Have your say on proposed changes to bus routes in the Baker Street and Gloucester Place area

Closed 4 Sep 2015

Opened 30 Jun 2015

Results Updated 6 Apr 2016

The consultation ran from 30 June to 4 September 2015. Thank you to all those who took part.

We have revised the proposals following the responses we received during the consultation:

Bus route 274 will operate in both directions along Baker Street. Previously, we proposed to operate the 274 in both directions on Gloucester Place. However, following requests to keep the 274 on Baker Street, to provide links to London Zoo, the proposals have been updated.

All other proposals remain the same as we consulted on.

Click here to view a copy of the consultation report

Click here to view a copy of our responses to issues raised

These changes will not take affect until after the changes proposed to the Baker Street, Gloucester Place area have finished. During the construction of the new road layouts, temporary changes to the bus network may be needed. Any diversions or changes to stopping arrangements will be advertised as widely as possible at the time of the changes. 

If you have any questions regarding the Baker Street two way scheme, please visit the website www.bakerstreettwoway.co.uk

Overview

Update - 11 December 2015

The consultation ran from 30 June to 4 September 2015. Thank you to all those who took part.

We have revised the proposals following the responses we received during the consultation:

Bus route 274 will operate in both directions along Baker Street. Previously, we proposed to operate the 274 in both directions on Gloucester Place. However, following requests to keep the 274 on Baker Street, to provide links to London Zoo, the proposals have been updated.

All other proposals remain the same as we consulted on.

Click here to view a copy of the consultation report

Click here to view a copy of our responses to issues raised

These changes will not take affect until after the changes proposed to the Baker Street, Gloucester Place area have finished. During the construction of the new road layouts, temporary changes to the bus network may be needed. Any diversions or changes to stopping arrangements will be advertised as widely as possible at the time of the changes. 

If you have any questions regarding the Baker Street two way scheme, please visit the website www.bakerstreettwoway.co.uk

The details of the original consultation can be found below.

Update ends

As a result of proposals to return Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two-way streets, we proposed some changes to the bus network in the area.

Frequently asked questions (select any question below to go direct to that section)

Which bus routes are affected?

Please see the map below for the bus routes that are affected by the proposed changes.

Please note, the proposed bus stop locations below are indicative only.  

The current and proposed comparison table also provides more information.



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

Why did we propose these changes?

  • The Baker Street two-way project involves removing the existing one way road layout and re-introducing two- way traffic to Baker Street and Gloucester Place. It also proposes new turning movements and some banned turns onto adjacent streets. Due to these changes, some modifications to the area’s bus routes are also required.
  • Please visit www.bakerstreettwoway.co.uk for more information regarding the Baker Street two-way project.
  • Wider benefits, as part of the Baker Street and Gloucester Road two-way project, also include:
    • Introducing two-way traffic flows and reducing the need for traffic to follow longer routes around local roads;
    • Improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists including signalised crossings and cycle lanes;
    • General improvements to enhance the look and feel of the area including wider, higher quality pavements, better street lighting and a reduction in street clutter.
    • By locating northbound and southbound services on Baker Street and Gloucester Place, orientation, particularly for tourists and people new to the area will be easier.
    • Northbound bus stops located closer to Baker Street tube station.
       

Are changes also proposed to bus stop locations?

  • Four new southbound stops and five new northbound stops will be required to complement the new northbound and southbound bus services proposed for Gloucester Place and Baker Street.
  • The relocation of some existing stops will also be required, reflecting the area’s proposed new traffic layout.
     

Will the frequency of bus services in the project area change?

  • No
     

Are any of the current bus services in the area being cut or reduced?

  • No
     

Will bus fares change?

  • No
     

Why were more buses proposed to serve Baker Street than Gloucester Place?

  • Baker Street currently has more passenger demand and pedestrian activity than Gloucester Place.
     

Why were routes 30 and 74 proposed to not run two-way on the same street?

  • Due to the banned turns proposed as part of the Baker Street two-way project, (Baker Street onto Marylebone Road and Marylebone Road onto Gloucester Place) these routes will not be able to run two-way along Baker Street.
  • To ensure route similarity as much as possible, it is proposed that routes 30 and 74 run southbound along Baker Street and northbound along Gloucester Place.
     

Why was the 274 proposed to run two-way on Gloucester Place?

  • To serve residents and businesses west of Gloucester Place.   
  • This route is also more dissimilar to the other routes that pass through the area i.e. it has fewer common destinations.
     

When will the project start?

  • Works are currently proposed to start summer 2016 and the anticipated completion date is currently spring 2017.

 

Areas

  • 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 113
  • Bus route 13
  • Bus route 139
  • Bus route 189
  • Bus route 2
  • Bus route 274
  • Bus route 30
  • Bus route 74
  • Bus route 82
  • Bus route N13
  • Bus route N74
  • Bus route N113
  • Baker Street two-way scheme