Waltham Forest Transport Links To Olympic Site

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3430
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Many of my constituents in the Olympic borough of Waltham Forest are concerned about lack of decent transport links to the Olympic site and the Stratford City Development in particular from Chingford and the North of the Borough. At the 2012 Games and beyond meeting at the Waltham Forest Assembly Hall on the 9th of June, you promised the people of Waltham Forest that you would look into this lack of connectivity, possibly through the use of buses. Have you done so yet?

Answer

Answer for Waltham Forest Transport Links To Olympic Site

Answer for Waltham Forest Transport Links To Olympic Site

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is currently undertaking two pieces of work on the bus network related to Stratford City and the Olympic Games period. Firstly it is developing plans for changes to the bus network to meet the changes in demand arising from the opening of Stratford City shopping centre in 2011. This work is nearly complete and the intention is to initiate consultation on this early in 2010. Secondly TfL, in conjunction with the ODA, is reviewing the forecast increase in demand during the Games themselves. This is quite dependent on the exact programme of events and it is unlikely that plans for bus service changes will be finalised until 2011.