Croydon bus routes could change to improve transport access for Coulsdon residents.

TfL and Croydon council are hosting a consultation, asking residents for their views on proposed changes to the 404 and 434 routes.

The Cane Hill Estate development is bringing 650 new homes to the area, some of which are more than five minutes walk from a bus stop.

In Old Coulsdon, the most westerly part of the Tollers Lane estate is also quite remote from the network.

Tfl also want to improve services in both the western and eastern sides of Old Coulsdon.

Geoff Hobbs, TfL’s Director of Public Transport Service Planning, said: “Buses play a vital role in supporting London’s growth. Improving bus routes in Coulsdon will not only provide better transport links for the people who live and work in the area but also drive the development of the Cane Hill estate.

“We’re proposing to reroute the 434 from Rickman Hill to serve customers at Cane Hill, who currently have limited access to buses, and increase its frequency by 50 per cent.

"Our proposal to extend the 404 to connect Coulsdon to Rickman Hill and increase its frequency will ensure that customers can still reach Rickman Hill, while also serving new areas in the east and west of Old Coulsdon.”

The 404 route currently operates between Coulsdon, Brighton Road and Caterham-on-the-Hill. Under the proposals, it would be extended along the current route of the 434 between Coulsdon and Rickman Hill.

The proposals would also introduce a Sunday service and increase frequency to half-hourly on all days.

The 434 route would be diverted away from Rickman Hill and extended from Coulsdon to serve Cane Hill. Frequency from Monday to Saturday would also be increased to 20 minutes.

Some existing 434 users in the Rickman Hill area would have to change buses at Coulsdon to make current trips towards Purley.

The consultation opened yesterday and will close on 11 February 2019.

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