I see more buses to be placed on the 381 route. Aside from the this route which I find notoriously unreliable, and enjoying the unenviable position of drivers who think they are on a Formula 1 circuit, I wondered what other peoples views are on buses serving the Tooley Street/Jamaica Road route.
Seems ot me what is really needed is a good bus linking to the West End - the RV1 which was a godsend when it started is stuffed to the rafters now, and whilst reliable, painfully slow!
As for nightbuses - the N47 is frankly a horrid experience!
Not sure what is wrong with the N47 unless it is a reference to the users.
For getting into the west end alight any Jamaica Road bus at Bermondsey tube and take the Jubilee Line for 10/12 minutes to Green Park/Bond Street... a 'faster' bus route over this distance is unlikely to be feasible.
I won't use the N47, after being surrounded by noisy, drunken/stoned yobs each time.
The 381 is unreliable.....as is the C10, which started out so well when it was extended to Canada Water.
Last Saturday, I waited for 50 minutes and then stood in a moving sardine can, from Pimlico to Long Lane, making a total of 1hr 20minutes....it should take me around 30 mins, door to door. The War Demo was used as an excuse by the driver - who crammed so many people on, in a bid to help, that one literally couldn't move. Strange how they seemed to be getting through at regular intervals, towards Victori, as I waited in the rain.
I agree, the Jubilee Line is a fast and, generally, reliable way of getting from SE16 into the West End.
I find the C10 a fantastic route, and I've read that its frequency is to be increased.
While on the subject of buses, I was horrified to read of the bus crash in Lower Road, and of the man knocked down and killed by a bus in St George's Road. The London bus driver used to be the safest driver on the road. How things have changed.
Yes, the No 1 is I think good for the centre - I think many people don't realise it's a short walk from most places to catch it though, if they're from the riverside area! Of course I'm biased since it goes from my front door.