Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
From Saturday 16 October there will be changes to bus routes affecting the way that Hackney residents get around the borough for work and leisure.
Buses along route 149 will change from the articulated 'bendy' buses to conventional double-deckers. Although a few more buses will run in the weekday peak hours, at all other times the service will be less frequent, resulting in lower passenger capacity on the new service.
Route 349 from Ponders End (through Seven Sisters) will be cut back from Stoke Newington Common to Stamford Hill, removing the service between Stamford Hill Broadway and Stoke Newington town centre. The service on the new shorter route will also run less frequently.
We are disappointed that the Mayor of London has taken this regressive step, putting in place a service that is not fit for purpose.
Chandrakant Patel of Murray’s Chemist, Murray Grove, which will move from its current location.
Local businesses on Murray Grove have taken a hard knock following the closure of the post office and we hope that this will make a positive contribution toward supporting local trade.