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If the Night Tube is delayed so must the changes to Night Buses – Caroline Pidgeon

August 6, 2015 6:14 PM

Cuts in the frequency of 17 weekend Night Bus services must now be put on hold if the Night Tube service does not commence from the 12th September, is the clear message that has been sent to the Mayor by Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group.

Back in the Summer Transport for London (TfL) proposed reduced weekend Night Bus services on 17 bus routes based on their forecast that some passengers will choose to use the Night Tube instead.

Highlighting why the delay in reduced bus services is now needed Caroline Pidgeon said:

"The proposals by the Mayor and TfL to reduce Night Bus services at the weekend were based entirely on the premise that in some places passengers will choose to use the Night Tube instead. However with the Night Tube delayed this argument completely falls down.

"It is absolutely vital that people who use Night Buses across London are not inconvenienced by a reduced service before the Night Tube has even started.

"I look forward to the Mayor confirming that he will not consider cuts to the frequency of any Night Time bus services at weekends until the Night Tube service is fully operating on Friday and Saturdays nights."

ENDS