A new bus numbered 335 running between Kidbrooke and North Greenwich will begin operating on 26th October 2019.
An end to end journey will take 30 minutes according to TfL. Not very quick in comparison to using rail to reach the City or train and DLR via Lewisham to Canary Wharf.
On the flipside it will allow more pupils to reach the new St Mary Magdalene school at the Peninsula, which is ramping up to over 1,600 pupils in coming years.
And of course better links to the o2, new venue Magazine and Ikea. The route does not go via Bugsby’s Way shops so enjoy the walk there.
Two options were on the table. According to TfL,
“we received 1,165 responses to the consultation of which:
- 65% supported or strongly supported Option 1 via Blackheath Royal Standard, while 16% opposed or strongly opposed it
- 50% supported or strongly supported Option 2 via the A2 and A102, while 20% opposed or strongly opposed it
Following our analysis and consideration of all the consultation responses, we have decided to proceed with the introduction of Option 1 of route 335.”
The route will see double-deckers operating every 12 minutes during the day.
Kidbrooke Village has recently seen towers open near the station, which is being rebuilt. Berkeley Homes recently submitted plans for an increase in home beyond levels seen in a previous masterplan.
TfL themselves are looking to build homes as part of a joint venture though Greenwich Councils planning board recently blocked the application.