Have your say on proposals for bus services to serve the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Update – August 2013
Route 339 - Changes to the routeing of route 339 from 31 August 2013.
Further to our earlier correspondence in June regarding changes to bus services in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park we will be making changes to the routeing of route 339 from 31 August 2013.
Discussions have been continuing with London Borough of Newham and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) about improved service for the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre with similar concerns shared by NHS, Qatari Diar Delancey and Triathlon Homes. As a result of these further discussions we have decided that route 339 will now directly serve Liberty Bridge Road and the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre.
From 31 August 2013, the service will now be routed from Celebration Avenue via Liberty Bridge Road, Leyton Road and Temple Mills Lane to Crownfield Road.
Bus stops will be located on either side of the road near to the health centre.
Please see links below with amended maps:
End of Update
The new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park area is due to open from July 2013. We are starting to plan the bus routes that would serve this area and asked for views on a number of proposals. The consultation ran from 19 December 2012 to 22 February 2013.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is undergoing a transformation. This transformation is taking place during 2013/14 and will pave the way for future development as part of the legacy from the London 2012 Games.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be a new area of east London for communities to grow and develop. There will be new neighbourhoods including homes, schools, nurseries, a library, health centres and other community facilities.
The Park will also help generate thousands of new jobs in a new commercial district and other locations across the Park. Additionally, sporting venues from the Olympic Games will provide leisure facilities for the whole community.
During the transformation phase, the Olympic Stadium, Orbit and Aquatics Centre will be converted as part of the legacy from the Games. The conversion of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and the Main Press Centre (MPC) for new use will also take place at this stage.
To support this we developed proposals for a number of bus routes that would run in and around the Park, and asked to hear your views. These proposals complement the transformation stage. As the Park develops in line with the legacy plans, we will ensure that the bus network continues to support travel in and around the area.
Proposed changes to bus routes
Working in partnership with local London boroughs (Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Walktham Forest), Westfield and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and other developers, we proposed the bus route changes set out below.
Click the underlined route numbers below to find out more and view a detailed route map.
An overview map showing the proposed routeings of bus services in the area can be viewed here.
- Rerouted via new residential housing at East Village and Chobham Manor
- Additional journeys introduced at peak times
- Extended from Clapton Park to Clapton, Lea Bridge Roundabout
- Rerouted via Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to serve the new housing at East Village, Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre and the VeloPark
- Frequency increase on all days of the week
- Extended from Stratford City bus station to Whipps Cross
- Rerouted via new housing at Chobham Manor and East Village
- Rerouted between Fish Island and Stratford City via Carpenters Road
- Extended from Hackney Wick to Stratford City bus station via Olympic Park
- Extended from Stratford City bus station to Stratford International station
- Rerouted to serve the Olympic Stadium, Orbit and Aquatics Centre
- Night service of route 205 renumbered N205 and extended from Bow Church to Leyton, Downsell Road via Stratford City, East Village and Chobham Manor
- The first and last stop at Hackney Wick would change from Chapman Road to Eastway
- The first and last stop at Hackney Wick would change from Eastway to Chapman Road
- Possible future extension from Stratford City bus station to East Wick dependent on future development of the former Olympic Media Centre
Transport for London (TfL) recently consulted on proposals for bus route changes in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding Stratford area. These changes were proposed in line with the need for bus routes to serve the Park for when residents and business move in.
Following analysis of the results we are now in a position to update you on the outcome and changes to the original proposals that have been made as a result.
Please click here to view full consultation summary
Please click here to view responses to issues raised
Route 97: The changes will now commence from 31 August 2013 after Temple Mills Lane East opens.
Route 308: The changes will now commence from 14 December 2013 after Temple Mills Lane North opens.
Route 339: This route will be extended to Leytonstone only due to there being no available stand space at Whipps Cross. We expect this change to be made from 31 August 2013. We will continue to work with LB Waltham Forest in securing a stand at Whipps Cross.
Route 339: The diversion into Stratford City from the west via Carpenters Road will now be delayed until May 2014 by which time the link road near the Aquatics Centre is expected to have been constructed. In the meantime buses will remain on their current Stratford High Street route into Stratford City.
Route 388: The changes will commence from 14 December 2013 after the Eastway Bridge becomes two-way for buses. The intention is still to route the service via the anticipated iCity link road once constructed. In the interim, it is intended to provide a shuttle service (numbered 588) between Stratford City and Hackney Wick via the North Park and former Games media centre until the 388 scheme can be implemented. This will require securing bus stops on Waterden Road. We expect route 588 to be implemented by mid-July 2013.
Route D8: The changes to route D8 will be implemented in two phases. The extension to Stratford International will be made from 31 August 2013. The diversion via Carpenters Road will occur from May 2014 by which time the link road near the Aquatics Centre is expected to have been constructed. In the meantime buses will remain on current routeing via Warton Road.
Route N205: The extension to Leyton, Downsell Road will now be made from 31 August 2013 after Temple Mills Lane East becomes available. We have also amended the routeing that route N205 will take into Stratford. From Stratford High Street the bus will operate via Warton Road rather than Carpenters Road as originally proposed.
Routes 26 and 30: The swapping of the terminals in Hackney Wick will coincide with the change to route 388 and will now occur on 14 December 2013.
Route 241: Decisions on the changes to route 241 are subject to further details from iCity on how the former Games media centre will be transformed into its legacy use.
The maps below show the changes that will occur over the next year.