Local night bus services in the east London area are to get a further boost from Saturday (11 April), as TfL increases the frequency of the N15 to provide extra capacity on the route to meet increased passenger demand.
The route, which operates between Romford Market and Trafalgar Square (Northumberland Avenue) via Barking, East Ham, Canning Town, Limehouse, Aldgate, Tower Hill, Mansion House and Ludgate Circus will see a weekend night frequency increase from every 10 minutes to every seven to eight minutes. This represents a 33% capacity increase on the route during these times. During weeknights the service will be increased from every 15 minutes to every 10 minutes. This will result in a 50% increase in capacity on the route at these times.
This service improvement follows a number of others that were made in east London last year including a frequency increase in weekend services on route N26 from a bus every 20 minutes to one every 12 minutes; and a weekend frequency increase on route N55 from a bus every 15 minutes to one every 12 minutes. The N205 also saw an increase in frequency from a bus every 30 minutes to one every 20 minutes.
John Barry, TfL's Head of Network Development for buses, said: 'To provide our passengers with the best possible service we regularly review the network. Route N15 is a prime example, with this busy route getting more frequent buses and increased capacity.'