Bus service proposal: Route P5 - Extension to Battersea Power Station

Closes 20 Aug 2017

Opened 26 Jun 2017

Overview

The London bus network is kept under regular review. As part of this, we develop proposals for changes to services.

We are proposing to extend bus route P5 to Battersea Power Station to meet increasing demand due to major development in the area.

What are we proposing?

We’d like to hear your views on extending bus route P5 to Battersea Power Station.

At present, route P5 runs between Elephant & Castle and Nine Elms, Patmore Estate every 15 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 20 minutes during Sundays and all evenings, using single deck buses.

We propose extending the route from Thessaly Road via Battersea Park Road and Kirtling Street to Battersea Power Station. Towards Elephant & Castle the route would run from Battersea Power Station via Kirtling Street, Battersea Park Road, Thessaly Road, Ascalon Street, Stewart’s Road and Wandsworth Road to current line of route.

Thessaly Road would be open to buses and cyclists only. We currently have no plans to open this road for other vehicles.

Map of route P5 proposed extension

Please click here to view a larger version of the above map (PDF)

Why are we proposing this?

As part of the Mayor’s Opportunity Area Planning Framework, Nine Elms including Battersea Power Station has been identified as an area for major redevelopment. This development has commenced and will be continuing in the coming years, boasting approximately 40 major development with new residential and office units, a new shopping district and new London Underground stations. It is planned to construct 20,000 new homes and create 25,000 new jobs between now and 2027.  

An extension to bus route P5 was identified within the bus strategy for Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area to address increasing demand in the area. This would create direct connections from areas of Lambeth to new jobs and retail services.

We will launch a consultation on changes to the road layout on Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road on Monday 3 July 2017, which includes some side roads that an extended route P5 would serve. Please click below to see our consultation for Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road

Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road

The proposed changes to Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road are separate to the P5, and one scheme could be progressed without the other. However if both were to go ahead we would coordinate works to minimise disruption.

Works required to facilitate the extension of route P5
In order to facilitate the extension via Thessaly Road, we would need to make alterations to the highway to enable buses to use the road.

The following changes would be required:

  • The existing on-street parking bay opposite the current Santander cycle docking station would be shortened by 20 metres to provide a passing place
  • The existing on-street parking bay outside 1 – 65 Thessaly House would need to be converted to part footway parking
  • The existing on-street parking bay outside 182 -192 Thessaly Road would need to be shortened by 5 metres to provide a passing place
  • The existing on-street parking bay opposite 158 - 176 Thessaly Road would need to be converted to footway parking to create space
  • The existing on-street parking outside 160 - 176 Thessaly Road would need to be shorted by 20 metres to provide a passing place
  • The existing on-street parking bay opposite 160 Thessaly Road would need to be removed to provide a passing place
  • The surface would be slightly raised at the junction of Thessaly Road with Ascalon Street to provide a traffic calming measure
  • Some footway realignment work would be required on the junction where Thessaly Road meets Ascalon Street to provide sufficient space for passing buses
  • The existing tree on the south east corner of Battersea Park Road would need to be removed to allow visibility for buses and cyclists turning left from Battersea Park Road
  • The planting at the northern end of Thessaly Road would need removal to open up the road for access
  • Thessaly Road would need to be opened up for buses and cyclists only

Should the extension to Route P5 be approved, the access to and from Thessaly Road would be enforced for buses and cyclists only.

We welcome your comments on enforcement methods, which are yet to be determined.

Thessaly Road - Option 2 - View A (map amended on 28 June 2017)

 

 

Thessaly Road - Option 2 - View B

Please click here to view a larger version of the above maps (PDF)

Next steps

We will analyse and consider all of the responses received to the consultation, and publish our response later this year. Construction of the extension would be subject to the outcome of this consultation, and further approvals. Should we decide to go ahead, we would aim to start construction in 2020/2021.

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals for extending route P5

Please give us your views by completing the survey by Sunday 20 August 2017.

Alternatively, you can:

*Service and network charges may apply

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

Public exhibitions

We will be holding the following public exhibitions in your area, where you can view the proposals, speak to members of the project team and ask questions:

Life Tabernacle Church, 32 Battersea Park Rd SW11 4HY
Thursday 6 July, 1530-1900

New Covent Garden Market, Nine Elms Lane SW8 5BH
Sunday 9 July, 0800-1400

Life Tabernacle Church, 32 Battersea Park Rd SW11 4HY
Thursday 20 July, 1530-1900

Embassy Gardens, New Union Square (adjacent to Waitrose Nine Elms store), 5 Nine Elms Lane SW8 5DA
Wednesday 26 July, 1730-1930

 

Have your say

Areas

  • Lambeth
  • Southwark
  • Wandsworth

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route P5