Changes to night bus services in southeast London

09 October 2009

The changes to the night services on routes N21 and 321 will provide passengers with better overall bus links

Route N21, which currently runs between Trafalgar Square and Foots Cray via New Cross, Lewisham, Eltham, Blackfen and Sidcup will be re-routed at Blackfen to run between Trafalgar Square and Bexleyheath. 

It will provide a new night service for Blendon and Bexley Village and additional night links to Bexleyheath. 

As route N21 will no longer serve Sidcup and Foots Cray, a new 24 hour service will be provided on route 321 between New Cross Gate and Foots Cray via Lewisham, Eltham, New Eltham and Sidcup.

Review

The part of current route N21 between Blackfen and Sidcup via Willersley Avenue will no longer be served overnight. 

However, route 51 will continue to run over this section from early morning until after midnight, seven days a week.

John Barry, Head of Network Development, London Buses, said: 'The changes to the night services on routes N21 and 321 will provide passengers with better overall bus links when travelling around southeast London at night.'

The changes have been introduced following a review of the routes and consultation with stakeholders.

24-hours a day

Buses on route N21 will operate every 30 minutes every night.

Route 321 will operate 24 hours a day, running every 30 minutes overnight, with no change to daytime frequencies. 


Notes to editors:

  • Route N21 will be re-routed to Bexleyheath via Blackfen Road, Blendon Road, Bridgen Road, Parkhill Road, Bexley High Street, Bourne Road and Gravel Hill to terminate at Bexleyheath Broadway
  • Route N21 will continue to be run by London Central and will use double-deck buses
  • Route 321 will continue to be run by London Central and will use double-deck buses. Frequencies during the day will remain unchanged, with buses operating every eight minutes Mondays to Saturdays during the day and every 12 minutes on Sundays and in the evenings