiry by saying that they have not been able to locate the Hamptons housing association development in Worcester Park. How does a transport authority justify managing to 'lose' a whole housing development ?

Answer

Answer for Map-reading [2]

Answer for Map-reading [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL certainly apologise for any confusion caused by this letter. In fact, TfL had considered if and how the Hamptons could be served by bus during the planning stages of the development. Options for diverting route S3 or extending route 154 were considered in detail. Both were ruled out at that stage, the former because it would involve loss of the S3 service for other local residents, the latter because the roads that it would need to use were considered unsuitable. As there are fresh requests from residents, TfL will review the position again and write with their findings early in 2010.