Epping Forest Bus Cuts

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4428
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Residents in Epping Forest are extremely worried about the prospect of Essex County Council withdrawing funding for the well-used 167 bus route. Although this is outside London this service falls within TfL's remit so please could you update me on what you are doing as Mayor and Chair of TfL to try and retain these services and what options TfL are considering for the future operation of these services?

Answer

Answer for Epping Forest Bus Cuts

Answer for Epping Forest Bus Cuts

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Essex County Council has informed TfL of its intent to withdraw the subsidy payment contributing to TfL bus services in its area with effect from 1 April 2016. TfL is discussing this decision with the council. Depending on the outcome of these discussions, TfL will then review the possible options taking into full account of cross boundary travel and TfL's overall funding outlook.  Any proposed changes will be subject to consultation.