Bus stops near St. Pancras Hospital

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2108
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The removal of the bus stops on either side of the road that were closest to St. Pancras Hospital (nos. 46 and 214 buses) means that a lot of sick people have to trudge half a mile or so from the next nearest bus stop especially as the hospital also now houses a general practice that has moved from Kings Cross Road.  Will you reinstate these bus stops, and if not why not?

Answer

Answer for Bus stops near St. Pancras Hospital

Answer for Bus stops near St. Pancras Hospital

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The plans to remove the bus stops on Pancras Road were subject to public consultation in October 2014 and led by the London Borough of Camden. It was considered that 112 metres walking distance from the nearest adjacent bus stop was reasonable. The proposals formed part of a cycling scheme to introduce protected cycle lanes. The stops were permanently removed in July 2015.

TfL recognise the balance that must be struck in meeting the needs of bus passengers as well as the benefits of providing cyclists and pedestrians with an improved and safer public space. The close proximity of the adjacent stops - while making for a slightly longer walk - ensures that bus services remain within an acceptable and accessible distance of the hospital grounds.