Bus Rapid Transit (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 7th June 2021.

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Photo of Elly Baker Elly Baker Labour

Can you confirm which current bus routes TfL consider to be 'Bus Rapid Transit' services? And what plans you have for future services?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

There are no routes considered to be distinct ‘Bus Rapid Transit’ (BRT) routes although some routes such as the ‘EL’ route network use infrastructure that was designed to BRT standards in the Barking Riverside area.

Transport for London, as part of its planning process obligations under the Town Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2008, review large scale developments and redevelopment areas, such as Opportunity Areas, to establish what future public transport requirements are needed to support growth. There may be some areas where elements of Bus Rapid Transit can be delivered to stimulate sustainable growth and reduce the environmental impact of new development as per the policies set out in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy.