Re: TfL plan to reroute Bus 40 away from London Bridge
Posted by Bic Basher
April 13, 10:05PM
> Bic Basher, Points 1,2 and 3 agreed. TfL are in
> control of the contracted out bus and tram
> service's provided for them. These companies do it
> to make a profit. Mark my words, whoever and I
> don't really care who it is, the new Mayor is in
> 2020 will need to reverse Khan's £1.50 a journey
> fare, repeal the day fare cap and increase fares
> even further all around, just like Boris did when
> he was in office, and it's an office we don't
> need, much the same that Mayor's of London
> Boroughs are not needed and are a waste of time,
> effort and money.
It's pretty certain that TfL fares will rise in either May 2020 or January 2021 in an attempt to fill the plug lost by Government subsidies which used to help run the transport network, the loss of revenue from the late opening of the Elizabeth line and general revenue loss from passengers switching from the bus to other modes of transport.
I can't see the Hopper fare being axed though, it's through this scheme which has allowed bus routes to be cut.
Another issue that has made the bus service unreliable is the 20mph speed limits imposed by London boroughs including Southwark. There was a time when it was viable to use the bus into Zone 1, but unless you leave early or have the time to ride the bus, an 80 minute bus journey from ED to the West End simply isn't viable.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was april 13, 10:09pm by Bic Basher.