103 Bus Route

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0121
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor instruct TfL to fully investigate the benefits of introducing a minor re-routing of the 103 bus route so that it stops at the Queen's Hospital in Romford?

Answer

Answer for 103 Bus Route

Answer for 103 Bus Route

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Route 103 already serves stops on Oldchurch Road, close to the hospital grounds.

Diverting the route via Rom Valley Way and Oldchurch Rise would significantly increase the journey time for 2,800 passengers travelling beyond the hospital.  It would also increase operational costs by an estimated £250,000 per annum. 

Passengers travelling to Queen's Hospital on route 103 can already change for a more direct service. Interchange can be made via route 365 on Cherry Tree Lane, or passengers can change at Becontree Heath for one of routes 128, 175, or 499.  Route 5 will also serve Queen's Hospital from 18 March. Passengers can now change bus services for free within one hour, thanks to the new Hopper ticket.