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Bus stop closures in Stoke Newington force passengers to walk for up to 20 minutes between stops

PUBLISHED: 11:13 12 February 2019

The road closures are going on until April. Picture: Gail Chester

The road closures are going on until April. Picture: Gail Chester

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Bus stop closures due to roadworks in Stoke Newington have left passengers with mobility issues forced to walk long distances instead.

The stops along the 106 bus route in Manor Road at Lordship Road and Heathland Road were out of action last week, and other stops will be periodically until April as work moves along the street.

And passengers say it has proved a struggle for older people and those with young children.

Jennifer Goldwater said: “I suffer from arthritis and having to walk the extra distance to transport is affecting me a lot.

“I work part-time and going to work in the mornings is tiring me out.”

Gail Chester, another local who uses the bus, said people were “incandescent” and said they had asked for a temporary bus stop.

But the request has been denied by transport bosses.

A TfL spokesperson said: “When closing a bus stop we always try to put a temporary bus stop in place but in this instance, it was not possible.”

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