Bus service proposal: routes 38, 507 and 521

Closed 3 Oct 2008

Opened 20 Aug 2008


In September and October 2008, we consulted stakeholders about making changes to the types of buses running on routes 38, 507 and 521. These routes all currently use bendy buses

We asked bus users in  London TravelWatch, relevant boroughs, Greater London Authority assembly members, MPs and  the Metropolitan Police for their views.


Stakeholders and others were asked what they thought about replacing bendy buses with either single-decker buses on routes 507 and 521 or double-deck buses on route 38.

They were also asked to consider  timetable changes that might be necessary as a result.


We received feedback from 53 stakeholders. We now propose the following changes:

Route 38 (Victoria-Clapton-Walthamstow)

  • Bendy buses should be replaced with double-decker buses in autumn 2009
  • Exact frequencies are subject to confirmation


Route 507 (Victoria-Waterloo)

  • Single-deck buses will replace bendy buses as soon as they are available (expected summer 2009)
  • Exact timetables have not been agreed
  • A new Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday service will be introduced at the same time that bendy buses are replaced, with buses running every 12 minutes


Route 521 (Waterloo-London Bridge)


  • Camden
  • Hackney
  • Islington
  • Lambeth
  • Southwark
  • Westminster


  • Public


  • Bus route 38
  • Bus route 507
  • Bus route 521