Bexley’s commuters forced to endure two of London’s busiest bus routes

PUBLISHED: 14:37 12 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 12 November 2013

Bexley commuters are forced to use two of London’s top 10 busiest bus routes during the daily commute, according to a survey by the London Assembly.

The 96 bus, from Dartford to Woolwich, and the 162, from Eltham station to Beckenham Junction station, were both among the 10 routes considered busy or overcrowded.

London Assembley’s transport committee surveyed more than 1,000 Londoners, and found three quarters of commuters considered their route to be too busy.

Chair, Valerie Shawcross, is calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to develop set out proposals for more orbital and express bus routes - as well as long-term strategy to develop the capital’s bus network.

In a report published last month, the committee said: “The bus network is an integral, vital part of the capital’s infrastructure.

“It is time for the Mayor and TfL to recognise its importance by delivering a detailed vision for the future development of bus services in London.”

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