Islington’s bus services are under threat.
New proposals would see sweeping changes to our local bus network, including:
- Route 4 being axed entirely
- 254, 259 and 476 all severely cut back
- The 214 being rerouted so it no longer runs through the borough
These proposals are a direct consequence of the Tory Government’s refusal to adequately fund Transport for London, and the harsh conditions attached to emergency funding packages through the pandemic.
Public transport in Islington makes up almost a third of all journeys in the borough – second only to walking – and as we tackle the climate emergency, the importance of a well-resourced public transport network will only grow.
TfL is one of the only major public transport networks in the world not to receive a central government grant, and now the Tories are refusing to even provide sufficient funding to keep London moving as we emerge from the pandemic.
That’s why we’re calling on the Government to provide TfL with the funding it needs, and to protect the vital public transport services local people rely on – sign our petition below to save Islington’s buses from Tory threat.
You can find out more about the proposals and respond to the TfL consultation here.