Following the public consultation on the proposals to re-route the 462 bus route along Forest Road back in February and March this year, Transport for London report that they will be going ahead with a slightly amended version of the original proposal.
Don’t get your hopes up that it will serve the cemetery, the cycle centre or the Business Park at the end of the road, because it won’t. The slight amendment is to allow passengers to stay on the bus during its stand time at Limes Farm estate rather than having to get off, walk across the estate and get on again.
The consultation itself received 546 responses, 539 from members of the public and seven from stakeholders. 77% were in favour or partially in favour of the proposal, with 21% against with 2% undecided.
Subject to the necessary physical works for the new bus stops and stand being completed to schedule the new service is planned to commence on 9th January 2016.
For more details including the full consultation report and TfL's response to issues raised, please go to https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/route-462.