Update - 14 June 2016
We received 326 responses to the consultation, 318 responses were from members of the public and eight were from stakeholders.
Of the respondents 37 per cent supported our proposals for the 436, 12 per cent were partially in support, 30 per cent were opposed; 14 per cent were unsure or had no opinion on this aspect of the proposals. With regard to the 452, 59 per cent of respondents supported proposals for rerouting the 452, 9 per cent partially supported the proposals, 3 per cent were opposed; 27 per cent of respondents were unsure or had no opinion.
We have considered all of the responses and have decided to proceed with the proposals as follows:
Route 436 – reroute at Vauxhall to run to Battersea Park instead of Paddington
Route 452 – extend from Wandsworth Road station to Vauxhall
The original proposal to increase the frequency on route 36 has been modified; the frequency on this service will now be increased during peak periods only. This is a reflection of changes in the usage of bus services along the Vauxhall – Victoria - Paddington corridor. We will continue to keep services on this corridor under close review; with a view to implement further changes to frequency on the 36 should they be required.
Changes are expected to be implemented in mid-November 2016.
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Please see below for details of the consultation that was carried out earlier this year.
The London bus network is kept under regular review. As part of this, we develop proposals for changes to services.
The area around Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB) is currently experiencing a large amount of growth; with an increase in the number of jobs and housing, the number of people needing access to public transport is on the rise. As a result, we are proposing to make changes to routes 436 and 452 so that they better serve the VNEB area and would like to hear your views. We are also proposing to increase the frequency on route 36 in conjunction with these proposals.
What we proposed
Route 436 currently operates between Lewisham Centre and Paddington station, with buses arriving every 6 minutes during the morning and afternoon peak times, and about every 12 minutes during the evenings and Sundays.
Usage of bus services between Vauxhall and Paddington has changed due to the availability of other transport options and improvements to Underground services. We are therefore proposed the following changes:
Route 436 would be extended to operate from Vauxhall to Battersea Park station via Nine Elms Lane serving existing stops. It would no longer operate between Vauxhall and Paddington.
At Vauxhall bus station towards Battersea Park station route 436 would then serve Parry Street, Nine Elms Lane, Battersea Park Road, and Prince of Wales Drive.
Towards Lewisham the route would serve Queen’s Circus, Queenstown Road, Battersea Park Road, Nine Elms Lane and Wandsworth Road, before joining the normal line of route at Vauxhall bus station.
To match capacity to demand between Vauxhall and Lewisham during peak hours, we propose to reduce the frequency of route 436 during Monday to Friday peak times from every 6 minutes to every 7 to 8 minutes*.
*To ensure that capacity is sufficient to meet demand between Vauxhall and Paddington, route 36 frequency would be increased to operate with buses every 4 minutes during the peak times, every 5 minutes during Monday to Saturday off-peak times and every 10 minutes on Sundays.
Route 452 currently operates between Kensal Rise and Wandsworth Road station, with services every 8 minutes during the peak times, and every 12 minutes during the evenings and Sundays.
Route 452 would be extended from Wandsworth Road station to terminate at Vauxhall bus station. This would increase the capacity along Wandsworth Road and create new links.
Towards Vauxhall from Wandsworth Road station buses would then serve Wandsworth Road up to Vauxhall bus station.
Towards Kensal Rise, buses would serve Vauxhall bus station, Parry Street, Wandsworth Road before joining normal line of route at Wandsworth Road station.
The frequency of the service would not change.
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This consultation is part of the process which fulfils the requirement for TfL to consult under Section 183 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.