Kingsland Road

Closed 9 Nov 2018

Opened 28 Sep 2018

Overview

Routes 67, 149 and 242

Our proposals

We review the bus network regularly to ensure services remain efficient, safe, and reliable for our customers.

We have developed a set of proposals for routes 67, 149 and 242. These would:

  • Shorten route 67 between Dalston Junction station and Aldgate
  • Divert route 242 at Shoreditch to run via Commercial Street to Aldgate
  • Change frequencies on the on route 149 to:
    • Increase Monday to Saturday frequencies in the middle of the day from every 8-9 minutes to every 6 minutes
    • Decrease evening frequencies from every 8 minutes to every 10 minutes
    • Decrease Sunday frequencies from every 8 minutes to every  10 minutes
  • We would also change frequencies on the 242 to:
    • Decrease Monday to Saturday daytimes from every 7-8 minutes to every  10 minutes
    • Decrease evenings and Sundays from every 6 minutes to every 12 minutes
    • Introduce an extra peak journey on the Liverpool Street to Shoreditch to Kingsland Road section

Why are we proposing this?

Route 67 runs between Wood Green and Aldgate. Route 149 runs between Edmonton Green and London Bridge. Route 242 runs between Homerton Hospital and St Paul’s.

All three routes provide connections to different areas of Shoreditch. However, these routes also share the same roads between South Tottenham and Shoreditch High Street station. The 149 and 242 also share the same roads between Shoreditch and Threadneedle Street.

Currently there is excess capacity between Dalston and Shoreditch, the point served by all three routes. 

We are proposing to end route 67 at Dalston Junction Bus Station. We would also re-route route 242 at Shoreditch to run via Commercial Street to Aldgate.

These changes would keep the connections between Commercial Street and Bishopsgate, whilst increasing reliability on these services by decreasing bus-on-bus congestion and better matching demand from our customers.

To match customer demand on route 149, we would change frequencies to:

  • Increase Monday to Saturday frequencies in the middle of the day from every 8-9 minutes to every 6 minutes
  • Decrease evening frequencies from every 8 minutes to every 10 minutes
  • Decrease Sunday frequencies from every 8 minutes to every  10 minutes

We would also change frequencies on the 242 to:

  • Decrease Monday to Saturday daytimes from every 7-8 minutes to every  10 minutes
  • Decrease evenings and Sundays from every 6 minutes to every 12 minutes
  • Introduce an extra peak journey on the Liverpool Street to Shoreditch to Kingsland Road section

A map of the proposed changes can be found below:

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Routes 67, 149 and 242 map (PDF 303KB) 

A summary of our analysis of this route and the data supporting the case for change can be found here in the Central London bus services supporting material.

How will these proposals affect my journey?

Customers will be able to interchange between routes 67, 242 and 149 to continue their journeys. Customers wanting to travel to Aldgate would be able to continue their journey on route 242 at Dalston Junction or other places along the route.

There would be no additional fare for changing buses within one hour because of our Hopper fare.

When would these changes start?

We will review and use the feedback from this consultation to help inform and shape these proposals. We may decide to change our proposals in light of comments or we may decide to go ahead as proposed. However, if we significantly revise our proposals we will run a new consultation to find out what people think.

If we go ahead with these proposals, they would be introduced in early 2019.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 149
  • Bus route 242
  • Bus route 67
  • Buses