Max and Fred were joined by Val Shawcross, your London Assembly member, and officers from Lambeth and Transport for London to discuss the proposal of a new bus route to the Upper Peabody estate. While there are a few final hurdles, we are excited to have a timeline for the bus service to start!
The current plan would see the 315 single decker bus route being extended to the estate – this route was deemed to be the best as it is frequent and reliable. There are proposals for two bus stops on the estate, at the entrance by the community centre and at the other end by the grass, and the service could run from 6am to midnight 7 days a week.
Over 90% of residents in a recent survey would like to see a bus service extended to the estate – given the estate’s location with poor access to local shops and services this bus could make a huge difference.
The full business case should be complete this Autumn with a full consultation in the new year. We are looking to host a drop in event in February and hope the service will be running by the end of 2015.