Are bus services in London up to scratch?

Are bus services in London up to scratch? 

 The London Assembly has launched an in-depth investigation into bus services in London as passenger numbers rise and investment into bus services has flat-lined. London wide Assembly Member Murad Qureshi AM wants residents in Westminster to share their experiences of bus travel in London to improve and strengthen the service offered by Transport for London.

London’s population grew by one million between 2001 and 2011 and is expected to continue to rise at the same rate over the next 10 years. TfL saw an estimated 49.5million journeys made between 28 April and 4 May on London buses, half of all bus journeys made in the rest of England combined.

London wide Assembly Member Murad Qureshi AM said:

“Transport for London recently celebrated a record-breaking week for the number of bus journeys made in one week yet the Mayor is already considering slashing the annual bus subsidy. Investment to improve and expand bus services has flat-lined under Boris and as London’s population is growing at a rate equivalent to two full buses each day, we need to find out how Londoners will travel around the capital and what their opinions of bus services are.

“Residents can share their good and bad experiences by filling in a short survey on bus services in London. We need bus users help to ensure the London Assembly puts forward strong recommendations to the Mayor on how we can make bus services in London suit the needs of the people that use them.

“TfL’s business plan does not provide for expansion of the bus network, and unless plans are secured to deal with extra passengers, London buses run the risk of entering a period of decline.”



  1. Murad Qureshi AM is a Labour London wide Assembly Member.
  2. Details of bus services in London survey and public meeting can be found here:
  3. A public meeting will be held on 6 June at City Hall

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