Have your say on proposed changes to bus routes 53 and 363

Closed 21 Jul 2017

Opened 12 Jun 2017

Overview

Bus services can experience delays on the approach to Bricklayers' Arms and on the roundabout itself. Therefore we are proposing to operate routes 53 and 363 over the flyover in order to avoid delays at Bricklayers' Arms.

What are we proposing?

We are proposing to reroute the 53 and 363 to run over the Bricklayers' Arms flyover, eastbound rather than via the roundabout. This will provide through passengers with a quicker journey and will help improve the reliability of both bus services.

To allow the buses to run via the flyover, buses would no longer be able to serve either eastbound stop at New Kent Road or Bricklayers' Arms.

Some local residents who catch the bus to/from the roundabout would have a longer walk (around 400m) to access these routes. However bus routes, 63, 168, 172, 415 and 453 will still operate via the roundabout and will remain unchanged. For destinations beyond New Cross on route 53 passengers would need to take route 453 and change at New Cross. For destinations beyond Honor Oak on route 363 passengers would need to take route 63 and change at Honor Oak.

Please also note, to assist routes 53 and 363 to operate over the flyover and serve the south east bound stop on Old Kent Road safely; we are proposing to make some minor amendments to the road layout. We propose to reduce the length of the hatching separating the off slip and Old Kent Road and extend the bus stop cage in order to maximise the distance available for buses to merge across to the bus stop. The bus stop shelter and flag will also be relocated approximately 7m south west.

For full details please refer to the map and the highway plan below

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Currently, bus route 53 runs between Plumstead Station and Whitehall every seven to eight minutes during Monday to Friday daytimes and Saturday shopping hours and every 10 minutes during Sundays and all evenings. Bus route 363 runs between Elephant and Castle and Crystal Palace Bus Station every 10 minutes during Monday to Friday daytimes and Saturday shopping hours and every 15 minutes during Sundays and all evenings. The frequencies would remain unchanged.

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals for changes to routes 53 and 363.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by 21 July 2017.

Alternatively, you can:

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.

Areas

  • Bromley
  • Greenwich
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Southwark
  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 168
  • Bus route 172
  • Bus route 415
  • Bus route 453
  • Loading bays