Sadiq Khan has announced, that due to the government’s failure to properly fund Transport for London, several bus routes are facing cuts. This includes a number of bus routes running through Tower Hamlets, including the D3.
The D3 bus connects Bethnal Green and Leamouth via Wapping and Canary Wharf. Under the new proposals, the link between Wapping, Limehouse and Canary Wharf would be lost. The line is a step-free direct link, so its removal would isolate passengers with mobility issues. This is a major step back in terms of improving the accessibility of TfL, something the new Elizabeth Line’s opening has pledged to improve.
Regular bus services, such as the D3 route, are essential, especially given that Wapping Overground station is not step-free. They also help reduce the number of cars on our roads.
You can sign the petition to save the D3 line here.