After a day of being confined to their garages owing to the failures of London’s borough councils to grit the capital’s streets, most of London’s bus fleet made a welcome return to the roads today.
A statement issued by Transport for London this morning says all but five routes are currently running owing “to the volume of gritting taking place on local roads” but warned of delays on other routes.
Yesterday’s cancellations left many Londoners unable to get to work and make other essential journeys.
Labour’s deputy leader on the London Assembly, John Biggs, has called for an investigation into the decision not to run services.
Speaking yesterday Mr Biggs commented: “Once the snow has cleared and London returns to normal there needs to be some thoughtful reflection at Transport for London and in the Mayor’s office, as it appears they could have been caught napping. London needs Londoners to get to work, as they have done in previous years when there was no mass cancellation of bus services.”
A statement from London Councils, the umbrella body for local authorities in the capital, said the boroughs had been gritting roads “since early Sunday morning.”