Commenting on the announcement that Transport for London (TfL) will consult on changes to the night bus service, Labour’s London Assembly Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross AM said:
“The night tube will be fantastic for London but many people will still rely on night buses to get them that much closer to their front door.
“Whilst I welcome that TfL aren’t planning on axing any routes entirely we will need to be absolutely sure their reductions in frequency don’t leave Londoners feeling less safe. Nobody wants to see passengers forced to wait long times at secluded bus stops or walk long distances home from the tube station at night.
“One option would be for TfL to ensure real time night bus information is available at all night tube stations so passengers have the choice of waiting there.
“With concerns about step free access and poor staffing levels at night tube stations, any cuts to the night bus network could disproportionately impact on passengers with disabilities. It’s hugely important that TfL keep this at the forefront of their minds with any decision they take.”