BIDs Celebrate Success in Reversing Planned TfL Cuts to Local Bus Services

A joint submission by Knightsbridge Partnership and King’s Road Partnership on proposals to reduce bus services in the districts has helped ensure that the planned cuts have been abandoned.

As part of its long-term funding agreement with the government, TfL had committed to undertake a review of 16 bus routes throughout London. Routes through Knightsbridge and some along the King’s Road were under threat of reduction or re-routing.

The BIDs joined local residents, politicians and amenity groups in opposing any service reductions.  After an extended consultation period, TfL has announced that most proposed changes in the area would now not take place.

TfL’s plans for the No 23 have been dropped meaning no change to Knightsbridge bus services.

The only change to routes in the two districts is to the 211 service. This will continue to run along the King’s Road but will in future stop at Battersea Power Station instead of its current destination at Waterloo Station.

Steve Medway, Chief Executive of both BIDs, welcomed the outcome saying “our submission pointed out the strategic importance of Knightsbridge and King’s Road to the London economy and the relative lack of alternative public transport for resident, employees and visitors.  We are very pleased that TfL has decided not to proceed with the proposed cuts.”

You can see the BIDs’ submission here 

You can see TfL’s “Consultation Report” and “Decision Summary and Next Steps Document” here