Rotherhithe bus services (1)

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The population in Rotherhithe is increasing rapidly, with Surrey Docks ward projected to increase by 40% in the next four years alone. What plans do you have to improve bus services for the residents of Rotherhithe to meet the growing transport needs of the area?


Answer for Rotherhithe bus services (1)

Answer for Rotherhithe bus services (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

LB Southwark and TfL officers have held discussions on how best to meet the needs of this expanding area. TfL has agreed to develop a bus network plan for the area for the next few years by summer 2016.  This will include necessary infrastructure provision, routeing of services to better serve the retail area and adequate service provision to serve Canada Water Station.  As part of the plan, TfL will also consider other large scale developments in the area, including Convoys Wharf and Surrey Canal Road to ensure there is sufficient transport provision within the Rotherhithe area.

TfL is aware of the need to monitor existing provision in the area to ensure capacity and reliability for the existing bus services is adequate in the short term.