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Anger over bus service cuts

PUBLISHED: 19:00 14 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:52 05 October 2010

by Gemma Collins LONDON Assembly member John Biggs has slammed plans to withdraw the East London line replacement bus service. Transport for London (TfL) say they will sa

by Gemma Collins

LONDON Assembly member John Biggs has slammed plans to withdraw the East London line replacement bus service.

Transport for London (TfL) say they will save more than £1 million by withdrawing the service as the number of travellers using the buses have fallen by nearly 40 per cent since the tube line closed in December 2007 for major renovation.

And as a result the ELC bus replacement between Canada Water/Rotherhithe and New Cross Gate will be ditched from September 25 and the ELW service north of the river between Wapping and Whitechapel will be reduced from six to four buses per hour.

But Labour member Mr Biggs insists it is the service's "poor performance" which is to blame for residents not using the buses and says Wapping and Whitechapel residents will suffer.

He said: "If TFL had invested more time in looking at ways to improve the ELW route, they could have provided a better service.


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