Murad raised three questions with the Mayor at the last session of Mayor’s Question Time on the 15th of June.
In response to the main question about the decision to merge the routes, the Mayor responded:
“TfL recently consulted stakeholders on a proposal to withdraw route 412 and divert route 312 at the Swan & Sugar Loaf. TfL is currently considering the feedback received from stakeholders prior to making a final decision. TfL will write to stakeholders in due course once a final decision has been made”
Murad was contacted by local residents who’d signed a petition and were extremely unhappy about the proposed merger. “The merging of routes 312 & 412 will affect passengers all the way from Norwood Junction to South Croydon. At the moment the 312 which starts at South Croydon garage is the only bus they can guarantee to get a place on during the morning rush hour. All other buses are full before they reach the garage including the 466 which will be the only remaining link to East Croydon station”
Murad added “The Mayor and TFL need to start listening to the voice of residents who are best placed to understand what their local transport needs are”
For further information please contact Nikki Salih, on 020 7983 4400
 http://mqt.london.gov.uk/mqt/public/question.do?id=36578 http://mqt.london.gov.uk/mqt/public/question.do?id=36579 http://mqt.london.gov.uk/mqt/public/question.do?id=36580