TfL proposes Olympic changes to Redbridge bus routes

Transport for London (TfL) has announced its proposed changes to bus travel in Redbridge for the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.

The transport body is making changes to 85 of London’s 700 bus routes for the summer tournaments, including the 308, 25 and N8 serving Redbridge.

The 308, running from Wanstead to Clapton Park, will become a double-decker service during the Olympic (July 27 to August 12) and Paralympic Games (August 29 to September 9).

A diversion may be put in place on the route to accommodate the Olympic Route Network around Ruckholt Road, Leyton, with TfL to release further details in the New Year.

The 25 bus, which runs from Oxford Circus to Ilford, will run more frequently during both Games to accommodate extra demand.

It will increase to 16 to 18 buses per hour in the daytime, Monday to Saturday, and 12 to 18 on Sundays.

There will be 10 to 20 buses per hour during evenings.

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There will also be extra N8 buses running from Oxford Circus to Wanstead during both Games.

The proposals will now be discussed with Redbridge council and finalised by next April.

John Barry, TfL’s head of network development for London buses, said: “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.”