Downham – proposed changes to bus route 336

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Map showing proposed changes to route 336(click image for larger map)Update 9 Feb 2024

Between 28 June and 23 August 2023, we held a public consultation proposing changes to the stopping arrangements for bus route 336 in the London Borough of Lewisham. At the same time we also consulted on a permanent change to the route of the 336 bus in Downham.

We have now published our report on the outcomes of the consultation, which you can view in the Documents section of this webpage.


We received 161 responses to the consultation. Our responses to the issues raised during the consultation is included in Appendix A of the report.

After fully considering the consultation responses, we have decided to proceed with the scheme.

-update ends-


We are proposing to make changes to bus route 336 in Lewisham. It runs between Catford in London Borough of Lewisham and Locksbottom in London Borough of Bromley.

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


Overview

What is proposed?

Full list of proposed changes

Equalities Impact Assessment

How you can find out more

What happens next



Overview

Buses play a crucial role in making London a more prosperous and connected city, connecting Londoners to their workplaces, education, families, friends, shopping, and leisure. We continuously review and adapt the bus network to ensure that services reflect changing customer needs.

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, and we continuously review and adapt the bus network to ensure that services reflect changing customer needs.

A section of bus route 336 in Lewisham currently operates 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. We are proposing to change this section to fixed stops to improve safety and accessibility.

As part of this consultation, we are also consulting on a route change to a small section of the route in Downham for safety reasons.

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 EqIA be considered as part of the decision-making process on 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.

A copy of the full initial EqIA document can be found in the ‘Document library’.

How you can find out more

We have provided more information to help you respond, and we want this consultation to be accessible to everyone. Visit the document library for:

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.

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service. This service will allow us 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.

Drop-in event

We are holding an in person event where you can hear more about the proposals on Wednesday 12 July 2023 at The Green Man Phoenix Housing Community Hall, 355 Bromley Road, Lewisham, London, SE6 2RP from 11:00 am – 17:00 pm (Click here for the map).

Please come along and let us know your views. If you are unable to make this date and time and would like to discuss the proposals further with us, please get in touch and we can respond to your queries directly.

What happens next

These proposals are subject to the outcome of our consultation. Once consultation ends on Wednesday 23 August 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 route 336 could change.

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

Map showing proposed changes to route 336(click image for larger map)Update 9 Feb 2024

Between 28 June and 23 August 2023, we held a public consultation proposing changes to the stopping arrangements for bus route 336 in the London Borough of Lewisham. At the same time we also consulted on a permanent change to the route of the 336 bus in Downham.

We have now published our report on the outcomes of the consultation, which you can view in the Documents section of this webpage.


We received 161 responses to the consultation. Our responses to the issues raised during the consultation is included in Appendix A of the report.

After fully considering the consultation responses, we have decided to proceed with the scheme.

-update ends-


We are proposing to make changes to bus route 336 in Lewisham. It runs between Catford in London Borough of Lewisham and Locksbottom in London Borough of Bromley.

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


Overview

What is proposed?

Full list of proposed changes

Equalities Impact Assessment

How you can find out more

What happens next



Overview

Buses play a crucial role in making London a more prosperous and connected city, connecting Londoners to their workplaces, education, families, friends, shopping, and leisure. We continuously review and adapt the bus network to ensure that services reflect changing customer needs.

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, and we continuously review and adapt the bus network to ensure that services reflect changing customer needs.

A section of bus route 336 in Lewisham currently operates 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. We are proposing to change this section to fixed stops to improve safety and accessibility.

As part of this consultation, we are also consulting on a route change to a small section of the route in Downham for safety reasons.

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 EqIA be considered as part of the decision-making process on 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.

A copy of the full initial EqIA document can be found in the ‘Document library’.

How you can find out more

We have provided more information to help you respond, and we want this consultation to be accessible to everyone. Visit the document library for:

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.

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service. This service will allow us 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.

Drop-in event

We are holding an in person event where you can hear more about the proposals on Wednesday 12 July 2023 at The Green Man Phoenix Housing Community Hall, 355 Bromley Road, Lewisham, London, SE6 2RP from 11:00 am – 17:00 pm (Click here for the map).

Please come along and let us know your views. If you are unable to make this date and time and would like to discuss the proposals further with us, please get in touch and we can respond to your queries directly.

What happens next

These proposals are subject to the outcome of our consultation. Once consultation ends on Wednesday 23 August 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 route 336 could change.

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

Consultation has concluded
  • 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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  • Full list of proposed changes

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    Proposed changes – Bus route 336 fixed stops installation and route change

    Locations of new sinusoidal cushions

    • The existing humps in Haddington Road and Oakshade Road will be changed to sinusoidal cushions.
    • The raised table on Shroffold Road will be removed and changed to sinusoidal cushions
    • Speed cushions in Churchdown outside number 101 to be relocated and new sinusoidal cushions to installed outside number 103 to accommodate a new passing place

    Locations of parking bays which will be removed for a new bus cage and flag

    Southbound

    • Location 1 – Canadian Avenue – Outside 1 to 24 Maple Court – CPZ Parking Bay will be removed with 5 parking spaces
    • Location 2 – Fordmill Road – Side of 48/48a Canadian Avenue – 6 unrestricted kerb side parking spaces will be removed
    • Location 3 - Fordmill Road – Outside 57 Fordmill Road - Current location of informal bus stop - Footway parking area will be removed – with 5 spaces
    • Location 4 – Brookhowse Road – Outside 63 – Current location of informal bus stop – Parking at this location will not be affected
    • Location 5 – Brookhowse Road – Opposite 74-80, side of 33 Broadmead Road – new bay to be constructed - Footway parking will be removed – 4 spaces
    • Location 6 –Brookhowse Road – Opposite 100-104 - Current location of informal bus stop – Footway Parking will be removed – 9 spaces
    • Location 7 – Brookhowse Road – Outside 263-267 - Footway Parking will be removed – 6 spaces
    • Location 8 – Haddington Road – Side of No 1 Oakshade Road - Double yellow line restrictions to be installed on bend for 5m in both directions – 5 unrestricted kerb side parking spaces will be removed
    • Location 9 – Oakshade Road – Side of No 91 Downderry Road – Double yellow line restrictions to be installed on bend for 5m in both directions - Unrestricted kerb side parking will be removed – 4 spaces
    • Location 10 – Churchdown – Outside No 90-100 - Inset Bay to be constructed – 9 footway parking spaces will be removed

    Northbound

    • Location 1 – Churchdown – Outside 11-19 - Inset Bay to be constructed – 9 footway parking spaces will be removed
    • Location 2 – Shroffold Road – Corner of Ravenscar Road – Location of current informal fixed stop - Parking will not be affected
    • Location 3 - Churchdown – Outside 95-103 – Inset Bay to be constructed – 6 footway parking spaces will be removed
    • Location 4 – Brookhowse Road – Outside 190-194, near junction of Farmstead Road Outside – 6 footway parking spaces will be removed
    • Location 5 – Brookhowse Road – Opposite 195-201, in front of grassed area – Inset Bay to be constructed - Parking will not be affected.
    • Location 6 – Brookhowse Road – Outside 80-86 – 4 footway parking spaces will be removed
    • Location 7 - Brookhowse Road – Corner of Firhill Road – Parking will not be affected
    • Location 8 - Fordmill Road – Opposite 13-17 Fordmill Road – 5 footway parking spaces will be removed

    Proposed changes to the pavement

    • Southbound on Brookhowse Road – Opposite 74-80, side of 33 Broadmead Road – Footway Parking will be removed - Inset Bay to be constructed (Passing Place)
    • Northbound on Churchdown – Outside 11-19 - Footway Parking will be removed – Inset Bay to be constructed (Passing Place)
    • Southbound on Churchdown – Outside No 90-100 - Footway Parking will be removed – Inset Bay to be constructed (Passing Place)
    • Northbound on Churchdown – Outside 95-103 - Footway Parking will be removed – Inset Bay to be constructed (Passing Place)
    • Northbound on Brookhowse Road – Opposite 195-201, in front of grassed area – Inset Bay to be constructed (Passing Place)

    A total of 63 parking spaces will be removed.

    Installation of yellow line restrictions

    Based on the recommendation from the safety audit, double yellow line restrictions will be placed:

    • on the junction of Oakshade Road and Haddington Road and opposite the junction of Oakshade Road
    • on the bend in Churchdown opposite Nos 6-16 - Footway parking will also be removed on the bend

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