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Navin Shah GLA Brent & Harrow
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Night Bus changes must not leave passengers worse off

Night Bus services in Brent and Harrow could face changes this September after the introduction of the Night Tube, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

Proposals from TfL would see the introduction of 20 new services, but 17 of these would run only on Friday and Saturday evenings.The Night Bus providing a cheap and easy way to travel home from work at night, I would like to see the service continued throughout the working week.

Whilst there are currently no proposals to axe entire night bus routes, reductions are planned for 17 routes across London. TfL said the reductions will be made to those routes where passengers were more likely to use the Night Tube. TfL must ensure their reductions “don’t leave Londoners feeling less safe.

TfL must boost passengers safety by providing real time Night Bus information at Night Tube stations so that passengers have the choice of waiting there for the next bus.

Nobody wants to see passengers forced to wait long times at secluded bus stops or walk long distances home from the tube station at night.

It’s great to see that some new services will be running in, but with night buses providing a cheap and easy way to travel home from work at night, ideally I’d want to see the service continued throughout the working week.

 

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-       Transport for London’s consultation on changes to the Night Bus can be found here.