Have your say on proposed changes to Night Bus services

Closed 1 Jul 2015

Opened 19 May 2015

Results Updated 8 Aug 2016

Update - 27 August 2015

We received 3,300 comments from members of the public and around 40 responses from stakeholders. Thank you to all those who responded to our consultation.

We have now analysed these responses, which overall indicated a high level of support, and have decided to adopt a phased approach to the introduction of the changes.

From 12 September 2015, we will introduce the following service improvements:

  • More buses in South East London as part of changes to routes 188, N1, N47 and N381, the introduction of a night service on route 47, and new nightly route N199
  • The extension of route N133 from Mitcham to Morden seven nights a week
  • New night services on routes 222 and 238, seven nights a week
  • A Friday and Saturday night service on routes 132, 154 and 486
     

Click here for more details about the changes we are introducing on 12 September (PDF)

Other changes to night bus services are directly connected with the introduction of Night Tube, and these changes will be announced in due course.

Update - 22 December 2015

Weekend night service introduced on bus route H37 from 9 January 2016

Following our “Night bus for Night Tube” consultation earlier this year, we will introduce a Friday and Saturday night service on bus route H37 from Friday night / Saturday morning 8/9 January.

The new night service will run every 30 minutes over the full route of the H37 between between Hounslow and Richmond, via Isleworth and St Margarets.

The new service has been introduced to meet the increasing demand for travel at night and follows our consultation earlier this year on proposed changes to night bus services across London.

Please click here to view a copy of the Consultation Report (including H37) (PDF)

Please click here for a copy of our Response to the Issues Raised document (including H37) (PDF)

Update - 20 July 2016

Launch of Night Tube services

The first Night Tube services will launch on the Central and Victoria lines on 19 August 2016, with services on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines following later in the year.

The Night Tube will offer a round-the-clock service on Fridays and Saturdays. The planned service is shown below. Trains call at all stations on sections of line served.

Changes to Night Bus services

Following our consultation in 2015 we decided to adopt a phased approach to the introduction of changes to night bus services: see updates below on 27 August (for changes we implemented on 12 September) and on 22 December 2015 (for changes we implemented on 9 January 2016).

We will implement further changes to new night bus services at the same as Night Tube commences.

Please click here to view the updated and full version of the Consultation Report (PDF)*

*Please note that this report is 140 pages long.

Please click here to view the updated and full version of our Response to Issues Raised report (PDF)

Weekend only Night Bus changes

These additional bus services will help passengers start or finish their Night Tube journeys, as well as providing new travel opportunities to and from suburban local centres.

New night services associated with the Central and Victoria lines will be introduced on 19 August 2016 on the routes below

New night bus services will be introduced at the same time Night Tube starts on the Jubilee and Northern lines on the routes below

New night bus services will be introduced at the same time Night Tube starts on the Piccadilly line on the route below

Frequency reductions on existing night routes

On some night bus services extra buses run on Friday and Saturday nights to meet weekend demand. On 17 out of 117 night bus routes, we forecast that some passengers will chose to use Night Tube instead; therefore it may no longer be necessary to run as many extra buses at weekends. These 17 services would generally continue to operate at their standard weekday frequency or more.

Following the consultation we have decided not to implement the proposed reductions to routes 94 and N91.

We will monitor the other 15 routes, together with others to see if there is a drop in the number of passengers after the introduction of Night tube before implementing any reduction in services. If any further changes are proposed we will undertake some specific engagement on proposals.

Please click here to view those routes where some passengers will transfer to Night Tube (PDF)

Summary

Please click here for a summary of all the changes to Night Bus services to complement Night Tube (PDF)

Overview

Update - 20 July 2016

Launch of Night Tube services

The first Night Tube services will launch on the Central and Victoria lines on 19 August 2016, with services on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines following later in the year.

The Night Tube will offer a round-the-clock service on Fridays and Saturdays. The planned service is shown below. Trains call at all stations on sections of line served.

Changes to Night Bus services

Following our consultation in 2015 we decided to adopt a phased approach to the introduction of changes to night bus services: see updates below on 27 August (for changes we implemented on 12 September) and on 22 December 2015 (for changes we implemented on 9 January 2016).

We will implement further changes to new night bus services at the same as Night Tube commences.

Please click here to view the updated and full version of the Consultation Report (PDF)*

*Please note that this report is 140 pages long.

Please click here to view the updated and full version of our Response to Issues Raised report (PDF)

Weekend only Night Bus changes

These additional bus services will help passengers start or finish their Night Tube journeys, as well as providing new travel opportunities to and from suburban local centres.

New night services associated with the Central and Victoria lines will be introduced on 19 August 2016 on the routes below

New night bus services will be introduced at the same time Night Tube starts on the Jubilee and Northern lines on the routes below

New night bus services will be introduced at the same time Night Tube starts on the Piccadilly line on the route below

Frequency reductions on existing night routes

On some night bus services extra buses run on Friday and Saturday nights to meet weekend demand. On 17 out of 117 night bus routes, we forecast that some passengers will chose to use Night Tube instead; therefore it may no longer be necessary to run as many extra buses at weekends. These 17 services would generally continue to operate at their standard weekday frequency or more.

Following the consultation we have decided not to implement the proposed reductions to routes 94 and N91.

We will monitor the other 15 routes, together with others to see if there is a drop in the number of passengers after the introduction of Night tube before implementing any reduction in services. If any further changes are proposed we will undertake some specific engagement on proposals.

Please click here to view those routes where some passengers will transfer to Night Tube (PDF)

Summary

Please click here for a summary of all the changes to Night Bus services to complement Night Tube (PDF)

Please see below for details of the consultation that was carried out in 2015.

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Update - 22 December 2015

Weekend night service introduced on bus route H37 from 9 January 2016

Following our “Night bus for Night Tube” consultation earlier this year, we will introduce a Friday and Saturday night service on bus route H37 from Friday night / Saturday morning 8/9 January.

The new night service will run every 30 minutes over the full route of the H37 between between Hounslow and Richmond, via Isleworth and St Margarets.

The new service has been introduced to meet the increasing demand for travel at night and follows our consultation earlier this year on proposed changes to night bus services across London.

Please click here to view an updated version of the Consultation Report (including route H37) (PDF)

Please click here to view an updated version of our Response to the Issues Raised document (including route H37) (PDF)

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Update - 27 August 2015

Night bus changes from 12 September

We received 3,300 comments from members of the public and around 40 responses from stakeholders. Thank you to all those who responded to our consultation.

We have now analysed these responses, which overall indicated a high level of support, and have decided to adopt a phased approach to the introduction of the changes.

From 12 September 2015, we will introduce the following service improvements:

  • More buses in South East London as part of changes to routes 188, N1, N47 and N381, the introduction of a night service on route 47, and new nightly route N199
  • The extension of route N133 from Mitcham to Morden seven nights a week
  • New night services on routes 222 and 238, seven nights a week
  • A Friday and Saturday night service on routes 132, 154 and 486
     

Click here for more details about the changes we are introducing on 12 September (PDF)

Click here to view our Consultation Report on the above changes (PDF)

Click here to view our Response to Issues Raised document on the above changes (PDF)

Other changes to night bus services are directly connected with the introduction of Night Tube, and these changes will be announced in due course.

Details of the original consultation can be found below.

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Faster journey times, more travel choices and new night bus routes

Night Bus services in London have increased beyond recognition in the last 30 years. This reflects and supports changes to London’s vibrant night time economy. The current comprehensive Night Bus network means that most of zones 1 and 2 are within walking distance of a Night Bus route, and London’s suburban Night Bus service is also amongst the most comprehensive in the world.

There is every indication that night time travel in London will continue to grow. Later this year we plan to run a Friday and Saturday Night Tube service on the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines. This means that many of our customers will now have a choice between Night Tube or Night Bus. Our analysis indicates that customers who take the tube instead of the bus for all or part of their journey will save 20 minutes on average, and in some cases up to an hour.

When Night Tube starts, we are proposing to continue all Night Bus services, and introduce up to 20 new services and one extended service, to help customers travel to and from Night Tube stations. This would continue the expansion of the network. If our proposals go ahead, they will contribute to another year on year increase in the number of Night Buses on the road at weekends. This increase would include improvements during this year to other services not affected by Night Tube.

Many suburban Night Tube stations are already well connected to surrounding areas by existing Night Buses. Of our 20 proposed new Night Bus services, 17 would run on Friday and Saturday nights, with three running seven nights a week. These would help passengers start or finish their Night Tube journeys, as well as providing new travel opportunities to and from suburban local centres. All these new services would follow the same route and run between the same points as the day service.

On some Night Bus services extra buses run on Friday and Saturday nights to meet increased weekend demand. On 17 out of 117 existing Night Bus routes, where we have forecast that some passengers will chose to use Night Tube instead, it would no longer be necessary to run as many extra buses at weekends. This is based on detailed analysis of Oyster card and passenger survey data. These 17 services would continue to operate at their standard weekday frequency or more, providing a local, fully accessible service to all stops along the route.

Please review the details below, and have your say. Your views will be taken into account before a final decision is made.

Proposed route changes

Bus routes with proposed new Friday and Saturday night services

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Bus routes with a proposed new night service, seven nights a week

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Bus routes with changes to frequencies at weekends where some passengers will transfer to Night Tube running every 10 minutes

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Other proposed changes

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Maps

Below are five area maps, which show the Night Tube network, the proposed new bus routes, and existing routes which will have frequency changes.

North London   

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East London

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South London

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South East London

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West London

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For more information about Night Tube visit:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/campaign/tube-improvements/the-future-of-the-tube/night-tube

Areas

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Audiences

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

  • Buses