MP Starts Petition To Stop Cuts on Number 14 Bus

TfL intending to reduce service on 'London's slowest bus route'

Greg Hands points out the bus is an important link for local health services
Greg Hands points out the bus is an important link for local health services

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands has started a petition to try and persuade Transport for London (TfL) to abandon cuts to what he says is already ‘London’s slowest bus route’.

From 12 February, it is planned to reduce the regularity of the number 14 service from 7 minutes to 10.

The bus, which serves a route between Putney Heath to Russell Square, already has an average speed of just 6.2mph along it route according to measures by TfL last year. This means that it can take up to an hour and a half to complete the eight miles of the route.

Mr Hands said, “It's a really important route. It's one of London's oldest. There are a lot of vulnerable users going to and from the hospital.

"TfL’s decision to reduce the service will make London’s slowest bus route even slower, as more and more passengers cram in.

“This is a bus route used by many Chelsea and Fulham residents daily, going via Putney Bridge station, Fulham Broadway, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and South Kensington station.”

He has set up a petition to try and reverse the changes.

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January 24, 2022