I grateful to Ms Shawcross for keeping on with this - it really isn't good enough of the Mayor to blame it all on roadworks - we need more buses! The 199 route used to run from the Elephant to Catford, now it starts from Canada Water - couldn't we have that back?
Walking back home yesterday from Aldgate to Bricklayers Arms, I passed so many northbound 78s along the way that they could practically have done the conga. A coincidence or is the campaign already having an effect?
I am incredulous about Boris's comment as to the 78 service. It is not ''well matched'' to demand level in any way; this is the worst bus service and uses the oldest and most poorly designed buses in London. If anything the service has gone downhill since January.
Vast numbers of new flats are being built all along its route and no bus service improvements are planned or happening. This is a complete failure of TFL and both they & Arriva couldn't care less.