Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake campaigns following Sutton and Croydon night bus axe
2:40pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News
An MP is campaigning to get a new night bus for the borough.
Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington met with the representatives of London TravelWatch, an independent consumer watchdog for transport, to discuss the lack of night buses in his ward.
At the meeting with Janet Cooke and Tim Bellenger, Mr Brake raised the possible extension of 154 bus hours.
Mr Brake said: "The removal of the N213 left us without a night bus in Carshalton and Wallington. Yet, we need a night service to help those who commute outside standard working hours, as well as to ensure the safety of anyone travelling home at night."
Transport for London (TfL) axed the N213 route in 2009, arguing that it was underused and despite more than 5,000 signatures on the petition calling for its reinstatement between Sutton and Croydon, TfL has repeatedly refused to reintroduce it.
Timetabling the route to connect the N155 at Morden and N44 at Rosehill, Mr Brake argued, would provide better connection for those travelling from at night to Carshalton and Wallington from Central London.