New proposals would see sweeping changes to our local bus network that will impact public transport users, with those on lower incomes, parents, and the mobility impaired hit hardest.
These changes are the result of a lack of government funding for TfL services, which means “significant savings” are being proposed. TfL is one of the only major public transport networks in the world not to receive a central government grant, and now the Tories are refusing to even provide sufficient funding to keep London moving as we emerge from the pandemic.
Cllr Mike Hakata, Haringey’s Cabinet member for Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Environment, and Transport and Deputy Leader of the Council said: “Haringey residents rely on our much-valued bus services every day. As an affordable and environmentally friendly mode of public transport we need to be investing in and expanding our bus services.
“Haringey residents will be worse off under these proposals, especially those on a lower income, those with young children, and residents with mobility impairments. With the cost-of-living crisis already putting strain on the pockets of local people, cuts to our buses is another way this Conservative government is levelling down London.
The 349, 259, 279 and 214 cuts will directly affect Haringey residents:
The 349: CUT ENTIRELY, this bus will no longer run and key (but not all) routes will be maintained by restructuring the 279 to run between Waltham Cross and Stamford Hill.
The 259: ROUTE CHANGE, this bus route will be restructured to operate between Ponders End and Holloway Nag’s Head, and would no longer serve stops between Kings Cross and Holloway Nag’s Head.
The 279: ROUTE CHANGE, this route will be restructured to operate between Waltham Cross station and Stamford Hill, and would no longer serve stops between Seven Sisters and Manor House station.
The 214: ROUTE CHANGE, this route will be restructured to run between Highgate Village and Pimlico, instead of between Highgate Village and Moorgate.