Anti-social behaviour at T31 Bus Stand (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2670
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Residents of Courtwood Lane in Forestdale have long been plagued by anti-social behaviour perpetrated by bus drivers at the T31 bus stand. (The unnecessary running and revving of bus engines at anti-social hours, drivers talking loudly, bus panic alarms being set off and drivers urinating in woods close to local residents' homes).

Despite long-standing discussion with TfL, TfL have refused to move the bus stand; however in view of the isolated location, do you think it acceptable that bus drivers are forced to use the woods and would TfL agree to install toilet facilities at the bus stand?

Answer

Answer for Anti-social behaviour at T31 Bus Stand (1)

Answer for Anti-social behaviour at T31 Bus Stand (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is keen to provide toilet facilities as soon as its current review of bus services in the wider New Addington area is complete. Subject to the conclusion of negotiations, this is expected to be completed in the autumn. The review process, which includes looking at passenger demand and travel patterns, will help ensure these facilities are in the right strategic location, not just for drivers on the T31 but those working on other routes too. In the meantime, I have asked TfL to conduct more monitoring in this location to combat any form of anti-social behaviour. I have also asked Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL to write to Arriva London who operate this route and make their Managing Director aware of the situation.