Stamford Street bus cages follow up

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3037
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to my previous questions, Transport for London have now responded to say that they are looking to reduce the size of the bus cages in Stamford Street, which have attracted complaints from residents over what is felt to be inappropriate use by private coach companies. This is welcome news but by means of follow up, I have been asked to put the following points to you on behalf of the residents:

What is the timescale for reducing the size of the bus cage?

Will the bus cage be reduced back to its original size, and if not, why not?

Answer

Answer for Stamford Street bus cages follow up

Answer for Stamford Street bus cages follow up

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL officers met local residents in December 2014 to explain that because coaches are legally classed as buses they are entitled to use the bus stop. TfL also has a duty under the 2010 Equality Act to ensure bus stops are of sufficient length to satisfy the requirement to make public service vehicles fully accessible. The stop has been extended on two previous occasions to meet these accessibility requirements. Therefore any further amendments to the length of the bus cage need to be carefully considered in consultation with local stakeholders directly affected, to ensure that the bus stopping facilities are sufficient to meet their requirements.