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.
Route 97 (Chingford Station – Stratford City bus station)
Rerouted via new residential housing at East Village and Chobham Manor
Additional journeys introduced at peak times
Route 308 (Wanstead, Woodbine Place – Clapton Park, Millfields)
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
Route 339 (Stratford City bus station – Shadwell station)
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
Route 388 (Hackney Wick – Blackfriars station)
Extended from Hackney Wick to Stratford City bus station via Olympic Park
Route D8 (Crossharbour – Stratford City bus station)
Extended from Stratford City bus station to Stratford International station
Rerouted to serve the Olympic Stadium, Orbit and Aquatics Centre
Route N205 (Paddington – Bow Church)
Night service of route 205 renumbered N205 and extended from Bow Church to Leyton, Downsell Road via Stratford City, East Village and Chobham Manor
Route 26 (Hackney Wick, Chapman Road – Waterloo)
The first and last stop at Hackney Wick would change from Chapman Road to Eastway
Route 30 (Hackney Wick, Eastway – Marble Arch)
The first and last stop at Hackney Wick would change from Eastway to Chapman Road
Route 241 (Stratford City bus station – Canning Town, Hermit Road)
Possible future extension from Stratford City bus station to East Wick dependent on future development of the former Olympic Media Centre