London Bus Routes
Request ID: FOI-0508-2021
Date published: 01 July 2020
My FOI request will be on the following questions:
What changes will happen to London Bus Routes in the near future?
Will more routes be withdrawn or shortened?
Will frequencies be changed?
TfL Ref 0508-2021
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 30 June2020 asking for information about the future plans for our buses.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require.
We continue to keep the bus network under review and so will be continuing to make changes to frequencies and routes. Changes to frequencies will be advised here https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/bus-changes?intcmp=47904 . These includes changes that we have recently made to ensure the safety of customers and bus drivers.
Any proposals for permanent structural changes to routes will be subject to usual consultation, including on the consultations area on our website. https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/
From time to time we do make temporary changes to routes, mainly due to roadworks, and these are advertised locally and on our website https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/bus-changes?intcmp=47904 These changes normally only last for a few weeks.
In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.
Please note the Government has announced a series of measures to tackle the Coronavirus. It is essential for London, and in particular for all critical workers, that we continue to provide a safe transport network that enables them to make the journeys they need to.
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FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London
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