What assurances can you provide as to the number and frequency of bus services operating through the Silvertown Tunnel during (a) peak periods, and (b) other times of the day, following the end of the monitoring period as referenced in your answer to Question 2022/0261?
The Silvertown Tunnel will enable a step change in cross-river public transport connectivity for east London and will open up new travel choices for tens of thousands of Londoners. I fully expect that, come the end of the monitoring period for the Silvertown Tunnel, the demand for cross-river bus travel will be robust, supporting trips to new developments and better connecting east London.
As outlined in the Bus Strategy for the Silvertown Tunnel, the bus network following the monitoring period will be planned through application of Transport for London’s (TfL) Bus Service Planning Guidelines to ensure bus routes and service frequencies benefit bus users, respond to Local Authority priorities, and represent value for money.
TfL’s Bus Strategy for the scheme is available here: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/wp-content/ipc/uploads/projects/TR010021/TR010021-001724-8.82 Bus Strategy R2_ .pdf