Bus service proposal: Heritage Routemaster journeys on route 15

Closed 28 Aug 2015

Opened 16 Jul 2015

Results Updated 4 Apr 2016

In July 2015 Transport for London consulted on the plans to change the frequency of the part of bus route 15 that is operated with traditional Routemaster vehicles, in order to improve reliability.

We received 85 responses to the consultation.

Having considered the responses, TfL intends to proceed with the frequency change as shown in the consultation documentation. The change to the frequency will come into effect on 14 November 2015.

Click here to view the Consultation Report

Click here to view our responses to issues raised

Overview

Update - 26 October 2015

In July 2015 Transport for London consulted on the plans to change the frequency of the part of bus route 15 that is operated with traditional Routemaster vehicles, in order to improve reliability.

We received 85 responses to the consultation.

Having considered the responses, TfL intends to proceed with the frequency change as shown in the consultation documentation. The change to the frequency will come into effect on 14 November 2015.

Click here to view the Consultation Report

Click here to view our responses to issues raised

The details of the consultation can be viewed below.

Update ends

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

What we proposed?

We proposed changes to the journeys on route 15 operated with traditional Routemaster vehicles and asked to hear your views. These journeys currently run between Tower Hill and Trafalgar Square (every 15 minutes from 09.30 to 18.30 daily) and offer our customers a chance to experience what many regard as an icon of London.

A traditional Routemaster bus on route 15

The journeys run in addition to the regular route 15 service, which operates between Blackwall, Tower of London and Trafalgar Square using New Routemaster buses, which are fully accessible.

To improve the reliability of the traditional Routemaster journeys on route 15 we proposed to change the frequency of the service from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes. This will allow more time for buses to complete their journeys, and therefore improve timekeeping.

This would not affect the regular route 15, which would continue to operate at its current daytime frequency of every 5 to 10 minutes.

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.

 

Areas

  • City of London
  • 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 15 (Heritage service)