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 Thursday, October 29, 2015

plaque at Lewisham stationIn case you've been wondering what's been happening at my local bus stop in Bow Road, the answer is nothing new. Four weeks on from the big switchover, here's an update.

1a) On the TfL website, and various apps, the list of routes serving Bus Stop M fails to include route 25 [NOT FIXED]
1b) On the TfL website, most of the time, the list of departures at Bus Stop M fails to include route 25 [NOT FIXED]

2a) On the TfL website, and various apps, Bus Stop E still appears even though it's been erased in real life [NOT FIXED] [PARTLY ERASED - Friday 13th November]
2b) On the TfL website, and various apps, Bus Stop G still appears even though it's been erased in real life [NOT FIXED]

3a) Mismatch between name displayed at stop (Bow Church) and digital name (Bow Flyover) [NOT FIXED] [PROBABLY FIXED - Friday 13th November]
3b) Buses approaching Bus Stop M display an incorrect next stop (Bow Flyover) [NOT FIXED] [FIXED - Friday 13th November]

4a) Timetables displayed at stop don't match times at new location (and route diagrams incorrectly shaded) [NOT REPLACED]
4b) New bus shelter has no bus maps, even after being open for four weeks [NOT POSTED UP YET] [MINOR SUCCESS - an East London Night Bus map has appeared, Friday 30th October]

5) Bus Stop M displays a tile for route 205, which has never stopped here [STILL A MYSTERY] [TILE REMOVED Tuesday 3rd November - not a mystery, just another mistake]

6) Bus Stop M has no road markings (nor the words 'BUS STOP' written in the road) [NOT COMPLETE] [SUCCESS - road markings (and the words BUS STOP) were painted between 11pm and midnight, Thursday 29th October]

7a) Bus stop bypass remains blocked by the stumpy base of a former lamppost [STILL NOT REMOVED] [SUCCESS - removed Wednesday 4th November]
7b) Bus stop bypass has yet to open [SEE ABOVE]

8a) Repacement lamppost not functional, so it's unexpectedly dark here in the evening [AWAITING ELECTRICIAN]
8b) New bus shelter not plugged into electricity supply, so this provides no light either [AWAITING ELECTRICIAN]

9) Most passengers continue to use Bus Stop M without showing any signs of distress [KEEP A SENSE OF PROPORTION HERE]

10) Five other sets of bus stops along Bow Road have yet to be temporarily closed for Cycle Superhighway upgrade works [PRAY FOR US]

Meanwhile TfL's consultation on diverting route 25 permanently over the Bow Flyover closes tomorrow after a two week extension. If you'd like to tell them not to do it because a) it'll create a half mile gap in bus stops served b) lots of people live in the gap c) thousands more people are due to live in the gap within the next few years, that'd be great. [THANKS]

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