Bus service proposal: Route 167

Closed 22 Jul 2016

Opened 13 Jun 2016

Results Updated 15 Dec 2016

Thank you to everyone who replied to our consultation.

We received 743 responses from members of the public and 15 responses from stakeholders. We also received a petition opposing the proposals which was signed by 2,547 people. Thanks to all those who provided their views.

From 11 March 2017, we will introduce the following changes:

  • Route 167 will no longer run between Loughton station and Debden station
  • A new route 677 will be introduced providing a limited stop service between Ilford and schools in Debden using double deck buses. On schoolday mornings this will stop at all existing bus stops from Ilford to Buckhurst Hill station. After Buckhurst Hill station it will operate on an express basis, stopping only at Loughton station (for Roding Valley High School), Davenant Foundation School, Debden Park High School and Debden station. There will be one journey from Ilford to Debden on schoolday mornings and a return journey in the afternoon to Ilford making the same stops. We will liaise with schools about the timing of this service.

No changes are proposed to route 20, which will continue to serve the section of route between Loughton station and Debden station.

To view the full consultation report and our responses to issues raised, please click on the links below:

Please click here to view the Consultation report for route 167 (PDF)

Please click here to view our Response to Issues Raised report for route 167 (PDF)

Overview

The London bus network is kept under regular review. As part of this, we develop proposals for changes to services.

Debden and Loughton in Essex are currently linked to North East London by TfL bus routes 20, 167, 397 and 549. Essex County Council provided funding towards the operation of routes 20 and 167, however this stopped in April.

Why we are consulting?

We have developed proposals to restructure route 167 in response to this loss of funding and would like to know your views.
In summary:

• Route 167 would no longer run between Loughton station and Debden station

• A new route 677 would be introduced providing a limited stop service between Ilford and schools in Debden using double deck buses. This would operate on school days only

• No changes are proposed to route 20

What are we proposing?

Route 167

We are proposing that route 167 would no longer run between Loughton station and Debden station.
Buses would continue to run between Ilford and Loughton every 20 minutes Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes all evenings and Sundays.

Route 167 - Proposed roads no longer served between Loughton station and Debden station

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No changes are proposed to route 20.

Bus stops would no longer be served by TfL services in Rectory Lane between Hillyfields and Pryles Lane, and Pryles Lane itself.

Other current bus services in the area

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New school route 677

We are proposing to introduce a new route 677 for students travelling to and from schools in the Debden area. On schoolday mornings this would stop at all existing bus stops from Ilford to Buckhurst Hill station. After Buckhurst Hill station it would operate on an express basis, stopping only at Loughton station (for Roding Valley High School),Davenant Foundation School, Debden Park High School and Debden station. There would be a return journey in the afternoon to Ilford making the same stops.

Double deck buses would be used on the route. There is a low bridge on Roding Road so the proposed service would follow a different route to the 167 service.

After Buckhurst Hill station the bus would run via Palmerston Road, High Road, Old Station Road, Loughton station, Old Station Road, High Road, Church Hill, Rectory Lane, Hillyfields, Chester Road, Willingale Road, Colebrook Lane, Jessel Drive, Burney Drive, Westall Road, Etheridge Road, Willingale Road, The Broadway and Torrington Drive.
Buses would run along the same roads on the return journey.

There would be one journey from Ilford to Debden in the morning and one from Debden to Ilford in the afternoon.


 

Route 677 - Proposed new route

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New one hour Hopper fare

A new one hour Hopper fare will be introduced in September 2016. If you use pay as you go with Oyster cards or contactless payments you will automatically be given the Hopper fare. This will allow you to make an extra bus journey free of charge, as long as it is within one hour of touching in on the first bus.

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Friday 22 July 2016.

Alternatively, you can:

 

Areas

  • Redbridge

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 167