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messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by mary123 June 07, 11:19PM

Minimum of 45cminutes to Oval and Vauxhall from lordship and 40/45 minutes to Brixton with P4..
Travelling 7:30 - 8am

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by NewWave June 07, 11:58PM

Humdinger Wrote:
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> Tell you what mate, why don't you put your little
> rant in a little letter and send it to the mayor's
> office, proposing that he set up a new bus route
> entirely for you to get to work on time.
>
>
> Your attitude is horrendous- you literally think
> that London should revolve around you, rather than
> the vice versa, because you like every other
> person, has to face the grind of a daily commute
> to work. I also have to get the overground into
> Canada Water and change onto the terribly
> overcrowded Jubilee Line, but guess what mate?
> That's what i have to do to go to work, and i have
> to deal with that. It all part and parcel of
> living in London.
>
> Perhaps, it might make your life easier and
> happier if you searched for a "lowly shop
> assistant" job nearby to where you live, or
> perhaps leave London altogether if you cant hack
> it. And dont even bother responding crying "why
> should i?!", because you clearly are a spoilt
> individual who just doesn't quite understand how
> life in London works.

I wasn't going to bother responding to your downright ignorant reply but having just got home from work (11.30pm)I will.
First up-I'm a Londoner born and bred, I grew up on a council estate which was fortunately was in West London Zone 1
As the only daughter of elderly sick parents (I'm not asking for sympathy just stating facts OK?)I remained as near as possible to my parents by living in zone 2 West London for most of my adult life-when they passed away I no longer needed to be so near to them and pay inflated prices to live in what what was admittedly a pretty central area (W10)
I can certainly 'Hack' living in London, probably better than most.
If I could find a shop job locally that paid the same hourly rate as a central London store I would-Believe me-I'd love to walk to work or be home by 7pm.
If I'd chosen to live in East London (which I also considered before settling here because at the time it wasn't as overpriced and fashionable as it is now)I would still be able to get more than one direct bus into work as well as having access to the Central line.
My point was not that I can't hack living in London or indeed commuting (as I've relied on public transport my entire life and I'm nearly 60)BUT that the transport options regarding busses is woefully inadequate in this part of London compared to even SW London.
I think your attitude is horrendous and unrealistic too thinking its that easy to get a job locally (it isn't -competition for what counts as unskilled work is fierce)
or that living in what counts as a major city it is unrealistic to expect half way decent transport links into the central hub.
I glad I don't know what you look like because if I did I'd kick you where it hurts if I saw you on the Jubilee line.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was june 07, 11:59pm by NewWave.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by KidKruger June 08, 12:19AM

Agreed, weíre under-served in this part of London.
No direct bus to the City is crazy, especially when trains are going to be cancelled.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by AylwardS June 09, 09:28AM

Working outside of London and having lived in East Dulwich for over 20 years during which time Iíve worked in and outside London I can see pluses and minuses to the local transport provision. How busy the buses are shows how much they are used.

If Iím at the office beyond 7.30 there is one bus an hour to take me to the railway station. Walking is not an option as there is one part of the route with no pavement and the road goest to the M3 so even walking on the grass verge isnít particularly pleasant and walking in the road would be a death wish. I can see why there is only one bus an hour, apart from the peak morning commute (0845) when the previous bus had been cancelled I havenít seen people standing on the bus and there were seats for those who chose to stand if they wanted them. The buses are a service there, here they are a service but used.

My commute is better since the Overground came to Denmark Hill, prior to that I had to take the 37 to get to Clapham Junction.

If you want to travel from East Dulwich station to Denmark Hill or Forest Hill the bus service is fine. If you want to travel into central London the direct bus journeys are bad enough without the need to change. It took me 45 minutes to get from Waterloo to East Dulwich on Monday evening.

Just as I didnít this time Iíll fill in any future consultation affecting the local area. The outcome might not be in line with my responses but theyíll be logged and who knows I might be the one person who tips the decision one way or the other, no reply no chance of that. We are lucky to have the option to vote / respond to consultations and we should make the most of that even if the outcome is not always what we would choose. Naive maybe but the only other option is to not reply and have no say so I donít see a choice.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by snoopy17 June 09, 11:23AM

Humdinger Wrote:
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> Most buses during the day are empty anyway.
> Compared to the rest of the country and possibly
> the world, we have an unbelievable bus service.
>
>
> If some cuts and changes have to be made from time
> to time due to changing dynamics and financial
> savings then so be it.

You must not go o any buses, if you thi k during the day they are empty.

They are always totally packed out, no room to breathe on them.
>
> Hopefully people are aware that there is a train
> service from East Dulwich to London Bridge which
> takes about 10 minutes and runs, i believe, every
> 15 minutes.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Sue June 09, 12:08PM

snoopy17 Wrote:
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>
> You must not go o any buses, if you thi k during
> the day they are empty.
>
> They are always totally packed out, no room to
> breathe on them.



That is just not true.

I use buses a lot during the day, and they are not "packed out" except during the rush hours.

Sometimes they may appear to be because for some reason people prefer to stand downstairs, often blocking the doors, rather than go upstairs where there are plenty of seats available.

Obviously some people aren't able to climb stairs or have buggies with them, but I can't believe that applies to everybody.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by larrydan June 09, 12:26PM

yeah? really?

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by exdulwicher June 09, 03:53PM

Quote:
or that living in what counts as a major city it is unrealistic to expect half way decent transport links into the central hub.

Yes and no. I can see your point (and it's been made by a couple of people on this thread) about *direct* links but that is unrealistic for everyone. The bus routes are being revised because, in the centre of town, there are simply too many buses, they get in each others way, cause congestion etc so makes sense to take some of them out of the centre of town and force people to change. The Hopper fare should mean that it actually doesn't cost any more for most people most of the time.

In terms of *indirect* links into the centre of town though, London is incredibly well served. You can get pretty much anywhere using phased transport (ie bus then tube or bus with a change) and it'll always be capped at £7question mark per day. I pay more than that for a return train ticket where live now. Coming back to Dulwich is a welcome treat for how good public transport is!

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by natty01295 June 09, 08:25PM

Cycling cheaper

OR - Electric bike

Or - Motor Scooter



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was june 10, 01:56am by natty01295.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Bic Basher June 09, 09:42PM

AylwardS Wrote:
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> My commute is better since the Overground came to
> Denmark Hill, prior to that I had to take the 37
> to get to Clapham Junction.
>
> If you want to travel from East Dulwich station to
> Denmark Hill or Forest Hill the bus service is
> fine. If you want to travel into central London
> the direct bus journeys are bad enough without the
> need to change. It took me 45 minutes to get from
> Waterloo to East Dulwich on Monday evening.

And that's the crux of the problem, the bus service is fine if you're travelling locally, yet go any further and it's too slow and cumbersome to use as a decent alternative to the trains. The 20mph speed limit in Southwark has also been another factor in the bus becoming a less credible alternative.

Don't get me wrong, buses are great for short journeys, but for anything that further than a couple of miles, forget about it.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Johnjohn June 09, 10:13PM

Number 12 Bus is being reduced from 12 buses an hour down to 8.
That is a significant reduction

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by NewWave June 09, 10:35PM

Johnjohn Wrote:
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> Number 12 Bus is being reduced from 12 buses an
> hour down to 8.
> That is a significant reduction


Dear Lord! That's my go-to in a tube strike or curtailment of rail services.
As the only bus that goes to the central west end in our area its another kick in the teeth.
As regards Cycling suggestions-For me this wouldn't work as I can't ride a bike and at my age I don't think its an option to learn whilst commuting to Oxford Circus.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was june 09, 10:38pm by NewWave.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by mary123 June 09, 11:06PM

Even the time to get to Peckham the nud from top of lordship lane is +/_ 30 minutes...

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by TheArtfulDogger June 10, 08:43AM

That's madness reducing the 12 frequency. As a user of that bus I know how packed it gets in the morning and evenings all along the route. This will only get worse with this change

What are our councillors doing to improve public transport in the area? Are they talking to TFL about this erosion of services from Dulwich in to Central London ?

James and all please respond !!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was june 10, 08:45am by TheArtfulDogger.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Sue June 10, 10:36AM

larrydan Wrote:
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> yeah? really?


If you are referring to my post - yeah. Really.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Humdinger June 10, 11:41AM

NewWave Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Humdinger Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Tell you what mate, why don't you put your
> little
> > rant in a little letter and send it to the
> mayor's
> > office, proposing that he set up a new bus
> route
> > entirely for you to get to work on time.
> >
> >
> > Your attitude is horrendous- you literally
> think
> > that London should revolve around you, rather
> than
> > the vice versa, because you like every other
> > person, has to face the grind of a daily
> commute
> > to work. I also have to get the overground into
> > Canada Water and change onto the terribly
> > overcrowded Jubilee Line, but guess what mate?
> > That's what i have to do to go to work, and i
> have
> > to deal with that. It all part and parcel of
> > living in London.
> >
> > Perhaps, it might make your life easier and
> > happier if you searched for a "lowly shop
> > assistant" job nearby to where you live, or
> > perhaps leave London altogether if you cant
> hack
> > it. And dont even bother responding crying "why
> > should i?!", because you clearly are a spoilt
> > individual who just doesn't quite understand
> how
> > life in London works.
>
> I wasn't going to bother responding to your
> downright ignorant reply but having just got home
> from work (11.30pm)I will.
> First up-I'm a Londoner born and bred, I grew up
> on a council estate which was fortunately was in
> West London Zone 1
> As the only daughter of elderly sick parents (I'm
> not asking for sympathy just stating facts OK?)I
> remained as near as possible to my parents by
> living in zone 2 West London for most of my adult
> life-when they passed away I no longer needed to
> be so near to them and pay inflated prices to live
> in what what was admittedly a pretty central area
> (W10)
> I can certainly 'Hack' living in London, probably
> better than most.
> If I could find a shop job locally that paid the
> same hourly rate as a central London store I
> would-Believe me-I'd love to walk to work or be
> home by 7pm.
> If I'd chosen to live in East London (which I also
> considered before settling here because at the
> time it wasn't as overpriced and fashionable as it
> is now)I would still be able to get more than one
> direct bus into work as well as having access to
> the Central line.
> My point was not that I can't hack living in
> London or indeed commuting (as I've relied on
> public transport my entire life and I'm nearly
> 60)BUT that the transport options regarding busses
> is woefully inadequate in this part of London
> compared to even SW London.
> I think your attitude is horrendous and
> unrealistic too thinking its that easy to get a
> job locally (it isn't -competition for what counts
> as unskilled work is fierce)
> or that living in what counts as a major city it
> is unrealistic to expect half way decent transport
> links into the central hub.
> I glad I don't know what you look like because if
> I did I'd kick you where it hurts if I saw you on
> the Jubilee line.



Your whole post is just me, me, me. In an attempt to justify your risible views, you have unnecessarily divulged personal details of your life in the past, which is strange and has no relevance at all to the destination and frequency of bus routes around East Dulwich, which is what this conversation is about.

We have possibly the best transport system on the planet, but still it is not to your liking as it doesn't get you personally to work quickly or comfortably enough- i rest my case. Try not to be too bitter in life, its unhealthy.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Inkmaiden June 10, 05:49PM

Johnjohn Wrote:
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> Number 12 Bus is being reduced from 12 buses an
> hour down to 8.
> That is a significant reduction


I donít know how I managed to miss this in the consultation! How can TFL justify reducing the service so significantly, especially during morning and evening rush hours? I often get the 12 and it seems to be a pretty well used service at most times of the day and night.

You can email permbuschanges@tfl.gov.uk to give them your thoughts.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by DulwichFox June 10, 06:09PM

I travel by bus most days between 10.00am and 02.00pm
They are chocker block.

P13 , 12 , 37 Standing room only.

Example. 37 bus yesterday 13.00 at Peckham Nigel road towards Dulwich
Indicator said 14 mins. but bus came and drivers swapped over but bus waited 12 mins before moving off.
Bus was Full. got to East Dulwich Road. 17 people got on. Got to goose green playground stop.
another 7 - 8 people got on. Standing room only on a Sunday.

Worse during the day.

I Know it is even worse for 185, 40, 176 at 08.00 rush hour. Cannot even get on the Bus.

DulwichFox

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Bic Basher June 10, 08:49PM

The 12 cut is big, but brings the bus times to what they were when we had the bendy buses.

Clearly one of the reasons to cut the service is that passenger use has dropped along with the cuts to TfL's budget.

My main concern will be that the bus stop at Barry Road is well used for passengers who come from Forest Hill who don't wait for the 197 which only runs every 12 mins at it is. It'll be busy all day when buses only pull out of Etherow Street every 8 mins instead of every 5/6.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Bic Basher June 11, 08:50PM

The 40 change is being announced on the Countdown board screens at bus stops.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by siousxiesue June 11, 08:56PM

Bic Basher Wrote:
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> The 40 change is being announced on the Countdown
> board screens at bus stops.


I was on an unfamiliar bus at the weekend and it was being announced, along with the stop information.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by dbboy June 11, 10:18PM

From Saturday 15 June, there will be changes to bus route 12, which runs between Oxford Circus Station, Margaret Street and Dulwich Library.

Following reductions in demand we are changing the frequency, and buses will now run as follows:
every 7-8 minutes on Monday Ė Saturday daytimes
every 10 minutes early mornings and evenings everyday
every 8-9 minutes on Sundays
For help planning your journey, visit our website.

Yours sincerely,

Claire Mann
Director of Bus Operations

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Sue June 12, 05:23PM

I travelled into town today during the rush hour (set off around 8.20)

I was expecting a horrendous journey.

It wasn't! I know the stop outside the Post Office tends to get crowded, so I went to the one before.

Got on the bus easily enough but yes it was crowded and I had to stand. For one stop! People got off at North Cross Road and I got a seat upstairs.

After that, many people got off at the two stations and then the hospital. Nobody who was going further than that who was already on the bus would have had to stand.

I was expecting loads of traffic and queues, but it was an easy run apart from a slight delay to "even out the service" and a bit of a delay around the Strand and Trafalgar Square.

I had left loads of time so had to go and sit in a little park for nearly half an hour before my appointment!

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by twister June 12, 09:48PM

I get the 40 to and from work. I normally leave the house around 5am. I have been known to get the first 40 of the day, which if anyone is interested is 3:15am. People get on at most of the stops. Itís mostly cleaners, coffee shop workers etc. Iím going to switch to cycling. How safe that will be at 5am I will find out next week......

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by natty01295 June 12, 11:28PM

Be Safe, Be Seen when Cycling
Hope you have a Safe journey!!!
* Lights
* High vis
* Gloves



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messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Bic Basher June 13, 12:41AM

So in the last 18 months or so we've had the following changes from TfL.

185 increased to every 8 minutes.
P13 increased to every 15 mins.
42 extended from Denmark Hill to East Dulwich Sainsburys via North Dulwich.

And then this....

176 reduced from every 8 minutes to 10.
40 rerouted to Clerkenwell Green missing London Bridge, Monument and Aldgate.
12 reduced to every 7/8 mins

It seems for every bus change that is an advantage, they take away with the other.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Nigello June 13, 12:33PM

Bus travel is cheap and effective but people make it hard for themselves and others by not moving upstairs or by congregating around the doors. If you're one of them, just consider moving down or up. The journey will be quicker because the driver won't have to keep stopping to ask people to move down or upstairs. I agree, though, that the fare freeze has had consequences and some people will be inconvenienced.

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Rosetta June 13, 04:38PM

What will be alternative ways to get to London Bridge from the 15 June by bus from ED?

messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by TheArtfulDogger June 13, 09:06PM

Rosetta Wrote:
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> What will be alternative ways to get to London
> Bridge from the 15 June by bus from ED?


But not without changing !



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messageRe: "New" bus routes starting 15th June
Posted by Bic Basher June 14, 12:41AM

Rosetta Wrote:
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> What will be alternative ways to get to London
> Bridge from the 15 June by bus from ED?

35 from Camberwell Green or change at Elephant for the 35 or 133. The 343 also stops nearby.

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