TfL consults on proposed changes to bus routes in Hackney town centre

01 May 2013

Transport for London (TfL) has begun consulting on proposed changes to local bus services in Hackney town centre during the trial closure of Mare Street (Narrow Way). 

This is currently used by southbound buses.

The trial closure is part of Hackney Council's wider plans to attract more visitors and customers to the area.

The trial is expected to last until early in 2014.

Proposed bus route changes:

Routes 38, 48, 55, 106, 242, 253, 254, 394, N38, N55, and N253 would be diverted along Dalston Lane and Amhurst Road

  • Route D6 would start at Cambridge Heath, near Ash Grove. (Routes 48, 55, 106 and 254 provide alternatives along Mare Street)
  • The last stop on route W15 would be Hackney Town Hall (stop A) and the first stop would be at Morning Lane - Trelawney Estate (stop D)
  • Routes 30 and 276 remain unchanged

Affected bus stops:

  • The Narrow Way stop would be replaced by a stop on Amhurst Road opposite Hackney Central Station
  • Existing stop K in Amhurst Road for north or westbound buses would be relocated about 70 metres further along Amhurst Road
  • A new southbound stop would be installed on Dalston Lane

TfL is seeking feedback from on these proposals; the closing date for comments is Thursday 30 May.

Changes would be introduced from Saturday 15 June, subject to feedback from the consultation and to the completion of associated enabling works.

Notes to editors:

  • Consultation documents can be found at
  • The changes would be monitored and results would feed into the council's overall review of the trial
  • Copies of a letter detailing the plans and a detailed map are available in Hackney Central Library, Hackney Town Hall and the Hackney Service Centre at 1 Hillman Street