Bromley MPs meet over changes to Chislehurst Road bus routes

PUBLISHED: 13:05 29 November 2012

MPs Bob Neill and Jo Johnson at the re-opening of Chislehurst Road bridge.

MPs Bob Neill and Jo Johnson at the re-opening of Chislehurst Road bridge.


Transport for London (TFL) have pledged to review permanent changes to bus routes affected by the re-opening of the railway bridge in Chislehurst Road following a meeting with Bromley’s MPs.

Orpington’s Jo Johnson and Bromley and Chislehurst’s Bob Neill met with Leon Daniels, of TFL, yesterday (Wednesday) where it was revealed that the 61 bus will revert to its prior route as of Saturday.

The 273 bus will remain on diversion subject to the outcome of a consultation over both routes in the spring.

All 61 buses will now run through Chislehurst Road to Petts Wood, no longer serving Leesons Hill, St. Mary Cray and Poverest Road. These areas will continue to be served by route 273.

Mr Johnson said: “TFL understands that the views of residents who use these vital community links must be taken into account when we assess whether the changes are working next Spring.”

Residents are encouraged to let TFL know their opinions on the route changes by Mr Neill, who believes the spring review will provide enough time to view whether the changes are working.

He said: “Customers on both the original and diversion routes deserve access to convenient and practical bus services, and the current proposals are a compromise designed to reflect this.”

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