123 Bus Route Road (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2763
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Route 123 has had an increase in patronage of circa 2.3m passenger journeys a year over the last 12 years and yet no service improvements have been made since 2006.  Will the Mayor instruct TfL to add peak and school time capacity and also introduce an improved service on Sundays when crowding is now commonplace?

Answer

Answer for 123 Bus Route Road (3)

Answer for 123 Bus Route Road (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This service is scheduled to run approximately every 12 minutes (every 15 minutes in the evenings and on Sundays).  Two additional peak journeys were added in September 2009, which gave a 40 per cent increase in capacity in the busiest hour.  Since 2011 demand has stabilised at around 20,500 passengers per weekday. TfL considers current capacity sufficient but will continue to monitor demand.