Night Bus – London shake up

Night bus services across the capital could be altered under new proposalsac139_3763998

Twenty extra night buses are set to be introduced when all-night Tube services begin in September.

Transport for London (TFL) has launched a consultation on the proposal, which would see 17 of the new services would run throughout Friday and Saturday nights, with three running seven nights a week.

The aim is to enable night Tube travellers further options.

All of these new services would follow the same route and run between the same points as the day service.

However, 17 night bus services currently in place could be scrapped, as it is anticipated that some passengers will choose to use the Tube instead.

Mike Weston, TfL’s Director of Buses, said: “London’s night buses carry more than 42 million passengers every year and demand has tripled since 1999, reflecting London’s development as an increasingly 24-hour city.

‘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.”

Concern has been raised by members of the London Assembly that night buses could be preferable to passengers as they may travel closer to homes.

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