Plans to axe part of the 277 bus route have been described as “disappointing” by London’s travel watchdog.
The 277 route, which currently runs through Hackney on its way between Leamouth and Highbury Corner, may in the future have to stop at Dalston Junction due to the proposed redesign of Highbury Corner.
Transport for London (TfL) and Islington Council are looking at the possibility of replacing the Highbury Corner roundabout with a two-way traffic system, and pedestrianising the road outside Highbury and Islington station.
As the redesign leaves the 277 with no space to turn at Highbury Corner, TfL has proposed to shorten its journey, to the annoyance of regular bus users.
But London TravelWatch, the capital’s transport watchdog, has criticised the plans to shave off seven bus stops from the 277 route.
They were joined by local campaigner and Liberal Democrat London North East Candidate Terry Stacy who said:
“These plans are disappointing as this is a roads scheme which is dictating the future of an important bus route, TFL have not been at all imaginative about possible ideas to maintain the service”
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