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London’s getting over 500 extra buses

Posted at 8:15 am, December 9, 2014 in News, Transport
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It’s no surprise that London is a popular place to be. By 2050 our city’s population is set to increase by a rather scary 37 percent meaning there would me more than 11 million people crammed onto London’s already heaving streets. So how are we going to manoeuvre all of these extra bodies? With more than 500 extra buses, of course.

The plan is to introduce these buses into areas highlighted as places of substantial growth, including Barking Riverside and Elephant and Castle. TfL reckons that this should facilitate an extra 2.9 million customer journeys per week. But it would be no good having all of these extra buses if they don’t run smoothly, so that’s why £200 million will also be invested into improving the reliability of the bus service. A potential extension of the Tramlink network is also on the to-do list.

If they’re accepted these ideas will become a reality before 2021, and will be considered by the TfL board next week on December 12.

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