Please reinstate the 53 bus to Whitehall
The 53 bus has been cut back without consultation. We need this vital link to central London, used by people from all walks of life, running at full strength once again.
Thousands of people from Charlton, Woolwich, Plumstead, Blackheath, Greenwich and Deptford use the 53 to travel to work in central London each day.
But since 17 January, the route has been cut short at Lambeth North, forcing many to take two buses to complete their journeys - increasing the costs of their trips to work.
The curtailment was due to end when roadworks at Westminster Bridge finished in March. It was then due to finish in April.
But we're now in May and the 53 is still stopping short - costing passengers money and wasting their time.
Cutting the 53 by stealth is unacceptable. We call on Transport for London to reinstate the 53 along its full route immediately, to help residents in Charlton and neighbouring areas get to the jobs they and our capital city depend on.
- Transport For London
- Transport for London
- Boris Johnson MP
Since 17 January, route 53 has been cut short at Lambeth North, forcing many passengers to take two buses to complete their journeys - increasing the costs of their trips to work.
The 53 is used by passengers from all walks of life. It's a vital link to central London for people in Charlton, Woolwich, Plumstead, Blackheath, Greenwich and Deptford. Cutting the service is costing passengers money and time.
TfL first said it would reinstate the service at the end of March. Then the end of April. But the service is still stopping short, apparently due to roadworks at the Elephant & Castle - even though no other service through that junction is stopping short of central London.
The 53 service should not be cut back, and certainly not by stealth. Please reinstate the full service immediately.
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