London Bridge Rail Replacement Shuttle Bus

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1523
Question By: 
Len Duvall
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would the Mayor consider requesting funds from Network Rail for a shuttle bus service from Charing Cross/Waterloo East to London Bridge or increasing frequencies on the RV1?

Answer

Answer for London Bridge Rail Replacement Shuttle Bus

Answer for London Bridge Rail Replacement Shuttle Bus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please also see my response to MQ 1522 / 2014.

If the current discussions with the operators and the DfT identify a need for an increase in the bus service, TfL's expectation is that this cost will be borne by the rail industry - though not necessarily by network rail.

As regards specific service enhancements, TfL is looking at wide range of options.  One of these could be to augment the RV1.

Detailed proposals will be announced in the autumn well before the changes to the train service stopping patterns commence in 2015.