Leyton Underground Station (2)

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


Users of Leyton tube station have raised their concerns with me about the narrow pavement and lack of space for people waiting for buses outside Leyton station. There is often not enough room for people to wait on the pavement and, although the area was recently reconfigured, the narrowness of the actual highway means that there are still safety concerns. Can you look into finding a solution before the situation gets completely out of hand?


Answer for Leyton Underground Station (2)

Answer for Leyton Underground Station (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The pavement is indeed narrow at this point, but it is within TfL's guidelines for the siting of bus stops and they consider it to be safe. There is little chance of the footway being widened any further. The reconfiguration you mention, which provided more space for the bus shelter at the back of the pavement, was a considerable piece of engineering by the London Borough of Waltham Forest as it is on the edge of the bridge over the railway.

Unfortunately, there is no reasonable alternative location for the stop that would not significantly worsen the ease of interchange for passengers as there are no other locations on the bridge for the stop to be located. The only other locations would be either south of Calderon Road or north of Trelawn Road. Both of these locations would place the stop more than 200m from the station, thus significantly worsening interchange opportunities and significantly impacting accessibility for those passengers with mobility difficulties.