Changes to bus routes

Plenary on 2019-02-07
Session date: 
February 7, 2019
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) & Mike Brown MVO (Commissioner, Transport for London)


Following recent consultations on changes to bus routes such as in Croydon town centre a concern has been raised by some residents that contracts for altered and shortened bus routes have already been made before the consultation has been completed and assessed by Transport for London.  Please respond to these serious concerns.


Answer for Changes to bus routes
Changes to bus routes

Changes to bus routes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is currently reviewing the results of the recent consultation and has not made any final decisions.  

There are some cases where a bus route contract is due to expire and needs to be awarded before a decision is made on proposed changes to that route. In these situations, TfL has awarded new contracts that allow for flexibility, meaning that changes would be made to the contract to reflect the outcome of consultation once it is available. This allows TfL to continue with its commercial negotiations and procurement timelines while still ensuring that it can respond to the consultation.

TfL will not make any final decisions on the proposals for the Croydon bus network until it has reviewed the consultation feedback and issued its response to consultation.