Rotherhithe councillors have delivered a 300-signature petition to City Hall highlighting local concern about the performance of the C10 bus route.
Councillors Stephanie Cryan, Kath Whittam and Bill Williams launched the petition back in January after official figures showed that many journeys had been curtailed early or missed out the Rotherhithe peninsula altogether, meaning extended waits for passengers. Some 6 per cent of journeys do not reach the peninsula.
‘The C10 is an important neighbourhood bus service which people rely on, and far too often, the Rotherhithe peninsula is missed out by drivers who may be delayed and need to make up time,” said Val Shawcross AM, who will now pass the petition on to Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
“TfL have told me that various road works are putting pressure on the route, and while I appreciate that this can cause temporary issues, the regularity with which buses are bypassing Rotherhithe has become a big problem.
“I congratulate Rotherhithe’s representatives for putting this petition together; I hope it will persuade TfL to take proper action now.’
Cllr Stephanie Cryan said: “Rotherhithe residents feel let down by TfL. The fact that a significant number of journeys are curtailed before they get to the peninsula causes regular inconvenience and disruption to people’s daily routine.
“With the population growing there will be increased demand on these services and TfL need to bring this bus route up to scratch.”