Proposed changes to bus services in New Addington and Forestdale

Closed 19 Dec 2014

Opened 21 Oct 2014

Overview

Update - June 2015

Results:

We recently consulted on proposals to restructure the bus network in and around New Addington and Forestdale. This also included an extension of route 359 to Purley and an increase in frequency.

We received 838 responses to the consultation. There were 829 from members of the public and nine responses from stakeholders. We also received three petitions relating to specific aspects of the proposals.

After carefully considering all the responses, we have made a decision.

  • Route 64 will be extended within New Addington from Salcot Crescent to a stand at Vulcan Way. There will be an increase in frequency to a bus every 7 to 8 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes. It will also operate 24 hours a day.
     
  • Route N64 will no longer run (replaced by changes to route 64).
     
  • Route 130 will have an increase in frequency to a bus every 12 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes and be extended within New Addington from Parkway to a stand at Vulcan Way.
     
  • Route 314 will run as now with no changes.
     
  • Route 353 will be extended from Addington Village Interchange to Forestdale.
     
  • Route 359 will be extended from Selsdon, Sainsbury’s to Purley Cross and have extended operational hours on all days of the week from 0700 to 1945. Additionally the frequency will increase to a bus every 30 minutes.
     
  • Route 464 will be slightly restructured within New Addington but will still terminate at Parkway.
     
  • Routes T31 and T32 will no longer run (replaced by changes to routes 64, 130 and 353).
     
  • Route T33 will be renumbered 433.
     

After listening to stakeholder and public responses we have made some changes to the original proposals.
 

  • Route 353 will now terminate at the end of Courtwood Lane at the Selsdon Nature Reserve stop after requests from members of the public to serve this stop. Driver facilities will also be installed at this location.
     
  • Concerns were raised regarding the safety of the junction of Overbury Crescent and Homestead Way where route 64 will now operate. Site visits to the junction with TfL representatives and Croydon Council concluded that the junction would need to be remodelled in order for the bus and other road users to safely use the junction. Route 64 will not be re-routed until the junctions works have been approved and completed.
     
  • Route 464 will now become part of the free interchange between bus and tram, which we now will incorporate into the existing scheme.
     
  • Route 359 will finish its journey at the same stop as route 412 in Purley. Route 359 will serve stops on Brighton Road and Purley Road, so that passengers heading towards Addington Road will be able to use common stops with route 412, and negates route 359 having to use the Purley Cross junction to return to Brighton Road.
     

We are looking at introducing the scheme in Autumn 2015, subject to necessary works being carried out.

Please click here to view the full consultation report

Please click here to view our response to issues raised report

Update - April 2015

We received over 800 responses to the consultation. A large number of these responses raised detailed issues that we are currently working through. As a result the report will now be released towards the end of June 2015, this is once the final decision has been taken as to whether to proceed with the scheme or not (or proceed with modification).

The details of the original consultation can be found below:

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Why we consulted

New Addington is served by seven bus routes (including one night bus route) and Tramlink.  A further five routes serve Addington Village Interchange to the north west of New Addington.

Map of the current bus routes in New Addington

A review of the bus services has been carried out. As a result of the review we developed a number of proposals and asked to hear your views.

In summary the proposals were:

  • Routes 64, 130 and 464 would serve new areas in New Addington.
  • Route 353 would be extended to Forestdale.
  • Route 359 would be extended to Purley and have its hours of operation increased, including a Sunday service.
  • Routes 64, 130 and 359 would all have their frequencies increased, with the 64 also running 24 hours a day.
  • Routes T31, T32 and N64 would no longer run and route T33 would be renumbered 433.
  • Route 314 would be unchanged.
     

Update - October 2014

We have updated the proposed bus routes map. The revised map now shows the proposed routeing for route 64 via Central Parade and the southern part of Overbury Crescent .


Please click here for a larger map of the proposed bus routes.

Futher details for each route can be found below. 

Route 64

(Thornton Heath Pond – New Addington, Salcot Crescent)

We proposed to reroute the 64 within New Addington and extend it from its current terminus at Salcot Crescent to Vulcan Way. This would give new direct links on route 64 to Croydon University Hospital as well as replacing parts of route T31 within New Addington.

From Addington Village Interchange buses would run via Lodge Lane, Field Way, Merrow Way, Headley Drive, Goldcrest Way, King Henry’s Drive, Montacute Road, Salcot Crescent, Central Parade, Overbury Crescent, Homestead Way, King Henry’s Drive and Vulcan Way.

From Vulcan Way buses would run via King Henry’s Drive, Homestead Way, Overbury Crescent, Central Parade, Parkway, King Henry’s Drive, Goldcrest Way, Headley Drive, Merrow Way and Field Way to rejoin the current routeing at Lodge Lane.

Frequencies would be increased on Monday to Saturday daytimes to every 7 to 8 minutes (currently every 8 minutes). There are no proposed changes to the frequency at other times.

We also proposed that route 64 would operate 24-hours per day, seven days a week replacing route N64 which would no longer run. It would run every 30 minutes at night, the same as route N64 now.

Homestead Way between Overbury Crescent and Comport Green, King Henry’s Drive between Arnhem Drive and Vulcan Way, and Vulcan Way would now be served at night.

Arnhem Drive itself would no longer have a night service but all stops are within 400 metres (about 5 minutes walk) to stops that will continue to be served at night.

Please click here for a diagram with the current and proposed routeing.

Route 130

(New Addington, Parkway - Norwood Junction)

The route was returned to its original routeing over Spring Lane bridge and extended to Thornton Heath earlier this year.

We proposed to reroute the 130 within New Addington replacing parts of route T32 and change the terminus from Parkway to Vulcan Way.

From Addington Village Interchange buses would run via Lodge Lane, Field Way, Merrow Way, Headley Drive, Lodge Lane, King Henry’s Drive, Montacute Road, Salcot Crescent, Central Parade, Arnhem Drive, King Henry’s Drive and Vulcan Way.

From Vulcan Way buses would run via King Henry’s Drive, Arnhem Drive, Central Parade, Parkway, Lodge Lane, and Headley Drive to rejoin the current routeing at Merrow Way.

Frequencies would be increased during Monday to Saturday daytimes to every 12 minutes (currently every 15 minutes). There are no proposed changes to the frequency at other times.

One pair of stops on Overbury Crescent would no longer be served. The nearest stops at Parkway and Central Parade are within a short walk.

Please click here for a diagram with the current and proposed routeing.

Route 353

(Ramsden Estate - Addington Village Interchange)

We proposed to extend the route from Addington Village Interchange to Forestdale. This would give new direct links on route 353 from Forestdale to Hayes and Locksbottom (for Princess Royal University Hospital) as well as replacing route T31.

From Addington Village Interchange buses would run via Lodge Lane, Kent Gate Way, Selsdon Park Road, Featherbed Lane and Courtwood Lane. The buses would run along the same roads in the opposite direction.

Route 353 would continue to operate every 15 minutes during the day.

Please click here for a diagram with the current and proposed routeing.

Route 359

(Selsdon, Sainsbury's - Addington Village Interchange)

We proposed to significantly extend the route from Selsdon, Sainsbury’s to Purley and to run seven days a week between 0700 and 1945. Currently the service runs between about 1000 and 1500 on Monday to Saturday only. This would give a residents in the Monks Hill estate a more frequent and daily service. The extension would give residents on Purley Downs Road a bus service where we would also propose to introduce bus stops.

From Selsdon, Sainsbury’s buses would run via Addington Road, Sanderstead Hill, Purley Downs Road and Brighton Road to terminate at Purley. The buses would also run along the same roads in the opposite direction (towards Addington Village Interchange).

 

Please click here for a larger map of the proposed extension to Purley.

Buses would run every 30 minutes (currently every 35 minutes).

Please click here for a diagram with the current and proposed routeing.

Route 464

(Tatsfield - New Addington, Parkway)

We proposed to reroute within New Addington but still terminate at Parkway replacing parts of route T31 on King Henry’s Drive and Arnhem Drive.

From King Henry’s Drive buses would run via Arnhem Drive, Central Parade and Parkway. The buses would also run along the same roads in the opposite direction (towards Tatsfield).

One pair of stops on Overbury Crescent would no longer be served. The nearest stops at Parkway and Central Parade are within a short walk.

Please click here for a diagram with the current and proposed routeing.

Route N64

(Thornton Heath Pond – New Addington, Homestead Way)

The proposed changes we would like to make to route 64 would mean that route N64 would no longer run.

We proposed to reroute the 64 within New Addington and extend it from its current terminus at Salcot Crescent to Vulcan Way.

We also proposed that route 64 would operate 24-hours per day, seven days a week replacing route N64 which will no longer run. It would run every 30 minutes at night, the same as route N64 now.

Homestead Way between Overbury Crescent and Comport Green, King Henry’s Drive between Arnhem Drive and Vulcan Way, and Vulcan Way would now be served at night. Arnhem Drive itself would no longer have a night service but all stops are within 400 metres (about 5 minutes walk) of stops that will continue to be served at night.

Please click here for a diagram with the current routeing.

Route T31

(New Addington, Homestead Way - Forestdale)

We proposed that route T31 would no longer run. It would be replaced by the proposed changes to routes 64, 353 and 464 in the Forestdale and New Addington areas.

Please click here for a diagram with the current routeing.

Route T32

(New Addington, Parkway - Addington Village Interchange)

We proposed that route T32 would no longer run.  It would be largely replaced by the proposed changes to route 130 in New Addington.

Route 314 would continue to serve the current route T32 stops between Addington Village Interchange and Goldcrest Way.

One pair of stops on King Henry’s Drive for Kestrel Way would no longer be served. About 65 passengers board or alight here on a weekday. The nearest stops on Goldcrest Way are within 150 metres.

Please click here for a diagram with the current and proposed routeing.

Route T33

(Addington Village Interchange - West Croydon bus station)

We proposed to renumber route T33 to 433.

Please click here for a diagram with the current routeing and here for a diagram with the proposed routeing.

Route 314

(Eltham station - New Addington, Salcot Crescent)

We did not propose any changes to route 314.

Please click here for a diagram with the current routeing.

Free Transfers between bus and trams

There is currently free interchange between trams and routes 130, 314, T31, T32 and T33 in New Addington. With the new proposals routes 64, 130, 314, 353, 359 and 433 would continue to allow free interchange.

Tram Connections

The times of first and last buses would be set to match corresponding tram times at Addington Village Interchange tram stop.

Other information

We are proposing to install a southbound bus stop at the southern end of Central Parade for routes 64, 130 and 464.

New Addington Bus Network Review 2014

 

Areas

  • Bromley
  • Croydon

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London

Interests

  • Buses