Proposed changes to Orpington bus routes

PUBLISHED: 11:25 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:25 16 February 2016

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A consultation run by Transport for London (TfL) ends next month

Transport for London (TfL) is proposing changing a number of bus routes in Orpington.

The changes have been outlined in a consultation which seeks residents’ views, and runs until March 13.

The alterations are as follows:

Route R1 (Green Street Green – Grovelands): A re-route from Repton Road to run via Tower Road, Station Road, Station approach and Orpington Station in both directions, with frequencies reduced to every 20 minutes.

Route R2 (Biggin Hill Valley – Petts Wood Station): would no longer run between Orpington and Petts Wood.

Route R3 (Locksbottom – Chelsfield Village): would no longer run between Orpington and Chelsfield Village.

Also, it would run via Amherst Drive instead of Poverest Road and frequencies would be increased to every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on evenings and Sundays.

Route R7 (Orpington – Bickley): would be extended from Bickley to Chislehurst War Memorial and from Orpington to Chelsfield Village, with daytime frequencies increasing to every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday, with an hourly Sunday service also introduced.

Route R11 (Sidcup, Queen Marys Hospital – Green Street Green): would no longer serve Edgington Way, Sidcup Tesco and Orpington Hospital and Monday to Saturday daytime frequencies would be increased to every 12 minutes, with evening and Sunday frequencies increased to every 20 minutes.

You can have your say by completing the online survey at

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