Your record on bus services

MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


With your scrapping of the 13 bus route, reduction of night bus services, reduction of the 384 bus and now proposed merging of the 303 and 305 bus routes, do you think you are improving or worsening bus services in North London? Given bus users are generally on lower incomes than tube users, how can you justify worsening bus services for the poorest Londoners?


Answer for Your record on bus services

Answer for Your record on bus services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have kept bus fares low by freezing TfL fares, and the affordability of the network has improved with my introduction of the Hopper fare in 2016. This will be extended to allow multiple free transfers early in 2018.

Bus services are regularly reviewed, with capacity adjusted to match changing travel patterns. There is still a high frequency bus service in these areas but the reductions outlined reflect decreased demand. There has been a shift from bus to Tube along this corridor due to the improvements in services on the Jubilee and Northern lines.