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London will have six new bus routes by the end of 2019 — beginning with one between Kidbrooke and North Greenwich, launching in October.
The double-decker buses will run every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime, and every 15 minutes during evenings and Sundays.
Another bus service in this area of southeast London — the 301 between Bexleyheath and Abbey Wood — launched in June.
Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said:
I'm really pleased that the new route 335 between Kidbrooke and North Greenwich will be in service from October. This boost to outer London routes, together with more frequent, direct services, is all part of the mayor's commitment to provide a good public transport experience for all Londoners.
Five more 'outer London' routes are planned before the end of the year too:
- 218 from Hammersmith to North Acton
- 278 from Ruislip to Heathrow
- 306 from Acton to Sands End
- 497 from Harold Wood to Harold Hill
- X140 from Harrow to Heathrow
TfL says the new routes will make sustainable travel easier for outer London residents, helping to achieve Sadiq Khan's ambition of 80% of trips made by bicycle, on foot or by public transport by 2041.
While six fresh bus routes may sound a lot, TfL is also in the process of axing two routes (the 48 and RV1), and shortening another eight.