It’s not very impressive is it?
The whole city brought to a halt over snow which could have largely been dealt with had London’s councils bothered to get the grit out. The main street where I live didn’t get gritted until well after 10am this morning, far too late given the extent of the snow was known last night.
The capital’s bus network is vital yet fleets of buses are stranded in their garages because roads have been left impassable by the boroughs.
A travel update from Transport for London sent at 10.30 this morning says the body is “working with the local boroughs to ensure that they can do all they can to clear the roads around bus garages, so we can run services again.“
Well done to TfL for the news that a limited service “has resumed on a small number of bus routes including routes 16, 36, and 73 in central London” but from where I’m sitting it seems the capital has been badly let down by its boroughs.
Hopefully in his capacity as head of TfL Boris will abandon his ‘whatever the Boroughs want to do is fine by me’ position long enough give them the dressing down they deserve.
Update: David Hughes is blaming Boris and the boroughs for this one, but the TfL red routes I’ve seen all appeared to be nicely gritted, unlike the local authority controlled ones.