Proposed bus route changes serving Hatch Lane, Chingford

Consultation has concluded

Between 17 September and 15 October 2021, we held a public consultation on a proposal affecting bus routes 212, 357 and 657 at Hatch Lane, Chingford. As part of this proposal we aimed to give bus routes going westbound a quicker, simpler and more direct route.

We received 50 responses to the consultation. Thank you to those who took part. We are now considering the feedback we received and aim to decide on whether or not to proceed, and to respond to issues raised during the consultation period, by the end of 2021.

Background

We’re proposing to

Consultation has concluded

Between 17 September and 15 October 2021, we held a public consultation on a proposal affecting bus routes 212, 357 and 657 at Hatch Lane, Chingford. As part of this proposal we aimed to give bus routes going westbound a quicker, simpler and more direct route.

We received 50 responses to the consultation. Thank you to those who took part. We are now considering the feedback we received and aim to decide on whether or not to proceed, and to respond to issues raised during the consultation period, by the end of 2021.

Background

We’re proposing to change bus routes 212, 357 and 657 at Hatch Lane, Chingford.

Currently, these routes are briefly diverted off the A1009 westbound to serve a bus stop on Hatch Lane.

Pre-pandemic figures indicate this stop was used by 600 passengers on weekdays, 330 passengers on Saturdays and 180 passengers on Sundays.

However, the vast majority of passengers pass through this section of Hatch Lane - 1,200 passengers on weekdays, 1,000 passengers on Saturdays and 500 passengers on Sundays.

Our proposals

To make journeys more reliable, direct and quicker, we’re proposing buses continue straight along the A1009 and no longer serve this short section of Hatch Lane.

A new bus stop would be located on the A1009, adjacent to the old one. A new path across the green and pavement level crossing would provide access to the food shop, takeaway, bookmakers and residential properties opposite. The 25m walk would typically take about 30 seconds. The path would be lit at night.

The old bus stop (HS) on Hatch Lane would be removed. Buses would no longer serve this short section of Hatch Lane.

Please see the map in the 'Documents' section for further details.

Have your say

Whether you’re a bus passenger, local business, resident or visitor to the area, we want to hear how you think these proposals will affect you.

To share your views and feedback, please tell us what you think by Friday 15 October 2021. You can do so by completing our online survey below. To take part you will need to register with your email address. Your details will be kept secure and only used, with your permission, to update you about the outcome of the consultation and our next steps.

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