TfL set to transform night buses
PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 May 2015
Transport for London (TfL) has launched a public consultation on the proposed changes to the night bus network.
The planned changes will transform night journeys in London from September 12 when the Night Tube is introduced.
TfL’s proposals include 20 new bus services and one extended service to complement the Night Tube and help passengers travel to and from Night Tube stations.
Of the proposed 20 new services, 17 would run on Friday and Saturday nights and three would run seven nights a week.
All 20 new services would follow the same route and run between the same points as the day service.
The review has also identified opportunities to increase the efficiency of the night bus network and the proposals include cutting the number of buses at weekends on 17 of the existing 117 night bus routes.
The Night Tube is expected to support around 2,000 jobs and boost the economy by £360 million.
Mike Weston, TfL’s director of buses, said: “The introduction of the Night Tube will see journey times for customers cut by an average of 20 minutes, with some reduced by more than an hour.
“At the same time, night buses will continue to run frequently across London complementing Night Tube services, giving passengers more choice.”
Visit consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/night-bus-review to take part in the consultation, which runs until July 1.
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