Hackney MP Meg Hillier opposes bus service cuts

Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier will speak to Clapton Park estate residents about TfL’s cuts to the frequency of the 242 bus route on Saturday.

The 24-hour service, which runs from Homerton Hospital on Wardle Street through to Tottenham Court Road station, was reduced from 10 services an hour to seven.

The bus stops in Clapton Park, Hackney Central, Dalston and Shoreditch.

During peak hours, the bus used to run every six or eight minutes, but it now runs every eight minutes.

Ms Hillier said: “It’s the only bus that serves residents on the Clapton Park estate.

“All the evidence says there has been an increase in use from estate.”

A spokesman for TfL said: “These changes came about a result of the opening of London Overground services from Highbury and Islington and increases in service levels on the North London line that both resulted in a reduction in the number of passengers travelling on route 242.”

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The coffee morning is from 10am to 11.30am at the Clapton Park estate.

TfL is currently reviewing the 35, N35, 8, N8, 344, 205, 21 and N21 bus routes through Hackney.