Monday 9 October 2006 4.30pm
Personally, I agree with Peter Hendy that the new route is better. A lot of people get on the bus at Tower Hill, and again at Tower Bridge Road
, with he intention of travelling westward along the Southbank.
With the old route, they had to suffer a bizarre eastward diversion around the Druid Street
one-way system, which in the morning was always subject to bad traffic jams. I'm all for bus routes that take a more direct route than perambulate around endless diversions.
So, looking at the bigger-picture of the overall RV1 bus-route, straightening out the route encourages more people to take the bus.
Presumably, those people that used to catch the bus at Druid Street
simply walk up to Tower Bridge Road
now. The extra walking time is more than compensated by the overall time-saving.