Further to Question No: 2018/3255
‘Residents report that Transport for London have bought and delivered to the Potters Bar garage new signs for the 384 bus route, even though the consultation on changing the route had not yet been completed. Is this true, and what was the reason? Is this not a pre-judging of the consultation, which would leave Transport for London open to a judicial review?’
Your response being:
I can confirm that no decision has been taken on whether to proceed with proposals for the 384. The consultation closed on 9 November and Transport for London (TfL) is now carefully considering the feedback received. A decision will be made in due course.
Standalone orders for bus destination blinds are very costly, so the bus operator for the 384, Metroline, decided to order signs for the proposed new route as part of a larger order to keep costs low. Metroline is now equipped to deal with either destination, irrespective of what decision TfL makes following the consultation.
Assuming that answer to be correct, how can you explain the fact that the new destination boards have already been installed on buses, before the end of the consultation period?