Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Greenwich to Russell Square bus route to run 24/7

Transport for London has announced that from 28 July 2007, route 188, which links Russell Square with North Greenwich, will run for 24 hours a day. The extension of operating hours follows a review of the existing service and means the route will provide a half-hourly service throughout the night, seven days a week, improving night-time links from central London to Bermondsey, Canada Water and Greenwich.

It will also provide an all-night service between central London and North Greenwich, serving the 02 arena. John Barry, head of network development for London Buses, said: "The new 24-hour service on route 188 is another accessible transport connection for late-night travellers in the Capital. London’s night bus network has expanded dramatically in recent years with passenger numbers more than doubling since 2000. Almost half the users are people travelling to or from work."

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