I am pleased to have secured fresh commitments from Transport for London on improving bus services in the Borough.
Last week I lobbied Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport, for an increase in the number of buses on the EL1 and EL2 routes which serve residents on the Thames View Estate.
Many of you on the Thames View estate have contacted me about the lack of buses going through the area; some residents were late to work because of it. This is not good enough – we finally have some much-needed new homes being built in the Borough and we need to make sure that new and existing residents have a regular and reliable bus service.
I am happy to report that Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport has assured me that from the autumn improvements will be made to reduce the pressure on the service. There will be online consultation for residents so please go and fill it on.
TFL also agreed to cooperate with me on my long-running campaign to improve bus links from Barking to Queen’s Hospital.
At the moment many residents have to catch two or three buses just to attend the hospital, which is just not on. As the Government pushes ahead with its crazy decision to close the A&E at King George Hospital, making sure that we have a bus service from Barking to Queen’s hospital is more important than ever. I am glad TfL have listened to my concerns and those of local residents and I will continue to fight for a direct bus link through the Borough to the hospital.