Tom Brake MP calls for the 407 to be a double decker

Tom Brake MP has called on Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, to convert the overcrowded 407 bus service that runs through Carshalton and Wallington into a double decker service.

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The 407, which runs from Sutton to Caterham Valley, has close to 60 stops. The route makes it one of the most essential and frequently-used buses for residents and school children.

Pupils from St. Philomena’s, Carshalton High School for Girls, and Wallington County Grammar School use the bus to get to school.

Tom Brake MP said:

"Too many residents are complaining to me about congestion and overcrowding on the 407. Sutton is one of the most poorly served boroughs in London when it comes to public transport, so making this service a double decker makes common-sense and the least that we deserve.

"I hope that the Mayor will listen to my suggestion and that 407-using Carshalton and Wallington residents can stop travelling packed like sardines."

Councillor Jill Whitehead, Chair of Environment and Neighborhood Committee and lead member for Transport on Sutton Council, has also raised the issue with John Barry, Transport For London’s Head of Network Development for buses.

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