Bus service proposal: routes B16 and 178

Closed 27 Jul 2012

Opened 20 Jun 2012

Results updated 17 Jan 2013

Transport for London (TfL) recently consulted on proposals to re-route the B16 and 178 services to serve stops on Kidbrooke Park Road.  These changes were proposed as the old Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke has been demolished and is being replaced by a new development - Kidbrooke Village.  As we previously advised due to a new road layout it would not be possible for the services to continue to serve their current route, in particular Tudway Road or Moorhead Way.

Following careful consideration of the feedback received from the consultation it has been decided that TfL will implement the changes to the 178 service.  A pair of new stops will be located on Kidbrooke Park Road, on either side of the road.

View the Consultation Report.

View our Response to Issues Raised.

As you will see concerns were raised by residents of the Casterbridge and Brooklands Estates to the east of Kidbrooke Park Road, in particular about walking distances if the stops on Moorhead Way were removed.  In addition at a Kidbrooke stakeholder meeting held at the Berkeley Homes Regeneration Centre on 4 July,  Greenwich Councillors and officers asked TfL to consider whether it would be possible for either of the routes to serve Weigall Road to reduce walking distances for residents.



The Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke is currently being redeveloped. This involves moving all residents, demolishing the existing estate and rebuilding it as Kidbrooke Village. Bus routes 178 and B16 serve the estate.

Route 178 operates between Woolwich and Lewisham and route B16 operates between Bexleyheath and Kidbrooke. In Kidbrooke both routes currently run in a loop via Tudway Road, Moorehead Way, and Weigall Road.

As part of the Masterplan for Kidbrooke Village a new road layout will be introduced. It has been designed so that buses would run directly along Kidbrooke Park Road, with improved walking links from bus stops to other parts of the Village. The developer, Berkeley Group, will be responsible for managing the road network in the area apart from Kidbrooke Park Road.

Why we are consulting

Route 178 (Woolwich – Lewisham Bus Station)

Route 178 runs between Woolwich and Lewisham every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 20 minutes during evenings and Sundays.

Route B16 (Bexleyheath – Kidbrooke Station)

Route B16 runs between Bexleyheath and Kidbrooke every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 30 minutes during evenings and Sundays.

We have developed proposals for routes 178 and B16 to accommodate the changes to the road network and would like to hear your views.

It is proposed to reroute the 178 and B16 via Kidbrooke Park Road in both directions from summer 2012 on a permanent basis. Four new stops will be located on Kidbrooke Park Road. Most areas of Kidbrooke Village will be within 400 metres of the bus network.  Buses would no longer serve Weighall Road, Moorhead Way and Tudway Road.

Please refer to the map below for more detail.


Have your say

Please give us your views by completing the online consultation form by 27 July 2012.

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

What happens next

This consultation is now closed.

We are currently reviewing comments received. Our decision will be made available on this webpage once plans are finalised.

All feedback is considered during the decision-making process. Final plans also take account of other relevant factors including financial, legal, safety and technical issues. Some decisions, such as highway changes, also depend on decisions made by London boroughs.


  • Bexley
  • Greenwich
  • Lewisham


  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools


  • Bus route 178
  • Bus route B16