The London bus network is kept under regular review. As part of this, we develop proposals for changes to services.
Why we are consulting
Eastbound buses on routes 66, 145, 366 and N8 currently run in a loop via Redbridge station forecourt to stop outside the station entrance. This gives convenient access to and from the station but the loop can take several minutes depending on the traffic situation.
We are proposing to divert eastbound buses on routes 66, 145, 366 and N8 so that they run directly from Redbridge roundabout to Eastern Avenue without the double run via the forecourt. Route 366 towards Falmouth Gardens would continue to serve the station.
This stopping arrangement was temporarily in place during the construction works at Redbridge roundabout in June. Around 1,200 passengers per day board or alight in the forecourt, of these around 400 interchange from or to the Underground. These passengers would be required to walk a further 150m to or from the station. However some passengers do already continue to walk to this stop when they do not see a bus at the station.
The existing eastbound bus stop "Evanston Gardens (RH)" on Eastern Avenue would be relocated west to be in the lay-by near the station. It will be compliant with accessibility guidelines.
The lay-by already has double red lines as parking restrictions. The new stop will also include a bus shelter adjacent to the fence of the London Underground car park.
We are also proposing to widen the footway outside the shopping parade to 3 metres to improve the area for pedestrians and cyclists.
The final arrangement will see the parking bays slightly relocated and the space for loading extended.
Please see map below which shows a plan of the proposed bus stop and amendments to the footway and the loading and disabled bays on the A12 Eastern Avenue.
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