Post by LondonNorthern on Jun 19, 2020 19:42:48 GMT
I think severe cuts are inevitable whoever is involved......... I ventured into Central London yesterday for the first time in 3 months...... very eerie feel about the place and with the massive drop in TfL revenue what other option is there than to cut services?
Cutting services is silly and drives people away as it's been seen in the previous CLBC. It's proven with stats and you may save yourself money now though you won't gain as much revenue. Some options such as extending the C1 to Waterloo and withdrawing the 507 are much better than trying to cut services.
With less journeys made commuting into work (polls say the majority would be happy commuting in 2-3 times a week), maybe reducing the frequency on lines like the Victoria & Bakerloo line (which do not have any separate branches) is a much better option than continuing to cut bus services.
You are only lead yourself down an even more bleak future by limiting the number of bus routes. Either keep the fares up long term to recover from the debt and merge longer services with shorter services to hopefully snippet off time.
Unfortunately if people are not satisfied with the service they are getting and that they need to unnecessarily change they will move to options where they can get there without needing to change such as UBER.
Or in other scenarios, even go and make a poll, and ask people how they could be driven in to using local bus services and making journeys that could previously be done by car, by bus or in some cases train. Though I do not deem it fair that people will now have to change (Remember the hopper is being removed) of which for some could then be their third bus they'd need to catch in some scenarios and fork 2/3x more money and for some of those in the poorest communities will have to suffer, not only that but their children now have to pay 40p which would then put even more financial strain on them. Ridiculous.