484 bus, Dog Kennel Hill

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2793
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As you know, local people in the Dulwich area are increasingly keen to see the 484 bus route serve the main entrance of the Sainsbury's in Dog Kennel Hill. TfL's efforts to improve the situation - that of a long walk from the existing bus stops - by moving some of the bus stops - have not improved the situation, and campaigners tell me they are still unhappy. Please can this situation be reviewed again?

Answer

Answer for 484 bus, Dog Kennel Hill

Answer for 484 bus, Dog Kennel Hill

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Unfortunately the store is poorly laid out for public transport, with the car park between the store and the main road where there are four high frequency bus services. Diverting route 484 through the car park would mean that over 2,800 passengers a day that travel along Dog Kennel Hill would have a longer journey. In addition operating costs for the route would increase due to the increased journey times. The benefits to those wanting to access the store would not outweigh the disbenefits caused by the diversion.