Closed Bus Stops

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

One my constituents recently had to walk the entire length of Oxford Street to find a bus stop that was open for route 94 buses. Why are so many bus stops closed and what impact do you think this has on encouraging people to use public transport?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Route 94 is still calling at the same number of stops in Oxford Street. Westminster City Council did increase footway space for pedestrians and passengers waiting to board services as far as Portman Street. A consequence of this was routes split over two bus stops are now consolidated into one, maybe giving the impression a previous boarding point had gone rather been moved to a different stop close by.

Transport for London sometimes introduces ad-hoc closures of stops and roads to enable planned or unplanned roadworks to take place but, in most instances, this is done overnight to avoid impacts on customers. There have been a few of these recently to allow the Christmas lights to be installed.