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 Friday, December 28, 2018

Since June 2017 TfL have been quietly chipping away at London's bus network by reducing the frequency of the buses in the hope that nobody will notice.

This table summarises which bus routes have had their daytime frequencies cut this year, month by month, and how many buses per hour they've lost. There's a full list here.

 Number of buses cut per hour
½ a bus1 bus1½ buses2 buses3 buses8 buses
Jan279, 28258, 92, 230, 269, 281,
285, 329, 371, 452, 484
163, 430   
Feb118224, 343213228RV1 
Mar161, 28757, 198236   
Apr 18, 264  94 
Jun319, 327, 410134, 268, 353, 4912431274 
Jul 78, 240, 452433211  
Aug   16, C2  
Sep 193, 412, H12 468 25
Oct 69, 144    
Nov H25    
Dec  328   

That's a total of 54 bus routes cut this year, by a total of 72 buses per hour.

Last year it was 48 bus routes cut, by a total of 60 buses an hour.

In addition 41 weekend nightbus routes have been cut since June 2017, by a total of 92 buses per hour.

Next year's cull starts with a cut on route 102 on 5th January. And so it continues.

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