Today is the day that the 291 and 178 buses go double decker.
It’s a welcome boost to those who use Queen Elizabeth Hospital as both routes pass the site.
But how have you found it on the first day? Many were sceptical that the 291 in particular, could work though narrow streets. It wasn’t so much that buses could get by if roads were clear, but if poor parking halted progress.
Initial trials of the route failed, but since then another passed and some double yellow lines have been installed in places.
Today was also the day many other changes should have started but have been postponed until sometime in 2019. One was an entirely new route 301 from Woolwich to Bexleyheath via Thamesmead and Abbey Wood to improve connections to Crossrail
The delay until late 2019 has seen that plan halted for now, as well as the 472 extending to Abbey Wood and the B11 being cut back.
If you’ve used the new 291 leave a comment about how smoothly it’s operating.