Proposed withdrawal of night services on route 145 (N145)

Consultation has concluded

Update 25 March 2022

The consultation on our proposal to withdraw the Friday and Saturday night service on bus route 145 has now closed. We received 107 responses and thank everyone who took part. We are now considering the feedback we received and aim to publish our consultation report and next steps later in the spring of 2022. 

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Our proposal and rationale

We regularly keep the day and night bus networks under review so that we can ensure that we are directing our limited resources to the places and routes where they are most needed. We

Update 25 March 2022

The consultation on our proposal to withdraw the Friday and Saturday night service on bus route 145 has now closed. We received 107 responses and thank everyone who took part. We are now considering the feedback we received and aim to publish our consultation report and next steps later in the spring of 2022. 

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Our proposal and rationale

We regularly keep the day and night bus networks under review so that we can ensure that we are directing our limited resources to the places and routes where they are most needed. We are proposing to permanently withdraw the night service on route 145 (or N145 for the purposes of this consultation). There are no plans to make any changes to day services on route 145 and these will continue as they do now.

Prior to the start of the coronavirus pandemic, our observations showed that the number of passengers using the night service on route 145 was much lower than we originally predicted, with less than half the numbers of passengers it was intended for. These passenger numbers had remained similar for the previous three years.

The night service on route 145 (referred to for the purposes of this consultation as N145) was introduced in 2016 as a two buses per hour service between the hours of 00:30 and 05:00 on Friday night to Saturday morning and Saturday night to Sunday morning. This was intended to support the Night Tube service on the Central line. The N145 has been suspended as part of our response to the coronavirus pandemic since the spring of 2020.

We would like to hear from bus passengers and local residents so that we can understand any issues that withdrawing the N145 service might cause. You can find a map of the route in the 'Documents' section of the website.

Equality Impact Assessment

We have undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA). The EqIA examines what impact (positive or negative) the proposed route change may have on customers with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010.

We consider the impacts of bus service change proposals on equality groups throughout the planning process ensuring, where possible, effective mitigations are in place where no viable alternative is available. The EqIA can be found in the ‘Documents’ section.

Have your Say

You can give us your views by taking our online survey, which will take no more than a few minutes to complete. You will need to register with your email address in order to access the survey. Your details will be kept securely and only used, with your permission, to update you on the proposals. If you would prefer not to complete the survey you can also submit your comments to us by emailing haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or by writing to FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY (no stamp needed).

The consultation is open until Thursday 24 March 2022.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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