Monday 10 September 2012 5.38am
I've noticed this too. It might have been part of the London 2012 traffic-light rephasing, though I can't imagine why. Hopefully it'll now change back.
Another thing that really doesn't help traffic along this stretch is the right turn from TBR to Abbey Street
; cars waiting to turn right often make it difficult for 42, 78 and 188 buses to pass, meaning traffic backs up behind them.
I know this because I've been on
one of those buses when it happens and it's rather annoying if in a hurry.