Bus routes 178 and B16

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1246
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please outline the long term plans for bus routes 178 and B16. Has TfL estimated the number of households currently within 400 metres of a bus stop who would be affected if these routes are changed?

Answer

Answer for Bus routes 178 and B16

Answer for Bus routes 178 and B16

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The changes to routes 178 and B16 arise from the redevelopment of the Ferrier Estate, which is being transformed into Kidbrooke Village. Planning permission was granted in 2009 by Greenwich Council. It included major changes to the road network, requiring these routes to be diverted via Kidbrooke Park Road.

However, residents of the adjacent Brooklands and Casterbridge areas asked that a bus service be retained in Moorehead Way nearer to where they live. The council and the developer have agreed that a bus turning circle will be provided to allow continued bus use of part of Moorehead Way until the land in this area is required for redevelopment in a number of years time. TfL has modified the proposals for route B16 accordingly.

There are around 360 households in the Brooklands and Casterbridge areas that will be within 4 minutes of the Moorehead Way bus stop and 10 minutes of the Kidbrooke Park Road stop served by route 178.

In the longer term, further development of Kidbrooke Village will lead to higher levels of bus usage. TfL and Greenwich Council will continue to keep bus links and capacity under review as the development proceeds.