Fixed Bus Stops for Longlands Road, Sidcup

Closed 9 Mar 2020

Opened 27 Jan 2020


The Longlands Road section of bus route 233 currently operates on a ‘hail and ride’ basis. In order to improve customer safety and bus service reliability, we propose to replace this arrangement with fixed bus stops, as are used on the rest of the route.

What are we proposing?

We propose to introduce eight new fixed bus stops on Longlands Road to replace the current ‘hail and ride’ method of using the 233 bus there.

The new stops would comprise four eastbound stops and four westbound stops, located every few hundred metres along Longlands Road.

The stops would be marked by road markings and bus stop signs on existing lamp posts. Due to limited pavement space it is not proposed to have shelters at these stops.

Kerbside parking space for approximately 14 cars would need to be removed along Longlands Road to allow the safe operation of the eight new bus stops. Much of this space is already subject to parking restrictions such as limited hours of availability.

Please refer to the plans below for more detail.

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Fixed Bus Stops for Longlands Road - locations of proposed bus stops (PDF 1.02MB)

Fixed Bus Stops for Longlands Road - Section 1 (Stops E1 and W4) (PDF 991KB)

Fixed Bus Stops for Longlands Road - Section 2 (Stops E2 and W3) (PDF 879KB)

Fixed Bus Stops for Longlands Road - Section 3 (Stops E3 and W2) (PDF 886KB)

Fixed Bus Stops for Longlands Road - Section 4 (Stops E4 and W1) (PDF 899KB)

Subject to feedback to this consultation we will make a decision on our proposals. If we decide to go ahead with them, in either their current or a revised form, we will work with the London Borough of Bexley on the next stage of delivery. This will involve the borough undertaking statutory consultation on the specific location of the bus stops and any related traffic orders required to install and enforce them.

Why are we proposing this?

It is our policy - as set out in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy - to improve bus accessibility, including upgrading hail and ride sections of bus routes wherever possible. Replacing the hail and ride arrangement with fixed bus stops would provide:

  • Better accessibility for passengers with mobility issues
  • Safer journeys for customers and other road users
  • Improved route reliability and timetabling
  • Customer information through the provision of timetables at bus stops


We are subject to the general public sector equality duty set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, which requires us to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations by reference to people with protected characteristics. The protected characteristics are: age, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

In considering changes to the design of the transport network, we closely consider the needs of all users throughout the design process and complete an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA). The EqIA for our proposals to provide bus stops on Longlands Road, Sidcup, can be found below. This is a ‘live’ document and will be reviewed following the consultation to account for any issues raised which affect those with protected characteristics.

Equality Impact Assessment (PDF 195KB)

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals for fixed bus stops on Longlands Road

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Monday 9 March 2020. Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of plans and a response form, copies in Braille, large text or another language by emailing, writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS, or calling 0343 222 1155.


  • Bexley


  • Anyone from any background


  • Bus route 233
  • Accessibility