100 Bus Route Diversion

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5507
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Due to the major road works at the Aldgate Gyratory it was necessary for TfL to r-route the 100 bus route through Wapping. This diversion, along Lehman Street to Vaughn Way is, in my view and that of many of my constituents who have contacted me on the issue not the best option. Buses have to cross The Highway and at peak times can be waiting 20 minutes to do so. I believe that a diversion along Prescott Street would be more efficient. Can you ask TfL to this review this diversion as a matter of urgency?

Answer

Answer for 100 Bus Route Diversion

Answer for 100 Bus Route Diversion

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL evaluated a number of diversion routes to mitigate disruption as much as possible, in consultation with London Borough Tower Hamlets and others. 

The diversion via Dock Street was approved as the route passes through two signalised junctions and allows a free ahead movement from Dock Street to Vaughan Way.

A diversion via Prescott Street was assessed but was deemed unsuitable due to the route having to pass through four signalised junctions with two controlled pedestrian crossings and a right turn from East Smithfield to Vaughan Way which would have caused additional delay.

Improvements to enhance the diversion are currently under review including providing a bus stop in Dock Street, which should be implemented early in the New Year.

If you or your officers would like a further discussion in light of this review, please contact John Barry at TfL.