The Norbury Avenue and Thornton Heath Residents’ Association has started a petition to Transport for London, asking for more buses to serve the 109 route, which runs between Croydon, Streatham and Brixton.
With so many additional blocks of flats springing up in the area, increasing demand on the bus service in the rush hour has been noticeable for some time. Recent disruption to rail services for commuters has seen many more passengers trying to take the bus.
The residents’ association’s petition states: “We want Transport for London to look at our proposal for a new bus route running through Norbury High Street and Thornton Heath to support the 109 and spread the number of people across two bus routes rather than just one, and bring an end to overcrowding on the 109 and other bus routes within the local area.
“Without investment in a new bus route this problem will get worse. Most times during rush hour people are waiting over 25 minutes to get on to a bus.”
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