Oxford Street bus route alterations postponed

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Changes to central London routes serving Oxford Street have been postponed, the London Evening Standard reported.

The news follows the announcement that the Elizabeth Line opening has been pushed back by nine months to allow final infrastructure construction and testing.

In April 2017, Transport for London (TfL) announced that 40% fewer buses would run through Oxford Street – a decision which was taken to cut congestion and tackle air pollution. However TfL Commissioner, Mike Brown, told members of the London Assembly on Thursday, 6 September that the route changes would be put on hold.

Mike added that TfL’s upcoming consultation on bus routes was unaffected by the opening of Crossrail and will still go ahead.