Bus 388 Consultation


#1

Hi all. If you use the bus and are concerned about the proposed cutting back and shortening of the 388 route, please respond to the consultation at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/central-london/?cid=central-london-bus-consultation

Thanks!


#2

Thanks for flagging this up. I sometimes use the 388 to get to Shoreditch from Stratford. The proposal says:

Route 388 has suffered with reliability issues since its extension to Elephant & Castle, in part due to variable traffic conditions on Blackfriars Road and Blackfriars Bridge.

We are proposing to cut back route 388 from Elephant & Castle to Liverpool Street bus station, although temporary it will be to Finsbury Circus until the bus station re-opens in 2019. We would also decrease its frequency from every 10 minutes to every 12 mins. Shortening the route would improve reliability on the service and better match capacity to customer demand, whilst maintaining the service on the busiest section of the route, between Bethnal Green and Liverpool Street.