Bus route extensions/New routes that should be implemented

FIRE HR Goron

Active Member
Nov 12, 2016
87
In Barking alot of people are trying to get to Barkingside.

Currently they have 2 routes to do that :
Take the EL1 and then Change to either the 167, 150, 128
Or take the 169 the whole way (Takes a rediculous time)

Now the EL Network is called The East London Transit section of GAL they currently have the EL2 EL1 (EL3 to be active in Febuary)
I think they should make a new route EL4 Barking Station - Claybury Broadway (Via Barkingside, Gants Hill, Ilford.)

It also helps with adding capacity to the section of Ilford Lane which is a area with rediculous demand for busses (Because no one can drive to save they're life down here.)
You can just get a 128 from ilford to barkingside... the EL4 Would be pretty pointless in that sense...
 

Perry

Member
Sep 22, 2017
17
In Barking alot of people are trying to get to Barkingside.

Currently they have 2 routes to do that :
Take the EL1 and then Change to either the 167, 150, 128
Or take the 169 the whole way (Takes a rediculous time)

Now the EL Network is called The East London Transit section of GAL they currently have the EL2 EL1 (EL3 to be active in Febuary)
I think they should make a new route EL4 Barking Station - Claybury Broadway (Via Barkingside, Gants Hill, Ilford.)

It also helps with adding capacity to the section of Ilford Lane which is a area with rediculous demand for busses (Because no one can drive to save they're life down here.)
In my opinion, either create a new route EL4 between Riverside and Romford Market/Station or extend the EL2 to Romford so it helps the route 5 during the busiest of times.
 

MKDSFan

New Member
Jun 27, 2018
13
NEW Route 106
Amersham, Hospital
Slough, Bus Station
VIA The Chalfonts
Gerrards Cross
Wexham Park Hospital
George Lea

Operated by Carousel Buses under Chiltern Hundreds branding, hourly (excluding 10xx & 13xx) Mon - Sat, no Sun service.
 

BenesTEC

i miss the old stagecoach london livery :(
Aug 19, 2016
45
New Route R13 West Croydon. East Croydon. Addiscombe. Shirley Church Road. Addington Village. Coney Hall. PRUH. Farmborough. Green Street Green. Orpington Perry Hall Road. Every 15 mins mon-sat 20mins sun PVR13 5 E200MMC's 8 StreetLites
if this was a bus, I wouldn't run it via Farnborough and GSG, it would already be a long bus. I think an extension of the 353 woould do better
 

BenesTEC

i miss the old stagecoach london livery :(
Aug 19, 2016
45
This isn’t going through the village, this stays on the A21 up to the bus Garage
Talking about cutting it along either Tubbenden Lane (so would run PRU > A21 > Tubbenden Lane > Orpington Station > Orpington War Memorial) or just via Crofton Road
 

Melvin Williams

The Fat in the Hat
Oct 24, 2016
178
Talking about cutting it along either Tubbenden Lane (so would run PRU > A21 > Tubbenden Lane > Orpington Station > Orpington War Memorial) or just via Crofton Road
But then it’s follwoing the already crammed R4 routing or Crofton Road which 61/353/R2 already do
 

BenesTEC

i miss the old stagecoach london livery :(
Aug 19, 2016
45
If it goes straight down the A21 it can provide quicker links to GSG And from the 2 Hospitals in Orpington, and what about the rest of the route then?
GSG is already very well connected for such a small village and if you revert the 353 frequency reduction back to every 13/15min then I think the 353, 130, 466, 358, R2, 314 & 246 would cover it just fine
 

Melvin Williams

The Fat in the Hat
Oct 24, 2016
178
GSG is already very well connected for such a small village and if you revert the 353 frequency reduction back to every 13/15min then I think the 353, 130, 466, 358, R2, 314 & 246 would cover it just fine
See look at that, look how many changes out of those routes you’d be making. West Croydon - Addington Villiage would be a welcomed addition to the area and for the locals, from Addington it’s a quicker and more reliable link for many, as 353 will not be reverted. As for GSG, it’s only 2 realistic route providing links into the town With R5/8/10 if you’re lucky, 431 if you’re willing to pay, or R1 which takes roughly 25 minutes from GSG to Carlton Parade. Even 358 doesn’t and will not go there. R11 is the only one for that part of the route and, again, you still haven’t come up with a solution for the much needed link between the 2 hospitals...
 

BenesTEC

i miss the old stagecoach london livery :(
Aug 19, 2016
45
See look at that, look how many changes out of those routes you’d be making. West Croydon - Addington Villiage would be a welcomed addition to the area and for the locals, from Addington it’s a quicker and more reliable link for many, as 353 will not be reverted. As for GSG, it’s only 2 realistic route providing links into the town With R5/8/10 if you’re lucky, 431 if you’re willing to pay, or R1 which takes roughly 25 minutes from GSG to Carlton Parade. Even 358 doesn’t and will not go there. R11 is the only one for that part of the route and, again, you still haven’t come up with a solution for the much needed link between the 2 hospitals...
Which two hospitals? Only one I remember is Orpington hospital which the R11 serves
 

BenesTEC

i miss the old stagecoach london livery :(
Aug 19, 2016
45
Now for a suggestion of my own :p


Proposed changes
431 renumbered to 435
New 431: Chislehurst - Sevenoaks via Poverest, Crofton, Orpington Station, Green Street Green, Knockholt Station and Polhill
Each bus runs once per hour, with a combined frequency of 2ph
Route would now run Monday - Saturday as opposed to Monday - Friday

431 Chislehurst (Gordon Arms) to Sevenoaks

Chislehurst GA 0715
Chislehurst WM 0718
Leesons Hill 0721
Poverest Road 0723
Crofton Lane 0727
Orpington Stn 0730
Green Stret Green 0736
Knockholt Stn 0741
Polhill 0743
Dunton Green 0748
Riverhead Tesco 0750
Sevenoaks Stn 0754
Sevenoaks Bus Stn Arr 0757

Frequency - every hour from 0715 to 1915

431 Sevenoaks to Chislehurst GA

Sevenoaks Bus Stn 0720
Sevenoaks Stn 0723
Riverhead Tesco 0725
Dunton Green 0727
Polhill 0732
Knockholt Stn 0735
Green Street Green 0739
Orpington Stn 0745
Crofton Lane 0748
Poverest Road 0752
Leesons Hill 0754
Chislehurst WM 0758
Chislehurst AL 0759
Chislehurst SB 0801
Chislehurst GA Arr 0802

Frequency - every hour from 0720 to 1920

431A Orpington - Sevenoaks

School
Orpington CP 0718
Orpington WM 0726
Sevenoaks Rd 0729
Chelsfield Stn 0733
Warren Road 0736
Green Street Green 0742
Knockholt Cottages 0747
Knockholt Station 0752
Knockholt RB 0754
Halstead, the cock inn 0758
Knockholt Village 0803
Star Hill Cottages 0809
Dunton Green 0815
Riverhead Tesco 0817
Knole Academy 0824
Trinity School 0830
Sevenoaks Bus Stn 0836

431A Sevenoaks - Orpington

School
Sevenoaks Bus Station 1525
Trinity School 1537
Knole Academy 1545
Riverhead Tesco 1552
Dunton Green 1554
Star Hill 1600
Knockholt Village 1606
Halstead 1610
Knockholt RB 1614
Knockholt Stn 1617
Knockholt Cottages 1621
Green Street Green 1625
Warren Road 1630
Chelsfield Station 1634
Sevenoaks Road 1638
Orpington WM 1640
Orpington CP 1646

All days
435 Orpington - Sevenoaks

Orpington CP 0800
Orpington WM 0805
Orpington Hosp 0808
Green Street Green 0812
Knockholt Cottages 0816
Knockholt Station 0818
Knockholt Roundabout 0820
Halstead 0823
Knockholt Village 0826
Star Hill 0831
Dunton Green 0836
Riverhead Tesco 0838
Sevenoaks Station 0842
Sevenoaks Bus Stn 0845

Frequency - every hour from 0800 to 1900

435 Sevenoaks - Orpington

Sevenoaks Bus Stn 0900
Sevenoaks Station 0903
Riverhead Tesco 0907
Dunton Green 0909
Star Hill 0914
Knockholt Village 0919
Halstead 0922
Knockholt RB 0925
Knockholt Station 0927
Knockholt Cottages 0929
Green Street Green 0933
Orpington Hospital 0937
Orpington WM 0940
Orpington CP 0945

Frequency - every hour from 0900 to 1800
 

Melvin Williams

The Fat in the Hat
Oct 24, 2016
178
Well since the argument has got this up and Running again I might as well Come Back with another route!
New Route 351: Chislehurst WM - Shirley
Chislehurst Wm,
Chislehurst Station,
Bickley Road,
Page Heath Lane, (NS)
Holmesdale Road,
Masons Hill,
Bromley Town Centre via Kentish Way, Bromley Town Centre and Bromley South Station (Buses would Go onto Kentish Wy from Masons Hill and back round to the Mall)
Hayes Lane,
Mead Way, (NS)
Pickhurst Lane, (138/638 side)
Hayes Lane, (B251)
Chinese Garage,
South Eden Park Road,
Monks Orchard Road
Shirley
NS - Newly Served Road
Frequency every 30 mins, PVR: 4/5 Journey Time: Just under an hour
Operated by Metrobus with a temporary allocation of LDP264/231/232/SEN38.
Will be either won by Stagecoach with 5 new 10.2m MMC's or retained by Metrobus with 5 Enviro 200's released from 493 reduction/route cut (SE175-179)
 

BenesTEC

i miss the old stagecoach london livery :(
Aug 19, 2016
45
Well since the argument has got this up and Running again I might as well Come Back with another route!
New Route 351: Chislehurst WM - Shirley
Chislehurst Wm,
Chislehurst Station,
Bickley Road,
Page Heath Lane, (NS)
Holmesdale Road,
Masons Hill,
Bromley Town Centre via Kentish Way, Bromley Town Centre and Bromley South Station (Buses would Go onto Kentish Wy from Masons Hill and back round to the Mall)
Hayes Lane,
Mead Way, (NS)
Pickhurst Lane, (138/638 side)
Hayes Lane, (B251)
Chinese Garage,
South Eden Park Road,
Monks Orchard Road
Shirley
NS - Newly Served Road
Frequency every 30 mins, PVR: 4/5 Journey Time: Just under an hour
Operated by Metrobus with a temporary allocation of LDP264/231/232/SEN38.
Will be either won by Stagecoach with 5 new 10.2m MMC's or retained by Metrobus with 5 Enviro 200's released from 493 reduction/route cut (SE175-179)
Extend from Chis WM to Chis GA and yep good bus
 

BenesTEC

i miss the old stagecoach london livery :(
Aug 19, 2016
45
Another Suggestion :p

Route 426 Sidcup - Tunbridge Wells Hosp
Sidcup Station
Sidcup QM
A20
Crittal's Corner
Edgington Way
Maidstone Road
Birchwood Road
Leydenhatch Lane
Swanley Park
Hextable
Swanley Lane
Swanley ASDA
Swanley Station
London Road
Beechenlea Corner
Farningham Village
Eynsford
Eynsford Station
Shoreham Station
Otford Station
Otford Pond
Bat & Ball
St Johns Hill
Mount Harry Road
Sevenoaks Station
St Boltoph's Road
Sevenoaks Bus Station / Town Centre
Sevenoaks School
Weald Road
Sevenoaks Weald
Morleys Roundabout
Watt's Cross Road
Hildenborough Station
Stocks Green Road
Brookmead
Hilden Park
Dry Hill Park Road
Tonbridge Castle
Tonbridge High Street
Tonbridge Station
Pembury Road
A21
Tunbridge Wells, Great Lodge Retail Park
Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Frequency: Every 30 min
PVR: 9/10
Journey Time: 1h45 - 2h
Operated by Arriva Kent Thameside with 8.9m E200s (GN57 XXX and cascades from Stagecoach London as the LX56 / LX58 group are slowly withdrawn)
 
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