Bus cages in Stamford Street

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2960
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have been in correspondence for some time with local residents regarding the issue of coach parking in Stamford Street, SE1. They have been living with increased noise and air pollution. 'Now that the London Nautical School no longer requires Anderson's coaches to stop at Stamford Street, will you reduce the bus cages on either side of the road to the original positions and sizes? This will have them accommodate one bus only as there is only one bus service along this route? The ideal outcome is to have the bus stops reduced back to their previous length to reduce pollution, anti-social behaviour and disturbance to reside

Answer

Answer for Bus cages in Stamford Street

Answer for Bus cages in Stamford Street

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL reviewed the bus cage usage in Stamford Street in 2015 and the cage, which previously allowed coaches to serve the London Nautical School, was subsequently made smaller.

The other bus cages on Stamford Street were extended before 2014 to meet current accessibility requirements. Making other cages smaller on Stamford Street is unlikely to deter coaches from using them. I understand that TfL met you earlier this year to confirm this and that they will continue to monitor the situation.

While legally coaches are permitted to use bus cages on the TfL Road Network to board and alight passengers, TfL is working with the coach industry to influence driver and passenger behaviour - for example, to reduce cases of coaches parking for longer periods than permitted.