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Protesters win battle for more buses

PUBLISHED: 17:17 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:23 05 October 2010

COMMUTERS have won their fight for more late-night buses connecting their isolated’ corner of the East End with the City. Transport bosses at City Hall agreed this week to run more buses on the 100 route from Wapping and Shadwell to Liverpool Street and Elephant & Castle.

COMMUTERS have won their fight for more late-night buses connecting their isolated’ corner of the East End with the City.

Transport bosses at City Hall agreed this week to run more buses on the 100 route from Wapping and Shadwell to Liverpool Street and Elephant & Castle.

It follows a campaign by families protesting at the area’s isolation’ when the East London Underground line closed down at the beginning of the year for rebuilding and extension.

London Assembly member John Biggs put pressure on Transport for London when he slammed what residents were calling ghost’ buses—the replacement service double-deckers running almost empty to Whitechapel where they would catch the Underground into the City. No-one was using them.

The campaigners instead called for more buses on the 100 route to take them directly to the City. The 100 runs from St George’s Town Hall in Shadwell, through Wapping to Liverpool Street, St Paul’s and Elephant & Castle.


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