24hr Tube and the night bus review

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On the potential for the arrival of the night Tube leading to night bus cuts, passengers who do not want their journey to take longer than it currently does will be obliged to use the underground. In answer to 2015/0528  you stated 'I am aware of this issue and have specifically asked that the cart implications be taken into account in the proposals that are developed. These will be considered as part of the process.' We have now learnt that TfL want to reduce the frequency of services on seventeen night bus routes. Can you explain how TfL have taken your concerns into account when planning these cuts?


Answer for 24hr Tube and the night bus review

Answer for 24hr Tube and the night bus review

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following on from the consultation into changes to the night bus services TfL has decided to adopt a phased approach to the introduction of the changes.  From 12 September 2015, it will introduce the following service improvements:

       More buses in South East London as part of changes to routes 188, N1, N47 and N381, the introduction of a night service on route 47, and new nightly route N199

       The extension of route N133 from Mitcham to Morden seven nights a week

       New night services on routes 222 and 238, seven nights a week

       A Friday and Saturday night service on routes 132, 154 and 486

For further details of the above changes, a summary of the public consultation responses to the above proposals, and responses to issues raised, please visit tfl.gov.uk/buses/night-bus-review.

Other changes to Night Bus services that were recently consulted on are directly connected with the introduction of the Night Tube and will be rolled out when Night Tube starts. As no night routes will be removed, all passengers have the option of continuing to travel as they do now at the same fare.