Slower yet and slower


Watchdog demands action to halt expected reduction in bus speeds

Passenger numbers and bus speeds are expected to reduce again over the next five years, prompting London TravelWatch to demand more priorities for buses over other traffic. The figures are contained in Transport for London’s latest business plan for the five years to 2023/24, which its finance committee approved on 13 December. Passenger journeys are expected to continue falling annually from 2.2billion in 2018/19 to 2.03billion, with average bus speeds expected to drop from 9.2mph to 9mph.

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