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TFL announce improvements to local bus routes

472 and 129 routes to have more frequent services

Transport for London has introduced more frequent services on two key routes which serve North Greenwich station.

A new peak time ‘shuttle’ service has been introduced on the 472 route between Charlton station and North Greenwich, which means six extra buses now run during the morning rush hour, taking passengers from Charlton to North Greenwich. These new services are in addition to the normal 472 through-services from Thamesmead to North Greenwich.

Transport for London has announced that from 3 January 2015 there will be additional frequency on the 129 route during peak periods. The route runs between Greenwich Town Centre and North Greenwich. 

This latest news of improved frequency to local bus services follows news last month that Transport for London has also added more services to the night service N21, which runs through Eltham and Kidbrooke from Central London. Residents in Kidbrooke also recently saw a new route for the B16 come into operation, meaning a bus service throughout Kidbrooke Village has now been re-established, something residents have been battling hard for.

John Barry, TfL’s Head of Network Development for buses, said: “We always work hard to provide our passengers with the best possible service and monitor demand on our bus network to best meet their needs.

"Passengers travelling from Anchor & Hope Lane and Millennium Village to North Greenwich now have six additional bus trips travelling along route 472 during the busy morning peak – an extra 500 passenger spaces. Passengers on route 129 will also see an increase in frequency early next year.”

Councillor Danny Thorpe, Royal Borough of Greenwich Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport said: “It's great news for our residents that we’ve worked closely with TfL to secure all of these recent improvements to our local bus services and thank commuter and residents' groups for adding their voice too.

“I’m particularly pleased the new shuttle service between Charlton and North Greenwich is proving so popular – this is a very welcome addition, which makes it even easier for people to get to the tube network in the borough.”

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