No. 161 Bus Diversion (2)

MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Transport for London owns and manages station stops for the National Express Coaches that drop off and pick up passengers outside Lewisham Police Station. However, Last year Transport for London move the stop to where there is no seating or shelter facilities available. Will the Mayor review this decision and reinstate the previous station point, or install shelters for passengers using the service?


Answer for No. 161 Bus Diversion (2)

Answer for No. 161 Bus Diversion (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

(Written answer provided on 23 March 2012.)

Until late last year the National Express service towards central London served bus stop F in Loampit Vale, opposite Lewisham station. However, the developer for the land behind the stop needed site access for the construction of a large block of apartments and therefore it had to be closed temporarily.

Because of this closure, the service currently stops opposite Lewisham Police Station, at bus stop E, and this stop has a JC Decaux shelter which is provided by the London borough of Lewisham, rather than TfL. Any issues will need to resolved by them as it is their shelter. We will continue to press for the return of service to Stop F as soon as possible.