Bus passengers on bus route W19 benefit from a more regular service

20 June 2014
  • Capacity along the route to increase by 25 per cent  

Bus passengers on route W19 will receive a boost to their service from this Saturday (21 June), as Transport for London (TfL) increases capacity on the service which operates between Ilford, Hainault Street and Walthamstow.  

This service improvement will see the Monday to Saturday daytime frequency increase by twenty-five per cent with a bus every 15 minutes instead of the current 20 minute service. 

The service improvement was made in response to an increase in passenger numbers seen on the route.  

John Barry, TfL's Head of Network Development for buses, said: "We regularly review the network and have seen a considerable increase in passenger numbers using the route W19.  This more frequent service will help meet the growing passenger demand."  

This service change is part of TfL's management and development of a network that comprises of around 700 routes across Greater London operated by 7,600 buses at peak times, carrying more than 2.4 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.  

  • Route W19 is operated by Blue Triangle Buses Ltd part of Go-Ahead London.  It operates between Ilford, Hainault Street and Walthamstow and runs via Manor Park, Greenman Roundabout, Leytonstone Station, Whipps Cross, Leyton (Bakers Arms), Walthamstow Central, Walthamstow (South Grove).  It also operates to Walthamstow (Argall Avenue Industrial Estate) until 20:00