Bus service proposal: Routes 7, 10 (and 98 returning to normal routeing)

Closed 15 Dec 2015

Opened 3 Nov 2015

Results Updated 17 Mar 2016

Between November and December 2015 we consulted on proposed changes to routes 7 and 10. We received 341 responses to our consultation, and we have been carefully considering these responses since the consultation closed on 15 December. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Of the responses we received, 25 per cent fully or partially supported the proposal to change route 7, 43 per cent were neutral and 33 per cent did not support the proposed change, 45 per cent fully or partially supported the proposal to change route 10, 37 per cent were neutral and 18 per cent did not support the frequency change.

Following the consultation, we remain satisfied that our proposals are the best way to maintain reliability on route 7 whilst providing a direct link between the west end and Russell Square by re-roueting the 10. We have decided to proceed with these changes as detailed in the original proposals. The changes are planned to take effect from 4 June 2016.

For more detailed information on the consultation responses please download the reports below.

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Overview

Update - 17 March

Between November and December 2015 we consulted on proposed changes to routes 7 and 10. We received 341 responses to our consultation, and we have been carefully considering these responses since the consultation closed on 15 December. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Of the responses we received, 25 per cent fully or partially supported the proposal to change route 7, 43 per cent were neutral and 33 per cent did not support the proposed change, 45 per cent fully or partially supported the proposal to change route 10, 37 per cent were neutral and 18 per cent did not support the frequency change.

Following the consultation, we remain satisfied that our proposals are the best way to maintain reliability on route 7 whilst providing a direct link between the west end and Russell Square by re-roueting the 10. We have decided to proceed with these changes as detailed in the original proposals. The changes are planned to take effect from 4 June 2016.

For more detailed information on the consultation responses please download the reports below.

Click here to download the consultation report (PDF)

Click here to download our responses to issues raised document (PDF)

Details of the original consultation can be found below.

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Update - 6 November

We have updated this page to clarify that the section about route 98 is for information only.

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

The areas around Tottenham Court Road and Holborn are currently experiencing disruption because of our work to upgrade Tottenham Court Road Station and construct a new Crossrail station. As a result, temporary changes were introduced in October 2014 to routes 7 and 98. In addition, over the course of the last five years, there has been a change in the travel habits of people using routes in central London. We therefore proposed to make permanent changes to routes 7, 10 (with route 98 returning to its normal routeing) to take account of this and asked to hear your views on our proposals.

What we proposed

  • Route 7 would permanently terminate at Oxford Circus which will help improve reliability by shortening the route. (Route N7 would also follow the day route and terminate at Oxford Circus). Buses would continue to run between East Acton and Oxford Circus every 8 minutes during the day Monday to Saturday and every 12 minutes in the evenings and on Sundays
     

Since October 2014 buses have temporarily been terminating at Oxford Circus because of disruption in and around Tottenham Court Road Station

  • Route 10 would be rerouted away from Tottenham Court Road/Gower Street and Euston Square Station to run via Great Russell Street, Montague Road, Russell Square, Woburn Place, Tavistock Square, Upper Woburn Place and Euston Square to Euston Bus Station and then would follow its current route. This would maintain links between Russell Square and Oxford Street, and give new links from the Tavistock Square area to the West End.  Route 73 will maintain links between the Tottenham Court Road / Gower Street areas and King’s Cross, Oxford Street and Hyde Park Corner, supplemented by route 390 between King’s Cross and Marble Arch
     

Route 10 will continue to run 24-hours a day between Hammersmith and Kings Cross every 8 minutes during the day Monday to Saturday and every 12 minutes in the evenings and on Sundays

For information

  • Route 98* would revert to terminating at Holborn, Red Lion Square. Since October 2014 buses have been temporarily diverted to terminate at Russell Square to ensure connections remained to and from Oxford Street whist the 7 was curtailed at Oxford Circus. Our proposals for route 10 will retain this link, with route 98 once again providing links to Holborn. (Route N98 would also follow the day route and terminate at Holborn, Red Lion Square)
     

Buses will continue to run every 6-7 minutes during the day Monday to Saturday, about every 10 minutes on Sunday and every 12 minutes in the evenings. 

*Please note that route 98 is reverting to its original routeing following the temporary arrangements in conjuction with routes 7 and 10. We therefore did not consult on this change but provided it as information only. If you did have any general comments about route 98 we provided a free text field in our online survey.

Routeing

The map below shows our proposed changes to route 10. Route 7 currently terminates at Oxford Circus (and has done since October 2014) and route 98 will revert to terminating at Holborn, Red Lion Square.      

Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)


Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

This consultation is part of the process which fulfils the requirement for TfL to consult under Section6 183 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.

 

Areas

  • Brent
  • Camden
  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Islington
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders

Interests

  • Bus route 10
  • Bus route 7
  • Bus route 98