Buses on Oxford Street

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/1813
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to Question No: 2017/0560:

Further to Question No: 2016/4844:

"If the Elizabeth Line, when open, is being used as an excuse to cut bus routes that use Oxford St, will bus passengers be able to travel on the Elizabeth Line for free for the length of Oxford St, to pick up another bus at the other end of Oxford Street?"

Your response being:

"The opening of the Elizabeth line will be the most significant transformation to transport in central London for a generation and we predict there will be a reduction in bus use along Oxford Street when it comes into operation in two years' time. It is entirely appropriate for wider transport networks to be re-examined as part of this huge project. We plan to consult on a scheme to transform Oxford Street next year."

By how many and what percentage do you predict that bus use along Oxford St will reduce as a result of the Elizabeth Line; will you now answer the original substantive question, namely 'will bus passengers be able to travel on the Elizabeth Line for free for the length of Oxford St, to pick up another bus at the other end of Oxford Street?'; and in due course when you have cut Oxford St buses, will you provide a 'mobility shuttle' for disabled people?'

Your response being:

'Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly'.

Will you now provide a substantive reply as this is the second time this question has been repeated?

Answer

Answer for Buses on Oxford Street