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Val Shawcross AM: "Night buses have an important part to play in London’s transport system"

Commenting on reports of potential changes to night bus services upon the introduction of the night tube, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross AM said:

“Whilst the night tube will be a great help to many people, night buses will still have an important part to play in London’s night-time transport system.

“At night more than ever it is important that people are able to get as close to home as possible. Whilst for some the closest stop will be a tube station, the majority of people will still rely on the night buses to deliver them safely to their street.

“What we don’t want to see is night buses cut back leaving people walking long distances home from tube stations late at night. Any changes to the night bus network will need to ensure they do not inadvertently leave people less safe than they currently are.

“TfL should also carefully consider the impact on disabled people if night buses are cut back given many tube stations still do not have step free access unlike the bus fleet.”

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