Express Bexleyheath to Bromley bus proposed by TfL

Transport for London have announced plans for a number of limited stop orbital bus routes including one from Bexleyheath to Bromley.

The announcement and plan is an attempt to improve outer London buses alongside ULEZ which is set to be introduced later this year. However, most potential new routes are unlikely to be running by August.

The 269 bus already links the two towns. TfL’s announcement today revealed service improvements in other parts of London but details are as yet unknown on the exact form an express 269 would take.

The orbital network won’t cross the Thames in outer east London given there is of course no crossing to do so.

It does oddly list a bus across the future Silvertown tunnel. This appears an attempt to take a potential bus route criticised for missing out much of Greenwich borough and turn that element into a virtue.

As it is, much of Greenwich borough and areas to the south such as Eltham and Kidbrooke will see no cross river buses.


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One thought on “Express Bexleyheath to Bromley bus proposed by TfL

  • Some express bus routes will be very much welcomed as ULEZ will make getting around London very difficult and expensive for many many people.

    However yet again nothing from.TFL for the Royal Borough of Greenwich as the X239 from Grove Park to Canary Wharf via Lewisham and the Silvertown Tunnel will serve Blackheath Village rather than Kidbrooke
    We still need to see more local bus service improvements including frequency increases, routes extended and new bus routes serving the Borough of Greenwich.
    There has been no real investment to public transport infrastructure despite the huge amount of development taking place and the growth in the local population. Many residents still do not have a local bus service to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital or the Elizabeth Line Station and DLR in Woolwich.


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