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At last – Transport for London comes clean on D100 bus route changes

By on October 4, 2016 in News

Transport for London have finally decided it might be a good idea to consult the people who use the D100 bus route about proposed route changes. Until we received an email yesterday we had only heard of rumoured changes to the D100 via a couple of tweets by residents.

You can visit this page on the Transport for London site to see the proposed changes which seems to be merging part of the 388 route with the D100 route at London Wall (around Museum of London area). But it is not very clear to be honest so we suggest you check the site out for yourself. Here is part of the text.

“Route 100 runs between Wapping and Elephant and Castle, with demand highest between Wapping and the City. It uses single deck buses because of the nature of the roads it uses in Wapping.

Route 388 runs between Stratford City bus sation and Blackfriars station. The busiest point on the route is at Shoreditch High Street towards Stratford in the evening. The route is used less between Liverpool Street and Blackfriars stations.

Having considered the usage patterns for the two routes, we are proposing to extend route 388 to Elephant & Castle using the current route 100 routing from Wormwood Street (via London Wall, St Paul’s, and Blackfriars Bridge). Under this proposal, the route would no longer serve Bishopsgate (south of Wormwood Street), Threadneedle Street and the eastern end of Queen Victoria Street.

At the same time, we would no longer run route 100 between the Museum of London and Elephant & Castle, while making the current diversion of route 100 via London Wall avoiding Liverpool Street bus station permanent.”

A D3 and a D100 bus crashed into each other in Wapping Lane and caused chaos to their respective bus routes.  London UK 15 February 2016

 

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