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Extra buses on routes 381 and C10

London SE1 website team

Extra buses have been introduced on route 381 between London Bridge and Canada Water in a bid to relieve overcrowding.

381 bus
The 381 links Waterloo with Peckham via Rotherhite. The extra buses run on the section between London Bridge and Canada Water

Transport for London withdrew the underused East London Line replacement bus (ELP) on 3 March and has instead introduced extra weekday services on part of the 381 route.  

The extra buses run on the section of the 381 route between Canada Water and London Bridge every 20 minutes between 5.30am and 8.30pm.

The move follows a campaign to tackle overcrowding on buses serving the Rotherhithe peninsula by Simon Hughes MP, local Surrey Docks councillors Paul Noblet, David Hubber and Lisa Rajan, and Lib Dem London Assembly candidate Cllr Caroline Pidgeon.

"I'm glad that TfL have listened to local residents and our campaign," says Simon Hughes MP.

"This will be a real boost for local residents. The overcrowding on both the C10 and the 381 over recent months has been completely unacceptable and was in danger of driving people out of the area."

TfL has also introduced extra services on route C10 between Bermondsey station and Elephant & Castle during the morning rush hour, something for which Mr Hughes and local Riverside and Grange ward councillors have been campaigning for since August last year.

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