Latest from TfL about Purley Downs Rd bus route
22/10/2014 08:33:00......Posted by Tim Pollard
We received the emailed press release pasted below yesterday from TfL, covering a range of bus routes they are consulting on. It contains a link to the consultation documents so that you can have your say - the Sanderstead councillors are urging anyone who has a view, one way or the other, to let TfL know your views.
Have your say on TfL bus service proposals for the New Addington area, Croydon
· TfL sets out proposals for changes to bus routes following a review of services in the area
Transport for London (TfL) has begun consulting on proposed changes to bus routes in the New Addington area following a review of its bus services.
TfL’s review, which followed discussions with the London Borough of Croydon and other stakeholders, identified certain aspirations for bus services which include improvements in interchange between bus routes and trams; improvements in bus access to the south end of Central Parade; and enhancing links within New Addington to Croydon University Hospital.
A number of proposals have been developed and TfL is seeking the public’s view on the following:
- Routes 64, 130 and 464 would serve new areas in New Addington, and route 353 would be extended to Forestdale, allowing the withdrawal of routes T31 and T32;
- This would give new direct links on route 64 to Croydon University Hospital for many New Addington residents, and a new link on route 353 from Forestdale to Hayes and Locksbottom (for Princess Royal University Hospital);
- Route 359 would be extended to Purley Cross and have its hours of operation increased, including a Sunday service, giving a much better service for Monks Hill and a brand new service along Purley Downs Road;
- Routes 64, 130 and 359 would all have their frequencies increased, with the 64 also running 24 hours a day, replacing the separate night service on N64;
- Route 314 would be unchanged.
Peter Bradley, Head of Consultation said: “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we are working hard to create an efficient, useful and accessible bus network. This is an opportunity for local residents to have their say on how we can change bus routes in New Addington to best meet their needs and I would urge anyone who has a view to contribute to this consultation.”
Councillor Kathy Bee, Croydon Council’s cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “We know that a large number of residents in New Addington rely on the buses to get around, therefore it's really important they take part in this consultation on proposed changes to bus routes in the area.
“If you live in New Addington then get involved, as you could be affected.”
There will also be an opportunity to speak to TfL staff and local councillors at two drop-in sessions towards the end of October in New Addington.
The consultation period is open until 5 December 2014.
Subject to the outcome of the consultation, the changes are expected to be implemented in summer 2015.
· Consultation documents can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/new-addington-buses
· This consultation is part of the process which fulfils the requirement for TfL to consult under Section 183 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
· Two drop in sessions will be held on Wednesday 29 October between 17:00 and 20:00 and Thursday 30 October between 14:00 and 17:00 at:
Addington Community Association (ACA)
· A further drop in session will be help on Wednesday 12 November between 16:00 and 19:00 at:
All Saints Church