167 bus route truncation (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0062
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What would be the annual cost to Transport for London (TfL) of continuing to run the 167 bus route between Loughton station and Debden station?

Answer

Answer for 167 bus route truncation (4)

Answer for 167 bus route truncation (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Debden and Loughton in Essex are currently linked to North East London by Transport for London (TfL) bus routes 20, 167, 397 and 549. Essex County Council provided funding towards the operation of routes 20 and 167, however this stopped in April last year. Given that these services are now entirely subsidised by London, TfL has had to develop proposals to restructure route 167.

The additional annual extra cost to TfL would be over £0.5m a year to retain the route between Loughton station and Debden station. Modelling shows that revenue would cover less than 40 per cent of this cost, leaving a shortfall of at least £225,000 a year to operate this section.