'London has an extensive bus network which we keep under regular review. We are always seeking cost-effective ways in which we can improve the service we provide for our passengers.
Transport for London (TfL) has today announced it will be making improvements to the route 66 from Saturday 16 November to meet increased passenger demand in the Newbury Park area.
This will see additional services introduced during the morning and evening weekday peak, in the early afternoon when schools finish as well as in the evenings and on Sundays.
The additional journeys will mean:
John Barry, Head of Network Development for TfL, said: 'London has an extensive bus network which we keep under regular review. We are always seeking cost-effective ways in which we can improve the service we provide for our passengers. These additional services and increased frequencies will deliver benefits where they are needed most.'
This service change is part of TfL's management and development of a network that comprises around 700 routes across Greater London operated by 7,600 buses at peak times, carrying more than 2.3 billion passengers every year.
TfL keeps the network under regular review, working with the London Boroughs and other partners to help ensure that services can respond to London's changing travel needs.
Demand and reliability is monitored very closely and regular changes are made to schedules and routes as a result.
Bus service levels in London have increased by over 40 per cent since the formation of TfL in 2000 and reliability and customer satisfaction are at the highest levels since records began.