Proposed changes to buses in North-East London for the opening of the Elizabeth Line

Closes 17 Sep 2017

Opened 3 Jul 2017

Overview

Our proposals for changes to the bus network support the opening of the Elizabeth Line and the re-development of the Royal Docks area. The Elizabeth line becomes operational at Custom House from December 2018. The Royal Docks is a priority GLA Opportunity Area with significant re-development planned, with estimates that the area will have 25,000 new homes and 60,000 new jobs when fully developed.

The review also took into account other considerations such as capacity, reliability, stakeholder views and the regeneration of Stratford town centre and the Olympic Park.

Our proposals range in scale depending on the route to help us better match future demand with space available on the bus. We have detailed the proposed change by route and then further down provided our rationale. We welcome your views on any or all of the details as set out below.

What are we proposing for Custom House and the Royal Docks?

Route 474

This route runs between Canning Town and Manor Park station, with buses running every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 15 minutes each evening and on Sunday. The route runs as a 24 hour a day service with buses running every 30 minutes every night.

We propose to reroute the 474 between London City Airport and Canning Town in both directions. Westbound it would serve Connaught Bridge, Victoria Dock Road, Munday Road, Radland Road, Tarling Road and Jude Street to line of route on Silvertown Way. Eastbound it would serve Silvertown Way, Hallsville Road, Ruscoe Road, Rogers Road, Tarling Road, Appleby Road, Munday Road, Victoria Dock Road, Connaught Bridge to line of route at London City Airport. This change is linked to our proposals for routes 241 and 330.

We also propose to reroute the 474, eastbound only, between Albert Road and Pier Road at the North Woolwich Ferry terminal . Eastbound from Albert Road it would serve Factory Road, Store Road and Pier Road, returning to line of route on Albert Road. A stop on Albert Road would no longer be served, however buses would be less susceptible to delay from vehicles using the Woolwich Ferry.

There would be no change to how often buses run, with buses continuing to run 24 hours a day.

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Route 330
this route runs between Canning Town station and Wanstead Park station, with buses running every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime, and every 20 minutes each evening and on Sunday.

We are proposing to extend the 330 from Canning Town Bus Station to Silvertown (Cannaught Bridge) operating in both directions via Silvertown Way and North Woolwich Road. A new stand/ terminus point would be need provided on North Woolwich Road just west of the Connaught Bridge Roundabout. This would ensure connections to and from Silvertown are maintained as part of our proposals for route 241 and 474.

Consideration is also being given to extending rotue 330 beyond Silvertown to Custom House Station, operating in both directions via Connaught Bridge and Victoria Dock Road. This would be dependent upon a terminus being provided by LB Newham at Custom House station and funding being available. We would also like to hear your views on this.

There would be no change to how often buses run.

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Route 241
This route runs between Canning Town and Stratford City, with buses running every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 20 minutes each evening and on Sunday.

We are proposing to shorten the 241 from Canning Town, Hermit Road to Custom House. The first and last stops would be at Custom House station with buses standing at a new stand; yet to be constructed. The proposal forms part of the wider scheme involving routes 474 and 330. In the event that a new stand cannot be provided consideration will be given to terminating at Prince Regent DLR station.

We also propose to extend the 241 from Stratford City Bus station to East Wick (Here East), operating in both directions via Montfichet Road, Westfield Avenue, Waterden Road and Lesney Avenue. The first and last stops will be at Here East with buses standing on Lesney Avenue. 

There would be no change to how often buses run.

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Route 104 and New Route 304

This route currently runs between Stratford bus station and Manor Park station, with buses running every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 15 minutes each evening and on Sunday.

We are proposing to split route 104 into two overlapping routes. The first, which would continue to be numbered as route 104, would operate between Stratford and Beckton Bus Station every 8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 12 minutes on Sundays and all evenings. The second, which would be numbered route 304, would operate between Manor Park and Custom House every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 15 minutes on Sundays and all evenings. The new route would run as outlined below:

Towards Manor Park:

Victoria Dock Road, Prince Regent Lane, Glen Road, Boundary Lane, Boundary Road, Lonsdale Avenue, High Street South, High Street North, Station Road, Whitta Road and Gladding Road.

Towards Custom House:

Gladding Road, Capel Road, Forest Drive, Station Road, High Street North, Ron Leighton Way, Barking Road, High Street South, Greatfield Avenue, Lonsdale venue, Boundary Road, Boundary Lane, Glen Road, Prince Regent Lane and Victoria Dock Road.

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Route 300

This route runs between East Ham and Canning Town, with buses running every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 20 minutes on Sunday and each evening.

We are proposing to reroute the 300 from Tollgate Road / Stansfeld Road via Tollgate Road, Prince Regent Lane, Victoria Dock Road, Custom House, Freemasons Road, New Barn Street and back to line of route on Barking Road.

There would be no change to how often buses run.

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What are we proposing for Harold Wood? 

We also have proposals for changes to the bus network to support the opening of the Elizabeth Line and the re-development of the area around Harold Wood station.

New route 497
We are proposing to introduce a new route to serve the Kings Park area which is currently remote from the bus network. The new route would connect the local shopping centre in Harold Hill; supermarket, Polyclinic and Elizabeth line station.

It would run every half hour Monday to Saturday daytimes and every hour during early mornings, evenings and all day Sundays. The hours of operation would be from 0500 to midnight with the half hourly frequency running from around 0700 – 2100.

The routeing would be: Hilldene Avenue, Chatteris Avenue, Faringdon Avenue, Ashton Road, Tangent Link, Colchester Road, Whitelands Way, Gallows Corner Tesco, Whitelands Way, Lister Avenue, Nightingale Crescent, St Clements Avenue, Gubbins Lane and Harold Wood station forecourt.

As part of the local improvements for the opening of the Elizabeth line, we also propose to increase the frequency of route 174 from a bus running every 8 minutes to a bus running around every 6 minutes. Route 256 would also be converted to run with double deck vehicles instead of the current single deck buses.

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What are we proposing for Whitechapel?

We have also reviewed the bus network around Whitechapel station to make sure capacity is sufficient for demand. The proposals in relation to this are as follows:

Route 115
We are proposing to reroute the 115 between Commercial Road and Aldgate with two options that we would like your views on;

Option one is via Jubilee Street, Stepney Way, Sidney Street and Whitechapel Road in both directions.

Option two is the same as option one but running via Stepney Way westbound only and Ashfield Street eastbound.

These would provide new direct bus links between Limehouse and Whitechapel Station where none currently exist. These options would also take account of the increased residential development in the Whitechapel area.

Route 15 and 135 would continue to provide sufficient capacity on Commercial Road.

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Route 25
Following on from our initial proposals as part of our central London review, we are now proposing to further restructure route 25 to run between Ilford and Holborn Circus only. It would run with buses every seven to eight minutes during Monday – Saturday daytimes and every 10 minutes during evenings and Sundays. Route 25 would use a stand on Charterhouse Street. Westbound it would run via Snow Hill, Farringdon Street and Charterhouse Street to set down and stand. It would pick up on the stand and then run to Holborn Viaduct and back on to the current line of route. Route 25 currently runs between Ilford and Oxford Circus with buses every 6 minutes.

We are proposing this change to improve the reliability for passengers on route 25. We also expect demand to fall further on route 25 when the Elizabeth line opens.

 

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Why are we proposing this?

The proposals seek to improve access to the new Elizabeth line station at Custom House in a cost effective way. The 241 proposal also improves bus services in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Route 241 proposals would create new links from Newham to employment and leisure opportunities at Here East. It would also increase the frequency for passengers wishing to travel between Stratford City and East Wick. Combined with the current 388 there would be a bus every 5 minutes in the peaks. Although cutting the route back to Custom House from Canning Town will affect some passengers, Keir Hardie estate would still be served by route 147 and the re-routed 474.

The extension of the 330 provides links from North Newham (Forest Gate / Green Street) to Silvertown where new employment opportunities are expected.

The rerouteing of the 474 via Custom House provides 24 hour direct links from North Woolwich and London City Airport to Custom House. However, it does break some existing journeys but extending the 330 ensures that some of these journeys can still be made. The DLR also provides an alternative route for travel between North Woolwich and West Silvertown.

The 300 rerouteing  would create new direct local links to and from Custom House Elizabeth Line station; though it would affect some existing passenger journeys.

Restructuring route 104 into two routes also creates local links to the nearby Elizabeth line station as well as other new or quicker connections e.g. the Lonsdale Avenue area to Beckton Bus Station and, on route 304, to Newham Hospital and education centres on Prince Regent lane and Custom House. However the proposal would break approximately 600 trips per day.

The restructured routes 104 and 300 would also provide additional capacity on key corridors into Custom House station, where demand is forecast to increase significantly.

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 104
  • Bus route 115
  • Bus route 174
  • Bus route 241
  • Bus route 25
  • Bus route 256
  • Bus route 300
  • Bus route 330
  • Bus route 474