TfL Proposed Bus Cuts Devastating for South London, Southwark Lib Dems Say

The Southwark Liberal Democrats have criticised the London Mayor following TfL’s announcements of proposed bus cuts on Wednesday.

TfL’s proposed changes would see a 4% cut in the bus network by 2024/25, which would affect routes in and around central London.

The announcement follows on from news in 2021 that TfL made reductions to 41 bus routes.

Commenting, Cllr Victor Chamberlain, Southwark Liberal Democrats Group Leader said:

“Sadiq Khan is failing South London and it is clear that his Labour colleagues in this part of the capital are unable to make him listen to our residents. More bus cuts, a delayed Bakerloo line extension, and pushing ahead with the unpopular and polluting Silvertown Tunnel shows that he does not care about people living south of the river. Their brand-spanking-new Elizabeth Line is a fantastic addition to London, but it does little to immediately help South London residents who are already struggling with the cost-of-living-crisis. We know we have been put to the bottom of Sadiq’s list.

“Sadiq Khan and Labour talk a good game on sustainable transport and the climate emergency, but when it comes to it they are not delivering. Sadiq cut the RV1, London's first zero-emission hydrogen bus, which served some of the capital’s most polluted districts. We deserve better from our Mayor”