04 December 2010

Vassall Councillors campaign to extend 415 bus route to Liverpool Street

Vassall Ward Labour Councillors Kingsley Abrams and Adrian Garden are campaigning to get bus route 415, which passes along Brixton Road in Vassall Ward, extended to serve Liverpool Street.
Bus stop sign on junction of Brixton Road/ Vassall Road, SW9

Currently the 415 route goes from Tulse Hill to Elephant and Castle through Brixton. Extending it to Liverpool Street will ease congestion on bus route 133 which travels from Streatham to Liverpool Street but is frequently overcrowded by the time it reaches Brixton Road.

Councillor Kingsley Abrams commented "Buses on route 133 are frequently full to bursting point by the time they get to Brixton Road and it is very frustrating to see 415s, which travel for most of the distance along the same route, going by often empty."

Councillor Adrian Garden added "It seems silly for these two route to travel in parallel through Brixton, up Brixton Road and then on to Elephant only for the 415 to stop. There is clearly a great demand for people to get to Liverpool Street so the 415 route should be extended to meet this demand."

The Vassall Ward Councillors will be taking this matter up with Lambeth and Southwark London Assembly Member Valerie Shawcross who is Chair of the Transport Committee.