R1, R2, R3, R6 and B14 – Orpington bus proposals

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Consultation has concluded

Update 11 March 2024

Today we have published the results of this consultation. We received 445 responses to the consultation and would like to thank everyone that took part.

Following careful consideration of the consultation responses and a further review of what was proposed and the costs involved, we have decided not to proceed with changes to routes R1, R2 and R3 as these no longer represent value for money.

We have not yet reached a decision as to how we may proceed with changes to routes R6 and B14 which remain subject to the receipt of bus operator costs. A decision is expected later in 2024 and we will write to you again with a further update once this is available.

Thank you again to everyone that took part in the consultation.

-update ends-


Update 7 November 2023

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

-update ends-


We’re proposing changes to some Orpington bus services and would like to hear your views. These include changes to bus routes R1, R3, and B14 which would see them replace routes R2 and R6.

On this page you can find out more about the proposals, how they may impact you, and how you can have your say.

Bus routes serving Orpington town centre

Route proposals in detail

Equalities Impact Assessment

Background

How you can find out more

Tell us your views

What happens next


Bus routes serving Orpington town centre

Photograph of bus stop at Orpington stationOur proposals aim to provide some new and improved local bus connections in Orpington.

These could help encourage more use of public transport, while continuing to provide regular bus services to popular destinations in the area.

These include, between:

  • The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and Petts Wood rail station
  • Petts Wood and Green Street Green
  • Biggin Hill Valley and Orpington rail station
  • Biggin Hill Valley and St Mary Cray rail station
  • Areas east of Orpington High Street, north towards Bexleyheath and Sidcup

Route proposals in detail

These proposals are presented in three sections for quick access to the information that interests you. You can view the proposals for each section via the links below:

1. Proposal to reroute the R3 via Towncourt Lane in Petts Wood

2. Proposal to withdraw the R2 and replace it with changes to the R1 and the R3

3. Proposal to withdraw the R6 and replace it with changes to the B14

The following map provides an overview of the proposed route changes. More maps can be viewed in detail via the maps section to the right of this page.


Equalities Impact Assessment

We have undertaken an initial Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for these proposals. The EqIA identifies and examines in more detail what positive and negative impacts these proposals may have on individuals with protected characteristics together with our equality objectives and how we propose to mitigate any negative impacts.

The impacts and mitigations described within the full EqIA will be considered as part of the decision-making process to determine whether we will proceed with the proposals. The EqIA will be kept under review and updated to reflect any relevant new information, including information which comes in as part of the consultation process.

The full document is available to read and download from the document library.


Background

We continuously review and adapt the bus network to reflect changing customer needs. This includes proposing adjustments to bus existing routes, to ensure services can continue to operate efficiently in areas where our customers need them most.

London’s bus network is our most affordable, accessible, and available form of public transport and offers the main sustainable alternative to cars for those journeys that can’t easily be walked or cycled. It is also London’s most flexible mode of public transport. You can read more about how we are increasing the number of bus journeys by making bus travel better, quicker, and greener in our Bus action plan.


How you can find out more

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

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.

We have provided more information to help you respond. Visit the maps and document library for:

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

  • British Sign Language video and audio versions of the proposal and survey

To further enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service for this consultation. This service will allow the TfL consultation lead to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time. Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.


What happens next

These proposals are subject to the outcome of our consultation. Once consultation ends on Wednesday 1 November 2023, we will spend time considering all the responses we receive and will prepare a consultation report.

The consultation report will help us reach a decision about how bus routes R1, R2, R3, R6 and B14 may change in Orpington.

The report will be available to everyone that takes part in the consultation and a copy will be published on our website.


Update 11 March 2024

Today we have published the results of this consultation. We received 445 responses to the consultation and would like to thank everyone that took part.

Following careful consideration of the consultation responses and a further review of what was proposed and the costs involved, we have decided not to proceed with changes to routes R1, R2 and R3 as these no longer represent value for money.

We have not yet reached a decision as to how we may proceed with changes to routes R6 and B14 which remain subject to the receipt of bus operator costs. A decision is expected later in 2024 and we will write to you again with a further update once this is available.

Thank you again to everyone that took part in the consultation.

-update ends-


Update 7 November 2023

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

-update ends-


We’re proposing changes to some Orpington bus services and would like to hear your views. These include changes to bus routes R1, R3, and B14 which would see them replace routes R2 and R6.

On this page you can find out more about the proposals, how they may impact you, and how you can have your say.

Bus routes serving Orpington town centre

Route proposals in detail

Equalities Impact Assessment

Background

How you can find out more

Tell us your views

What happens next


Bus routes serving Orpington town centre

Photograph of bus stop at Orpington stationOur proposals aim to provide some new and improved local bus connections in Orpington.

These could help encourage more use of public transport, while continuing to provide regular bus services to popular destinations in the area.

These include, between:

  • The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and Petts Wood rail station
  • Petts Wood and Green Street Green
  • Biggin Hill Valley and Orpington rail station
  • Biggin Hill Valley and St Mary Cray rail station
  • Areas east of Orpington High Street, north towards Bexleyheath and Sidcup

Route proposals in detail

These proposals are presented in three sections for quick access to the information that interests you. You can view the proposals for each section via the links below:

1. Proposal to reroute the R3 via Towncourt Lane in Petts Wood

2. Proposal to withdraw the R2 and replace it with changes to the R1 and the R3

3. Proposal to withdraw the R6 and replace it with changes to the B14

The following map provides an overview of the proposed route changes. More maps can be viewed in detail via the maps section to the right of this page.


Equalities Impact Assessment

We have undertaken an initial Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for these proposals. The EqIA identifies and examines in more detail what positive and negative impacts these proposals may have on individuals with protected characteristics together with our equality objectives and how we propose to mitigate any negative impacts.

The impacts and mitigations described within the full EqIA will be considered as part of the decision-making process to determine whether we will proceed with the proposals. The EqIA will be kept under review and updated to reflect any relevant new information, including information which comes in as part of the consultation process.

The full document is available to read and download from the document library.


Background

We continuously review and adapt the bus network to reflect changing customer needs. This includes proposing adjustments to bus existing routes, to ensure services can continue to operate efficiently in areas where our customers need them most.

London’s bus network is our most affordable, accessible, and available form of public transport and offers the main sustainable alternative to cars for those journeys that can’t easily be walked or cycled. It is also London’s most flexible mode of public transport. You can read more about how we are increasing the number of bus journeys by making bus travel better, quicker, and greener in our Bus action plan.


How you can find out more

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

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.

We have provided more information to help you respond. Visit the maps and document library for:

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

  • British Sign Language video and audio versions of the proposal and survey

To further enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service for this consultation. This service will allow the TfL consultation lead to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time. Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.


What happens next

These proposals are subject to the outcome of our consultation. Once consultation ends on Wednesday 1 November 2023, we will spend time considering all the responses we receive and will prepare a consultation report.

The consultation report will help us reach a decision about how bus routes R1, R2, R3, R6 and B14 may change in Orpington.

The report will be available to everyone that takes part in the consultation and a copy will be published on our website.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We are holding a six-week public consultation to hear what you think about these proposals. We want to know if you agree with them, if there is anything you do not agree with, and to understand the reasons why you feel this way.

    You can reply by completing our survey, which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The closing date for comments is Wednesday 1 November 2023.

    To take part in our online survey you will need to register with your email address. Your details will be kept secure and only used with your permission.

    If you prefer, you can also:

    • Email: haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk
    • Telephone: 020 3054 6037 to leave your name and contact number and we will call you back. Please quote ‘Orpington bus proposals’ when leaving your message
    • Write to: Freepost TfL Have Your Say (no postage stamp required)

    Please note responses to the survey may be made publicly available after the consultation has closed, this would typically be in the form of a report on the results of the consultation exercise, but any personal information will be kept confidential. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation. For further information, please visit our privacy policy.

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