Proposed changes to bus routes in Hackney town centre

Closed 30 May 2013

Opened 25 Apr 2013

Results updated 12 Jun 2013

We have now finished reviewing the responses to this consultation.

A total of 747 responses were submitted: three by post, three by email and 741 using our consultation portal.

320 people were broadly supportive of the proposals

269 people were broadly opposed to changes to the bus network

158 were either neutral or had comments both for and against

A more detailed breakdown of the comments received is available in the consultation report.

The results from our consultation on bus services will form part of the monitoring review helping inform the final decision making.

The proposed changes will be introduced from 15 June 2013 on a trial basis until January 2014. 



As part of wider plans by Hackney Council to help attract more visitors and customers to the area, there will be a trial removal of traffic on Mare Street (Narrow Way). There will be exceptions in the evenings to allow for deliveries. The road is currently open to southbound bus routes, and to delivery vehicles at certain times.

We are therefore proposing a number of bus route changes.


Which routes are affected?

The trial will result in changes to how buses serve Hackney at all times:    

  • Buses on routes 38, 48, 55, 106, 242, 253, 254, 394, N38, N55 and N253 will be diverted along Dalston Lane and Amhurst Road. 
  • Buses on route D6 will finish and re-start at Cambridge Heath, near Ash Grove.
  • Route W15 will be altered so that the last alighting stop is Hackney Town Hall (stop A) and the first pick-up stop is Morning Lane [Trelawney Estate] (stop D). 
  • There will be no changes to routes 30 and 276.



Will bus stops be moved?

There will be new stops in Amhurst Road opposite Hackney Central Station, replacing the current stop in the Narrow Way. North / West bound stop K (Hackney Central Station) on Amhurst Road will be moved further north. There will also be a new southbound stop in Dalston Lane.


When will the proposed changes start?

Subject to the completion of associated works, and the outcome of any feedback from this consultation process, buses will be diverted from Saturday 15 June.


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  • Hackney


  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators


  • Bus route 106
  • Bus route 242
  • Bus route 253
  • Bus route 254
  • Bus route 38
  • Bus route 394
  • Bus route 48
  • Bus route 55
  • Bus route N253
  • Bus route N38
  • Bus route N55