Have Your Say On Orpington Bus Proposals

Transport for London (TfL) has proposed changes to some of the bus services in Orpington, and residents can share their opinions about the plans through an online public consultation.

The changes would affect five of the 17 routes that run in the area, including re-routes to some services, changes to frequencies, and the earlier termination of some routes. The changes would affect users of routes R1, R2, R3, R7 and R11.

The public consultation will continue until 13th March, and you can make comments on the plans through an online survey available on the TfL website. TfL staff will also be available at The Poverest Centre on Poverest Road in Orpington on Thursday 25th February from 12pm to 3pm to answer your questions.

The R1 service runs between Green Street Green and Orpington, and the proposals would see it re-routed from Tower Road to Orpington Station and the frequency changed.

The R2 would change to serve Biggin Hill Valley through to Orpington and no longer go as far as Petts Wood. The R3 bus would also terminate at Orpington as opposed to Chelsfield Village and see some minor re-routes and frequency alterations.

The R7 would be expanded to run between Chelsfield Village and Chislehurst War Memorial and increase in frequency.

The R11 will continue to go from Queen Mary’s Hospital to Green Street Green. It would stop running to Orpington Hospital, Sidcup Tesco and Edgington Way, but the frequency of services would increase.

What do you think of the TfL plans? Do you feel this will improve bus services in the area?

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