100 Bus

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0924
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why is TfL incapable of mitigating the catastrophic failure of the rerouting of the 100 Bus from Dock Street, even though at peak times this has led to massive delays. My constituents in Wapping, and beyond, have largely abandoned the service at peak times as a result.

Answer

Answer for 100 Bus

Answer for 100 Bus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The diversion of route 100 in the Aldgate area is due to the closure of Minories (the usual southbound route) as part of the gyratory removal works by the City of London. It was also designed to keep route 100 away from potential traffic congestion at Tower Hill during the construction of the East-West Cycle Superhighway.

Although buses are travelling through the area at a similar overall speed as before the diversion, the main concern is the slow speed on Dock Street where traffic queues at the junction with The Highway.

Following feedback, TfL has decided to alter the diversion to run via Prescot Street, Mansell Street and East Smithfield. There is a risk of additional delay when the cycle superhighway works starts and TfL will continue to monitor the route to ensure the most appropriate diversion is used for the prevailing traffic conditions.