What is proposed

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During this consultation we are proposing:

  • A change from ‘hail and ride’ to fixed stops on route 336 on Catford Road, Canadian Avenue, Bromley Road, Fordmill Road and Brookhowse Road in the London Borough of Lewisham
  • A permanent change to the route to travel along Haddington Road and Oakshade Road in the south direction and along Churchdown and Downderry Road in the north.

Proposed change to fixed stops from hail and ride on a small section of the route in Bellingham

A section of bus route 336 in the London Borough of Lewisham currently opMap showing proposed changes to route 336(click on map for larger image)erates on a ‘hail and ride’ basis. Hail and ride is where you can get on or off the bus by signalling to the driver that you want to get on or off the bus at a certain points along the road rather than using a designated bus stop.

In order to improve customer safety, accessibility to the bus network and bus service reliability, we propose to replace this arrangement with fixed bus stops, as are used on the rest of the route.

The new stops would comprise ten southbound stops and eight northbound stops, located on Catford Road, Canadian Avenue, Bromley Road, Fordmill Road and Brookhowse Road. These stops would be marked by road markings and bus stop signs.

Some parking spaces would need to be removed along this section of road to allow the safe operation of the new stops.

More information about the changes is available here.



Proposed changes to the route of the bus at a small section in Downham

As part of this consultation, we are also consulting on a route change to bus route 336.

Map showing proposed changes to route 336(click on map for larger image)

In August 2020, we made changes to route 336 where services travel towards Locksbottom through Downham. Since that time buses, have been travelling along Haddington Road, Oakshade Road, Churchdown and Shroffold Road.

This change was made to address safety concerns as buses were regularly getting stuck when trying to pass each other along Churchdown and Downderry Road. In some instances, buses were mounting the pavement.

Following safety investigations and route tests, an alternative route along Haddington Road was implemented to address the serious safety concerns. Due to the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic, the change to route 336 was not consulted upon at the time.

The bus now travels along Haddington Road and Oakshade Road in the south direction and along Churchdown and Downderry Road in the north. Following significant investigations into options for the bus route, we propose to make this amended route the new permanent route.

This route utilises wider roads and therefore would minimise the number of passing places, changes to the pavements and any losses to residential parking bays. It also minimises any potential conflict between pedestrians and buses pulling into passing places within the previously narrow footway area.

As part of these proposed changes we plan to change the existing humps in Haddington Road and Oakshade Road to sinusoidal cushions in order to reduce the noise and vibration which residents have raised some concerns about.

We recently concluded a consultation on proposed improvements for pedestrians and cyclists in nearby Catford Town Centre. You can visit our website for more information on our proposals. We are now analysing the responses to the consultation and will publish our report in the autumn.

Should the proposals for Catford town centre progress, we will ensure that the 336 continues to run efficiently in the area.

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