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Olympic and Paralympic Games: changes to bus services announced

Transport for London has announced details of its proposed changes to bus services during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Summer 2012.

Olympic and Paralympic Games: changes to bus services announced

"Hosting the 2012 games is a huge logistical challenge but TfL is working hard to ensure that London's comprehensive bus network continues to supply an effective service throughout," says John Barry, head of network development for London Buses.

"Events will be taking place right across London, and central London will be particularly busy as it effectively becomes a major sporting and cultural venue. Our aim is to help the games run smoothly and to keep London moving."

Here are some of the main changes affecting passengers in SE1:

Route 381: Waterloo to Peckham

This service will be increased in frequency from 6 to 8 buses per hour Monday to Friday daytimes for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is to provide extra capacity in the Canada Water and Bermondsey areas.

Route 344: Liverpool Street to Clapham Junction

Some turns onto and off Upper Thames Street will not be possible – due to the Olympic Route Network of 'games lanes – so the 344 will be diverted away from Southwark Bridge via Southwark Street, Borough High Street, London Bridge and King William Street during both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Other routes

Bus routes 17, 148, 149 and 188 will have increased frequency.

• See the full list of proposed service changes [PDF]

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