Transport for London (TfL) have announced that they will be meeting two of local residents’ and Tom Brake MP’s bus improvement demands, with a possible extension of the 470 to Epsom Hospital and a move to make the 407 double-decker.
Carshaton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"This is great news. I am really pleased that TfL is beginning to take action on our demands by proposing an extension of the 470 and making the 407 double-decker from the end of August. It just goes to show what people power can achieve.
"I am urging all my constituents to take part in TfL’s consultation and support the 470 extension to Epsom Hospital. This is especially important for the elderly, or people who are unwell, who are having to trek up from Epsom Town Centre to get the hospital at the moment.
"While these successes are a step in the right direction, there is still a long way to go to secure the best possible bus services for Sutton.
"I will continue to put pressure on TfL to provide more frequent and reliable buses and implement a plethora of improvements that residents are crying out for."
Residents can take part in TfL’s consultation about extending the 470 here: consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/route-470/.
More information (and to sign the petition) about Tom’s Better Buses for Sutton campaign can be found here: www.tombrake.co.uk/buses.