Bus Overcrowding in Barking and Dagenham

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Route 5 in B & D is massively overcrowded. I appreciate that there have been service increases but travel patterns in the borough have massively changed. It seems clear to me that a more fundamental service review, with an understanding of travel patterns and consideration of additional or extended services on the route is needed. Can you arrange for TfL in consultation with the Borough to explore this?


Answer for Bus Overcrowding in Barking and Dagenham

Answer for Bus Overcrowding in Barking and Dagenham

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is reviewing the most cost effective way to further increase capacity on the corridor served by route 5. They are working with Barking and Dagenham Council and other stakeholders to ensure this takes account of development plans and other local opportunities for bus service enhancements. They are also reviewing other potential service changes in the area, including taking into account new links in the area, such as to hospitals.