New Bus Route

Transport for London are proposing a new bus route round Telferscot School.

This is what they’ve said

We are working with London Boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth to consider extending bus route 255 from Streatham Hill to Balham station.

This would provide a bus service to the Hyde Farm, Weir and Molly Huggins Estates, providing residents with connections to Balham High Street, Balham and Streatham Stations, Streatham Hill and Pollards Hill.

We propose to extend route 255 to go both ways from Streatham Hill along Sternhold Avenue, Thornton Avenue, Emmanuel Road, Radbourne Road, Weir Road, Old Devonshire Road, Balham High Road, ending at Balham Station.

The route would provide a bus service to as many members of the community as possible, but it does involve some parking controls to allow the bus service safe and easy access.

Single deck buses would run every 10-12 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays, and every 20 minutes in the evenings and on Sundays. The service would operate between around 0600 and 0100.

Radbourne Road is a quiet residential street. There are no white lines on the roads. TFL are proposing a 10-12 minute service with a single decker bus. Turning into Emmanuel Road from Radbourne Road requires restructuring the parking. The area gets enjoyably busy at either end of the school day. There’s a hubub of noise from excitable school kids and their parents.I’m not in favour and have said so.

TFL are looking for feedback here. If you feel stongly on this issue you could make your voice heard. There’s a consultation meeting this Thursday 11 June at 1700-1930 in the Weir Centre, 33 Weir Road.

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