Sunday, April 15, 2007

Night bus route for Pollards Hill?

Last week I received an e-mail from Merton Council about a Transport for London consultation on introducing a new night bus into the local area. At present the Pollards Hill area is devoid of any night bus servic,e despite the huge increase that has taken place during the time Ken Livingstone has been Mayor of London.

The current proposal is that the N133 which runs between Liverpool Street Station and Tooting will be diverted at Streatham to run via Streatham Vale, Manor Road and Commonside East into Mitcham with services running every half hour. Although I welcome the new service, I would prefer the bus to run into the centre of my ward Pollards Hill and then into Croydon. This is the area of greatest need within my area and by providing a 24 hour link into Croydon, it would also cater for the large night time economy that exists in Croydon along with a number of night time workers who work in Croydon, Streatham and London.

At present the N159 is a which runs between West End and Croydon is a fifteen minute walk from most of my ward(longer for the more distant parts), although the N133 will provide a much needed service that runs closer to the centre of Pollards Hill it is still a 10 minute walk to the centre of Pollards Hill. I hope Tfl looks more closely at night bus services as they're extremely important for local people especially in an area of high bus usage.


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