London Mayor announces further 10 Low Emission Bus Zones

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans for 10 more Low Emission Bus Zones on the capital’s most polluted routes to cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions

The new routes include Edmonton, Stratford and Haringey, bringing the total number of Low Emission Zones planned to 12, including the previously announced zones in Putney High Street and Brixton. The new buses, which will be a mixture of hybrid and Euro 6 vehicles, are part of an improvement programme to 3,000 buses outside central London.

Leon Daniels, TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport, said: “These Zones will not only help improve health and air quality in the local areas, but will also help make those areas more pleasant places to be and encourage greater numbers of people to walk or cycle.”

The locations of the 12 Low Emission Bus Zones are:

  •  Putney High Street – from Putney Station to Putney Bridge Road;
  •  Brixton to Streatham – from Brixton Hill via Stockwell Road and Streatham High Road to Streatham Place;
  • A12 Eastern Avenue – from Blake Hall Road via High Road Leyton and Homerton High Street to Marsh Hill;
  •  Lewisham to Catford – from Bromley Road via Rushey Green to Lewisham High Street;
  •  Stratford – from Abbey Lane via Mile End Road to Woodgrange Road;
  •  Haringey – from High Road to Green Lanes;
  •  Camberwell to New Cross – from Blackheath Road via Camberwell Green and Peckham High Street to Wood’s Green;
  •  Wandsworth to St John’s Hill – from Lavender Hill to Wandsworth Road;
  •  Edgware Road (Kilburn to Maida Vale) – from Cricklewood Broadway via Kilburn High Road to Shoot-Up Hill;
  •  Edmonton to Seven Sisters – from Amhurst Park via Green Lanes and Seven Sisters Road to The Broadway;
  •  Uxbridge Road to Shepherds Bush – from Ealing Broadway via Hanger Lane to Uxbridge Road, The Broadway; and
  •  Chiswick High Road to Kensington – via Hammersmith Broadway and Kensington High Street to Studland Street.

The Putney High Street zone will be delivered in March 2017 and the route between Brixton and Streatham is set for October 2017. The Putney route will involve the exclusive use of only hybrid electric buses or those with engines and exhaust systems that meet or exceed Euro 6 emissions standards. The other 10 new routes will be delivered by 2020.