Better Junctions and Bus Terminals

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0565
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

During your Better Junctions programme, how will new bus terminal points be agreed where the current bus terminal sits on or near a current gyratory? How much will it cost? And who will pay - TfL, Boroughs, or the bus operating company? And, can you reassure me that TfL will negotiate sensibly with Boroughs and consult with residents where land that is owned by Boroughs needs to be given over to TfL to accommodate any new bus terminals?

Answer

Answer for Better Junctions and Bus Terminals

Answer for Better Junctions and Bus Terminals

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Each Better Junction location has unique challenges and requirements including those that relate to costs, which need to be considered, carefully when designing changes to the road layout.

I can assure you that comprehensive stakeholder engagement is carried out for every scheme, including close working with the London Boroughs and London Buses where any proposals affect bus provision. Any proposals are then consulted more widely with local residents and the public.

Although some changes to bus standing arrangements are proposed on several of the recently publicised gyratory removal schemes, including at Archway Gyratory, TfL has ensured that there is adequate provision for all bus routes to stand in the vicinity so that bus passenger journeys are not unduly disrupted. Should TfL proceed with any such proposals they will continue working closely with bus operating companies to ensure a smooth transition to the new arrangements.