Buses to help deliver new housing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12032
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

An update on your bus strategy proposed undertaking up to seven studies to identify network growth opportunities in areas where significant change (e.g. housing development) is expected. Will you identify the boroughs and areas where these studies will be undertaken, and when they will be delivered?

Answer

Buses to help deliver new housing

Buses to help deliver new housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) has identified areas for potential growth in the bus network and has been discussing potential studies with the relevant boroughs. The areas identified include Croydon (with a focus on planned housing growth across the borough); Harrow opportunity area (with extra capacity to housing developments); Sutton (with particular reference to the new Cancer Hub development at the Royal Marsden Hospital); the London Riverside growth area in Barking & Dagenham and Havering; the Royal Docks in Newham; Uxbridge in Hillingdon (with a focus on the future of the town centre) and the Old Kent Road growth corridor.

Some of the studies are already underway, and TfL expects to complete all of them in the current financial year (2019/20). The identified schemes are expected to be delivered from 2020/21, continuing over a number of years in line with growth. Further studies in other areas are being scoped as part of this ongoing programme.