Carshalton Central Liberal Democrat Councillors Jake Short, Jill Whitehead and Chris Williams have today joined Tom Brake’s Better Buses for Sutton campaign. This campaign aimed at improving local transport in Sutton has already received hundreds of responses in support and has already chalked up some big wins for local residents.
Two key demands of the Better Buses campaign have already been met with approval from Transport for London. Starting at the end of this month, the 407 route will run with increased capacity as a double decker bus, and the 127 will run with increased frequency, easing the extreme congestion the routes see particularly during the school run.
Commenting on the new campaign, Cllrs Short, Whitehead and Williams said:
“We’re very pleased to see the Better Buses campaign has gotten off to a really good start. Improving transport in Carshalton is a key pledge that we made at the last local elections. Alongside the new Lime e-bike scheme and the GoSutton trial, improving our local bus routes in Carshalton is clear evidence we’re well on our way to meeting this pledge. We are particularly pleased to hear that the campaign is already being met with success- increasing frequency and capacity on the 127 and 407 routes will help residents in Carshalton immeasurably.”