S3 bus route: suggested route alteration

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3311
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thames Valley Housing rent to around 100-150 tenants on the Hamptons development in Worcester Park, Sutton. They were told a bus service would run to the estate, for which the only access is via Boscombe Road. Can you ask TfL to consider modifying the S3 route so that it takes in Boscombe Road?

Answer

Answer for S3 bus route: suggested route alteration

Answer for S3 bus route: suggested route alteration

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL considered this suggestion during the planning phase of the development, following discussion with the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. They considered that, although the residents of the Hamptons would benefit from such a diversion, existing through passengers would experience significant inconvenience due to longer journey times. Therefore, on balance, it was decided not to take the proposal forward. However, given the requests from the housing association, I have asked TfL to review the position again.