A new bus route

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3323
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

There is a growing demand in my constituency for a bus route (and night bus route) from Streatham to Vauxhall. Would you ask TfL to investigate the options for establishing such a route?

Answer

Answer for A new bus route

Answer for A new bus route

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Vauxhall is at the heart of one of London's Opportunity Areas and as such Transport for London (TfL) has been strengthening bus service provision there, including the recent diversion of route 436. 

To understand the case for a new route for Streatham, TfL looked at demand on a similar link from the Tulse Hill area, where a direct service operates on route 2. There are currently 240 passenger journeys a day between Vauxhall and Norwood Road, which suggests that an additional service from Streatham to Vauxhall would not be good value for money at present. 

Passengers wishing to travel to Vauxhall from Streatham can make this journey by using one of six high-frequency bus routes on Streatham High Road. They can then change on to high-frequency bus route 2 for free at Brixton thanks to the new Hopper fare, or transfer on to the Victoria Line at Brixton station. 

Given growth in Vauxhall, TfL will continue to examine the opportunities for a direct link.