Transport for London’s plans to pedestrianise the 1.2mile heart of West End shopping will have a huge impact on long established bus services to all points of the compass, as MARK LYONS reports

The view from an eastbound bus on Oxford Street in July 2015, with red double-deckers sharing space with taxis, pedestrians, cyclists and a trishaw pedal taxi.

Some describe London’s Oxford Street as Britain’s High Street, for it is one of the busiest shopping centres in the world, attracting over 200million visitors who spend over £5billion there per year.

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