Changes to six bus routes that run through the Isle of Dogs are being under consultation by Transport for London.
The Isle of Dogs, Bow and Stratford are expected to see huge growth over the next few years, which has lead Tfl to assess how current transport options will cope with this increase in population.
On Tfl’s consultation page it said: “Crossrail will open in 2019 opening up new travel opportunities. The bus network needs to reflect and respond to these changes.
“We have reviewed bus routes serving Canary Wharf, the Isle of Dogs and Bow, to make sure that services can match future travel demand in the best way possible.”
The following changes are being considered:
108 – would be rerouted via route D8 between All Saints and Bow roundabout and at Stratford
135 – would be rerouted to serve more of the Isle of Dogs
277 – would be rerouted to Crossharbour and no longer serve Leamouth
D3 – would be rerouted via route 277 to Leamouth and no longer serve Crossharbour
D7 – would run less frequently
D8 – would be rerouted via route 108 between Blackwall Tunnel and Bow roundabout and at Stratford
Concerns from Canary Wharf councillor Andrew Wood were raised over some bus routes, as he claimed the changes would mean the D3, D7, D6 and 135 buses would be less frequent and Spindrift Avenue would have no bus serving the road.
People can visit the following drop-in sessions:
1. Chrisp Street Idea Store, East India Dock Road
- 2pm to 7pm, Tuesday, March 1
2. Cubitt Town Library, Stratondale Street
- 2pm to 7pm, Thursday, March 10
Submissions will be accepted up until Sunday, March 20.