Bus service proposal: Route 415 extension to Old Kent Road, Tesco

Closed 9 Feb 2015

Opened 5 Jan 2015



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

Route 415 operates between Tulse Hill station and Elephant & Castle every 12 minutes during the day on Mondays to Saturdays and every 20 minutes during the evening and on Sundays.


Why we consulted

Earlier this year we consulted on a proposal to extend route 415 from Elephant & Castle station to Old Kent Road, Tesco to accommodate increasing passenger numbers. The proposed extension would serve stops from Elephant & Castle station along New Kent Road and Old Kent Road terminating at Tesco, and use new hybrid buses.

A map of the proposed route is below:


Map of the proposed 415 extension (PDF version)

The proposal would mean bus stops F and H on Newington Causeway would no longer be served by route 415. However, customers to or from the Elephant & Castle area would be able to alight at stop S on Elephant & Castle or stop J on New Kent Road, or board at stop M on New Kent Road or Stop P on Elephant & Castle (see map of Elephant & Castle station stops below).




We received 12 responses from stakeholders and 882 responses from members of the public. 86 per cent of respondents supported the proposals, 5 per cent were against the proposal and 5 per cent stated they had no opinion or were not sure.

After considering all the responses received and the views expressed, we have decided to proceed with our proposals to extend route 415 to Old Kent Road, Tesco, via New Kent Road and the Bricklayer's Arms from 7 March 2015.

Route 415 will continue to run every 12 minutes during the day Monday to Saturday, and every 20 minutes in the evenings and on Sundays.

The full consulation report can be found here and a document outlining our responses to issues raised here.


  • Lambeth
  • Southwark


  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders


  • Bus route 415