Route 188 in North Greenwich – proposed route change

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Picture of a route 188 bus in front of the O2 domeUpdate 7 March 2024

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-

We would like to hear your views about a proposed change to the 188 bus route in North Greenwich. On this page you can find out more about the proposals, how they may impact you, and how you can have your say.

You have until Wednesday 6 March to give us your feedback.





Summary of proposals

Background

How the proposals may change your bus journey

How you can find out more

Accessible information

Tell us your views

Next steps


Summary of proposals

Bus route 188 operates 24 hours a day between North Greenwich bus station and Tottenham Court Road. Our proposal relates to its line of route between bus stop MP on Blackwall Lane and North Greenwich bus station, as shown in the map below.

As we prepare for the opening of the Silvertown Tunnel, Tunnel Avenue is planned to become a two-way road along its entire length.

Once this is the case, we propose to restructure route 188 to serve Tunnel Avenue two-way, rather than Millennium Way.


Map showing the proposed changes to route 188Click on the map to see a larger version

As part of this proposal, bus stops MT and MW on Millennium Way would no longer be served by route 188. Instead, bus stops on Tunnel Avenue would be served, including existing stops MU and MV.

Additional bus stops on Tunnel Avenue would also be required and are shown on the map for indicative purposes.

Find out more about how the proposals may change your bus journey.


Background

Picture of a route 188 busChanges to the local road layout associated with the Silvertown Tunnel scheme are expected to make Tunnel Avenue available two-way for vehicles along its length.

This creates the opportunity for improved public transport access to the west side of Greenwich Peninsula, an area increasingly being redeveloped, with the introduction of a two-way bus service for the first time.

Our proposal aims to improve access to the bus network on the west side of the Greenwich peninsula in cost-effective way, and with minimal negative impact.

As well as providing local links to North Greenwich station and Greenwich town centre, the proposed re-routeing of the 188 would provide 24-hour connections to central London with frequencies of up to every 10 minutes.

Currently route 108 serves Tunnel Ave in one direction only, although it is presently on diversion while Tunnel Avenue is re-designed. We expect the 108 to continue serving Tunnel Avenue in future when travelling towards Stratford.




How you can find out more

We have provided the following information to help you respond:

You can use the question tool on this page during the consultation period. We will respond to your questions as soon as we can.

You can also contact us by email, via our telephone call back service (020 3054 6037) or in writing (FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY)

Silvertown Tunnel

You can find out more about the Silvertown Tunnel scheme here:

Transport for London

Riverlinx Consortium


Accessible information

We want to make sure everyone is able to take part in our consultations. To help make it accessible to everyone we have provided:

  • An Easy Read version of our proposals and the survey
  • An audio version of the proposals and survey
  • You can translate the information on this page into another language by using the ‘Select Language’ button at the bottom of the page

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

To further enhance how we consult with London's deaf community we offer:

  • A British Sign Language (BSL) video of our proposals and survey
  • A BSL conversation service. This allows the TfL consultation lead to have a two-way BSL translated discussion with a BSL user. To request a BSL conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange a convenient time

Next steps

After the consultation ends, we’ll consider all the responses we receive and prepare a consultation report.

The report will be published on our website during 2024.

Picture of a route 188 bus in front of the O2 domeUpdate 7 March 2024

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-

We would like to hear your views about a proposed change to the 188 bus route in North Greenwich. On this page you can find out more about the proposals, how they may impact you, and how you can have your say.

You have until Wednesday 6 March to give us your feedback.





Summary of proposals

Background

How the proposals may change your bus journey

How you can find out more

Accessible information

Tell us your views

Next steps


Summary of proposals

Bus route 188 operates 24 hours a day between North Greenwich bus station and Tottenham Court Road. Our proposal relates to its line of route between bus stop MP on Blackwall Lane and North Greenwich bus station, as shown in the map below.

As we prepare for the opening of the Silvertown Tunnel, Tunnel Avenue is planned to become a two-way road along its entire length.

Once this is the case, we propose to restructure route 188 to serve Tunnel Avenue two-way, rather than Millennium Way.


Map showing the proposed changes to route 188Click on the map to see a larger version

As part of this proposal, bus stops MT and MW on Millennium Way would no longer be served by route 188. Instead, bus stops on Tunnel Avenue would be served, including existing stops MU and MV.

Additional bus stops on Tunnel Avenue would also be required and are shown on the map for indicative purposes.

Find out more about how the proposals may change your bus journey.


Background

Picture of a route 188 busChanges to the local road layout associated with the Silvertown Tunnel scheme are expected to make Tunnel Avenue available two-way for vehicles along its length.

This creates the opportunity for improved public transport access to the west side of Greenwich Peninsula, an area increasingly being redeveloped, with the introduction of a two-way bus service for the first time.

Our proposal aims to improve access to the bus network on the west side of the Greenwich peninsula in cost-effective way, and with minimal negative impact.

As well as providing local links to North Greenwich station and Greenwich town centre, the proposed re-routeing of the 188 would provide 24-hour connections to central London with frequencies of up to every 10 minutes.

Currently route 108 serves Tunnel Ave in one direction only, although it is presently on diversion while Tunnel Avenue is re-designed. We expect the 108 to continue serving Tunnel Avenue in future when travelling towards Stratford.




How you can find out more

We have provided the following information to help you respond:

You can use the question tool on this page during the consultation period. We will respond to your questions as soon as we can.

You can also contact us by email, via our telephone call back service (020 3054 6037) or in writing (FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY)

Silvertown Tunnel

You can find out more about the Silvertown Tunnel scheme here:

Transport for London

Riverlinx Consortium


Accessible information

We want to make sure everyone is able to take part in our consultations. To help make it accessible to everyone we have provided:

  • An Easy Read version of our proposals and the survey
  • An audio version of the proposals and survey
  • You can translate the information on this page into another language by using the ‘Select Language’ button at the bottom of the page

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

To further enhance how we consult with London's deaf community we offer:

  • A British Sign Language (BSL) video of our proposals and survey
  • A BSL conversation service. This allows the TfL consultation lead to have a two-way BSL translated discussion with a BSL user. To request a BSL conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange a convenient time

Next steps

After the consultation ends, we’ll consider all the responses we receive and prepare a consultation report.

The report will be published on our website during 2024.

  • How our proposals may change your journey

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    As part of this proposal:

    • Picture of a bus stop flag at North Greenwich bus stationThe west side of the Greenwich peninsula would receive a two-way bus route for the first time. The 188 provides connections between North Greenwich bus station and Tottenham Court Road 24 hours a day with frequencies of up to every 10 minutes
    • Millennium Way would no longer be served by route 188. This means passengers using stops MT and MW would be most impacted
    • Passengers using the 188 for access to the St Mary Magdalene School sites could use alternative bus routes 129 and 488. This may require a change of bus e.g. on Blackwall Lane or North Greenwich bus station. Passengers could transfer between bus journeys at no extra cost with the Hopper fare if used within one hour. Concessionary card holders can travel for free.


    Our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) identifies in more detail:

    • The affects these proposals could have on people
    • How we propose to minimise any negative impacts

    After we’ve considered all comments, the EqIA will be reviewed and updated.

    We use the EqIA to help us decide if, and how, we should proceed with these proposals.




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